i love the crane designs - they're super cute. as far as function, it works ok, as long as it's cranked up pretty high. the plastic is not super durable - the handle WILL BREAK if you carry it when it's full. The humidifying function of it worked ok - our apartment is extermely dry, so the maximum humidity that was ever reached was just barely 30%, even with the dial turned as far up as it would go. however, it could be because the room we needed it in is fairly large (12 feet by 22 feet). i think in a regular sized bedroom it would work much better. cleaning it was kind of ok - there is not that big of a hole to get in and really clean, so i just used some vinegar and water, swirled it around, and let it sit for an hour or so and hoped that that was enough.