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Crane Drop Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier – – Read the instruction manual first

Good, but very messy, somewhat inconvenient. The good things about this product are the design, the price, and the fact that this humidifier is almost completely silent (although i definitely wouldn’t mind a bit of white noise even if it were a little louder). It’s also light to carry and put on any tabletop or surface and all you have to do is fill the chamber with water and you’re done. Also, the rotatable teardrop top is great for pointing the mist in the direction of your choice. Finally, it comes with a quick-start guide and simple instructions, so you can get it going very quickly after taking it out of the box. However, you have to change the water daily, which would be fine if not for the design of the two pieces, which are not all that well-thought-out. Every single time you take the main chamber off the base to empty, if it still has water in it, water spills into the base and all around the humidifier’s surroundings. Even with the cap screwed onto this chamber, nothing ever seems to be completely watertight. I end up having to unplug the humidifier and take the whole thing into the kitchen and then take it apart over the sink, but it still ends up spilling on the floor because it’s a pretty clumsy thing to try to take apart.

Mister is a keeper have had him for 5 years now. Cool mist humidifier recommend. I purchased the cane drop shape utlrasonic cool mist humidifier almost 5 years ago. I’m happy to report he’s had a work out and is still going. I would highly recommend it for many reasons. My husband and i suffer from sinus issues and the dry air is painful for us so this “mister” is on most of the day and night. I wouldn’t say it’s been continuously running for 5 years, but pretty darn close. Enough to where it’s been nicknamed “mr. Glowing blue is soothing and the shape is modern. I don’t mind having him hanging out with company because he’s hip and cool. There is a light, but for me it’s not that bright while for others it might be too bright. Just like the occasional burp of bubbles, it depends on the individual. The cane drop cool mist humidifier holds 1 gallon of water and the output of mist is easily adjustable.

I love the crane humidifiers. It it has more of a home at night then the panda bear and the elephant humidifier but it’s quite enough to sleep though for light sleepers. I love that it doesn’t have a filter. This is my third crane humidifier and i love it. Most crane humidifiers are hard to clean but i bought a decanter cleaning brush and it works pretty good for humidifiers. This specific humidifier the green light that is on it illuminates when it’s completely dark at night in the room but it’s dim enough to sleep through. Both of my kids have a crane humidifier in the room. The panda one i have in my infant room does not put out a single stream a vapor it comes out in two different spots. I love this one puts a single output of steam in one location and it shoots at high enough into the air to make a difference. Here are the specifications for the Crane Drop Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier –:

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  • Ultrasonic cool mist increases air moisture for easier breathing and a good night’s sleep
  • Relieves cough, cold, and flu symptoms, nasal congestion, dry cough, sinus irritation, nose bleeds, and dry skin and hair
  • Recommended non-medicated alternative to over the counter cough and cold medicine
  • Clean Control Antimicrobial Material is proven to help reduce mold and bacteria growth up to 99.96%*
  • Removable 1 gallon tank easily fits under most bathroom sinks

Read the instruction manual first. I purchased the crane cool mist humidifier in dec’10 and have used it, with great success, for many months. With all the negative reviews (about 20%) i almost didn’t purchase this machine. But i’m glad i did, because it works really well for what it is: a mid size/capacity humidifier. First of all: ***this humidifier has a 2. 3 gallon per day maximum output, with a. *** amazon’s initial title for this (and many other humidifiers) mentions daily output capacity rather than tank size. This may be confusing, although the correct specs are prominently listed on the amazon page – fifth bullet point in the ‘product features’ section. As for crane (the manufacturer), their package clearly states a 2.

I noticed a difference after one night. I ordered this with hesitation based on a lot of mixed reviews but have loved it so far. It wasn’t shooting out a lot of mist at first even on the highest setting. I left it running for a few hours and it started putting out a lot of mist. It does make a very soft humming noise that you can barely hear. The light does stay on at night but is so faint it doesn’t bother me. This was a big concern of mine as i didn’t want either noise or light to disturb my sleep. I noticed a difference after the first night i didn’t wake up coughing or with a dry throat at all. I suffer from allergies and asthma and this heat has been getting to me.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Read the instruction manual first
  • Mr. Mister is a keeper have had him for 5 years now! Cool Mist Humidifier Recommend!
  • Indispensable for Winter.

Best humidifier we have found. We have been thru several humidifiers: vaporizer, swamp cooler (water pump, fiber pad, fan), and ultrasonic (rotating disc). Wife likes the humidity because of lung condition. The crane, while 2x or 3x the price of what you find at wal-mart or target, is the best we have found. Clean, quiet, cool, fully adjustable. At full power (which we do not normally use) puts out a prodigious plume of heavy vapor. By elegant design, there is less thru-flow of air needed than with our previous ultrasonic; thus less deposit of airborne dust and dirt on the inards. The vapor path is short, smooth, and easy to clean. Have not yet found a good place to set the device. Instructions say must be on a hard surface; putting on top of a towel or rug will block the air inlets. There is usually some condensate in the outflow path (straight column up the center of the water tank) which tends to dribble when the tank is taken off for refilling. Probably an oversize glass or plastic plate on top of the dresser will solve this problem. Holding the tank for refill is not easy.

