Are you looking for relief from conditions caused by cold and dry winter air? The search is over: the Crane Cool Mist Humidifier is here.

The humidifier runs up to 24 hours, putting out 2.3 gallons of moisture to bring you comfort from cold and flu symptoms.

This energy-efficient appliance uses less power than it takes for a light bulb to run, and has a 360-degree nozzle that allows you to direct the flow of the mist.

Ideal for rooms that measure up to 250 square feet, this machine uses ultrasonic technology to emit the needed moisture in homes and offices affected by cold weather. Shaped like a big raindrop, the humidifier comes in many fun colors.

This must-have appliance was a finalist in the 2011 International Housewares Design Awards.

Features:

  • Produces a cool and relaxing mist from cold tap water
  • Provides up to 24 hours of whisper-quiet relief for cold symptoms, chapped lips and dry skin on medium setting
  • Discharges up to 2.3 gallons of needed moisture
  • Has a 360-degree mist output nozzle
  • Comes with auto shut-off safety feature
  • Doesn’t requires a filter
  • Recommended by doctors
  • Dimensions: 8 x 14.7 x 9.8 inches
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs

Benefits:

The Crane Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier is an effective way of providing relief for cold and flu symptoms, chapped lips, and dry, itchy and irritable skin.

Aside from the health benefits that this elegantly designed humidifier brings, it also contributes to lessening the ill effects of winter heating like paint and furniture cracks, peeling wallpaper and static electricity.

All Crane humidifiers are known for their stylish designs and easy-to-use operation, and the Drop Shape version is no exemption.

To operate the humidifier, you only need to follow a few steps. First you need to remove the water tank from the unit, remove the tank cap and then fill the tank with water from the tap.

After this you need to secure the cap back in place before placing the tank back to the base. Then you need to place the humidifier in an even and elevated surface, turn it on and place it on the medium setting, and enjoy the comfortable humidification it brings to the room.

The Crane Drop Shape Ultrasonic Humidifier runs very quietly–like a whisper–ensuring that the machine’s operation does not interfere with your work during the day or your sleep at night.

Because the humidifier comes with a built-in auto shut-of feature, you do not have to worry about the water drying up, causing the appliance to overheat and burn.

When the unit detects that there is no more water in the tank, it shuts itself off therefore avoiding overheating and possible burning of the appliance.

Maintaining the humidifier is also very easy, as the Crane Drop Shape Humidifier is very easy to clean. You just need to empty the tank, every day if possible, making sure that you pour the water away from the fan air outlet.

You must also disinfect the water tank and the water basin by using a mixture of water and vinegar. Pour 2:1 vinegar-water solution and let it sit for 30 minutes.

To make sure that the rest of the tank gest disinfected, swish the mixture around, making sure that it covers the entire area and reaches all the bacteria that might be building up in the tank.

If you are going to put the appliance away, thoroughly dry it first before storage.

Disadvantages:

While the humidifier works really well – quiet, long life, optimal mist output – there are still some users who complain about white buildup in the room, a wet area around the appliance, leaking and a buildup of mold in the machine and bubbling noises.

However, all these complaints point to one thing: not reading and following the instruction manual.

White buildup is caused by hard water, so if you are using hard water from the tap, then you will naturally have mineral buildup. To avoid this, you must use distilled water.

If the furniture around the humidifier gets wet, then your humidifier setting must be to high for the size of the room. See to it that the machine is placed high enough so the mist does not fall on the surrounding surfaces.

The humidifier can leak if it is not sealed snugly in place with the rubber ring inside the tank cap, so you must check this properly. If you are cleaning and disinfecting your humidifier regularly as recommended, then you will not be suffering from mold buildup in the tank.

Verdict

The Crane Drop Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier is a must for every household, especially during the cold winter months. While there have been several complaints about the machine, all these complaints can be addressed by following the manual to the letter.