Five Star FS8088 Air Purifier ReviewIf you suffer from indoor pollution the Five Star FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier has been designed to reduce the amount of dust, pollen and bacteria in the air.

It has a unique ultraviolet light that kills germs and bacteria as well as ionic technology to remove pollutants and freshen the air. The filter is said to be able to remove particles as small as 0.01 microns from the air. This is quite impressive as a true HEPA filter will remove particles down to 0.03 microns.

The FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier uses a dust collector rod so there are no filters to replace. It’s fairly easy to remove and needs to be cleaned with a damp cloth from time to time. The filter can be operated at two fan speeds. The low speed is good for sleeping and the high speed helps to circulate air quickly.

The purifier also comes with a night light switch so you can turn the light on and off and includes a washable charcoal filter. It includes a 3-year factory warranty.

Quieter Than Expected

Many air purifiers are quite noisy so they can disturb you when you are sleeping. The FS8088 is very quiet and you’ll have no trouble getting a decent nights sleep even on the high fan speed.

This one is very quiet. The only way you can hear it is if the room is totally silent. It only has a very faint hum.

Clear Air At A Cheap Price

The FIVE STAR Air Purifier is one of the cheaper models you can buy. It also doesn’t have expensive filters that need to be replaced. This makes the FS8088 a good buy for someone on a budget. It seems to do a decent job of removing dust and making the air feel cleaner.

I am a smoker with two cats. I can not believe how clean and clear the air is with this machine I would very highly recommend it. With the price reduction you can not go wrong. I just love it… more

Ozone Producing

From the manufacturer’s statement they say on the one hand that it reduces odor and ozone level while on the other hand they say that ozone deodorizes, kills germs and freshens the room. I’m still a little unclear as to whether this unit creates ozone or not. It seems likely that it does which is a shame because ozone can cause respiratory problems in some people. If you are unsure if this will affect you it’s better to be safe than sorry so I’d recommend looking for a model without ozone production.


No need to replace costly filters
Comes with two fan speeds, both are fairly quiet
UV ultraviolet light: Kills germs and bacteria.
Removes particles down to 0.01 microns
Includes a beautiful blue night light which can be turned on or off

Pros & Cons

The Five Star Air Purifier is very cost effective and is many report it cleans their rooms effectively. It operates quietly so shouldn’t disturb you too much even while operating on the highest speed.

Some people have had problems with the ionizer not working after a few months. The fan is also not as powerful as other models so don’t expect it to circulate the air through large rooms.

What Others Are Saying

There have been mixed reviews with this model. The question is does the budget price make it a worthwhile purchase?

After 2 weeks of use my sinuses have improved quite a bit and I feel a lot better waking up in the morning. I cleaned the electrostatic rod after 2 weeks and there was a good amount of dust, hair, and dirt stuck to it… more

Way too small you didn’t advertise the size!!!- its 18 inches tall and the fan is too weak. It doesn’t clean the air more than 3 feet from the unit… more


The Five Star FS8088 Air Purifier with Ionic Cleaner is not recommended for purchase in your home. Too many customers have had problems with the unit breaking down after a few months or not having a strong enough fan. This model also emits ozone which can cause problems for some people.

If you’re looking for a cheap air purifier a better option would be the Honeywell Platinum 16200 Air Purifier or if you’re prepared to pay a little bit more try the Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier.

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