Product Reviews - Humidifier

Air O Swiss S450 Steam Humidifier

March 8, 2016 • By

Air O Swiss S450 Steam Humidifier

During the cold winter months air can dry out, leaving you susceptible to itchy skin, dry throats, sinus infections and more. With a warm mist, or steam, humidifier, you’ll enjoy relief from these nuisances and enjoy comfortable, easy to breathe air.

Air O Swiss humidifiers are recognized as some of the best in the industry. With up-to-the-minute technology and solid design, they rise above the pack.

The Air O Swiss S450 Steam Humidifier is a great addition to their collection. Modern, sleek and boasting fantastic, easy to use technology, it eagerly pumps out humidity into your home leaving the air healthy and comfortable.

The Basics

The Air O Swiss S450 Steam Humidifier is a state of the art humidifier that boasts a sleek design and thoroughly modern controls. It has different mist settings and a hygrometer that is built into the unit itself, which means it can monitor the humidity level in the room and adjust itself accordingly.

As with other warm mist humidifiers it boils the water inside the tank and therefore you need not worry about bacteria being promoted around your room. The AOS S450 has an output of up to 3.5 gallons and will add moisture to a space of up to 860 square feet, which is a considerable reach.

A great thing about the Air O Swiss S450 Steam Humidifier is that it has a built in digital hygrostat which allows for controlled humidification. It means you can humidify your room to a certain level, and not worry about going overboard. The S450 humidifies between 30% and 70% and is therefore safe for any home. With its different modes, you can set the unit so it will not humidify above 50% (Auto-mode) or 45% (Eco mode).

This humidifier also comes with two Anti-Mineral-Pads which decrease the amount of calcium in the vaporizer basin. You also get a special packet of cleaning formula to use with the humidifier. With all this self-cleaning technology, you will not need to spend much time on upkeep with this humidifier, and will only need to buy new Anti-Mineral-Pads every 2 – 4 weeks, depending on how hard the water is in your area.

For anyone that is particular about noise levels, this may not be the best choice for them as there is a distinct hum when the unit is on its higher output settings.

The Verdict

Most warm mist humidifiers are incapable of working in large spaces, but  the Air O Swiss S450 Steam Humidifier is one of the most powerful warm mist humidifiers on the market. It looks great and is design with state of the art technology so it’s easy to use and set up, and will ensure that your home gets the best warm air treatment possible this winter.

This humidifier is built to last and is definitely worth the extra amount you’ll pay for it in comparison to other humidifiers. It’s easy to clean and maintain, which is great, and will look great in your home. A truly reliable, solid piece of machinery.


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Air O Swiss 7142 Ultrasonic Humidifier

March 8, 2016 • By

Air O Swiss 7142

Air O Swiss 7142 Ultrasonic Humidifier

Air O Swiss are one of the most reliable names on the market and the Air O Swiss 7142 Ultrasonic Humidifier keeps the tradition of sold, great looking humidifiers alive. This is one of the priciest of their models, but I bought it because I trust the brand deeply and wanted one of their top models for my home.

This is an ultrasonic humidifier, which means it works by using high frequency vibrations that produce a mist that will be outputted into your living space. Like other ultrasonic humidifiers from Air O Swiss, it features the option of warm mist or cold mist humidifier options, which means it’s a great option to have all year round.

The Basics

First and foremost I would like to point out that this is an extremely stylish humidifier – one of the best I’ve seen on the market. It’s slim, chrome and black colored, and looks remarkably modern. It has a large LCD display which makes it extremely easy to use, and the ITC technology (Intelligent Temperature Compensation) automatically regulates the output of mist by the humidifier to maintain your desired level of humidity.

I have quite a large house and the Air O Swiss 7142 Ultrasonic Humidifier is perfect for this. It has a range of up to 860 square feet, so can fill any large room with humid air. Moreover, it has a 2-gallon water tank which, while difficult to fill up because of its shape, does a great job in humidifying big rooms.

The great thing about the Air O Swiss 7142 Ultrasonic Humidifier is that it not only automatically regulates the output of mist, but also features a hygrostat and mist output regulator. Humidity levels are set between 40% and 80% and this means, unlike some other humidifiers, you will not run the risk of over humidifying the room. This can lead to mold growth. It also boasts a cleaning indicator, low water indicator and auto off function, so when it needs tending to you will know.

The unit does need cleaning every week or so and, thanks to its shape, this can be a little cumbersome. You will also need to replace the Hydro Cell to ensure that it provides fresh humidified air. This will need to happen every 1 – 2 months. You should also replace the demineralization cartridge every 2 – 3 months, or even more frequently if you are using hard water.

The Verdict

I think the Air O Swiss 7142 Ultrasonic Humidifier is worth every cent you pay for it. It may be a little more expensive than other humidifiers, but the range of features and the impressive technology, such as the built in humidistat, mean that I never have to worry about whether it’s running well or something is going wrong. It is also virtually silent in operation, which I love. The LCD screen is fantastic for setting it up, too.

The only problems with this unit are the price and the slightly annoying water tank (which, at 11 inches high, can be pretty difficult to refill). But for a house with large rooms that needs a powerful humidifier that looks great, I can’t think of many better options on the market.

 


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AIRCARE® Decor Series 12 Gallon EA1201 Console Humidifier

March 8, 2016 • By

AIRCARE® Decor Series 12 Gallon

The AIRCARE® Decor Series 12 Gallon EA1201 Console Humidifier is an evaporative, cold mist humidifier for your entire home. With a coverage of up to 2500 square feet, this high capacity humidifier is suitable for large spaces.

I have a console humidifier at my home, but wanted to buy one for my office. While in my home I have a more expensive model, I was looking for a humidifier that would not quite cost as much but would do a similar job in my office. After searching around online I came across the AIRCARE® Decor Series 12 Gallon EA1201 Console Humidifier and the reviews were generally positive – particularly considering the price.

It is not quite as powerful as some other models I’ve seen, but certainly with the price tag considered it is a worthy purchase and has done the job of making my office a more comfortable place to be.

The Basics
The AIRCARE® Decor Series 12 Gallon EA1201 Console Humidifier offers humidification for your whole home, or a space that’s up to 2500 square feet. It can output up to 12 gallons of moisture per day with its 3.5 gallon capacity. It has 3 filter wicks which give it exceptional effectiveness when humidifying air for your home.

One thing you will notice about the EA1201 compared to other console humidifiers is that it is much smaller and more compact. Its cool charcoal finish with chrome accents make it a trendy humidifier that looks good in your office or room, and thanks to the digital, touch screen control panel it is very easy to use. This displays the humidity levels in your home, as well as the water levels and the status of the wicks. This is extremely useful as it means you do not have to constantly manually check the humidifier, and can respond to its maintenance needs when it tells you it is necessary.

Annoyingly the unit does need cleaning twice a week. This is more than I need to do for my unit at home and can be a little bit of a pain if you forget. It does not have anti-bacterial protection like some other humidifiers and therefore cleaning is essential to prevent mold and bacteria from appearing. It’s also a pretty noisy humidifier, which is fine in the office as we can drown out the noise with music, but if you want to put it on its higher settings at home then you will definitely notice the noise of it.

The Verdict
Considering its size and price, the AIRCARE® Decor Series 12 Gallon EA1201 Console Humidifier packs a punch. As it is compact, it is easy to find a place for in your home and will effectively humidify with its 12 gallon output.

Unfortunately, it is kind of noisy and the fact you have to clean it so frequently make it noticeably worse than some of the other humidifiers on the market.

If you are looking for an affordable unit that does the job of humidifying your home reliably, however, you could do worse than take a good look at this model. Recommended.


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Air O Swiss U200 Ultrasonic Humidifier

March 8, 2016 • By

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Air O Swiss U200 Ultrasonic Humidifier    

I was looking for a humidifier to put in my baby’s bedroom and after a long time trawling the internet for the perfect humidifier, I came across the Air O Swiss U200 Ultrasonic Humidifier. I read several reviews that claimed it was perfect for a baby’s room and so I decided this would be the one for me.

The reason this humidifier is rated so highly for children is that it features an array of safety features, is well priced and suits a smaller sized bedroom. It is small, so it’s easily portable, and thanks to the fact that it is an ultrasonic humidifier it is quiet and does not require heat to run, which can be an issue with warm mist humidifiers.

The Basics

The Air O Swiss U200 Ultrasonic Humidifier provides humidification for areas up to 430 square feet. From what I understand this isn’t the greatest range for a humidifier, but since this is a table top humidifier that you will most likely be using for a small room, it does not really cause a problem.

It’s an extremely easy to use humidifier with manual controls that allow me to set and adjust the levels of humidity that I want. It does not allow me to set it exactly, only to pre-set settings, which is a little bit of a drawback. It’s also very modern looking and fits well into my child’s room – I imagine that it would also look good in just about any room. It is very compact, and this means you can place it on table tops or just about anywhere in the room and it will not be an inconvenience.

The Air O Swiss U200 Ultrasonic Humidifier is almost silent when it runs, so my child can have a good night’s sleep without being disturbed by noise. I was initially drawn to this humidifier because it was recommended for children and I can see why. The Hydro Cell and demineralization cartridge ensure that only safe mist is dispersed. This is essential if it is being used for kids because they can be sensitive to white mist and bacteria that can be promoted with some humidifiers.

Other drawbacks of this humidifier include the fact that it must be elevated 2 feet off the ground. Of course, as a small, light model that does not cause too much of a problem, but certainly limits you in terms of where you can place it in a room. It also does not have the longest running time that I saw at just 7 hours, but with the auto off function this can actually be a good thing if you are putting the humidifier in a child’s room since it will not keep running through the whole night, and will turn off once the tank runs out of water.

The Verdict

The Air O Swiss U200 Ultrasonic Humidifier has done wonders for my child’s room and stopped him coughing so much at night, which is the reason I bought it in the first place. It looks good in the room and is very easy to operate, even for a beginner like me.

This humidifier is geared towards people that aren’t looking for the most expensive humidifier out there, but one that works in a reliable way, is easy to use and is safe. With all those things considered I think it does a fine job.


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AIRCARE® 13 Gallon Evaporative Console Humidifier

March 8, 2016 • By

AIRCARE® 13 GallonIf, like I was, you are looking for a whole house humidifier with a high output rate, you will be more than happy with the AIRCARE® 13 Gallon Evaporative Console Humidifier. This is a high-end unit that looks great, and will help alleviate the problems that are frequently caused by dry air.

Having dry air in your home can be problematic for many people. It leads to many problems with dry skin, allergies and can exacerbate the symptoms of colds and flus during winter time. For this reason many people choose to buy a humidifier for their home, since humidifiers balance out the level of humidity in the air by taking in untreated air, adding moisture to it, and pushing it back out into the room using a fan. Most humidifiers you’ll find on the market are small and will help humidify smaller living spaces such as a bedroom, but this humidifier, being a whole house humidifier, is specifically designed to humidify large areas.

The Basics
The AIRCARE® 13 Gallon Evaporative Console Humidifier is a beautifully designed humidifier that will look great in your home. It is extremely easy to use thanks to a digital touch screen that will help you adjust your console, or simply choose an automatic setting that will humidify your home to the best level.

Being an evaporative humidifier, it works by passing untreated air through a saturated wick filter. This wick filter is made out of anti-microbial treated paper, which means it resists mildew and mold. The minerals therefore stay on the filter and are not passed into the air, meaning the air is pure and perfectly fine to breathe. The filter will need changing annually and the humidifier itself requires a fairly regular clean, but this isn’t an arduous process and can be expected with almost all humidifiers.

The AIRCARE® 13 Gallon Evaporative Console Humidifier can humidify areas up to 2700 square feet. It has a total capacity of 5.5 gallons of water, and can output 13 gallons of mist per day. That’s a powerful machine. It has an automatic humidistat which maintains your desired humidity level, and a variable 9 speed motor so you can adjust the output according to your requirements. The unit also has an auto off function which is great if you want to leave it running while you sleep as the machine won’t become damaged as it tries to process an empty tank.

