Natural Steam Therapy
With many vaporizers out there, the technology to generate steam is using a ultrasonic plate. However with the Vicks vaporizer I believe that it actually boils the water to create the steam. We have used this for several months now with no problems at all. The vaporsteam solution is very strong and too much will cause discomfort. The unit does not draw too much power. Very happy with the product.
Unit will eventually short circuit and trip your breakers
I bought three of these for $14.95 which is a great price, but two out of the three short circuited. It is scary when a breaker keeps tripping and you don't know what it is. I suspected the vaporizers so I plugged them into power strips to make sure. I am not sure how long I have had them and I don't have any receipts. So for the price they might work for a year or two.
Something gross in the tank
I bought it when my baby was having a cold and I wanted something to ease the stuffy nose , the room humidity level definitely gone up after using ,however I noticed there's some impurities in the tank when I emptied water the next day , I'm using the double strength drops from Vicks so not sure if that's causing it
Strong plastic smell
I bought the vaporiser from chemist. I was hoping that it will help my baby to breathe. She was suffering from cold & flue for some time. It works fine with a strong plastic smell. I was wondering whether I let my child sleep with block nose or let her inhale the plastic smell. Went back to the chemist asking whether I could swap the product. There answer was I should use Vicks with the water. Is that how it works? You replace bad plastic smell with strong Vicks smell? I walked out thinking yeah I lost $60
Pain in the neck
I have been using this to help breath at night for about 2-3 months due to asthma. After my Vaas unit expired I decided to try one on these. Whilst it works ok it can be noisy at times and is an absolute pain in the but to clean. Due to the design of the bowl, it is even difficult to empty the water out daily. The directions advise us to soak the unit in vinegar. Come on guys really. The Vaas unit is much easier to use, clean, is much quieter and costs one third less than the Vicks. If you are after a vaporizer do yourself a favour, walk past this one to the Vaas.
Too scared to buy a third!!
I have purchased two of these in two weeks. The first one worked fine for a couple of nights then I plugged it in and it sparked so I felt the cord and it was HOT. Bought another one and it trip a breaker. We plugged it into another outlet and it was sparking and I’m so disappointed.
I purchased it last week as I was very very sick with pnuemonia and on medication and cough was a nightmare dry and stubborn ... Literally should have been in hospital as it was getting worse after days of medication only.... However I went to pharmacy and purchased the vaporiser as I couldn't sleep for days due to this coughing....i loaded it with the Vick's double strength.... It soothed and moisten my chest after the first night...i coughed up so much phlegm I didn't know was there... used it 4 nights and it loosened my respiratory tract... Coughing eased and all phlegm was coming up nicely.....day 5 I feel so much better...but still will keep going and see the Dr tomorrow to touch base.... However, I think Vick's saved my life....
We bought one when my bub was sick with a cold. It runs almost all night before switching itself off when it’s empty.
It works so well. Bub always sleeps better when he is sick and has the vapouriser on. It is also only warm steam out of the top so can’t burn in case you get too close.
We use with the Vick’s bottle of essential oil and it’s strong and helps clear blocked noses.
Cannot recommend enough! My 4 year old has been battling nasty cold and flu symptoms for a few days, mainly a persistent and terrible cough. The nights are the worst.. I purchased the vaporizer today and am using it with only water due do allergies to ingredients in the vaporizer liquid. My daughter is sleeping soundly for the first time in days thanks to the vaporizer, which means I will be able to as well. Thank you Vick's, from one tired mumma
The worst designed product
I bought it from Terry white and one of the worst designed product in the recent times. The lid can't be opened easily and one has to put a lot of pressure to open it. In this process I hurt myself with scratches and bruises. I had to throw it out and buy another one, medeScan. Even though it is easier to use, I am facing other issues.
We have bought 2 vaporizers and they both cut the power to our house. We are not happy with it and i dont think we will be purchasing another one.
Great for my little one
Have older model. Used with vicks inhalant is really helped my 5mo when he was suffering from bronchiolitis. Put it in his room and he was able to sleep during the night, cough less and releieve congestion
I have brought 2 of your vaporisers the first one blow up, the second one i short circuits the power to my house I have replaced it so now that means I’m on my third vaporiser.
Does what it says!
Bought this to put in my sons room who gets the odd cold. Works well with the aircon and is very safe and easy to use too. I would recommend it.
My husband and I have bought 2 of these and although they work well to relieve symptoms of colds and flu in my child I've had to stop using both as they short out our safety switch when plugged in? I know you said they have a 5 yr warranty but bought 2 now and they are both done the same thing. Plus after reading some of the other reviews on here it sounds like it's either a faulty batch of a faulty design in general. I don't have the receipt for either but could look at past bank statements to find proof of purchase but how do I know this won't keep happening if I get replacements?
Good to use if you want mold spores
The design ensures you can't actually scrub and clean it.. so eventually it will build up with mold. Other than that extreme danger... yes it pumps warm humid steam in to the air.
Two purchased and both have tripped our power
We purchased this and it worked wonderfully but then it started tripping our power. We bought another one and it too has started to trip our power and we have only had this one for maybe a month or a little while longer. Very disappointed. Hopefully Vicks actually does a recall because this clearly is happening to other people who have purchased their product.
Relatively quiet and lasts long through the night
I haven’t had any problems with the jump mentioned in previous reviews. The noise is like white noise which helps bub go to sleep and I find the noise quite soothing and it’s relatively quiet. When maximum water is used it goes for more than 6 hours and it switches off automatically when the water is below a certain level.
Terrible design. Impossible to empty or clean. Holds mold. No switch on unit making It difficult to turn on each time if power in a difficult spot. Don’t waste money!!
Satisfied - Tried and Tested
A great product! Was a little sceptical at first but decided to invest on one as I had a head cold that became a chest infection. With thick mucus and finding hard to breathe, rubbed Vicks on chest, back and nose ( it helped a little) but needed something more. Can't be sleeping of recliner forever, decided to invest on Vicks Vaporiser and it has helped me adjourned from recliner to bed. It has become my best buddy.
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