Thanks to all those who have reviewed this product. Most everyone helpfully added to the discussion, and it certainly helped me make an intelligent purchasing decision. A common thread with the negative reviews seemed to be lack of understanding about how to use it. Some reported that it left white residue on nearby objects. Some said it made the floor or furniture damp. Some complained about the wimpy ‘handle’. Read the instructionssetting the unit on a mid-range setting using low-mineral content water is the key. We have naturally very soft tap water (tds 30ppm) so we just use tap water. After a couple of weeks of constant use, there are no mineral deposits to clean and the very fine mist that the unit produces does not make anything in the vicinity wet.

(update regarding warranty). **december 2012** several months ago, my humidifier broke. Getting ready for bed one evening, i turned the knob and there was no tell-tale click. The humidifier would no longer turn on. No hum, no whine, no lights. Since it was still within warranty, i contacted the company. I was fully prepared to do battle to get myself a new humidifier.

The mist goes on immediately and refilling is easy. My dog also gets dry itchy skin from our dry heat. Not only does the humidifier help us sleep at night but we don’t’ wake up hearing our dog scratching. We still use our crane frog humidifier in our son’s room from when he was a baby.

Must buy if you live in a dry climate. This is one of the best products i’ve purchased on amazon. My infant was having a lot of sinus/breathing issues at night due to the dry climate. We bought this hoping it would help. She was waking up 5+ times a night but after purchasing and placing this product next to her crib she only wakes up once a night for feeding. It solved all her sinus/breathing issues and our lack of sleep:).

The humidity in our house was so low that i was getting nosebleeds and had trouble with my contact lenses, not to mention the static electricity. But the drop has helped tremendously. We turn it on in our bedroom at night and sleep very comfortably. During the day, i put it in the room where i am spending time. I simply put it on a tray and move it around as needed. This little unit seems to have increased the humidity in the whole house since we are no longer having problems. After using it constantly for about 10 days, i disinfected it with vinegar and dried it out as instructed. There was no buildup whatsoever. But that may be because we are using distilled water.

I really like this thingi wanted to get a humidifier for my room because i noticed that when i wake up in the morning, my throat and nasal passage often feels insanely dry. Also a lot of times i have sip water while i’m trying to get to sleep, because my nasal passage felt so dry that i couldn’t swallow. I like this particular humidifier in that the mist is instant and it’s cool – it’s also such a fine mist that you can put your hand 4-5 inches away directly in line of the output, and your hand won’t get all drippy with condensation. This means it’s such a fine mist that you don’t really have to worry about everything around it becoming wet and drippy if you run it for a long time. This is particularly great if you’re resting this on wood based surface, or it’s placed in such a way that it’s got other things around it. I put it on my night stand next to my lamp and i put my phone and my handheld game system right next to this/near where the mist falls down/settles without any fear of my phone, game system, or even my lamp shade getting wet. I also like that this has such a large container, so i can fill it and let it run for quite a while. On a completely full container, i believe i can run it for over 12 hours on highest setting. On 3rd of a tank (bottom third), it can go all night until morning when i get up and turn it off.

A great product that really helps if you have sinus issues. I had to have sinus surgery a few weeks ago. I had sinus surgery over a decade earlier and i remembered that a humidifier helped me get through the recovery. I had long since gotten rid of my first humidifier so i read the reviews and got this one. I really recommend anyone that has to have sinus surgery to get one of these to help you through. It just helps you breathe at night. It is very easy to use and i love how you can adjust how much mist you want. I have to also add that the people giving it one star must not be handling the machine correctly. It would be easy to pick it up ‘wrong’ and water would spill.

Good, but very messy, somewhat inconvenient. The good things about this product are the design, the price, and the fact that this humidifier is almost completely silent (although i definitely wouldn’t mind a bit of white noise even if it were a little louder). It’s also light to carry and put on any tabletop or surface and all you have to do is fill the chamber with water and you’re done. Also, the rotatable teardrop top is great for pointing the mist in the direction of your choice. Finally, it comes with a quick-start guide and simple instructions, so you can get it going very quickly after taking it out of the box. However, you have to change the water daily, which would be fine if not for the design of the two pieces, which are not all that well-thought-out. Every single time you take the main chamber off the base to empty, if it still has water in it, water spills into the base and all around the humidifier’s surroundings. Even with the cap screwed onto this chamber, nothing ever seems to be completely watertight. I end up having to unplug the humidifier and take the whole thing into the kitchen and then take it apart over the sink, but it still ends up spilling on the floor because it’s a pretty clumsy thing to try to take apart.

