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I LOVE this humidifier! It is really quite. You can adjust the output of humidity. It doesn't leak. The only problem is that I have to order the demineralizer off the website.
I'm about to start my fourth winter with the 5100 and it's outlived the other humdifiers I've tried in the past. It operates silently, is easy to clean, and with the demineralization cartridge, the element stays clean! (I do use filtered water - PUR sink filter - in it too) I'm very pleased overall, and I'm especially happy that this costs much less than other brands.
I love this humidifier. It works really well. The mist comes out really well and works very quietly. And I love the fact you can add a vapor pad to it as well
This humidifier is wonderful, I've had it a couple years and it still works great. I've bought other ones and have had to replace annually, I've even replaced them because I couldn't get filters so I think it's great you have this website. Definetly would recommend to others.
As far as keeping the air moist and a very low sound, I love this product. What I don't like and I don't understand is why the unit gets a black coating on it. It may be due to the heat that I have. Other than that, I would tell others that this is a good product and I would buy another one.
My daughter and I each have one of these. It really does a great job. I would recommend this to others.
I ordered this for my daughter who has Fibromyalgia and it helped her immensely. Thank you
This humidifier is so very quiet that I put it right in the family room, and I don't even have to turn up the volume on the TV. I love the multiple mist settings and it is very easy to maintain. I am planning to buy more.
This is a great humidifier! I have 2 so far. i use one in a medium/large room and another in a medium room. It helped my baby's cold dissapear less than 24 hours after using! I like that it has an on/off switch rather than plugging in and out to turn on/off. It has more than 3 options for how much steam comes out. When you fill up the water, you can bring it from one room to another w/ out dropping water all over the place b/c it has a screw cap to prevent any water fom escaping while you carry one handed. Its not noisy and it also is safe for my 2 year old who inevitable gravitates toward this as his new toy. This humidifer has the option of putting vicks steam stuff in a special area which is nice. (I have also put actual vicks vapor rub into the water and the plastis area where steam escapes and it has not damaged the humidifier like it has with others i have used in the past. REally worth buying!
I bought model V745A 8month ago few days ago without water operated 24hrs after that
is not working . incafe this is not useful any more or repairable any part change?
please let me know whther put gabage or not your comment appreciated
I purchased this humidifier for my daughter who has asthma and so far it has worked very well.
We like our new Kaz very much & so do our plants. It has helped solve congestion problems. Thanks!!
This is a quiet running humidifier. It has a nice mist, easy to fill & maintain. I have bought many different brands of humidifiers & I have to say this is the best one by far
I have wam and cool mist humidifiers. This is far superior. it is quite and does not throw minerals into the air. Does not have to be cleaned like the warm ones do.
Easy to use and care for- not too noisy- prevents me from waking up with a dry throat and nasal passages
I love this humidifier! We've had it for a few years now and I find it easy to use and care for.
I bought my first Vicks ultrasonic humidifier in Dec. 2009 when my old humidifier finally died. My husband and I both got the flu the week of Christmas and needed prescriptions so I bought it from CVS. At the time I felt I overpaid since it was selling for $30.00 less at Target but it was well worth the extra price. We both love this humidifier and think we sleep much better when we use it, even if we are not sick. We use it all winter-it really helps my husband with the dry, sore throat he normally wakes with caused by snoring. I bought an additional one last year for the grandchildren's room-replacing the cute penguin humidifier I bought 4 years ago when my grandson was born. My 2 year old granddaughter naps longer and more comfortably when the humidifier is used. I recently needed to order new filters so bought a spare for my guest room-my brother and sister-in-law have sinus issues/allergies and I believe this will help them sleep better when they visit.
This humidifier is quiet and easy to care for. One tank of water will last at least 2 nights or 1 whole day if you are sick and need to stay in bed. I also bought the antimicrobial cartridges recently and have noticed a reduction in the white dust that usually collects-especially on the TV screens!
Great product-I highly recommend it for any room.
It for no reason stopped working. good unit alot of power while it works..one of our favorites..so i bought a second one so ech twin has one in there rooms.
Thankfully, this humidifier is nearly silent. It is quiet enough to run near the bed while resting or sleeping. A good investment to use while sick, or simply when the air is dry.
