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Vicks V745 Warm Mist Humidifier Review

Vicks V745 is a warm mist humidifier using vaporizer technology.

Vicks V745 is a cheap but very effective humidifier. It covers up to 250 square feet.


  • Effective warms up the room nicely
  • Easy to refill, easy cleaning
  • Inexpensive
  • No filters


  • Only 2 comfort settings
  • It uses a lot of power
  • Output is vertical
  • Need regular cleaning

Vicks V745 Design and size

Vicks V745 is well designed. It is simple and easy to use. The humidifier is compact and stable. It has a translucent tank. So you can easily see the water level.

The height is 14 inches, the width is 12 inches, and the depth is 8 inches. The weight is 4.7 pounds. So it is easy to lift the humidifier and place it whenever you need it.

Vicks V745 Features

  • Automatic shut-off. Vicks V745 automatically turns off when out of the water.
  • Vicks V745 has a medicine cup. It allows you to drop essential oil in the cup and use the humidifier as a diffuser. Great feature.
  • The humidifier has two output settings – low and high. With high, it works for 7-8 hours; with low, up to 12 hours.
  • Soft glow nightlight. However, someone may find it annoying. You can’t turn it off. You can turn the humidifier around or cover the light with a sticker.

Vicks V745 Noise level

Vicks V745 will make some noise as all humidifiers do. On the low setting, it is quiet. You will hear a low boiling noise. You will also hear a boiling noise, but a bit noisier in the high setting. Sometimes it gets a bit talkative, but that’s not happening often. If you are a light sleeper, this unit will not wake you up.

Vicks V745 Performance

Vicks V745 is a warm mist humidifier and can output 0.66 pints per hour. It has a 1-gallon water tank.

It consumes 260 watts of energy, much more than any cool mist humidifier

Check the Honeywell HWM705B review if you want a warm mist humidifier

Vicks V745 Maintenance and upkeep

Vicks V745 requires regular cleaning. It depends on how often you use the humidifier.

Daily you have to refill the tank and empty it if you use the unit.

Every week or 2, you have to do a cleaning. If the tank smells, add a teaspoon of bleach, swish it, and empty it. Next, pour vinegar into the tank, let it sit for some time, and then clean it.

Vicks V745 Summary

Vicks V745 is a great warm mist humidifier. It does the job very well.

It is cheap and quiet, has an auto shut-off feature, and covers up to 250 square feet.

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