The Vornado brand has a long, rich history of working with fans that dates all the way back to the 1930s when a combination of the words “vortex” and “tornado” first yielded the amalgam “vornado.”  A collaborative effort between innovators Ralph K. Odor and Richard Ten Eyck in 1945 yielded the first Vornadofan, which set a new standard for the fan industry.

To this day, the Vornado brand still dominates the fan industry with their cutting-edge designs, but they’ve also branched out to produce other home appliances like air purifiers and humidifiers. We’ll be exploring the best Vornado humidifiers to discover all of the features that make them so great.

  • Cool mist, evaporative humidifier
  • Covers up to 1000 sq. ft.
  • 4-gallon tank capacity
  • Automatic humidity control with built-in humidistat
  • Vortex-assisted humidity control
  • 5-year warranty

  • Cool mist, ultrasonic humidifier
  • Covers up to 600 sq. ft.
  • 1-gallon tank capacity
  • Automatic humidity control with built-in humidistat
  • Mineral cartridge lessens mineral build-up
  • 5-year warranty

  • Warm and cool mist, ultrasonic humidifier
  • Covers up to 900 sq. ft.
  • 2-gallon tank capacity
  • Automatic humidity control with built-in humidistat
  • Mineral cartridge lessens mineral build-up
  • 5-year warranty

  • Cool mist, evaporative humidifier
  • Covers up to 600 sq. ft.
  • 1-gallon tank capacity
  • Automatic humidity control with built-in humidistat
  • Vortex-assisted humidity distribution
  • 5-year warranty

  • Cool mist, evaporative humidifier
  • Covers up to 300 sq. ft.
  • 1-gallon tank capacity
  • Automatic humidity control with built-in humidistat
  • Top-fill tank
  • 5-year warranty

  • Cool mist, evaporative humidifier
  • Covers up to 750 sq. ft.
  • 1-gallon tank capacity
  • Automatic humidity control with built-in humidistat
  • Top-fill tank
  • 5-year warranty


The Evap40 from Vornado is a powerhouse of a humidifier. Flanked on two sides by two 2-gallon water tanks, the Evap40 is capable of covering huge spaces up to 1000 sq. ft. in size. With its built-in humidistat, the Evap40 evaporative humidifier automatically adjusts humidity output based on the humidity level you desire.

Evap40 is exceptionally large, weighing in at 9 lbs, and will be pretty noticeable in your living room. Since it’s an evaporative humidifier, its wick filter will need to be replaced regularly, and some have complained about replacement filters being very hard to find.

All things considered, though, with Vornado’s signature Vortex Action you can expect the Evap40 to be a robust, well-rounded humidifier that can effectively distribute humidity evenly throughout your home with Vornado’s signature Vortex Action.

Pros

  • Large room coverage and tank capacity
  • No white dust
  • No risk of over-humidifying
  • Not too loud
  • Automatic humidity control with built-in humidistat
  • Easy to use, fill, and clean

Cons

  • Large and bulky
  • Slightly expensive
  • Replacement filters are hard to find
  • Need to replace filters regularly
  • No automatic shut off

The Vornado Ultra3 is a sleek ultrasonic humidifier equipped with a 1-gallon tank that cover 600 sq. ft. of space. It also employs Vornado’s signature Vortex Action, which is essentially a fan that helps distribute the mist evenly throughout the room.

Considering its room coverage and tank size, the Ultra3 is pricey compared to other more affordable humidifiers that can do the same job. In addition to this flaw, the Ultra3 produces white dust (as is the case with most ultrasonic humidifiers) despite its included mineral cartridge. Users have also complained of the Ultra 3 being difficult to clean and maintain.

Ultra3 is a good choice for anyone who prefers ultrasonic humidifiers over evaporative humidifiers. Although the mineral cartridge cannot really prevent white dust, it does help prevent mineral buildup within the humidifier itself. It’s quiet, sleek, and offers convenient automatic humidity control.

Pros

  • Large room coverage and tank capacity
  • Vortex Action distributes humidity evenly throughout room
  • Sleek, discreet design
  • Mineral cartridge reduces mineral buildup

Cons

  • Slightly expensive
  • Produces white dust
  • No automatic shut off
  • Difficult to clean

If the Ultra3 seems perfect but doesn’t meet your room coverage needs, then you might want to take a good look at the Vornado Ultra1. It’s bigger, has a larger room coverage of up to 900 sq. ft., and has dual mist functionality.

The entire unit has a very premium look and feel to it, but it also has a premium price tag to match. This is surprising because there have been an alarming number of complaints about the Ultra1’s warm mist function that apparently doesn’t get warm at all. In addition, the Ultra1 also produces white dust and doesn’t come with an automatic shut off function.

Despite these flaws, the Ultra1 is undeniably a powerful, high-performance humidifier that can take care of your dry air problems all-year round. With Vornado’s signature Vortex Action, you can be sure that every corner of your home is humidified the right way.

