Vicks UV 99.999% Germ Free Humidifier
Vicks UV 99.999% Germ Free Humidifier

 
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Product Description

The Vicks UV GermFree Humidifier (model: V790) is a magnificent system that kills up to 99.999% bacteria, mold and spores. The patented Ultraviolet (UV) light process eradicates water-bred germs, so you can breathe cleaner, healthier air! The Vicks UV GermFree Humidifier has a humidistat and multiple output settings. You never have to replace the filter - ever! For your convenience, there are two tanks for easy filling and longer run times.

Features:
  • Kills up to 99.999% Bacteria, Mold & Spores
  • Patented Ultraviolet Chamber
  • Up to 24 Hours of Operation per Filling. Dual Tanks for Easy Filling
  • Adjustable Humidity Control w/ Multiple Output Settings
  • Medicine cup allows for the use of Vicks Vaposteam or Kaz Inhalent to produce a medicated vapor that sooths irritated nose and throat membranes

Customer Reviews:

  • Excellent product
    I use a humidifier in the bedroom at night in the winter, since the air in CA is very dry. Besides keeping the room nice and warm, the humidified air help keep the nose and throat passages from getting dried out.

    My last humidifier died after about 4 years, since I wasn't good at cleaning it. This replacement is an upgrade. It has 2 tanks, which last 2-3 nights. It sounds a bit like the ocean as it humidifies, so I don't mind it. The blue on light is brigt as others have said, but I turn the unit around so the light faces the wall to mute it a bit - still acts a bit light a night light.

    I have soft water and the pad isn't getting hard with mineral deposits, so I'm not sure if I even need it.

    The unit opens up really easy with twist knobs, so cleaning shouldn't be a problem.

    The UV feature is good to kill all the bacteria that may be in the water, before it is launched into the air.

    I recommend this product...more info
  • Very Anemic Output...
    This unit may very well be fine for a small room. I have a very large sleeping area, and it doesn't come close to doing the job.
    The other problem is that it needs to be cleaned weekly. Properly cleaning the unit takes 10 minutes. ...more info
  • Tad pricey, but the best humidifier:
    This model I believe is the best warm air humidifier on the market. I will not consider any other style because of the white residue (minerals) issue. While the unit is a bit pricey, you get what you pay for!

    PROS:
    1. UV light prevents and kills any bacteria from entering the air.
    2. Not noisy.
    3. Large (2gal) containers last around two nights.
    4. Easy to remove parts to clean.
    5. No white residue that you may find on other styles of humidifiers (ultrasonic, etc.)

    CONS:
    1. A bit messy to replace containers with water. They containers are easy to pick up however water occasionally drips from them and onto our hardwood
    2. Bright blue light (I don't mind, but mine is on the floor so it is not bothersome.)
    3. Not as economical because the unit must boil the water to cause evaporation.

    IN SUMMARY:
    If I had to opportunity to purchase again I would easily pick this unit again. It does the job of safely humidifying the room very well.
    ...more info
  • A humidifier that humidifies!
    I feel like a humidifier expert lately. I've been going crazy with dry nose, eyes, skin...and I've tried several versions of the incredibly loud non-ultrasonic cool-mist humidifiers (the type with a wicking filter and fan below that allegedly blow water into the air?), as well as a cool-mist ultrasonic humidifier. My conclusion is this: warm-mist humidifiers are the best for humidifying the area, so long as you don't mind the subsequent warmer temperatures of the air. And this humidifier seems very solid, so I'm going to say that I'm happy with it. It's not getting my 14x14 room up THAT high, but it's far superior to the cool-mist variations.

