Product Reviews - Humidifier

Vornado Evap2 Vortex Evaporative Humidifier

April 1, 2016 • By


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The Evap2 comes with an impressive five-year warranty. When set on high, the fan on this evaporative humidifier is quite loud. The Evap2 puts lots of moisture in the air and has a built-in humidistat, which is useful when setting humidity levels.

The Basics

The Vornado Evap2 is an evaporative humidifier that operates by pulling dry air into the device, moving the air through a large, wet, porous wick and then using a powerful fan to expel the resulting moisturized air. The Evap2 can convert two gallons of water into mist every 24 hours and works well in rooms up to 600 square feet. It can be set to run continuously, or the unit’s built-in humidistat can regulate the humidity levels in the room, turning the unit on and off as needed. On the highest setting, the fan on the Evap2 is louder than the other humidifiers on our lineup.

Because the Vornado is an evaporative humidifier, it does not disperse the fine white dust that ultrasonic humidifiers expel when used with mineral-laden water. The Vornado also does not function as a warm-mist humidifier; instead, it works only as a cool-mist humidifier as it does not contain internal heaters to produce hot water or steam. That is good news for parents since it makes this humidifier safer for children and a good humidifier for baby than some other models. Warm-mist humidifiers can pose a safety risk if a child gets too close or tips over the humidifier.

Because you can run the Vornado Evap2 as a fan as well as a humidifier, it does not have an automatic shut-off feature. Instead, when it is out of water, the stand-alone fan remains on with less risk of overheating.

The sleek black and blue Vornado Evap2 is compact considering the amount of moist air it produces. It has well-lit display buttons that allow you to operate the controls in the dark. If you have it next to your bed at night, you do not have to turn on an overhead light to make adjustments.

The Evap2 room humidifier comes with an impressive five-year warranty, which is the longest warranty of any humidifier we reviewed. If you encounter problems, you can check the device’s product manual on the company’s website. You also have access to a toll-free phone number or email support if you need help setting up, using or cleaning the device.

The Verdict

The Vornado Evap2 is a full-featured, evaporative-style humidifier that pushes out moist air with a powerful fan. Because it moves the moistened air out into the room so effectively, you can place it on surfaces like hardwood floors without the concern of damp spots collecting under the path of the mist.

The high-speed fan also makes the unit noisy, and the lowest speed is the best option for sleeping. While it does not have an automatic shut-off feature, the unit moves safely from humidifier to fan mode when the water runs out. Safe, effective and clean, this is a good humidifier to keep your air humid.