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Crane Adorable Ultrasonic Humidifier Review

Est. $40
Reviewed
September 2014
by ConsumerSearch

Best humidifier for a child's room

Pros
  • Fun designs
  • Good moisture output
Cons
  • Small tank
  • No humidistat
Where to Buy
 

Bottom line

Between their reliable operation and whimsical designs aimed to delight youngsters, the Crane Adorable Ultrasonic Humidifier is an easy first choice for anyone looking for a humidifier for a child's bedroom. Expert and user reviews are solid, and the low price for an ultrasonic humidifier is a plus.

Breaking it down

Ease of use

Simple to operate. The Crane Adorable Animal humidifier comes in a wide variety of whimsical animal designs including a frog, duck, tiger, elephant, pig, cow, pig, panda, dragon, dog, penguin, monkey, and hippo. The compact size of this machine paired with the cute design has long made this a favorite pick for children's rooms. The simple, manual controls may be basic, but most reviews say that this machine gets the job done. The quiet humidifier, say reviewers, is easy to clean and easy to use.

Moisture output

Compact design manages small spaces well. This small humidifier was designed to regulate the moisture level in small 250-square-foot spaces. Consumers and experts agree that these 1-gallon tanks do a good job of adding moisture to a space. The machine can output around 2 gallons of moisture per day. Unfortunately, the small tanks mean that Crane Adorable Animal humidifiers must be refilled frequently. Additionally, we found some reviews that note the surrounding area of the humidifier often becomes overly damp, a byproduct of not having a humidistat to automatically regulate room humidity. Users should closely read the included manual to avoid leakage problems.

Noise

Not silent, but pretty close. Crane touts their Adorable Animal humidifier as being "whisper quiet." Reviewers tend to agree. While not entirely silent, this humidifier is quiet enough for most children (and sound-sensitive adults) to sleep right through. A few consumers noted that there can be a dripping sound when condensation collects, but most say noise from this machine will only be an issue for incredibly sound-sensitive sleepers.

Ownership

Poor construction leaves something to be desired. By far the biggest complaint we found on this machine stems from durability issues. Several user reviews comment on the flimsy base and say that after a few months, these units simply stop performing. Many mention that this humidifier works well initially, easily adding moisture to a space, but say that it fails relatively quickly. More however, are mostly to completely pleased and report that they are satisfied with reliability and performance

Where To Buy
Crane Adorable Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with 2.1 Gallon Output per Day - Owl

 (148 reviews)
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Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

Editors look at the Owl version of the Crane Adorable Animals collection. The humidifier is rated on its moisture output, convenience, noise level, efficiency and performance when filled with hard water. An overall rating is assigned, which can be compared to other small-room humidifiers.

Review: Crane Owl, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

2. Amazon.com

Crane's line of Adorable Animal cool-mist humidifiers attracts more than 1,000 user reviews, spread out over the various models, all of which can be found via links on this page. Reviews are somewhat mixed. The Owl version found here earns a respectable 4.1 stars (based on feedback from nearly 120 owners) but some others fare worse. Most owners say that for the low price, this is a great choice for children's rooms. Others, however, grouse about durability, over humidification, and maintenance challenges.

Review: Crane Adorable Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with 2.1 Gallon Output per Day - Owl, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of September 2014

3. Viewpoints.com

Viewpoints.com is home to 200 reviews of the Crane Adorable Animal humidifier in its various forms. Most receive relatively good ratings. Most feedback is for the Frog version, which is reviewed by more than 110 owners and earns a score of 80. The Elephant version enjoys 55 reviews and a score of 83.

Review: Crane Humidifiers, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of September 2014

4. Health Magazine

Health magazine's Leslie Barrie selects four humidifiers, including the Crane Frog Adorable Animal Cool Mist Humidifier. Each model is road-tested by the editor and selected thanks to its moisture output and control and ease of use. The Crane's Frog Cool Mist Humidifier is selected as the "Best for Kiddies." Performance was good enough to please an initially skeptical reviewer.

Review: The Best Humidifiers for Dry Skin and Stuffy Sinuses, Leslie Barrie, Not Dated

5. Walmart.com

Walmart.com features many user-generated reviews of various models in the Crane Adorable Animals line of humidifiers. Around 170 of those are for the Crane Dragon Cool Mist Humidifier EE-5058. Satisfaction is very high, with a 4.6-star rating and 92 percent saying that they would recommend this kid-friendly humidifier to a friend.

Review: Crane Dragon Cool Mist Humidifier EE-5058, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of September 2014

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