THIS ITEM WAS A EXACT REPLACEMENT FOR ONE WHOSE MOTOR DIED. I LIKE THE ITEM, THEREFORE, THE REASON I ORDERED ANOTHER ONE
I had seen this product in operation in someone's home and I liked it so much that I had to have one, too! It is so quiet and I like to be able to see the mist!
I am really happy with this product. The improved the fill cap to make easier to twist cap on. I purchased same unit (2) years ago and it had the old fill cap design.
The vicks quiet cool air vaporizor is the best operating vaporizor I have ever used. It is easy to maintain and to work with. The opeeratig I ref to accounts for raising 3 children and the assorted colds, flu and other illnesses throughout their lifefime as well as my wife and me. We now live in retired independent housing for adults in Lancaster, PA along with a great many retired people. Most of the housing for retired people has centeral air or the type of individual furnace that produces a very dry heat. The use of one of your humidifiiers would be of great benefit to many of these people.
THe above may be used as a review if you wish. I do have problem wth the machine in that I cleaned it following the directions on the 20th of Feb during a snow day. Sincethen I have been tryig to call the 800 number shown in your booket for what to do next without gettin an answer, due to week end, presdidents day busy lines to get an operator and finally a snew day in Southborogh. Thus the email. I have tried removing the demineralier withn luck. What else to you suggest? Ron Boscow
This Vicks cool mist humidifier is the best humidifier I have ever purchase or used. It is efficient, quiet and is easy to operate. The speed can provide the amount of moisture in the air that one needs for a better night's sleep. am glad that I foundthis unit on the shelf of the local CVS Pharmacy. It was a good investment.
I owned the previous model for the past few years and just bought two new ones, because I didn't care for the old one as I should have. The product works as advertised. It is fairly quiet and operates well in a 10x15 room. My only gripe is that it leaks a little water when you turn the tank upside down to refill it. A problem that was not present in the previous model.
This purchase was a replacement for our Holmes Humidifiers that use the same filter of which we still have three in stock. The improvements made to the regulator and mist vent on the Vick's model are very good and the tank is easier to fill than the Holmes model. The only down-side of this purchase is that the units are louder than I expected (not a deal breaker but the unit's "hum" is definitely not nearly silent).
The biggest surprise was with the shipping packaging. I ordered three units and two of the units were simply plastic wrapped together. They were, apparently, squeezed during shipping and the one unit's tank was shattered. I would have thought that the packaging would have been better. Please know that your customer service took care of the tank replacement in a very helpful and professional manner. Thank you.
I was very pleased with the amount of vapor that the unit produces as well as the large reservoir for extended run time. The unit must be maintained and cleaned very frequently due to a fishy oder it produces after extened length of use. Other wise it is a very efficient unit and does what its made to well. I would recommend this product to friends and family.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy this product as well.
This is our second winter with this terrific little humidifier. Nice adjustment capacity, easy to use. However, there are far too many nooks and you really have to be careful to get it clean / dry.
We like this humidifier. It serves its purpose well. We just wished it held more water. My son sleeps about 12 hours and there is only about an hour worth of water left. We have been using this humidifier for about 3 weeks and haven't seen any white dust using tap water. We do live in the city so we do not have a well.
humidifyer works well. cartridge causes an sickly sweet smell. discarded cartridge and am using humifyer without the cartridge.
Puts out a steady stream of visible vapor, but does not get anything wet.
Works great, the one we had for years finally quit on us recently.
Looked at the reviews for many other units, decided to get another one of these.
The blower is a little loud, but you get used to it.
Deducted one star from the ratings due to the noise the blower makes.
After one month no problems, like the fact that I can see the mist and direction of flow. Used the vick pad a couple of times but only a faint scent in the air. Just ordered another one.
This device works very well. It puts out much more water (vapor) than stated in the mfr's instructions, is very easy to fill, very easy to clean, and is silent. The mineral grabbing cartridge used to prevent dust deposits works well, but not perfectly. I have not yet witnessed the device shutting down because of high humidity. I think the range of the humidistat should be adjusted so that it wou;ld shut off at about 30 or 35% RH.
The humidifier works very well, is easy to fill and clean and is very quiet. The only problem is that we have well water and it is very hard and so the humidifier leaves white dust about the house especially on the TV screens. I will give it to my son who lives with city water.
The product performs exactly as described. I wish the reservoir was a little larger, as the max settings require two fillings per day, despite a humidifier built into our furnace.
