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Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer

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Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer Works Great!

If you have read any of my other VIcks products reviews, you'd know how much I absolutely love Vicks! When I was young my Mom and Grandmother always rubbed Vicks on my chest when...Read complete review

If you have read any of my other VIcks products reviews, you'd know how much I absolutely love Vicks! When I was young my Mom and Grandmother always rubbed Vicks on my chest when I was sick or had a slight cold- they always told me that VIcks would make me feel better! They would even rub it on my chest after a warm shower after coming inside from playing on a Snow day. It was more than just a cold medicine- it wicked away my stuffy or runny nose and soothed me to sleep. I bought the Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer when I got my first apartment. I was our first winter in our first apartment and we had very dry heat. So my Mom had mentioned to check out the Vaporizers and humidifiers. So I went to the store and when I saw the Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer I grabbed it and basically ran to the register. I didn't need time to think about which one I wanted- I knew! I have used one ever since, and recently me and my Fiancé had a baby and she loves it just as much as we do! My favorite thing about it is that you can buy this oil to pour into a shallow cup on top of the Vaporizer, and it distributes the scent of Vicks throughout the room, so not only are you getting the warm steam, but your also getting the effects of Vicks Vapo Rub! But if you'd rather not have the scent of Vicks, you don't have to add the oil, so you could just have the warm steam. This Vaporizer does it's job. It takes the dryness right out of the air and it sooths you to sleep, just like when you were a little kid! It has a green light on it so you know when it's on, it also has a fill line so you don't add too much water. My whole family love the Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer, I hope you do!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a bad vaporizer for the price

My husband and I moved to Colorado last year. One thing we were not expecting was how terribly dry it is here. The first month we were here, everything was chapped and dry:...Read complete review

My husband and I moved to Colorado last year. One thing we were not expecting was how terribly dry it is here. The first month we were here, everything was chapped and dry: our lips, skin, hands, etc. We had this vaporizer already and ran it every night for quite awhile until we eventually adjusted. While it did a decent job, I think a full on humidifier would have been more effective. However, I can't complain about this vaporizer. It is easy to fill, fairly easy to clean (I like how you can just remove the top and hold it under the bathtub facuet), and very quiet. It holds one and a half gallons of water and doesn't go through it very fast. I know these vaporizers are very conveniently priced. Another plus to this model is that you can include Vicks vaporub (or some other vapor medicine) if you are using it because of a cold or other sickness. The only con I would see to this vaporizer is that it blows very hot steam, so if a little one came in contact he could get burned.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer Works Great!

By 

from Worcester, MA

Comments about Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer:

If you have read any of my other VIcks products reviews, you'd know how much I absolutely love Vicks! When I was young my Mom and Grandmother always rubbed Vicks on my chest when I was sick or had a slight cold- they always told me that VIcks would make me feel better! They would even rub it on my chest after a warm shower after coming inside from playing on a Snow day. It was more than just a cold medicine- it wicked away my stuffy or runny nose and soothed me to sleep. I bought the Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer when I got my first apartment. I was our first winter in our first apartment and we had very dry heat. So my Mom had mentioned to check out the Vaporizers and humidifiers. So I went to the store and when I saw the Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer I grabbed it and basically ran to the register. I didn't need time to think about which one I wanted- I knew! I have used one ever since, and recently me and my Fiancé had a baby and she loves it just as much as we do! My favorite thing about it is that you can buy this oil to pour into a shallow cup on top of the Vaporizer, and it distributes the scent of Vicks throughout the room, so not only are you getting the warm steam, but your also getting the effects of Vicks Vapo Rub! But if you'd rather not have the scent of Vicks, you don't have to add the oil, so you could just have the warm steam. This Vaporizer does it's job. It takes the dryness right out of the air and it sooths you to sleep, just like when you were a little kid! It has a green light on it so you know when it's on, it also has a fill line so you don't add too much water. My whole family love the Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer, I hope you do!

 
3.0

Doesn't last for very long.

By 

from USA

Comments about Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer:

I bought this vaporizer when I was pregnant because I kept getting sick. It worked very well for the couple months that I used it. Gave off a lot of vapors and always helped me sleep better. But this winter when my son got sick and I pulled it out to use it it wouldn't turn on. I tried everything to get it to work and couldn't find anything wrong with it. It warmed up but wouldn't get as hot as it normally would and the water never vaporized. I had it less than a year and had to throw it out. When I buy a new one i will be trying a differant one. It was one of the cheaper ones which is probably why it didn't last is long but I was hoping it would last longer than that. I guess you get what you pay for. I love the vicks mixture that you pour in the top though. It was very soothing and the bottle lasts a long time. I still have over half of it left and will be looking for a vaporizer that I can still use it in.

