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Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N 1 ea

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Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Adjustable settings (4)
  • Quiet (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Homeowner (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    so far so good!

    I have a newborn who becomes congested especially when the heat comes up. So far this unit is working out nicely. I have not yet tried all the features - but i look forward...Read complete review

    I have a newborn who becomes congested especially when the heat comes up. So far this unit is working out nicely. I have not yet tried all the features - but i look forward to it. I dont think its loud but i find the white noise soothing and it doesnt seem to bother my daughter.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A Few Tips For Best Results

    This can work very well with some cautions--it is fairly temperamental. I am on my second unit, and I learned a few helpful hints.

    If it stops working: Like...Read complete review

    This can work very well with some cautions--it is fairly temperamental. I am on my second unit, and I learned a few helpful hints.

    If it stops working: Like some other users, I had this problem. First, the poor design makes it difficult to clean without damaging the water sensor and, per the instructions, any time you accidentally touch parts of the interior, the humidifier might stop working because of oils on your skin (I believe this is what happened). Another reason: if you remove the water tank and the base is practically full, it can't push the water up far enough to make the mist. I don't know why this happens, but if you empty the base and make sure the tank cap is screwed on tight, it might start again. I finally gave up and ditched my first unit, but I liked its maintenance-free properties and mist production so well that I decided to buy another unit. Realizing that I would probably never really follow the maintenance instructions, I decided to use only bottled distilled water in the unit. What a difference. It stays so clean that I clean it far less frequently and have less opportunity to damage it. It's also way easier to clean. Toting bottles of the distilled water up to the 3rd floor of my house is a bummer, but it still beats driving all over creation to find a filter.

    Finally, the noise problem: I bought a thick rubber mat from a home improvement store, the kind that goes under large appliances such as refrigerators. I used a craft knife to cut it to the shape of the humidifier, and it really deadens the noise--two work even better.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    4.0

    Great product!!!

    By antart22

    from NY

    describe yourself Renter

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom

      Comments about Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea:

      Don't put it on to high especially if its on the floor or your whole floor will get wet..

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SUPER QUIET !!

      By Libra65

      from Marrero, Louisiana

      describe yourself Homeowner

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Settings
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Dry Winter
        • Help With Ailments
        • Living Room

        Comments about Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea:

        The best cool mist humidifier I ever owned. All the others were too big and bulky. This one is perfect !

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Quiet and reliable

        By Mom to three

        from New York

        describe yourself Homeowner

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Dry Winter
          • Nursery

          Comments about Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea:

          We had one of these (and many other brands) over the years with our children. This was the quietest one we found, and loved that it doesn't need replacement filters. It did eventually die, but gave many years of service. We'll be ordering another one.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          so far so good!

          By dc - new mom

          from brooklyn, ny

          describe yourself Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Settings
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Nursery

            Comments about Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea:

            I have a newborn who becomes congested especially when the heat comes up. So far this unit is working out nicely. I have not yet tried all the features - but i look forward to it. I dont think its loud but i find the white noise soothing and it doesnt seem to bother my daughter.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GOOD VALUE

            By Karen Jo

            from Los Angeles, CA

            describe yourself Professional, Renter

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Settings
            • Easy to clean
            • Energy Efficient
            • Lightweight
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Works a little too fast

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom

            Comments about Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea:

            Puts out a lot of 'white dust' because the control won't go low enough. But, works very well and easier to clean than others
            I've had.

            (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            A Few Tips For Best Results

            By cat

            from Alexandria, VA

            describe yourself Homeowner

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Adjustable Settings
            • Energy Efficient
            • Lightweight
            • Low-maintenance

            Cons

            • Easily Damaged
            • Noisy
            • Temperamental

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom

            Comments about Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea:

            This can work very well with some cautions--it is fairly temperamental. I am on my second unit, and I learned a few helpful hints.

            If it stops working: Like some other users, I had this problem. First, the poor design makes it difficult to clean without damaging the water sensor and, per the instructions, any time you accidentally touch parts of the interior, the humidifier might stop working because of oils on your skin (I believe this is what happened). Another reason: if you remove the water tank and the base is practically full, it can't push the water up far enough to make the mist. I don't know why this happens, but if you empty the base and make sure the tank cap is screwed on tight, it might start again. I finally gave up and ditched my first unit, but I liked its maintenance-free properties and mist production so well that I decided to buy another unit. Realizing that I would probably never really follow the maintenance instructions, I decided to use only bottled distilled water in the unit. What a difference. It stays so clean that I clean it far less frequently and have less opportunity to damage it. It's also way easier to clean. Toting bottles of the distilled water up to the 3rd floor of my house is a bummer, but it still beats driving all over creation to find a filter.

            Finally, the noise problem: I bought a thick rubber mat from a home improvement store, the kind that goes under large appliances such as refrigerators. I used a craft knife to cut it to the shape of the humidifier, and it really deadens the noise--two work even better.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is a a reliable and ...

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea:

            This is a a reliable and low maintenance humidifier. It is easy to clean, and great for my baby over the whole hot summer in LA.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            This is a TERRIBLE ...

            By Jennifer B

            from Aurora, CO

            See all my reviews

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea:

            This is a TERRIBLE product! We bought 2 of them, both of which quit working inexplicably within 12 hours. What a waste of money and effort.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I was really pleased with ...

            By Michael

            from Williamstown, NJ

            Comments about Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea:

            I was really pleased with this unit. It's no louder than a small fan in the room. Easy to clean.

            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            This is really a nice ...

            By STEVE

            from Undisclosed

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Vicks Ultrasonic Humidifier, Model V5100N, 1 ea:

            This is really a nice item, but it's a little on the expensive side and it makes too much noise to let you sleep with it near you. You also have to be careful that you don't spill water on the furniture.

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