Sunbeam Cool Mist Humidifier, SCM1100-WM
|MSRP : $30|
Sale : $21.44
|Sold & shipped by Walmart|
- Product Description
- Additional Information
Sunbeam Cool Mist Humidifier, SCM1100-WM:
- Fresh mist is dispersed into the air
- The room humidifier provides maximum comfort and a healthy environment
- Triple-layer filter is enhanced with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
- Filter check monitor
- Hassle-free maintenance
- The Sunbeam humidifier is easy to carry and fill
- Model# SCM1100-WM
- Use in any room
- Ideal for all seasons
- 24-hour cycle before tank filling
- Oral compartment for adding aromatherapy tablets.
It was time to replace my bedroom humidifier that was over 15 years old and no one made the wick filters to fit it any longer. Living in the Midwest just 4 miles from Lake Michigan the winters can get very snowy, cold and dry. I have had sinus problems almost all my life and have to have a good working humidifier in my bedroom and also the house. I had reservations about this Sunbeam Cool Mist since the price was so low but am sure glad I took the chance! This little baby puts out over 3/4 of a tank a day now in October on the low setting, I believe the tank is 1 gallon. One feature it has that I didn't realize at the time of purchase is a small wheel type dial under the speed control setting that allows you to "dial" in the month your in. I'm still not sure if that is for water flow or just a "gadget" that may or may not change the way it works but have it set now on "Oct" and its working great. There are 2 speed setting on this unit and it uses a oval type wick filter (see which I purchased below). This makes all the difference in the world to me when I sleep and especially when I wake up, no more sinus pain :)! Do yourself a favor and order some extra filters at the same time you order your humidifier, the filters I ordered where from here at Walmart item - Sunbeam SF212PDQT2-WM Humidifier Filter, 2pk and be set for the entire season. Oh and by the way they do sell some type of "scent tablet" that you can put in the humidifier I guess for aroma therapy if you are so inclined, I just put a $1 twist open room freshener on top of the unit and it works great that way lol.
I bought this item at a Walmart store I have been using the humidifier for 4 weeks. It does not release a mist at all. I know that the filter is supposed to turn orange/ish when is time to change it. However, this morning I woke up with a bloody nose so decided to check the filter. To my surprise I saw black mold. I am attaching a picture. Do not buy this item. I will be trying to return this.
Small, Quiet, Awkward, Time-Waster
Although this humidifier is quiet, it had to have a smaller motor and fan blades to achieve quietness. That's the reason one gallon of water will last 24 hours. It does not achieve the same level of humidity as the older, larger Sunbeam humidifier we have in the bedroom. So far, the fan doesn't rattle like the other old one it replaced. The handles are formed into the translucent tank, making it awkward to handle. A handle on top might have worked better--like the older, larger units. The fill cap is large and difficult to seat properly to screw it back on the tank. The instructions have information about some kind of tablet to put into a cage on the bottom of the fill cap, but that information was not in the description of the unit on Walmart's website. The box included no tablet sample. I think the tablets have to be ordered directly from Sunbeam. Finally, the instructions call for completely emptying and cleaning this unit daily, a time-consuming chore I would reserve for my enemies if I had some.
A Product switch
I have 3 Holmes HM1701 Humidifiers that I like farely well, except for major cleaning. The Sunbeam uses the same filter so I purchased it since Holmes discontinued making their product. The fan speeds are slower on the Sunbeam and therefore less noisy. I run the Holmes units on slow speed and the Sunbeam on high. The water output is about equal doing that. The Sunbeam has a poorly designed hand-hold on the water tank and requires two hands to place it on the base. The Holmes has a great handle and is a one hand operation. Have not taken the Sunbeam completely apart to clean, so I cannot comment on how difficult that is. The Holmes unit is built more substantially, and easier to move around. More care is needed to move the Sunbeam but it does the job. I run the units continuously in the winter to keep my place at 45% to 50% humidity, turning off one or two of them as required. Please note, that Sunbeam can revise these comments if they choose, per their Terms and Conditions agreement.
I have owned a lot of humdifiers and so far this model has been excellent. I feel these type of units are the way to go. Low cost - easy to clean - filters easy to find - discard when the unit gets filthy at the end of a couple seasons. Easy to clean beigng number 1. I ran it on 1 and water lasted 24 hrs. I like that water gets cycled through quickly. Filling water is a snap and easier than cleaning. Plastic container is softer than traditional models but its not a problem for me. Time will tell. I feel whilet running on setting 1, the unit is quiter than others I have owned and much quiter than the small Honeywell I just got on a deal, almost a twin to the Sunbeam. Instructions say remove water if not using for a couple of days and I believe this is good advice. All these units require attention and cleaning but this unit excels in simplicity of design to make these chores easier.
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