Vornado Element A Steam Humidifier

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The Vornado Element A steam humidifier covers rooms up to 1,000 square feet in size and lets you choose between cool, warm or hot mist. The Element features quiet, filterless operation and easy-to-use digital controls. Authorized Vornado dealer. See our expert rating & reviews.

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Vornado has developed a safe new twist on steam with the Element A steam humidifier—this humidifier brings air, steam and aromatherapy together. The Element A steam humidifier allows you to choose from three humidity experiences: powerful, yet safe, heated steam, satisfying warm steam and a cool steam mode. Vornado’s cool steam changes the nature of steam humidification as it uses room temperature air to cool and distribute steam vapor in spaces up to 1,000 square feet in size. The Element A steam humidifier creates steam from boiling water, treating it effectively for water-borne bacteria, pathogens and algae, delivering safe, sanitized steam vapor in under a minute. The Vornado Element A does not require the expense of wicks, filters or UV bulbs, just simple, regular maintenance to ensure your humidifier remains clean and doesn't distribute unhealthy microbes into the air that your family breathes. The Vornado Element A steam humidifier is backed by a 5-year warranty.

  • Wants the option of cool, warm or hot mist
  • Prefers a high-quality humidifier at an reasonable price
  • Does not want the hassle of needing to change a filter
  • Desires a near-silent humidifier for their bedroom or living space
  • Enjoys clean, contemporary design that will blend into any environment

  • Humidifies spaces up to 1,000 square feet in size
  • 1-gallon water tank capacity
  • 4-gallon maximum output per day
  • Easy-to-fill, SimpleTank™ system
  • Soft, touch-button controls
  • Choose from cool, warm or hot steam settings
  • Indicator lights for cool (purple), warm (pink) or hot (red) steam settings
  • Humidity level setting from 30% to 70% in 5% increments
  • Power On/Off and Control Lock to prevent little fingers from modifying your desired settings
  • Auto Mode controls the humidity level, fan speed and heat element for automatic operation
  • Automatically dims the control panel display based on the amount of light in the room
  • 12-hour operational timer
  • 6-foot power cord
  • Automatic shut-off
  • Removable aromatherapy scent cup (essential oils not included)
  • Manufacturer's 5-year warranty
To protect against the growth of mold, mildew and other microorganisms, empty the water tank immediately after each use. If water is left in the tank for longer than 8 hours, thoroughly clean and disinfect the unit. The frequency in which your humidifier will need to be cleaned will vary depending on use, water hardness and outside environmental factors.

Before cleaning, first turn the humidifier off and unplug it from the electrical outlet. To clean the exterior of the humidifier, wipe it down with a soft cloth. Do not submerge the power head in water. Clean the grill with a soft cloth or with a can of compressed air.

To disassemble the humidifier:
  • First, remove the water tank
  • Next, remove the water tank support rod by pulling the rod outward
  • Then remove the power head by turning it counterclockwise to release it from the base and remove the magnetic base cover and all silicone parts
  • Clean the base and silicone parts with warm water and a mild detergent, then rinse and dry
  • Reassemble the humidifier
To remove mineral build-up:
  • Turn the humidifier off and unplug it from the wall outlet. Disassemble the humidifier per the instructions above.
  • Once cooled, remove the silicone parts (heat element cover, reservoir and boil chamber) and clean them with warm water and a mild detergent. You may also use undiluted white vinegar for cleaning these parts.
  • Wipe off the heat element with a wet cloth. If needed, you can soak the heat element in 12 oz. of white vinegar for 20-30 minutes and scrub it with a soft brush or a soft cloth to remove mineral deposits. Rinse the heat element with warm water until you cannot detect any vinegar odor.
  • Let the humidifier dry completely before storing. Do not store it with any water inside of the water tank, base or around the heat element.
1. Room Coverage
2. Level of Quietness
3. Filter Life & Cost of Replacement Cartridges
4. Amount of Maintenance Required
5. Anti-bacterial Features
6. Ease of Filling
7. Ease of Operation and Filter Replacement
8. Quality of Construction
9. Humidistat to select desired humidity level & hygrometer to display the actual humidity in the room
10. Frequency of Filling
11. Value for Price
The Vornado Element A steam humidifier offers simple water tank filling, easy maintenance and a choice between cool, warm and hot mist. This humidifier will effectively humidify spaces up to 1,000 square feet in size, covering large areas in your home or business. With a 1-gallon water tank, this steam humidifier has an output up to four times its holding capacity: 4-gallons per day, making this an excellent choice of humidifier for even the driest of environments.


  • Humidifies large rooms up to 1,000 square feet in size
  • Moisture output of up to 4 gallons per day
  • Easy-to-read, LCD control panel with soft-touch buttons
  • Quiet operation—it will not be a disturbance in your home or office
  • Easy maintenance requirements with no filters to change or purchase
  • Attractive design will work in any environment
  • SimpleTank™ is easy to carry, fill and clean


The Vornado Element A steam humidifier provides powerful, whole-room humidification in spaces up to 1,000 sq. ft. in size. The Element A features a SimpleTank™ system with a single, clear, 1-gallon water tank that is easy to carry, fill and clean. The clear tank makes it simple for users to see how much water is in the tank, but the Element A steam humidifier also features an auto shut-off function when the water tank runs dry. The Vornado Element A steam humidifier disperses cool, warm and hot mist to ensure a natural, comfortable and safe living environment, giving you peace of mind whether you experience dry skin or have the cold or flu. We recommend using the cool mist setting for general humidification, while using the warm or hot mist settings for those times when you're feeling under the weather. Easy maintenance means very little down time and a humidifier that is designed to last many years. Vornado offers a manufacturer's 5-year warranty.

Vornado Element A Steam Humidifier


Vornado Element A Steam Humidifier

Technical Specifications of Vornado Element A Steam Humidifier

  Vornado Element A Steam Humidifier
Room Coverage
Room Coverage 1,000 sq. ft.
Tank Capacity
Tank Capacity 1 gallon
Humidification Performance
Humidification Performance 4 gallons per day
Auto Shut-Off
Auto Shut-Off Yes
Power Supply (Volt, Hertz, Watts)
Power Supply (Volt, Hertz, Watts) 120V, 60Hz, 9 watts
Adjustable humidity control
Adjustable humidity control Yes
Recommended cleaning period (unit in use)
Recommended cleaning period (unit in use) Monthly or as needed
Type of humidifier
Type of humidifier Steam; cool, warm or hot mist
Color White
Weight 4.66 lbs.
Dimensions 12.34"w x 5.99"d x 13.68"h
Warranty 5 years

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