COOL MIST VS WARM STEAM – WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU?

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Is a cool mist humidifier really a better option than a steam vaporiser?  What’s the difference?

I spent quite a lot of time searching various websites trying to find the difference between the cool mist and steam vaporizers and kept finding websites telling me there was no difference and they were both effective options to help put moisture into the air which will help my children breath when they have stuffy noses and colds.

So I gave away my trusty Vicks Vaporiser and invested in a stylish Cool Mist humidifier.  After using it a few times (in my children’s rooms and also my own) I found myself frustrated that it didn’t seem to be helping with breathing or clearing the nose.  I felt as though I had to place my nose right next to the mist for it to be effective.  However everything I read was telling me they were both the same!  So I kept researching….

I have since found the following difference between the two different types of humidifiers:

COOL MIST HUMIDIFIER

HOT STEAM HUMIDIFIER / VAPORISER

  • Uses ultrasonic or evaporative methods
  • Produce steam by boiling water
  • Cool mist is atomised water producing droplets that go into the air
  • Steam is a gas and blends with the surrounding air
  • Low / no heat
  •  Produces heat
  • Can be a safer alternative as opposed to boiling water and steam
  • Recommended by more health authorities as steam is more theraputic and safer
  • Low heat can cause bacteria to develop
  • Boiling water kills bacteria
  • Should be used with distilled water
  • Can be used with tap water
  • Water droplets quickly fall to the ground
  • Steam stays in the air longer
  • Cannot be used with menthol inhalants
  • Can be used with inhalants

So I finally reinvested in a new hot steam vaporiser which I love!  I hadn’t seen the TAAV VaporPRO Vaporizer before but I must say I prefer it to my old one.  The unit has a 4 Litre capacity which lasts well over the night, you cannot remove the lid making it more secure and it is Australian Made! It’s available from most major chemist and pharmacy stores.

Here is a short video I made showing the VaporPro Vaporizer which I am now using FULL STEAM AHEAD!

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Kate loves gadgets! So she is always on the lookout for the next baby gadget. She is passionate about breastfeeding and being a full-time working mum she loves finding products that make life easier - especially life on the go. Kate is a mum of two with another on the way.


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