For any of us who have ever splashed out on a quality air purifier for our home, we've generally been met with a big bulky machine that we end up having to clear out some space for.
But trusty home warehouse IKEA has always been good at marrying the stylish with the practical - and they've done it again with the new IKEA air purifier.
Up there with some of the best air purifiers we've come across, the FÖRNUFTIG air purifier makes it convenient for you to improve the quality of your indoor air with its compact size that can be used as a standalone appliance or even be attached to the wall to keep it out of the way.
For big homes with spacious rooms that need one of the best air purifiers for dust, we think the IKEA air purifier works great as it can purifier air in a space of up to 8-10 square metres. And it even comes with a convenient carry handle also makes it a breeze to transport between different rooms of your house so that you can make sure it is used wherever it is needed the most.
Air purifiers work by trapping large particles in the air, such as those caused by dust, pollen and pet dander - so if you're one who suffers from allergies or hayfever when the air is a bit stuffy then you could definitely get the benefits of using an air purifier. This IKEA air purifier comes with a particle filter so it purifies the air from various particles as efficiently as possible, meaning that these allergy stimulants are reduced.
By catching large particles in the air that likely carry seasonal bugs like the flu or common cold, the machine also stops these germs from moving around too much making it much less likely that we'll catch them. And with the extra gas filter that is available to purchase separately, the machine can also help to reduce the odour of smoke and cooking odours as well as purifying the air from gaseous pollutants like formaldehyde that can be found in household cleaning products.
We think the IKEA air purifier is also up there with the best air purifiers for allergies, as it has a sleep mode which will keep the device working throughout the night so that anyone who suffers has the cleanest air possible without the loud noise that usually accompanies these types of machines.
Unlike cooling fans which we can all make an argument for at some point in the year, air purifiers are one of those appliances that do cause a little controversy, as some people argue that they're not really necessary. But there are actually a few reasons why your home might need an air purifier, especially for anyone who suffers from allergies or hayfever.
There are also different tips and tricks to improve how you use your air purifier for the best results, for example by keeping your home ventilated to support the appliance and reducing the risk of clogging up the filters and making sure it has plenty of space around it so that it can do its job to the best ability.
It's also important to make yourself aware of how to clean your air purifier so that it's always working to filter the air and you're not just wasting electricity on a redundant appliance.
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).
How to wash jeans – according to the experts
Follow our expert-approved guide on how to wash jeans for plenty of tips and tricks. It'll help keep your favorite denim as good as new.
By Jess Beech •
What is an LGBTQ+ ally and how to be one
Being an LGBTQ+ ally isn't a passive role, so here's how you actively practice allyship for the LGBTQ+ community
By Aoife Hanna •