We've researched the latest portable generators, asked the experts, and sifted through thousands of specs, features and user reviews to find the best humidifiers (opens in new tab) around in 2020. Here's everything you need to know about the Pure Enrichment MistAire XL Humidifier.
Pure Enrichment MistAire XL Humidifier: What is it?
The Pure Enrichment MistAire XL is an affordable cool mist ultrasonic humidifier with a 1-gallon tank, which enables a large room coverage of 500 square foot. It packs a good range of features, such as single and dual mist output, into this package but don’t expect too many high-end features at this price. If you want to find out how the Pure Enrichment MistAire XL compares to other humidfiers on the market, read our round up of the best humidifiers.
Pure Enrichment MistAire XL Humidifier review: Price
With an RRP of $59.99, the MistAire XL comes in at about the mid-range for humidifiers. This is particularly good value for a large room air purifier, larger tank sizes often tip prices towards the higher-end. While a humidistat would be too much to ask at this price range, the MistAire still packs in enough features to make this a good value humidifier. Deals are hard to come by on this model, even at Amazon.com, so it will be worth checking the sales if you’re looking to buy this humidifier at a real bargain price.
Pure Enrichment MistAire XL Humidifier review: Design and features
- Ability to customise the mist output via the variable mist control
- Large tank allows it manage rooms up to 500 sq ft in size
- Comes with the choice of a blue, green or red optional night light
Dimensions (L x W x H): 13 x 10 x 8 inches
Max room size: 500 sq ft
Water tank: 1 gal
One of the handiest features on the MistAire XL is the ability to customise the mist output via the variable mist control, which allows you to adjust the mist output, alongside the ability to choose between single or dual nozzle output. The single, directional nozzle is for use when the unit is up against a wall so you can direct the mist into the room, while the dual nozzle allows greater output when the humidifier is in a more open space.
The large tank not only allows the MistAire to manage rooms up to 500 sq ft in size but provides between 10 and 24 hours of continuous operation, depending on the output settings. This means it doesn’t quite have the power or coverage of the Levoit LV600HH, with its 1.6-gallon tank and 36 hours of continuous use, but it still packs a punch at a lower price point.
If you’re planning on using a humidifier in a bedroom, it’s worth checking its operation won’t keep you awake. The MistAire XL comes with the choice of a blue, green or red optional night light, designed to soothe you to sleep. The near-silent operation is a bonus for light-sleepers.
The MistAire’s auto shut-off is a safety feature that stops the humidifier running when the water level becomes low or the tank is removed, so you can leave it running without having to remember to come back and turn it off.
Pure Enrichment MistAire XL review: User reviews
- Users like the large tank
- Refilling the tank is a bit of a balancing act according to some reviews
User reviews tend to rate the MistAire XL at an average of 4 out of 5, particularly complementing the large tank size. Reviews also confirm the quiet operation claims, with plenty of reviews mentioning that this humidifier is almost silent. Alongside the nightlight, reviewers often mention its suitability as a bedroom humidifier.
Some reviews mention that refilling the tank is a bit of a balancing act and could be an issue for some people, but most haven’t found cleaning it to be too much of a problem. The odd review also mentions some surface water being produced around the unit, but this doesn’t seem to be a common occurrence.
Should you buy the Pure Enrichment MistAire XL?
The Pure Enrichment MistAire XL is a good value humidifier that may not have all the high-end features but has enough to mean it more than pulls its weight amongst mid-range humidifiers. The 1-gallon tank makes it suitable for large rooms and able to run throughout the night without needing a top-up. Combined with quiet operation and a night light option, it’s a good humidifier for anyone looking for a unit that can help them sleep better, without putting a big dent in their wallet.
While not as powerful as the Levoit LV600HH, it’s also not expensive and while the lack of a humidistat may be disappointing, it is a feature you should expect to pay a bit more for.
If it’s the best value humidifier you’re after, see our Honeywell HCM-350 review (opens in new tab), or for a large room humidifier, check out the Levoit LV600HH review (opens in new tab). Alternatively, you can also read the URPOWER Square Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier review (opens in new tab).
Value for money
Honeywell HCM-350 Humidifier
With a few more features and great performance, the Honeywell HCM-350 is a great value-for-money humidifier. It’s a cool-mist humidifier than can treat large rooms, up to 500 square foot in size. This humidifier creates moisture by blowing air through a water-soaked wick, which also has antibacterial properties.
Easy to clean
VicTsing Cool Mist Humidifier
The VicTsing Cool Mist is an affordable humidifier that provides good performance, although the price does mean that there are fewer features. It does come with a 360-degree rotating nozzle that helps to direct mist around the room, while the tank design means it’s easy to refill and a doddle to clean.
URPOWER Square Diffuser
This is a humidifier that really makes an impact in a room. It's designed to also function as a nightlight and with the capability to diffuse essential oils alongside mist, this humidifier helps to create an atmosphere within a room. The light is also dimmable to help aid a restful night’s sleep.