Best Cool Mist Humidifiers

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 23, 2018
Low humidity levels can and will wreak havoc on your skin, drying it out and causing a number of dermatological issues. If you want to preserve your health and keep the air in your room or home clean, you should get a pure cool mist humidifier. Read on for 5 of the best options available. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Operation
Water Filter
Humidistat
Coverage Area
Full Tank Runtime
Capacity
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS

The wicking filter eliminates all salts and chemicals from tap water and thus the mist won't leave any traces on your furniture.

CONS

This model is pretty large and takes up a lot of space.

OUR VERDICT

A high-capacity Honeywell humidifying machine will improve the air even in the biggest home. It switches on and shuts down automatically, requiring no input at all. Fitted with a large tank, it can be run for a whole day without interruptions. A good choice for those who want to keep air clean in the whole house. 

detailed parameters
Operation

Mechanical with 3 moisture output speed settings and adjustable humidity control

Water Filter

Wicking filter

Humidistat

Yes

Coverage Area

Up to 1900 sq. ft.

Full Tank Runtime

Up to 24 hours

Capacity

3 gallons (1.5 gallons each tank)

Extras

“Humidity Reached” and “Tank Empty” indicator lights, wheels, ultra-quiet operation

Warranty

3 years, limited

PROS

You can add oils into a special reservoir and trigger a diffusing function so that the air in your room not only becomes more humid but also fills with pleasant aromas.

CONS

The top isn't that easy to pop off for tank refills.

OUR VERDICT

The Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic is pretty compact and runs for over two days on a single full tank, which makes it perfect for those that seek an appliance combining portability and practicality features. Furthermore, the appliance can be used with essential oils so you can saturate your living space with pleasant aromas.

detailed parameters
Operation

Mechanical with variable humidity controls

Water Filter

None

Humidistat

No

Coverage Area

Up to 400 sq. ft.

Full Tank Runtime

Up to 50 hours

Capacity

1.6 gallons

Extras

Essential oil tray, 360-degree nozzles, ultra-quiet operation, auto shut-off feature, night light

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

You can clear the air with Vicks VapoPads, useful for those with breathing ailments and weak immune systems.

CONS

The device has to be cleaned at least once a week if used regularly.

OUR VERDICT

The Vicks V4600 does have a few flaws but it works well and uses the water sparingly to fill up a reasonably large room with mist. The transparent tank is a smart design choice that makes it easy for you to track how much runtime is left. So while there are many other good options out there, the Vicks V4600 is certainly one of the best of them, especially in its price range.

detailed parameters
Operation

Mechanical with variable humidity controls

Water Filter

Protec Demineralization Cartridge (sold separately)

Humidistat

No

Coverage Area

Up to 300 sq. ft.

Full Tank Runtime

Up to 33 hours

Capacity

1.2 gallons

Extras

Quiet operation, holds up to 2 Vicks VapoPads (one sample pad included)

Warranty

3 years

PROS

Soft lighting feature allows you to place this humidifier on your bedside table and use it as a nightlight. If needed though, the lighting can be switched off. 

CONS

The tank opening is a bit inconvenient for adding water. 

OUR VERDICT

A reasonably powerful humidifying device that combines style and substance, offering a slew of useful features such as an automatic shut-off, energy-conserving mode, and a 360-degree nozzle for even mist distribution. It's not going to cover a huge area but will work perfectly fine as a little bedroom appliance.

detailed parameters
Operation

Electronic with dual-speed control

Water Filter

None

Humidistat

No

Coverage Area

Up to 250 sq. ft.

Full Tank Runtime

Up to 16 hours

Capacity

0.4 gallons

Extras

Quiet operation, 360-degree mist nozzle, automatic shut-off feature, night light, disk cleaning brush included

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Thanks to the built-in timer featured on this model you can select the exact interval during which you want the device to run. The device is easy to maintain and comes including a special brush for hassle-free limescale removal. 

CONS

The display backlighting can't be turned off.

OUR VERDICT

If you're suffering from any kind of respiratory conditions and look to buy a humidifier that will not only improve air quality but also alleviate unpleasant symptoms, the TaoTronics Cool Mist Humidifier is a good choice. It's easy to control, compact in size and requires little in the way of its maintenance.

detailed parameters
Operation

Electronic with LED display, 3 speed settings and constant humidity option

Water Filter

Microporous cartridge

Humidistat

Yes

Coverage Area

Up to 82 sq. ft.

Full Tank Runtime

Up to 15 hours

Capacity

1.06 gallons

Extras

Ultra silent operation, built-in timer (1 to 24 hours), low water protection, LED light, sleep mode, 360-degree rotatable nozzle, handles on the top and the bottom, cleaning brush included

Warranty

1 year

Honeywell HCM-6009

Automatic Humidification for a Large Home

The whole process of humidification is about cleansing the air in your room and making it more pleasant. So it only makes sense to get the best cool mist humidifier that will have a high-performance filter to keep the vapor clean and free of any microbes. That’s why we can wholeheartedly recommend the Honeywell Cool Moisture Console, a humidifier that fits that description to a tee. This model features a wicking filter that is famous for being able to remove not only microbes but also all kinds of salts and chemicals that are usually contained in water, which means it will not only provide you with better air for breathing but will also allow you to preserve your furniture in top condition without it collecting any unsightly stains or residue.

Since water is filtered automatically, you won’t have to specifically pour distilled liquids into the dual tank. Just fill up the device with 3 gallons of tap water and you’re good to go. In case you top up both sections of the tank, the Honeywell Cool humidifier will produce enough mist for the whole day. The reverse of the medal is that large water tank capacity means quite larger size of the appliance so you might need to find an appropriate spot for it.

Turning to advantages of the Honeywell Console, this model provides three output speeds and features a built-in hygrometer that will turn the device on and off in case the humidity dips too low or goes too high. What this means is that no control is required and you will only need to check on the device when it's time to refill it with water. One other benefit of the Honeywell Console is that it works ultra quietly allowing its placement in any room including bedrooms.

Last but not least, it'd be remiss of us not to mention that the Honeywell Console puts enough moisture to humidify areas up to 1900-2100 square feet in size, so if you live in a large house or apartment or even in a mansion, it will do the job just fine.

Review of Honeywell HCM-6009 Cool Moisture Console Humidifier and Air Washer

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Honeywell HCM-6009 Cool Moisture Console Humidifier
 

Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier

Humidify Your Bedroom for Everlasting Comfort

Have you ever woken up in the middle of a summer night because the air in your room got too stifling? Of course, you could solve this problem by running an AC during the night, though doing so would be quite expensive and would most likely lead to colds. Luckily, there's a better alternative - you can use the Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic cold mist humidifier that will raise the humidity in your room, keep the air fresh and cool, and not disturb your sleep with noise or blinking indicators.

Though this model comes without a filter, you can benefit from using essential oils that can be added to a special reservoir. Just be careful when doing it, as the top of the device can be rather tough to take off.

In contrast to many humidifiers that have pretty large dimensions, the Everlasting Ultrasonic humidifier stands out by its overall compact design that requires very little space on your bedside table. With that, it doesn't lack performance and boasts the coverage area up to 400 square feet. Furthermore, despite its compact looks, this humidifier can work for up to 50 hours on a full tank, which is way more than some larger models offer. When the water runs out, the device shuts down automatically.

With all that said, you can easily see why the Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic humidifier can make a good addition to any home. It features a decent coverage area, has ultra quiet operation, and, if placed in your bedroom, can also serve as a nightlight.

Review of Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic Humidifier with Adjustable Knob and 360 Deg. Nozzles

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Vicks V4600

Bargain Humidifier for Your Bedroom

Looking for an affordable and simple humidity-raising device for your bedroom but want to be sure that it’s a quality model? In that case, you should give the Vicks cool mist humidifier a try, specifically the Vicks V4600, a compact yet effective device designed to cover up to 300 square feet.

The tank on this model is not the highest capacity one at 1.2 gallons but it’s transparent so you can always see how much you have remaining in case a refill is required. Plus, that seemingly modest amount of water will be enough for a whopping 33 hours of work, quite impressive for this kind of a device.

While the Vicks V4600 doesn’t have a built-in filter, you can purchase a demineralization cartridge for it, though we do wish it came with the purchase. Speaking of which, you can also put two Vicks VapoPads into the device and you get a sample one for free. Sadly, although the smell from the pads is quite pleasant, you could get the same effect with oils, which are cheaper, have proven health benefits, and don’t have to belong to the specific Vicks brand. Of course, you don’t really have to buy them, keeping the overall cost of the device quite modest.

