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Vicks V1200 Personal Steam Inhaler Review

Overall Rating:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler

The name Vicks needs no introduction, they have been world leaders in the treatment of respiratory problems for many years and their personal steam inhaler certainly doesn’t disappoint in this area. This model has been designed so it’s completely portable; it can be used anywhere in the home, office or when travelling. The most discerning feature is the patented plastic contoured cradle that’s designed to fit the face.

Review Details

The Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler is fitted with an easy to fill base which will boil the water, producing a soothing steam that rises up the hood. It can then be inhaled to help clear congestion, and restore much needed moisture to the lungs.

With its compact design, it can be taken anywhere. It also comes with dual voltage so it will work anywhere in the world. It’s compatible with many Vicks vaporizing products and can be used with the Kaz aromatic pads which produce soothing eucalyptus and menthol vapors.

For anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies, is vulnerable to catching colds or suffers from asthma, the Vicks V1200 Personal Steam Inhaler is perfect and very affordable.

What We Liked

  • Patented Vicks Design
    This Personal Steam Inhaler is equipped with both a contoured cradle and base that are unique to Vicks. The way the water is heated and turned into steam works incredibly efficiently. It delivers a vapor that’s proven to help all types of respiratory problems
  • Portable
    Fitted with dual electronic controls, this unit can be used anywhere in the world. It has been designed so it can easily be packed away and is lightweight.
  • Delivers Fast Results
    Used in conjunction with recommended Kaz aromatic pads, a short 5 to 15 minute burst of steam will help ease congestion and help moisture reach the lungs and clear the throat.
  • Adjustable Controls
    This Personal Steam Inhaler has adjustable controls so you can set the level of steam required.

What We Didn't Like

  • Expensive medicated Pads
    The medicated pads recommended for use with this personal inhaler can be a bit pricey. However, you’re not limited to certain brands.
  • Level of Steam
    This unit is pretty powerful and on the first few uses can produce more steam than required. If the instruction manual is followed correctly, this should not be an issue.


The Vicks personal steam inhaler is one of the best on the market, and is incredibly affordable. It’s well designed with a comfortable cradle for the face and doesn’t take long to produce steam. For people that suffer from various respiratory problems, this unit is the perfect temporary solution. It’s easily packed away and transported, making it one of the most portable units of its kind on the market.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: April 21, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler
Dimensions (L x W x H):
10 x 8 x 11 inches
1.1 lbs
Power Supply:
120 Volts
Speed control:
Cool Mist:
Warm Mist:
Automatic Shut-Off:
Antimicrobial Protection:
Empty Tank Indicator:
1 year

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