Crane Warm Mist Humidifier – 1 Gallon

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Product features:

  • 1 gallon tank with 4.0 gallon output per day
  • Built-in auto shut-off feature
  • Minimum 8 hour running time
  • Medicine cup
  • 2 steam output settings
  • FDA registered

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The Crane Warm Mist Humidifier has two steam output settings to emit bacteria-free steam into the room, a removable, dishwasher-safe medicine cup for steam medication or aromatherapy, and comes in either black or white.

This is a fairly inexpensive humidifier and you get what you pay for, so if you want it to last, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, be very careful placing the water tank into the unit as there is a standing plastic piece that can break off if the tank is not gently placed straight down. If this pin breaks, water will run out of the machine. Second, be sure that you have a good grip on the water tank when refilling as it is very heavy when full and if dropped or bumped into another hard surface, the plastic could crack. If the plastic cracks, then you lose the near-vacuum causing air to enter from the top once the tank is put back into the unit. If this occurs, the water will run out too fast causing a big spill.

Overall, though, this is a classy looking machine that is great for its price.

Nearly all humidifiers are tap water safe; however, the harder your tap water, the more white-dust buildup you will get in the room as well as inside the humidifier. If this happens, simply switch to filtered or distilled water.

Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier

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Product features:

  • 0.9 gallon tank with 2.3 gallon output per day
  • 360-degree nozzle
  • Built-in auto shut-off feature
  • Minimum 10 hours running time
  • Up to 24 hours running time on medium setting
  • Suitable for rooms up to 250 square feet

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The Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier, a finalist in the 2011 International Housewares Design Awards, has a simplistic, modern design and is energy-efficient using ultrasonic technology to add moisture to the air. It does not require a filter to operate and comes in a variety of colors: blue, white, green, orange, and pink.

A common complaint for this humidifier is that the furniture under and around it is quickly becomes wet. Luckily, there is an easy solution: ensure that the water tank fits snugly into place and that the clear rubber ring hasn’t fallen out, adjust the 360-degree nozzle so that it aims away from nearby furniture, and/or turn the power dial down until the vapor stream is fully evaporating in the air. The other most common complaint is that it makes a lot of noise. The noise that it emits is that similar to the sounds of a filter running in a fish tank and to the white noise machines used in infants’ rooms to soothe and calm them.

The type of tap water you use determines how often you will need to clean your humidifier.  Almost all humidifiers are tap water safe; however, the harder your tap water, the more white-dust buildup you will get in the room as well as inside the humidifier. If this happens, simply switch to filtered or distilled water.