Crane Adorable 1 Gallon Cool Mist Humidifier, Penguin Shape

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Product Description

Help improve your child's health with the Adorable Cool Mist Humidifier from Crane. Colorful, fun animal shapes match any nursery decor and make a healthy companion for you little one! Features: Child friendly designs Supports easy breathing - instant relief from year round heating and cooling Variable humidity control Whisper quiet operation 1 gallon tank for up to 11 hours running time Up to 2.1 gallon moist output per day Removable water tank for easy carry and refill Auto-shut off when tank is empty Low power consumption 120 volts, 60 Hz, 36 watts Humidifiers help to decrease the levels of dryness in the air dramatically, and enable you and your child to enjoy improved health, improved quality of air, and even an improved home interior. They have been proven to cut the levels of dust and bacteria within the home, helping to eliminate health issues and allergies. Featured on ABC News, NBC News and HGTV Shipping Note: This item ships via UPS Ground within contiguous United States only. Cannot be shipped to AK/HI, PO boxes, US territories, or APO/FPO addresses.

  • Provides relief for cough, cold and flu symptoms
  • Supports easier breathing and congestion relief from allergy and asthmatic type symptoms
  • Provides moisture for dry coughs, sinus irritation, dry skin
  • Whisper-quiet ultrasonic operation
  • Moisture output up to 2.1 gal. per day

Customer Reviews:

  • Cracked item and weak mist
    I just received the Crane Cow Humidifier yesterday and already there was a big CRACK on the right side. I tested it by filling the tank with water to see if it still work. I told myself returning it would be too troublesome if it works. After 10-15 minutes the mist didn't come out of the top. I opened it and saw really weak mist stationing inside. The setting was on MAX too. I dropped it off at the Post Office today and placed an order for the PIG. Let hope it doesn't come damaged and actually works!!! >(...more info
  • Not sure if its effective
    It works but im not if it humidifies the room, it seems to just blow out cool air in one place....more info
  • Just Amazing
    Got this since we had a new born in the house. This works so well, ended up buying 2 more as gifts. Helps with allergies caused by house cat also. Great product. Had it for over a month with no problems so far. ...more info
  • Great product
    I love it so much.It has greatly improved the humidity of my girls room since we started using it....more info
  • Cute, Affordable and Reliable(?) But difficult to clean
    I owned 2 Crane Cool Mist Humidifiers. I used both of them daily for about 5-6 months each year especially when the heater is turned on which makes the air extreme dry.

    - Cute.
    - Quiet when turn on. Like the sound of water running through a stream which is soft and natural.
    - Reasonable price.

    - Reliability. My Penguin is more than 2 years old and the Cow is about 1.5 year old. Both never failed. However, recently, small amount of water started to leak from the base of the Penguin. And the motor started to make some mechanical noises, but not still not too loud. Personally, if each of them can last for 4 years, then this simple humidifier is reliable.

    - Difficult to clean. I clean both of them every 2-3 days. The opening to the water tank is small which makes the cleaning troublesome. To simplify the cleaning, I pour some vinegar into the water tank and let it soak for a couple of minutes and rinse until i don't find the wall of the water tank slippery.

    Happy and satisfied!...more info
  • Fun & Effective humidifier!
    I previously owned a Venta Sonic humidifier that I bought for $80 or so, but it broke down within a year. I came across this amusing line of Crane humidifiers and picked the blue Penguin one. Arrived in 2 days even with Super Saver Shipping (Thanks Amazon!)

    - Easy to fill water and clean
    - Runs more than 24 hours on 60-70% setting, which is enough to prevent the dry nose and throat I normally wake up to
    - Fun!
    - Relatively cheap

    - Water can drip a little when carrying the tank to refill it
    - Definitely can hear the water stream if I turn it up to max power, which is why I keep it at 60-70% where the noise is minimal

    I gave it 5 stars based on a great value, but bottom line is it works exactly the way I wanted it to....more info
  • did not last long
    it worked well when it worked. but just a year after purchase it stopped working....more info
  • One of the best purchases for a newborn I've made so far
    I bought the Thomas the Tank version for my son right after he was born. He is now three months old. I use it every day and it's worked well so far:

    1) It looks like a toy so it blends in with the rest of his room.
    2) The mist comes out of the top making the train look more realistic
    3) It acts as a night light (I recently turned it off because I read that babies don't need night lights)
    4) It makes nice soothing water gurgling noises which acts as natural white noise.

