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5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet and effective, November 16, 2008
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This review is from: Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off (Health and Beauty)
I knew i needed a humidifier, as i'm just 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. 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.

On 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.

On 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 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.

In all, i'm very glad i purchased this unit. (And the water tank isn't nearly as blue as it looks in the picture.)
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Initial post: Feb 3, 2009 8:00:47 AM PST
Good information....seems to be well balanced with regard to pros and cons.

Posted on Dec 6, 2010 11:11:07 AM PST
Teapot Tales says:
Do you use a 5% white vinegar to clean it? I heard from many sources that vinegar is the best for humidifier cleaning.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2010 3:55:16 PM PST
Silea says:
Yep. I use water with a splash of vinegar for most of the cleaning, and straight vinegar for the heating-element part, which gets rather scaly. But as i said, our tap water is particularly cruddy, so it builds up faster for us than for most people.

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 9:49:33 AM PDT
Robin Crane says:
Since you know how to use this d@# thing, can you tell me how to pour wataer into the tank? We can't get it open.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011 10:21:13 AM PDT
Silea says:
Lift the tank out of the base. Turn it over. The cap on the bottom (well, now the top, since you have it upside-down) should unscrew.

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 2:02:08 PM PST
Marinell says:
It uses a filter? do you need to buy a filter for it?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2011 11:27:57 AM PST
Carl says:
Nope, no filter.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2011 3:14:43 PM PST
Silea says:
No no, that was about using filtered drinking water. I had a brita pitcher that i used both for drinking water and for water to fill the humidifier. When crud started building up in the humidifier, i knew the drinker water pitcher's filter needed to be changed.

Sorry for the confusion!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2012 6:28:41 AM PDT
junca37 says:
Vinegar works very well. I picked up that tip from a review of another vaporizer. However, I don't know how to clean the inside of the water tank! Any tips would be welcome.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 4:42:22 PM PDT
Silea says:
I think there are suggestions in the manual. Our method was to fill it 2/3 of the way with water, add a splash of bleach, and shake vigorously. We'd often let it sit for a while too, then rinse thoroughly before using.
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