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Honeywell - 1.5 Gal. Cool Mist Humidifier - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 117 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Real "Best Buy"

    Posted
    GentleDoc
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    I need a logical reason for doing things. Therefore, when I make a purchase, I do my research compared to our needs. We had a small humidifier, and keeping it filled was a nuisance. So, large capacity was a "must." For ease of filling, I preferred a top-loading machine. (Why "they" don't make more machines with a hole in the top, I don't know!) I wanted a humidistat so we could set the humidity we wanted. My wife is a "germaphobe," so that was also a consideration. For that reason, a filter seemed desirable. (There is no such thing as a "perfect" machine.) This unit meets all our needs. 1 1/2 gallon capacity, easy to fill and carry, quiet, and humidistat. We are very happy with our choice, and recommend it highly. From my research, it seems Honeywell provides good customer service, should you need it. Price against other units with similar features is very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Large, but a nice humidifier

    Posted
    Workfromhome
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    Probably about the largest evaporatve humidifier I've seen, standing at just about 2ft tall. But for a unit this big, the wicking filter is smaller than I expected, and I was concerned that it would not be as effective. But so far it seems to work pretty well. On high fan speed the noise is fairly quiet, but still... it's a fan, and it's audible. I don't feel like I have to turn up the TV though to hear it over the fan noise. On the low fan speed, you can barely hear it at all. The best part, and what was one of the key features for me is the ease of refilling. No sticky knobs to unscrew, and the tank can stand upright on its own. It is a tall tank, so won't fit easily in most sinks, but the beauty is ; it doesn't have to fit in the sink. The top of the tank doesn't seal closed in any way, if you're concerned about that, but not a concern for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cool nightlight, but noisy

    Posted
    stilana
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    Moved into a new house and have discovered it gets very dry in the house during the colder season. Been waking up with a dry throat and bloody noses. Decided I needed to get a humidifier or two to combat the dry air. I wanted a humidifier that wouldn't leave a puddle on the floor, turn off when it hit a certain humidity, and would turn off if it runs out of water. This humidifier doesn't leave puddles of water, has a nice nightlight feature, and can hold a good amount of water. The major downside for me is it's loud, it's a constant sound that I'm finding annoying. I'm not a person who wants white noise, but if you're someone who likes a fan for the noise this humidifier would do that. The humidifier isn't where I sleep so I could probably overlook the constant noise, but what I can't overlook is that it does not turn off when it reaches the programmed humidity level, which the product advertises that it does.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      ManufacturerTechSupport

      Thank you for this feedback. We will share this information with our team. If you would like assistance with your humidifier concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our consumer relations team. Our team can be reached by emailing SocialSupport@kaz.com. Thank you. HoneywellSupportTechnician

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Useless without an external fan

    Posted
    argh42
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It had been on all day. The humidity had changed by 2% on the humidity gauges: from 49%-51%. The humidifier insisted that that the room was 69% humidity (69% IS THE HIGHEST IT WILL GO. THERE SHOULD BE A BIG RED WARING ON THE PRODUCT PAGE ABOUT THAT.) Apparently Best Buy wants $11.49 to take it back by mail. So I am looking for a solution that will make it more humid in the room so that I don't have to pay them to take back a piece of garbage that won't get to the relatively low 69% humidity. I have turned an air purifier at the humidifier. The terrible product sensor has come down significantly (to 63% in the last ten minutes). MY VIEW OF HONEYWELL IS NOW TOTALLY CHANGED. What surprise can I expect in my next Honeywell Purchase. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      ManufacturerTechSupport

      Thank you for your feedback. It has been passed along for further review. If you are in need of assistance, please contact us by emailing SocialSupport@HelenOfTroy.com so we can help. Thank you. HoneywellSupportTechnician

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good humidifier if you can find filters for it

    Posted
    pianoman58
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    We had one of these models already and really liked the top fill feature. It was a good thing I stocked up on filters when Walmart put on clearance last year because I haven't been able to find a single replacement filter this season. After running out of all the filters I had purchased last year, I finally tried trimming a universal filter and that is working out well. I have a couple more circular filters left from a humidifier from years past that looks as it can be cut up to work as well. Good humidifier, Honeywell but you need to keep replacement filters on the market as I have spent a lot of time looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Leaked all over the bedroom floor

    Posted
    Trevor
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    This humidifier seemed like a great item when we got it home. It seemed to be doing a good job providing some extra humidity to the room. But despite filling it up every few days the base humidity levels on the thermostat didn't change, which we found odd. We moved it to the bedroom and after filling it up once a day for about 3 days we noticed it had caused a huge wet spot on the carpet. It had been leaking all that water onto the carpet! Needless to say, we are bringing it back tomorrow and finding a replacement.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Honey 1.5gal Humidifier

    Posted
    Freddie
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    1) It holds 1.7gal, not 1.5 as listed in the title. Even says 1.7 in the description. 2)This is a nice room humidifier but would not work for more than one large room. 3)It's very quiet if not on High fan setting and still didn't bother me on High. 4)Be careful if you fill the reservoir off the unit. You have to tilt it to put it back and will spill water if you fill it to the top. Not a big deal though. I would buy another one if I needed it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Asthma

