Crane USA Filter-Free Cool Mist Humidifier review

Crane Drop EE5301 Humidifier Review

Crane USA Filter-Free Cool Mist Humidifier review

Crane Drop EE5301 has been best bought by a leading consumer reporting magazine. It is ultrasonic cool mist humidifier and can cover spaces up to 50 square feet (23 square meters). Crane Drop EE5301 has a great 2.3 gallons (8.7 liters) of moisture output per day.

Design and size

Crane Drop EE5301 has a compact round shape design. It has a transparent glass, so you can easily see the water level inside. Also, Crane Drop EE5301 has several great color styles to choose from – yellow, blue, pink, orange etc.

The size is very small, only 14.2 by 9.8 inches (36x25cm) and weight are only 5 pounds (2.3 kg). Very easy to carry around and place it everywhere – on the table, or countertop, or in any other places.

Features

  • This small and compact ultrasonic humidifier has some great features.
  • One of the best is Automatic Shutoff. An automatic shutoff sensor shuts off the unit when it goes out of the water to protect toward overheating.
  • The unit controls with the variable control knob. Very simple but effective.
  • 360-degree mist nozzle is great to point mist right where you need it.

Noise level

The Crane humidifier makes a low steady hum noise. In most of the time, you will not hear it, the other sounds around are louder.

Maintenance and upkeep

Crane Drop EE5301 is pretty easy to set up. Take off the tank, fill it with the water and that’s it. It is recommended to use distilled or filtered water.

Crane recommends cleaning humidifier every week.

The tank size is quite ok, but still not enough. You will need to refill it few times a day.

Summary

Crane Drop EE5301 is good for small rooms, it has a unique, attractive look, it is easy to fill it, it has a very detailed and helpful instruction manual etc. Overall this is a good purchase.

Pluses:

  • 360-degree mist nozzle
  • Can choose between various colors
  • Adjustable mist output
  • Water refill indicator
  • Simply to use, easy water refill
  • No filters

Minuses:

  • Makes annoying burbling noise
  • The areas near humidifier get wet
  • Light can’t be turned off
  • Water tank handle can’t be used when full

Specifications

 

Humidifier

Crane Drop EE5301

Coverage (Sq ft / m2)

250 / 23

Price

Humidifier Technology

Ultrasonic

Type of humidifier

Cool mist

Moisture output per 24h (Gallons/liters)

2.3 / 8.7

Tank size (gallons/liters)

0.9 / 3.4

Run time per tank

9 hours

Removable tank

Water refill indicator

Humidistat

Humidity display

Mist output control

Control type

Manual

Programmable timer

Automatic safety shutoff

Carrying handle

Casters

Remote control

Filters

Filter price

Filter cleaning and (or) replace

Germ protection

Demineralization cartridge

Noise level

35 dB

Energy usage (max)

38W

Voltage

120V

Size (inches / centimeters)

Height: 14.2 / 36

Width: 9.8 / 25

Depth: 9.8 / 25

Weight (pounds / kg)

5 / 2.3

Warranty

1 year limited

Featured accessories

N/A

Overall Rating (max 5)

4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

15% Price/performance

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

5% Design

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

35% Performance

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

15% Features

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

10% Noise level

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

20% Maintenance & Upkeep

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)


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