The Verdict
This is certainly not the cheapest humidifier on the market but I was looking for one that I would not need to maintain so often, and one I thought would last me a while. I also wanted one that I felt would comfortably humidify my entire home, and with its 2700 square feet range, the AIRCARE® 13 Gallon Evaporative Console Humidifier is perfectly capable of this.

With its brushed nickel finish and slick design I have found it a great attribute to my home, and have also found the air my family and I are now breathing to be much healthier and soothing.

 


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Holmes Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo Whole Home Humidifier, HCM3888C

March 8, 2016 • By

Holmes Smart Wifi-Enabled

Holmes Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo Whole Home Humidifier, HCM3888C

I had never heard of a wi-fi enabled humidifier, so when I saw this on the market I was naturally very intrigued. Upon reading the reviews of it I was convinced to buy it, and I amm glad I did.

Humidifying your house is an excellent way to relieve yourself of some of the nasty effects of the cold season. Dry skin, chapped lips and sinus infections can all be helped by bringing the right balance of moisture to your home. The Holmes Smart WiFi Enabled WeMo Whole Home Humidifier comes with a whole host of options and features that mean you can set and adjust the humidity levels that are right for you – all from your smart phone.

The Basics

The Holmes Smart WiFi Enabled WeMo Whole Home Humidifier is a great looking unit. It is medium sized (13 x 22.5 X 22 inches, weighing 19.4 pounds) and boasts a modern design that looks great in your home or office. It comes with 2 tanks and a replaceable filter, as well as handles that make it easy to move around.

The big appeal of the Holmes Smart WiFi Enabled WeMo Whole Home Humidifier is its great number of features – especially considering the price. Being able to set your humidity levels through your WiFi is great, and a big convenience for me. Not only can I adjust all the settings I want while still sat on the sofa, the machine also warns me on my smartphone when I need to replace the filter. The unit works well with both Android and iOS phones.

Another thing I rated highly about this humidifier is its efficiency. It has a range of up to 2500 square feet and can put out 6.75 gallons of mist per day. With its 5 humidity settings you can adjust the output levels according to your wishes. I keep it on low settings when we are trying to sleep, as the higher settings can be relatively loud.

This is a very durable unit and comes with a 3 year warranty, which gives you extra peace of mind when making the purchase. Buying a whole home humidifier needs some thinking about as it’s a much bigger investment than simply buying a small portable one, and I’ve been happy with the Holmes Smart WiFi Enabled WeMo Whole Home Humidifier.

The Verdict

This is a well-priced model with a range of excellent features that are all available to you at the tip of your fingers. The WiFi functionality makes my live extremely easy, and the fact that the unit looks so good in my home is a huge bonus.

 

If you are looking for a solution to dry air and want to achieve a good balance of humidity in your home, this unit is a great place to begin. The only drawback is the noise level on the higher modes of use, but if you can see past that, the Holmes Smart WiFi Enabled WeMo Whole Home Humidifier is definitely a humidifier that I would recommend to anyone.


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EssickAir® 13 Gallon Evaporative Console Humidifier

March 8, 2016 • By

AIRCARE® 13 Gallon

EssickAir® 13 Gallon Evaporative Console Humidifier

This is a console humidifier, which means it maintain levels of humidity in very large areas – up to 2700 square feet, to be exact. I was looking for a humidifier that would help me out in my shop and was recommended this unit by a friend, and have been suitably pleased with my purchase.

It’s no secret that a humidifier is essential when creating a nice experience for shop-goers, and it was important to me that I purchased one sooner rather than later to allow my customers to breathe healthy, balanced air. Without a humidifier, large spaces like shops or galleries can end up with dry air, which promotes germs, leads to dry skin and shortens the life of furniture.

The Basics

The EssickAir 4DTS-300 Humidifier boasts a dual 2.75 gallon water tank and a strong 9 speed fan. The unit can put out 13 gallons of moisture per day. It boasts easy to use, digital controls and lights that signal to you when you should refill the tank and check the filter for cleaning. Both very useful features. There is also an auto off feature that means when the tank runs out the unit will turn off.

