The Sweet Home features reviews of some of the best humidifiers of 2015, offering the Honeywell HCM-350 as its top choice. Sunpentown’s SU-9210 receives honors as runner-up, while the Sunpentown SPT SU-4010 Ultrasonic receives the best rating for larger spaces.
Honeywell’s HCM-350 receives high praise for its performance, functionality and ease of cleaning. The machine makes use of evaporative technology that cuts down on excessive moisture generation and keeps the unit clean. The HCM-350 is also designed for easy cleaning, with few crevices to catch particles. The device offers a leakproof water reservoir that can be cleaned in the dishwasher. The unit is recommended for midrange spaces such as larger bedrooms or medium-size living rooms.
Sunpentown’s SU-9210 performs comparably to the Honeywell unit, but the device is more expensive. Reviewers also comment on the machine’s beeping buttons and its multipart reservoir that has the potential to leak. The device does offer useful features, such as a humidistat for measuring humidity levels, and reviewers note its strong performance in medium-size rooms.
For larger spaces, the Sunpentown SPT SU-4010 Ultrasonic receives high marks. The unit is extremely quiet and capable of generating humidity comparable to far more expensive units. Reviewers comment on the machine’s ability to over-humidify a room as well as its difficult-to-clean interior reservoir.