Bionaire BAP600-U and its Holmes counterpart – the Holmes HAP601-U are the most exceptional air purifiers of the grand family owned by Jarden Corporation, a company belonged to Newell Brands. Because these air purifiers are just the different color options, we gather them all in the Bionaire BAP600-U Review to help you know one truly unique air purifier in the world.
In Breathe Quality, we have reviewed all air purifiers under these sections. Also, we guarantee that:
- We do give honest reviews (both pros and cons) so anyone will guarantee to have the wisest choices.
- We do not (and never) exaggerate one product just to let you click the links and buy that product blindly.
- Unique and sleek design
- Low price
- Good customer service
- No True HEPA filter
- The HEPA-type air filter isn’t really permanent
As a subsidiary of The Holmes Group, Bionaire is now a brand mainly for Canada. Their products mostly resemble the Holmes air purifiers, but they still have two good tower air purifiers of their own. Don’t let the pretty design of Bionaire BAP600-U fool you, it is still a HEPA-type air purifier. In this Bionaire BAP600-U Review, we will check if it is worth to pay for.
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Bionaire BAP600-U Price
There was a time when air purifiers were used for just one purpose – purifying your indoor air. It still is, but not just like that. Now they are devices to make your home more beautiful, and some people demand their air purifiers to be stylish rather than just a old block machine at home.
The Bionaire BAP600-U is one such device that is called Egg air purifier, and I believe you can only see one original device to have that name. Look at the bottom and spin it 360°, this air purifier can fit any desk or table, thanks to its small sleek design. Most importantly, it isn’t pricier than its HEPA-type brother – the Bionaire BAP1412-U. The price tag of this Bionaire BAP600-U is only $89.
Many people will think of Bionaire BAP600-U as the alternative for the duo Levoit LV-H132 and Levoit Vista 200, because of its Nightlight function. Certainly, the Bionaire BAP600-U has its own beauty, but deep inside it is still a HEPA-type device, while the Levoit air purifiers feature the certified True HEPA filter. It will guarantee the best air filtration performance for your room, with a lot higher efficiency than the poor HEPA-type filter from Bionaire and Holmes.
Other than that, you can choose among the GermGuardian AC4825, AeraMax 100 or VEVA 8000 Elite Pro as your next air purifier. They all sport the fancy True HEPA filter, as well as some new cool features to use. But if you still like the egg design of Bionaire BAP600-U, we are happy to give you a deal for this air purifier below.
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Bionaire BAP600-U Design and Size
A fun air purifier to look at, but the Bionaire BAP600-U has good finish. This air purifier is made purely of plastic, but the color is really fine on the surface. Actually, I prefer the color options of Bionaire BAP600-U, and later Holmes HAP601-U, than its unique egg design. As you can see, apart from the silver color of this air purifier, we have the white and black option for the Holmes HAP601-U, as below.
Prod the bottom edge of the air purifier and rotate the seal out, you can change the air filter here easily. The tripod is steady and stable to use, and it is truly easily to remove the bottom and change the air filter.
Again, the Bionaire BAP600-U will use the common bottom-to-top air flow system concept, which is reasonable for a design like this air purifier. The air vents, both air intake at the bottom and air outlet on top, are made stylish, which are also the great example for modern air purifiers to follow, like in this Levoit Vista 200.
For a device that is only 12.6 inches in height, the Bionaire BAP600-U weighs just 6.4 lbs. This compact size of this air purifier is really useful when you need to move it around your home.
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Bionaire BAP600-U Filters
To decide the performance of one air purifier, you will need to know about the quantity and quality of its air filters, as well as the air filter types are used. The Bionaire BAP600-U uses the similar 2-stage air cleaning system from tower air purifier devices.
- HEPA-type filter – It is not a True HEPA filter, and the quality is much inferior. But the air filter from Bionaire BAP600-U is said to clean 99% of any particles down to 2 microns in size.
