Summary: This is the second time I've bought this humidifier. I wouldn't have had to buy a second one if my crazy dog wouldn't have thought that he was a cat, jumping up on the counter, getting caught doing so and sending the first one flying off the counter in a mad scramble as I tell her to get down.
Summary: I really, really wanted to love this product. So much so that I tried three different units in an attempt to make it work. The 1st never arrived at all, the 2nd arrived DOA and the 3rd one works but does not put off near enough steam for a small enclosed space.
Summary: Been running the product non stop for three days now with no issues. Runs as advertised and only needs refill once a day at "full steam". I like the "anit-scale" ball in this product and hope it works well as we have hard water. Shipping was fast. Packaging was a bit over the top but well done.
Summary: Because the humidifier was in a darkened area of the bedroom, unbeknownst to me, water had leaked from the FRED HUMIDIFIER on to the hardwood flooring and completely destroyed that area of the flooring.
Summary: I've seen a negative review about this and I want everyone to know that the review is entirely reasonable. The review is that it can strip paint and that it leaks. This is a HOT STEAM product. If you want a simple humidifier, buy a humidifier.
User error is probably mostly to blame for the low reviews.
Amy E. Miller "Amy", Amazon
2 April 2013
Summary: I've had this humidifier for 2 years and I'm getting another one for my downstairs. It steams my room wonderfully without leaving white mist. I use tap water and once every couple of months, i clean it with a q-tip and some vinegar.