    Posted
    Medavid16
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I'm an asthma patient of 30 years. When I turn on the heater during the winter time, my room becomes very dry and my asthma acts up. This thing was a god send. Of course it's not a cure, but considering how big my room is and how fast it can humidify my room, it's definitely top notch. I wish it had a larger filter, and a better filter, it would've gotten 5 stars, that would be my only complaint. Of course it's advertised as a humidifier not a air filter, so I can't complain too much. I've used other humidifiers, this is a top performer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a good Honeywell product

    Posted
    Rudy
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    I have 4 Honeywell air purifiers and another humidifier. I bought this for the large tank but I have had several occasions where the entire tank would just pour out onto the floor. Even with extra care this keeps happening so I have retired it and an trying to contact Honeywell for a replacement with the lower end model I currently have. Otherwise great products this model is just flawed and I think it's the paddle for auto shutoff which has no use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      ManufacturerTechSupport

      Thank you for taking time to share this experience. Our team would be happy to try to assist you with your humidifier concerns. Our team can be reached by emailing SocialSupport@kaz.com. We look forward to helping you. Thank you. HoneywellSupportTechnician

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great if you can find filters

    Posted
    halifax88
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought 3 of these at one time. One of them would show at max humidity and would constantly turn off/on while the others were still running and matched the humidstats. The biggest problem is finding replacement filters. The instructions say replace every 30 days but they are impossible to find. Plus the filters get mold or something on the outside. I'm disappointed and wish I'd picked a different model.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    On the fence

    Posted
    Katerina
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    I returned the item before testing. My previous Honeywell humidifier from last year started leaking before the end of the winter season. Quite a few reviews commented on the same issue with this humidifier. I need a sturdy, dependable, non leaking humidifier to work. I don’t have time to clean water puddles repeat from last year. I my worries have my constantly checking for water. I purchased a different brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worked 1 month

    Posted
    BobM

    I thought it was pretty good for that first month. Almost to the day 1 month after I bought it, it started leaking all over the floor. Now, it is flashing the "Check Filter" sign and won't turn on, Either there is something wrong with the float paddle that I'll have to fiddle with endlessly or I will have to spring for a new $10 filter every month. Either way, it's not what I wanted.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      ManufacturerTechSupport

      Thank you for taking time to share your experience. This is not what you would expect from this Honeywell Humidifier. We ask that you please contact our consumer relations team for assistance with your humidifier concerns. Our team can be reached by emailing SocialSupport@kaz.com. Thank you. HoneywellSupportTechnician

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fill options, ease of use, slim design

    Posted
    Shore54
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Good little humidifier for the price. Bought a floor model because I did not want to have water on dresser in son's bedroom. Slim design does not take up much space and big plus is that you can remove tank and fill it but also have the option of leaving it in place and filling it from top. Great if you have a hard time lifting a full tank. Can set it to automatically keep % of humidity you want. Have had it awhile and it has really helped son with nosebleeds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, easy to maintain humifier

    Posted
    Ipaqman
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    This humidifier vents upwards and uses a paper filter that is removable with absolutely no diassembly. Water can be added to the humiifier from a pitcher or by removing and refilling the tank. The filter is in a frame and is easily rinsed to lengthen its life. The humidifier innards are easy to clean. On high, the fan is loud but can be used as white noise for those can sleep to such noise. We liked it si much we bought another one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Holds a lot of water

    Posted
    Toweeya
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    Pros - holds a ton of water. I don't have to refill it as often. Cons - It doesn't spit water mist into the air like other humidifiers, rather it passes air through a wet screen so the air has moisture content in it. I don't know if it really brought up the humidity in my bedroom at all. The % never moved much unless it actually rained outside and the general humidity went up. Also the lights on the machine are very bright at night.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great And Easy to Use

    Posted
    Amitraj7
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    For me, three things made this humidifier a great one. Firstly the floor standing design is a welcome change than the many other available in pot shape. Secondly, the easy take out tank of water is pretty convenient. We can simply fill the tank without pulling out same. Thirdly the auto cut feature on reaching the desired humidity is a very good feature and we don't have to keep track of humidity. All in all its a great purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keep close to the head of Bed

    Posted
    BbuyKing
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    The cool mist breeze is dispersed only a couple feet so if you need that immediate sensation of fresh moist air then I suggest you place the unit close toward the head of your bed post. It's quiet but you will have to refill it often if you set it above the low setting, I found that to be the only con thus far. My older unit with the same 1.5 gal tank did not require refilling as frequent running on high - it only has two speeds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall humidifier for the money

    Posted
    Mimix3boys
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    We caught this humidifier on sale, to replace a dying electrostatic model that we were having problems with. We love that you can refill without taking the tank off. Other than the fan being more noisy than we were previously used to the humidifier is doing great. We've used for a couple of months now and still haven't had to replace the filter, other than turning it around once as instructions pointed out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent except the filter...

    Posted
    osu4ever
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    Love this product except the frequency required and money necessary to change the filter. If I am lucky and care for it well it will last a month. Additionally after having this for awhile I will notice in the am the water hasn't reduced. I will have to take the container out and replace which then allows the water to flow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Product

    Posted
    Frank2407
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    This humidifier is a great product for a reasonable price. It gives you the humidity level in the room. Has a setting where you can set your desired humidity level where it automatically shuts off when the level is reached. And it is super easy to fill compared to other humidifiers I've bought. After using it for a week, I actually went and bought a second for my daughter's room

    I would recommend this to a friend