Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model Review

Reviewed Air Purifiers: Winix PlasmaWave 5300
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  • An ingenious 3-stage filtration system;
  • Consists of a HEPA filter to get rid of even the minutest of airborne particles;
  • Highly effective in spaces of maximum 350 square feet;
  • Consumes less energy;
  • High CADR rating;
  • Provides great value for the base price of the air cleaner;
  • Ensures all-around performance;
  • PlasmaWave technology present in this air cleaner ensures that you are free from germs, viruses, and bacteria;
  • The pre-filter present in this air cleaner gets rid of unpleasant odors from your rooms where it is installed.


  • The ionizer feature present in this air purifier might have a negative effect on the health of asthma patients;
  • This air cleaner’s warranty is limited to only one year;
  • Prone to struggle against heavy odors;
  • High-pitched noise due to the functioning of the PlasmaWave process;
  • Does not come with a remote.

Do you want such an air purifier that delivers maximum efficiencies by utilizing different technologies?

If yes, we are glad to inform you that we have that product for you – Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model. This powerful air purifier is a blessing in disguise for medium-size rooms covering an area of 350 square feet. It utilizes three smart technologies to ensure that you breathe fresh air in your home.

It has a 3-stage system which warrants fresh air employing innovative technology. If you are a technology buff then you will surely have a great time using this air cleaner. The first stage includes carbon pre-filter which gets rid of common household odors. The second stage is the True HEPA filter which is effective against a wide variety of pollutants. The third and final stage is the licensed PlasmaWave technology.

The strongest point of Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model is its design. Although it is not the smallest air purifier by any means, it does the job fantastically well without hampering your way. Although it measures 24 inches in height and 19 inches in width, the great part is that it is only 10 inches deep. This means that it can easily fit in one side of your room. It weighs 7.12 kgs.

Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model has recently been upgraded to Winix PlasmaWave 5300-2.

Let us look at some of the differences between both of these models:


Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Mode Winix PlasmaWave 5300-2 Air Cleaner Model
Contained 4-Stage filtration Contains 4-Stage filtration with PlasmaWave Technology
Odor control carbon and pre-filter present Pre-filter and odor control carbon present
Uses Plasmawave Technology Uses True-HEPA filter
Contained air quality VOC sensor Contains air quality VOC sensor / Light sensor
Comes in dimension of 16.2 x 21.8 x 8.5 in (41.1 x 55.4 x 21.6 cm) at 6.8 kg weight Comes in dimension of 15 x 23.6 x 8.2 in (38.1 x 59.9 x 20.8 cm) at 7 kg weight

Reasons to Purchase:

Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model Winix PlasmaWave 5300-2 Air Cleaner Model
Slightly better pollen clean air delivery rate Marginally cheaper
Modern design with up-to-date aesthetic and display indicator
Slight improvement in terms of purification coverage and dust, smoke CADR
An in-built timer

Winix PlasmaWave 5300 is covered against

Hair/ Pet hair
Dust mites
Mold/ Mildew
Pet dander
Virus/ Germ
Tobacco smoke
Smoke/ Gas

Key Features

3-Stage Air Cleaning: There are three different ways air gets processed using this air cleaner thereby returning fresh and clean air into the room:

Carbon Pre-Filter: Effective against large particles like pet hair and dust thereby absorbing common household gases and odors.

True HEPA Filter: Effective against 99.97% particles and small microorganisms of 0.3 micros like pollen, mold spores, dust, and pet dander.

PlasmaWave™ Technology: The final stage which cleans the air by neutralizing bacteria, chemical vapor, viruses, and odors in the air by generating positive and negative ions to generate plasma clusters ensuring that there is no production of harmful ozone.

Alluring and lightweight: Very slick design weighing only 7.12 kgs.

Very easy to operate: Contains indicator lights and electronic push buttons for easy operation.

Air quality sensor: In-built air quality sensors that automatically monitor the air quality levels.

Auto Mode: It is a default setting in the air cleaner which saves lots of energy by operating at the lowest speed until and unless smart sensors find air pollution it will adjust the fan speed and ensure that it does not run past speed 3.

Sleep mode: Intelligent light sensor present in the air cleaner detects when the room is dark and automatically runs the air cleaner at the lowest, quietest speed by dimming the indicator lights.

Saves a lot of energy: It utilizes only 14 watts on speed 1, 34 watts on speed 2, 70 watts on speed 3, and 128 watts on the turbo, which is only used for quick cleaning.

Air Cleaning Performance: sssss

The Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model scores quite well when compared to other air purifier models in the air cleaning tests. It performs a wee-bit better than other air cleaner brands. When we placed it in our smoky testing room for about 30 minutes, it reduced airborne particle count by 99.97%. This result lasted for an hour-long test.

It also has a CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) of 250, which is pretty good in comparison to other models testing. The air cleaner model has enough power to handle rooms with a maximum size of 350 square feet.

Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner is also strong when it comes to Air Changes/hour (ACH). It does the robust job of clearing a 350 square foot room 5 times in an hour.

Isn’t it amazing?

This is a solid number considering number which evens up against purifiers at twice the cost.

The only loophole is that this air cleaner model purifies a single room at a time. But, that goes the same with other air cleaner brands. All in all, it has got to be said that Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model is a real winner when it comes to air cleaning performance.

Noise Quality: sssss

Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model also performs great when it comes to noise testing. Most of the air cleaner brands tend to make some sort of noise due to an integrated fan inside of them which assists in ventilation. But, the amazing part is that Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model is completely noiseless. It consists of 4-Fan speeds including sleep and turbo mode.

Select the mode that works best for your room. For example, the sleep mode features lowest fan speed which cleans the air by getting rid of air pollutants it detects. For this reason, it is considered to be one of the quietest cleaner models available in our country. So, if your purchasing decision rests on noise quality, you can select Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner any day and enjoy a silent evening at your home!

User Friendliness: sssss

Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner scores average when it comes to user-friendliness. It is quite easy to use. In fact, it has an in-built air quality sensor that adjusts the speed of the fan. This ensures that you do not have to depend on guesswork while using the device.

This air cleaner is meant for large spaces in particular. Although, it can even be used to clean smaller areas. The product is highly energy efficient and is energy star approved. You can always get your money’s worth when you purchase this product.

But, there are certain things that are not present in Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner. This includes lack of certain features. Certain users have not liked the idea of not having a remote control device for the air cleaner. While there are others you have said that the device’s fan makes a lot of noise while in operation.

Price: sssss

Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model is a budget-friendly option. It is one of the economically priced air cleaner available in our country. Although it has certain flaws and a certain percentage of defects, Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner is still better in terms of price when compared to other air purifier brands.

Overall Value Derived: sssss

Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model provides a good value especially when you plan to use it in a medium-sized space of approximately 350 square feet. It is also worth every penny if you are sensitive to noise.


Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner Model

The Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner Model has exactly the same specs as Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner model. But, the point of difference starts when you look at the yearly filter costs. For 5500, the yearly filter costs more than a year’s supply for the 5300. The 5500 has a permanent pre-filter. While the 5300 does not. The True-HEPA filter in the 5500 is washable while the True-HEPA filter in 5300 is not washable. The 5500 model has a remote control while 5300 does not.

Winix PlasmaWave 6300 Air Cleaner Model

While Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model has three-stage cleaning including carbon pre-filter, True-HEPA filter, and PlasmaWave, the 6300 model has a fourth stage called Sanitizing anti-microbial treatment apart from the other three stages present in the 5300. Also, the 6300 model has a remote control, which the 5300 model does not.

Winix PlasmaWave 9500 Air Cleaner Model

The Winix PlasmaWave 9500 Air Cleaner Model is priced much higher than Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model. The 9500 model has 5-stage cleaning, including washable pre-filter, True-HEPA filter, CleanCel anti-bacterial treatment, washable Advanced Granular carbon filter, and the PlasmaWave. The 9500 model also has a remote control and an inbuilt timer feature which was not present in the 5300. The 9500 model covers 284 square feet and is almost 1.81 kg heavier.

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