• Alen BreatheSmart FLEX True HEPA Air Purifier

    Alen BreatheSmart FLEX True HEPA Air Purifier

    Weathered Gray
    Brushed Stainless
    700 sq.ft.
  • Alen BreatheSmart FIT50 True HEPA Air Purifier

    Alen BreatheSmart FIT50 True HEPA Air Purifier

    Weathered Gray
    Brushed Stainless
    900 sq.ft.

If you are concerned about food odors, air purifiers for dining rooms can help. You and your loved ones gather in the dining room for weeknight meals, birthdays, holiday celebrations, and more. This space that is so important to you and those you care about can contain indoor pollutants that are unpleasant to smell and, in some cases, harmful to your health. From cooking smells to airborne germs, the air in your dining room can contain particles and gases that you inhale. The right air purifier can help filter out these unwanted pollutants. That way, you can enjoy your food in a safe, odor-free environment and focus on connecting with everyone around the dinner table.

Why Do I Need an Air Purifier in the Dining Room?

Indoor pollutants circulate in your dining room air. The dining room contains the same particles and gases as your other living spaces, but it is also a space with its own unique pollutants. Air filtration, along with other sanitation measures, can make your dining room safer by removing them from the air.

Food Odors

Do air purifiers help with food smells? Yes, an air purifier can filter out the lingering food odors that accumulate in your dining room. While these odors are harmless, they can be unpleasant and make eating in your dining room unappetizing. The last thing you want is to smell last night’s salmon dinner at breakfast. If you live with someone who enjoys foods that smell strongly, an air purifier can help keep the peace between you.

Pollutants from Cooking

Cooking creates odors and other indoor pollutants that can be harmful to your health. If your dining room is just off your kitchen, these cooking odors and chemicals can spill over, especially if your kitchen is poorly ventilated. This is even more likely to occur if you have an open concept floorplan where your “dining room” is not spatially separated from the kitchen. Some popular dishes, like Korean barbecue or hot pot, must be cooked at the dinner table, which can fill your dining room with odors and chemicals.

The most concerning pollutant from cooking is particulate matter, which refers to a wide range of particles and droplets. Also referred to as particle pollution, it’s made up of organic chemicals, acids, dust, metals, and soil, and it’s classified as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization (WHO). The small size of these particles makes them dangerous because they can get lodged in your lungs or get into your bloodstream. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) links them with the following health concerns:

  • Reduced lung function
  • Worsening asthma symptoms
  • Premature death in people with lung or heart disease
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Nonfatal heart attacks
  • Irritation of the airways, coughing, difficulty breathing, and other respiratory symptoms

The cooking process can create particulate matter in the form of aerosols and tiny bits of char, and burning smells are a sure sign that particulate matter is in the air. Some foods, cooking techniques, and appliances are more likely to lead to particle pollution. Frying and roasting produce more particulate matter than other cooking methods, and fatty foods generate the most pollutants. Additionally, if you have a gas stove, it makes more particulate matter as well as nitrogen dioxide, which is also hazardous to your health.

Other Airborne Contaminants

The building materials, furniture, carpeting, and other products in your dining room can give off volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds can build up if the contaminant source goes unaddressed or the space lacks adequate ventilation or air flow. According to the EPA, common organic pollutants are two to five times higher inside homes than outdoors. VOCs are associated with adverse health effects, such as damage to your liver, kidneys, and central nervous system.

Your dining room may contain the same particles that are present in your other living spaces, such as:

  • Allergens
  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Bacteria

Restaurant owners: learn more about how you can use air purifiers and other safety measures to make your restaurant’s dining room safer.

Air Purifiers with Activated Carbon Filters

The safest and most effective way to filter out the gases and particles in your dining room is with a mechanical air purifier that features a HEPA filter made with activated carbon. HEPA filtration can remove the airborne particles in your dining room, while activated carbon filters out chemicals and odors. HEPA filters remove 99.97% of airborne particles, including dust, pollen, mold, and bacteria.

How to Choose a Dining Room Air Purifier

Now that you know the type of air filtration that works best in the dining room, the next step is to choose a model that meets the needs of the space. The EPA issued a guide to help the people determine which air purifier is best for them. They recommend that you consider:

  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR): this score helps you choose the right air purifier for the area it serves, in addition to the manufacturer’s recommendations based on the area’s square feet.
  • Fan speed: air purifiers with powerful, high-speed fans will increase the amount of air that can be filtered.
  • Runtime: air cleaners with longer runtimes can filter more air.

Another factor to consider for air purifiers for dining rooms is how much noise it makes. You want to make sure you can still enjoy all those dinnertime conversations with your loved ones, and if the air purifier is too loud, you will not want to use it.

Alen BreatheSmart HEPA Air Purifiers for Dining Rooms

At Alen, we take food odors and other indoor pollutants seriously. That’s why we offer top-rated True HEPA air purifiers that can improve the quality of air in your dining room. We recommend our BreatheSmart FLEX True HEPA Air Purifier or BreatheSmart FIT50 True to help you breathe easier and enjoy the safest dining possible.

  • Our medical-grade Fresh and FreshPlus HEPA filters contain activated carbon and are designed to remove both gases and particles.
  • Our powerful, high-speed fans force air through the filter quickly.
  • We design our air purifiers for continuous, nonstop use to maximize air filtration.
  • Laser sensor technology auto-adjusts fan speed when airborne particles are present.
  • LED color rings indicate real-time air quality.
  • Whisper-quiet air filtration.
  • Thousands of five-star customer reviews.
  • Every air purifier comes with a lifetime warranty if you register the product and use our filter subscription service.

Shop Alen HEPA air purifiers for dining rooms to find out how we can help improve your indoor air quality. That way, you can get back to what matters most to you.