I tested the Dupray Bloom Air Purifier that doubles up as a planter or accent table - it's as pretty as it is effective

Our Dupray Bloom Air Purifier review tests out this genius design and finds it's a stylish all-rounder

A Dupray Bloom air purifier with a ribbon plant in a living room with orange loaf sofa
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Ideal Home Verdict

The Dupray Bloom air purifier is a multi-functional game-changer that offers super-responsive performance, stylish good looks, and innovative features that make it stand out from the rest. Super quiet, energy-efficient, and lightweight for portability, this air purifier-cum-planter-cum-accent table is well worth the spend.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent performance with quick response times

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    Removal of 99.97% of airborne particles down to 0.1 micron in size with medical grade HEPA-13 filter

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    AutoDetect mode

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    Quiet operation

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    Energy efficient

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    No need for an app

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    Light and relatively compact

Reasons to avoid
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    No timer

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    On the larger side with no carry handles

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Our Dupray Bloom air purifier review puts one of the UK's newest air quality brand's best-selling models through its paces to see how it compares to the best air purifiers the Ideal Home team has tested.

Founded in Canada, Dupray now sells in the UK, with a large product range that includes the bestselling Bloom air purifier.

The Bloom features a modern design that seamlessly blends into your home decor, serving as not only a sleek-looking air purifier but also a planter or an accent side table with an oak or walnut table top and in-built storage, making it a super versatile piece of furniture, especially when space is at a premium. Plus its range of washable filters in various tonal colourways means you can match it to your home decor while keeping the HEPA filter in tip-top condition.

Equipped with a HEPA-13 medical-grade filtration system, it can capture 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.1 microns, filtering out dust, pollen, smoke, pet dander, bacteria, mould and even unpleasant odours.

It features nifty AutoDetect technology with infrared sensors to constantly monitor the air quality and the fan speed automatically adjusts to clean the air sufficiently, which is a massive plus for those with allergies or respiratory problems, as it means it doesn't require constant manual adjustments to be super effective.

Designed to purify larger spaces, it's suitable for rooms up to 141 m2 and the 360-degree air intake makes it an excellent choice for open-plan living areas as it ensures better air circulation, providing clean air throughout a room. I put it to the test to see how it performed in practice.

Dupray Bloom Air Purifier review

Specifications

  • Recommended room size: 141m2
  • Air change per hour: 1 per hour based on recommended room size
  • CADR: pollen 347.1 m³/h, dust 334.5 m³/h, smoke 308.2 m³/h
  • Noise levels: As low as 24 dB
  • Filter type: Medical-grade HEPA-13 with activated carbon
  • Dimensions: H48 x W33 x D33cm
  • Weight: 4.63kg
  • Wattage: 2.5-65W
  • Smart App connectivity: No
  • Timer: No
  • Auto mode: Yes
  • Storage capacity: 9L

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How I tested

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Jenny McFarlane

Jenny McFarlane joined the Ideal Home team as Senior Digital Editor in 2023 following a couple of years working across sister brands Real HomesHomes & GardensLivingetc and Gardeningetc. As part of Ideal Home's commitment to how we test products we recommend, I tested the Dupray Bloom Air Purifier in my own home to see how it coped with every day decreases in air quality caused by smoke, VOCs, cooking fumes, and dust.

Assembly and set up

Setting up the Dupray Bloom is a breeze. Once you unbox it, it's pretty much ready to use with minimal packaging to faff about with. Its notable advantage is that it's extremely lightweight over bulkier models that are hard to move about. On the back of the main body, a QR code provides easy access to setup instructions.

Once the basic set-up is done, it's ready to get up and running. It features a user-friendly air quality alert system that lights up in different colours to indicate air quality levels, and the air quality indicator fades out after 20 seconds for a subtle appearance.

You can choose from its three fan speeds, night more or just set to AutoDetect mode for adaptive air purification. Dupray says all you have to do with the Bloom is 'set it, and forget it' in Auto Detect mode for adaptive air purification so it doesn't come with an app.

The auto mode features an infrared sensor that monitors and detects air pollutants, without you having to do much at all, which suits me right down to the ground.

A Dupray Bloom air purifier with a ribbon plant in a living room with orange loaf sofa and colourful cushions

(Image credit: Future/ Jenny McFarlane)

Design

The Dupray Bloom definitely has more style than your average spaceship-like design of others on the market. It blends seamlessly into the background as a planter and looks really quite good as an accent table with the wood tabletop.

