Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model Review

Your home should be a place of refuge after a tiring day at the office or a long commute, but for many people it may be impossible to relax simply because the air at home may not be as fresh and pure as you would like it to be.  According to the EPA or Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution is one of the major environmental risks of our time.  Fortunately, you can solve this problem with the Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner.

Because newer homes are designed to be energy-efficient, ventilation is often sacrificed to reduce the loss of heat or cold inside the house.  As a result, dust, smoke, pollen, pet dander, mold, cleaning products and other pollutants accumulate inside the house.  These irritants can trigger allergic reactions and cause breathing and other health problems.  An air purifier can be used to clean indoor air for a healthier environment.

Product Features

The Winix PlasmaWave Air Cleaner Model 5300 removes airborne pollutants with its 3 stage purification process.  It features a carbon pre-filter, HEPA filter, and a plasma generator.  Together, the three stages of air cleaning capture and eliminate a broad range of indoor air pollutants.

The carbon pre-filter removes volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odors while the High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter removes up to 99.97% of pollutants as small as 0.3 microns in size.  The plasma generator in the third stage eliminates air pollutants at the molecular level.  The air cleaning process takes place without ozone or other harmful by-products being emitted.

The Winix Plasma Wave is equipped with a built-in air sensor that automatically adjusts the fan speed as needed.  Its “auto” mode eliminates guesswork and you don’t have to keep changing the air purifier’s setting.  It’s easy to use; just leave it to do its job.

The Winix air purifier is designed for larger rooms.  It is certified for rooms with an area up to 350 square feet.  As a bonus, the Winix Model 5300 is Energy Star rated.

What Consumers Like About the Winix PlasmaWave

It seems that there are many things consumers like about this product.  The Winix PlasmaWave air purifier is amazingly powerful and can quickly remove odors, smoke, dust and other pollutants from indoor air.  It has a strong yet quiet fan.  At the two lower settings, you hardly notice any noise. 

For many people, the noise level of air purifiers is a big issue and can be a deciding factor when they choose a particular product.  Because of its low noise level even at the highest setting, a lot of consumers give preference to the Winix.

The third or turbo setting is powerful and suitable for occasions when the air is heavily polluted and you want to clean it up quickly.  At this setting, the fan is quite loud.  This is because the Winix is moving huge quantities of air.  In general, the Turbo setting is intended for a quick cleanup while you are not in the room. 

The “auto” mode makes it easy to use this air purifier.  When set on “auto”, the unit adjusts the setting based on the air quality of the room.  Many consumers leave the setting on “auto”.

This product is very efficient.  It can remove cigarette smoke, cooking odors, dust, pet dander, pollen, molds, mildews and other common indoor pollutants.  People with allergies and asthma sufferers are able to gain relief when they use the Winix PlasmaWave.

Another thing that consumers like about the product is that it uses a true HEPA filter.  This type of filter can remove up to 99.97% of harmful airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns.

In addition to its efficiency in purifying the air, this product is energy saving, too.   Another nice feature is the remote control that comes with the unit.  It even has a built-in storage for the remote control.  The Winix is durable and well-built, and many consumers love the sleek design.


Most of the feedback on the Winix PlasmaWave Air Cleaner Model 5300 is positive, but there are a few drawbacks mentioned by some consumers.  A number of consumers find the unit too cumbersome because of its size, and some say that the fan is too loud in turbo mode.

As for the remote control, while it is very convenient it does not seem to work too well.  You have to aim it at the right spot and at the right angle otherwise the remote control will not work.

Another complaint has to do with the HEPA filter.  The filter must be replaced once a year and is quite costly.

What’s The Bottom Line?

A vast majority of consumers are more than satisfied with the Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model, giving it an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.  The selling points are: efficiency in purifying indoor air and removing odors, energy saving, low fan noise and automatic sensors.

The PlasmaWave is currently on sale for about $150.  If you are in the market for a new air purifier, you can’t go wrong with this one.


  1. A decent air purifier will provide health benefits through removal of most of the airborne particles within a room or building, reducing the chances of allergy symptoms among those who live there.

  2. I bought Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model. It's great to remove dust and smoke in my house. I reviewed it in detail at here.