In this post, we review and compare three of the best selling Mammoth air purifiers.
- Classic Series
- xC Wood Grain Series
- Q3 Desktop Series
When looking for an air cleaner for your home, it can be confusing trying to figure out how each product is different and which one is actually best for your individual needs.
Our goal with these reviews is to show you how each Mammoth air purifier actually compares, side-by-side, so that you can make the right purchasing decision.
We’ll show you which features each air cleaner series has in common and how they’re different. By the end of this article, you should have a clear understanding on which product is the best investment for your home or office.
For your convenience, this guide is divided into five parts:
- How the Mammoth Air Purification Process Works
- Difference Between Passive and Active Air Filtration
- Classic Series Versus xC Series
- How the Q3 Desktop Series Compares
- Detailed Comparison Chart of Classic, xC and Q3
Mammoth Air Purification Process
In the graphic above, you can see exactly how Mammoth has designed an air purification process that combats the widest range of harmful airborne particles.
Depending on the device that you choose, Classic, xC or Q3, you’ll either have 5 or 7 stages of air filtration. How each of these stages work will be explained in the following section.
Passive and Active Air Filtration
Each of the Mammoth air cleaners in this review use a combination of passive and active filtration to strip the air of toxic particles.
Passive filtration includes filters that air passes through in order to become clean, while active filtration includes technology that purifies the air in a room without it having to go through a physical filter.
Passive Filtration Includes the Following Filters
- Pre-filter traps the largest particles, like bigger dust, hair and pollen. This allows the other filters to work more effectively and also extends their life.
- HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of all microscopic airborne particles. This includes finer dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores and some bacteria and viruses.
- Carbon Filter removes odor causing substances, including smoke, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and other airborne chemicals.
- Germicidal Ultra Violet (UV) Lamp zaps viruses, bacteria and VOC’s that are too small to be trapped by the HEPA and Carbon filters. This lamp works by destroying the DNA makeup of these particles, rendering them harmless to your health and creating a sterile environment.
- TiO2 Photocatalytic Filter is coated with titanium dioxide, an effective catalyst used to produce highly reactive ions and works in combination with the UV lamp to render particles inactive. (Read more on how this works at Wikipedia.)
Active Filtration Include the Following Technologies
- Ionizer emits negatively charged ions into the air that latch onto positively charged particles. This increases the mass of these airborne toxins and causes them to fall out of the breathable air space.
- Ozone Generator produces low levels of ozone under the legal standard of 0.55 ppm. and is a natural cleaning agent. It works to sterilize the air from odors, mold, smoke and mildew.
Mammoth Classic Series Versus xC Series
Now that you know how the air purifying process works and which options are available with Mammoth air cleaners, we can now show you how each product actually compares.
The Mammoth Classic Series and xC Series are very similar products. However, there are some key differences worth noting that may affect your opinion on which one to buy.
Mammoth Classic Air Purifier
- Comes in two options: 5 stage or 7 stage air filtration
- 5 stage option doesn’t include the TiO2 Photocatayltic Filter and Ultra Violet Lamp
- Uses a rotary dial for fan speed and ozone output
- Doesn’t include an LCD display or timer options
- Built with a solid wood finish
xC Air Purifier
- Comes in one option: 7 stage air filtration
- Includes an LCD display, timer options and a remote
- Uses push buttons to fine tune fan speed an ozone levels
- Built with a modern, industrial design
Both the Classic and xC air purifiers purify the same areas of coverage: 600 sq. ft. without using the ozone option and 2,500 sq. ft. with ozone turned on.
As you can see above, both the 7 stage Classic model and xC air purifier offer the same level of air cleaning quality. The only difference is the xC offers a digital display, timer options and a remote. If those features don’t matter to you, then you can save some money by purchasing the Mammoth Classic series.
Mammoth Q3 Desktop Series
Now, you may be wondering how the Mammoth Q3 Desktop Series fits in with this review.
If you’ve done any sort of research on this product, you may think that it doesn’t even compete with the other two series.
However, we’ve included the Q3 here in this comparison guide for three reasons:
- It includes the 7 stage air filtration process
- It’s perfect for smaller spaces (can fit on a table or desk)
- Each device is hand-crafted and finished with a solid wood casing. No two air purifiers are the same. Choose between 3 finishes: stained cherry wood, stained walnut or clear-gloss
Although this air cleaner may look tiny compared to the other two Mammoth products we’ve reviewed, the Q3 air purifier packs just as much power as the Classic and xC series. In fact, it uses the same 7 stage air filtration process as its big brothers, ensuring that you enjoy the same level of fresh, clean air.
The other advantage of this product is that it can save you a lot of money if you don’t need to purify a very large space. The Classic and xC models are designed for large spaces and homes, while the Q3 is perfect for smaller apartments, office spaces and rooms.
The Q3 air purifier can purify a space up to 200 sq. ft. using passive filtration and up to 500 sq. ft. using active filtration. One thing to note here is that this device uses a PlasmaWave Generator (a newer, safer technology) instead of Ozone to enhance air cleaning.
Mammoth Air Purifier Comparison Chart
In order to help you fully process the review information we’ve outlined in this post, we’ve added this visual chart below for you to easily compare each of the Mammoth air purifiers side-by-side.
This chart will help you easily spot which features come standard with each series, which are not available and which can be upgraded.