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Hunter Carefree Humidifier Plus

Hunter Carefree Humidifier PlusThe official company website contains more detail on the Hunter Carefree Humidifier Plus, also known as the Hunter Carefree Plus Humidifier, or the Hunter Carefree Humidifier.

One of the most popular models is the Hunter 34357 3-1/2-Gallon CareFree Plus Humidifier with PermaWick Filter (picture). It has a retail price of $130, but can usually be bought more cheaply at online discount retailers.

According to a product description:

Designed for large rooms up to 1600 square feet, the unit provides a NiteGlow night light and an output capacity of 3-1/2 gallons every 24 hours. Its airtight, watertight, Tote Away tank offers a built-in handle for convenient transport and a large refill port to simplify filling. Two whisper-quiet fan speeds make it easy to adjust the humidity output rate, while the digital humidistat automatically maintains the desired humidity level.

The low-maintenance humidifier also comes with a permanent PermaWick filter, and water flows from the top of the humidifier down, saturating the entire filter to speed up moisture output and to prevent the buildup of harmful mineral residue. Even more, its regulated water-release system eliminates stagnant water, and antimicrobial properties, incorporated into the plastic parts and the wick, inhibit the growth of mold, fungi, and bacteria.

The unit requires routine cleaning and maintenance depending on use and individual conditions, and its pan and tray clean up easily by hand or in the dishwasher. Ideal for a child's room, living room, or home office, the 75-watt cool-mist humidifier measures approximately 13 by 17 by 14 inches and carries a five-year limited warranty.

It has attracted 30 customer reviews at Amazon.com, at the time of writing, with 60% of these four-star or five-star reviews. Here is a very useful five-star review:

We bought one of these Hunter humidifiers a few years ago. I liked the big tank, low-maintenance and no consumables (no wicks or filters to buy). The only problem was, as others have mentioned, that often when it switched off, a gallon or more of water would promptly dump onto my floor. I finally called Hunter to complain about it, and I have to say I'm incredibly impressed with their customer service, and with the simple fix (new design for the tray) which appears to fix the problem completely. This is now a very competent humidifier, and we're really happy with it. You won't see a cool plume of water vapor spewing from this unit, but it does work really well, and it's very easy to keep clean (just throw parts of it in the dishwasher, and use vinegar and water to de-calcify the other parts).

For those who are shopping for a humidifier, you first have to decide what's important to you. For me, the ultrasonic ones are a no-go because they spew white powder all over my room (mineral dust from our hard water). The hot steam ones are a no-go because they get all nasty from bacteria, fungi, etc. I don't want to breathe that stuff in. And while the fan is far from silent, we actually like it at night, it's a nice gentle drone that helps lull us to sleep.

Nice job, Hunter, on fixing the original design flaw, and on supporting the product so well.

And, for balance, here is a one-star review:

"Whisper quiet?" As compared to what, a jet engine? I bought this unit to use in about a 1200 s.f. space. Although it claims to be able to work for a larger space than that, it cannot even maintain a 35% humidity, even with the obnoxiously loud fan on high constantly. To make the room comfortable, I had to bring my other humidifier in from the bedroom, plus keep a large pot of water simmering on the stove. I will be taking this item back to the store on my next trip!!

* Get More Information and the Latest Prices on Hunter Carefree Humidifier Plus Products.

See also my report Buyers Guide to the Best Humidifiers.

And for the latest information, and to see what other customers are buying, check out the following Amazon.com best-seller lists (which are updated hourly):

* Home & Garden - Best-Sellers in Humidifiers

* Health & Baby Care - Best-Sellers in Humidifiers & Vaporizers

* Health & Personal Care - Best-Sellers in Air Filtration Systems, Humidifiers & Vaporizers

* Home & Garden - Best-Sellers in Replacement Filters

February 26th, 2010

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