Vicks Filter-Free Ultrasonic Visible Cool Mist Humidifier Review

Eileen Martin
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Here’s our review of the Vicks Filter-Free Ultrasonic Visible Cool Mist Humidifier.

Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.

Our rating: 9 / 10

Cost: $$$

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  • Optimal for medium size rooms
  • Visible technology
  • Visible see-through tank

Vicks has been making oil-filled vaporizers, humidifiers, cool mist humidifiers, VapoPads, and other related products for years. Their products are well-known and highly regarded and you know you can trust them to deliver on a product.

The Vicks Filter-Free Ultrasonic 1.2-Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier has a one-year warranty and can keep a room's humidity levels at 40 to 50% at night, which is much more comfortable than a bedroom with only a chest of drawers.

It only uses 1.2 gallons per day, which means that you can run it for a while without emptying it, saving you from having to replace the water all the time. It also has a 30-hour tank capacity, so the unit itself only lasts for about 4 days.

You can run the unit on high for a few hours, or you can set up the auto-shut off feature, so it turns itself off after 30 minutes to save power.

I like this unit because it is silent, so it won't keep you awake if you're sleeping near it. It is quiet enough that no one above you will be disturbed, though if your neighbors are light sleepers this won't do anything for you.

Its ultrasonic technology distributes moisture evenly throughout a room and you won't have to worry about dripping water. You can buy replacement pads for it which are menthol scented and help keep you from developing nasal congestion.

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