Filter-free (thank GOD!). Every part of it is cleanable, too. The tank opening is wide enough for a smaller hand (like a lady's, not so much a dude's) or at least a bottle cleaning brush to get into. It separates completely from the base (where water drains from the tank into a small pool to be heated), and the water pool will need to be dumped out and wiped once a day to remove scale. The actual heating element drops down from the rest of the machinery housing so that it can also be cleaned; just has to be wiped off to remove scale so it can effectively heat the water to produce mist. All of this takes me less than five minutes, including refilling the tank for the next use, and it is fairly easy. The manual suggests putting the base directly in the top rack of the dishwasher daily, but we don't run ours that often and I find maybe doing that weekly doesn't hurt, but a damp cloth is fine in the meantime.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
- Pineville, NC
It is filter-free. Per the directions it needs to be cleaned EVERY day. They stress that multiple times in the pamphlet. It was a pain to clean. You have to take off the water tank, then the other piece comes apart into 2 pieces. The heating element and inside of the piece that holds the motor needed to be cleaned as well as the base. The directions said the base was top-rack dishwasher safe but I think most people run their dishwashers at night.... which is when I needed the humidifier the most. So, I ended up washing it by hand, which was almost impossible by itself.
It is filter free I use a Natural cleaner & rinse after.