Looking for a quiet/soothing, easy to clean cool mist humidifer
December 17, 2013 11:29 AM Subscribe
A year and a half ago, we got a a cool mist humidifier
, but now we're looking for a new one, with the caveat that it has to be quiet, or at least the noise it generates is calming or similar to white noise.
posted by filthy light thief to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
We had a Crane brand penguin-shaped humidifier. It was pretty good, but not great, and then it broke when it fell off of a table. If it was easier to clean, we would probably get another one, but because we had issues clearing the calcification and other residue that would build up from near-constant use, we bought another brand. We picked up a Vicks V4600 FilterFree Cool Mist Humidifier
, and it appears to work without issue, but it's noisy in a way that keeps up the humidifiee, our young son. The noise is louder and more high-pitched than the Crane penguin, which emits a lower-tone hum. My wife and I could probably sleep while the Vicks ran, but the sound was notable or annoying enough to him that he woke up a few times, and only went back to sleep when we turned the humidifier off.
With that, we're looking for recommendations for relatively quiet cool-mist, filter-free humidifiers. We're opting for cool mist because of the minor concern with running a warm mist humidifier near a little guy who has the vague potential pull it down on himself.