Product Reviews - Humidifier

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut–Off

February 29, 2016 • By



Having long been associated with a number one nasal congestion reliever, Vicks has expanded into creating their own line of humidifiers. The humidifier provides relief from the discomfort of coughs and colds. Unlike its other highly successful products, the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier has received many mixed reviews from customers. To ensure that you make the right decision when it comes to purchasing a product from this trusted brand, I will break down exactly what you need to know before buying this humidifier.

The Basics

The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut–Off comes with two comfort settings which can be changed according to the level of moisture you need in the room or the strength at which the Vicks VapoRub needs to be released. The mist which is released is up to 95% bacteria-free which is ideal for those who are recovering from a cold and hoping to keep all harmful bacteria at bay. To help further relieve the symptoms of coughs and cold, the Vicks humidifier has an integrated scent pad heater which is used with the Vicks VapoPads and last up to eight hours.

The main reason I bought the Vicks humidifier is that is automatically shuts-off when the humidifier has run out of water. With a large one gallon tank, the humidifier is expected to run up to 24 hours on the lowest setting before needing to be refilled. The automatic shut-off means that you do not need to constantly refill the humidifier out of fear that it may run out of water and burn out. This also means you can leave it on throughout the night without having to check on it.

Unlike most other humidifiers, it is filter free which means that it is less of a hassle to clean. It is important to note that you will still need to take it apart and give the humidifier a cleaning as there tends to be a mineral build up around the heater. But the removable parts are all dishwasher safe making it even easier to clean.


The humidifier comes in white and blue and is already assembled when bought. The tank is easy to handle when detached for refilling and can just as easily be replaced without spilling the water. However, there have been a number of issues with leakage of the tank, followed soon after by the humidifier not working properly. As for the shape, the upright and relatively compact humidifier can be placed on a desk or bedside table without taking up too much space.

The Vicks humidifier is a warm moisture humidifier which is great for anyone who is looking to relieve cold and cough symptoms. The boiled water from the warm humidifier is considered healthier because it kills harmful bacteria in the boiling process. It uses a heating element and not an internal fan which results in the almost inaudible running of the machine.

The Verdict

If you are looking for a reasonably priced humidifier specifically aimed at relieving the symptoms of congestion, then the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut–Off is a good option to use in combination with the VapoPads. Having the brand name ‘Vicks’ attached to this product has only added a few more dollars to its price but the quality does not differ (sometimes it disappoints) from other humidifiers.