Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut Off Review

Pros

The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is a small room humidifier that doesn’t require replaceable filters or cartridges. It’s easy to clean and maintain since many components are top shelf dishwasher safe, the warm mist kills a majority of the germs that grow in the tank, and the water tank is large enough that you only need to refill it once or twice a day. The humidifier also shuts off when the water is running low so that the heating element doesn’t overheat.

Cons

If you require lots of humidity for a large space, then the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier won’t work for you. The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier V745A can humidify a small room of around 300 square feet. This model also makes a bit of noise because a heating element boils the water, so if you need absolute quiet, you should view the ultrasonic humidifier reviews. If you are looking for a humidifier for a child’s room, you should find a cool moisture humidifier instead, because the steam in this model can cause burns.

Overall Recommendation / If you are looking for a device to humidify a room and want the machine to be low cost, reliable, and easy to maintain, then I would recommend the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier. It is very low cost to run and maintain, comes with a three year warranty in case there are any defects, and efficiently adds humidity to a small bedroom.

Features

Type: Evaporative
Area: 300 square feet
Output: 2 gallons
Antimicrobial: Yes
Automatic Shut Off: Yes, when water is low
Water Level Indicator: No
Daily Maintenance Required? Yes
Weekly Maintenance Required? Yes
Replacement Filter or Wick Required: No
Replacement Cartridge Required: No
Dual Mist: No
Programmable: No
LED Light: Yes

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut Off Rating

Output Rating: 5/5
Ease of Use Rating: 5/5
Noise Rating: 4/5
Energy Rating: 5/5
Hard Water Rating: 5/5
Overall Rating: 4.8/5

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut Off Review Description

The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut Off has an adjustable humidity setting that allows you to control how much water vapor is being released into the air. Because this is a warm mist humidifier, you don’t have to worry about any white dust filling your air if you have hard water. It’s also easy to maintain because all of the components are accessible for cleaning, making upkeep of this humidifier very simple.

Use

This humidifier is simple to use. Remove the water tank, twist off the tank cap, and fill it with cool tap water. Replace the cap, place the water tank on the base and make sure that the water tray and tank cap are aligned. Make sure that the power is in the off position, and plug the power cord into the wall.

If you want to use Vicks VapoSteam or Kaz Inhalant to help you breath easier, you can place it in the medicine cup attachment. Then turn the switch to high or low and if everything is working properly, the night light will activate. The heater will start and in a few minutes, the mist will be activated. Turn the humidifier off once the desired humidity has been reached, or if condensation accumulates on the windows.

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut Off Cleaning

With almost all humidifiers, you have to clean them daily or at least weekly. This humidifier is no different, but luckily it’s very simple to clean. Every day that you use the humidifier, switch it to the off position once you’re done using it and unplug the humidifier. Allow it to cool down for 15 minutes before removing any parts.

Remove the water tank from the base, drain out any excess water, rinse the tank out with cool water and wipe it down with a soft, damp cloth. Remove the medicine cup, the cooling chamber, and the removable water tray from the base and wipe it down as well. After you’ve made sure that the heater is completely cool, go ahead and wipe that down as well.

When you store your humidifier, don’t keep water in the water tank or heating chamber. This causes bacteria to form. If you notice any type of build up or scale in the humidifier, remove all of the removable parts and soak them in a solution of white vinegar and water (with exception of the base.) Fill the heating chamber with the same mixture, allow it to sit for 20 minutes, then wipe it down and rinse everything really well. You can put the water tray, medicine cup, and cooling chamber in the top shelf of the dishwasher to clean if you’d like.

To disinfect the water tank, fill it up with 1 teaspoon of bleach and the rest water. Shake it every few minutes for 20 minutes, then drain and rinse with clean water. Once the bleach smell has gone, dry it with a clean cloth or paper towel.

My Recommendation

The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is a solid choice for a low price humidifier. If you want to increase the humidity in one of your rooms and want a humidifier that is easy to maintain and doesn’t require additional replacement parts every couple months, then this is a great option. With a three year warranty, it’s hard to beat the value that you receive from the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier.

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