I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I have gone through 4 humidifiers since my daughter was born. I simply cannot find one that is effective and has all the features I am looking for. We purchased our first humidifier based on a recommendation of a family member. This was a “hot registry” item when I was pregnant and thought it was a great idea. Until I had to use it and it did ABSOLUTELY nothing. Thinking it was defective, I exchanged it for the same model and guess what – it still did not perform as well as a $100 humidifier should.
On to the next humidifier. This one actually worked, but molded after the first use. Now, I know that you are suppose to clean them daily as you are using them, but a humidifier should not mold within a few hours. That’s just gross. On to the next one.
As you can imagine, the other two did not perform well either, otherwise I would have stopped my search for the perfect humidifier. Ironically, none of my previous humidifiers were a Crane humidifier. Maybe my mistake was there. Crane is one of the leading names in humidifiers, so they should really know their stuff! I had the opportunity to work with them on the Cool/Warm Mist Germ Defense humidifier. Now, before I go on with my review, I just want to let you know that our pediatrician recommends a cool mist humidifier, while I prefer a warm mist humidifier. The Crane that I reviewed actually has both settings, so if you are unhappy with one, you can use the other! (I had to point that out because that is actually my favorite feature!)
This ultrasonic humidifier actually works. When you walk in the room, you feel the humidity building up, which is something I never experienced with all but one of my old humidifiers. I LOVE that you don’t need a filter to operate this machine – I cannot tell you how many times we forgot to empty our old humidifier in a decent amount of time before the filter was molded. Replacing those filters are so expensive, you are better off with a new humidifier. (I don’t recommend that, totally not cool for the environment!)
A feature that you do not find in many humidifiers is Antimicrobial Protection. This takes place right in the water tank to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew, providing you with a germ free mist. Another unique feature: This humidifier can work for up to 72 hours! There have been so many instances where I would have to wake up in the middle of the night to refill the tank on the old humidifier because it would stop working and I would hear my toddler having difficulty breathing at night. Once the tank is empty, the Crane Cool/Warm Mist Humidifier will shut off automatically.
Check out some more features of the Crane Cool/Warm Mist Humidifier:
- Warm and cool mist function
- 360 multi-directional nozzle to direct mist
- Easy to remove and fill 1.2 gallon tank
- Up to 72 hours run time per filling
- Germ Defense antimicrobial additive helps to keep the tank clean
- Ultrasonic technology for whisper quite silent operation
- Adjustable mist control
- Auto shut-off protection when the tank is empty
- Does not require a filter to operate
- For use in small and large rooms