It's not just a pretty face, though. Its smart features, ease of use, and quiet operation make it an all-rounder. With a HEPA-13 medical-grade filtration system, which is capable of removing 99.97% of airborne pollutants as small as 0.1 microns, it makes it ideal for large rooms and open-plan living areas.

I particularly like the removable fabric knit cover that encases the lower half of the air purifier which can be easily removed and washed. The cover isn't just for looks though, it also works as the air purifier's pre-filter, preventing large particles of dust and hair from entering the HEPA filter underneath.

The pre-filters come in 13 different colour options and I received the 'Latte' colour as a spare for the 'Cloudy Gray' which comes as standard. Both of which worked well with my home's colour schemes.

A Dupray Bloom air purifier as an accent table with books and a blue cup in a living room with orange loaf sofa and colourful cushions

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One of my other favourite parts of the design is the multi-functionality of the device. With its wood table top, available in oak or walnut, you can use it as a sleek-looking accent table to set a coffee on or as a bedside table.

Or if that doesn't fit with your living room scheme or bedroom look, then you can use it as a planter for a substantial, medium-sized houseplant it features a strainer for when you need to water your houseplant, and you can even plant it directly in the device.

Or if houseplants aren't your thing, the nine-litre planter area can be used as a convenient place to store or hide your remote control, a book or two, reading glasses - you name it.

The indicator button on the front automatically changes through three coloured lights to let you know the current air quality. Green means 'great' air quality, yellow 'good', and purple 'poor.'

The air quality indicator light is situated on the same button as the controls, making it super minimalist. Once it indicates the air quality level, the light fades again to blend into the body of the device.

I really like the design of the Dupray Bloom. It's stylish but simple so it fits seamlessly into whatever room it's placed in, and isn't an appliance you feel the need to hide away out of sight.

dupray bloom air purifier in a kitchen by a chair

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Performance

The Dupray Bloom air purifier offers three fan speeds that you can set manually, as well as a Night mode, and a game-changing Auto mode which means you can simply be hands-off and let the device do all the work.

When the AutoDetect setting is chosen it uses its in-built infrared sensor to adjust the fan speed automatically based on air quality. For example, if the air quality is poor, then the fan will automatically be set to high fan speed.

This is a great feature as it means you can save on energy by only using the fan speed necessary to clean the air, and this is the mode that I put the air purifier into to perform the first performance test.

When I first turned the purifier on it showed a yellow light on the indicator display, which means 'good' indoor air quality. A relief all around.

To test out whether it could pick up on changes to the air quality, I lit a candle close to the air purifier and blew it out to create smoke. In AutoDetect it took the Bloom seconds to register the smoke and for the indicator light to go purple.

The drop in the air quality meant it automatically increased the fan speed to return the air quality to 'good'.

spraying deodorant near the dupray bloom air purifier

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It took roughly eight minutes for the Bloom to clear the air and return to standby, and when I left and returned to the room, I couldn't detect any smoke smell.

I also tested spraying an aerosol deodorant close to the air purifier. It took seconds for it to register the VOCs present in the deodorant, and the indicator light displayed purple for 'poor' air quality and soon got to work extracting.

This time the air purifier took longer to return to standby. I still noticed a faint odour of deodorant when I re-entered the room, but the purifier had made an obvious improvement to the air quality.

I also tested the Bloom in the kitchen after cooking to see how it coped with fumes. Our kitchen has a pretty useless extractor fan and we always find it hard to remove cooking smells, so I was curious to find out how the air purifier would improve that situation.

We put it to the test by shutting the kitchen door, making sure the windows were closed, leaving the extractor fan off and frying an egg whilst the Bloom was positioned in the dining area in AutoDetect mode.

From when the egg first started sizzling, it took the Bloom a few minutes to register the smell at which point it soon shifted the fan speed up as the fumes intensified.

Around a minute later the egg was cooked, so I made my egg on toast, left the kitchen, shut the door, and had my lunch while the Bloom got going to remove the fumes.

Once I'd had my lunch, after about 10 minutes I went back in to find the fan had stopped, and the Bloom had returned to standby, indicating it had cleared the air. There was barely any lingering cooking smell when I came back in and I have a nose like a bloodhound - impressive stuff.

dupray bloom air purifier on/off switch

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Then, lastly, I performed the dust test. Whilst the Bloom was in its AutoDetect mode I emptied the contents of my vacuum cleaner onto the floor next to it. The air quality indicator did change to purple for 'poor' air quality, while the fan kicked up several gears. I was surprised that it detected so quickly.

