Sunday, January 23, 2011

Crane Adorable 1 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier

Crane Adorable 1 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier, Frog Shape

Crane Adorable 1 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier, Frog Shape

Adorable Crane Mist humidifier

Product Features

Color: Frog
  • Provides relief for cough, cold and flu symptoms
  • Supports easier breathing and congestion relief from allergy and asthmatic type symptoms
  • Provides moisture for dry coughs, sinus irritation, dry skin
  • Whisper-quiet ultrasonic operation
  • Moisture output up to 2.1 gal. per day

Important Information

This Crane humidifier operates with cold tap water. Just fill the 1 gallon tank in the sink (fits most common sized sinks) and switch the unit on. The Frog Humidifier will produce cold mist instantanously. The mist output can be regulated with the control button located at the front.

Crane Adorable 1 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier, Penguin Shape

Product Description

Adorable Crane Cool Mist Humidifier provides additional comfort to cold symptoms, dry itchy skin, and chapped lips. The whisper quiet humidifier operates on a low power consumption providing up to 11 hours of moisture from a removable one gallon water tank. Includes an automatic shut off safety feature when water tank is empty.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off
  • Automatic Shut-off
  • 1-gallon capacity; operates up to 12 hours on a single filling
  • Quiet operation. Soft glowing nightlight.
  • 2 Comfort settings
  • Medicine cup allows the use of Vicks Vaposteam or Kaz Inhalent to produce a medicated vapor that sooths

Product DescriptionVicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off

Vicks Pure Warm Mist Humidifier for Relief of Cold & Flu Symptoms. 
This humidifier boils water to a pure steam vapor up to 96% bacteria free.
 This mixes with dry air in the cooling chamber to release warm, moist air into the room.

Product DetailsVicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 7.9 x 14.2 inches ; 4.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds

I know that i needed a humidifier, as i'm  not used to the dry air of east coast winters. 

But after shopping around on amazon for warm mist humidifiers, i was horrified by the reviews.

In every humidifier seemed to be loud, leaky, and a hassle. I ended up getting this one because of the relatively low price, thinking that if it was as bad as all the others, at least i wouldn't have spent too much on it.

I have no complaints for it any all .

At the low setting, it's about as loud as a pot of water boiling in the next room. On the high setting, it might compete with a pot of water boiling in the same room. Every once in a while it gets a bit talkative, but that's rare and doesn't last long. I'm a light sleeper, and this unit never wakes me up.

At the low setting, a full tank of water lasts a little over 24 hours. On the high setting, it goes through in about 8 to 9 hours, perfect to run overnight.

The auto-shutoff functions works just fine, so i don't even bother turning it off before i leave the house.

It is a bit annoying to clean the unit, but that has a lot to do with the tap water here being less than perfectly clean. We switched to using filtered water, and now the humidifier is actually our way of knowing when to change the filter. When there's build-up on the heating element, the filter isn't working as well anymore.

The daily maintenance takes no more than a few minutes. The weekly maintenance takes longer, but that's mainly because you throw some of the pieces in to soak. It's maybe 10 minutes of effort, plus however long you want to soak the pieces.

For conclusions i'm very glad i purchased this unit. (And the water tank isn't nearly as blue as it looks in the picture.)

I had purchased the vicks cool mist humidifier (v3100) while visiting my family in Utah for the holidays. 

That I had a sore throat and that mixed with the heater running and the already very dry air and i was getting up to get a drink 4 times a night. the first night i spent with the humidifier i didn't get up at all. i decided to leave it there and use it every time i visit, summer or fall. and i liked having a humidifier so much i bought a warm mist one, the v745a for my chicago apartment. here is a comparison of the two.

Then I bought the cool mist for the desert because it was cheaper and will only be used a few weeks a year but will be both summer and winter. it does blow a lot of cool air and will be especially nice in the summer. 

A lot of some people found it quite loud but i thought it was reasonable and used it on the high setting. but i am also used to sleeping with a fan on during the summer.

 Cause I liked the fact that its shape is lower to the ground making it difficult to tip over. and the seal for the water tank is easier to open and close all the way to prevent leaks. 

But, after one week's use at night the filter is already more yellow than i expected. if i was using it every day i would have to change it very regularly. it also does move a lot of air like i said before, but the vents are low and it seemed like it was blowing all that moist air right under the bed.

I had  bought the warm mist humidifier for my apartment because i will only be using it in the winter and didn't want the cold air when my heater is aready working so hard. and i figured it would be more useful during cold season because of the attack.