I chose this model because it was rated the highest in Consumer Reports. It is NOT a steam humidifier, so the water and the steam never get hot. The ONLY concern I have is that I'm using tap water in the machine, and the details for sanitizing the unit were VERY, VERY sketchy. Even if I use distilled water, I'm not sure how to make everything 100% germ free (esp. since the water never heats). The instructions comment on "...wiping down the unit with alcohol" but if you saw the unit that is not practical. I've just said screw it, and soak the whole thing in bleach periodically. We'll see.
- How accurate was the sizing? completely accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. hard to answer
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes