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The 14 Best Respirator Masks – Guidebook

A respirator mask protects against the transmission of germs and bacteria. It is often used in kitchens to protect food from possible infestation. To make your purchase decision easier and to give you a better overview of the different models, we have taken a closer look at respirator masks and compared individual products.

In our product recommendations, we have compiled the best models for you. You are sure to find what you are looking for in these respirator masks.

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Fabric Mask
  • Conventional fabric masks are used to trap droplet ejection during aerosol-heavy work.
  • The advantage with cloth masks is that they can be cleaned in the washing machine after each use and reused.
  • However, so-called mouth-to-nose coverings are not necessarily the first choice because they have no assurances as to the duration of protection against airborne aerosols. Since it is not a medical product, pricing is also not subject to control.
Pros And Cons Of The Medical Surgical Mask
  • The link between profitability and effectiveness is the plastic medical surgical mask, identifiable by its central drape.
  • An important feature is the wire clip on the nose bridge, which accomplishes a certain adjustment effect.
  • This mask is designed for extraneous protection, and at about 10 cents each in a bulk package, it is a disposable concept.
  • You can tell if your mask meets quality standards by looking at the EN 14683:2019-10 standard number on the bulk pack. This mouth-nose protection is not nestled against the side of your face, which means you get better air, but unfiltered air. In this respect, self-protection is not given.
Pros And Cons Of The FFP2 Mask
  • The FFP2 mask (filtering face piece) is currently the best choice.
  • On each mask the CE number of the manufacturer and the EN 149:2001+A1:2009 is printed, usually you find them also extra welded in single packages.
  • In terms of price, they are between one and two euros, depending on the offer to the end consumer, so they are no longer a single-use product – although they are also difficult to reprocess.
  • Since the FFP2 mask must fit snugly and some wearers find the elastic at the ears uncomfortable, there are practical strap extensions. Here the loops of the mask are hooked in and brought together by the extension behind the head.

We have compiled the best and most interesting respirators. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

Tip: You can find many great recommendations for pans in our The 8 best pans for the kitchen – guide.

The Best Sellers Of Respirator Masks

In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular respirator masks for you.

# Preview Product
1 Respirator Mask Reusable Half Face Cover Gas Mask with Safety Glasses, Paint Face Cover Face Shield with Filters for Painting, chemical, Organic Vapor, Welding, Polishing, Woodworking and Other Work Protection Respirator Mask Reusable Half Face Cover Gas Mask with Safety Glasses, Paint Face Cover Face Shield...
2 3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6200, Gases, Vapors, Dust, Paint, Cleaning, Grinding, Sawing, Sanding, Welding, Adjustable Headstraps, Bayonet Connection, Medium 3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6200, Gases, Vapors, Dust, Paint, Cleaning, Grinding, Sawing,...
3 Respirator Mask,Half Facepiece Gas Mask with Safety Glasses Reusable Professional Breathing Protection Against Dust,Chemicals,Pesticide and Organic Vapors, Perfect for Painters and DIY Project Respirator Mask,Half Facepiece Gas Mask with Safety Glasses Reusable Professional Breathing...
4 3M Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6503QL, Gases, Vapors, Dust, Large 3M Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6503QL, Gases, Vapors, Dust, Large
5 GVS SPR457 Elipse P100 Dust Half Mask Respirator with replaceable and reusable filters included, blue, m/l size GVS SPR457 Elipse P100 Dust Half Mask Respirator with replaceable and reusable filters included,...
6 Full Face Organic Vapor, Chemical, & Particulate Respirator - 1 Year Full Manufacturer Warranty - Reusable Eye Protection Mask Full Face Organic Vapor, Chemical, & Particulate Respirator - 1 Year Full Manufacturer Warranty -...
7 3M Particulate Respirator 8511, Pack of 10, N95, Cool Flow Exhalation Valve, Disposable, Braided Comfort Strap, M Noseclip 3M Particulate Respirator 8511, Pack of 10, N95, Cool Flow Exhalation Valve, Disposable, Braided...
8 3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6300, Gases, Vapors, Dust, Paint, Cleaning, Grinding, Sawing, Sanding, Welding, Large 3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6300, Gases, Vapors, Dust, Paint, Cleaning, Grinding, Sawing,...
9 Respirator Mask Reusable Half Face Cover Gas Mask with Safety Glasses, Paint Face Cover Face Shield with Filters for Painting, Organic Vapor, Welding, Polishing, Woodworking and Other Work Protection (Medium) Respirator Mask Reusable Half Face Cover Gas Mask with Safety Glasses, Paint Face Cover Face Shield...
10 Respirator mask with Filters Set - Reusable Half Facepiece Cover with 4pcs 2097 Filter and Earplugs for Paint, Epoxy Resin, Fumes, Woodworking, Organic Vapor Gas Perfect for House DIY Project Respirator mask with Filters Set - Reusable Half Facepiece Cover with 4pcs 2097 Filter and Earplugs...
11 Respirator Mask Reusable Half Face Cover Gas Mask with Safety Glasses, Paint Face Cover Face Shield with Filters for Painting, Welding, Polishing, Woodworking and Other Work Protection (Medium) Respirator Mask Reusable Half Face Cover Gas Mask with Safety Glasses, Paint Face Cover Face Shield...
12 STEALTH Respirator Mask with Filters, Half Mask Respirator & Dust Mask. Fume, Sanding, Welding & Woodworking Respirator - M/L STEALTH Respirator Mask with Filters, Half Mask Respirator & Dust Mask. Fume, Sanding, Welding &...
13 3M Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6800, Paint Vapors, Dust, Mold, Chemicals, Medium 3M Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6800, Paint Vapors, Dust, Mold, Chemicals, Medium
14 Reusable Respirаtor full Face Cover, Gas Cover Organic Vapor Mask and Anti-fog,Full Face Cover, for Painting, mechanical polishing, logging, welding, Against Dust, Polishing,Staining,Sanding &Cutting Reusable Respirаtor full Face Cover, Gas Cover Organic Vapor Mask and Anti-fog,Full Face Cover, for...
15 3M Disposable Respirator, Half Face Piece Assembly 5301, Organic Vapor Respiratory Protection, Large Size 3M Disposable Respirator, Half Face Piece Assembly 5301, Organic Vapor Respiratory Protection, Large...
16 Respirator Mask, Reusable Half Face Gas Masks with Dual Activated Carbon Filters and Anti-Fog Safety Glasses Against Painting/Chemicals /Organic Vapors Perfect for Painters, Spray, Resin, Sanding Work Respirator Mask, Reusable Half Face Gas Masks with Dual Activated Carbon Filters and Anti-Fog Safety...
17 JOEAIS Large Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6200, Professional Organic Steam Respirator Widely Used in Paint Spray, polishing,spraying and other work JOEAIS Large Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6200, Professional Organic Steam Respirator Widely...
18 3M Aura Particulate Respirator 9205+ N95, 20-Pack 3M Aura Particulate Respirator 9205+ N95, 20-Pack
19 Full Face Respirator Mask with 4 Filters 2097 - Reusable Large Face Cover Gas Masks Anti-Fog Against Organic Vapor/Dust/Formaldehyde/Chemical Perfect for Spray, Sanding Work Full Face Respirator Mask with 4 Filters 2097 - Reusable Large Face Cover Gas Masks Anti-Fog Against...
20 Reusable Respirators Half Facepiece Cover - ANUNU Paint Respirator with Filters Against Dust Organic Vapors Gas Sawdust For Paint Epoxy Resin Welding Chemical Woodworking Reusable Respirators Half Facepiece Cover - ANUNU Paint Respirator with Filters Against Dust Organic...

