Winix 5300-2 Review

Air Purifier
The Plasmawave features a permanent filter that securely breaks down odor, allergens,1  chemical vapors, & other pollutants2 – with no harmful ozone.3
Winix 5300-2

Review Feature Summary

  • True-HEPA filter captures 99.97%.
  • 3 Stage cleaning.
  • PlasmaWave.
* On special until end August 2020

Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
Air Quality Expert
Last Updated:  Aug, 2020
Rated from 11157 reviews.

I think you’ll agree with me when I say:

It’s REALLY hard to choose an air purifier with all the options available!

Or is it?

Well, it turns out, that after years and hundreds of hours of testing & reviewing, we have strong opinions about what makes the best air filtration system: level of purification, efficiency, and maintenance.

The Winix 5300-2 (On special until end Aug, 2020) has all the qualities and features, giving it an added advantage and an edge over its competitors.

Quick Summary of the Winix 5300-2

The WINIX 5300-2 Air Cleaner is an evolution of the wildly popular 5300 model; designed for any home environment and ready to capture dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold spores, VOC (volatile organic compounds) and household odors. With a CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) rating of 360 sq. ft. from AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers), this unit is best used for medium to large living spaces, kitchens, or bedrooms.

The Good & the Bad


  • Extremely Quiet
  • Quick to Set Up
  • Easy to Use


  • Great value, just a few imperfections.

Key Features

  • 4 Fan Speeds – In manual mode. the air purifier will continuously operate at the chosen fan speed (Low, Medium, High, Turbo)
  • Smart Sensors & Auto Mode – The 5300-2 consistently monitors the air in your environment. The LED indicator displays the indoor air quality on a scale of good to poor (Blue - Amber - Red)
  • Sleep Mode Snesor – Senses the amount of ambient light in the room, adjusts the fan speed, & dims the indicator lights to provide a quiet clean that does not disturb sleep.
  • Filter Replacement Indicator – When the True HEPA filter needs to be replaced, the Filter Replacement Indicator LED will illuminate.
  • 3 Stage Air Purification – It has the AOC (Advanced Odor Control) Carbon Filter, True HEPA Filter, & PlasmaWave Technology for effective air purification.

What's Included?

Here's what you get when you buy this Air Purifier:

  • PlasmaWave Technology
  • User's gudie
  • True HEPA Filter
  • AOC Carbon filter
  • WINIX 5300-2 Air Purifier

Common Questions

  • Are theWinix 5300 Air Purifier's filters reusable? if not how often do they need to be replaced?

The 5300–2 doesn't feature ant washable filters. The HEPA filter is replaced when needed (there is a sensor on the machine that lets you know) and the carbon filter is replaced every 3 months.

  • How strong is the Voc removing capabilities on the Winix 5300 Air Purifier? Can you use it in a room used for oil painting/ turpenoid?

Well, the Winix lowers VOC's, but it isn't intended to completely remove them.

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Our Verdict

The unit is an amazing air purifier, the Winix 5300 comes with 1 HEPA filter and 4 carbon filters. They recommend you change the HEPA filter once per year and the carbon filters once every 3 months. So, you'll have a 1 year supply right off the bat. This machine is amazingly quite, unless you manually adjust the fan speed to 'turbo'. Air enters from the front and exits from the top, so it does a really good job of circulating the air in the room.

What to Look for in a New Air Purifier?

If you’re in the market for a new Air Purifier, you’re probably looking at the different options and wondering which is the best one to choose.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our reviews are based on the following features:


Only the most effective purifiers make the cut.

Noise Level

So there's more clean air and less noise.


Because you need a machine that’s built to last.

Ease of Use

It needs to be easy to use and easy to clean.


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Have you read our article on the best dust air purifiers?

Or our article on the therapure air purifier filter?

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Mark advises business, individuals, and organizations on how to use and get the best purifiers so as to maintain their offices and homes. For a fresher and cleaner environment, he is the man for you. He loves ideas and concepts and uses his skills to make them a reality.

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