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.
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.
Stylish piece of cheap plastic- Not for the finicky
Margaret Anne, Amazon
13 March 2012
Summary: I'd been wanting this humidifier since last winter, since it wasn't an eyesore like all the others, and the hot steam type appealed to me- a person who likes to avoid chemicals when possible for filters and cleaning.
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 purchased this item a couple of years ago and thought it was great. I was refilling it recently when I found that the top was stuck to the base, upon inspection I could see that both sections had warped, evidently due to excessive heat.
Summary: We used this humidifier for about 1 week. It was great at first- quiet and did a great job of humidifying the room. It quit working after a week. We sent it in to be fixed under warranty, and was told that the boiler plate was ruined from not being cleaned regularly. It was not covered by warranty.
Summary: I wanted this humidifier forever and was so excited when it arrived! Very first night i used it the lid filled up with condensation then poured out the bottom onto my dresser. Took it apart, dried it out and planned to try one more time with a towel under it.
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.
User error is probably mostly to blame for the low reviews.
Amy E. Miller, Amazon
1 February 2012
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.