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Price $50 List
$39.99 at Amazon
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$41 at Amazon
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$64.00 at Amazon
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$49.99 at Amazon
$60 List
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Pros InexpensiveInexpensive, easy to clean, easy to useEasy to clean, self-regulating evaporative humidifyingPowerful, inexpensiveRelatively easy to clean, low operating cost, often sells below list price
Cons Not much humidifying power, somewhat difficult to clean, somewhat clunky interfaceNot the most powerful, no advanced featuresRequires replacement filters, filter can get moldy if left unattended for too longHard to clean, cannot be used on carpetTall tank may not fit in some sinks, humidifying power only about average
Bottom Line Attempts to be a great budget model, but other offerings perform significantly better in that regardA great budget option if you don’t need advanced features and want to humidify a smaller roomQuite effective and powerful for its price, but don’t forget you’ll have to pay for replacement filters for the life of the machineIf you don't mind vigorous cleaning this is a good low-priced high-power optionA good choice if you're looking for a larger tank capacity on the cheap, but not an elite performer
Rating Categories Pure Ultrasonic Honeywell HUL520B Honeywell HCM-350 TaoTronics TT-AH001 Levoit LV450CH
Humidifying Performance (35%)
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Ease Of Cleaning (35%)
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Specs Pure Ultrasonic Honeywell HUL520B Honeywell HCM-350 TaoTronics TT-AH001 Levoit LV450CH
Weight 1.8 pounds 3 pounds 9.6 pounds 3.5 pounds 3.3 pounds
Dimensions 10.9" x 9.2" x 6.9" 8.5" x 8.5" x 9.5" 18.6" x 10.4" x 13" 12.2" x 8" x 5.25" 13.9" x 7.75" x 6"
Tank Capacity 0.4 gallons 0.5 gallons 1 gallon 1.06 gallons 1.1 gallons
Humidification Technology Ultrasonic Ultrasonic Evaporative Ultrasonic Ultrasonic
Estimated Lifetime Cost $63 $56 $203 $101 $112
Estimated Annual Electricity Usage 21.9 kWh 43.8 kWh 87.6 kWh 87.6 kWh 87.6 kWh
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