If you hadn’t noticed, over the past few months we’ve been reviewing other consumer products that aren’t always 100% techie. We decided to make some room for a broader array of consumer goods because even geeks use these things and we thought it would be great to incorporate them. The Levoit LV600HH is one of these new review additions and we’re going to see how it fares in our hands. As a family with five kids, we use humidifiers and diffusers on a daily basis and the Levoit LV600HH is a decent choice best suited for smaller rooms. Read on for the full review of the Levoit LV600HH.
The Levoit LV600HH has the following features and specifications:
- Warm and cool mist function
- Humidifier and diffuser functions
- 6-liter capacity
- LED display
- Touch controls
- Remote control
- Easy clean
What’s In The Box
- Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier
- Remote Control
- Two aroma Pads
- Cleaning Brush
- User Manual
As with most any humidifier, the Levoit LV600HH is made from sturdy plastics some of which is meant to mimic aluminum. The main tank is a nice clear plastic and should remain so with proper cleaning and the use of distilled water. The rest of the unit is white plastic and is fairly well built of high-quality plastics. On the top, you’ll find the opening where the mist flows from. This is directionally adjustable in two ways, which means there are two spouts that can be turned in different directions giving you better coverage of the room you’re using this in.
On the front, you’ll find what looks like a real technology filled touch display. Many companies take to designing products to look sort of techie when they’re actually very simple. While the front looks intimidating it’s nothing more than your basic controls for the humidifier.
The LED display, On/Off button, mist level button, humidity level button, timer, warm mist button and AUTO button. The display itself gives you information at a glance like relative humidity, cool mist humidity, timer, low-water indicator, high-temp indicator and humidity function. The included (very small and probably going to get lost) remote mirrors the core functions of the unit and can be used from across the room to control the unit. Along the left side, you’ll find the aroma tray which houses a cotton pad that can be soaked with essential oils turning the humidifier into a diffuser as well.
Overall the design is pretty basic for humidifiers. Levoit is looking to tech things up with a more techie looking front control section and if that’s your thing then this has it down pat.
Ease of Use
If you’ve used any humidifier before you’ll be up and running in minutes. Simply add water to the tank and seat into the base, fire up the Levoit LV600HH and you’re off to the races. There are 3 cool-mist settings for you to choose from along with a humidity level setting. The humidity level setting allows you to tell the LV600HH to bring the room to a certain humidity and then shut off. That is a great feature if you’re looking to keep a room at a certain level.
The timer can be set from 1 to 12 hours and is helpful if you might be away or just want the machine to run for a short time. The warm-mist function heats the flow of water creating a warm-mist programmable at three levels. The AUTO feature is supposed to scan the surrounding environment and choose what it thinks is the best option for you.
Overall the machine isn’t hard to use, even those who’ve never used a humidifier should acclimate to this quickly.
This humidifier is probably best suited to smaller rooms like a small bedroom. It seemed to struggle in our master bedroom to perform as we would have liked it too but it did much better in the smaller bedrooms. That doesn’t mean it didn’t perform well, I just think it’s best suited to smaller bedrooms and not expansive ones. The aroma tray was the one feature I was excited to try out, as we use a diffuser in our room every night.
I have to say that you’re better off using a dedicated diffuser for essential oils than wasting your oil on this method. While you can tell the aroma was there for the first few minutes of operation, it quickly dissipated and didn’t function like a real diffuser would. You could probably soak the pad with dozens of drops but if you use essential oils you know the oils aren’t cheap. In a regular diffuser, it takes 5-8 drops to work properly, anything more and you’re wasting money. I wouldn’t buy the Levoit LV600HH if you’re seeking a good diffuser method.
With an MSRP of $89.99USD, the Levoit LV600HH is a pretty standardly priced for a humidifier, although I would have liked to see the price set a bit lower to $79.99USD for added value.
I think this is a decent cool-mist/warm-mist humidifier that could probably be sold for $10USD less. I don’t think the diffuser is worth the price of admission and you should steer clear if you’re looking for a good diffuser method.
* We were sent a sample of the Levoit LV600HH for the purposes of this review.
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