Best Cool Mist Humidifiers

Cool mist humidifiers can help relieve congestion and cold and flu symptoms. Many humidifiers can be used with essential oils to give your home a nice aroma.

We’ve researched the market to identify 5 of the best cool mist humidifiers available in the UK in 2017. See our top 3 picks below or scroll down for a more detailed look at each model.

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#1

Our favourite in 2017

 VicTsing Aroma Diffuser 300ML

#2

The runner-up

 Amir 150ml Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

#3

Our number 3

 Aennon Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

 

VicTsing Aroma Diffuser 300ML

Water capacity: 300 ml
Runs for: 10 hours
Special features: 7-colour light

The VicTsing Aroma Diffuser 300ML is one of the best-selling cool mist humidifiers in the UK at the moment thanks to its attractive wood-effect finish and the reliable performance it offers.

With a 300 ml capacity this humidifier is a good choice for small rooms such as bedrooms. You can add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to help your home smell nice or help relieve symptoms of cold and flu.

One nice thing about this humidifier is that you can set a timer for 1, 3 or 6 hours if you don’t want to leave it on continuously. It also has an auto shut-off feature which means it will turn itself off once the water tank is almost empty. This makes it safer to use and saves you having to worry about turning it off yourself.

This humidifier has a 7-colour light that you can set to change colours, show one colour or turn off completely. This means you can use the diffuser as a nightlight or for some atmospheric mood lighting.

Read our full review of the VicTsing Aroma Diffuser 300ML here or see other reviews on Amazon.

 

Amir 150ml Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

Water capacity: 150 ml
Runs for: 4-5 hours
Special features: 7-colour light

The Amir 150ml Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser is a small and inexpensive cool mist humidifier that uses ultrasonic technology to quietly produce mist.

You can use this humidifier with essential oils to create a nice aroma and help alleviate cold and flu symptoms, or just use it with plain water to prevent the air in your home from getting too dry.

Since it doesn’t heat the water up this humidifier is safe to use. It also has an auto shut-off function so you don’t need to worry about switching it off—handy if you want to leave it running while you sleep. It makes a bit of noise but it shouldn’t disturb you if you want to sleep with it on.

The 100 ml water tank is small, so this humidifier is only really effective for small rooms. It’s a good choice for children’s bedrooms, especially since it has a 7-colour LED light that children will enjoy. It can be used as a nightlight or you can switch the lights off altogether.

See other reviews on Amazon.

 

Aennon Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

Water capacity: 2.8 L
Runs for: 10 hours
Special features: 7-colour light

The Aennon Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier is another popular humidifier, but with a much bigger water capacity than the Amir 150ml Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser reviewed above. It has a large 2.8-litre water tank and can run for up to 10 hours, making it a good choice for larger rooms. It’s still pretty compact, with a base that measures 20 x 21 cm.

Like several of the other cool mist humidifiers reviewed here, this model from Aennon has a 7-colour LED light that can be set to change colours in a relaxing way. This can give a room a nice ambience, and it helps make the product fun for children’s bedrooms. You can also turn the lights off altogether.

Despite being cheap and compact, this humidifier is fairly powerful and does a good job at alleviating cold and flu symptoms. It’s a good choice if you’re having difficulty breathing at night.

As it’s cheaply produced you can’t expect this humidifier to work forever, but it’s a good short to mid-term solution if you’re suffering from breathing difficulties, a cold, hayfever or the flu.

Read our full review of the Aennon Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier here or see other reviews on Amazon.

 

Aptoyu 120ml Aroma Diffuser

Water capacity: 120 ml
Runs for: 6 hours
Special features: 7-colour light

The Aptoyu 120ml Aroma Diffuser is a very cheap and compact cool mist humidifier with a 7-colour LED light. You can adjust the brightness of the light or turn it off altogether, and you can also set it to change between the colours periodically.

One of the best things about this humidifier is that you can choose to have continuous mist, intermittent mist or no mist at all (if you just want to use the light).

As you’d expect from such an affordable product, this cool mist humidifier is unlikely to last forever, so it’s not recommended if you want something very durable and reliable.

Read our full review of the Aptoyu 120ml Aroma Diffuser here or see other reviews on Amazon.

 

VicTsing 800ml Electric Ultrasonic Humidifier

Water capacity: 800 ml
Runs for: 10 hours
Special features: 7-colour light

This humidifier from VicTsing has a generous 800 ml water capacity allowing it to run for up to 10 hours at a time, which is great if you want to sleep with it on. It also runs very quietly so it’s unlikely to keep you awake. However, the power button stays lit and you might find it too bright at night.

It can be used as a nightlight and produces a nice relaxing light-blue light. Unlike most of the other humidifiers reviewed here, the light doesn’t change between different colours.

While this cool mist humidifier is effective and reliable, it has a few quirks such as the fact that the control button makes a loud beep when you press it. Minor niggles such as this prevent it from appearing higher up in this list.

Read our full review of the VicTsing 800ml Electric Ultrasonic Humidifier here or see other reviews on Amazon.

 

About cool mist humidifiers

If you’re buying a cool mist humidifier for the first time you will probably have a few questions about them. Below we have answered some of the top questions people have about cool mist humidifiers.

What is a cool mist humidifier?

As the name suggests, humidifiers help increase the humidity level in your home by adding moisture to the air. Cool mist humidifiers produce room-temperature mist that is then released into the room, helping raise the humidity level.

Why buy a cool mist humidifier?

The air inside your home can become too dry, especially in the winter. The ideal humidity level is roughly 40-50% relative humidity (RH). A cool mist humidifier can help raise the air to this level, which will help alleviate congestion and other cold and flu symptoms.

Cool vs. warm mist humidifiers. Which should I choose?

Cool mist humidifiers typically use less electricity since they don’t heat the water. They are also safer since there’s no risk of burning yourself on hot steam. This makes cool mist humidifiers a good choice for children’s bedrooms. However, cool mist humidifiers tend to be noisier and if you use them in a cold room they can make it feel colder.

How do cool mist humidifiers work?

Most cool mist humidifiers use ultrasonic technology. This means that they vibrate at an ultrasonic frequency creating tiny drops of water to be forced out of the humidifier as a cool mist.

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