The AROEVE MK01 Air Purifier has been making waves in the market, rapidly gaining popularity among consumers seeking a breath of fresh air in their homes and workplaces.
In this review, we delve into the specifics of the AROEVE MK01, examining its performance, design, and overall value to determine if it truly justifies its growing popularity. From its filtration efficiency to user-friendly aspects, we explore every facet to provide a comprehensive overview of what this air purifier has to offer.
My first impression of the AROEVE MK01 was that it’s pretty basic. It has a nice feature that lets you add scents to your room, but other than that, it’s not packed with a lot of extras. Also, the build quality didn’t really impress me. When I tested it out, it didn’t perform as well as I had hoped.
Despite its small size, the AROEVE MK01 is designed for very small spaces. It’s best for rooms around 47 square feet, refreshing the air almost five times an hour. It’s not the most powerful air purifier out there, but it does a decent job in small, not-too-dirty areas.
I took a close look at how well it works, how noisy it is, and how much power it uses. I also went through all its features in detail. Is the AROEVE MK01 a good air purifier? Did it meet my expectations, and does it deserve all the attention it’s getting? I’ll answer these questions and more in this article, so keep reading to find out!
AROEVE MK01 Overview
- Color: White
- Product Dimensions: 6.1″D x 6.1″W x 9.7″H
- Item Weight: 3 Pounds
- Control Method: Touch
- Wattage: 17
As someone who genuinely invests in testing and reviewing air purifiers without any influence from free product offers, I decided to give the Aroeve MK01 a try, despite its relatively small size within the Aroeve series. I believe in transparency, and I aim to provide you with an unbiased assessment of this air purifier.
The Aroeve MK01 is a straightforward and minimalistic air purifier with a few noteworthy features, but it also has its share of limitations. While it offers a pleasing night light, sleep mode, and an essential oil pad for aroma diffusion, its small coverage area and underwhelming filter performance in larger spaces are noticeable drawbacks.
In the following sections, I’ll provide you with key specifications of the Aroeve MK01, discuss its setup and installation, delve into its design, controls, and dimensions, and explore its features, including night light and essential oils. I’ll also assess its airflow, warranty, room coverage, CADR, and filtration technology. Additionally, I’ll share insights into its noise levels, performance tests in various room sizes, and operating costs. Finally, I’ll summarize the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision.
- Manufacturer: Aroeve
- Model: MK01
- Dimensions: 6.1 x 6.1 x 9.7 inches (15.5 x 15.5 x 24.6 cm)
- Filters: Pre-filter, HEPA Filter, and Carbon Filter
- Filter Longevity: 3-6 months
- Room Coverage (4.8 ACH): 47 sq. ft.
- CADR: 30 m3/h
- Power Consumption: 17W
- Warranty: 2-year
- User manual: PDF
Setup & Installation
Setting up the Aroeve MK01 is a breeze. There’s no need for any special preparation before the first use. Simply prepare the filter by opening the filter cover, removing the protective wrap, and reinserting it into the device.
Once that’s done, position the air purifier in your desired location, plug it in, and power it on. Ensure it’s placed away from walls or objects to maintain optimal airflow and prevent potential damage.
The Aroeve MK01 features a simple and unassuming design, similar to many other air purifiers on the market. Its build is cylindrical, with the bottom housing the filter and the top housing the motor, controls, aroma pad, and air outlets.
It’s available in white or black, though the black model may be prone to fingerprint marks due to the quality of the plastic used. While it doesn’t bring innovation to the table, its portability allows it to fit well into various room decors.
The Aroeve MK01’s controls are conveniently located on the top of the device, featuring a control panel with touch-sensitive buttons, light indicators, and an aromatic pad slot. However, it lacks remote control or smart app functionality, limiting users to the built-in touch controls. These controls, while functional, are on the smaller side and could benefit from more spacing between buttons and indicators for improved usability.
Size and Dimensions
The Aroeve MK01 is notably compact, making it one of the smallest air purifiers tested. It measures just 6.1 x 6.1 x 9.7 inches (15.5 x 15.5 x 24.6 cm) and weighs a mere 3 lbs (1.4 kg).
What’s in the Box
When you purchase the Aroeve MK01, you’ll receive the air purifier, a filter, an aroma pad, and a user manual.
