Pure Enrichment MistAire Review
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Pure Enrichment MistAire
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|Pros||Quiet, inexpensive||Quiet, filterless, effective, compact, multiple color options||Baby-centric, budget-friendly, quiet, easy to clean||Price, easy to clean, compact, filterless||Effective, quieter than some|
|Cons||Less effective, harder to clean, poor ease of use||Potential issues with motor performance and durability, light always on||Not as effective, average ease of use||Louder, not as effective, small capacity, frequent refills||Challenging to clean, harder to use|
|Bottom Line||Disappointing performance across most metrics with less effective functionality and features that is harder to clean||Sleek design, basic features, quiet operation with effective humidity creation||Adorable baby-centric humidifier that is quiet and easy to maintain, but it isn't very effective compared to the competition and may not meet your humidity goals||Compact and easy to clean but not as effective and louder than most||An effective smaller unit that is fairly quiet but challenging to clean and harder to use than competitors|
|Rating Categories||Pure Enrichment Mis...||Crane Drop||TaoTronics TT-AH038||Honeywell HUL520||AquaOasis|
|Ease of Cleaning (35%)|
|Ease of Use (10%)|
|Specs||Pure Enrichment Mis...||Crane Drop||TaoTronics TT-AH038||Honeywell HUL520||AquaOasis|
|Tank Capacity||0.4 gal||1 gal||0.66 gal||0.5 gal||0.58 gal|
|Visible Water Reservoir||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Room Humidification Area (Sq Ft)||245 sq ft||500 sq ft||269 sq ft||Small Room||Not Listed|
|Max Run Time||Up to 25 hrs||Up to 24 hrs||Up to 30 hrs||Up to 20 hrs||Over 24 hrs|
|Humidity Output Control||Variable Mist Control||Variable Mist Control||Variable Mist Control||Variable Mist Control||Variable Mist Control|
|Demineralization Cartridge/Filter||No||Available for Purchase||No||No||No|
|Empty Tank Auto-Shut Off||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (BGL)||8.1"W x 9.3"H x 5.6"L||8.7"W x 13"H x 8.7"L||8.3"W x 12.2"H x 5.5"L||8.1"W x 8.8"H x 8.1"L||8.5"W x 10"H x 6"L|
|Empty Weight (BGL)||1.51 lbs||2.24 lbs||3.71 lbs||2.6 lbs||1.58 lbs|
|Max Operation Noise Level in dB (BGL)||<40 db||<40 db||<40 db||45.2 db||40.7 db|
Our Analysis and Test Results
Pure Enrichment is a California-based company that started in 2010. Since its inception, they have been committed to creating stylish products that are healthy and fit into a healthy lifestyle. The company started with an air purifier and has grown from there. They offer products ranging from relaxation to cosmetic care and purification.
Ease of Cleaning
Cleaning is a necessary evil for humidifiers as they can harbor bacteria if not properly and regularly cleaned. This option has few parts, but the small tank opening makes it hard to get clean and impossible without a long-handled bottle brush.
This product comes with a plate cleaning brush to clean the ultrasonic plate and the smaller nooks and crannies of the base. The manufacturer recommends daily cleaning and descaling every 1-2 weeks. While it isn't challenging to clean necessarily, several products in this review are far easier to clean.
This unit did not impress in our effectiveness testing. It only has a high/low setting, so the ability to control the output is limited. It struggled during testing to keep up with the competition for relative humidity in our test room.
The MistAire started strong and increased the relative humidity in the test room faster than the competition did. However, over time it topped out and couldn't keep up with the competition, with readings close to 69% relative humidity compared to others that were over 90%. While you likely won't need that much humidity, this option might not meet your needs. However, if you want an option that works quickly, this might be a good fit.
This humidifier is one of the quietest in the group, and it is the best thing about this product. During testing, this option had a reading under 40 decibels. Some of the competition is over 46 dB. None of the products are loud, and some are even similar to white noise makers people purchase on purpose. However, if finding the absolute quietest option is your priority, this is one to think about.
Ease of Use
This humidifier has a single button to push for two different levels of output. This is easy to use but very limiting if you want more control over the humidity released or the ability to turn it off when it reaches a certain level. While it has 4 levels, they are high/low with a nightlight and high/low without a nightlight.
The opening on the tank is small and will require a bottle brush to clean. It also means it is more difficult to fill as the tank doesn't sit by itself in the sink thanks to the tapering shape and is awkward to hold.
This unit has a nightlight you can turn on and off, but it is not dimmable, and it is only one color (above left). It also has a turning top to direct the mist in the direction you need the most humidity (above right).
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