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6 Best Smoke Eaters Of 2019

Finding the best smoke eater has become, for many of us, an unfortunately necessity in life. People who smoke at home, or who live with someone who smokes, will need a smoke eliminator that will remove hazardous particulates from the environment and  deliver clean, purified air to your family. If you have been affected by the many wildfires and forest fires that have affected so many parts of the world, then a powerful, residential smoke eater may be the only way to have breathable air in your home. 

The best smoke eaters for dealing with second hand smoke from tobacco products will have to filter out hazardous particulates ,nicotine,  carcinogens and odors from cigars, cigarettes, and  weed…anything that can be inhaled and exhaled, unfiltered, into the air. Wildfires and forest fires carry with them not only toxic smoke but also chemicals and hazardous particulates, depending upon what it being burned. To help you in your search for the best, most purified air in your home, we have done the research and found the best smoke eaters for yourself and your family.  

Smoke Eliminator Machines : Top Picks

Author's Pick

Alen BreatheSmart
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    Lifetime warranty
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    Choose your favourite colour
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    Energy Star Certified (105 watts on highest speed)

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Good Value For Money 

Blueair Classic 205
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    SmokeStop filters
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    Activated carbon filtration to remove smoke
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    Energy Star Rated

Rated by: Stacy

Most Energy Efficient

Whirlpool Whispure
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    Activated Carbon Filter 
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    360°intake from all directions
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    Effectively removing smoke odors

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Quick Summary

Alen BreatheSmart

Rated by: Stacy 

The Alen BreatheSmart smoke eater might well be the best smoke eater for your home- especially if you have large rooms that need to have pollutants removed. This technologically advance smoke eater can clean the air in  a large living space up to 1100 square feet of cigarette, cigar or pipe smoke, smoke from wildfires, and, of course, allergens including  VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) and household chemicals. 

Developed by the good folks at NASA, the Alen BreatheSmart has four speeds (which includes “Turbo”) to effectively clean 97% of pollutants from your home, down to 0.3 microns. Still, this smoke eater is ultra quite, due to WhisperMax technology. 

The Alen BreatheSmart utilizes activated carbon, and HEPA –FreshPlus filters to remove smoke and harmful pollutants from your home, apartment or larger rooms. In Auto-Mode, the smoke eater will adjust automatically to provide the maximum smoke relief. Whether its smoke from tobacco products, weed or wildfires, this technologically advanced home smoke eater will meet your needs. And, to make this unit even more attractive, it has s a variety of designer panels that you can choose from, a handy, built- in carrying handle, and a lifetime guarantee. Even though it is a little bit heavy, this is definitely s portable smoke eater.  

A Quick Summary for People who just want the stats:

The Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier is 10 x 17.8 x 26.8 inches and weighs 21 pounds. It has a lifetime limited warranty. It cleans a large room (or large living area) of 1,100 sq. ft in 30 minutes. It is Energy Star certified, uses 120V (105 watts on the highest speed). It has a HEPA-Fresh Plus filter and a customizable front panel. It removes tobacco smoke, wildfire smoke, allergens, VOC and pollutants down to 0.3 microns. Moves 286 CFM at highest speed. 

PROS

  • Energy Star rated     
  • Quiet operation        
  • Smart Sensor feature to monitor air         
  • Cleans room twice an hour
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Advanced technology
  • Self-adjusting 
  • Lifetime guarantee

CONS

  • Not very portable 
  • Filer needs to be replaced more frequently with 24/7 use

Quick Summary

HEPA Air Purifier

Rated by: Stacy 

As a smoke eater, the Blueair Classic 205 Air Purifier has the added benefit of offering active carbon SmokeStop filters (sold separately) to remove smoke, odors and VOC’s  caused by tobacco, cigarette, cigar, pipe, weed, and wildfire smoke in your home. And this  smoke eater machine is Wi-Fi enabled and Alexa compatible.  How cool is that? As a residential smoke eater, this would be the best smoke eater for a nursery or small bedroom. 