One thing I really like about this humidifier is the faux-oak wood  grain casing. It means it looks great in my shop and doesn’t stand out as a cumbersome appliance like some of the other models I saw would. I suppose in some rooms it wouldn’t quite look so good as it depends on the individual style of the room, but from the pictures of the unit you can tell whether the design is for you or not. The digital display is also very easy to use and does not complicate anything about the unit. Another great bonus is the fact that the unit comes with wheels, which makes moving it around relatively easy.

Some of the drawbacks of the unit include the fact that it can be a little loud when on the higher fan settings. I simply use music when the shop is open so you can’t hear the humidifier, but for those looking for silence they may wish to look elsewhere. This is also a large unit and cannot be placed just anywhere, so it’s wise to do some research into the specifications you need.

The Verdict

I’ve been thoroughly satisfied with my purchase and the air in my shop has never felt better. I love the EssickAir 4DTS-300 thanks to its ease-of-use and huge capacity of 5.5 gallons of water in total. It is easy to look after and will only require you to buy a new wick every year or so. Some humidifiers on the market require a lot more care, and when you’re busy trying to run a shop or something similar this can be a real problem. Not so with this humidifier.
It’s extremely powerful, covers a large distance, and will help you sort out any problems you have with dry air. The noise may be a problem for some, but aside from that I have no problem recommending the EssickAir 13 Gallon Evaporative Console Humidifier to anyone.


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Brune B500 Professional Humidifier

March 8, 2016 • By

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Brune B500 Professional Humidifier    

If you’re after a humidifier that can fill a large space with high-level, accurately controlled humidification, the Brune B500 Electric Humidifier will be up your street. This is an advanced console humidifier that is designed to provide the exact levels of moisture you want to large rooms, wine cellars, shop floors or anywhere that dry air is a problem. It has a range of 4200 square feet and a 13 gallon tank.

Humidifiers help to balance the level of moisture in the air and the Brune B500 Professional Humidifier, with its range of options and built in hygrometer, will definitely help you bring a healthy, comfortable level of humidity to your home, shop or other large space.

The Basics

Unlike most humidifiers (particularly portable ones) this German-engineered model has a UV water sterilization capacity. This kills most bacteria, and the lime-scale conversion process also removes minerals and other pollutants. If you add onto that the filtration system, you get a germ-free mist that will help make the air in your room much healthier and more comfortable. Because of the filtration system you can use any tap water, making it much easier to use and maintain that other humidifiers.

Among the many features of this humidifier is the wireless hygrometer. A hygrometer will tell you how much humidity is in the air and this specific one will communicate to the Brune unit these same levels. The unit will then adjust accordingly to deliver the right amount of moisture throughout the room.

The B500 comes with a13.2 gallon water tank so you needn’t refill it quite as regularly as other humidifiers. Despite its capacity and power, it is easy to move around, too.

With all this considered, the Brune B500 Professional Humidifier is comfortably one of the best large-capacity units on the market, and should be high on the list if you’re looking for a humidifier for your home, museum, gallery, office, library, shop, wine cellar or just about any larger space. If the humidifier needs to be on show, it also comes in a range of colors to allow it to blend in.

The Verdict

When you buy a humidifier for a large space it’s a big investment. The wrong humidifier will leave you out in the cold and, worst of all, you will have spent a great deal of money trying it out. We’re confident that this would not be a problem with the Brune B500 Professional Humidifier, which not only looks good enough to blend into your space, but is extremely powerful and easy to use thanks to its built-in hygrometer.

All the extras of the unit really make it stand out among the crowd. The fact that it kills most germs and filters out minerals and more mean it’s extremely easy to maintain and you can trust it. Other humidifiers require much more regular maintenance in order to ensure they do not emit white dust, but with this one you can be sure anyone in the room will enjoy pure air.

 


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Crane Warm Mist Humidifier

March 8, 2016 • By

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Crane Warm Mist Humidifier

The Crane Warm Mist Humidifier, like other Crane products, is a reliable, solid unit. I’ve always appreciated Crane’s humidifiers, and this one is no different. While it might not have all the options I’ve seen in other models, I’ve been satisfied with its performance.

This model has two steam output settings which can create up to 3.6 gallons of moisture a day. For therapeutic relief, it also has a medicine cup for steam medication. Indeed, for those who frequently suffer from colds and coughs, this is a fantastic option since there is little better for these symptoms than humid air. During the winter months you’ll wonder how you ever did without a humidifier before.