    I whole heartedly recommend this....more info
  • Wonderful humidifier... may require a simple fix
    Short story: I am now in possession of 2 working Crane Adorable Penguin Humidifiers that I am extremely satisfied with. However, neither of them worked at all when I received them in the mail.

    If you plug in your penguin, turn the switch to "on" and the indicator light doesn't turn on at all (as was the case with both penguins that I received), take the following steps:

    1) Open up the area of the base around the switch (this is also where the cord from the plug comes into the base).

    2) You will see two blue sleeves that are clearly supposed to be on the two prongs attached to the switch. Most likely, at least one of them is not on its prong. This is very easy to fix (especially if you have small fingers like me)!

    While I found it a bit shocking that I received not one but TWO defective products from Crane (both the original humidifier that I bought and the one that they [promptly and without much hassle] sent me as a replacement) I am now very happy with how they function.

    Hopefully, this review will save some of you some time....more info
  • life span was shorter than I expected
    It is cute, and my 2 years old daughter adores it!

    By the way, how many years do you expect this humidifier keeps working in this price?

    It is always critical for me to consider, how long the life span is and how much it is worthwhile paying. Ours stopped working in the middle of the second season.

    It would be perfect if this product works at least a few seasons. I would prefer paying more money for a better quality....more info
  • Cute and convenient
    This humidifier offers just the right amount of cool steam to relieve the dryness we get in our steam-heated apartment. It's fairly quiet and the operating light is unobtrusive. Most of all, it doesn't leave the wall beside it feeling damp or make the air heavy. But we have not had any more static shocks or itchy skin since we got it.

    It was a little tricky at first, but now the unit is easy to fill and keep clean, and it's really cute! Definitely good value for the price....more info
  • Mostly flawless Product
    So far my little penguin is blowing out the humidity and bringing a smile to my face whenever I look at it. It does the job nicely, it's easy to assemble, to fill and to operate. My only problem is with the manual. Crane puts out several varieties in the shape of different animals and my manual had photos of another version -- not the penguin I had bought. And the parts differ slightly from each, so you have to do a little guessing as to where things go. Things get figured out fairly quickly, mainly because you keep moving the parts around till they click into place. Anyhow, it's all together now, it works okay and so far, it looks like a winner....more info
  • Lasted 2 days
    We used this product for 2 days when my wife had a bad cold late in pregnancy. We followed all the instructions, kept it on the proper surface, and did not move it while full of water. It worked great for the first two nights, but on the third night it stopped working. It was an adorable design, but unfortunately it did not work out for us and I will not be buying this item again....more info
  • Huge tank, works great, tricky to clean
    We have had this cute humidifier for a year, and it works great.

    My only complaints are that the tank is heavy when full and can be tricky not to spill when turning it over. Also, when the tank is empty, water still collects in the base, which you have to unplug to remove....more info
  • Easy to use and fun to look at
    I was sick of nose bleeds and the dry winter weather last year so I decided to pick up a humidifier. In Poland where I'm from people used to hang ceramic tube shaped dishes on a little wire filled with water on a radiator in each room to help and keep the air moist...over time the water would evaporate and help with any congestion as well as it helped combating the drying heat. I missed that so I was very happy to find this adorable product. It's not as inconspicuous as something serious looking but it's cute and works well! I love the variety of shapes and sizes.

    I love cows so that's why I chose this one. It has a gallon capacity and I make sure to fill it with fresh water every single time I use it. I also purchased the demineralization filter just to make sure no mineral gunk builds up. I always let it dry out in the morning after using it and never leave the water sitting in it if it's not in use. Water vapor is absorbed better so it's very important that the water is as pure as possible.