The Blueair Classic 205 removes 99.97% of airborne pollutants and smoke down to 0.1 microns!  When used to provide indoor relief from tobacco or wildfire smoke, it has a CDR (Clean air Delivery Rate) of 180 cubic feet per minute. So, in a 280 sq. ft room, the air would be cleaned five times an hour. It is perfect for small or medium rooms, or for a small apartment. Without the SmartSmoke filter, the Blueair Classic 205 will still remove pet dander, dust, mold and pollen and other allergens, ensuring clean, breathable indoor air.  The unit uses HEPAsilent technology for “whisper quiet” operation. 

A Quick Summary for People who just want the stats:

The Blueair Classic 206 measures 21x 17 x 8 inches and weighs 22 pounds. The HEPAsilent technology uses a both electrostatic and mechanical filtration. 180 cubic feet per minute with a superior, 5 air changes per hour .It purifies air and eats smoke in room up to 280 sq. feet down to 0.1 microns. It has a silent Night Mode feature.  Filters need to be changed every six months. 

PROS

  • Energy Star rated     
  • All filters are recyclable
  • Wi-Fi and Alexa compatible
  • Changes  air five times an hour
  • StopSmoke filter available for smoke removal
  • StopSmoke filter removes odors and VOC’s
  • Removes both tobacco and wildfire smoke

CONS

  • StopSmoke filter is an add-on

Quick Summary

Whirlpool Whispure

Rated by: Stacy 

The Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier is a portable smoke eater that will clean a 500 square foot room 4.8 times an hour. As a smoke eliminator it delivers purified indoor air at a Clean Air Deliver Rate (CDR) of 315 cfm. This means that the portable Whirlpool Whispure will remove   99.7 % of nasty particles and allergens down to 0.3 microns. It has air purifiers outside of the grill area that acts as pre-filters to grab large particles emitted by tobacco and wildfire smoke, so odors and carcinogenic particles are captured by the carbon filter.  

The HEPA filter then delivers clean, purified air to you and your family. If there are any smokers in your home, the portable Whirlpool Whispure will ensure that pollutants from tobacco products (and weed) are vacuumed from the air. 

The Whirlpool Whispure   was designed for tabletop use, or it can be set on the floor. It has four fan speeds and can be auto-set for 9 hours, or programmed for 2/4/6 or 8 hours.  It also utilizes the Whispure Quiet System sleep mode for pure, air-filtered sleep. It comes with a 5-year warranty. Our reviewers have found that the “whisper quiet” unit produces  amazingly quiet, high efficiency smoke eater and air purifier technology.

A Quick Summary for People who just want the stats:

The Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier measures 12.3 x 22.1 x 27.2 inches, weighs 22.6 pounds cleans room of up to 500 sq feet 4.8 times an hour. It purifies air and removes 99.7 % of pollutants and smoke down to 0.3 microns. It has a 5 year limited warranty. It comes with a both HEPA and Active Carbon filters. The Whispure is portable, designed for tabletop use, but can work just as well on the floor. Filters are easy to replace.

PROS

  • Easy filter replacement
  • Highly portable
  • Affordable
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    Can be set to run for 2/4/6/8 hours

CONS

  • Lacks auto mode
  • Does not self-adjust

Quick Summary

Coway AP-1512HH

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The Conway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier is a very attractive smoke eater that was specifically designed for use in an apartment, your living room or any other middle sized living space. It covers up to 360 sq. feet. This smoke removal machine has four filters – a pre-filter, true HEPA filter, bipolar ionizer and, most importantly for smoke removal, and an odor filter. This four stage filtering system removes 99.7% of odors and pollutants in your home, and the Vital Ion filtering system will trap harmful particles that are caused by tobacco or wildfire smoke. 

 As a smoke eater, the Conway AP-1512HH is particularly useful because it has an “auto mode” that continually senses the air quality in a room and adjusts the fan as needed. And if the unit does not sense any pollution for 30 minutes, it turns off, saving energy and money. The unit can be set on a  1/4/8/12 hour  operation, so you can set it and forget it. The CDR rate for smoke is 233, which means that the smoke elimination in a room will be amazingly fast. 