I also manually set the air purifier to its highest fan speed and performed the same exercise. The dust particles were clearly being drawn towards the air purifier, and again the indicator light showed a decrease in air quality.

Overall, I was incredibly impressed by the Dupray Bloom air purifier's performance.

dupray bloom air purifier with vacuum debris and cordless vacuum cleaner

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Ease of use

The performance of the Dupray Bloom air purifier really impressed me, and its ease of use could not be faulted.

It's an extremely easy-to-use bit of kit, without the need for an app with its incredibly responsive AutoDetect mode. You can just switch it to this automatic mode and it sets to work.

dupray bloom air purifier as a bedside table in kids room

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Noise levels

The Dupray Bloom air purifier is very quiet, measuring as low as 24dB depending on the fan speed you choose and it's its quietest while in night mode, which I tested in both my bedroom and my daughter's.

When it detects a change in air quality though, that's a different story. It gets loud when it's running in its highest fan speed which I found quite irritating while watching TV, otherwise, the low and middle fan speeds are relatively quiet.

dupray bloom air purifier as a bedside table

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Portability

As air purifiers go, the Bloom is super light, weighing in at 4.63kg and measuring H48 x W33 x D33cm, making it easy enough to pick up and move around the home. However, it does lack any handles or handholds, which would have been a nice addition to the design. You really need to have the ability to grip its cylindrical build with two hands.

It is on the large side so it's a good thing it's designed to sit at floor level.

Energy use

Compared to most air purifiers of this size, the Bloom air purifier is super energy efficient using just 2.5-20W of electricity depending on which mode you have it running in.

With the AutoDetect mode on, it means you don't need to have the purifier constantly running on a high fan setting. Instead, you can leave it in this mode and the air purifier will remain on its lowest setting unless it detects a drop in air quality. Then it will swing into action at a higher fan setting. A really nifty energy-saving measure.

Find out more about how much it costs to run an air purifier in our guide so you can compare the Bloom to the average energy usage.

Filter replacement

dupray bloom air purifier filter inner cartridge

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After you purchase the air purifier itself, you'll need to factor in the ongoing filter replacement and the cost associated.

Most manufacturers advise that an air filter should be replaced roughly every six months due to it becoming clogged up, compromising its efficiency.

Dupray advises similarly, recommending the Bloom's air filter be replaced every six to nine months.

The brand advises periodically cleaning the pre-filter with a soft brush attachment on a vacuum hose. Or for a deeper clean, you can easily wash the pre-filter.

When you do come to replace the filter, Dupray states Bloom's medical-grade HEPA-13 filter is made with 64% less plastic than the competitors' filters, making it the most affordable replacement HEPA-13, medical-grade filters on the market, at only £23.99 each, as of writing.

Verdict

A Dupray Bloom air purifier with a ribbon plant in a living room with orange loaf sofa

(Image credit: Future/ Jenny McFarlane)

Overall, I was incredibly impressed by the Dupray Bloom air purifier. It's extremely responsive to air quality changes which is a great addition to our old house.

Aside from its awesome performance, I could not fault its aesthetic appeal. Its simple, yet smart features like the AutoDetect, its ease of use, and quiet operation make it a standout choice for anyone who doesn't want to compromise on either functionality or design.

That AutoDetect mode also means the air purifier is never using more electricity than it needs to, while its replacement medical grade air filters are the most competitive price-wise than other options.

In fact, the only real niggle I had with the Bloom is that it's big. However, in terms of performance, usability and style, it's hard to fault this well-designed air purifier. Whether you’re dealing with allergies, poor air quality, or simply want to get rid of cooking fumes, the Dupray Bloom is an investment worth making.

Jenny McFarlane
Senior Digital Editor

Jenny is Senior Digital Editor and joined the team in 2021, working across Ideal Home, Real Homes, Homes & Gardens, Livingetc and Gardeningetc. Since getting on the property ladder, her passion for interior design and gardening has taken on a new lease of life. She loves collecting and salvaging unique items (much to her other half's despair) but sniffing out stylish home bargains is her one true love. When she has a spare minute, she loves crafting, having studied textiles at university – although she hardly gets the chance with her daughters keeping her permanently on her toes.