The old saying, "you get what you pay for" is clearly true when it comes to the Crane Pig Humidifier. I just HAD to get this for my new grand baby, the minute I saw it. I researched it, the reviews were good, the price was great and it is just so adorable! Within a month of light to moderate use, it no longer worked. Spend a little more money and get a quality humidifier. Output Volume The output volume was weak and inconsistent. The first week it seemed fine for a small nursery, the 2nd week it seemed to fluctuate somewhat, the 3rd week it was mostly unreliable and by the 4th week it no longer worked. Performance For the time that it worked, it operated like a low end humidifier. It was not "whisper quiet" as advertised. It actually sounded wet and wheezy as if it was trying to spit the water into the air, instead of adding moisture to the air. I had already purchased a new one when it completely stopped working. Ease of Cleaning It was easy to clean. A quick wipe down and refill it. Durability Within one month of fairly light use, the Crane Pig Humidifier was useless. Maybe we just got a defective unit, but I wasn't going to give it a 2nd chance. Design Where the Crane Pig Humidifier is absolutely adorable, it has nothing else going for it. The design is clearly based upon the look, not the performance or quality of the product.