Top Ultrasonic Humidifier:

The world's best ultrasonic humidifier is the BABYMOOV. This brand offers a versatile humidifier with choice of warm or cool mist. The unit has a 360 degree rotating nozzle and programmable electronic controls. The unit has a night light function and is backed by a lifetime guarantee. babymoov.eu

Top Evaporative Humidifier:

Our top pick for a portable  evaporative humidifier is the EVAP 3 from VORNADO. The unit has their "vortex action" for enhanced air circulation and a 1.8 GPD capacity. The unit has high, low, and automatic fan settings with electronic controls and is backed by a good warranty. The units can be purchased directly through their online store. vornado.com

 Other Portable Humidifier Ratings

We continue our portable humidifier ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. 

BRAND-------ULTRASONIC--EVAPORATIVE

AIRCARE----------------NA----------------3* 

This brand is from ESSICK AIR and offers units with digital controls and a good guarantee. They are available as console units as well as in table top versions and can be purchased directly from the manufacturer. essickair.com

ALPATEC---------------<1*----------------NA

These humidifiers are available in three sizes. The brand is from WHITE AND BROWN which is a part of TAURUS GROUP. The HU35E model is battery operated and has electronic controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. whiteandbrown.com

BABYMOOV-------------5*----------------NA

This brand offers a versatile humidifier with choice of warm or cool mist. The unit has a 360 degree rotating nozzle and programmable electronic controls. The unit has a night light function and is backed by a lifetime guarantee. babymoov.eu

BALLU-------------------1*----------------NA

These humidifiers are available in a variety of models but use basic mechanical controls. The warranty on the units is not as good as some of the other brands. ballu.ru

BEURER----------------<1*-----------------NA

This brand is made in Germany and Hungary and is available worldwide. The LB44 is a basic ultrasonic unit but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. beurer.com

BIONAIRE---------------1*---------------NA

The ULTRASONIC TOWER has their ACCUSET digital humidistat, a 24 hour timer, and Microban antibacterial coating on the water tank. The unit also has a rotating nozzle for directing the mist. The brand is made by SUNBEAM PRODUCTS INC. which is a part of JARDEN CONSUMER SOLUTIONS. The units only have an average warranty. bionaire.com

BONECO----------------<1*---------------1*

This brand is made in Switzerland and is a part of PLASTON GROUP. They offer a variety of ultrasonic models that are self-cleaning and have cool/warm mist from the same unit. The E2441A is an evaporative humidifier with day and night modes as well as a container for fragrant oils. They offer a free antibacterial filter for the unit when it is purchased online from their store. boneco.com

C & H-----------<1*-------------------NA

The CH-5001 has a special container for aromatherapy. The CH-4502 is a stylish unit with a colored light transparent tank. The units have three modes of operation (standard, intelligent, night) and a 360 degree nozzle to disperse the mist. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. cooperandhunter.ua

CADENCE--------<1*-----------------NA

This brand is made and sold in Brazil. They are basic units with mechanical controls and their website is not much help. cadence.com.br

CLATRONIC------<1*-----------------NA

This brand is made in Germany and is available throughout Europe. The units have electronic controls but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. clatronic.de

CLEAN AIR OPTIMA--<1*-------------NA

This brand offers cool mist units with digital controls and a remote. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. cleanairoptima.com

COMFORT ZONE-<1*------------------NA

These humidifiers are from the HOWARD BERGER COMPANY (HBC). They offer cool mist units but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. hberger.com

COWAY-----------NA-----------------1*

These evaporative humidifiers are made in China and are sold worldwide. They have built-in aroma therapy and three stage airflow but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. coway.com

CRANE------------1*------------------NA

This brand is a subsidiary of WACHSMUTH & KROGMANN and the units are available worldwide. They feature ultrasonic units in many styles from the traditional to animals and other licensed designs. They offer either cool mist or warm mist models with an average warranty.  crane-usa.com

DIMPLEX----------1*------------------NA

The LOLA humidifiers incorporate an aroma diffuser and have three levels of humidity control. They can be purchased online from their website and have an average guarantee. dimplex.co.uk

DUUX--------------1*-----------------NA

The "Mushroom" ultrasonic humidifiers have a fun design to look like an actual mushroom. They have a night light but their website is not much help and they are only available through "specialist stores". duux.com

