Hamilton Beach True Air Room Odor Eliminator
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 10 inches ; 4.1 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds
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- ASIN: B002SHCEVG
- Item model number: 04532GM
Glory Be, It Works.
I smoke. There I said it. I smoke in my little office while I work. At least, I don’t drink while I work. Now that would be scary. Anyway, being a smoker doesn’t preclude me from wanting a fresh-smelling space. I keep a glass of white vinegar around my workspace. It does work, just not as well. I also go broke buying those Glade Plug-Ins every few weeks.
So I figured, why not go for broke and try out this little doodad? I admit to being a bit skeptical at first. Could this doodad REALLY eradicate the residual smell that all my other `devices’ couldn’t?
Well…Yes! Granted, the doodad takes three filters, which can be pricey but honestly no more so than stocking up on the Plug-Ins. Also there are times when all I want to smell is fresh air, not fragrance masking the scent (or stench, if you will). By the way, the doodad works so quietly that, at first, I thought it wasn’t working. Honestly, I smoke louder than it operates. Impressive, let me tell you.
A week later, I tested it out. I had a non-smoking friend walk in to my workspace. He asked, “did you stop smoking?” I answered in the only way I knew. I lit a cigarette and smirked.
Well done Hamilton Beach!
Does a very good job, quiet and a nice small size
My daughter’s room stinks. I don’t mean it has an unpleasant odor, or it has a faint smell. I mean it STINKS. She is a teenager, so I am going to just grin and bear it for the next 18 months until she goes to college. So, what makes her room so offensive? Number one is probably the dog. He is housebroken, just not in DD’s room. Yes, he feels that her room is his toilet. To this end we have removed all the carpet and she only has bare concrete floors. The dog doesn’t seem to mind. She also has a collection of dishes, bowls, and cups containing various foodstuffs in various stages of decomposition. She plans on majoring in biochemistry in college,so I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt here. Then there is her laundry. She is an athletic sprite and she works hard when she works out. Once, she left her clothes in a sealed plastic bag for over a week. We probably could have sold that stank to the government to use in biochemical warfare. Her shoes, socks, shorts, leggings, shirts, jackets, all stink. She keeps them in either the laundry hamper or scattered throughout the floor.
Now I know a lot of you are saying “make that kid clean her darn room!”. I hear you Mom, yes you did raise me better than that. BUT my parenting style is “choose your battles”. She gets good grades, she holds down a job, she is neat and clean when she goes out in public, and she is a good kid. So I’m not fighting the CLEAN YOUR ROOM fight anymore. I got the Hamilton Beach TruAir Room Odor Eliminator instead.
This thing is magic. Her room is 12 x 15 and stays closed up pretty much all the time. She keeps this little box plugged in and running 24/7. It is on a nightstand and not really centered in the room, but it doesn’t seem to matter. Her room doesn’t smell like The Bog of Eternal Stench anymore. It smells… sort of normal. So for that, I give it two thumbs up!
We also have a great big Honeywell air purifier that is very large and very round and very loud. If I had to guess it’s size I’d say it is as big around as a bar stool and as tall as the average Joe’s knee. It cost over $125 and the filters are crazy expensive. This little Hamilton Beach works better, quieter and cheaper. It’s a no brainer.
And in the Fall of 2013, when my little DD goes off to college, this little gizmo will probably have to go with her.
We moved into an apartment that had some lingering smells that were terrible. I tried everything – diffusers, wallflowers, sprays, etc. but nothing seemed to get rid of the smell. I finally broke down and purchased this! It is amazing and quiet. I recommend getting the tobacco filters – it gets rid of even more smells than the original filters. I just wish they made one that you didn’t need to plug in. I want to put one in the closet but all of the Hamilton Beach Odor Eliminators need to be plugged in.
Reviews for smokers.
Not sure why the reviews on this item is so polarized. Maybe some customers simply had bad luck and got a bad unit?
It’s only about 7 inches in height, width, and length; quite a small unit. So I’d say it’ll be pretty unrealistic to really expect it to deodorize a spacious area. The electrical cord attached to it is about 6 feet long. No assembling required. You simply unlock the grill from the bottom to replace the filters. It uses 3 filters at a time.
Package comes with 3 normal filters and 1 scent pack; the “normal” filters that come with it do not trap odor well, and the scent pack actually smelled pretty horrible. I bought the “tobacco” filters seperately, it comes with 4 filters per pack and cost about $18 to $20. Not sure how long they last though since I only recieved the item 2 days ago.