    PROS:
    * 2 tanks; can fill them separately, so you don't have to carry one huge tank to the sink
    * mostly quiet operation (some boiling sounds, which I actually like), but no more screaming over the sounds of the fan-based humidifiers
    * the MAIN thing: actually raises the humidity at least 5% in a 14x14 room within an hour or two
    * seems to be sturdy and well-made

    CONS:
    * the blue light on the front IS really bright. I'll cover it with tape.
    * The "cup" for Vicks liquid isn't very effective. Don't expect this thing to do the same sort of mist as a vaporizer, because it doesn't. In an enclosed room, I find the smell of Vicks to be minimal at best after 2 hours. Maybe that will be a plus for some people. You don't have to use that liquid at all; I did because I have a cold right now. Need a vaporizer instead, for that purpose
    * The steam really could be more intense -- the output doesn't seem to be that high. On the highest setting, you can barely see the steam coming out. Like I said, don't expect it to be the same as a vaporizer (the cheap sort with a plastic base that we're all accustomed to from when we were kids). If you want something for vapor (or eucalyptus/menthol oil, etc.) this isn't the right thing.

    Overall, I'm happy with my purchase. I've not tried to clean it yet, so I'll follow-up here after a few days. These were my initial-use impressions....more info
  • Not great for hard water homes
    I bought this unit to replace an older glow in the dark Vick's unit that cost all but $10 or so. That unit lasted for several years, and finally broke( as I tried to take it apart to clean it thoroughly). This new unit works nicely in my boys small bedrooms. Very bright blue light, which works as a night light, quiet, and keeps the warm air, which is nice in the cold WI winters. However, I let it go three weeks without cleaning the boiler cup, and it was caked with mineral deposits. Very extensive cleaning needed and by the looks of it, I will be replacing the mineral absorption pad weekly. So other than if you have hard water, not a bad little unit....more info
  • Who knew shopping for a humidifier would be so hard?
    My new house has gas heat and I found it really dried the place out. I was especially getting tired of the static electricity buildup due to the low humidity -- I was getting zapped basically every time I walked somewhere and touched something.

    I had no idea that shopping for a humidifier would be so hard. I learned a lot by browsing and reading reviews. I decided that what I wanted was:

    * "Hot" humidifier -- makes steam rather than spritzing cold water
    * Quiet -- gurgling ok, noisy fan not ok.
    * Something that would let me set a humidity level and would turn off the unit once that level was reached (I wanted to avoid ever coming home to a tropical jungle atmosphere)
    * Easy to refill
    * Easy to clean
    * Germ killing UV light
    * Big enough tank to run for 10+ hours without a refill
    * Ships from Amazon ($15 shipping from a 3rd party seller? no thanks)

    This humidifier is the only one I found that matches ALL of the above criteria.

    So far I'm really pleased with it. The unit has no real fan, just a little tiny one inside the middle, enough to make the steam gently waft out of the top. I'm not getting condensation on anything. It's a fine steam that seems to get soaked up readily by the dry air in my house before it can possibly condense on anything.

    Refilling is easy. If you look at the picture of the unit, each of those blue sides is a separate tank. You can leave the unit running with one tank while you go refill the other tank. To fill the tank you turn it upside down, screw off the bottom cap, fill it up, screw the cap back on and flip it back onto the unit. I had no trouble at all with anything spilling and in fact there's no problem with taking off a half-full tank to top it off.

    After running it overnight I had one tank near empty and the other over half full. I'm running 1 of these for an entire 3 story townhouse -- I should really buy 1 or 2 more but with just this one running I'm already seeing a very noticeable reduction in static. Basically the floor its on (middle level) has no static issues anymore and the other two levels don't zap me as often or as hard!

    If you put it in your bedroom you're going to want a nice piece of electrical tape or something for the super bright, blue power light. It does make a lovely night light for my living room, though. The gurgling noise I think I could sleep with.


    The only way I would like this unit more is if the UV light would hit the tanks (wouldn't that help keep them clean?) rather than simply the water leaving the tanks and since it's already measuring humidity it would be handy if it would tell me what the current humidity is.


    Still, I think it's going to be hard to beat this humidifier.

