Vicks Germ-Free Warm Mist Humidifier V790

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Walmart #: 552280112
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  • Medicine cup that can be used with Kaz Inhalant or Vicks Vaposteam
  • Adjustable humidity control
  • Dual tank with soft grip handles
  • Quiet operation
  • About this item

    The Vicks Warm Moisture Humidifier provides up to 99.9% germ free moisture1. The patented germ killing technology kills up to 99.9% of bacteria, mold and virus in the unit’s water after 2 hours of continuous use.

    Vicks Germ-Free Warm Mist Humidifier V790:

  • Medicine cup that can be used with Kaz Inhalant or Vicks Vaposteam
  • Adjustable humidity control
  • Dual tank with soft grip handles
  • Quiet operation
  • The unit has a 2.0 gallon tank capacity
  • Runs up to 24 hours per filling
  • Specifications

    Model No.: V790
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 10.2
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 16.9 x 12.3 x 13.6
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 552280112

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    Customer Reviews | 62 reviews | 3.9 out of 5

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    Great for Kids' Colds

    Customer review by 126Boxing

    5.0 stars by 126Boxing

    This has been a lifesaver for our family every time our babies get a cold. I have a 12 month old and 2 1/2 yr old and whenever they get a cold, I put this in their room and provides almost instant relief. The light is not so bright to where it would wake up or bother a child. Its no more than a night lite which is also a little bonus feature I think. It is not too noisy either. Yes there is a little cleaning involved from time to time, but if someone can invent a humidifier that requires NO CLEANING then I would expect them to be an instant millionaire. What product like this doesn't require cleaning people? This is a very good product, low maintenance, high customer value for the dollar. Maybe the low raters received a defective product, thats all I can think of. For babies in the house...THIS IS A MUST!

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:11 - 12 months
    Age:35 - 44
    Usage:A few times per month
    Sleeping Better

    Customer review by campingfriend

    5.0 stars by campingfriend

    I'm one of those people that has stuffed sinuses most of the time. The Vicks V790 Germ-Free Warm Mist Humidifier has helped me breath better at night.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:55 - 64
    Usage:Every few days
    LUV IT!!!!!

    Customer review by ledger

    5.0 stars by ledger

    Like to warm mist better than cool mist. Keeps home warmer. Easy to keep clean. Just use white vinegar & let it set for 20 minutes. Like when one water side runs out of water, that it stays on & takes from the other side. No white dust. I don't use the mineral pads. Works fine without them. Runs around 24 hours before you have to refill but I try to refill when one side runs out. Gives enough humidity to keep static cling away.

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    St. Louis, MO
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:55 - 64
    Usage:Every day
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    The "description" section said it does not use filters but a user "comment" said that is does have filters that must be replaced from time to time.
    by CaptainSam 1/27/2012
    • This DOES come with filters, and you can use the filters (and have to buy more as they do need to be replaced). It also says that as long as you use distilled water, they are not really necessary. If you use the filters and use hard water, they will need to be replaced often.
      by KayMotherOfTwo10/15/2013
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    • The filters that you are talking about is the absorbant pads for hard water conditions. If you have hard water, the heat from boiling will cause the calcium to create deposits that will harden like cement on the heating element area. The little pads fit into the water well of the heating element and they are designed to have the calcium to collect on the little pad, instead of the equipment. If you don't want to replace pads often, when they become crusty from the hard water, just soak the pad in vinegar for a day and it will disolve the calcium and then renew the pad to use again. If you don't have hard water, then you really won't need them, but they are available if you have small deposits on your unit. Either way, if you have any kind of calcium build up from the water and it's hard to get off, just fill the water wells with vinegar for a while and then you can just wipe and rinse the deposits out. Again, the filters are only if you have hard water, but the unit is not using filters for anything else.
      by DNash12/16/2014
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    • There's a very tiny filter, but you can use the humidifier without it. Says so in the directions.
      by Love2BWarmer12/27/2014
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    • It does have a small filter that you put in the boiling compartment but it comes with 2 of them. It's supposed to catch minerals from your water and the booklet says that you'll have to change it more frequently depending on how hard your water is.
      by iamme2711/27/2012
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    • It comes with a filter but I don't use it. I have softened well water and it works well without the filter.
      by NannyBear8711/15/2012
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    • so far no
      by lalalalalalla2/17/2012
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    • It comes with 2 mineral filters that sits in center of unit. I didn't even know one was already in the unit until I cleaned it for the first time. I took it out and you don't have to use them. I don't use them & unit works great. Just pour white vinegar in the center & let it sit for 15-20 minutes to clean unit then rinse a few times with water to get all vinegar out. I've had many humidifiers and this is the easiest one I have ever had to clean. Heard if you want to use the pads they are around $8. Even if you use pads you still have to clean the unit. I used a filtered water for my water that might keep it cleaner than with tap water but I am not sure I would have to.
      by ledger11/16/2012
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    • You don't need filters ,however there are small water pads that need to be changed depending on your water quality. Also the UV bulbs may need a replacement eventually.
      by KB201111/27/2012
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    Does it interrup sleep? Some background white noise is normal but some humidifiers are very loud and clunkyl
    by grammaknowsbest 11/27/2011
    • You do hear it boiling and bubbling. It's not bad though. I actually find the sound "soothing", as if listening to water bubbling and rolling in a small creek. It may or may not bother you while sleeping. It's never affected my sleep when running and I hear everything when I'm asleep.
      by DNash7/19/2013
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    • It depends what your version of noisy is... It sounds like boiling water when its turned up which can seem loud when you're in complete quiet, but there is no annoying fan or anything like that.
      by iamme2711/25/2012
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    • This one is pretty quiet!
      by FernleyNevadaDennis11/5/2012
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    • No noise at all. Do not even know it is on.
      by GrandmaMandM4/9/2012
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    • not really if u are a light sleeper maybe but really pretty quiet over all
      by lalalalalalla2/17/2012
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    • I can tell you that my daughter never mentioned any noise and other family members say that it's not noisy at all. It's not noisy for myself ,however,I have a significant hearing loss and I may just simply not hear the noise. Noise is not a problem with that item, lack of good steam is.
      by KB20112/6/2012
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    • It makes a sound like boiling water.
      by campingfriend1/26/2012
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    • It is not noisy, very quiet
      by An anonymous customer11/13/2012
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    Does it fill from the top so you have only to pour water in it? Or is it one of those where you have to take the tank out, turn it upside down, fill it, turn it right side up, and then place back in the unit? I am looking for a unit that is easy to fill because I am handicapped.
    by nobodyshardertoplease 10/1/2009
    • It is the same as you described about pulling the tank. The fill port is on the bottom and you have to lift the tanks to refil them.
      by DNash7/19/2013
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    • The tanks have to be taken off and filled in the sink via a screw open port on the bottom. They have nice big handles though and the screw ports open very easily.
      by iamme272/6/2013
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    • take the two sides out open tops fill water , put tops back on put back on base of product.
      by lalalalalalla2/6/2013
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    • Both water tanks are like you said ,you pick it up, turn upside down ,carry to water source,fill it out and flip back in place. The humidifier itself is quite large and you do the water filling part twice. I think you could find an easier one for your needs:)
      by KB20111/10/2015
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    • You remove each of the blue sides, which are the tanks. They have large handles on the outsides of them, flip them over and fill them. To replace them, you simply flip them back over and lower them back down onto the unit.
      by An anonymous customer12/29/2011
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    • The tanks must be removed to fill. There are two separate tanks and each one will stand in the kitchen sink to fill.
      by StLouisDSM11/25/2011
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    • You have to lift off the tank and turn it upside down to fill it. The tanks are heavy. If you fill both tanks they will last you 24 hours.
      by PregnantandExcited3/28/2014
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