Pros

  • Large room coverage and tank capacity
  • Automatic humidity control with built-in humidistat
  • Vortex Action distributes humidity evenly throughout room
  • Sleek, premium design
  • Mineral cartridge help reduce mineral build-up inside humidifier
  • Releases both warm and cool mist

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Warm mist isn’t very warm
  • Produces white dust
  • No automatic shut off

The Evap2 from Vornado is another high-performance humidifier capable of covering up to 600 sq. ft. of space. Equipped with a large 1-gallon tank, the Evap2 has a built-in humidistat that allows you to set your desired humidity so that the humidifier can automatically adjust its mist output.

One of the biggest problems with the Evap2 is that it’s loud, but this is a common problem with evaporative humidifiers in general. It is also on the more expensive side, and long-term costs are further increased by the wick filters that need to be replaced regularly. Overall, though, the Evap2 is a pretty robust and easy-to-use evaporative humidifier for its price point.

Pros

  • Large room coverage and tank capacity
  • No white dust
  • No risk of over-humidifying
  • Automatic humidity control with built-in humidistat
  • Vortex Action distributes humidity evenly throughout room
  • Sleek, premium design

Cons

  • Loud
  • Slightly expensive
  • Need to replace wick filter regularly


The EV100 is one of Vornado’s newer humidifier models that boasts a 1-gallon tank and the capability to cover medium areas up to 300 sq. ft. in size. With a bold white color, the EV100 gives off a modern vibe that sets it apart from the older Vornado models.

Unfortunately, the EV100 is priced a little higher than we’d like–especially considering its room coverage–but it’s definitely more affordable than all the other humidifiers in this list. Several users have complained about the EV100’s low humidity output and a serious leaking issue that seems to stem from unit design flaws.

Nevertheless, the EV100 is a modern-looking humidifier that can efficiently humidify small to medium-sized rooms. Although a little more expensive than other humidifiers of its calibre, the EV100 is worth every penny.

Pros

  • More affordable compared to other models
  • Medium room coverage
  • Large tank capacity
  • Top-fill tank is easy to fill
  • Easy to check water level
  • Vortex Action distributes humidity evenly throughout room
  • No white dust

Cons

  • Room coverage is small for its price
  • Leaking issues
  • Need to replace wick filters regularly
  • Humidity output leaves more to be desired

If you’re looking for a humidifier that will help you cut down on long-term electricity costs, then the Vornado EVDC300 might just be what you need. It employs an Energy Smart DC motor that uses up to 90% less energy compared to other evaporative humidifiers. It can cover up to 750 sq. ft. of space with an impressive 3-gallon daily humidity output.

Unfortunately, some have complained that the EVDC300 has leaking problems. The filters also need to be replaced regularly, and it doesn’t help that the replacement filters are so hard to acquire. All things considered, however, the EVDC300 remains an attractive, energy efficient option. With its Vortex Action and automatic humidity control, you can be sure that you get the right humidity to combat your allergies when and where you need it.

Pros

  • No white dust
  • Automatic humidity control with built-in humidistat
  • Highly energy efficient
  • Automatic shut off

Cons

  • Leaking issues
  • Need to replace wick filter regularly
  • Replacement filters are hard to find

Comparison Chart

FeaturesVornado Evap40Vornado EVDC300Vornado Ultra1Vornado Evap2Vornado EV100Vornado Ultra3
Type of HumidificationEvaporativeEvaporativeUltrasonicEvaporativeEvaporativeUtrasonic
Type of MistCoolCoolCool/WarmCoolCoolCool
Room Coverage1,000 sq/ft750 sq/ft900 sq/ft600 sq/ft300 sq/ft600 sq/ft
Tank Capacity4 Gallons1 Gallon2 Gallons1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon
Auto-ShutoffXXX
Weight10.35 lbs6.9 lbs13 lbs7.15 lbs5.3 lbs7.1 lbs
Dimensions10.5 X 19.5 X 13.57.8 X 13.2 X 12.29.8 X 18.4 X 10.811.4 X 21.3 X 16.113 X 8 X 12.39.7 X 9 X 15.8
Warranty5-Year5-Year5-Year5-Year5-Year5-Year
Price$$$$$$$$$$$$

Final Thoughts

Vornado humidifiers are designed to reach every corner of your room or home using Vornado’s signature Vortex Action. If we had to pick our favorite, it would definitely have to be the Evap40. It may not look as sleek as the other Vornado humidifiers, but what it lacks in aesthetics, it certainly makes up for in performance.

The Evap40 efficiently humidifies areas up to 1000 sq. ft. in size, which is impressive considering its price point. Aside from being powerful, it’s also easy to use thanks to its automatic humidity control feature.

We can also confidently recommend the EVDC300 for its affordability was well as its Energy Smart DC motor. Otherwise, The Ultra2 is great for those who want lower maintenance due to mineral buildup, the The Evap2 is great for for better humidity control, the EV100 tackles small rooms more efficiently, and the Ultra3 offers a sleek design that’s sure to blend in to any modern home.

However, no matter which humidifier you pick, we know that Vornado’s commitment to affordable and effective products will help keep your home humid and comfortable.

Further Reading

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