    (P.S., when shopping for replacement mineral absorption pads, pay close attention to shipping costs. Some of the ones shipped by 3rd parties on Amazon have ridiculous shipping charges. Find the ones that Amazon sells directly instead. Size does not have to be exact. The pad just sort of floats around in the boiling chamber.)
    ...more info
  • Not great for hard water homes
    I bought this unit to replace an older glow in the dark Vick's unit that cost all but $10 or so. That unit lasted for several years, and finally broke( as I tried to take it apart to clean it thoroughly). This new unit works nicely in my boys small bedrooms. Very bright blue light, which works as a night light, quiet, and keeps the warm air, which is nice in the cold WI winters. However, I let it go three weeks without cleaning the boiler cup, and it was caked with mineral deposits. Very extensive cleaning needed and by the looks of it, I will be replacing the mineral absorption pad weekly. So other than if you have hard water, not a bad little unit....more info
  • Very good humidifier!
    We purchased this humidifier after the tank on our old humidifier cracked.

    I really like that I can adjust the output level. One of the biggest problems with our old one is that it was full blast only, so when you'd wake up it would feel way too humid in the air.

    Some reviews made it sound like the little blue light in the front was overly obnoxious. It isn't. If you have any other electronics that glow (clock radio, television antena or cable box, laptop or monitor), then it isn't going to really bother you any. It is just kinda soft and blue.

    We purchased the filters to go with it, and it has just worked wonderful this past winter.

    I would highly recommend this humidifier to anyone. It costs a bit more, but it is worth it....more info
  • Filter Free Humidifier
    This humidifier works great! I love that it is filter free (always the problem with other humidifiers). It makes a soft waterfall/ rain sound, very soothing. We haven't tried it with Vick's yet, but I am sure that will help a cold! All in All - great buy!...more info
  • So far,so good
    I have bought a number of different humidifiers over the years and none of them worked very long. So far, after 6 weeks this model works very well. It is easy to clean and easy to fill and it is the quietest I have ever had. I found that it is very important to clean it often.I clean mine every day....more info
  • 2 Units didn't work
    I can only rate my own experience, but after receiving 2 units and neither of them working, I have to give this a low rating. It looked very promising from the other reviews and descriptions but ultimately I couldn't get a working unit....more info
  • Tad pricey, but the best humidifier:
    This model I believe is the best warm air humidifier on the market. I will not consider any other style because of the white residue (minerals) issue. While the unit is a bit pricey, you get what you pay for!

    PROS:
    1. UV light prevents and kills any bacteria from entering the air.
    2. Not noisy.
    3. Large (2gal) containers last around two nights.
    4. Easy to remove parts to clean.
    5. No white residue that you may find on other styles of humidifiers (ultrasonic, etc.)

    CONS:
    1. A bit messy to replace containers with water. They containers are easy to pick up however water occasionally drips from them and onto our hardwood
    2. Bright blue light (I don't mind, but mine is on the floor so it is not bothersome.)
    3. Not as economical because the unit must boil the water to cause evaporation.

    IN SUMMARY:
    If I had to opportunity to purchase again I would easily pick this unit again. It does the job of safely humidifying the room very well.
    ...more info
  • So far,so good
    I have bought a number of different humidifiers over the years and none of them worked very long. So far, after 6 weeks this model works very well. It is easy to clean and easy to fill and it is the quietest I have ever had. I found that it is very important to clean it often.I clean mine every day....more info
  • Filter Free Humidifier
    This humidifier works great! I love that it is filter free (always the problem with other humidifiers). It makes a soft waterfall/ rain sound, very soothing. We haven't tried it with Vick's yet, but I am sure that will help a cold! All in All - great buy!...more info
  • One of the more economical Humidifiers
    I did an extensive search of Humidifiers to combat the exceptional dry and cold winter. What makes this one nice is there are no filters to constantly replace and it kills germs coming from your sick significant other. I don't run it at night because it does gurgle as it uses water, but if you aren't a really light sleeper as I am it probably wouldn't bother you. The operation itself is very quiet. You do have to fill it almost daily, especially if you are running it 24x7....more info

 

 
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