Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 56
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
I need a humidifier in during the cold months or I cannot breathe. Its as simple as that. Every year I venture out to see whats new since my humidifiers get used 24-7, and require more than average maintenance. I stumbled upon this item at a Home depot, 3 yrs ago. I Because I need to use one non stop from the time the heat goes on in autumn until it goes off in late spring I typically research humidifiers each year to see how technology has improved them and haven't found a better item yet.. I have 2 homes, a condo in the city electric, aprx850 sq ft and a small house inn the country, wood/oil heat about 900 sq ft . I use this item in both places.
When they say they are quiet, I mean you literally hear nothing no hum, no hiss no anything except an occasional gurgle when the water goes down a bit.
No moving parts, no filter, and covers about 500-700 sq ft depending on the layout of the space.
The only drawback is if you let it go empty to the point of needed reset, sometimes I have difficulty getting it to reset correctly. Apparently you have to fill it, then turn the reset knob, then wait 15 min before restarting, Several times, possibly because I didn't do something right, it wouldn't reset for me.
Despite that, when it works, it works so well that I've tolerated that because again, it IS quiet, forget 'whisper quiet,' it doesn't even make THAT much noise, and It humidifies WELL! And its very low maintenance, it seems all I have to do is clean it regularly and year after year it works. I'm used to having to buy a new one every other year, instead this time I bought another one for my weekend place. To say that I recommend this product is an understatement. I HIGHLY Endorse and recommend it.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Howie Sunbeam Warm Mist Humidifier
We bought this to replace a Sunbeam warm mist humidifier that we had for several years. The unit had a new model number but it looked exactly like our old one which we liked. We had tried to find one like this in our local stores but no one carried one with the features we liked I.E. makes steam, had a humidity control built in. That is why we searched the sunbeam site and upon seeing this unit which was the same and had the same features we bought it. It arrived within a week or so and was well packaged for shipping. We like this product and as long as they keep making them we will buy replacements as they are needed.
February 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Warm Mist Humidifier Model #SWM6002
We bought two of these humidifiers right before winter started here in Chicago. We absolutely love them! However, just the other day, my unit of only 3 months decided to just STOP working! No rhyme / No reason. Just stopped. After trying several things (emptying out, cleaning inside, changing electrical sockets to plug into, we just had to return it to Home Depot. Unfortunately, because it is now March 1st, there were virtually none left to replace this unit. I will most likely purchase 1 or 2 on line now (one will be a spare). It is unfortunate that after only 3 months a brand new unit would stop working.
I do agree with others about the filling of this unit. It is a bit awkward and I would hope the designers could come up with a better way of filling. But other than that and the fact it only lasted 3 months, we love our Model SWM6002 and will be purchasing another or two to have on the ready when next winter shows up.
March 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joey Broke the first night
Broke the first night, about 2 hours' worth of use. I spent hours reading the manual and resetting it per the manual - it turns on but no steam/humidity will come out, no matter what. This is an old design (same as my unit from early 90s) that clearly has not been improved upon at all. For the short time it did work, it was very loud, significantly loud to disturb sleep and much louder than any humidifier I've ever had.
Don't waste your time or money! Thank goodness I bought it at Home Depot so I can return easily.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 460kitty Owned Before
This is the third one of these that I have owner. It is the perfect size for our house. They usually last around 4 years. This unit is sometimes noisy so I would not recommend it for a bedroom. It works great in our family room.
January 20, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by terster Nice looking, but cheap.
I received this unit as a replacement to a different warm mist humidifier that went bad. I picked this unit over several other brand (under the same parent company) because this unit has a humidity control. That to me was important. I didn't want this thing running 24x7.
There are 2 primary reason this is getting only a 2 star rating. First... then entire front section where the high/low/off and humidistat is glows due to LED's on the inside of this thing. When turning from low to high, it gets brighter. So the first thing i had to do, was cover the entire front section with electrical tape/blackening tape, to get rid of all the light emitted. UGH.
The second and most compelling reason for the low review... it's really challenging filling the water tank!
The designers did not provide a handle to hold onto as you are trying to fill this thing. If you, like me, use the bath tub tap to fill your humidifiers... good luck! It takes 2 hands to hold onto this thing and then a 3rd to turn on/off the water/tap.
If you hold the tank with 3 fingers while it's trying to fill, again, good luck IT's not a smooth opening. There's actually a lip INSIDE the take and that puts pressure across your fingers as you're trying to fill this thing.
I truly, could not be more disappointed.
The only truly feature i like, that is different from all the other warm mist humidifiers i have and have had... is the cap on the water tank. It makes a perfect seal. It's super easy to open and close. Takes only about 1/2 turn/rotation to open and close. It seals wonderfully.
Sadly, that's the only thing i like about this thing.
I would not recommend it. Sorry. If only i could send this back and replace it with something else. But i cant as this was my replacement choice for a different unit. blah.
I hope people find this helpful.
January 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pattykg Great customer service on warranty
Phoned customer service and they are sending a new unit to replace broken resevior.
January 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thorny Warm mist Sunbeam Humidifer
What a great unit, easy to maintain, no filters to replace, warm mist that really kicks on high. Use for a guitar room daily Dec through March each year.
January 16, 2015