The SINORIKO plug-in air purifier was one of the top performers in our testing. It’s thinner and lighter than most air purifiers, which makes it easier to move around. It has a simple dial with only four settings: 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, and 4 hours.
If you don’t need to set specific time intervals, this purifier is great for a kid’s room or for people who don’t like fiddling with complicated settings. It’s also very affordable.
This purifier has a few drawbacks, however. First, it uses a fan to blow air out of the front of the unit, so it can only clean air that’s directly in front of it. Second, we noticed a strange burning smell when we used it—though we couldn’t find any evidence that this purifier uses ozone or UV light, both of which can cause off-gassing.
But if you want an easy-to-use purifier or you have a small space where you just want to clear out odors and not germs, this is a good buy.