I would definitely recommend that all users keep filters in these devices as well as the antimicrobial device. I discarded my lst one due to build up of microbes.
Just set this up yesterday, as the dry heated air has been aggravating my cold. Today the air actually feels natural for a change. The mist is so fine, it doesn't even feel wet. The fan is a little loud, but not enough to affect sleep. The water here is very hard, so I fill it up with drinking water from a Brita filter - the cartridge should last over a month this way. In any case, I would recommend the high-tech ultrasonic type, if not this particular model.
I replaced a 25 year old Hankscraft Cool-Vapor Humidifer model no. 240 with the V5100NS after the motor finally died in it. My first purchase of a Vicks/Kaz unit (the filterless model) was a disaster: I had to return it to Target within 48 hours as it completely failed on the second day of use to produce any vapor whatsoever. In addition, it was so loud that it sounded like a small jack hammer despite using towels to isolate it from a marble surface.
The V5100NS worked nicely producing copious amounts of vapor - almost immediately. I am using the DC-51 demineralization cartridge. The water from the Hetch Hechie Reservoir in the San Francisco Bay Area is considered some of the best in the nation with marginal mineral and dissolved solid content. However, within 2 weeks the air began to emit an odor of dust or grit. It was intolerable and really "stuck" in my sinuses for hours after exposure..
I have cleaned the unit as documented in the user guide. I don't know if the DC-51 should be replaced. Secondly, the documentation speaks nothing of reuse and storage of the DC-51 after moderate use. Anyone know? Cleaning around the blue cylinder is nearly impossible by hand (drying/wiping), and I have small hands. This is a poor service design consideration despite the attractive appearance and small unit footprint. There should be a means to easily and thoroughly wipe all surfaces. I noticed a small yellow spot on the nebulizer, which was removed with a cotton swab. The V5100 is an interesting improvement over the Hankscraft but lacks nearly 50% of the volume/capacity of its older competitor. Yes, I'm looking for a new motor to fix the 25 year old workhorse.
I LOVE this humidifier. The only draw back i noticed was that the vapor liquid seems to evaporate very quickly. Other than that it's wonderful. The auto shut off is Fantastic to have!!!
At first blush this unit is remarkably easy to use. It took only ten to fifteen minutes to set up and have running. It is very quiet and inobtrusive. All that is left is to see how it works long term. The only reason for four stars is I have only owned it for eight hours. I have to leave room for its ability to last. I have high hopes.
This is one of the best humidifiers I have found. We wanted something quiet, and this one is. The only down side is when you refill the water tank, the humididier makes a loud noise for about 5-10 minutes. It's not loud enough to wake up my 5 month old and doesn't have a lot of background noise in the baby monitor.
I would make this 5 stars b/c we've gotten this before and it worked great for my eldest child. We recently purchased a new one b/c our other had horrible build up from our hard water, and now the carpet is SOAKED the next morning. We are thinking something may be wrong with the unit, and will contact customer service. Otherwise, we love this product (from previous experience).
I am very pleased with the (Vicks) V5100N humidifier. I have not had a single problem with this unit with almost nightly use. I just wish the reservoir fill was on the top. ~4 3/4 stars~
This is my third Vicks humidifier so you can tell I like the model quite a bit. I like the fact that it is quiet.
Excellent up-grade of a reliable machine: much quieter. The only reason I didn't give it a 5-star rating is that such a rating would require the humidifier to be noiseless.
Works well. close door to room (160 sq ft) and 42% hum on low setting and tank lasts 2 nights (10hrs each night). would give 5 stars but only used it 9 days so no long term history.
Works well. Room is 160 sq ft. and gets to 43% on low setting with door closed, last 2 nights (10 hrs/night), and so far no build up in tank, leakage, or 'white dust' anywhere. Would give 5 stars but have only had it 9 days.
We've been using this V5100 cool mist dehumidifier model for years. Our last two just died, after about 8 years. We've had good luck with these humidifiers. They are a bit labor intensive with the cleaning, but they work well, so it's worth the effort. Our two new humidifiers pump out a ton of mist on the lowest setting, so we are having to fill the reservoir almost every day. I think there is a breaking in period on these models. For the first few nights running the humidifier, a lot of moisture collected in the tube where the mist comes out from. Then drips of water would fall back into the base. From the dripping sound, it was a bit too noisy to run at night. We ran them for a few hours during the evening and in a few days the drips all but stopped and now we can use them at night again. We are content with this product.
