Top 5 Best & Cleanest Humidifiers - Top Humidifiers Reviewed By Experts
Times have changed, technology has adapted, and so should your humidifier. The first humidifier patented in 1965 has many of the same issues as the new models today. The following humidifiers have been evaluated and ranked according to ease of use, functionality, cleanliness, and appearance.
1. Miro NR08M
The Miro NR08M’s sleek and modern design allows it to blend seamlessly anywhere. Miro NR08M comes with a dimmable LED mood light which can be used even if the humidifier is not actively producing mist. Other humidifiers have an ultrasonic engine and fan embedded into the electrical compartment within the humidifier, making it impossible to fully clean. Mold and mildew gather within 48 hours of use polluting the air, creating more issues than there were before. The modular design of Miro humidifiers allows for easy, thorough cleaning with just dish soap and sponge. Plus, it has a 1 gallon capacity allowing it to run continuously for up to 24 hours. Assembly is effortless and the humidifier runs near silent.
With a 1.5 gallon capacity and modern appearance, this humidifier comes in second. However, it cannot be fully cleaned and many users have had issues with it malfunctioning and not misting correctly. It also must turn on and off to adjust to the humidity, which may be bothersome. It has a peculiar odor at first, but it does disperse over time.
Certified Asthma and Allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundations of America (AAFA), this humidifier comes in third place. However, the price point around $617 does not reflect the quality considering it cannot be fully cleaned. Citric acid must be used to clean it, and it is very difficult to disassemble and reassemble when cleaning. While it is aesthetically pleasing, it also clashes with home decor and furniture. The ultrasonic mist maker cannot be cleaned which means the mist will not be completely clean.
This humidifier is compact and quiet, allowing you to almost forget it is there. Its built-in night light gives it dual purpose. However, it can’t be fully cleaned and what can be cleaned must be reached using a special brush. It has a medium sized tank opening for the brush to be inserted, and is cumbersome to clean.
With a beautiful design and nozzle extension, this humidifier comes in fifth place. Essential oils can be used, but this causes mold and grime to build up. We don’t recommend using essential oil with humidifiers. While humidifiers and diffusers may look alike, their design is very different. Oils can also degrade plastic over time. Since it will be very difficult to clean, the extra bacteria and mold would be misted into the air. It has a 1.7 gallon tank allowing for less refills. While its design is attractive, it takes the spotlight in the area and disrupts the overall appearance of the environment. We also recommend changing the water frequently for maximum cleanliness.