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Crane EE-5303 humidifier

About

The Crane EE-5303 is part of the Humidifier test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Humidifier models like the EE-5303 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

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

Convenience: Convenience is the ease of operating and maintaining a unit.

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

Features

Humidistat Humidistat Humidistat indicates the presence or absence of a digital or analog device to measure relative humidity.
Yes
Programmable Programmable Programmable indicates that a model can be instructed to turn on and off at preset times and at preset humidity settings.
No
Antimicrobial claims Antimicrobial claims Antimicrobial claims indicates a claim of resistance to microbial growth.
Yes
Dual mist Dual mist Dual-mist unit; Output slightly higher, Efficiency lower, in warm-mist mode.
No
Warm mist only Warm mist only Warm mist only model; potential scalding from high steam temperatures.
No
Daily maintenance required Daily maintenance required Daily maintenance is required indicates that a manufacturer specifies cleaning every day.
Yes
Weekly maintenance required Weekly maintenance required Weekly maintenance is required indicates that a manufacturer specifies cleaning or disinfecting weekly
Yes
Need to replace filter or wick Need to replace filter or wick Need to replace filter or wick indicates that a model needs to have an absorbing filter or other medium replaced at regular intervals
No
Need to replace cartridge Need to replace cartridge Need to replace cartridge indicates that a model needs to have a demineralization or an antimicrobial cartridge replaced at regular intervals.
No
Nightlight or glow-in-the-dark Nightlight or glow-in-the-dark Nightlight or glow-in-the-dark indicates that a model illuminates the area around it.
No
Indicator for empty tank Indicator for empty tank Empty tank indicator is a feature that alerts a user when the tank, or reservoir, need to be refilled.
No
Automatic shut-off when empty Automatic shut-off when empty Automatic shut-off when empty indicates that a model will turn off when it runs out of water. With evaporative models, this may occur after the unit runs long enough to dry out the filter
Yes

Specs

Style Style Style is the method used to add moisture to the air.
Ultrasonic
Claimed humidification area Claimed humidification area Claimed humidification area is the manufacturers' intended room size or use area for a unit.
500
Daily output (gal) Daily output The actual measured output of water in gallons per day.
1.7
Claimed maximum run time (hrs.) Claimed maximum run time Claimed maximum run time (hrs.) is the number of hours that the manufacturer states the model will run on the lowest setting.
36
Cord length (in.) Cord length Cord length (in.) the length of the power cord in inches.
60
Claimed wattage Claimed wattage Claimed wattage indcates the power consumption of a model on high setting as claimed by the manufacturer
45