The Aroeve MK01 keeps its feature set simple, offering essential functions:
The Aroeve MK01 comes with a night light feature. This night light emits a soothing blue glow, and you can adjust its brightness by pressing the light button on the control panel.
Now, here’s where it gets a bit puzzling: When you press the same button that controls the night light, it also seems to activate another blue light inside the device. However, there are a couple of reasons why we won’t dwell too much on this second light:
- The company’s explanation about this light is not very clear.
- It’s uncertain whether this second light actually serves any purpose like killing bacteria or if it’s just a regular light with no special function.
There’s also an additional function for the night light indicator. When it’s time to replace the air purifier’s filter, this indicator turns red. It also helps you reset the filter reset indicator.
The Aroeve MK01 includes a sleep mode feature, which can be quite handy, especially if you plan to use the air purifier in your bedroom. Considering its limited room coverage (low CADR), using it in a bedroom is a top recommendation.
When you activate sleep mode, here’s what happens:
- All the indicators on the air purifier dim down, so they won’t be too bright or disruptive while you sleep.
- The air purifier switches to its lowest speed, which is the quietest setting. This is perfect for a bedroom or a room that’s not much larger than 47 sq. ft.
So, in simpler terms, sleep mode makes the air purifier quieter and less bright, making it more suitable for your bedroom at night. It creates a peaceful environment for your sleep.
In summary, the Aroeve MK01 keeps it simple with these features: a customizable night light that has a little mystery, and a sleep mode that makes it super quiet and dim for peaceful nights in smaller rooms.
The Aroeve MK01 air purifier also comes with a timer feature, which is pretty standard among air purifiers. What it does is quite simple: it lets you set a specific amount of time for the air purifier to run, after which it will automatically turn off. You have options to set the timer for 6 hours, 12 hours, or 24 hours.
Now, here’s what makes this timer a bit more flexible compared to many other air purifiers. Most air purifiers usually offer timers for just 2 hours, 4 hours, or 6 hours. The Aroeve MK01 gives you longer time options, which can be helpful if you want the purifier to run for an extended period and then switch off on its own.
Essential Oils Pad
The Aroeve MK01 air purifier also has something called an “essential oils pad.” This feature might not be new to you if you’ve seen other air purifiers like the Levoit Core Mini or LV-H128, as they work in a similar way.
So, what does this essential oils pad do? Well, it’s a little pad that you can put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on. This pad is located right above the air outlets on the top of the air purifier. When the air flows through the purifier, it picks up the scent of the essential oil from the pad and spreads that nice fragrance throughout the room.
Now, these essential oil pads are not permanent. You’ll need to replace them after a certain amount of time, but it’s not a set time frame. It really depends on how often you use this feature. Typically, you’ll get several pads in a package, and they can last for a few months, depending on how frequently you want your room to smell lovely with essential oils.
The Aroeve MK01 air purifier has a cylindrical shape, and if you look at the bottom half of it, you’ll see small openings all around. These openings are where the air gets drawn into the purifier.
Once the air goes inside, it goes through a 3-stage filtration process to get cleaned up. This is where all the dust, allergens, and other particles get trapped and removed.
After that cleaning process, the purified air comes out through openings at the top of the air purifier. So, in simple terms, the Aroeve MK01 takes in the air from the bottom, cleans it inside, and then releases the clean air from the top.
Room Coverage & CADR
Now, room coverage is an important thing to consider when you’re thinking about which air purifier to get. Room coverage tells you how big of a room the purifier is suitable for.
For the Aroeve MK01, I couldn’t find an official statement about its Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR), which is a common way to measure how fast an air purifier can clean the air. So, the reviewer did some measurements and got a value of about 30 CFM.
Based on this number and following a standard called AHAM, the reviewer suggests that the Aroeve MK01 is best for rooms that are around 47 square feet in size. In a room this size, it can clean the air about 4.8 times in one hour, which is a good rate.
But here’s where it gets a bit tricky. Aroeve says you can use this air purifier in much larger rooms, up to about 215 square feet, and it will still clean the air pretty well. However, the reviewer found that it didn’t do as great a job in larger rooms, and he wouldn’t really recommend using it in rooms much bigger than 47 square feet.
So, in simpler terms, the Aroeve MK01 is best for smaller rooms, and while the company says it can work in bigger rooms, it might not be as effective as they claim.
