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5300-2 Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology

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  • Easily captures dust, pollen, and household odors
  • Ideal for medium to large living spaces
  • Superior 3-stage air cleaning system
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Product Overview

An upgrade from the popular 5300 model, the Winix 5300-2 Air Cleaner was designed to capture dirt, dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, volatile organic compounds, and household odors. With a super-efficient CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) rating from AHAM (Association of Home Appliances Manufacturers), this unit is best used for medium to large living spaces, kitchens, or bedrooms. The Winix 5300-2 uses a 3-stage air cleaning system, featuring an odor reducing carbon filter, 99.97 % true HEPA filter, and Winix PlasmaWave Technology. AHAM rated for rooms up to 360 sq. ft.
  • 3-stage filtration system
  • Activated carbon pre-filter is formulated to capture offensive smoke, cooking, and other household odors; the disposable carbon sheet also works as a pre-filter to capture large particles like hair, carpet fibers, and dust
  • True HEPA filter captures 99.97% of airborne pollutants and allergens as small as 0.3 microns
  • PlasmaWave Technology
  • Air quality sensor provides set-and-forget operation
  • Change filter alert
  • ENERGY STAR qualified
  • Sleep mode puts unit on quiet fan speed and dims indicator lights
  • Light Sensor automatically puts unit on quiet fan speed and dims indicator lights when room is dark
  • 4 fan speeds (quiet, medium, high, and turbo)
  • AHAM CADR room size rating of 360 sq. ft.
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Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)547360310530
Air Purifier TypePersonalConsoleConsoleConsole
Primary Filter TypeHEPA - TrueHEPA - TrueHEPA - TrueHEPA - True
CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate)141232200342
Package SizeIndividualIndividualIndividualIndividual
Air Purifier FeaturesNoneNoneNoneNone
Number of Fan Speeds4Variable33
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Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)360Product Depth (in.)7.8
Product Height (in.)23.6Product Width (in.)14.9


Air Purifier FeaturesNoneAir Purifier TypeConsole
Air Treatment Product TypeAir PurifierAppliance CategoryAir Purifiers
Automatic shutoffNoCADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate)232
ColorGrayColor FamilyGrays
Commercial/ResidentialCommercial,ResidentialControl TypeDigital
Effectiveness (%)99.97ElectrostaticNo
Filter/bulb monitorYesFiltered or FilterlessFiltered
HEPA FilterYesIonizationNo
Number of Air Filters Included6Number of Air Purifers (Per Pack)1
Number of cleaning stages3Number of Fan SpeedsVariable
Pack Size1Package SizeIndividual
PortableYesPrimary Filter TypeHEPA - True
Product Weight (lb.)18Remote ControlNo
Removes bacteriaYesRemoves dustYes
Removes moldYesRemoves odorsYes
Removes particulatesYesRemoves pollenYes
Removes virusesYesReturnable90-Day
TimerYesUVC lampNo
Voltage (volts)120Wall MountableNo

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsAHAM Certified,CARB Compliant,UL Certified,cUL ListedManufacturer Warranty2 Year Limited