    After few uses my nose bleeds stopped and my skin felt better, I have a lot of books in my room so I was cautious not to use it too often, overtime the water vapors can damage wood and paper, so I don't use this daily but it's an amazing product for those who have asthma or allergies or are sick with flu and colds. My cats would initially investigate it with terrified eyes but pretty soon they figured it's not a new bath system for them and got over their fears. It's easy to control the stream form light to heavy and it emits a soothing sound. Please make sure to follow instruction and keep it in a stable place without any towels or fabrics underneath the machine to keep it running smooth.

    - Kasia S.
    ...more info
  • Works fine, but big pain overall
    This humidifier works great and has a soothing, river-like sound. But I don't recommend it. The bottom part collects water overnight, so instead of just toting the main chamber to the bathroom, you have to unplug it and schlep the entire thing to dump out both parts. Then, because of the design of the main chamber, you can never get all of the water out of it, so you can never get it to fully dry out. I wish we had bought a conventional humidifier for our son - he wouldn't have known any different....more info
  • Penguins are cool
    Being a Linux user, I find penguins to be cool. Having one that blows cold mist from his mouth is really cool.

    Let's see... as a humidifier, I have not real issues with it. Since I live in the Phoenix area, the water is really hard. I've been using commercially filtered water in the penguin, and haven't had any issues with white dust. Since I get white residue in the sink from tapwater (and even from BRITA water), I don't think I'll try tapwater or Brita filtered tapwater. Your mileage may vary... I came from the rainy Northwest, where the water is pure and doesn't leave a residue. If I still lived there, I'd be using tapwater.

    It took a couple of days to get used to the occasional loud gurgling noise as an air bubble goes bluurp up into the penguin (sounds like really rumbly stomach). The fan was initially quite quiet, but after the first few nights it's became louder with erratic variations in fan speed/pitch. Since the whole point is to humidify the air where I sleep, moving the humidifier to another room isn't a viable option. I deal with it.

    Overall, I'm happy with it. As long as the fan doesn't die, I'll continue to be happy. No problems with leakage or dripping....more info
  • Good for a cool-mist humidifier
    We've been using the Dragon shape humidifier for about six months now and I have no major complaints. It is quiet and has a decent capacity. The flow is very adjustable; from a tiny mist to a huge stream.

    I will say that the one thing I dislike about the cool mist humidifiers is how often you need to clean them. When refilling it, I smell for mold and also note any slime or buildup on the parts. It really needs to be cleaned about once a week. The white vinegar rinse and wipe method works ok, but this makes me miss our old evaporative humidifier (even though it scaled up and failed, and was an energy hog, it rarely needed any cleaning)....more info
  • Love the Product!
    We have had this product for over a month.
    It works great, is absolutely cute in our little newborns room.
    I am very pleased with this humidifier in all respects.
    My only observation, is that it has a light hum when operational, and can trigger off the baby monitor (when on voice activation) mode. Our monitor is however located immediately adjacent to the humidifier...more info
  • I made the right choice
    Took this humidifier out of it's box, added the water and turned it on, and instantly a fine mist began puffing from the elephant's trunk. It was so cool and worked so well that I called my kid to see it. "That's tight!" he said when he saw it. "But why an elephant, it looks like it's for a kid"

    I told him that elephants are "tight" which they are, and that got me an odd look but he didn't argue any more. The truth is, this thing really is tight, or cool, or whatever, and I'm glad I didn't go with my first instinct to buy a more expensive brand. It's exactly right for a moderate size room. The water is quick and easy to fill. It only lasts for a single day, but it only takes a minute in the morning to refill and it's good to go.

    I'll follow up if any issues crop up in the future....more info
  • Love it! Lots of steam! Super cute!
    I love this humidifier! Pretty quite, produces a lot of steam (if you want it to), and it's easy to clean. Was recommended to me and we love it!...more info
  • A Good Purchase
    This is a great product that is reasonably priced. It is very quiet and efficient!...more info
  • Works great!
    Was slightly worried about buying this given the large number of reviews saying "It didn't work when I opened the box" and "It cracked after using it a few times" -- but mine (the penguin) works great! I guess people who have a bad experience are more likely to write a review than people like me who have an uneventfully positive experience with the product....more info
  • It IS adorable...
    I've only been actively using this for three days, but it is simple to operate, works well, doesn't drip, is easy to fill, and looks adorable. Our pediatrician recommended a cool mist humidifier for whenever my kids are stuffed up, and it does seem to help my sick little girl breathe a bit more easily.

