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Vornado - 1 Gal. Vaporizer Humidifier - Ice-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just add water.

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    Kleeberg
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    Hey there, this is Jason from the Kleeberg Family Blog. I’m from the old school, where there was never a desire to add or remove moisture to a room. The humidity in a room was what it was, and if you wanted more, you moved to Florida, if you wanted less, you moved to Arizona. I’d always seen these in stores and thought, “What’s the point?”, but now we have a baby and when he got sick, the doctor recommended a humidifier for the room to help with his cough and congestion. We chose this unit because of the look and the features. In terms of look, it’s sleek and modern. A lot of humidifiers are boxy and white - something you wouldn’t want sitting on your shelf at home. I didn’t want something I’d have to put away and take out every night. The Vornado looks great - it’s a two tiered look, the right is for the water reservoir and the left is the control panel. It’s a grey color so it looks good on a shelf. The lights are soft and one small light strip will glow purple, pink, or orange based on the temperature you have it set at. I know some people have complained about the lights flashing when it’s out of water, but it didn’t effect us that much. I never woke up because of it. As far as I can see, you cannot turn the display off, so if that’s a dealbreaker for you, it might be something to look at. For me, it doesn’t bug me. It’s not as bright as some would have you believe. In terms of features, we’ve got three different temperatures of water, which I suppose is nice. It’s got cool, warm, and hot mists. It’s got a digital humidity read, so you can set the humidity percentage in the room. It also has a timer for the night. It’s advertised at up to 36 hours on one tank (we have the one gallon tank version), but I haven’t seen anywhere near that - my guess is that you can get 36 hours on cool with the lowest humidity setting. On warm (at 50% humidity), we see about 8 hours or so. On cool, we get longer. Again, not a big deal. It’s easy to refill the tank - lift, fill, and place back in. There are no filters needed, which is a huge plus. Personally, I see no need for humidifiers. I’ve gone my whole life without one, and now using one for a month, I can’t tell a difference in sleep, health, etc. Some of you probably can though, and if you’re one of those people who get a benefit out of these machines, I’d say this is a good one to get. It looks nice, seems well made, and does what it advertises. Check out the website for more pictures!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very impressed, but one terrible flaw

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    Jonjon
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    I have had many of the cheap cool mist ultrasonic humidifiers over the years, they eventually break or get super gross after a few years. I decided to invest in something nice this time around and wanted something that didn’t look as ugly, and this one does look nice. It is my first hot mist humidifier and it is so much more effective than the cool mist, I was amazed at how much quicker it could raise the humidity in the room. The oil diffuser is also nice, I put a few drops of peppermint oil in and the air has a nice menthol feel to help me breathe. Cleaning seems very easy. The lid of the tank is the entire width of the cylinder, this makes it really easy to fill and easy to wipe down, unlike most with a tiny opening. The one fatal flaw of the product is that there is no way to turn off the LED display, so it constantly shines a bright light at night. It says it has an ambient light sensor to adjust the brightness, but it doesn’t seem to do anything. For a product that is so well designed otherwise, it is a massive oversight. Overall I would still recommend it though, unless you just have to sleep in complete darkness. Pros: -Elegant design -Easy to clean -Easy to fill -Adjustable humidity target -Adjustable steam temp -Very effective at being a humidifier -Essential oil diffuser Cons: -No way to turn off bright display, it is a night light -It can burn you on hottest setting, probably not good for kids (but why it is so effective)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Regret buying this.

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    NeonPothosNate
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    I can start by saying, I truly loved this thing while it lasted. It has a great design, and feels like it was assembled with great care and quality. It has a modern style, while being functional, and blending in with my plants and decor nicely. However, the unit only lasted about 6 months or so. I use this to keep the humidity up in my room because I have many tropical houseplants in my room. Also, my unit tends to dry up with the radiators on in the winter. I'm sad to say despite descaling and cleaning the unit, it has broken down and will not create steam anymore. I've cleaned the heating element, cleaned all visible scale around the reservoir, heating element, silicone fittings, and any other visible deposits - to no luck. When powering on the unit, it attempts to run its fans, and it overheats, without actually creating any steam. Then it gives me error messages that do not apply to the current status of the unit, for example - to change the water, when the reservoir has a fresh and full tank just added. I'm going to contact Vornado, and I am hoping they will make this right. It truly was a fantastic humidifier while it lasted, but I CANNOT recommend this product. I regret buying it in the first place.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Intuitive and easy to use, easy to clean too!

