Safety 1st Ultrasonic 360 Humidifier Review
A very popular humidifier choice these days is the Safety 1st 360 Ultrasonic humidifier. This is a very affordable model which looks quite promising. Can it live up to the hype or should you be looking elsewhere for a humidifier? Let’s start by taking a closer look at it below.
Safety 1st is a company that is well known for making baby and nursery equipment. However that doesn’t mean that this product is strictly for young children – it can be used by anyone in smaller to medium sized rooms. This model comes in two colors which are blue (pictured to the left) and raspberry red. Both look quite nice, although the red is a bit more flashy which makes it stand out. THe entire design is ok, but is really nothing to write about compared to other humidifiers. The capacity of the tank is roughly one gallon. This should allow you to run it for around 8-9 hours on the highest setting, medium should give you about 12-14 hours of usage and low will provide about 18-20 hours of steam. The tank is quite easy to fill and a nice addition is the carry handle on the right hand side which makes removing and refitting the tank a quick and easy task.
Something quite unique to this model are the dual nozzles. Steam is outputted through both these vents, so you can have one facing forwards and one facing backwards if you like. It really depends on you, but it is certainly a good way to ensure the mist is evenly distributed.
Since this is a humidifier designed with kids in mind it is a cool mist humidifier. Adding any additives is not recommended, so you will need to look elsewhere if you want that functionality. Operating the humidifier is very simple, and this is done on the dial on the front. There are a quite a few different steam volume settings that you can play around, so you can find the best one for your needs. Once the water has run out, the machine will power down and the light will switch from green to red to let you know.
Something else that is definitely worth mentioning is that the Safety First Ultrasonic humidifier is filterless. This means you will save a lot of cash since you won’t need to invest in filters every month. You still need to clean it at least once a month to keep it in good running order, but you will have to do this anyway no matter which humidifier you buy.
The steam output generated by the machine is more than sufficient on the high setting, so the medium setting should be adequate even in fairly dry settings. Since it is an ultrasonic humidifier, the noise output is almost non existent so this is ideal for any light sleepers out there. The green “On” light isn’t too bright or obtrusive, but a little piece of tape can always fix this if it really does bother you.
So that is a quick look at the humidifier. With a retail price of under $40, this is a very competitively priced humidifier. It is filterless and ultrasonic so it is great value for money. At that price, you will struggle to find a cheaper model with more features. The Safety 1st Ultrasonic Humidifier comes standard with a one year warranty.
- Great price
- Dual rotating nozzles
- Carry handle on tank
- Quiet (ultrasonic model)
- Can’t use any additives
Summary: With a retail price of $39.99, this humidifier is certainly a great deal. The mist output is more than sufficient, and it comes with two nozzles which you can rotate into position. It is also filterless, and ultrasonic so there is no loud operating noises to worry about. With such a competitive price, it is certainly worth a look. You can take a look at some of the many user reviews and check the latest pricing on Amazon.