This humidifier is one of the best for small rooms. It's very quiet and easy to clean. You must clean it at least once a week with unfiltered vinegar. I have bought this type of unit for several years and will keep buying. I only had problems with one. I bought it in December and it just stop producing mist after a couple of months. Anyway, sent it back to the company and they sent me another. I haven't used it yet because I bought another before the replacement came. It will be used at some point.
At the price about the best you will find. the hours per tank are a little over estimated (possibly would apply on the very lowest setting). Overall a good deal.
We really like ultra sonic humidifiers. There are very few ultra sonic humidifiers on the market so choice is limited.
Kaz Vicks Ultra Sonic Humidifier is moderate in cost and very good at doing its job.
However, service life of Vicks Ultra Sonic Humidifiers seems to be limited to very limited, e.g
# Best we have ever gotten is two seasons
# Typical is one winter season
# Worst was about one month
We are on well water in New Hampshire so we do get some iron sulfide residue and salt residues on the ultra sonic head itself over time---despite regular cleanings with Q-Tips and changes in the Protec device. So perhaps these contribute to our Ultra Sonic Humidifiers just giving up over time.
This is my third unit of the exact same type. I really love that I can use it in my large bedroom or either of my childrens rooms because of the varied output. That and price are the two main selling features for me. I only gave it 3 stars because I find the filters are very hard to find and I wouldn't order from this site b/c of the additional shipping. In addition, I have had one unit crack, and 2 units that just stopped outputting. I haven't switched to a different model b/c I'm afraid to pay much more since they seem to "die" so quickly. We only got one season out of the last one and no one in my family has been sick since LAST December!
At times this humidifier works wonderfully. It produces a steady stream of mist. At other times it produces mist for a minute or so and then stops. It may start up again and then shut down again and continues to do this for hours. I haven't figured out what causes this erratic performance. When it works right, it's great.
Brought this unit after weeks of researching. We need one for our little daughter's nursery. Like that the unit is quite and the mist is really fine.
I bought one of these humidifiers last year and it worked very well. I chose this unit since it put out a nice heavy mist. I had it for a little over a year and one day it died and would not go on. It was over a year old (not by much though) and I was a little annoyed that they would not replace it. In any case I have a new one now and I'm hoping it will last this time. There is one strange thing about this one, which is that the motor is pretty noisey when I first turn it on although it quiets down as it runs. I hope this isn't the prelude to a problem. In any case when it works...it does so quite well.
It for no reason stopped working. I have to exchange it less than 6 mos. later. Motor came on, but no steam. I am going to return it back.
Have never tried this modal but have tried modal # 3100 it didn't work very well and had a elect issue I've been waiting to receive a new or repaired one back from Kaz that i mailed the old one out to them and haven't heard back yet and its been two mouths now , So i guess there customer service is bad as well . STILL WAITING
Loved this humidifier until it stopped working. Now trying to figure out how the warranty process works. Hopefully this is a smooth process.
I cleaned the vaporizer as instructed, changed the demineralization cartridge and it will produce air but no mist.
We live in dry Colordo and we need it in our bedroom.
Tak you in advance, Sohie
Before made order for Vicks V5100NS, I was told that it had "Silent Operation". After I got it and found that the noise come from the machine was not lower than model V745A.
We found this humidifier does no better than a teakettle on the stove to raise the humidity level in our home as measured by a hygrometer. It probably would work better in a smaller space than our family room.
This is the second humidifier of the same type we purchased. The 1st humidifier would revive 5 stars. We bought the 2nd one or our other child and when we used it a foul odor comes from the unit. We live in the same house and use the same water in both units. Everything is the same except one functions perfectly for about 1 yer now and the other is a lemon. We have had it less than a month and will return the item. This would be 5 stars should it have worked as the other humidifier has. We have purchased he other types of humidifiers an this item is worth the extra cost. Although you can get it less than 58 which is currently listed on the website. I hope you do not get a lemon like we did.