The Vicks V4600 is quite efficient in cleaning the air and as long as you clean it diligently once a week or so, you’ll notice a marked quality of life improvement, especially in the health of your skin. It works quietly, doesn’t take up much space, and uses the water in the tank sparingly, proving quite effective overall. A real bargain for a thrifty shopper.

Review of Vicks V4600 Filter-free Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

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Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

Elegant and Efficient Mini-Humidifier

While a humidifier is mainly valued for how much mist it makes, passing water through an antimicrobial filter and providing relief for dry skin and other ailments, you wouldn’t want this kind of device to look bad either. For an appliance that’s always on display, design is important and that’s exactly why we like the stylish Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic. Its 0.4-gallon transparent-blue tank not only looks good but also gives you a full view of how much water is left thus letting you know the approximate runtime. 

In fact, the Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic is quite a utility as it also has very soft lighting and can practically be used as a bedside lamp. Of course, you can turn it off at any time if you prefer to nap with no night light on. Speaking of utilities, we’d be remiss not to mention the automatic shut-off function, which is engaged once the water level gets too low for safe operation. Quite useful, really, since it’s tough to predict precisely how long the liquid will last if you tend to switch between the two speeds available to the user. You can, however, be sure that a full tank will be enough for 16 hours of humidifying on the standard speed setting.

Few devices can boast flawless design and so even the Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic has its Achilles heel. The water tank is refilled via rather a narrow opening, which means that you must have pretty steady hands or you’ll end up with a rag in your hands, wiping up the water that trickled past the tank. Still, that’s not such a big problem as you can simply use a funnel if necessary.

The Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic is designed for single-room humidification in the area of 250 square feet and offers just that. We wouldn’t have minded more control options or functions but even as it is the device is quite impressive and one of the best in its price range.

Review of Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier Quiet Operation

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First impressions with installing- Pure Enrichment Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
 

TaoTronics TT-AH001

Time to Clear the Air

Want the air in your room to be not just humid but clean as well? You don’t need to get two devices for that as the compact and affordable TaoTronics TT-AH001 does the job well thanks to the microporous cartridge that filters the mist emitted through the humidifier nozzle.

Using the built-in timer, you can choose how long the TaoTronics cool mist humidifier will run if, for example, you want to leave it on while you sleep. You can pick any time between 1 and 24 hours, though a full tank only lasts 15 hours and you’ll have to refill it at that point. Still, it’s a useful feature and since the tank has a 1.06-gallon capacity, you won’t have to use that much water.

You can use the TaoTronics TT-AH001 as much as you like since cleanup is easy thanks to the brush that comes with the purchase. Plus, the device shuts off automatically when the water is low and thus won’t get damaged if you accidentally leave it on without refilling the tank.

Our only qualm is that you can’t really use this model in your bedroom since the display lighting can’t be turned off. Light sleepers won’t get much rest with an LED display shining down on them from the bedside table. Still, the TaoTronics TT-AH001 is a great option for humidifying small rooms as it covers up to 82 square feet easily.

Review of TaoTronics TT-AH001 Cool Mist Humidifier

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What Is a Cool Mist Humidifier?

It's essential to keep up humidity levels in your home as the level of moisture in the air is directly linked to how we feel. If the level of humidity in your home gets excessively low you'll likely to start to experience a variety of health issues; in case the humidity is too high, it will most certainly result in wooden furniture expanding ruining your cabinets and bed frames in the process. So if you want to stay healthy and keep your home a nice place to live in, purchasing a cold air humidifier seems to be a smart decision. According to the study, the optimal moisture levels for residential areas should be around 50-55%. You can choose a cold mist humidifier between several technologies depending on what kind of benefits you'd like to enjoy. For this review, we've picked most popular models of all types so you can choose the best one to fit your needs.

In addition to a humidifier, it will be a good idea to acquire a thermostat, a handy device that will allow you to maintain a preset temperature for the needed interval of time. And if you'd like to fill your home with nice aromas, you may be interested in one of the oil diffusers we've described in our other review.

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Publish Date: 2018-05-28 14:43:56