As a stylish and highly effective little smoke eater, we really like this unit. It can go from room to room, is no larger than a speaker, and really does the trick removing smoke and pollutants from your apartment or bedroom. And it is quite! It can be on 24/7and no one will even know it is there.  As a portable smoke eater, this is one of the best. 

A Quick Summary for People who just want the stats:

Conway AP-1512HH measures 16.8Wx 18.3H x 9.6D inches and weighs 12.79 pounds. Tabletop unit – highly portable. Four stage filtration system. For use in apartment or single room, up to 360 sq. ft. Has auto mode, and timer which can be scheduled for 1/4/8/12 of operation. Automatically shuts down if pollutants are not detected. CDR for smoke is 233 cfm.  

PROS

  • Portable
  • Has automatic timer
  • Four state filtration
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    Auto sensor
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    Washable pre filter

CONS

  • Will only purify a small area

Quick Summary

Rabbit Air MinusA2 Ultra Q

Rated by: Stacy 

The Rabbit Air Minus A2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier may be the absolute best smoke eater for your home. It features a six phase air purification and deodorizing system, and has a BioGS HEPA filter. This specialized HEPA filter which not only traps nearly all the smoke and pollutants in your home, but also has a long self-life – meaning fewer filter changes means cost savings for you.  It purifies the air in  a room up to 815 sq. ft. 

While it is a stand-alone unit, it is meant to be hung on the wall, and has customizable panels, so you can still smoke and not let the world know that you need a smoke eater in your home. 

Depending on the panel inset you chose, your smoke eater will look like a work of art, or a flat screen TV, and not like some ugly appliance that is obviously an air purifier.

The Rabbt Air Minus A2 has a multi-filtering system that allows you to be in charge. It has a washable pre-filter, a medium filter for airborne contaminates from tobacco or wildfire smoke, an activated carbon filter to remove smoke and nasty odors a Negative Ion Generator for extra clean indoor air and a “customized filter.” This last filter allows you to choose the option that will suit you best, so people dealing with second-hand smoke or wildfire smoke can choose the “Odor Remover” mode  to guarantee smoke relief for themselves and their family. These filter all work together to both guarantee the best indoor air, but also save you money. 

A Quick Summary for People who just want the stats:

The Rabbit Air Minus A2 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier is 20.25H x 21.4W x 7D inches and weighs 19.4 pounds. It has a 5 year warranty. It has a 123 CDAR for smoke and is recommend for rooms up to 815 sq ft.  It removes 99.7 % of pollutants down to 0.3 microns. Comes with choice of customable panels. Multi-filtration system can be optimized for smoke and odor removal. 

PROS

  • Energy Star rating    
  • Quiet
  • Long HEPA filter life
  • 5-year warranty
  • 24/7 support 
  • Filters can last up to two years
  • Choose your own filter options for maximum smoke removal 

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Not very portable

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IQAir [HealthPro Plus Air Purifier]

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This medical grade smoke eater has a HyperHEPA filtration system that will trap ultrafine particles down to .0.003 microns.  Thismeans that, as a smoke eater and odor remover, the IQAir is 100 times more effective than an ordinary HEPA air purifier .It will clean the air in a room or apartment up to 1,125 sq. ft. If you need to remove smoke or pollutants due to wildfires or indoor tobacco use, no other technology even comes close. 

The IQAir [HealthPro Plus Air Purifier] has been rated the as the #1 Air Purifier for allergies and asthma, so if you have smoke issues and are worried about indoor air for health reasons, this would be the unit for you. 

It has programmable operation options, with a remote control, so you can clean the air the way you want. The CDR rating is a whopping 780 cfm (cubic feet per minute) and it has a 320 degree airflow distribution. But, as powerful as it is, the IQAir uses only 27 watts of power (at the lowest speed) so it is ultra-quiet. This is not a dainty unit that sits on your tabletop: it is a large, very effective, hospital grade smoke eater that uses advanced technology to purify the air in your home, apartment or residential setting.  

A Quick Summary for People who just want the stats:

PROS

  • Medical Grade System
  • Good for large room
  • Eliminates 95% of all particles down to 0.003 microns
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    Quiet operation 

CONS

  • Not portable