When you buy the Aroeve MK01 air purifier, it comes with a warranty that lasts for 2 years. This is a pretty standard warranty duration that you find with many products.
What’s cool about Aroeve is that you don’t have to go through the trouble of registering your air purifier on their website to activate the warranty. It automatically starts on the day you make the purchase.
The Aroeve MK01 air purifier uses a special 3-stage system to clean the air. Let’s break it down:
This is the first stage, and it’s like a protective shield. Imagine it as a nylon mesh. Its job is to catch bigger things like dust and pet hair before they get to the main filter. This helps make the main filter last longer and work better. You should clean this pre-filter about twice a month by using a vacuum cleaner or a dry cloth. It’s important to use genuine pre-filters for the best results. When you see the filter life indicator come on, it’s time to change the filter.
This is the second stage, and it’s the big deal. HEPA filters are like the superheroes of air purifiers. They’re amazing at catching tiny things like dust, allergens, pet fur, and even tiny particles that float around in the air. This filter is super important.
Activated carbon filter
The third stage is all about smells. This filter has carbon in it, and carbon is really good at getting rid of bad odors, like cooking smells or pet odors. It can also grab gases and some chemicals in the air. But here’s the thing, the carbon filter in the Aroeve MK01 is a bit different. It’s not the pellet kind; it’s more like a fibrous filter with carbon on it. So, it might not be as awesome at handling really strong odors or chemicals as some other air purifiers. If you’re dealing with a lot of smoke or bad smells, you might want to look at a different air purifier, like the Winix 5500-2.
And one more thing to mention: Some versions of this air purifier have a UV light feature, but it’s not very clear how it works. UV-C light can be good at killing germs and stuff, but we can’t be sure if this air purifier’s UV light does that because the company doesn’t explain it well.
This air purifier has three different fan speeds or power levels: sleep mode, speed 1, and speed 2. What’s cool about this air purifier is that it’s not noisy at all. It’s actually one of the quietest ones I’ve ever tested.
- In sleep mode, it makes a sound that’s just 40.9 decibels (dBA). Think of it as a gentle background noise, like a whisper. This makes it perfect for using in your bedroom, especially when you want some nice, soft light to go along with it.
- Even when you crank it up to the fastest speed (speed 2), it’s still pretty quiet, making only 57.9 dBA. Imagine a conversation in a quiet room. So, no matter how fast you want the air purifier to work, it won’t disturb your peace and quiet too much.
Now, regarding how well this air purifier works, I have to be honest; I’m not super impressed with it. There are a couple of reasons why.
First, it doesn’t cover a big area. So, if you have a large room, it might not be able to clean the air effectively because it’s just not powerful enough. Think of it like trying to cool down a big room with a tiny fan; it’s not going to do a great job.
Second, the filter in this air purifier is quite small, and it gets dirty pretty quickly. This means you’ll have to replace it more often, and that can be a bit of a hassle and an extra expense.
I’ve tested a lot of air purifiers that are about the same size as this one, and honestly, not many of them have performed exceptionally well. Just to give you an example, there’s one called the Jinpus GL-2103, and it did even worse in the tests compared to the Aroeve MK01.
Also, when it comes to dealing with bad smells, like if you’ve been cooking something strong or there’s a pet odor, this air purifier doesn’t do a great job at neutralizing those smells. I think it’s because the carbon filter it has isn’t very big.
Pros and Cons
- Affordable price
- Filter reset indicator
- Very quiet operation
- Low power consumption
- Night light and sleep mode
- Compact and lightweight
- CARB certified
- Limited room coverage
- Filter performance could be better
- Unclear UV light function
- Small, messy controls
While the Aroeve MK01 may be a popular choice among buyers, its widespread popularity doesn’t necessarily make it a top-tier air purifier. In my testing, I found it to be somewhat disappointing, especially in the performance department.
Considering its limitations, I would advise exploring other air purifiers that I’ve reviewed here on Air Purifier First before making a final decision. However, if you have a small bedroom or a room not much larger than 47 sq. ft., where it can achieve an air change per hour of 4.8, then the Aroeve MK01 might still be a suitable choice.
If you have any questions about this air purifier or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments section below the article, and I’ll be happy to provide more information.