Have purchased this same unit twice before. For the price it is good for a year (I treat it as disposable). Probably would last much longer if you do all the detailed cleaning needed, but unlikely anyone will.
this purchase the unit arrived with a fan (internal) that didn't work. Luckily I had an old unit I could steal the part from (do not try this at home) and have the skills to do the part replacement.
Hello just wanted to let everyone know don't buy this product, it broke after ~3 months of usage!
2 different humidifiers have broken 3 months after purchase....this product is not reliable..warranty is no longer good from store....thats how they get you to spend more money..not again
Purchased this humidifier in November, 2010. The box indicated it was quiet. However, I find the constand dripping sound of water extremely annoying and worse than a loud humidifier. Also, when I first purchased the humidifier, you could see constant moisture coming from the machine. Within 2 weeks, it was only seen for the first 5 minutes of turning the machine on. I have been extremely disappointed with this and the previous humidifier I purchased from Vicks. Probably will NOT buy another Vicks humidifier.
I looked forward to getting this humidifer. So when it arrived I started to use it. Unfortunatley, it does not work properly. I stopped using it when I had to depart on a trip. Upon my return, I tried again to use it. The steam was a little better, but not what it was suppposed to do. The steam was just a trickle.
I have since called you and requested a replacement. I hope that it will work better than the one that I first got.
Just bought this unit a month ago. It doesn''t seem to work after about three weeks. I purchased and changed the filter cartridge it worked for a couple of days more then quit again. Is it something I did or didn''t do? I read the rave reviews of others and am wondering whether I am missing something? My mrs is ready to trash the thing. I would really rather use it for several years if possible. Please help.
Walter S. Dyer III
This item is great when it works. Too bad it stops working within a few weeks of being purchased. Save your money and buy something better.
I was given two of these as warranty replacements and both failed within months. I followed the instructions carefully but the mist stopped after a few uses. I thought I had done something wrong because it is sensitive and has to be cleaned daily and I missed a few days. However, the second unit, I cleaned daily, followed the instructions extra carefully, and it too stopped working after a few uses. I've gone through four Vicks products in one year. I'm never buying this manufacturer again.
I am having to wait for Kaz to recieve the defective humidifier before I will get a new one sent to me. I am hoping it will work well once I finally get it. I am now wishing I had bought it at a store so that if it didn't work, I could have got my money back and bought another one without having to wait the weeks to send it back in the mail! It was not worth the few dollars I saved having to wait so long for a working humidifier.
I purchased this unit about one year ago .It only worked properly about 2 months.I ordered new filer replacmrnts recently and now it does not work at all. Very disapointed in product.
This product is two days old and does not work anymore. I read directions start to finish. It worked beautifully for two nights. It hums but the blower doesn't work anymore. Wow....I am disappointed. I will return it tomorrow.
We used the Vicks Cool-Mist Humidifier daily for two months, carefully following the care instructions. It worked like a champ and really helped reduce our allergy and cold symptoms in the time we used it. However, the unit stopped producing an ample amount of mist after two months, and now is not functioning sufficiently to assist our allergies. Hoping KAZ will correct the problem under warranty. Overall, I would purchase this again if it worked for more than two months.
We've only used less than 5 months and it doesn't work. We've replaced the filters and cleaned. It smells like its burning.
Humdifier worked for three weeks, purchased minerization insert which i put in after cleaning it and it never worked agian.
Complete waste of money!
Save your money! Purchased the 1st one at Target and had to exchange it less than 6 mos. later. Motor came on, but no steam. Less than 4 mos. after that, same problem. This time Target would not take it back. Had to send it to Kaz for replacement. To make a long story short, every time after cleaning the unit, (per manufacturer instructions) it had the same problem. Bottom line, machine was replaced by Kaz 3 more times! Finally I received a refund check, since this machine is not reliable. I truly give this unit a negative star rating.
Not even 2 months of use and our humidifier got stuck and my husband tried to take it apart and it broke! Please let us know what we can do about sending it back to the company, really a great quiet function, however I am terribly dissapointed in the price, because it did not lasted under normal ussage. The white material is very brittle and just crumbled. Please help!
i bought this exact humidifier some years ago but it finally shut down. So I bought another one December 2013. It has stopped working as of February 28, 2014. I thought this was highly usual sense the other one lasted at least two or three years. I am not happy with this particular one. I have bought 6 filter cartriges (which are not cheap). i believe I am entitled to a replacement.
find the right filter for