Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier Review | Sleepopolis

2022-12-03 18:38:51 By : Ms. Linda Zhou

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Humidifiers are a great way to add extra moisture into the air in your bedroom to promote better breathing, get relief from respiratory issues, and to prevent dry skin while you sleep . There are tons of options out there, but in this review I’ll be taking a closer look at the Vicks Warm Mist humidifier.  Cute Toothbrush

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier Review | Sleepopolis

I personally tested this humidifier and I’ll be going over my pros and cons from that experience, as well as some key features of this humidifier and how to use it. 

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The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is filter-free and uses boiling water to create steam to humidify your room.

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s go over my recommendations for the Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier .

The Vicks Warm Mist humidifier has a few key components that help you understand how it works: the water tank , the base, the mist chimney, and the medicine cup .

The water tank is what you fill up to run your humidifier.  It has a one-gallon capacity. On the top of the tank is a carrying handle and on the bottom is the tank cap, which you unscrew to fill up the tank.

The base of the humidifier is the bottom piece, which the rest of the parts stack on top of. This base features a scent pad door, where you can add Vicks VapoPads for soothing menthol vapors. Menthol is used in a variety of products for relieving sore throats and congestion, so this is a helpful option for folks dealing with a sinus infection, a sore throat , or other respiratory issues. 

The control knob is also on the base and features a night light, which automatically turns on when the humidifier is running. The knob allows you to choose between a range of settings.

On top of the base and next to the tank is the mist chimney. There is a heating element underneath which boils the water to turn it into warm mist, which rises up through the mist chamber and out into your bedroom. 

The medicine cup sits on top of the mist chimney and allows you to add liquid inhalants , such as Vicks VapoSteam, which helps to relieve coughs and throat irritation.

The Vicks Warm Mist humidifier has a 24-hour run time when the tank is full and on the low setting . The humidifier is designed for use in medium to large rooms . The full unit size is 10.63 inches by 11.85 inches. This humidifier also has an auto-shut off feature, which will turn the humidifier off when the tank is empty.

Now that you know the key features of this humidifier, let’s go over how to use it.

When you first take the humidifier out of the box to set it up, be sure to read through the instructions and safety information provided by Vicks. That way you’ll ensure you are properly prepared.

It’s important to keep your humidifier clean, as it is a contained, moist environment — the type of environment bacteria and mold thrive in. You definitely don’t want any gunk mixed in the mist that you’ll be breathing in. 

One positive thing about a warm mist humidifier is that the water is boiled — and thus purified — before it goes into the air, but it’s still important to regularly clean your humidifier. 

The medicine cup , removable tray in the base, and mist chimney are all dishwasher safe. To wash in the dishwasher, place on the top rack and run the dishwasher on a light or normal cycle without detergent.

You’ll also want to disinfect and descale your humidifier on a weekly basis. Here’s the recommended process for descaling:

After you finish descaling, you’ll want to disinfect the humidifier by doing the following:

The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is filter-free and uses boiling water to create steam to humidify your room.

Price is an important factor when shopping for any new device, including a humidifier. The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is currently available on Amazon for $39.99. With humidifiers priced in a fairly wide range — from as low as $20 to over $200 — I would say this is a good price.

The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is filter-free and uses boiling water to create steam to humidify your room.

All in all, I think this a great, easy-to-use humidifier. I like that this humidifier uses warm moisture , which can achieve higher levels of saturation than cool moisture can. It also can help to warm air , which is nice for those whose bedrooms are prone to being chilly. Plus, boiling the water ensures there are fewer germs and bacteria in the mist without the use of a filter. Not having to worry about repurchasing and replacing a filter is a big pro to me.

Warm mist is also great for relieving congestion or a stuffy nose . I often use the old trick I learned from my mom of breathing in steam from boiled water when I’m sick, so I like the idea of having a humidifier that can do that for me. I also like having the option to add the liquid inhalants and scent pads for extra relief.

There is a small amount of gurgling as the water boils, which takes a few minutes, but overall I found this humidifier to run very quietly, which is a nice plus for light sleepers easily disturbed by noise.

Additionally, having dishwasher-safe components is helpful for keeping your humidifier clean.

However, while there are many positives to a warm mist humidifier, it can present some safety concerns because of the boiling water. If you have kids, pets, or you are prone to knocking things over, I would recommend against this humidifier (unless you’re able to keep it in a very secure place), as you don’t want boiling water to spill on yourself, your child, or your pet.

I also didn’t love the night light feature on this humidifier, which immediately turns on when the humidifier is on. Sleepers who are easily disturbed by ambient light might find this feature frustrating.

This humidifier is eligible for free shipping on Amazon.

If you buy through Amazon, you cannot return this humidifier. It can only be returned and refunded if the product is found to be defective.

Yes, Vicks’ parent company Kaz offers a 3-year limited warranty on this humidifier.

Yes, humidifiers can help with some nose bleeds. Some people’s noses bleed at night because the mucous membranes in their nose dry out, so increasing the humidity level in your bedroom can help keep those nasal passages moist and prevent nose bleeds.

Vicks recommends this humidifier for use in a medium to large room, so if you intend to use it in a small room, I would recommend running it for shorter periods of time or investing in a humidity monitoring device to ensure you aren’t over-humidifying your room. Too much humidity can promote mold and bacteria growth in your room, make the air feel stuffy, and lead to moisture dripping on the walls.

No, you do not need to use distilled water with this humidifier, although you certainly can to prevent mineral buildup. You can use tap water with this humidifier and because the water boils before being released into the air, it should be purified when you breathe it in. However, if you live in an area with hard water, you may end up with some white dust from mineral deposits near the humidifier and buildup inside the humidifier itself. Just be sure to properly clean these deposits off to keep your humidifier functioning properly.

Yes, humidifiers are great for preventing a dry throat. If you often wake up with a dry or scratchy throat when you aren’t sick, your bedroom may have low humidity levels.

The Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier is filter-free and uses boiling water to create steam to humidify your room.

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