Dyson Pure Cool air purifier
HOW WELL DOES THE DYSON STAND UP IN THE HOME OF A FREQUENT AND UNABASHEDLY EXPERIMENTAL COOK? OUR EDITOR EMMELYN FINDS OUT!
It’s strange, and I’ll be the first to admit it, but air quality was not one of my top concerns growing up. We suffered through years of uncomfortable sinuses and red-nose-mornings without a single thought as to why that was. And when I eventually moved into a home of my own and settled into my own state of pedantic cleanliness – much to the chagrin of my long-suffering mother, who would likely have appreciated that when I was a teen – it became more and more evident that air quality was of utmost importance.
Air fresheners, scented candles, fragrance diffusers, and room sprays soon became a thing in my adult home. Delightful though they were to building a personalised space, however, none of these were the answer to the question of the ages: is this air actually good to breathe, and will my open-concept kitchen-cum-living space ever stop smelling like chilli stir fry?
The long and short answers are no, and yes – with the right equipment.
With this in mind, I looked to the Dyson Pure Cool air purifier to see if it would indeed be the contraption for the job. Over the course of a week, I put my unit to hard work. From where it sits, flush in the centre of my kitchencum-living space, pollutants from both the balcony and the stove are in ample supply.
As a whole, I have to admit that I was impressed by the efficacy with which the Dyson dispelled pollutants in the air. Smells dissipated within a matter of moments. The most offensive of these: a heavily-spiced and smoky curry which was virtually erased in 10 minutes.
While there is much to laud about the Dyson, I would advocate for quieter operations ; at its maximum 10, the fan does give off a sense of kitchen-hood enthusiasm, both in suction power and in sound. However, it’s a small price to pay to keep the smell of food off the throws and couch.
Emmelyn, Editor H&D