Why Cool Mist Humidifier Benefits are the Coolest

Before you buy a humidifier, the main thing you have to choose is whether you want a cool mist humidifier or a warm mist humidifier.

Warm mist humidifiers boil the water and create steam. The steam is then sprayed in the atmosphere of the room to improve the amount of moisture in the air.

Cool mist humidifiers are of two types: evaporative humidifiers and ultrasonic humidifiers.

1. Evaporative Humidifiers:

The evaporative humidifier has a fan that pulls warm air from the room evaporates the water held inside the wick. As the water evaporates and carried away, the air inside the room becomes more humid.

2. Ultrasonic Humidifiers:

Instead of using fans the ultrasonic humidifiers uses high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations to evaporate water that notably makes them quieter.

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-Comfort:

One of the important reasons why you should get a humidifier is the comfort and health benefits they provide you and your family. With the improvement of humidity in the room there are fewer chances of asthma and allergic reactions and also it provides comfort to anyone with a cold.

The increase of humidity can keep the inside of your nasal passages well moisturized and helps you heal faster and also improves sinus health. It also helps forbidding snoring and provides a quality sleep for you and your family.

-Safety:

A cool mist humidifier is chosen preferably than a warm mist humidifier due to safety reasons. Since a warm mist humidifier heats water to create steam there may be some chances that children or pets burn themselves on the unit. Due to the same reason, a cool mist humidifier should be kept in the room.

-Cost:

Again the same reason, a warm mist humidifier uses boiled water to create steam and for heating water, it uses more energy, whereas, a cool mist humidifier only uses a fan. If you are thinking of having your humidifier on for a large portion of the day or thinking of buying more than one humidifier for the home then the extra cost can be a problem. Buying a cool water humidifier can be an affordable option for the time.

-The Area Covered:

Cool mist humidifier is able to escalate their effects over a much wider area, while on the other hand, warm mist humidifiers are able to have a more concentrated effect close to the humidifier with less effect on the areas away from it. Due to this reason, always try to have a warm mist humidifier for small rooms and for large rooms a cool mist humidifier is best suited.

Conclusion

If we conclude which one is the best, although a warm mist humidifier has its own benefits still it loses to the cool mist humidifier in the important areas of safety, price and area covered.

So if you are looking to improve the comfort and health benefits for you and your family we would recommend you to get a cool mist humidifier.

5 Reasons why I recommend pressure cookers over slow cookers

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When talking about cookers for most people there’s an obvious first choice and that’s a slow cooker a choice that has often irked me. Why not a pressure cooker? I have been using one for a long time and love it but I am sure lots of you still have questions and doubts. So today I am going to take some time out and share with you the 5 reasons I always recommend pressure cookers over slow cookers.

Perfect for unplanned meals

Like the name suggests slow cookers are actually slow comparatively. So if you’ve got a party at let’s say 9 you’ve got to  get started by 5-6 to get things done on time whereas with the latter you could wait until 7-8 pm and yet end up with a tender and juicy steak or stew.

But it comes down to your work style. Like getting things done early? Sure get slow cooker but if you’d rather wait or are lazy and disorganized a pressure cooker works best.

Efficient at high altitudes

At heights water tends to have a lower boiling point which means cooking of beans, lentils etc. in slow cookers is going to be slower and inefficient as compared to a pressure cooker.

Apart from that most slow cookers prep food at increased temperatures and while it’s assumed safe it’s not ideal when you need your stew or soup to be cooked at low heat.

Takes up less space

Cramped for room on the kitchen counter? Well then a slow cooker is a big no.  Not only because of its bigger dimensions but also because a slow cooker generally can only be used for one task and that’s slow cooking.

While on the other hand a pressure cooker is smaller and also allows you to sauté or brown ingredients in case the recipe calls for it once they are cooked.

Ideal for vegetarian foods

Love beans or veggies? Then note that a slow cooker only tends to make them soggy and soft and neither do they taste the same especially the beans. Comparatively the pressure cooker does a far better job in lesser time and keeps the beans from splitting and once it’s ready you can further crisp it up and add a few more flavors by putting on the grill or stir frying it.

Helps with cooking variety

One of the best things about these cookers is their unmatched ability to make and store soups and stews. Yes a slow cooker does an efficient job but what sets a this cooker apart is its ability to act as a container i.e. store food which in turn increases shelf life, a process often referred to as canning.

This is especially useful for restaurants offering soups and soup lovers alike. An investment worth the price tag.

Have your say on this in the comments section below and let us know what’s worked best for you.