 
4.0

Vicks Vaporizer Helps to Get A good Nights Sleep

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from Webster Springs, WV

Comments about Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer:

We moved to a new area and had to remove water the from air in summer with a dehumidifier. Now that autumn is here, we have to add vapor to the air. It warms the air, making it easier to breath and helps with bloody noses from dry air. We have noticed that the quality of the indoor air is so much better. It even helps us to sleep better because we don't have that dry air. I love adding Vicks vapor oil to the resavour for the added benefit of scent and healing. I love to smell Vicks vapor rub. It is a nice clean crisp scent.

The machine is easy to fill with water and runs all night.

It does seem to require a towel under it to keep from ruining wood tables. I wish it has a bit higher legs on it. I don't want to ruin my furniture. We use an individual vaporizer in each bed room and one in the living room along with a clean air machine.

It has a night light added so it is easy to avoid the warm steam. I like the warm steam because it does not cool the room down when temperatures get cold.

My husband uses a BIPAP machine and it tends to dry his nose and throat out. The Vicks warm vaporizer gives him so much relief, making it easier to fall and stay asleep.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not convinced it works

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from Shermans Dale, PA

Comments about Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer:

We've owned a vicks vaporizer throughout almost all of our children's lives now. We have six children so somebody always seems to have a cold or be congested in some way. We use the vaprorizer when our babies are sick. However, I'm still not really convinced that it works! We fill it up and run it all night long while they sleep, but in the morning there's not that much water gone! Maybe that's how it's supposed to work? I do like that you can add the liquid vicks to it and I'm sure that at least helps clear their noses out and things. It just doesn't seem to blow out enough steam. Maybe we just have a dud! Overall I'd say you could try it, but I can't say I'd truly recommend it. There may be other brands or models out there that would do a better job. This is a fairly cheap product so I suppose I shouldn't expect too much out of it. We will continue to try it when our children have bad colds.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I have one of these and its still working after many years

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from Lithia Springs, GA

Comments about Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer:

This device does what it is supposed to do, make steam and add the vicks vapor rub to the tub so you also get that medicinal quality to the air along with the steam. Mom used to rub that greasy stuff on my chest when I was sick, I so much more prefer the methods employed here where the vapor rub is put into this device, you fill it with water and wa-la, vapor steam. I have always found this the way to go for congestion and cold. The plastic gallon sized reserve is large enough to allow for this puppy to run all night, and who wants to get up at 3 o'clock in the morning to refill water when you or a family member are sick? This vaporizer is designed for years many years of service.

 
5.0

Works well!

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from Whitsett, NC

Comments about Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer:

My oldest daughter (who is 3) was waking up mornings with a nose bleed. A friend recommended we look into a humidifier. We found the Vicks Vaporizer which also came with Vicks packets to put in the vaporizer. She has not had a nosebleed since we started using the vaporizer. It is extremely quiet and works well.

We have not used the Vicks packets yet, but that is one of the reasons we purchased this product. We felt it could be used as an everyday humidifier or when someone gets sick.

 
5.0

Ahhh...humidity

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from Medina, OH

Comments about Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer:

My old vaporizer just stopped working after 15 years. I shopped around for a new vaporizer and found this Vick's model to be sufficient for my needs. It is easy to fill and set up. It fills my room with humidity in about 30 minutes. Since I only use this in my bedroom I shut the door and let it run through the night at least 10 hours at a time. It still has plenty of water left in the unit in the morning so no worry of it shutting off. It does have an auto shut off if the water runs low in the unit. If you have a cold it has a medicine cup and also a place to put medicine "pads" which are sold separately, and it comes included with two so you can try it out. Very little noise.

 
5.0

The best vaporizer!

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from Silver City, NM

Comments about Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer:

The Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer adds warm steam mist to the air for up to 24 hours. It works great for adding moisture to the air during the winter when the air gets dry from the central heat. I like to add a little bit of apple cider vinegar to the water whenever anyone in the house is getting a cough, etc. This vaporizer is the best one I have ever used. It is easy to fill and easy to empty and wipe out after use. The price was lower than most of the other brands, while having the style and features that I wanted. This vaporizer has been a great investment overall!

 
3.0

decent vaporizer

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from Batesville, IN

Comments about Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer:

This is a good vaporizer to have lying around but not the top of the line. It does it's just okay but has a few problems. First off the lid doesn't always sit on the top as securely as it should which can make it vibrate a little. On top of that it is a bit noisy and that can be a distraction when you use it at night time which is typically when you use it. I also think it would be good to have some sort of controls to automatically stop if the water disappears and to be able to control the flow of the steam. It is nice that you can buy several different varieties of vicks products to place on the top and help out whatever ailments you have.

 
1.0

Awful - Don't buy

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from USA

Comments about Vicks 1.5 Gallon Warm Steam Vaporizer:

Don't buy this! The locking system is not designed properly, so when you think it's locked, it's not (unless you call customer service and ask why it's leading). This is so common to this model, when you call customer service, they'll tell you exactly how to lock it. It's not as easy as you think.

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