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    Mike
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    I would definitely recommend this humidifier to anyone who's home tends to dry out from time to time. The two different steam settings are an incredible convenience if you've been gone for a while or need to boost the humidity fast! The tank is extremely easy to clean and the handle makes it very easy to tote from the sink to the humidifier! Multiple options for control, the automatic humidity level is a very nice feature to have as the device will automatically shut off once the room has reached the specific humidity level you have selected (shown on the LED screen). On top of all that, it looks nice and modern too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great so far

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    Steph
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    I’ve had this humidifier for about a month and it really is working great. It’s not silent but the fan noise it makes isn’t disruptive. I have it right next to our bed. It works great keeping the humidity in the room comfortable. Not sure if it actually turns off once it reaches the humidity level set since I’m asleep but I’m still happy with it regardless. We live in an area where the air is really dry so it uses quite a bit of water every night but it’s worth it. At least that means it’s working. I don’t use tap water in it. It’s usually distilled or gallon bottled water. So far so good

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Looks really great, but loud

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    Mike
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    The things I really liked about this were the design as it looked really well done. Also filling the water tank and the clean up for the filterless design were pretty well thought out. The main problem is that this unit is super loud and that is inconvenient for spaces like bedrooms. Since this also uses a heating element to add humidity to the room, it was never able to get as much humidity in the room as compared to an ultrasonic version. So while this unit could run all night, I would still have a sore throat in the morning related to dry air.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good humidifier but strong blinking lights

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    Charlotte
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    I believe the title says it all but I will qualify it, I think it is a good humidifier, does the job with relatively low noise, BUT it has really strong lights, even in "night mode", when it runs out of water, what it does every night it starts blinking to let you know it is out, it is actually annoying, if one is sensitive to light (I am) it can wake you up. It would be good if it had more water capacity to last a full night, but that might not be possible given it being quite compact.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loving it

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    Bart
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    I am loving this thing. There are a few different options that I played with at first but ended up just setting it to 50% humidity for the plants and then put it on automatic. It has been keeping it much closer to 50% than any other one I've tried and I leave the door open to the grow room and have a wood stove, so things normally tend to get dry. Lettuce and peppers already seem to be responding very well to the new climate

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tricky to use

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    MusicMaven
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    This humidifier is not for beginners. The bottom of the water reservoir is a little difficult to open/ close. The trick is to line up the notches and twist. Also placing the tank back on the base is a bit tedious. It has to be placed just right. Using the buttons is confusing. The colors of the different modes (purple and indigo in particular) are easy to get confused. Button response is slow, causing improper mode selection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well - runs out of water quickly

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    Robbif
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    This humidifier works well. If you have it on the highest setting, it runs out of water fairly quickly. When it runs out of water, a light flashes on and off and it is quite bright. It wakes me out of a deep sleep. It also needs to be cleaned every week which is a bit of a project - you need to take it apart and use citric acid to clean it. Other than that, it does what it needs to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for dry winter air

    Posted
    lisa
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    I went to BB to purchase the Dyson humidifier. However the salesman suggested I try this brand 1st. So glad I did. I tend to get dry cracked hands and very dry, itchy lower legs by mid November. This year has been awesome. I fill this up at night and it runs through the morning. Haven't had any skin issues so far this winter. And my husband says I haven't been snoring either!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst purchase ever

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    Name
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    I read the instructions right out of box and followed to a tee. First try and it gave 3 different error codes. Got through all those and got it working. Next day I use with no problem and 3rd day it's so caked with calcium that it was unusable. Spent hour cleaning cuz the instructions for the cleaning bag that came with the product were so hard to follow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    Bwill72
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    I really wanted this to be a wonderful humidifier. Mostly little things that bother me. It hold almost a gallon of water. If your pouring from a gallon jug you always end up with half a cup left over. Small issue but annoying. Seems to function as a humidifier should however I get a lot if error messages and it stops running in the night sometimes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it’s supposed to

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    Mimi
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    I bought this a couple months ago because I was having a hard time breathing due to the dry air. As soon as I turned it on I felt the difference. It also has helped me sleep much better. I haven’t tried cleaning it yet. I do notice the part that holds the tank can collect a small amount of water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Brand need to listen customers

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    Deni
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    Brand need to listen customers. Never answered my suggestions. Can't turn light off. So bright at night. Water tank is not enough for a night long. Humidity sensor very poor, doesn't read and keep vaporizing non stop. got a beautiful design and a very easy water tank filling. Need improvement

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good quality product

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    Chris
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    I am very please with how well this humidifies my room. I’ve used several cheap ones that I purchased at drugstores in the past without very good results. My only complaint about this unit is I wish I had a bigger water reservoir. I have to fill it sometimes more than twice throughout the night.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quiet machine

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    Jabbs
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    The humidifier is very quiet and great for a bedroom. It has multiple heat settings for the right humidity. I also liked the essential oil feature, although it didn't seem to produce much scent compared to my diffuser. I would say that the tank runs out between 4-12 hours depending on the heat setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    Brian
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    I chose this humidifier because of the option to add essential oils and the lack of a filter. Overall very satisfied. The only issue is that when it runs out of water during the night, instead of turning off, the LED display just continually blinks. Other than that, very satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Humidifies for a Short Time period

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    Arthur
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    The water in the tanks lasts only for a few hours. However for that short period of time it does make a difference in the quality of the air in the house. It seems that there is little difference in the mist temperature and the setting adjustments makes no difference either.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working

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    Stark
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    This product stopped working after a few weeks of use. Also, compared to the product I replace it with, an ultrasonic humidifier, this unit used a lot of energy. While it produced a lot of hot steam at first, there are better, more reliable and efficient options.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend