Best-Rated Humidifiers

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Most Satisfied Customers | Kogan

Aussies have rated Kogan as the top pick in Canstar Blue’s latest humidifier ratings, with five-star reviews in overall satisfaction and quietness.

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How we rate humidifiers

Our review compares humidifiers on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which humidifier they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 403 Australians for their feedback on the humidifier(s) they have purchased and used in the last three years.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their humidifier brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a humidifier brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Value for money: the cost was reasonable for the quality and performance of the humidifier.
  • Ease of use: the humidifier was easy to set up and simple to use.
  • Features & functionality: the humidifier features useful settings and functions (i.e. timers, sensors, a humidistat, etc.).
  • Performance: the humidifier performs as intended (provides normal humidity levels in the air) considering the frequency of use, without malfunctioning or breaking down.
  • Quietness: the humidifier has a silent operation, or operates at a volume that isn’t disturbing.
  • Design: the humidifier has a functional design, making it easy to use and store, and is aesthetically pleasing.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
  • Kogan
  • Philips
  • Anko (Kmart)
  • Dyson
  • Breville

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Best humidifier brands in Australia

    1. Kogan
    2. Philips
    3. Anko (Kmart)
    4. Dyson
    5. Breville

Not sure which humidifier to buy? Check out our buying guide below.

1. Kogan

Kogan Humidifier

Ratings result

Kogan received five stars for quietness and overall satisfaction and four star ratings for value for money, ease of use, features & functionality, performance and design.

Editor’s notes

Kogan is known for its budget friendly appliances, and its humidifiers are no different. Kogan offers a couple of humidifier models that range in price from $30 to around $60 with a number of features available to suit different needs. Some of the features include multiple mist settings, multiple hour timers, quiet sleep mode and tank capacities between 1.5L and 2.8L. Some other impressive features included in the more expensive model include smart connectivity via the app so you can set your humidifier from a different room.

2. Philips

Philips Humidifier

Ratings result

Philips received five stars for ease of use, features & functionality, performance, quietness and design and a four star rating for overall satisfaction and value for money.

Editor’s notes

For over 130 years Philips has delivered technology in both the medical world and the appliance world. The brand has a number of appliances available including sound & vision, personal care, lighting, household products and more. Philips offers two models of humidifier ranging in price from $250 to $300, with features including multiple humidity settings to suit your home, NanoCloud evaporative technology that spreads 99% less bacteria and automatic sensing technology to adjust humidity levels.

3. Anko (Kmart)

Kmart Humidifier

Ratings result

Kmart’s brand Anko received a five star rating for ease of use, four stars for value for money, performance, quietness and overall satisfaction as well as three stars for features & functionality and design.

Editor’s notes

Kmart offers two different humidifiers: the Anko Humidifier and Ultrasonic Humidifier, and one large dehumidifier. The two humidifiers feature a three-mist setting, a 12-hour timer function, and can service rooms up to 15m². The Ultrasonic model goes a step further to provide an automatic off button, and a night light function and can be used with essential oils for aromatherapy. The Ultrasonic model also features a general 5.6L capacity and an ultra-modern design.

4. Dyson

Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool Formaldehyde Purifying Fan

Ratings result

Dyson received five star ratings for value for money, ease of use, features & functionality, performance and design. It also received four stars for overall satisfaction and quietness.

Editor’s notes

The Dyson Humidifier has been discontinued but the brand does have two ‘purifying humidifier fans’ which act as a humidifier and an air purifier: the Dyson Purifier Humidify + Cool Formaldehyde and the Dyson Purifier Humidify + Cool Autoreact. These both claim to hygienically humidify, cool, and improve the air quality by removing up to 99.9% of bacteria in water before releasing it and by using a HEPA-approved filter to trap gas, allergens, bacteria, and smoke. Both appliances also have a deep self-cleaning function to reduce mineral build-up and are even able to report air pollution levels in real-time on an LCD screen. The Dyson Purifier Humidify + Cool Formaldehyde goes one step further and claims to be able to detect and destroy formaldehyde on household items, which is really handy, as formaldehyde can cause allergy-like symptoms such as irritated eyes, nose, and throat as well as wheezing, coughing fits and even chest pains.

5. Breville

Breville Easy Mist Humidifier

Ratings result

Breville received four star ratings for ease of use and performance and three star ratings across all other categories including overall satisfaction, value for money, features & functionality, quietness and design.

Editor’s notes

There are three humidifiers available in the Breville range: the Smart Mist Top Connect, the Smart Mist Humidifier, and the Easy Mist Humidifier – all approved by the Sensitive Choice program, which means they get the tick of approval for allergy and asthma sufferers. All models can cater to both small and large rooms, and are designed to add moisture and purify the air. Across the range you can find features such as an ion generator to attract particles out of the air, up to seven different misting levels, a water purifying cartridge to prevent mould build-up, aromatherapy capabilities, and a cool and warm mist. In addition, the Smart Mist Top Connect and the Smart Mist Humidifier have voice and app control capabilities which can be accessed via Amazon Alexa or Google Home, so you can prep your humidifier before you even open the front door.

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Humidifier buying guide

What does a humidifier do?

A humidifier is a device that helps to maintain moisture in a room or in the entire home. Three main types of humidifiers are available in Australia, including evaporative cool-mist humidifiers, ultrasonic cool-mist humidifiers, and warm mist humidifiers.

Humidifier vs dehumidifier

A dehumidifier does the opposite of a humidifier – it removes excess moisture in your home. Both can improve air quality, as well as assist with chest congestion and asthma. However, if your home is too humid, opt for a dehumidifier as it can help reduce mould and mildew build-up.

How much do humidifiers cost?

In Australia, most humidifiers cost between $80 and $300, increasing in price with the additional range it covers. While most humidifiers max out at the $300 mark, models from premium brands like Dyson cost upwards of $799.

Benefits of a humidifier

Humidifiers have come a long way since they first hit the market, becoming quieter, as well as easier to use and maintain. Benefits of using a humidifier include:

  • Relief from colds, asthma, and allergy symptoms
  • Reduction in static electricity in the air, so you don’t get a static shock when you sit on the couch
  • Help to soothe dry or itchy skin
  • Snoring partner? Helps ease the intensity of the snoring sound
  • Heat retention inside the home with moist air, which can also reduce electricity costs from heating
  • Protection for wooden floors, furniture, and musical instruments which prevents them from cracking.

Features to consider when buying a humidifier

There are a number of areas to consider before purchasing, with the main factors influencing a humidifier including:

  • Low noise levels – generally humidifiers sit under 45dB, which is as quiet as a human whisper
  • Safety features to reduce mould and bacteria build-up
  • Design for easy maintenance without hard-to-reach areas that you’d struggle cleaning
  • Digital controls and user-friendliness (easy to understand temperature dials and timer settings)
  • Easy-to-refill tank and carry tank
  • Convenient features such as auto shut-off when water is emptied (with evaporative cool-mist models you want them to continue running to help the filter dry out, reducing the chance of bacteria growth).

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About our consumer experts


Kate King: Home & Lifestyle Content Producer

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate King. Kate holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries from QUT majoring in Journalism and Media and Communications, and has written for a number of publications over the past five years.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s humidifier ratings:

  • 2022: Breville

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