Rainbow Air Purifier Review
Those who have hunted for an air purifier for their living space knows one thing is true: there are a number of features and specifications to consider. Many people seek units offering true HEPA filters or a UV light feature to further clean the air, elements that might draw them to the Rainbow RainMate. A creation of the Rainbow brand, which is well-known for its popular, highly-rated vacuum cleaner, the RainMate claims to use fresh water to circulate scented air in your home. In our review of the machine, however, we determined that this unit is far from a proper air purifier. Consider if the RainMate has a place in your home as we look to the features that the unit provides.
What does it do?
As mentioned earlier, the RainMate uses a tank of fresh water to spread scented air through your home. The use of water and the suggestion of vapor sounds akin to an air purifier, however, in essence the RainMate only acts as a scented humidifier. The amount of water vapor it circulates may not be enough to humidify a room, and truthfully Rainbow does not mention humidifying as one of the features of this product.
The benefit of the Rainbow RainMate is that it offers a variety of nature-inspired scents which you can use to freshen the air in your home. Sold in packs of four, the various scents include:
- Apple Blossom
Rainbow also offers four scents in their “Luxury Collection” that are meant to create a spa-like aura in your home. Included in this collection are:
- Lavender Juniper
- Mandarin Rosewood
- Orange Ginger
- Tea Tree Mint
So, while the RainMate might not be purifying or truly humidifying your air, many of its scents are quite appealing and might help refresh or revive your home atmosphere.
The Rainbow RainMate is a sleek-looking device that can blend in as any other small household appliance. It can sit very inconspicuously on any countertop or table and do its job without drawing unnecessary attention. There is also the Rainbow RainMate IL which includes LED lights inside the reservoir, which works well as a night light on a bookshelf, in a bedroom, or in a hallway.
This is where the Rainbow RainMate falls short of other dedicated air purifiers. To their credit, Rainbow does not make any outrageous claims about the air purification abilities of this unit. The RainMate cannot truly perform as an air purifier to rid indoor air pollution like pet dander.
Rather, the Rainbow RainMate is mostly a luxury air freshener. This product is a great alternative to chemical sprays or disposable plastic air purifiers, and the unit itself is much nicer looking than many store-bought air fresheners. You also have the option to choose and change fragrances as you see fit. When combined with a proper, dedicated air purifier, the Rainbow RainMate can complement the clean air with a refreshing scent. Let the air purifier do the hard work of cleaning the air of dirt, pet hair, dust mites, airborne particles, and other allergens while the RainMate goes to work to freshen the air and give your home a beautiful scented ambiance.
As an air freshener, the Rainbow RainMate does a great job. It uses simple fragrances and water to give your home a nice scent that you can change whenever you wish. This product is not, however, a Rainbow air purifier. Don’t count on the RainMate to do a job it is not designed to do. The RainMate won’t clean your air but can be a great complement to a proper, well-reviewed air purifier. If you go in with the right expectations, you should be satisfied with what the Rainbow RainMate offers.