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Vicks Cool Mist Humidifier

Vicks cool mist humidifierThe Vicks cool mist humidifier models are very popular. You can read an introduction to them, and to other Vicks humidifier models, at the company website.

The most popular of several models is the Vicks 1.0 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier (picture), which retails for around $35. It has attracted an impressive 167 Amazon.com customer reviews, at the time of writing, with more than half of these four-star or five-star reviews. It also featured on Amazon.com's Best-Sellers in Humidifiers list, which is updated hourly.

Here is a product description:

The translucent water tank is easy to fill and monitor and outputs about 1.2 gallons of moist air into the room--enough for 18 hours of continuous use on one filling. Impurities or minerals in the water are trapped in an antibacterial wicking filter so vapor is pure and is emitted without any white dust. When the tank is empty, it totally drains without leaving any potentially bacteria-laden standing water in the bottom.

Two settings--high and low--let you adjust the humidity level to the appropriate room size or moisture level and Vicks’s special "evaporative technology" also kicks in to ensure that rooms maintain the proper moisture level and are not overly humid. This humidifier has a dishwasher-safe tray for hygienic cleaning and is covered by a three-year warranty.

With so many customer reviews - more than for most other humidifiers on sale at Amazon.com - it will be pretty easy for you to gain a good idea if this Vicks cool mist humidifier is for you. Though it must be noted that, despite a majority of favorable reviews, there are also quite a few negative comments as well.

Here is a five-star review:

I have purchased and thrown away at least 3 other humidifier's prior to this one. I really like this one. The maintenance is so much easier and so far no scaly build-up like I had with the others. I love that the basin tray can go in the dishwasher. I put the filter in the sun to dry out weekly. I am very pleased with this item and haven't experienced any of the problems others have mentioned. Very happy!!

And another:

I have used this product for about 4-years now, same unit and still works great and I run it all night every night. I bought it when my daughter was sick on recommendation from the doctor and continued using it for the white noise created at the high speed. My daughter never slept well and this white noise helped her a lot. It also makes a huge difference in the air, when I forget to turn it on at night now I know in the morning it was not on because I wake up thirsty.

Like with anything, you have to complete proper maintenance...keep it filled with water, change filters as needed, and clean at least twice a month to keep the mold out. -- NOTE: The maintenance recommendation to run once a week with no water is only as long as it takes to dry the filter out and keep mold from growing on the filter. ALSO, if you do not properly screw the bottom back on after filling, the unit will leak. If properly screwed on, it will not. Highly recommended.

And a one-star review:

My problem may be in that I didn't understand the difference between a vaporizer and a humidifier, but... while I realize the mist is supposed to be invisible, I can hold my hand in front of it for a full minute and my hand will still feel bone-dry. The water level does go down, but very, very slowly--I've used it now for about two weeks and I have only added water three times (there is still plenty of water in the tank). It is definitely a "cool mist" humidifier-- what I took to mean a room temperature-ish mist is actually frigid. Not so great for by the bed. One caveat: I have not been able to run it at night on high, there is too much noise--maybe at that setting the humidity would increase. Very disappointed.

* Get the Latest Price on the Vicks Cool Mist Humidifier.

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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