    I had another humidifier (ReliOn) that cost about $25 and ruined the veneer atop a dresser (at least $75 of damage!) because it dripped when it was not turned on. This new froggy one has a transparent tube that sticks up into the water tank (frog's head), and a rubber gasket on the fill hole that only opens when the tank is seated on the base (frog's body), so it effectively prevents it from dripping when it's turned off. I suppose it could leak if you overfilled it (past the tube), though. Also, there is some water that sits in the base when you lift out the tank to fill it up. But my point is that the surface it sits on stays dry. That's what I was looking for.

    Also, I love that it's green, and goes perfectly with our forest/pond-themed nursery....more info
  • Great humidifer for the baby's room
    I live in a dry climate with harsh winters, so I needed a good humidifier for my baby's room. I bought the penguin model about 3 months ago, and it has turned out to be a great buy. I run it at night, and after only a few nights I noticed that my baby's skin was significantly softer and less chapped. This humidifier has been great for helping my baby to sleep (and breathe) better at night.

    When I first started using the humidifier I used distilled water, but I eventually switched to tap water with no adverse results. My guess is that any white residue left by the humidifier depends on how hard your water is. I've never had problems with leakage or dripping on the surface where the humidifer sits; if I run it on high all night, the carpet directly in front of the humidifier will be damp in the morning, but that's all.

    This humidifier is easy to use, and with a gallon of water it will run all night, even on the highest setting. It is not as powerful as the more expensive models but on high it can put out a fair amount of humidity (although it does work best in a smaller room). I sit it on my baby's dresser about 3-4 feet from the crib, and that works fine. It runs relatively quietly: it makes a gurgling noise like a small fountain, with an occasional "belch." The green light starts flashing red when the water is getting low, and stays red when the water is gone. I have noticed after a few months of use that occasionally the light will start flashing and the machine will sputter briefly even though the body is full of water, but its function hasn't seemed to be diminished and overall it works great.

    To clean this humidifier, I pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of white vinegar mixed with several cups of water into the body and shake it for several minutes, then rinse it thoroughly. The base can be easily wiped with a cloth. I clean it weekly and have had no problems with mildew, but I also empty it out every night and use fresh water so the water isn't sitting in there for several days.

    All in all, I'm happy with this humidifier. It's a good buy for the kid's room....more info
  • a very good purchase
    This is a very good product for a very accessible price. It works fine and it's very nice....more info
  • Very Nice humidifier
    I put this in my bedroom because I thought the penguin was cute. It works great for my sinuses and keeps my cat occupied trying to figure out if it's real. I keep the demineralization cartridge up to date and haven't had problems with white dust because of that....more info
  • super cute!
    The Hello Kitty humidifier is super cute and works perfectly! It's nice and quiet and adjusting the humidity level is very easy. I deducted 1 star because you have to be careful not to let the rubberized feet sit too long in one spot, or they may mar the painted finish of whatever it's sitting on. But at least it won't slip from whatever it's sitting on. =)...more info
  • Cool & Excellent Humidifier
    My son was coughing throug the night until I saw this on Amazon. We went ahead and bought an elephant for him. That nigth he only coughed once or twice. It works so well that I purchased another one, penguin, next day to use in the living room.

    And that penguin become my son's toy in the living room. Look what he did to it. A smoking penguin.

    Go ahead and buy one or two for your house. It increases the humidity in your house and feels cool during the summer.

