Depending on what climate you live in, a good humidifier is almost a necessity. Humidifiers can do wonders for those who suffer from seasonal allergies and dry skin like I do. Keeping the humidifier going at night has become a bedtime ritual. That's why when I went searching for the best humidifier, it had to check all the boxes. We needed a model that was easy to use, reliable, reasonably priced, and not the ugliest thing to look at. After quite a bit of research and testing, I landed on the Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Cool Mist as the best humidifier you can get in 2021.
Design: The 300S is compact, and takes up no more space on your countertop or nightstand than a sheet of notebook paper. The unit only comes in white, but should be neutral enough to blend with almost any decor. The controls are eloqunitly basic and make the unit extremely easy to operate. This humidifier is also whisper quiet at less than 30 decibels, no louder than rustling leaves. Because of the overall design, we often forget it's even there, and that is what you want in an appliance.
Function: The Levoit has a water tank capacity of just over 1.5 gallons, and can hydrate a space up to 500 square feet. This is more than enough for even the largest bedroom or living room in your house. The best feature of the water tank is that it can be filled from the top. Most humidifiers I tested fill from the bottom, meaning you have to flip the tank over to remount it. If you're less-than coordinated like me, this results in little water spills everywhere. We absolutely had to have a top-fill unit, which put the 300S from the 'like' to 'love' category.
Smart: This is one of the only smart humidifiers on the market. Download the app for iOS or Android, and you can control the humidifier from anywhere. It allows you to set operating schedules, adjust mist levels, and sync with Google or Alexa for voice control.
Fragrance: Not only does the 300S do a fantastic job at keeping your space hydrated, it has the added feature of aroma pads. Pour your favorite essential oils over the included pads and the humidifier doubles as an aromatherapy station, filling your rooms with relaxing, fragrant smells.
After several months of daily use, we have absolutely no complaints of Levoit Classic 300S. It's a near perfect humidifier, and we plan to purchase another one for our daughters room. The BPA free plastic means it safe for the kiddos and the added nightlight function should come in handy as well.