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Crane Germ Defense Antimicrobial Humidifier Model EE-8064 and EE-8065 Customer Reviews

 
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Crane Germ Defense Antimicrobial Humidifier Model EE-8064 and EE-8065
 
3.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable settings (10)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Quiet (9)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry winter (12)
    • Bedroom (10)
    • Living room (5)
    • Help with ailments (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Homeowner (9), Professional (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good product, especially for the price

    Our requirements in a new humidifier:
    -Ultrasonic
    -Quiet
    -Good design (not to look like a boom box)
    -Humidistat with ability to set desired humidity level and stop...Read complete review

    Our requirements in a new humidifier:
    -Ultrasonic
    -Quiet
    -Good design (not to look like a boom box)
    -Humidistat with ability to set desired humidity level and stop running when that level is achieved
    -Large capacity
    -Easy to clean
    -No filters or parts that need continuous replacement

    This humidifier mostly satisfies all of these requirements, but we do have a few complaints/suggestions for improvement. We use this for humidifying our bedroom during the dry winter months. It has helped relieve nighttime dryness.

    I rank it number one for design, compared to similar (and more expensive) brands. The white color and rectangular shape is not offensive and looks quite nice in any room. The buttons and screen are easy to understand and are thoughtfully put together.

    The noise level is much better than other fan-operated humidifiers I have had. There is a small hum of the motor (white noise) that is hardly noticeable. The thing to get used to, was the water-movement/bubble noises that result from the water being pulled down from the tank. It sounds similar to the noise of a fishtank. We're used to it after a couple of weeks, but it definitely took some getting used to.

    The digital interface is very nice, but the lighted display is too bright. There is no reason for the light to stay on constantly, and should definitely be addressed in future models. We cover the display with a card, which mostly blocks the light, but still leaves a small blue glow. At the least, the color should be changed to red, which is easier on the eyes in darkness and doesn't awaken the brain as much as the color blue is known to do.

    That said, the user interface is very good. I didn't know we would like the timer, but we use that function every night. Generally we use the lowest power/flow setting, but I like the ability to increase the power for quick-humidifying needs. The function for setting a desired humidity level was one of our top priorities, but we only use it during waking hours. The problem with it is that once the desired level is reached, the machine cycles on and off quite frequently. For instance, if you set it to 60%, it will run until 60 is reached and then stop it's humidifying. But, if it detects that the humidity level went down to 59, it will turn on again for the instant that it takes to get back to 60. That may seem nice, but the sensor is so sensitive that this 59-60 back and forth happens in a very short amount of time - sometimes less than a minute. The machine ends up turning on and off every few minutes, which can be disruptive if you are not fully asleep (and even when awake). So, we use the humidity level setting for daytime and the timer for nighttime. It works out well for us.

    Not mentioned in other reviews I read, there is noise in the user interface. First a power-on jingle, and then a beep for every button pressed. It is unnecessary and rather irritating. I would prefer no sound, or at least the option to turn off the sound on my device.

    The tank handle is fragile, as noted in many other reviews. It should have been designed strong enough to support the full tank, or not included at all.

    The heating element/warm mist setting still smells when operated, even after two weeks of intermittent testing. I can't stand the smell enough to justify using it. There is no smell with the cool mist.

    Overall it is an excellent product that I am glad to have purchased. It could use some design updates for future models, but I still believe it to be one of the best of it's kind available. It is a good value for the functions it offers

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works good, but don't put next to TV!

    Nice unit. Easy to fill - I use the shower head (which has a filter on it). It holds a good amount of water. Here's the major issue: When I press the...Read complete review

    Nice unit. Easy to fill - I use the shower head (which has a filter on it). It holds a good amount of water. Here's the major issue: When I press the Volume control on the TV Remote, it changes the Timer settings on the humidifier. It took me a few days to figure out why this thing was beeping all the time... Crane needs to get some programmers to fix this...

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It's a gift

    By Mimi x 3 boys

    from Bristol, TN

    About Me Renter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Settings
    • Doesn~'~~t Require A Filter
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • No Handle

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Dry Winter
    • Help With Ailments

    Comments about Crane Germ Defense Antimicrobial Humidifier Model EE-8064 and EE-8065:

    This was given as a gift to my daughter. She was waking up with a dry throat & nose bleeds. The humidifier has helped to eliminate those problems.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Crane Humidifier

    By Spinoza

    from Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Settings
    • Easy To Use
    • Extremely Quiet
    • Good design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Dry Winter

      Comments about Crane Germ Defense Antimicrobial Humidifier Model EE-8064 and EE-8065:

      The Crane Humidifier is extremely quiet. It was placed in master bedroom and seems to do the job. It is set on warm mist and a setting of 3 and I can get two nights of use before refilling. It typically runs 8-10 hours a night. I use purified water (obtained through a Brita to refill, and it takes at least two full Brita's to fill up) so no issues with water particles.

      Make sure you remove the directional cap before removing and turning it upside down, otherwise it will be on floor and you could possibly step on it or have the dog decide it is a new chewy. I'm pleased with purchase and delivery was not as soon as promised (two days as opposed to actual four), but that was not an issue, but an expectation that was not met.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      digital not so great

      By sp.

      from NY

      About Me Homeowner, Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Settings
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Dry Winter
        • Living Room
        • Nursery

        Comments about Crane Germ Defense Antimicrobial Humidifier Model EE-8064 and EE-8065:

        works great, my cable remote turns it on and off
        looking for remote control from crane?

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        smaller then I thought

        By Barino

        from Lewes,DE

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Settings
        • Easy To Adjust
        • Easy To Use
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Clumsy Design For Refilli
        • Not Any Warm Air That Can

        Best Uses

        • Dry Winter
        • Living Room

        Comments about Crane Germ Defense Antimicrobial Humidifier Model EE-8064 and EE-8065:

        The product is small and does not deliver warm air. It worked and supplied steam immediatly. While hard to put tank on base-so far-not leaking.I bought this over the digital one as other reviewqs indicated it was a pain to restart. Also, I bought a portable hygrometer for $10 rather then the extra $40 for the digital humidifier, giving me the option to take humidity readings all over my house.
        Today is only day one-so far so good. I did turn it off in the Great Room when I went to bed. Upon turning back on today, I had to raise up the tank to get it to work, even though there was still plenty of water. If this unit works well, I'll get another for the bedroom Finally--YES the blue light is way too bright.

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