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The air is thick... with competition. Get in there and cast your vote for the best humidifier.

Crane Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

  • Cheap, got mine for $40
  • Perfect for medium sized rooms and portable to carry from the living room to your bedroom
  • No filters, you only have to clean it once a week by soaking the parts with a water-vinegar solution
  • Easy to refill, lasts a whole day on full blast with it’s gallon tank.
  • Comes in different colors, or as animals for your kid’s room.



Air-O-Swiss Ultrasonic Humidifier - Warm and Cool Mist

If you prefer an ultrasonic humidifier (rather than the cool mist with the fan or the vaporizer), you can’t go wrong with the Air-O-Swiss AOS 7147 Ultrasonic Humidifier. It has both the warm and cool mist, and since it is ultrasonic it is a bit safer for kids. It has multiple settings, including a nighttime setting and a humidity reading. Once you calibrate the humidity reading it is actually pretty spot on. -Netochiguy


Vornado Evap3 Whole Room Evaporative Humidifier

  • You can set it to keep the humidity at a specific percentage and it’ll regulate it’s fan to maintain that humidity level.
  • Holds a decent amount of water but I still have to fill it every day.
  • Covers a large area (700 sq ft).
  • Looks a hell of a lot better than most humidifiers :P



Honeywell Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier

Quiet, runs a long time without needing to be refilled, easy to clean, and humidifies very well. Not much to complain about. -Anarchy84

I second this. It’s got a UV light to disinfect the water. Its one moving part is a six inch (approx.) fan which is extremely quiet. Since it relies on evaporation, there’s no white dust you see with ultrasonic humidifiers. -HildyJj


Lasko Evaporative Recirculating Humidifier

  • Non-misting so the covered area isn’t soaked.
  • covers a large area.
  • adjustable thermostat for varying humidity levels.
  • easy to replace filter.
  • Front water feature to see the water is running.
  • Easy refillable jug.
  • Made in the US.