Crane Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier, Model# EE-5301 - White
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- Ultrasonic Cool Mist increases air moisture for easier breathing and a good night's sleep
- Relieves cough, cold, and flu symptoms, nasal congestion, dry cough, sinus irritation, nose bleeds, and dry skin and hair
- Recommended non-medicated alternative to over the counter cough and cold medicine
- Clean Control Antimicrobial Material is proven to help reduce mold and bacteria growth up to 99.96%
- Removable 1 gallon tank easily fits under most bathroom sinks
- Increases air moisture for easier breathing and relieve of cough, cold, and flu symptoms, including nasal congestion, dry cough, sinus irritation, nose bleeds as well as dry skin
- Ultrasonic cool mist operation does not require a filter to run (demineralization filter available - model # HS-3161)
- 1 gallon water tank runs whisper quiet up to 24 hours
- Puts out up to 2.3 gallons of moisture per day and effectively humidifies rooms up to 250 square feet
- Auto shutoff safety sensor and 360 degree output nozzle
- Includes opaque tank to monitor water level
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The Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier runs up to 24 hours and puts out up to 2.3 gallons of moisture to soothe cold, cough, and flu symptoms. A 360-degree nozzle lets you direct the cool mist, while a variable output control located on the front of the unit makes for easy operation. This humidifier is energy-efficient, using less power than a standard light bulb to run.
Helps relieve the discomforts of nasal congestion, dry itchy skin, chapped lips, and dry throat. View larger.
Humidifiers are an ideal choice for relieving the discomforts of nasal congestion, dry itchy skin, chapped lips, and dry throat. The moisture that humidifiers add to dry air helps alleviate common nuisances brought on by winter heating, such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, and cracks in paint and furniture. Many physicians recommend the use of a humidifier to help relieve congestion from the common cold and flu as an alternative to over-the-counter cough and cold medicine.
The Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier was a finalist in the 2011 International Housewares Design Awards. Thanks to its fun, contemporary design and whisper-quiet operation, it is discreet enough to be left out when company visits.
Straightforward, Whisper-Quiet Operation
Not only are Crane humidifiers stylish, but they are also easy to use and include a built-in auto-shut-off feature that engages when the water tank is empty to ensure safety. The whisper-quiet operation helps provide for a good night sleep for everyone.
Operating the Crane Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier requires only a few easy steps. Simply remove the water tank from the unit, unscrew the tank cap, and fill the water tank under a water faucet. Securely replace the tank cap, making sure the rubber cap seal is in place, and place the water tank back onto the unit. Place the humidifier on an elevated surface and set it to a medium output setting for comfortable room humidification.
If you have a lot of minerals in your tap water, it is recommended to use distilled water, filtered water, or a Crane demineralization filter (HS-3161). Place humidifier on an elevated surface and not on carpet, towel, or sensitive wood furniture.
Cleaning and Storage
Frequently cleaning your humidifier is very important. Crane recommends emptying the water in the basin daily, making sure you pour away from the fan air-outlet. Disinfect the water basin and tank weekly by using a white vinegar and fresh water solution, let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse. For convenience, the Crane Descaler solution HS-1933 is also available. It is important to disinfect and dry completely before storage.
What's in the Box:
Crane White Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier and operation manual/warranty.
Cool Mist Drop Shape Humidifiers
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Color: White | Package Type: Standard Packaging
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Top Customer Reviews
With hesitation, I purchased the product in good faith.
I was immediately pleased by the design. I read the owner's manual even though i thought it all was a "no brainer". The manual actually explained a)how to adjust the mist as to not wet the furniture around it, and b)that the machine will turn off when empty, but the light on the device will remain lite...obviously the part those that said the machine did not turn off failed to read, and c)how the machine is easy to clean with a vinegar or chlorine solution.
Cleaning is easy. I recommend using the bleach solution as bleach will kill anything..not to mention it also gets rid of the discoloration.
Lastly, the sound the comes from the machine is very subtle, but when u hear it, it is exactly like the soothing sounds of a filter running on a fish tank. It actually helped me sleep... having this white, very subtle noise.
I like this thing. My skin and nose are happy.
I hope this clarifies some of the ambiguity i found in the other reviews....
First of all: ***this humidifier has a 2.3 gallon per day maximum output, with a .9 gallon tank.*** Amazon's initial title for this (and many other humidifiers) mentions daily output capacity rather than tank size... this may be confusing, although the correct specs are prominently listed on the Amazon page - fifth bullet point in the "product features" section. As for Crane (the manufacturer), their package clearly states a 2.3 gallon daily output, and .9 gallon tank size... The reviewers complaining about the "misleading name" should try emailing Amazon suggesting a title change on their website... instead of writing a 1 or 2 star review of the product. That would be more helpful and more fair.
As for the product itself:
A few buyers obviously received defective machines; this has to be expected on some level with any manufacturer.
But having read over the negative reviews, I realized that most of the complaints were due to improper use of the machine.
It is essential to read the instruction manual and use the machine as intended by design. Doing so will avoid the pitfalls described by most of these 1-2 star review writers. For reference, I have addressed their most common complaints below:
1) White dust buildup in the room: use filtered or distilled water. This is important if you have hard tap water. (85% of American homes do.Read more ›
I have an EE-5301 Blue Crane Drop Humidifier with a Date Code from 2010. The humidifier was quiet and effective. The only drawback was the bright green light that is on when the unit is running. I use this in a bedroom while sleeping. The green light changes to red when the water is out. I bought a new White Crane Drop Humidifier and modified both at the same time to turn off the "night light" and just have the red light functional. The details of the modification are below. By taking both apart, I found some important differences between the blue and the white humidifiers.
Differences between the colored humidifiers and the blue humidifier:
The Blue Crane Humidifier has better output and components: I just bought another Drop humidifier to replace what I thought was the same model I previously had. The difference is my old one is blue and the new one is white. My old EE-5301 has a date code of 8/20/10 printed on the bottom. The white one for sale on Amazon now is the same model number (with the addition of a "w" at the end) but it has some important differences inside and out.
I took both units apart at the same time to turn off the green running light. However, you do not need to take the units apart to see the difference. The old blue EE-5301 has a ribbed dial on the front instead of one with just an indentation for your finger.
The opening in the bottom of the blue humidifier tank (the hole that vapor passes through is 1/4" larger than the color/white humidifiers). I suspect the next change was done to compensate for the noticeably less vapor output.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think this saved my life during the cold dry Midwest winters. I always get a very bad nosebleed come wintertime and it got to the point that as a college student, I had the... Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Amazon Customer
My 3 year old daughter was getting bloody noses from the dry air during the winter. We live in Michigan so we have pretty tough winters. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Tina M. McCallum
Didn't realize it had a light in it. Too bright to use in the bedroomPublished 14 hours ago by joselyn
This thing was doing great, until a large crack appeared in the base and water leaked all over my table. And no, I did not drop it, nor did I drop anything on it.Published 21 hours ago by Chicago-Oz
Its a great product very good overall the led is a bonus as wellPublished 4 days ago by Sheri Mecham
Do not waste your money! It stopped working within a few months after using.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer