The short of it: Puts out plenty of steam, is quiet, and last for a long time. My son sleeps with it on a nightly basis. I just HATE cleaning it. Its ridiculous to have to clean it practically every time I use it. Also, if you can't sleep with a light on, don't get it because you can't turn the light off. And its a surprisingly bright light. The long of it: So I really like this humidifier. I got it when I was pregnant, and it was quiet and kept my skin moist and helped me breathe without giving me something to complain about... And after a few weeks it almost completely stopped working. Turns out that regardless of what kind of water you have (soft or hard), you have to clean it with vinegar once a week (although it seems to need it more often, I found) and unless you have a toolbox with all kinds of weird screwdriver heads, you'll never really get it clean by following their directions. You have to soak it in vinegar forever and hope that you can get vinegar into all the little nooks and crannies. But vinegar wont get the oily kaz inhalent off.
I eventually found that I had the right screwdriver head (a 6 point star, not sure what its really called, but hex keys don't work) and opened it up to see that the elecrodes were covered in crusty gunk which I had to chip off with a knife. Works fine, but every 2 or 3 days I have to take it apart to clean it again.
Don't get me started on using the kaz inhalent... You'll never get it clean without taking it totally apart. Its oil-based, and try as I might, I can't keep oil from getting everywhere, even inside the water tank, when I use it. I'm not sure if its the Kaz that is the problem, or the humidifier itself, seems like there could have been a better place to put the tray.
I can't compare to other humdifiers because this is the first one I've ever owned and operated myself.
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