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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 12 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom (4)
      • 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 s...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.

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    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 !

      Comment on this review

      (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.

        Comment on this review

        (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.

          Comment on this review

          (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.

          Comment on this review

          (11 of 11 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.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 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.

          Comment on this review

          (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.

          Comment on this review

          (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.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 5 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.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely love it! I had ...

          By irina f

          from Farmington Hills, MI

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

          Absolutely love it! I had many other humidifiers to compare this one with. This one is the quietest. I have had mine for a year without any problems. I don't even use any filters. I am buying a second one for another room.

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