This humidifier has a good output as far how much steam it puts out. It doesn't pour out but slowly eases out. The tank is large and I liked that it looked different than a traditional humidifier. I liked seeing the water. When it took water into the tank you could watch the bubbles come up. It was very quiet and never made a sound at all. You don't even know it is on unless you see steam coming out. The downside of this humidifier is cleaning it. It would have that pink buildup where the tank meets the bottom tray. It was hard to clean it in all of the curves and turns inside the bottom tray. I tried all sorts of cleaning methods but eventually I gave up on trying to keep it clean and got rid of it. If you are willing to spend that extra time cleaning it, it is definitely a good model to have. But I no longer had the need for it and got tired of the clean up. I now use the Vick's humidifier for when I need it. It has the option of adding oils to the tray on top where the steam comes out. If Duracraft would make a model easier to clean that looks like this one, I would switch back. Ease of Cleaning Hard to get all the pink slime out. Design I like the look of it and how quiet it is.