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    Jim received his copy of Consumer Reports today, and the cover story is Humidifiers! If you don't get the magazine, perhaps you can read it on line.

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    I'll be on the lookout for Consumer Reports, Rose! I get it in recorded form and will get it a bit later but it shouldn't be long.

    I had already gone ahead and ordered one based on ratings and reviews at Amazon. The one I got had mixed reviews but was highly regarded for the features I was looking for--with a nightlight, simple to operate and clean, not heavy, quiet.

    The water here is very soft, which should mean less of a cleaning and maintenance problem for the humidifier.

    I just tried it out for a couple of hours and was amazed at how much easier it is to breathe now. My voice isn't so hoarse any more, for the first time in years.

    It looks as if many people use it only at night, and that may work well for me as this place is quite small.

    I'm not sure why the manual says not to put it on a metal surface. It's on a metal surface now because it's not supposed to be on a wood surface (or a towel or mat), and that was the only other option. I'm going to try to find out what the issue is about metal surfaces. It also can't be on the floor.

    But I like its light weight, its ease of filling, and the way the mist flow can be directed. It's just a very fine, somewhat cool cloud of mist.
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    I'm guessing the warning about putting it on metal is to avoid accidental electrocution. No wood, no towel, no mat? What's left? Ceramic tile? If on the floor might be run into and knocked over.

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    I was just wondering about you, Parsi--good to "see" you!

    I called the company (Crane) and asked about the metal. They said they just put that in their instructions to be extra careful and said that it was to prevent possible damage to the metal.

    I decided that a piece of cardboard on top of a metal surface might be OK, and so that's what I'm doing.

    So far, I'm very pleased with the humidifier. This one is simple enough for even me not to goof up too badly.
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