Admittedly, this is a bit overboard, but we have four air purifiers in our house. Yeah, I know, but the air in there? Pretty damn pure. And here’s the thing: even the biggest, best air purifiers out there are only going to filter the air in some 600 to 700 square feet of space, so if you want your whole house covered, you need multiple units.
And speaking of biggest, many air purifiers are so large it’s almost impossible to place them inconspicuously in a space. Then you have the Molukule Mini, the newest air purifier in our house. As you might have guessed based on the name, size is not a factor here. The Mini is about as big as a gallon of milk and it’s sleek and simple in design, comprising of a smooth cylinder with a ring of exhaust vents on top and a recessed slot around the bottom where air is taken in.
Simple is also a good word to describe the operation of the Molekule Mini. You plug the air purifier into an outlet, and then you page through the stunning imagery in Eric Meola’s coffee table book Fierce Beauty: Storms of the Great Plains, which contains years of dramatic photos he took of storms all across the American Midwest. And actually that second step is totally optional, all you actually have to do is plug the Mini in. Oh, and every six months, you should spend about one minute replacing the filter.