Review: Tefal Intense Pure Air XL
The Intense Pure Air XL has a slim and tall design that ensures it can fit better in tighter spaces. So, the adjustable clean air vent is slightly higher than many other purifiers, reducing chances of furniture impeding air flow. The control panel sits at the top, but the keys feel a bit unresponsive at times and require a harder press than other purifiers. There is a colour-coded air quality indicator (red is bad, purple, acceptable, and blue, clean).
The Tefal Intense Pure Air XL has a 310m3/h clean air delivery rate (CADR) and covers rooms as large as 821 sq. ft (around 80 sq. m)—it comes into direct competition with the Philips 3000 Series purifier (818 sq. ft; around Rs26,000 on Amazon.in). The Intense Pure Air XL deploys a four-stage air filtration process, with high-quality filters.
There is a pre-filter for the larger dust particles, then an active carbon filter and a Hepa filter. The NanoCaptur filter is an add-on that none of its rivals have, and it captures formaldehyde, a compound responsible for illnesses ranging from a simple cough to certain types of cancer in cases of long-term exposure. In our tests, this covered the living and dining room and maintained air quality at around 30μg/m3 of particulate matter (PM) if there was minimal activity. Once cooking started in the adjacent kitchen, the Intense Air Pure XL managed to keep the air quality at around 75μg/m3 of particulate matter (PM).
The Tefal Intense Pure Air XL works very well in large rooms, and the NanoCaptur filter adds another critical filtration layer.
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