With the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 (Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Whispure), the brand continues its run of impressive mid-range air purifiers carrying True HEPA filter with strong fan power. While the air purifier still has weakness, overall it offers better quality and features than you would expect at this price. Are you ready for Whirlpool flagship in our today Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Review?
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- Adds Smart Sensor into the machine
- Overall high-quality air filters
- Very competitively priced
- Great performance
- Power consumption isn’t fantastic
- Only 1-year warranty
You may run across the name of Whirlpool several times, right? The long-history American brand is a leader in many major home appliances for more than 100 years, just like the Honeywell. Of course, they can’t miss the chance to jump into the air purifier market, and they have positioned themselves among the mid-range level. The Whirlpool WPPRO2000 is currently their flagship in 2019, as it improves the last Whirlpool WP1000 and Whirlpool WP500 in a much better way. Let’s read out more in this Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Review.
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Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Price
Since being rebooted under the watchful eye of Aroma Living Ltd, the Whirlpool air purifier brand has been attached to some very solid, value-for-money device – think great specs at a decent mid-range price, and a certified, high-quality True HEPA filter.
With the Whirlpool WPPRO2000, this rather appealing mid-range excellence is being pushed even further. But just how good can an air purifier at a mid-range price be? Actually rather good, the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 whispers, with its attractive design, competent specs, and impressive fan power.
Not everyone wants to shell out four figures (or close to it) for an air purifier, of course, and these days you can get some rather capable air purifiers for some rather appealing prices, with the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 being one such device. The latest flagship of this company is not just another clone of the very old Whirlpool AP45030K anymore (which has same performance as the later Whirlpool WP1000 and Whirlpool WP500). Instead, we will have a brand new flagship, with better specs and an attractive color to choose from.
You can buy the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 black or white for $413, and the new Gunmetal version will cost you $429. Our review unit is exactly the Gunmetal version, and if you want one too, you can grab it via our deal below.
So as you can see, the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 is $100 more expensive than the previous Whirlpool WP1000. $100 can help you buy a well-known air purifier like Levoit LV-H132 or Blue Pure 411, or even the Whirlpool WPT60 from this brand, and you really need to dig deep in this review to see if it’s worth to invest in the flagship of Whirlpool or not.
Even for an air purifier that’s unashamedly mid-range, that’s a low price – it’s veering not far from budget territory. You may prefer the Honeywell HPA300, but the Whirlpool WPPRO2000, finally, has something to be more superior than the Honeywell counterpart. Contenders to make you consider could be the GermGuardian AC9400W, Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0, or Oransi Max. But if you only want a pure air purifier without fancy features, the Austin Air Allergy Machine Jr or Austin Air HealthMate Jr is the best bet for you.
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Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Design and Size
The Whirlpool WPPRO2000 does ooze the premium quality of something like the metal air purifiers like Oransi EJ120 or Austin Air HealthMate, and we’re a fan of the design nonetheless. It still uses the now-standard plastic body approach, with unibody-feeling sides, and a brand new silver color option to make it look like the actual metal air purifier.
For the dimension, Whirlpool WPPRO2000 is even bigger than the Whirlpool WP1000, thanks to the height of 25 inches and the width of 19.45 inches. It didn’t offend our eyes too much though, overall it’s a good-looking air purifier front and back, though I wish air purifier makers would prioritize the back plate more (somehow just like the Rabbit Air MinusA2).
It scores points for its nicely color options to choose from, being the Amazon’s Choice Whirlpool WPPRO2000B Black version, or the Whirlpool WPPRO2000P White one. For the Gunmetal Silver version, there is a price bump, and the question remains, is it worth the extra? Only you can answer this question, but first, let’s take a look at the more popular Black version of this Whirlpool WPPRO2000B.
Alongside the Whirlpool WPPRO2000B, the Whirlpool WPPRO2000P is a good air purifier to select. However, in my opinion, I don’t like the white color of this air purifier, as it gives me a feel of inferior and unstable, not like the feeling of clean and fresh like Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 or Alen BreatheSmart 45i. Maybe it is just my imagination, and you can always take a look at the housing of the Whirlpool WPPRO2000P.
This is the most expensive air purifier of Whirlpool, and every part of this air purifier is still about the balance between price and quality – it’s a balance that the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 gets right much more often than not. Look at the front air grill, the holes are made in a styling way since the Whirlpool WP1000, and you can say goodbye to the good old style of classic ones like Whirlpool WP500.
Whirlpool WPPRO2000 uses the traditional bottom-to-top air flow system concept. It will direct the polluted air from the front air intake grill, and release only the fresh air out of top air outlet. The air flow then continually move around your home, to guarantee the best air quality for you.
As far as the rest of the design goes, I am less sure about the position of the buttons, which is right on front and above the air inlet. With only 25 inches in height, you need to bend down a lot to reach the control panel. To make it more painful, Whirlpool WPPRO2000 doesn’t have a remote control to use.
This is also the heaviest air purifier of this company, with the net weight of 22.4 lbs, and the gross weight of 29.2 lbs. Even with a convenient handle (not like the old Whirlpool AP45030K or Whirlpool AP25030K), we really need strength to move this air purifier anywhere.
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Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Filters
For a flagship, the high quality of its air filters is always number one priority to decide if it’s worth the money or not. And to check the performance of one air purifier, you need to know about the quantity of the air filtration system, as well as the air filter types being used. However, the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 still uses the traditional 2-stage air cleaning system in Whirlpool family.
