Swizz Fred Humidifiers

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Swizz Style Fred - Red


Swizz Fred Humidifiers

The Swizz Fred Humidifier is a stylish, modern humidifier that has had a highly successful debut in Europe. The Fred is now ready to conquer the U.S. market! When the weather turns cooler and we start heating our homes, the relative humidity inside out homes drops and the air dries out. We, our plants, our furniture and other household items suffer from the dry environment. To counteract this, the Fred lets off steam to keep us comfortable and control indoor humidity. To humidify the air, the Teflon-coated plate heats up water to generate clean steam which is free of minerals, germs, and bacteria.

The Fred Humidifier, created by designer Matti Walker of Switzerland, adds function to modern contemporary style. This humidifier is available in silver and red. The Fred stands solidly on 3 legs. It will balance the sharp edges of your home decor with its round, stylish appearance. These European humidifiers help return to our homes or office the balance our modern lifestyle often ignores. These are not your typical, generic appliances. These humidifiers are quiet and chic, perfect for modern home or office decor. The Fred humidifier was a finalist for the 2008 Housewares Design Award in Chicago.

Swizz Fred Technical Specifications
  • Main Voltage: 110-120 V
  • Power Consumption: 150 W (Eco), 300 W (Normal)
  • Weight: 6.6 pounds
  • Size Dimensions: 14.3" x 10.5" x 14.3"
  • Area Coverage: Rooms up to 400 square feet
  • Humidity Output: 1 gallon per day (Eco), 2 gallons per day (Normal)
Swizz Fred Features
  • Hot, clean steam technology (no germs or minerals)
  • Silent operation
  • Auto shut-off when water reservoir is empty
  • Two power settings--Eco and Normal
  • 3 chromed feet with metal plate
  • Ideal for use at home and the office

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Customer Q & A

Q1: How do you clean it? Gets crusty and the little ball is side is all crusty. Do you put anything in the water?

A: Yes, you can either buy a descaler like EZCal, which even though it's made by Air-O-Swiss, it will work in any humidifier. Or, you can check out the cleaning tips listed at the bottom this page for a simple solution you can mix up to clean your humidifier. http://www.achooallergy.com/humidifier-maintenance-guide-checklist.asp I also use a Fred at home, and use either EZCal or that vinegar/water mix. The way I clean it though is fill the tank, tighten the lid and shake it up, turn it on for just a couple minutes, just enough for the water to heat, then let it sit. Then maybe half an hour later, I turn it on again for a few minutes, let it sit, then rinse everything out. A small brush can also help, an old toothbrush even, to clear away any scale. Hope that helps!

Q2: How big is the tank? What happens to the minerals in the water?

A: The tank capacity is 3.6L 0.95 Gal. With boiler style humidifiers like this that lack adsorption/mineral pads, the mineral content remains in the humidifier. You can remove any scale build-up with a descaling agent like EZ-Cal or a homemade solution of vinegar and water.

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Swizz Style Fred Humidifier Reviews
Swizz Fred Humidifier

The Swizz Fred Humidifier is a sleek air humidifier that invades your home with its smooth design. The Fred kind of looks like a spaceship that has landed on three solidly built tripod legs. The boiled steam from this air humidifier is hot and clean - free of germs and bacteria. The vapor is released into the air, but it will not change the ambient temperature of the room. Fred is a friendly companion ready to help you and your home furnishings during the dry air seasons. The Fred is available in two colors: red and spaceship silver.

What I like about the Swizz Fred

The design of the Fred is definitely a conversation starter. The design is unique and hardly looks like the more clinical humidifiers you commonly see available. This humidifier also has a small footprint and will fit into any room very conveniently.

The Swizz Fred operates virtually silently. There are no moving parts or fans that generate noise.

This humidifier is very easy to use with simple controls and very straightforward design.

What I do not like about the Swizz Fred

The Swizz Fred does have a few chinks in the armor. The water reservoir has a smaller capacity and the process to refill the unit takes two steps.

There are no additional germicidal protection features aside from the water being boiled to create steam.

Lastly, this model lacks any sort of humidistat or hygrometer, so there is no way to tell what the relative humidity is in the room.

In summary, the Swizz Fred is the ultimate in style for a humidifier. There is a European feel to the design that grabs people's attention.

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Additional Resources

Swizz Fred Humidifier User Manual (PDF)
Compare Humidifiers
Humidifier Buying Guide
Humidifiers FAQ
Benefits of Home Humidification
Using a Humidifier


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Swizz Style Fred - Red (Item#: FH0002) (Discontinued)

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