Best Air Purifier for Odor Elimination

Best Air Purifier for Odor Elimination – Eliminating odors means not just masking it with an air freshener – but by treating your air. A quality air purifier like those I’ve recommend can remove and trap unpleasant airborne molecules and let you enjoy fresh air again.

For even better odor control I recommend using a well-proven product like odor absorption bags such as the Moso natural charcoal odor eliminator.


1.Coway Airmega 400

The Airmega 400 is available in white and graphite/silver. I tested the graphite model, which fit in well with the darker tones of my dining room. The unit is 23 inches high and 15 inches wide and deep, so it takes up a little bit of room, but doesn’t dominate the space.

The unit weighs 25 pounds so it isn’t ideal for lugging around to purify the air in each room of your house. However, it does have handles on each side if you do decide to move it.

2.RabbitAir MinusA2

In our Rabbit Air MinusA2 review, we will be looking at the SPA-780A model. The air purifier is available in a flat and square shape, which makes it easy to access the controls.

We liked the air purifier because Rabbit Air managed to fit several features in the build. The controls are on the right side, with one LED bar at the center. This LED light indicates when the air purifier is ON or OFF.

We did not like the buttons because you need to push them down a little harder. Since this a wall-mounted version, we fear that using more pressure could damage the controls.

3.Austin Air

After the first stage, the air passes through to the second stage, notably the medium particulate pre-filter. This stage traps medium-sized particles. Such pollutants include pollen and mold spores.

After the second filter, you have 15 pounds of deep bed activated carbon filter. What’s unique about this filter is that it is impregnated with potassium iodide and zeolite as oxidizing agents. As such, it’s useful in removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like benzene and formaldehyde.

4.Winix 5500-2

The Winix 5500-2 turned in an almost unbeatable performance in our air cleaning tests, eliminating 99.99% of measured airborne particulates in the 150 square foot testing room over the course of an hour. It backs up this stellar cleaning performance with super-quiet operation, an easy-to-use interface, and reasonable operating costs.

Its list price is higher than that of many competing models, but if you can find this unit on sale, it’s both relatively budget-friendly and high-performing. Even if you can’t find it on sale, its stellar performance warrants the high list price.

5.LEVOIT Air Purifier

With more than 27150 reviews (rated 4.5/5) on Amazon, the Levoit LV-H132 continues to be our everyday beater – a beautiful device and worthy of consideration for 2021.

Levoit has recently released the Levoit Core 200S to slowly replace the 3-year-old Levoit LV-H132, as well as the Levoit Core 300 and Levoit Core 400S to serve for a much larger room. Also, if you find the LV-H132’s power enough for your room, you should check the Levoit LV-H128, because it’s cheaper.


Indoor odors originate from source materials, both organic and man-made, that are volatilized (released as a vapor) and disperse molecules into the air. Some occur naturally during evaporation. Other sources like food and dead animals occur during decomposition or chemical changes.

In areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and basement which we all know often have strong or bad smells, air fresheners are sometimes used. These do help, but it’s important to understand that most don’t actually eliminate odor sources.


Air Purifier