    ...more info
  • no problems
    After much research, I finally purchased this adorable little dragon. It is working great. Plus my seven year old loves it....more info
  • We love our Penguin Humidifer
    We have had the Penguin humidifier for about a year and a half now. I had placed an order for one and a month later it hadn't shipped so I canceled my order and got one in the store. I really love it. Its adorable in my daughter's room and works really well. It has a turn knob so you can adjust the output very easily. I think on high it puts off a little too much because it was empty and the carpet was damp in the morning. It is easy to fill and clean, doesn't use a filter and holds enough water for a night or two. My girlfriend has the elephant or frog I can't remember which and is also really happy with it. She has had it for three years I believe. Go for it, they are adorable and if you don't like it you can always return it!...more info
  • It looks like a kids toy and works great!
    Great purchase and it is actually cheaper than in stores. I saw this same product at Target for about $5 more. I got the red dragon and it seriously looks like a cute piggy bank. The mist lasts for hours and most of these reviews on here are accurate!...more info
  • Wanted to Like it. Ordered 2. Both Broke
    I really really wanted to like this humidifier. When I saw the kinds of humidifiers offered at the closest big box store, I wondered why they were so darn ugly and why someone couldn't design one that was aesthetically pleasing. Then I found the penguin humidifier online and promptly ordered one. Well, it didn't work. At all. It simply did not turn on. Something was wrong with its power supply. I sent that one back to Amazon and got a replacement.

    The second one worked. It was easy to fill and the mist came out of its beak right away. However, the light at the front soon started to flash from green to red to green to red repeatedly. Upon reading the manual, I found that the light should either be green (indicating adequate water level) or red (indicating the need to add more water). The sensor was malfunctioning and would alternate between thinking it had water (which it did), to it having no water. Eventually, it would just stop misting. So I had to send it back and ask for a refund.

    A penguin-shaped humidifier is a great idea. Too bad these are poorly made....more info
  • Finally!
    I bought this about 5 months ago. It is quiet and runs very well. We did not put the optional filter in it. I just got around to cleaning it. It actually took a while for it to get dirty. Very quick and easy to clean. I hate humidifiers. It seems they all are noisy, inefficient, have costly filters and are ridiculous to clean. I end up tossing them at the end of the season. Not this one. I will clean it and store it. Finally, a humidifier that actually functions as it should - and for a good price. If they'd only make one for a large room......more info
  • very very good product
    very good product. makes A LOT of steam. absolutely silent. contains a lot of water that lasts a long time. ...more info
  • You won't believe how well this item works!
    I bought this Crane Elephant Humidifier because I was so tired of the Vicks models I've tried. The Vicks brands barely put off any mist. But, this Crane humidifier really-really works great! You will be so pleased. It's easy to fill as well. Very quiet too, even on highest setting. Buy it, this is the ONE!...more info
  • Leaping for joy. The frog humidifer does it job!
    First of all the Frog Mist Humidifier just looks fun. The kids have no idea what it does, but they fight to see who gets in their room. It was purchased as aid in the ever present fight against colds. With the door closed, it takes 10 minutes to get the room moist which helps the kids breathe when they have stuffy noses.

    I have no complaints the Humidifier does a great job and the frog is fun enough to leave out as a decoration. Everyone breathes easier after sleeping with the humidifier on. I would recommend this for any parent who has children with stuffed up noses. ...more info
  • Wonderful humidifier to have
    My kids and I think this humidifier works great and is exceptionally cute. What I really like about it, though is that it is extremely quiet! Hardly any noise comes from it unless you turn it up to its highest setting, then you will hear what sounds like dripping water which the manufacturer states is normal. Another quality I like is that it shuts off automatically when it is empty. This product is a bargain for the price. My previous humidifier cost 3x as much, was loud and did not disperse water vapor as well. Things all around it got wet -- this one does not cause these problems. I bought mine directly from Target, so I do not know about the cracking problems mentioned in previous reviews. My advice is to buy it....more info
  • Cool Design, Keeps you cool
    Nice humidifier, keeps the room cool and humid.

    on the flip side, it gives some noise while running, but manageble...more info
  • cute~~
    The kitty shape is just soooooooooo cute, and as a humidifier, it works well so far......more info
  • Works great, looks great!
    I purchased this humidifier after my wife pestered me about how dry it was in our bedroom during the winter. This humidifier is extremely quiet, has solved her dry air problem, and is clearly the best looking humidifier on the market. This is a great humidifier for the price, and I would recommend it for anyone looking to improve the dryness of a bedroom or another room of equivalent size.

    Unfortunately, our first penguin had a fan issue after about 2 weeks (it got really loud). I emailed Crane customer service and they quickly responded, telling me to return the humidifier for a new one. Once I submitted return on Amazon, we received a new one in about 1.5 days. It has now been a few more weeks and our new humidifier is going strong. Great customer service....more info


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