DYSON------------2*------------------NA

The AM10 is a very quiet humidifier with intelligent controls and a remote. Their air multiplier technology allows this relatively compact unit to distribute the air throughout a room of up to 172 square feet. They have ultraviolet cleanse technology to purify the water before putting in into the air and are backed by a pretty good guarantee. dyson.com 

ELRO--------------3*------------------NA

This brand is available in Europe and is from SMARTWARES SAFETY AND LIGHTING. The units have electronic controls and are backed by a good warranty but their website is not much help. elro.eu

ESSICK AIR-------NA------------------3*

They offer a wide variety of sizes of units and have a humidistat for precise humidity control but. essickair.com

EUROM----------<1*-----------------NA

These humidifiers are available in Europe and have built-in night lights. Their website is not much help. euromac.nl

E-WARE ----------2*------------------NA

This brand is from U.S. PRO APPLIANCES INC. and offers basic models using ultrasonic technology. Their website is not much help but the units have a decent guarantee.  ewareappliances.com

GRACO------------------NA-----------------1*

This brand is a part of NEWELL RUBBERMAID. They specialize in units that are compact for the baby nursery. The 2H001 units are very easy to maintain due to them being dishwasher safe, having an easy fill tank, and a drop in filter. They feature basic mechanical controls and have an output of 1.5 GPD. gracobaby.com

GUARDIAN------------3*------------------NA

This brand features "silver clean" technology to prevent germs in the reservoir. They offer a variety of models in cool mist only or warm/cool mist. The units can be purchased online through their website and have a good warranty. guardiantechnologies.com

HEAVEN FRESH---------3*-----------------NA

These humidifiers offer cool or warm mist in the same unit. They have digital controls and feature a rechargeable nano-silver & ceramic filter to control the "white dust" that is associated with operation of most humidifiers. They have variable spray and can be purchased online through their website. heavenfresh.com

HESSTAR---------<1*------------------NA

The HUH-848 features electronic controls with a remote. The brand is made and sold in Malaysia. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. hesstar.com.my

HOLMES-----------1*-------------------2*

This brand is manufactured by Sunbeam. They have a wide selection of ultrasonic models in either warm or cool mist models and feature antimicrobial tanks. The units are backed by an average guarantee. holmesproducts.com

HOMEDICS--------1*-------------------NA

The UHE-WM85 offers both warm and cool mist with a night light. They have programmable electronic controls with an LCD readout. They have an anti-microbial tank and a demineralization cartridge for cleaner operation. The units can be purchased directly from the manufacturer's website but the warranty on the units is not as good as other brands. homedics.com

HONEYWELL-------2*-------------------4*

This brand is manufactured by KAZ. They offer a wide variety of models in either cool mist or warm mist and various styles. The EASY-TO-CARE evaporative units have multiple outputs and an antimicrobial filter. The units can be purchased online and are backed by a solid warranty. honeywellstore.com

HUMIO-------------1*------------------NA

This brand is from TRIBEST and includes an LED night light. The night light will cycle through red, blue, and green colors or can be paused on one of the colors. The humidifier features two power settings (high and low) and a 360 degree rotating mist outlet. It has a half gallon water tank for up to ten hours of operation between fillings. The units can be purchased through their website but only have an average guarantee. tribestlife.com

HUNTER-----------3*-------------------NA

This brand offers an ultrasonic unit with both warm and cool mist operation. They have mechanical controls but are backed by a good warranty and can be purchased directly from their website. hunterhomecomfort.com

INNOGEAR-------<1*-----------------NA

These humidifiers have a built-in aromatherapy oil diffuser and color changing LED lights. They have basic electromechanical controls and their website is not much help. innogear.net

IONMAX-----------1*-----------------NA

This brand is available in Australia and offers both warm and cool mist humidification. The units are available in two sizes and have UV sterilization as well as a demineralization filter. They have intelligent electronic controls and can be purchased directly through their website but the guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands. andatech.com.au

IVATION----------<1*-------------------NA

These humidifiers include aroma diffusers. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. myivation.com

KENMORE----------1*-------------------2* 

This brand is from SEARS and offers cool mist ultrasonic models as well as evaporative humidifiers. They can be purchased directly through their website and are backed by a decent warranty. kenmore.com

