What every best Humidifiers has:
- Simple maintenance.
- Low noise.
- Maintenance reminders.
The Honeywell HCM-350 cool mist humidifier is an evaporative tabletop humidifier with sufficient output to handle medium sized rooms -- 400 to 500 square feet, depending on who you ask. This humidifier is a little bit louder than some ultrasonic humidifiers, and can only output cool mist, but it is effective, easy to clean, and there's no white dust residue from minerals in hard water to worry about. See our full review »
Upon first look, the Crane Adorable Ultrasonic Humidifier may seem more like a toy than a home appliance, because of its cute animal and other designs. However, its straightforward, easy-to-use design and quiet operation make this machine well regarded among many experts and users. This 1-gallon tank humidifier can regulate the moisture level of a space of around 250 square feet, perfect for a child's bedroom. See our full review »
The SPT SU-4010 is an ultrasonic tabletop humidifier that can produce either warm or cool mist -- enough to humidify 500 square feet of space. The moisture output can be adjusted with a manual dial, but there is no built-in humidistat. It does well in expert tests, and users say that this humidifier produces plenty of good, fine mist, and it runs quietly. See our full review »
Although experts generally say cool mist humidifiers are better for most purposes, the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is an option if you want to make a room feel warmer during the winter. The Vicks humidifier has two vapor settings and, while some noise complaints are seen, others seem not to be bothered. The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier has an automatic safety shut-off and a nightlight.
The Essick MA1201 is an evaporative humidifier that can put out up to 12 gallons of moisture per day, enough to humidify 3,600 square feet of space. Its humidistat allows you to adjust the humidity in 5-percent increments, and its double-fill tank system reduces the number of trips you must make to the sink. Users say this machine is easy to fill, and that its value is terrific. See our full review »