Before testing the review unit from Dyson, I’ve tried a few humidifiers bought on Amazon and all of them cost less than $60. The Dyson AM10 humidifier costs almost 10 times the price of an average humidifier.
Why is it so expensive? We’are going to figure out in the review.
Unboxing & Assembly
Design & Features
The Dyson AM10 humidifier has a very similar design to Dyson bladeless fans such as the Dyson AM06 that we reviewed last year. This is understandable because the humidifier features the same Air Multiplier technology to distribute air throughout your room. Consequently, we will still have a simple and sleek product that is safe for kids and easy to clean.
The first advantage of the AM10 is that it combines a bladeless fan and a humidifier in the same product. So, you can use it as a fan in the summer when the weather is hot and wet, and turn on the humidifier mode when it gets dry in your house. The only drawback is that the AM10 doesn’t have oscillation feature, so the airflow will be projected in a fixed direction only.
The AM10 comes with a nice little remote control, here you can find some essential buttons like the power button, switch to change between humidifier and fan modes, airflow settings, humidity settings, sleep timer and automatic mode. The remote can be magnetically attached to the top of the loop. A great improvement of the humidifier is that you still can use the humidifier without the remote. You can press the power button on the front to turn it on, then press and hold the button to adjust humidity setting. However, you won’t be able to change the air speed (set to 5 by default) or use the sleep timer and fan mode.
The most important selling point of the AM10 is the Ultraviolet Cleanse technology. When you turn on the humidifier, you will have to wait a few minutes for the water treatment procedure to complete. During the process, your tap water will pass over a UV-C emitter to kill 99.9% of bacteria. The purified water will then be vibrated at an ultrasonic frequency to produce a fine mist which will be drawn to the loop and dispersed into the air.
I just hate that the product requires regular cleaning to ensure that it operates efficiently, especially when you use hard water (according to Dyson). Basically, you will have a weekly and monthly cleaning procedure. The weekly cleaning is a simple one as you’ll just need to clean the exterior. The monthly cleaning procedure is more complicated because you will need to wipe the loop more thoroughly and clean the water tank with the citric acid solution. Notice that you shouldn’t use other cleaning chemicals as well as air fresheners, aroma oils or scented oils.
I use the Dyson AM10 right in the cold winter when I have to turn on my heater all day. The air inside my apartment was extremely dry and my previous humidifier didn’t really solve the problem because the moist air couldn’t circulate effectively. You can temporarily fix it by adding a fan but this will make things more complicated because it requires more space and you will have to adjust multiple devices to find the right moisture and temperature.
After using the AM10, I immediately feel the difference. By turning on the recommended auto mode, the humidifier will automatically create a comfortable environment based on the current air temperature and humidity level. I no longer have to touch the humidifier after enabling this mode. Of course, you still can adjust the humidity level manually from 30% to 70%. A full water tank can last up to 18 hours.
The fan of the AM10 is quite silent but when you turn on the humidifier mode, you might hear the sound of dripping water.
My whole family agrees that the Dyson AM10 is much better than cheap humidifiers we used earlier. Now we don’t have to worry about dry/cracked skin, throat pain or respiratory problems like asthma and sinusitis. It’s been a while I couldn’t breathe such a natural, clean and moist air in the middle of a winter.
- Clean and add moisture to the air
- Great auto mode
- Can be used as a bladeless fan
- Sleek design
- High price
- Routine maintenance required
- Not really silent
With the expensive price tag of $500, the Dyson AM10 is obviously not the humidifier for everyone. However, I highly recommend the product as it is one of a few humidifiers that can provide a clean moist air for your room. If you have newborn babies or someone in your family have allergy, this is absolutely a must-have machine.
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