Andreas’ mother-in-law accidentally broke his brand new BlueAir AirPod purifier by tripping over the unit’s power cord. Andreas tried to superglue the unit’s fan blades back together, but when that failed, he asked BlueAir if they could sell him the needed replacement parts. Their response blew him away.
Consumer Reports tested 40 air purifiers by locking them in a closed room and filling it with smoke and dust—in other words, they recreated this writer’s childhood Christmases when Granny would visit with her angry poodle. Here are Consumer Reports’ selection of the best and worst devices.