The Basics

This powerful humidifier is very simple to use and maintain. It is bacteria free and parts such as the medication cup are dishwasher friendly, making it a sinch to clean. The medicine cup holds liquid steam medication that is activated by the mist in the unit. Once it is activated, the unit will emit soothing, medicated steam into the air which can provide invaluable relief and protection from colds. Many people look to buy warm mist humidifiers for relief from cold symptoms (me included) and so this soothing mist is a useful bonus, and one of the selling points of this particular model.

The Crane Warm Mist Humidifier is also remarkably easy to use. It has a removable tank that can fit very easily into most sinks so you can fill it quickly in the tap. It also features a nice LED dial for any adjustments you want to make. The LED is a nice touch, since if you want to change something at night you don’t have to worry about turning on all the lights.

Like all Crane humidifiers, it has an auto shut off function so that the humidifier will turn off when the tank is empty. For extra safety there is also a tip over switch, which means that when the machine is accidentally tilted you don’t have to worry about safety.

The Crane Warm Mist Humidifier does require daily maintenance, which can be tiresome for some, but this isn’t so different to most humidifiers that require daily care to ensure the best and longest performance of the unit.

The Verdict

Crane are a very reliable brand and their Warm Mist Humidifier is just another product in a long line of dependable humidifiers. It is stylishly designed, so you can put it in any room in your house without it clashing, and with its great range and large capacity you should be suitably impressed.

Since it only has warm mist functionality, those with children may want to consider a different option since the unit can become hot and if it tips over the hot water can be a hazard for your children. Compared to other Crane models it does not boast quite as much functionality, but if you are just looking for a warm mist humidifier this could be a solid choice.

 


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Sunbeam Warm Steam Vaporizer Humidifier

March 8, 2016 • By

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Sunbeam Warm Steam Vaporizer Humidifier

If you are not looking to spend an arm and a leg on your humidifier, the Sunbeam Warm Steam Vaporizer Humidifier is a fantastic option. The unit should cost between $20 and $30 dollars which, for everything you get, is a steal.

During the winter months a warm mist humidifier can be a great option for relieving the symptoms of colds and flus, and helps you to stay warm. A warm mist humidifier will heat water in its reservoir until it boils and vaporizes. The heat then moves the moisturized air around the room, which means the warmth of the room is maintained and the level of moisture improved.

A warm mist humidifier also helps you stay warm in winter months, and can reduce the cost of your energy bill since humid air feels warmer than dry air.

The Basics

As mentioned, the Sumbeam 1388-800-001 is well worth buying if you are looking for a cheap, reliable and functional warm mist humidifier. It has a 1 gallon water tank which is a great amount for the cost of the unit.

Unfortunately the tank Is filter-free, and so it is a good idea to purchase a filter on top of the humidifier if you want to keep it in a good condition and avoid mineral build up in the unit itself. This is especially important if you live in a hard water area, as this kind of water can easily cause problems with your unit. One way to avoid this is to always use distilled or purified water.

If you use purified or distilled water, you can expect an impressive running time from  the Sumbeanm 1388-800-001. 24 hours should be easily achievable, and with purified water you could leave your humidifier running for 28 hours.

Another great aspect of the Sunbeam 1388-800-001 is its design. This is a sleek, round, small unit that will not look out of place in any room. Compared to most humidifiers it will blend into your living room or bedroom with ease. The round design also means it is hard to knock over, which is a problem with many warm mist humidifiers as once they are knocked over the hot water can be a danger or a hazard for children.

The Verdict

The Sunbeam Warm Steam Vaporizer Humidifier 1388-800-001 is not one of the most powerful, quiet or fancy units out there. However, we rate it highly since it is so cheap, easy to use and nicely designed. It has auto shut off features which means you don’t have to worry about leaving it on, and its round design makes it safer than most warm mist humidifiers.

The real selling point of this humidifier is undoubtedly the price tag. If you already own a humidifier and are looking for one for a different room, or if you aren’t sure you want a humidifier, then this is a great option since the price tag means you are not risking much in purchasing it.