- Ionizer – Emits negative ions bind with airborne smoke, dust and pollen to form larger particles that are more easily captured, which complies the standard safety of CARB completely.
Just like the Bionaire BAP1412-U, our today Bionaire BAP600-U is a HEPA-type air purifier, and it can only have the efficiency of 80% for trapping any particles down to 0.3 microns. The testing conditions are a room of 100 square feet and duration of 1 hour.
The Bionaire BAP600-U uses a special permanent HEPA-type air filter, which is said to be washable and therefore, permanent to use. It is an advertisement just like Hamilton Beach 04384 and Hamilton Beach 04386, but in real-world use, the HEPA filter will be degraded quickly, and you still need to replace it soon.
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Bionaire BAP600-U Room Coverage
For a compact air purifier, we just expect the Bionaire BAP600-U to work in a room of only 110 square feet.
The ACH of Bionaire BAP600-U is 4X. Another air purifier to clean your room every 15 minutes.
The CADR of Bionaire BAP600-U is 80 Dust/ 72 Smoke/ 76 Pollen (cfm). The Bionaire BAP600-U still has better fan power than the previous Bionaire BAP1412-U. In fact, it can match the performance of the 28-inch tower Bionaire BAP825WO-NU.
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Bionaire BAP600-U Sound
The Bionaire BAP600-U is just a compact air purifier, and it’s clear that this is an air purifier meant for those who want an emphasis on quiet operation rather than technology. Keeping the noise level at only 40 decibels (db) for the lowest setting, the Bionaire BAP600-U is as silent as a library.
Though the noise level of this device is still higher than the standard of modern air purifiers, we can conclude it is good enough to use without distracting the user.
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Bionaire BAP600-U Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” In fact, air purifier must be used for a long time to be efficient. And power consumption is one important criteria to review how much energy this air purifier will consume.
It is great that the Bionaire BAP600-U can keep the power consumption to be only 43 watts, even with a Nightlight function. This air purifier is the most energy-saving device in the whole Bionaire family.
For running the Bionaire BAP600-U 8 hours per day, you need to pay for $15 each year.
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Bionaire BAP600-U Additional Features
Finally, we have one Bionaire (and Holmes) air purifier with at least one new additional feature. The soothing blue nightlight at the bottom can provide a soft light, making this Bionaire BAP600-U a perfect lamp for your bedroom.
This air purifier also has a LED indicator to remind you when to vacuum and clean the permanent HEPA filter. All indicators in this Bionaire BAP600-U (as well as Holmes HAP601-U) are blue light, which synchronizes perfectly with the Nightlight function at the bottom.
Bionaire BAP600-U Customer Service
The Bionaire is one major subsidiary under the name of The Holmes Group, but the customer service is not as good as the main brand. Now, the Bionaire is owned by Sunbeam Products Inc, which was itself acquired by Jarden Corporation.
So, for most parts, the way to contact customer service of Bionaire is similar to Holmes, either by filling in the information at their Contact page, or calling them via phone at 800-253-2764.
They have good delivery option, with standard shipping rate to be from $6 to $40, depending on the order amount. At the time of writing, they also provide a Free Shipping for any orders over $50. There is a return policy for the Bionaire air purifiers, just like Holmes air purifiers, as you can return your item within 30 days of receipt for an exchange or refund of the purchase price, for any reason.
Most importantly, all Bionaire air purifiers are warranted with 5-year warranty, which is the best offer for a low-range lineup.
The Bionaire BAP600-U is, well, a beautiful air purifier to see. For the price, it is higher than the Hamilton Beach 04384, but it has an ionizer to help increase the efficiency, so you can consider it as your next air purifier. But I must remind you that this is just a HEPA-type air purifier, the inferior to True HEPA ones like Levoit Vista 200, VEVA 8000 Elite Pro or Whirlpool WPT60.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
The unique egg air purifier, with permanent HEPA filter.