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Crane Drop Shape Humidifier Review

Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Crane Drop Shape

Functionality is important with any humidifier, but for some, so is design. The cool mist Crane Drop Shape humidifier does not disappoint in this area, it even made the finals for the International Housewares Design in 2011. It has a unique shape and the reservoir comes in an array of colors to suit all decors. It’s suitable for all rooms up to a size of 250 sq ft, and is incredibly energy efficient.

Review Details

The ultrasonic technology and 360 degree rotational nozzles of the Drop Shape will provide a constant stream of cooling mist that can barely be heard when it’s in operation. The 1 gallon capacity tank couldn’t be easier to use. Simply fill from the faucet, return it to its base and let the unit do all the hard work for you.

To help relieve cold and sore throat symptoms brought on by dry air, this cool mist humidifier will produce up to 2.3 gallons of moisture every 24 hour . The humidification technology used is also perfect for keeping dry and itchy skin conditions at bay.

What We Liked

  • Beautiful Design
    With its unique drop shape, this Crane cool mist humidifier will complement the décor in any room in the home. The tank comes in a number of different colors, and is discreet enough not to be noticed when you have company.
  • Whisper Quiet
    The ultrasonic technology means this unit is perfect for the bedroom; it will not disturb sleep.
  • Straightforward to use
    Operating the Drop Shape couldn’t be easier. Simply fill the tank, put it back in the unit, set it to medium and sit back while you enjoy a perfect level of humidity.
  • Say Goodbye to Winter Skin
    The Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier will eliminate problems due to dry air such as chapped lips, itchy skin and nasal congestion (to name but a few).
  • Energy Efficient
    It’s cheap to run because it uses less energy than the average light bulb.

What We Didn't Like

  • Filterless
    Whilst there is no added expense of replacing filters, there can be a problem with white dust. However, Crane has designed this humidifier to work with their HS-3161 demineralization filter if required.
  • Tank Capacity
    The tank holds 1 gallon of water however, the output is 2.3 gallon/day. This means if you need that amount of output per day, it will have to be refilled more than once.


The Crane Drop Shape has all the features you would expect in this price range, but also comes excellently designed. Considering Crane was a finalist in the International Housewares Design awards with this model, they could have charged more.
For humidification, the focus has been on creating an atmosphere that helps winter skin problems, and it does this with ease. Overall, if you want a unit that’s practical and aesthetically pleasing, this is an excellent buy.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: April 21, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Crane Drop Shape
Dimensions (L x W x H):
9.75 x 9.75 x 14.24 inches
5 lbs
Power Supply:
120 Volts, 60 Hz
32 Watt
Noise level:
37 dB
Coverage Area:
250 square feet
Humidifying performance:
2.3 gallons per day
Tank capacity:
0.9 gallons
Operation time:
11 hours per tank
Speed control:
Cool Mist:
Warm Mist:
Automatic Shut-Off:
Antimicrobial Protection:
Empty Tank Indicator:
1 year
Additional Features:
360 degree rotational nozzle

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