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Crane Penguin EE-865
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Summary: This Crane Tabletop was very good in overall performance, and is intended to humidify areas up to 500 square feet. It uses ultrasonic technology to produce moisture. This model is shaped like a penguin.
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Type: Tabletop humidifiers
About - Crane Penguin EE-865

The Crane Penguin EE-865 is part of the humidifier test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, humidifier models like the Penguin EE-865 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Output is based on the number of gallons emitted daily per square foot of the recommended humidification area.

Convenience is the ease of operating and maintaining a unit.

Noise is based on the sound level, in decibels, at the unit’s highest operating setting.
About This Brand

Crane has brought an element of design to humidifiers. Offered in a rainbow of colors and playful shapes, they can be found at baby, home goods, and mass-market retailers. Prices range from $40 to $100.

Features & Specs - Crane Penguin EE-865
info Claimed humidification area 250
info Humidistat No
info Programmable No
info Antimicrobial claims No
info Antimicrobial effectiveness No
info Full tank weight (lbs.) 10.5
info Style Ultrasonic
info Dual mist No
info Warm mist only No
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User Reviews - Crane Penguin EE-865
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HARD to clean
Can't Clean Out The Mold
Best Uses
We loved it except that it grew mold on the bottom inside and we couldn't clean it out.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Old version Great - New Version is Junk
cute design
Visible Tank
Dies quickly
Short Distance Moisture
Best Uses
Arid Locations
Sinus Allergy
Consumer Reports needs to do an updated review on Humidifiers. <br />The Crane Penguin was (emphasizing WAS) a great humidifier. <br /><br />We had one several years ago, it worked great for several years... age (and constant use) took its toll, so we bought the same one (so we thought) <br /><br />Note a design (and obviously decline in quality) change.. <br />--if you buy the model with the on off switch in the back- that was the previous model (that worked) <br />-- if you buy the new version (with out the power on off switch on the back you have the new junk model)<br /><br />Within a few months ours has been yelling, sputtering, and having a complete fit. <br />-- no doubt the motor has given up. <br /><br />We live in Colorado, so very dry here, we have a whole house humidifier, but need just a little more moisture in our bedroom when we sleep <br /><br />The design of the penguin (besides being darn cute) -- the body is easy to fill, has a great capacity, and you can see how much is left. <br />The downsides, as the moisture leaves the beak it does take a quick dip downward, so you do need this closer to you when you use it, otherwise effects will not be noticed. The base does hold water, and can get scale or retain deposits which are rather nasty -- so you will need to clean that up (& or try using distilled water) <br /><br />Consumer Reports.. PLEASE do an update on your ratings!!!! -- this is NOT the same product you have reviewed highly.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Works just as I hoped it would
Change Direction Of Mist
Easy to clean
Best Uses
Used in a baby's bedroom. The ability to turn the Penguin's head in different directions is great to ensure the mist flows where I want it. No issues with white mist, though I do use very clean city water. I have another dehu (Not the Crane Pengiun) which is terrible to clean - lots of nooks and crannies to make it look cool, but makes it all crusty and moldy inside. This Crane Pengiun has nothing like that - open spaces within the unit that are easy to clean.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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