Blueair 600 Series: Model 650E Review

See our review of the newer version: Blueair Classic 605

This air purifier is very efficient and comes with a good warranty. However, it does require regular maintenance and its bulky, medical design can be a problem.

Blueair Model 650E Ratings

PERFORMANCE - 91%
DESIGN - 53%
FEATURES - 88%
SILENT OPERATION - 87%

80%

VERY GOOD

This air purifier is very efficient and comes with a good warranty. However, it does require regular maintenance and its bulky, medical design can be a problem.

User Rating: 4.59 ( 8 votes)

Designed for use in large spaces, the Blueair 600 Series Model 650E combines electrostatic and mechanical filtration technology to fight air pollutants inside the home. This air purifier also provides nifty extra features that make it more convenient than similar models from the Blueair lineup of devices. Learn about these features, as well as the Blueair 650E’s pros and cons, in this review.

Pros

  • Combines mechanical and electrostatic filtration to remove all types of airborne pollutants
  • Good coverage area
  • Sleep mode helps it become quieter and more energy efficient
  • Has a filter monitor
  • Boasts a remote control
  • Has pollution detectors and Auto Mode
  • Covered by a 5-year warranty

Cons

  • Loud at the highest speed setting
  • On the pricey side
  • Bulky and unappealing design

Technical Specifications

The Blueair 650E banners its HEPASilent technology as its main weapon against indoor air pollutants. HEPASilent combines a HEPA-type filter with electrostatic filtration to efficiently remove particles that are as small as 0.1 microns from the air. It also has a SmokeStop filter that reduces the level of odors, smoke, and VOCs in the room through the use of activated carbon. The 650E also offers four speed settings, an auto mode, and a highly-competitive coverage area of 698 sq. ft. Its CADR ratings of 450 CFM for dust, pollen, and smoke make it a promising choice for allergy sufferers, but its relatively-high maximum energy consumption (120 W) and maximum noise output (66 dB) might be a bit discouraging for some shoppers.

Specifications Sheet

Specs 650E
Dimensions 26” x 20” x 13”
Weight 35 lbs.
Area Coverage 698 sq. ft.
Noise Level 32 – 66 dB
Power 35 – 120W
CADR Rating for Smoke 450 CFM
CADR Rating for Pollen 450 CFM
CADR Rating for Dust 450 CFM
Fan Speeds 4
Filter Type HEPASilent
Odor Reducing Filter Yes
Control Panel Digital display
Timer Function Yes
Warranty 5 years

Performance

The Blueair 650E air purifier is rather loud at the highest speed setting, but for a device that’s expected to cover almost 700 sq. ft. of space this is quite understandable. It uses two types of filters: the Particle Filter to reduce pollen, dust, pet dander, and mold spores, and the SmokeStop Filter to capture tobacco smoke, gasses, and odors. There’s also an ionizer inside the 650E that enables it to remove pollutants that are as small as 0.1 microns through electrostatic filtration. Its CADR ratings of 450 for dust, pollen, and smoke are respectable for a large-room purifier as well.

With this model, you will have to invest in replacement filters every six months — which is a decent lifespan. The 650E also boasts its SurroundAir system that minimizes air drafts and maximizes air circulation by taking in polluted air from both the sides and the bottom while releasing clean air from the top and sides.

Features

This Blueair air purifier has a sensor that detects the level of pollution inside your home and adjusts fan speed accordingly while in Auto Mode. There’s also a Sleep Mode that’s best for bedtime or office use. The remote control and filter replacement indicator are two additional convenient features.

Design

The 650E is a rather bulky air purifier that comes with four wheels to help you move it around. Its silver design looks clinical — like something you would find in a hospital — so take note of this if you’re conscious about the aesthetics of your home appliances. This air purifier also has electronic controls that make it easier to operate compared to its siblings from the 600 Series, although note that these buttons are located close to the floor which makes them a bit challenging to reach.

Warranty and support

The Blueair 650E comes with a 5-year warranty, which is pretty much expected from a premium Blueair model. With that said, Blueair is also known across many countries as one of the leading air purifier manufacturers in the world, so it’s not surprising that they have multiple customer support channels available to consumers.


Final Thoughts

It’s not surprising to see the Blueair 650E being regarded as one of the most promising air purifiers in its class. It boasts a competitive 450 CADR rating and the ability to purify the air in spaces that are up to 698 square feet. In spite of its rather hefty price tag and bulky footprint, the 650E’s pollution sensor, automatic settings, and remote control further reinforce it is a convenient and low-maintenance air purifier.

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14 Comments

  • Patrick

    How much electricity does this unit consume?

    • Karen Coleman

      Hi, Patrick. Given that it’s an Energy Star rated unit and it features an auto shut-off, it shouldn’t add too much to your electricity bill so don’t worry about this aspect.

  • Martin

    Is this air filter good for eliminating odors? I’m a smoker and I sometimes smoke indoors so I would need a unit that can remove cigarette smoke.

  • Amanda

    My budget is a little under $600. Can I buy this air purifier, or is it too expensive?

    • The Blueair 650E has a price tag of $850, which means that it’s definitely over your budget. But we recommend that you don’t give up on it in case you like this model, but wait for a discount period to purchase it.

  • Jeremy

    I was thinking about getting this unit for the office. Is is too loud while operating?

  • Gillian

    I use this air purifier in combination with a dehumidifier. Since I have been doing this, my basement smells great, you can actually sense that mold isn’t an issue anymore.

  • Candice

    Is it CADR rated for dust, smoke, and pollen?

  • Mark

    The purifier is indeed a bit loud, so I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who wants to use it in their office. But if the living room is the target area, then you definitely have to buy it! I personally use it in the living room because I’m a smoker and I hate leaving an unpleasant smell in the room just because of by guilty pleasure. It does an amazing job at cleansing the air, even my wife noticing the huge difference since we bought it.

    • We are glad that our review served you well in your search for a quality air purification device. If you are ever in need of another one, please check out the rest of our website as you will find here all the quality selections on this market at the moment.

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