KLARSTEIN------------<1*---------------NA

This brand is available in Europe. They offer a variety of models and can be purchased directly but their website does not have a stated warranty policy. klarstein.com

KOGAN-----------------1*----------------NA

These humidifiers are available in Australia and can be purchased through their website. The units have an aroma diffuser and a ceramic filter to prevent scale buildup. They have electronic controls with a timer but their guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands. kogan.com

KOMECO---------------<1*----------------NA

This brand offers basic ultrasonic humidifiers. They are available in Brazil but only in one size and they use mechanical controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. komeco.com.br

KUL---------------------<1*----------------NA

This brand is from CONTINENTAL ELECTRIC and offers either cool mist or cool/warm mist units with basic mechanical controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. kul.cc

LAGUTE----------------<1*---------------NA

The HAZE humidifiers have an LED lamp and is an aromatherapy diffuser. The units can be purchased directly from the manufacturer but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. lagute.com

LASKO-------------------NA----------------2*

These units feature recirculating technology which increases their output by constantly keeping the pad wet. The units use a humidistat and have three comfort speeds to match your needs. They are available in three sizes (3, 9, or 12 GPD). laskoproducts.com

LUMA COMFORT---------1*----------------NA

The HC12W is a very modern looking ultrasonic humidifier as it looks like a flower vase. It has a 2.5 gallon per day capacity and uses a remote control. The HCW10B model is a combination cool mist and warm mist unit. It has an antibacterial water tank and they are backed by a decent warranty. lumacomfort.com

MALLORY-----------------<1*-------------NA 

This brand is made and sold in Brazil and is a part of TAURUS GROUP. The APLHA humidifiers are basic ultrasonic units with a large 3.5 liter tank. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. mallory.com.br

MEACO---------------------1*--------------NA

This brand is available in Europe and South Africa. The MEACOMIST range offers standard units with a large 5 liter tank as well as deluxe models. The Deluxe models feature a built-in HEPA filter and ioniser as well as an aroma tray. The night mode turns off the display and water level indicator lamps. They can be purchased through the manufacturer's website but only have an average warranty. meaco.com 

MEDISANA--------------3*-----------------NA

The MINIBREEZE units are unique in the fact that any plastic bottle can be used as the tank. The ULTRABREEZE INTENSIVE humidifier has two levels and programmable controls. The brand is backed by a good guarantee. medisan.com

MINILAND-------------<1*----------------NA

The MINIDROP is a cool mist ultrasonic unit with a night light. The unit has a rotating nozzle but their website does not have a stated warranty policy. minilandbaby.com

MONDIAL----------------1*----------------NA

This brand is made in China and is sold in North and South America as well as in Spain. They offer basic ultrasonic humidifiers with electromechanical controls. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. mondialine.com.br

NATEO SANTE----------1*-----------------NA

The FRESH AIR 2 combines a HEPA air cleaner and humidifier. They have five stages of air cleaning and three speeds for humidification. The units can be purchased online directly from the manufacturer but the warranty is not as good as other brands. nateosante.fr

NOVITA----------------<1*----------------NA

The HUMIPERFECT units have electronic controls and can be purchased through their website. novita.com.sg

OGAWA-----------------<1*----------------NA

This brand is made and sold in Malaysia. The BIOSCENT is a small humidifier with an LED ambient mood light and an aroma diffuser. The units are made and sold in Asia but their website is not much help. ogawaworld.net

OLIMPIA SPLENDID----<1*------------NA

The LIMPIA is a basic cool mist unit with mechanical controls. The LIMPIA ION has electronic controls and an integrated ionic air purifier. The AQUASPA model combines a cool mist humidifier and also produces steam vapor to reduce airborne bacteria. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.  olimpiasplendid.com

OPTIMUS------------2*--------------------2*

These units are from OPTIMUS ENTERPRISE INC. They offer a variety of units with an average warranty but their website is not much help. optimusent.com

PHILIPS-------------NA-------------------1*

The NANOCLOUD units have a relatively low output. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. philips.com

QLIMA------------------2*-----------------NA

These humidifiers are sold in Europe and feature a 360 degree rotating outlet. The H218 is a very basic model with electromechanical controls while the H509 has electronics. The H130 have a more modern look with their teardrop shape and they are backed by a good guarantee. qlima.com

