5 Stars By Mary on 2016-12-18
It's a great little unit
I did a a massive amount of research before I ordered this product. It's a great little unit, easy to use, and aesthetically pleasing. The best part is that this vaporizer is extremely quiet. However, it does NOT last for 10 hours if you set it on high, which is what you really need to do. But still, I recommend it.
4 Stars By highnoonbreakfast on 2017-03-06
Solid Basic Humidifier
I suffer from asthma and it is especially bad during the colder months with all of that dry heat pumping from my NYC apartment radiators. I had been having trouble sleeping because of that dreaded tight chest feeling and decided to purchase this humidifier because of the brand name and good price. It has made an enormous difference - I am no longer waking up in the middle of the night wheezing with the need to use my inhaler. Happy added bonus of keeping my skin in good condition despite the harsh winter conditions. Overall, I am definitely pleased!
There is one essential thing that is missing from this humidifier, though: A timer. I sleep through the night most nights ( thanks to this humidifier ) however, I am a little nervous about having it run for hours after all of the water has evaporated for the longevity of the machine. A night-light would be nice, too. Do your research! I am sure there are better humidifier out there but for a very basic model this is a great choice.
5 Stars By BGB123 on 2015-12-21
Great humidifier for standard size bedroom!
This is a great humidifier! I bought one a year ago for my baby's bedroom and it's worked great for the past year. I use it every night and at naptime. I put the Vicks pads in it when she has a cold or is stuffed up. One pad lasts for one long night and you can really smell the Vicks vapor. It's very easy to fill up. I put it on about 3/4 of the way and the room is nice and humid at the end of a 11 hour stretch but not wet. I had a previous humidifier in her room when she was an infant and even on the lowest setting the furniture in her room was literally wet after 11 hours. This humidifier is perfect for a standard size bedroom. I like the option of putting the Vicks vapor pad in it. My only complaint is that my little curious 1 year old likes to open up the latch and take the Vicks pad out when I'm not looking. She saw me do it once and it was all over from there! I have to remember to take it out in the morning before she eats it! But that's a parenting issue, not an issue with the humidifier. Great product!
5 Stars By Sue Frasier on 2016-12-14
Well designed & functional. A great cool mist humidifier!
After exhaustively looking for a medium size portable humidifier without a bright light, I settled on this one by Vicks. It's perfect! Uses tap water, and emits a very fine cool mist of water vapor. The reservoir is large enough to easily last through the night but the unit is small enough to fit comfortably on my little night stand. The table I put it on is not wet at all (a common complaint of others). The dial has a small green light, but it's not bright, and is not invasive to sleep with. It's almost silent with only a very faint gurgle every once in awhile when water moves from the reservoir into the base. It even has a place to put a scented pad if you want menthol or some other scent in your room. The water reservoir opens on the bottom and the hole is large enough that I can clean the tank easily. Directions say to rinse with white vinegar every two weeks. The reservoir is clear (light blue tint) so it's easy to see how much water is in the tank. I also didn't want to add heat to my bedroom, and the mist this one puts out is cool, not warm. Overall, it's great! Exactly what I wanted for functionality and size, well designed and well made. I very highly recommend it.
5 Stars By ktnavy on 2017-03-19
We've been using this every night for about 2 months now. Ordered as a replacement for an older, smaller, cool mist unit I had that my dear daughter swiped and I was unable to find the exact same thing. So after much deliberation I chose this one. I'm very pleased with my choice. It's not too big, is quiet, easy to open and fill. I fill it up about 3/4 each night and place the setting a little more than 1/2 way over - it runs all night without a peep and has a good 1 & 1/2 inches of water left in the morning.
5 Stars By Leo on 2017-01-27
Works really well. This is my fifth humidifier and I am going to say this one is truly my favorite. I love the small size- its easy to fill, and clean. It has a sturdy handle area and a wide opening so you can get inside of it to clean it really well. The price was average. Great for 500 sq ft or less.
5 Stars By T.C. on 2017-02-23
Useful product, good price
Works well, one fill up lasts all night if not positioned on maximum setting. I found it's easier to clean if cleaned with a little bleach diluted in a cup of warm water after every other use by swishing the solution around in the top and bottom sections, then emptying it and wiping out the excess water solution with a paper towel before letting the bottom, top, and top plug air dry. This is the second one I have (one for husband, one for me). The cool mist humidifiers work better for us and for a couple cats who have asthma. In the winter our bedrooms' humidity is approx. 25%. Using this vaporizer raises it to at least 40%. Come summer when our household humidity tends to rise to 80%, we won't be using these and will use a dehumidifier instead. This unit helps with colds, sinus problems, allergies, and asthma. We don't use the Vicks VapoRub tab that came with the unit because we found it to be useless and I don't want the cats to get hold of it. Note: The two asthmatic cats like to lick the cool mist coming out the top; so please place your unit in a secure position to keep your pet or child from knocking it over to prevent injury to her or him if the plastic unit breaks and to prevent water from spilling all over the place. Fortunately, our cats are only fascinated with the mist for a few seconds before they curl up on bed pillows for their marathon nap sessions. The mist definitely helps with their asthma and mine (less coughing, less mucus, and easier breathing).
5 Stars By Corleen Wiley on 2017-04-25
It can get pretty low in the winter
We measure the humidity in our kids rooms, mostly during the winter when we use a wood burning stove. It can get pretty low in the winter. Their rooms are both small and this product works to raise the humidity pretty well through the night. There are nights I turn it up pretty high because the humidity is low. It runs out during the night, but the humidity is always raised and rarely gets too high which is nice. I clean them fairly regular with vinegar.
4 Stars By HCRob on 2017-03-08
WORKS GREAT! BUT, WATER DOESNT LAST VERY LONG.
WORKS AS EXPECTED, IT IS VERY SMALL, HINTS THE 'MINI',
ONE FILL UP DOES NOT LAST ALL THRU THE NIGHT IF ON HIGH. SO
BEWARE OF THAT, BUT IT WORKS GREAT :)
PS. I HAVE A VERY SMALL BED ROOM, APPROX: 7 X 8 SO 56 SQUARE FEET
5 Stars By Expert Shopper on 2017-07-17
Moving back to California, I have unexpectedly contracted Asthma. A recent episode of pneumonia sent my easily maintained asthma into overdrive. This humidifier is great. It has a little slot for Vicks pads (sample in box) which adds to it's effectiveness. Oh...and ladies...my complexion has even improved. Worth it's weight in gold.
4 Stars By Carli Briscoe on 2017-02-23
I like this humidifier
I like this humidifier. Puts out a fine cool mist and like that you can control with the nob versus just an on/off switch on other humidifiers. We are very happy with this unit. My only drawback is that it can be a bit noisier to me than some other reviewers have mentioned. You can definitely hear the water dripping at times and some soft gurgling. I am not sure if that is the norm with this product and does not bother my son at all, however, I am a very light sleeper and did hear it at times during the night. I really do like the unit though and will be ordering another for our baby that is due in a few months.
5 Stars By Rae on 2015-04-15
Warning: Be Smarter Than Me and Keep It Level.
I nearly returned this brilliant little machine because I couldn't figure out why it wasn't working. Turns out, you really need to keep it pretty level. I tested it with only a few cups of water and it didn't do anything. No matter how long I waited, there was no steam to speak of. Sadly for me, I have now been reminded that I am getting older and starting to forget the lessons of my youth. If it says to keep it level, it probably won't work if it's not level. We've all been there and, still, I didn't use a level and it wasn't close enough to level to function. Once I moved it and leveled (using an actual level), it pumped out mist like I'd never seen from a cool mist unit. This is wonderful. It works quickly and quietly and I think I'm a little in love with it at this point. Good luck in making your choice.
5 Stars By Emma Schaeffer on 2016-01-28
Perfect for my dry little NYC apartment
Perfect for my dry little NYC apartment. Like many city homes, my place gets very dry and dusty in the winter. I was waking up every morning feeling parched and unable to breathe through my nose, so decided I needed to give in and get a humidifier. I didn't want one of the big, clunky, warm air models I remembered my mother setting up between my brother's room and my room in childhood, and I couldn't afford the adorable one that looked like a steam engine (so practical) so I went for this little dude. It's perfect! I can definitely feel the difference when I sleep with it on, and can see it's putting out plenty of moisture. I haven't really tried to aromatherapy aspect with the Vick's pads, because I felt they were too strong. I did try it with a little lavender spray on a cotton pad of my own, and didn't really notice any smell. That's okay though; not why I bought it. It does exactly what I wanted it to, especially when I remember to fill it. Actually, I should probably clean it out and do that now...
5 Stars By YiYi on 2017-04-13
I got this for my infant's bedroom as her pediatrician recommended she have one. I love the fact that I can put the Vick's VapoPads in the compartment on the front instead of having to drag out the huge Vaporizer. I usually keep it on low and it will last two entire nights on just one tank. Being able to direct the mist is handy as well.
5 Stars By nid on 2017-03-02
Finally a good humidifier after so.many sad ones. I waited for 2 months to review this one and I am happy that it still is working without any noise or spillage. Though I do notice a pink residue at the inlet however it doesn't bother me since it can be easily wiped.
5 Stars By SavannahLady on 2016-12-21
I bought this for my desk at work. My nose was dry and was itching and felt irritated by the heat. Previously I had a mini disk humidifier. But it ran out of water too often and broke all the time. This new humidifier works great. It is small on my desk, easy to use, and worked right away. I also like it, because the stream of mist is pointed slightly towards you instead of straight up into the air.
5 Stars By munchkin 422 on 2016-12-01
Works great and last 20hrs if its turned just over 1/2 ...
I looked it up on concumer reports and it was number two. Works great and last 20hrs if its turned just over 1/2 way up
4 Stars By Pepperdog2448 on 2017-05-24
Great buy, would purchase again.
Overall this is one of the best Cool Mist humidifiers we have had. We have 2 of these for our kids room over the cooler months and they seem to work well. They can really put out the mist, or you can back it down to just a little. Overall pleased for the $$ spent.
5 Stars By S. Gilmore on 2016-12-18
Top of the line, without breaking the bank.
Love it! Really quiet and will run for more than 12 hours. I love that there is a dial to control the amount of mist coming out. Would also recommend purchasing the Vicks vapor pads if you're suffering from a cold or sinus issues, (they're sold separately). Humidifiers have came a long way since my last purchase of one 10+ years go. Would highly recommend!
5 Stars By Arizona Girl on 2015-03-18
Great product for the price
Great product! I'm almost 36 weeks pregnant and have been dealing with really awful sinus congestion for the past two weeks which has resulted in a pretty painful sore throat due to the drainage in the back of my throat. I've used the humidifier for two days and can now breathe out of my nose at night. And my sore throat pain has decreased substantially!
It's easy to setup and clean. Great quality for the price! It comes with a tiny Vicks vapor pad that you can insert in the humidifier which works very well given it's size.
I purchased this product for the baby's room. I plan to purchase another one for my bedroom.