A multifunctional fan and air purifier, the Blueair Pure Fan turns managing your air quality into a Scandi-style dream. The large size may limit its versatility in some homes but, equally, it will look great in any space.
Works as a fan and air purifier in one
Striking Scandi-style design
Noisier than some when used as a fan
Fans and air purifiers are two of the most popular purchases for the home right now and it's not hard to see why. With all of us spending more time in our homes than ever and enjoying warmer summers seemingly every year, it's important to make sure that we're comfortable.
While fans have the effect of cooling us and our homes down when it becomes warmer outside, air purifiers serve to clean the air of all kinds of nasty particles like allergens, pet dander, bad odours and other pollution. The Blueair Blue Pure Fan combines these two benefits into one machine.
There are two options when it comes to buying the Blueair Fan - the standard model and the Blueair Pure Fan Auto. There are a few differences between them that we will outline below but, for the purposes of this review, we tested the latter.
Keep reading to see what we thought of the fan, or check out our guide to the best fans (opens in new tab) to see how it measured up against others on the market.
Blueair Blue Pure Fan Auto: Specs & Features
- Speeds: 3
- Range: 90 degrees
- Noise: 25-54dB
- Dimensions: 49.7 x 40.3 x 36cm
- Weight: 6.5kg
As a fan, the Blueair Blue Pure works extremely well, offering a significant blast of cool air even on the slowest setting. Once placed on level three, it's more than capable of cooling down a medium-large room even without the oscillation functionality that comes with more traditional fans.
This is down to the large face, which allows for 90-degrees of airflow without the device itself needing to move at all.
It's harder to determine how much it's doing as an air purifier since there is no app to connect and therefore no data to review. It does, however, have a small light in the top left corner, which switches from blue (good air quality) to orange (okay) to red (bad) depending on how much pollution it can detect.
As previously stated, the Blueair Blue Pure Fan is going to be most of use during the warmer summer months, when both the cooling and purifying functions will be most needed and have the biggest impact. We love how the carry handle makes it easy to transport to different rooms, or even to store it during fall and winter.
- Related: the best air purifiers (opens in new tab) for cleaner air around your home
Blueair Blue Pure Fan Auto: Design
The Blue Pure Fan looks completely unique against other fans, housing its cooling apparatus inside a cube-shaped white box and adding a brown leather-effect handle and wood-effect feet. Though the shape makes the fan quite large, it is at least pleasant to look at whether it's positioned on the floor or placed on a sideboard or table (as it was in our home).
It's nice to see that attention has even been paid to the pattern on the front of the fan, which is what you'll notice first when unboxing.
As with other Blueair products, the brand has thrown in the ability to switch out the pre-filters for different colors (Arctic Trail and Night Waves are included as standard) but, because the purifier takes in air from the back, this seems a bit pointless in practice. If you have it positioned facing outward towards a room as we did, you'll likely never even see the back of the machine.
Blueair Blue Pure Fan Auto: Our Verdict
We had a great experience testing the Blueair Blue Pure Fan Auto during hot and humid weather, and can attest to the power it has to fill a medium-sized room with circulated air. We used it most of the time on it's second speed setting, and found that, while quiet, it was slightly noisier than other fans we have tested.
The air purification function should probably be treated as an added extra - this is a fan with a side of air purifier rather than the other way around - as it can work away in the background without you really needing to think about it.
If you've ever felt like your fan is just recycling warm, dirty air rather than cooling you down, then the Blueair Fan is most definitely an upgrade.
About this review
Caroline writes about all things tech and smart home for Homes & Gardens, and she has tested many fans, air purifiers and more besides in the hunt for the best way of cooling and cleaning the air in your home. Residing in a small space, she tested this device over a period of weeks to really get a sense of how effective it was, placing it on a coffee table in the corner of the living area.
All reviews from us are based on experience of the products within real homes. In other words, we test things in our actual living environments, rather than in a lab. This helps to make our recommendations that much more trustworthy, and our advice more informed.
Caroline has worked with the Homes and Gardens team since the start of 2021, bringing her background in technology with her. She’s passionate about incorporating smart devices into the home without compromising on style, and her own interior design style has evolved over the years to reflect this.
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