ROTEL-----------------<1*-----------------1*

This brand is made and sold in Switzerland. They offer a variety of units with electronic controls and they can be purchased directly through the manufacturer. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. rotel-haushaltsgeraete.ch

ROWENTA--------------1*------------------NA

The AQUA CONTROL HUMIDIFIER offers either a cool or warm mist and features digital controls. They have an anti-scale cartridge and a decent warranty. rowentausa.com

SAINSONIC---------<1*-------------------NA

These humidifiers feature aroma diffusers and night lights. The warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. sainsonic.com

SOEHNLE-------------2*-------------------NA

The AIRFRESH units have LED lighting while the PLUS models have a built-in timer function. The brand is backed by a good warranty. soehnle.de

SOGO-----------------2*--------------------NA

This brand is available in Europe and features a 360 degree rotating mist outlet. They have electronic controls and a seven color night light. They only offer one model but it is backed by a good guarantee. sogo.es

STADLER FORM----<1*--------------------NA

This brand is a part of the MACH-GROUP Company. They offer stylish models of humidifiers such as the ANTON which is an ultrasonic model that also is an aroma diffuser. The unit has a night mode where the unit is quieter and can be bought online. Their website is not much help and the units are relatively expensive. stadlerformusa.com

SUNBEAM--------------1*------------------NA

This brand is from JARDEN CONSUMER SOLUTIONS. They offer basic warm or cool mist units with an average guarantee. The units can be purchased directly through their website.  sunbeam.com

SUNPENTOWN-------<1*-------------------1*

This brand offers a variety of styles with digital controls. You can purchase the units online but their website does not have a stated warranty policy. sunpentown.com

TAOTRONICS---------1*------------------NA

These humidifiers have electronic controls and a microporous filter for a clean mist. They have a built-in LED night light and can be purchased on Amazon but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. taotronics.com

TAURUS--------------<1*------------------NA

The AMAZONIA features programmable controls and a decorative LED light. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. taurus-home.com

TIMBERK---------------1*------------------NA

These humidifiers are made in Russia. They offer a variety of models and have advanced air filtration but the warranty is not as good as many brands. timberk.ru

TOYOTOMI-----------<1*----------------NA

This brand is made in Japan but only offers one model of humidifier. They have a built-in water purification filter as well as low and high modes. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. toyotomi.jp.

TRISTAR-------------<1*-----------------NA

This brand offers both warm mist and cool mist models. They have electronic controls with a timer function but their website is not much help. tristar.eu

VENTISOL-----------<1*-----------------NA

This brand offers basic units with mechanical controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. ventisol.com.br

VICKS-------------------3*------------------NA

These units are made by KAZ. They offer a variety of styles in either warm or cool mist models. The units can be purchased online and are backed by a good guarantee. vicks.com

VORNADO--------------4*------------------5*

The world's best ultrasonic humidifier is the ULTRA 3 from VORNADO. The unit has high, low, and automatic fan settings with electronic controls. It has a capacity of 2 GPD and includes a mineral cartridge to ensure long life. The EVAP 3 has their "vortex action" for enhanced air circulation and a 1.8 GPD capacity. The unit has high, low, and automatic fan settings with electronic controls. The units are backed by a good guarantee and can be purchased online through their websitevornado.com

VORNADO BABY-----NA-------------------5*

The HUEY is an evaporative humidifier that is designed for the nursery. It has lockable controls and an easy fill water bottle with a visible refill reminder. The units can be purchased directly from their website and are backed by a very good warranty. vornadobaby.com

WALGREENS----------NA-------------------2*

These humidifiers are made in China and feature an antimicrobial filter. They have basic mechanical controls and are inexpensive but noisy. walgreens.com

WINIA-----------------<1*-----------------NA

This brand is made in South Korea by WINIAMANDO INC. They offer basic ultrasonic units with three humidity settings. Their website is not much help and their guarantee is not very good. winia.co.kr

WINIX----------------<1*-----------------NA

This brand is made in South Korea. The HUMIDIPUR model has three stage air cleaning  and can be purchased directly from their website. They have electronic controls but their website does not have a stated warranty policy for the units. winixamerica.com

ZELMER----------------2*------------------NA

These humidifiers are made and sold in Poland. The AH1500 ultrasonic humidifier features electronic controls. The units have an ioniser and a carbon filter for improved air cleaning and have a good guarantee. zelmer.com

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