I purchased this item from amazon 3 weeks ago, and was worried about the possibility of wet floors, hard to fill container, and all the other negatives in the reviews. I actually read the short manual and have had no problems at all. I love the fact that there is no filter to replace. If you make sure that the vapor is coming out as described in the manual (pointing up not down) then you won’t have a problem with wet floors. I experimented until i found the maximum output without wetting anything down. My hint to keep the vapor just right is to just unplug the unit when you refill the water. Don’t turn it off with the dial switch, because then you have to make sure it is adjusted properly again. Just plug it back in and you are in business. As far as hard to refill- it sure isn’t any problem for me, and i am a small almost 60 year old woman.

I like this because it is easy to use. I like this because it is easy to use, clean, lightweight and requires no filters or other items. I do not think it produces as much mist as my former heavy and more complicated one, but then that means it does not get water everywhere.

A great product that really helps if you have sinus issues. I had to have sinus surgery a few weeks ago. I had sinus surgery over a decade earlier and i remembered that a humidifier helped me get through the recovery. I had long since gotten rid of my first humidifier so i read the reviews and got this one. I really recommend anyone that has to have sinus surgery to get one of these to help you through. It just helps you breathe at night. It is very easy to use and i love how you can adjust how much mist you want. I have to also add that the people giving it one star must not be handling the machine correctly. It would be easy to pick it up ‘wrong’ and water would spill.

Miracle, at least as far as i’m concerned. I bought the crane drop humidifier, in a panic and out of desperation, to replace a broken honeywell warm mist one. This wasn’t my first replacement attempt – i had also previously purchased a holmes cool mist impeller humidifier with a larger capacity but that was so overwhelmingly loud (think helicopters) even on low, i couldn’t sleep. The actual humidity output on that one was too low on the low setting and the high setting was impossible to live with so i ended up returning it. With the ultrasonic humidifier like this one, i feel like i stumbled onto a miracle (yes, even though i did a lot of research first). I’m about 9 mos pregnant, have a cold right now and wake up a ton of times related to both of those issues. Every time that i would wake up before (either without a humidifier or with the holmes one), my eyes would be burningly itchy and in the morning, my skin would need a ton of moisturizer because it would be so dry. This morning, my first one after i received the crane drop humidifier and set it up, i didn’t need any moisturizer and still having woken up about 3 times during the night, my eyes didn’t bother me at all. I love this thingnow, for the not so good. Ultrasonic does not mean silent.

Good room humidifier for the price | recommend. Product is very effective and easy to use. Runs quietly — only a whisper of a sound. We refill it in morning and evening. We have hard water and use a salt-based water conditioner. It is a modern unit that uses minimal salt — we don’t see white dust in any amount that is an issue. We have found it is best to clean unit w/ vinegar solution (we use warm water and vinegar at a 1-to-1 ratio twice a week. White vinegar is inexpensive and an easy fix. This is higher than manual suggests, but it seems to work well. We didn’t do this for the first 2-3 weeks and ionizer did freeze up / make a loud noise w/ motor on. People should read the manual and do at least the daily & weekly maintenance suggested if they want this unit to operate properly. It is an inexpensive unit — we run room dehumidifier 24 hours a day late fall to and hope to get two seasons (or more?) use from this unit. We do enjoy how quietly and effectively it works.

I do not clean it weekly or let it dry out daily and it’s holding up wonderfully. Really mades a difference with my sinuses. I was waking up with dried out nasal canals and this really helped. I have not had any problems with molding or anything other negative things. I do not clean it weekly or let it dry out daily and it’s holding up wonderfully. This is good because i’m the worst with following manufacturers directions.

Basic, compact, quite, for small rooms, holds less than a gallon, needs frequent cleaning and attention. Fine for a small room, with the door closed. Pretty quiet although you notice when it’s on, but nothing loud or distracting other than an occasional gurgling sound as a bit of water enters the humidifier receptacle. Pros: quiet, small/compact, simple function, affordable. When full of water and on full power it provides a stream of mist for about 8 hours. Cons: holds less than a gallon of water; needs cleaning every week with vinegar; easy to overfill the base when jolted or tapped when full; the on/off switch is pretty basic; you need to unplug the unit every time you empty the residual water out of the base, which means you are unplugging it about every 8 hours – design flaw/operational inconvenience. Overall, it does what it needs to if you trying to add humidity to a small bedroom. It is not for a large house or open concept great room. It unfortunately requires more attention than it should — between the constant cleaning, filling with water, unplugging to empty, etc. I would opt for a better design but those cost a fortune.