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.
I just moved into a cute little cottage with a dry, refinished basement…that smells really musty & funky. I tried everything I could think of–lava rocks, DampRid Odor Eliminators, incense, plug-in essential oil diffusers–and nothing worked. So I bought 2 of these TrueAir Odor Eliminators–one for each side of the room–and was totally amazed when the smell was all but gone just 1 hour later. Each machine came with a chemically-smelling “fresh meadow” scent, which I promptly discarded and replaced with a small bag of my favorite incense. I suppose it would work just fine without any scent, but I like the smell of my sandalwood, so that works well for me. Highly recommended, especially for the price.
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!
Using it for 2 weeks right next to the ashtray. It’s still so quiet that you can’t hear it at all. Works quite well for very small rooms (the specific model) – I use it right on my desk.
An excellent product – very well made.
Shhhh! Very Quiet…
This unit is whisper quiet and works very effectively at removing much of the smoke odor in my large back room. Filters for this unit also fits the Febreeze Units. Highly 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.
Perfect for my needs
Certain rooms in my house trap odors and don’t always smell fresh. I had purchased another air purifier last year that worked well for awhile, but the company discontinued the model and no longer sells the filters. So, I got the TrueAir Room Odor Eliminator instead. I love it! It is quiet and freshens the room in a small amount of time. It totally changes the feel of a room–like a breath of fresh air.
This unit worked so well for me that I got two of the smaller units, Hamilton Beach TrueAir Odor Eliminator, to cover my cats’ litter box area and a smaller room. They are fantastic as well.
I am very, very pleased with my purchase.