The Crane Germ Defense EE-8065 humidifier is an ultrasonic humidifier designed to provide your home with large quantities of mist that has been cleaned to help you get fresh and hygienic mist in the air. This model presents built-in, anti-microbial technology that helps prevent viruses, bacteria and mold from growing in its water tank and, ultimately, being spewed into the air of your home. It also has the ability to produce large quantities of mist, which can provide some relief from cold, flu and allergy symptoms.
Since the EE-8065 is an ultrasonic humidifier, it operates by using high-frequency vibrations to convert water into a fine mist. It can convert 2.5 gallons of water into mist every 24 hours and efficiently humidifies rooms up to 500 square feet.
The Crane Germ Defense EE-8065 has an almost silent operation. Its barely noticeable hum allows you to sleep peacefully at night, even if you use it right next to your bed, and this quiet operation makes the Crane EE-8065 a good humidifier for a baby.
This humidifier runs without refilling for an impressive 72 hours, far longer than most humidifiers, so you will not run out of water in the middle of the night. When it eventually does run out of water, it has an automatic shut-off feature that turns the machine off. This important automatic safety feature prevents overheating and the potential risk of fire, and prolongs the life of the humidifier.
The EE-8065 is available with either digital or manual controls; this review focuses on the manual model. While the digital version comes with a timer and the basic unit does not, the manual unit is easier to operate. The digital model has no memory, and you have to reset every function every time you use it. Unless the timer is important to you, choosing the manual model saves you lots of time and frustration.
The EE-8065 model offers three output settings so you can operate it as a cool-mist humidifier or warm-mist humidifier. If you have children, always use the safer cool-mist humidification mode. Warm mist can burn a child if they get too close, and the heated water is a scalding hazard if the unit is tipped.
The EE-8065 humidifier offers additional safety by helping prevent the spread of unwanted bacteria, viruses and mold. The manufacturer embeds antimicrobial silver particles in the tank to help fill your home with a more sanitized mist than you would get from humidifiers without this technology.
When ultrasonic humidifiers, like the EE-8065, convert water with high calcium and magnesium content into mist, they often disperse a fine white dust that coats the furniture in your home. Filters are optional with this unit, and you could save money by avoiding them.
However, if your tap water has a high mineral content, you should use the separately sold demineralization filter cartridge to save your family from breathing white dust and save yourself the aggravation of cleaning it up as part of your housework routine. When using any ultrasonic humidifier, you can also help reduce the white dust problem by using distilled or filtered water.
The design of this humidifier???s nozzle allows you to rotate it a full 360 degrees to control the direction of the moisturized mist. Since this unit does not have a clear water tank, you have to rely on the red indicator light to tell you when the water is low. The red indicator light is very bright, and it flashes and makes a clicking noise for several minutes before turning the unit off.
The Crane Germ Defense EE-8065 includes a one-year warranty. The company website has a toll-free telephone number. A live-chat service is also available for general assistance and for getting quick answers to your questions.
The Crane Germ Defense EE-8065 is a sleek humidifier that offers a high-mist, germ-reducing and almost silent moisture output. Add these to its impressive operating time, automatic shut-off and antimicrobial features, and it may be worth overlooking such shortcomings as the lack of a timer. If you have allergies, suffer from dry skin or are prone to colds and the flu, this humidifier may serve you well.