I’m a pretty heavy smoker(not something I’m proud of), but I don’t smoke all around the house, I only smoke at my computer desk. So I placed this unit about 2 feet within where I usually smoke, and it does a beautiful job sucking in the smoke that burns off from the cigarette AND the smoke I blow out. But as all smokers know, smoke will always find a way to drift off to other areas, so this unit doesn’t get rid of the smell entirely. Nonetheless, I’d say it improved my situation by 90%. Although it gives off a light distinctive “filter” scent, it’s nothing unbearable(certainly better than the lingering cigarette smell).
It is also very quite, doesn’t even have a low humming sound. Unless you tug it into your chest and feel it’s light vibration, you wouldn’t even notice it’s on.
Bottomline: Don’t expect it to work miracles, it’s a small machine that does very well in a 7 by 7 area. MUST purchase “tobacco” filters if you want better results.
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Room Odor Eliminator
When I opened it I thought — this is too small to do anything, but it effectively ‘cleans’ a 400 sq ft room! Very happy!
I bought sheets of charcoal filters right here on Amazon for 6 bucks or so..I cut them to size and waaahla..I got enough filter sheet to last a year and I have two of these purifiers.I am cheap and found a way around the cost :O))ETA: I’m thinking of lining the carbon with a dryer sheet too ..Was trying to think of away to add that sort of filter material to it like the filters you buy from them….I’ll let you know how it works.
My only complaint is that I didn’t buy 2 of them! Two should take care of 500sq ft easily. You will need something more powerful for larger rooms though. the filters are relatively inexpensive also and have lasted about 3 months for a set of 3, One on each side and 1 in front, exhaust is in the rear. quiet operation even on high, which is where I leave it. I smoke and people cant tell.
Apartment was pretty stale from windows being closed all winter and smoking. This small unit is very quiet and works really well with the tobacco flters, would recommend!
Small, effective, quiet and somewhat expensive over the long run
If you’re looking for an air circulator/purifier/deodorizer thats small in size, quiet and inexpensive to buy, I’m pleased with this one. Its about 8″ tall and 7″ on the sides, has two speeds on top, air goes in three of the four sides and out the fourth. Each of those 3 intakes has a flat air filter with charcoal powder in it, they’re keyed to fit so pay attention to which way you put them in by comparing the notch on the filter with the notch inside the filter drawer. There is a small container of febreze similar to the ones that go into the home febreze ‘holders’, clear plastic with the oil inside. You insert that and a bump inside the filter holder pokes a hole in it.
On either speed its pretty quiet and makes a gentle ‘white noise’ whirring. It uses a “squirrel cage” type fan that moves a good bit of air without a lot of sound. Even on high its a pleasant sound that you could easily sleep through and might even mask other noises.
As with any ‘air purifier’, the problem is getting the dust and stuff that needs filtering to the filter. Thats a problem because most particles are heavy and sink shortly after becoming airborn, or are so light they stay up and away from the filter. So I wouldnt expect a cleaner room or relief from a significant allergy problem by using this or most any other air filtration device. What it does do is make the room you put it in smell better and it’ll certainly filter out some allergens and dust that pass through it. The charcoal and febreze definitely reduce odors. I’ve tried this out in the ‘cat room’ that has our cat boxes and feeding area. A blindfolded person would have no problems locating our cat room my smell alone, but after about 2 hours the cat room smelled no more. I also tried it in a 3 car garage that has a couple of cars, lawn care gear, the furnace and water heater, plus a bunch of other stuff. It usually smells like musty rubber, gasoline, wet grass and vaguely of dog poop since I pick plenty of that up on the mowers when I’m cutting the grass. After having this little cube running on LOW overnight, all I could smell walking around was dry particle board in our cabinets. If you’ve ever walked into a brand new house thats being built, thats the smell…clean, dry, wood sawdust kind of smell.
It did that with just the charcoal, I havent put the febreze packet in yet.
The downside and expense with this filter is it taking 3 filter pads and a febreze unit probably once every month or so. Most of your large room size models can go a few months without a change but the filters can be $50+. These are less expensive but charcoal only lasts so long. I may look for someone selling sheets of the filtration material and try cutting some to fit, see if I can keep the costs down.
But awesome little filter to put in the animal area, the kids rooms that never get cleaned, the garage/shop, next to a smoker or anywhere else theres a smell.
We’ve got a musty basement, despite the fact that there is a dehumidifier down there. Plugging this in, helped a lot. It does make a low humming sound, I wouldn’t say it’s silent. We’ve got the dehumidifier down there which is much louder so we can’t hear the odor eliminator unless we put our ear right up to it. It comes with a scent insert that I took out, because I really didn’t like the smell.