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 328 reviews
  • 91%recommend this product
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I have been using this air purifier for 3 months to help with allergies, asthma and pets. It's exceeded my expectations. The price was competitive, filters also on the lower end for these products. The noise level not an issue, I don't even think about it, we run it on high (level 3 of 4) 24/7. And I can see it working, I vacuum the pre-filter weekly when I vacuum the house and can visibly see the dust, dog hair on it. I also just changed the charcoal filter for the first time and it was covered in stuff. and that filters just meant for odors but is was so covered with stuff it went from black to gray color. The hepa filter isn't scheduled to be changed anytime soon but I may opt to change early since it does seem to be taking in a lot and I want to keep it at optimal performance. This model has plasma feature which I have opted to keep off. I don't like the idea of it emitting ozone but that's your call. the important thing is it is there if you want it and can be turned off if you don't. I also love how the machine has an indicator to show air quality and changes colors. The one thing I don't like is that the lights only dim in sleep mode, which is level one. I wish that I could manually turn lights off. Instead I put black electrical tape over it (see photo), and that has worked well. It is the best looking one I've found and small for it's coverage size. it is light, has a handle and very easy to move from room to room. I plan on buying more for other rooms. I am very happy with this purchase.
    • Recommended
    3 found this review helpful
    Easy to use and effective getting odors out and air clean
    Easy to use and effective getting odors out and air clean
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    • Recommended
    Works well. Cools and circulates the room very well when it's on high. First 3 speeds are quiet a...
    Works well. Cools and circulates the room very well when it's on high. First 3 speeds are quiet and can still circulate air, just takes a bit more time. Clean air sensor is pretty accurate, I have farted into the sensor and immediately it turned red. I was amazed.
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    • Recommended
    36 found this review helpful
    Fresh air....? YES
    Does exactly what it states .... much cleaner air .. ordered 2 more... works excellent to rid kitchen odor
      • Recommended
      5 found this review helpful
      It's quiet, easy to operate, just set to automatic and it does everything else. We bought this ho...
      It's quiet, easy to operate, just set to automatic and it does everything else. We bought this hoping to take care of dog odor. He stays in our bedroom with us all the time we are in there. That's where we set up the purifier. Unfortunately it does not touch the dog odor. Didn't change one iota. Hopefully it will help with our allergies thus the half rating, otherwise it will be a "complete" waste of money.
      Response from Winix Product ExpertDec 20, 2017
      In order to get better results, try running the unit on high or turbo for a short period of time. You can also replace the carbon filters more frequently. If that doesn't help and you have other questions, feel free to email us at info@winixinc.com. WinixAmericaInc
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      3 found this review helpful
      Quiet and Beautiful. It is like our little friend and I am saving up to purchase one or two more....
      Quiet and Beautiful. It is like our little friend and I am saving up to purchase one or two more. We live above rabid smokers in an apartment. Also, neighbors smells of various unpleasant genres waft in. Every very early morning I open the patio doors, front door, and windows and turn the fans on full blast. But during the day, and during the night, I keep this air purifier on and when cooking, to do the air cleaning, and boy does it work!!! The plasma option kicks in to rid the air of all toxins. I especially love the auto feature, as that way, one can literally watch it work. It turns red at the height of intake of bad smells, then gradually turns orange, then back to blue, to show you that it is working to rid the air of any pollutants. I watch it come on when I open the curtains, as it seems to sense the light of day, so efficient. It has not taken any electric consumption either. At night, there is no bothersome light, if say, you were using it in your bedroom, as the auto feature takes care of that. So quiet too, even at full range of use. It covers the entire front room which is quite big, sorry do not know measurements, and when I am cooking I just easily turn it toward the kitchen to clear odors. It is extremely lightweight, I can lift it with one hand as it as a convenient 'handle' built in. This is the best purchase I have made the entire year. Look around for cheaper carbon filters, as I found some at a great price. I change mine perhaps every two months, rather than the recommended 3 months, due to the extreme smells. This is a quality product for sure and a decent price. It is a cinch to change filters. I usually wash the dust catcher in very tepid water and air dry it and snap it right back in. This unit is perfect.
        • Recommended
        14 found this review helpful
        Great Air Cleaner, Powerful, Quiet, Works Automatically
        This is the second Winix filter we own. We have a larger model in the living room and this 5300-2 model in the master bedroom. We love how it keeps the air smelling clean and the airborne dust/pollen to a minimum Aside from unwrapping the filters, this machine is ready to go from the box. Less than ten minutes and you can use it. Included are enough filters to last one year. That's great, and saves money. You can run this on Automatic mode which is where we leave it, it will adjust fan speed on demand as the air needs it. When the room gets dark it lowers fan speed using the light sensor to avoid fan noise. Sleep mode gives you quiet low speed operation and dim lights. You can also go fully manual by selecting your preferred fan speed. Air quality can be revealed by glancing at the LED light on the control panel. Blue being clean air, Red being dirty air. The Plasmawave feature can be turned on and off with one button should you find it's not necessary or only want to use it when odors/particulates get bad. Overall it's a very nice machine. It looks high end and works perfectly. I love the magnet attached front panel and the prefilter. Both will make it easy to clean and keep the filters in top shape. On low speeds the fan is barely noticeable, this would work perfect in a baby's room. Being our second Winix machine, I can highly recommend their air cleaner products.
        • Recommended
        19 found this review helpful
        Powerful and Fancy Looking
        A very powerful air purifier for the size. Took me 5 mins to have this up in my bedroom from right out of the box. Comes with 3 extra Carbon filters. Weight of this unit is very reasonable. Carried it up stairs with no problem. Have a very self explanatory face with buttons. Covers 360 sq ft of space which is great. Used best for home use not commercial. Has a HEPA filter which filters out dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold spores, VOC (volatile organic compounds) and household odors.
        • Recommended
        24 found this review helpful
        I have tried both models and they both make an...
        I have tried both models and they both make an irritating rattling sound. I have to turn it off at night so I can sleep. These air cleaners due a fine job of keeping the dust down and cleaning the air but the noise they make is undesirable.
        Response from Winix Product ExpertAug 5, 2022
        Hello Guiseppe,

        The PlasmaWave cleaning stage may make a buzzing or hissing sound depending on the size of particles that the unit is combatting! It makes that noise because it is cleaning the air. You dont have to fully turn the unit off if that noise is bothering you. You can simply turn the PlasmaWave feature off. WinixAmericaInc
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