Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 79
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nymph Only good for one season's use
Bought this humidifier last winter and it worked very well. Cleaned it regularly and used a de-mineralizer and bacteriostatic treatment. Once winter was over, I used vinegar and soap and let it sit out for days until it was dry, then put it away. When I got it out of storage to use this year, the gaskets had almost completely disintegrated. Found out that replacement gaskets are $6.99 a piece plus shipping. Shouldn't a product that costs this much out of the package be able to be used more than one season before falling apart?? Very disappointed.
December 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SteveK1953 Very happy with purchase
Very pleased with the basic function of this product. If you are looking to put moisture into the air this does a great job of it. My wife has lung issues that dry air irritates and this humidifier as helped completely! But if you are looking for bells and whistles on this to work perfectly you may be disappointed, woks great / best on manual mode. Had a small vibration issue, but resetting base and water tanks cured it.
Yes it is plastic, welcome to the 21th century. Has a large heavy duty fan motor that is plenty of over kill for the job. Water tanks are of heavy plastic and work well. On high mode we are able to put over 3 gallons of water into the air, which with wood heat helps greatly.
March 27, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by smithski Extremely disappointing!
As others have said, the 'permanent' wick/filter is anything but. This was the ONLY reason I bought another evaporative type humidifier, so I was very unhappy to learn that it is the same as most other wicking humidifier elements: If you have hard water, they do not last! This one is completely worthless after less than 2 months, despite several cleanings to remove lime deposits. (Washing it in dish soap - as recommended - doesn't do anything at all for hard water deposits.)
To be fair, my humidifier worked well before the element 'hardened'; it is quiet with the fan on low speed & it never leaked. This is the only reason I gave it any stars at all.
February 22, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CalO RE: "Permanent Filter" Claim
Sunbeam will replace filters if you complain. Call 888-264-9669, and tell them that you purchased the unit because it was supposed to have a permanent, lifetime filter. They have revised their instruction manual, and currently suggest filter replacement every 4-6 weeks, but that was not in the manual when I purchased this unit. They will ask you for the manufacturer date code which is stamped on the metal prongs of the plug where it plugs into the wall outlet. They have supplied me with filters at least twice, and last time told me they would continue to supply them until the 6-year warranty expired. You may have to ask for a supervisor when you call, but they are very well familiar with this feature that does not work as advertised.
December 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shannanigans A real lifesaver!
Got this humidifier because our baby has had serious allergy and congestion issues. Other humidifiers we have bought don't really effect the air much at all, but instead left us with sopping wet carpet. This thing leaves the air noticeably more humid throughout a very large space! We do not use the auto cycle because it is a bit too sensitive, but you still have 3 settings for a constant flow so you can still adjust your desired humidity level. If you are gentle with the filter when you clean it, it will last for quite a long while and replacements are about $9. That's not a bad once to twice a year maintenance fee if you ask me! It's really helped our overall health and I highly recommend it!
September 1, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by IWorks Only a temporary unit
We bought this to use in Colorado over the winter when humidity drops to 10%. Was a wonderful unit for the first 4 months. After that we noticed water leaking out one of the tanks. After a wet mess found out that the bottom had pulled away because of the weight of the water. Cheap plastic with cheap plastic weld. Just waiting until the other tank goes to purchase a different humidifier. Also occasionally the nozzle at the bottom of the tank will not line up correctly with the pin and wont release the water.
March 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WesC Very cheaply made with no Quality Control
The concept is nice: A portable humidifier on wheels with a built in humidistat that can humidify a whole house. However, mine had three problems.
1. The fan was excessively noisy and vibrated the whole unit. When the water ran low the unit would actually scoot across the floor.
2. The humidistat was useless. When the unit wasn't running it would show a reading that seemed to be accurate. But when the unit was running the humidity would instantly shoot high, making the automatic function totally unuseable.
3. The two tanks are made from three separate pieces of cheap plastic. One of them sprang a leak from the weight of the water after I filled it and was carrying it by the handle.
January 14, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by James Sunbeam 3 Gallon Humidifer
I Bought My Humidifer Les Than 3 Weeks Ago The First Time I Washed The Filter Was To Day It Fell Apart In The Sink Looks Like Thay Used A Hot Glue Gun To Seal THe Seams On THe Filter Not Good
2ND One Of The Watter Tanks Does Not Like To Let The Water Out In Less It Is Sitting Just Right On The Tab That Holds The Smale Valve Open very very up set with sunbeam on this one
3RD The Instrusions For It Make You Think It Does Moor Than It Realy Does In The Auto Mode It Goes On And Off All The Time Win You Set The Hum-Level Very Anoing
Good News THe Motor Seams To Run Grat Not Very Loud At All It Does Keep My 750 Squer Foot Apt Nice But It Need;s Some Rethinking On The Part of the sunbeam
December 1, 2011