- Activated Carbon filter – Cover the HEPA filter is the layer of Activated Carbon filter, to help adsorb the odors, smoke and VOCs before the polluted air reaches the HEPA filter.
- True HEPA filter – We will have here a True HEPA filter, to capture 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, such as dust, pet dander, pollen, tobacco smoke, fabric fibers and mold spores.
Here we go, again and again, the 2-stage air cleaning system from Whirlpool air purifier. After the mechanical latch front grill acting like a pre-filter, we have a True HEPA filter with the attached Synthetic-based filter membrane, to effectively clean 99.97% of any airborne particles down to 0.3 microns.
Moreover, you should remember the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 uses an extra-large air filter to do the cleaning task, and with more filter media, this air filter will be the best protection in Whirlpool family against all types of allergen.
To test the performance of Whirlpool WPPRO2000, I put it in a room of 300 square feet and let it run in 1 hour. I also used the Levoit LV-H134, Sharp FP-A80UW and Winix U450 to test the performance of this Whirlpool WPPRO2000. Surprisingly, even with great specs, the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 only scored 99.93% for trapping any particles down to 0.3 microns, which is just like a cheaper Levoit LV-H133. Other testing samples had high efficiency of 99.95%, so I guess the overall performance of Whirlpool WPPRO2000 is only great in its family, but still a little bit inferior if compared with other brands.
Whirlpool WPPRO2000 uses the latest air filter 1183050K, and the cost of this air purifier is bump to $104. For an air filter that only last for one year, it is quite expensive to afford the filter replacement, especially when the others like Alen BreatheSmart 45i or Oransi Max are only $89, and Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 even grind it down to $79 for 3 years of use.
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Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Room Coverage
I spent a month using the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 as my main air purifier and can report this air purifier is always able to clean a room of 508 square feet with ease. In fact, with such high CADR rating, this air purifier can even clean a much larger room, which can rival even the Blue Pure 121 in the same price range.
The ACH of Whirlpool WPPRO2000 is 5x. Just like Honeywell, the Whirlpool air purifiers are designed to clean a room more often than other brands, and the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 can clean a room every 12 minutes.
The CADR of Whirlpool WPPRO2000 is 336 Dust/ 328 Smoke/ 350 Pollen (cfm). The average CADR rating of this air purifier is slightly better than the previous Whirlpool WP1000 and Whirlpool WP500, and even can beat things like Levoit LV-H134 or Austin Air HealthMate Plus Jr. So to say, the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 will clean your room really quick.
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Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Sound
Whirlpool is truly a brand that clearly emphasizes (in writing and speaking, of course) the importance of the silent operation for their products. The Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Whispure, right at its name, is meant for a quiet running just like the whisper.
However, when testing the so-called Quiet Partner system, I found that the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 operates at the minimum noise level of 40 decibels, which is quite higher than the minimum threshold of other brands. As you can see, the Levoit LV-H134 runs at 32 decibels, or Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 with the ultra quiet sound of 22.8 decibels.
Fortunately, the highest noise level of this Whirlpool WPPRO2000 is fairly good, as it reaches only 49 decibels (db), which is similar to the noise of your electric air conditioner at 100 feet. If you set this air purifier in the corner of your room, there is no way you can hear any sound from it. That being said, the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 is the most suitable air purifier to use in a bedroom or in office.
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Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” An air purifier is meant to run for a long time to be efficient, that’s why many air purifier brands consider the energy-saving standard, mostly in the rate of Energy Star, is one important selling point.
Of course, with higher fan power, the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 will have a much higher power consumption than its predecessors. The rated power is 115 watts, which is higher than most air purifiers in the same price range, for example, the GermGuardian AC9400W runs at only 60 watts, or the Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 is even lower with 29 watts.
For using a Whirlpool WPPRO2000 8 hours per day, it would cost you $41 per year.
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Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Additional Features
Finally, yes, finally we have a Whirlpool air purifier with Smart Sensor. Previously on the old tower Whirlpool APT40010R, we have a good air sensor, but this company has removed it for no good reason. The Whirlpool WPPRO2000 is the only modern air purifier with such accurate built-in AQ (air quality) VOCs sensor. It will detect the change in your indoor air quality, reflect quickly through the indicator at the bottom, and then automatically adjust the fan speed to monitor your air quality. This is the high-end feature that only be found in high-end air purifiers.
And the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 also has the Sleep Mode, but unlike the previous Whirlpool WP1000, it can detect the change of ambient light, and respond with turning the fan speed to the lowest, and auto-dim the light as well. You can manually edit the light brightness with the Night Light function, too.
Just like predecessors, Whirlpool WPPRO2000 makes use of the Child lock and Timer functions, as well as a great LED indicator for filter replacement.
Whirlpool WPPRO2000 Customer Service
Whirlpool is a global leader in making major home appliances, and with more than 92000 employees and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers, this company dedicates a lot in the customer service field. You can easily reach them via email at email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at 866-666-1168.
The warranty policy of Whirlpool is only for one year. From the second through fifth year, the limited warranty is only on the air purifier motor. Also, the Aroma International Limited (which covers the supply and warranty for Whirlpool air purifiers) will not pay when your air purifier is used in other than normal, single-family household use. How they can check that is still unknown.
While I’ve raised one or two concerns through the course of this review, the bottom line is I like the Whirlpool WPPRO2000 a lot. It has great fan power, high-quality air filter and a sleek design to look at. As long as you’re not going to get too ambitious with what you’re trying to do with your air purifier and can accept the adequate performance, it’s a device that will serve you well.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
The flagship of Whirlpool family, and it deserves the title.