That time of year has come again where the air is dry and cold and flu is ever so prominent. Mixed with the current pandemic, it’s a recipe for disaster. I have been wanting to try a cool mist humidifier for some time, we only had a warm mist one. Our warm mist one is from Honeywell and can be bought at big box stores, I got mine at Target years ago. Humidifiers can be pretty pricy and it’s so daunting because there are a lot of horror stories of them kicking the bucket after minimal usage and becoming moldy and dysfunctional.
$49.99 4.5L Ultrasonic Humidifiers from Dreamegg on Amazon and has a current promotion for $10 off.
$34.99 1 Gal Warm Mist Humidifier from Honeywell at Target
$54.99 1 Gal. Drop Cool Mist Humidifier from Crane on the Crane website.
$39.99 .5 Gal 3-in-1 Humidifier with Diffuser and Nightlight from Fridababy at Buy Buy Baby
Thumbs Up: It is really user friendly. The water tank lifts up from the base and you fill it up, twist the cap back and put it back on top of the base and that’s it. There is 3 different functions, low,medium and high. The mist in all the levels is perfect. I have not yet experienced any water leaking from the bottom like I have on my warm mist humidifiers from Honeywell (ruined so many pieces of furniture). It’s a sleek design and smaller then I envisioned which is great! It has a built in nightlight too that adds a unique feature. The dial on the top is removable for cleaning but can be turned in any direction so the mist can go whichever way you please. It seems pretty straight forward for cleaning and even comes with a brush. I have not cleaned the machine yet so once I do I will document that experience and update on here.
Thumbs Down: The price is a little steep, but the comparables show that it is indeed priced competitively. A personal opinion, I would love to see more color options, like all white/clear tank and etc. It’s competitor Crane has a multitude of colors, which is super fun so you can match it to your room or add a nice color pop. Overall, I don’t really have any negative to say about this product. It works as it should and does not have any corks that I have found.
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