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2.0 out of 5 starsGood filter. Same as original. Recommended.
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on August 5, 2017
I bought our air purifier (GermGuardian AC5350B) a year and a half ago and was reluctant to swap out the filters. The purifier has been working fine, not seeming like it's being overtaxed, although the "change filter" red light did come on a couple of times, and we just re-set it. We no longer have pets. I use it mostly for cooking odors and allergens. It seems to last a long time. I've vacuumd all parts many times. So I've had this replacement filter in my saved items for a long time, and bought it at $40 (more expensive than in the States but a somewhat decent price for Canada).
There is only one in the box. My box does not say anything about two.
The carbon is velcroed, just like the original before. It easily peels off so that you can vacuum all parts. I was worried, based on some other reviews, that I would get a different version that was glued or something, but that is not the case. This one is easily removable so one can just buy new carbon if they choose.
I am happy with it.
Update: This filter is probably genuine and does what it was designed to do, but after having this machine/air filter for several years, I would not recommend it. I have had pretty much lifelong allergies (since I was a teenager), even had sinus surgery, and I am sensitive to smells and in the past we've had pets, so I had a lot of reasons to purchase an air filter. But I still have allergies without medication, we no longer have pets, have moved to a much cleaner air part of another country, and still, this machine does not get rid of my allergens or cooking odors. The latter is the main thing I have wanted to get rid of. I conclude that it's ineffective for this. Chicken vegetable pasta, bacon, steak, etc. etc., - every day the smells remain for many hours, even after blasting the machine on 5 for 2+ hrs. If this machine ever breaks down I will not replace it. Waste of money?