Tip: You’ll find many more products for the kitchen in our The Best Kitchen Appliances for the Home – Guide.

Current Offers Of Respirator Masks

You can find the best current offers on respirator masks in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 8
3M Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6800, Paint Vapors, Dust, Mold, Chemicals, Medium
3M Full Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6800, Paint Vapors, Dust, Mold, Chemicals, Medium
Breathe Easier: 3M cool flow valve helps provide cool, dry comfort; Easy Cleaning: Smooth surface allows for Quick and Easy Cleaning
$205.93 −48%
SaleBestseller Nr. 10
3M Disposable Respirator, Half Face Piece Assembly 5301, Organic Vapor Respiratory Protection, Large Size
3M Disposable Respirator, Half Face Piece Assembly 5301, Organic Vapor Respiratory Protection, Large Size
NIOSH approved against certain organic vapors; DISPOSABLE half facepiece respirator ideal for intermittent use
$28.75 −22%

FAQ About Respirator Masks

Which respirator protects best?

Fabric masks and surgical masks only protect the person in front of you or the objects that are close to you. Because you inhale unfiltered air from the side, these masks do not protect you. Only a FFP2 mask protects you and the person in front of you.

How do I clean FFP2 masks?

Like other masks, FFP2 masks should be cleaned after each use. You should clean them with dry heat. To do this, you can put the masks in the oven at 60°C for at least 30 minutes. It is not advisable to put the masks in the washing machine, as the liquid can significantly affect the filtering performance.

How much do FFP2 masks cost?

FFP2 masks cost between two and three euros. There are usually three in a pack.

What masks are available?

There are fabric masks, surgical masks and FFP2 masks. Depending on your expectations of the mask, the suitability of the mask type also varies. Check out the pros and cons of each mask type in our checklist!

How long to boil masks?

In general, only fabric masks should be boiled. The masks should be boiled for several minutes at a temperature of at least 60°C. Afterwards, they must be dried thoroughly. Afterwards you have to let them dry thoroughly.

How do I disinfect masks?

The cleaning process differs depending on the type of mask. In general, surgical masks and FFP2 masks are disposable. Fabric masks are suitable for reuse. OP masks should be boiled, while FFP2 masks are disinfected in the oven. OP masks should be disposed of after single use.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.