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Pure Enrichment MistAire Review

Disappointing performance across most metrics with less effective functionality and features that is harder to clean
Pure Enrichment MistAire
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:   $40 List | $39.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Quiet, inexpensive
Cons:  Less effective, harder to clean, poor ease of use
Manufacturer:   Pure Enrichment
By Wendy Schmitz and the BabyGearLab Review Team  ⋅  Jul 28, 2021
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#11 of 11
  • Ease of Cleaning - 35% 3
  • Effectiveness - 35% 2
  • Noise - 20% 9
  • Ease of Use - 10% 4

The Skinny

The Pure Enrichment MistAire is a quiet and wallet-friendly ultrasonic humidifier. It has a clear tank, a single humidity adjustment button with two levels, and a nightlight. It didn't produce much white dust in our testing, and the output direction can be dirted by turning the cap on the output tunnel. This unit is one of the least effective in the bunch, with disappointing relative humidity in our tests compared to the competition. In addition, this unit is harder to clean and lacks features that allow you to set humidity levels or goals. Overall, we didn't find much redeeming in this humidifier compared to the competition.

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Pros Quiet, inexpensiveBudget-friendly, effective, easy to use, cleaning brush includedQuiet, filterless, effective, compact, multiple color optionsBaby-centric, budget-friendly, quiet, easy to cleanPrice, easy to clean, compact, filterless
Cons Less effective, harder to clean, poor ease of useSomewhat louder than average, requires long handle bottle brush, filterPotential issues with motor performance and durability, light always onNot as effective, average ease of useLouder, not as effective, small capacity, frequent refills
Bottom Line Disappointing performance across most metrics with less effective functionality and features that is harder to cleanAn impressively effective budget-friendly humidifier that makes a little more noise than the average unitSleek design, basic features, quiet operation with effective humidity creationAdorable 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 goalsCompact and easy to clean but not as effective and louder than most
Rating Categories Pure Enrichment Mis... TaoTronics TT-AH001 Crane Drop TaoTronics TT-AH038 Honeywell HUL520
Ease Of Cleaning (35%)
3.0
6.0
4.0
7.0
8.0
Effectiveness (35%)
2.0
9.0
7.0
2.0
4.0
Noise (20%)
9.0
5.0
9.0
10.0
3.0
Ease Of Use (10%)
4.0
7.0
5.0
6.0
6.0
Specs Pure Enrichment Mis... TaoTronics TT-AH001 Crane Drop TaoTronics TT-AH038 Honeywell HUL520
Mist Type Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
Technology Ultrasonic Ultrasonic Ultrasonic Ultrasonic Ultrasonic
Tank Capacity 0.4 gal 1.1 gal 1 gal 0.66 gal 0.5 gal
Visible Water Reservoir Yes Yes No No Yes
Room Humidification Area (Sq Ft) 245 sq ft 322 sq ft 500 sq ft 269 sq ft Small Room
Max Run Time Up to 25 hrs Up to 30 hrs Up to 24 hrs Up to 30 hrs Up to 20 hrs
Humidity Output Control Variable Mist Control Variable Mist Control
Humidistat
Variable Mist Control Variable Mist Control Variable Mist Control
Demineralization Cartridge/Filter No No Available for Purchase No No
Night Light Yes Yes No Yes No
Empty Tank Auto-Shut Off Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions (BGL) 8.1"W x 9.3"H x 5.6"L 6"W x 9"H x 11.4"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
Empty Weight (BGL) 1.51 lbs 1.83 lbs 2.24 lbs 3.71 lbs 2.6 lbs
Max Operation Noise Level in dB (BGL) <40 db 41.7 db <40 db <40 db 45.2 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.

Performance Comparison



The opening on the MistAire is so small you&#039;ll need a bottle brush...
The opening on the MistAire is so small you'll need a bottle brush to reach the bottom of the tank.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

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.

The MistAire includes a special brush for cleaning the sonic plate...
The MistAire includes a special brush for cleaning the sonic plate and the instructions say you shouldn't use any other item to clean the surface.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

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.

The MistAire starts out strong with higher levels of relative...
The MistAire starts out strong with higher levels of relative humidity, but it doesn't match the competition over time.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Effectiveness


This unit is one of the least effective in the group. 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 didn&#039;t produce much white dust during testing, but this...
The MistAire didn't produce much white dust during testing, but this could be a result of lower overall production of humidity we experienced during testing.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

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.

Noise


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.

The Pure has a single button with 4 levels high/low with nightlight...
The Pure has a single button with 4 levels high/low with nightlight and high/low without a nightlight.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

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.

While not the smallest opening on a vessel in this group, the Pure...
While not the smallest opening on a vessel in this group, the Pure tank opening is too small for hands.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

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.

The Pure offers a nightlight you can choose to have on or off.
The top of the Pure tank has a swivel dial for directional...

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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Wendy Schmitz and the BabyGearLab Review Team