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Elechomes UC5501 Humidifier Review

Derek Hales

Written By: Derek Hales

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Today’s featured post is about something a little different — the Elechomes ultrasonic humidifier.

Versatile, Medium-Sized Humdifier


Elechomes Air Humidifier

The Elechomes humidifier is a medium-sized unit that can increase the humidity of up to 750 sf. It has a remote control and detects real-time air humidity with simple, easy-to-read digital displays. Check Price

We’ve done in-depth guides into the world of air purifiers, their relevance in the home, and best models on the market.

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But what about air humidifiers?

Air humidifiers can serve an equally important function in the home, adding moisture back into the air and preventing dryness and irritation of the skin, nose, ears, and throat.

This can be especially beneficial in winter when heaters are generally running all the time, which is one of the biggest culprits of uncomfortable dryness in air.

Elechomes Humidifier Design

The deign of the Elechomes UC5501 humidifier is intuitive and straight-forward. It has a sleek, black body style with a clear water tank at the back of the unit.

Elechomes ultrasonic humidifier
Elechomes ultrasonic humidifier

Controls are located on the front, marked with white icons. There are controls for the following features:

  • On / off: turns the unit on or off
  • Timer: allows you to set a timer for up to 12 hours
  • Sleep: enables a sleep mode where all lights on the unit are dimmed
  • Max / Min: adjusts the amount of mist released (3 levels)
  • Humidity: adjusts the amount of humidity released into the room (in 5% increments)
  • Heating: adjustable heating levels when running warm mist cycles

There is a remote control as well which makes it easy to control the unit directly or from the opposite side of the room.

Remote control for the Elechomes ultrasonic humidifier
Remote control for the Elechomes ultrasonic humidifier

The remote has the same controls as the ones on the unit itself.

Top Features

Here is a list of some of the top features offered with the Elechomes UC5501 ultrasonic air humidifier:

  • Warm or cool mist
  • 360 degree adjustable output
  • Adjustable mist levels (low, medium, high)
  • Adjustable humidity levels (in 5% increments)
  • Digital read out display of current humidity levels
  • Remote control
  • Sleep mode
  • Compatible with use of essential oils (MUST use the diffuser tray, do not put in the water)
  • Auto shut-off
  • 6L tank capacity
  • Up to 750 sf. coverage
  • Up to 40 hours of continued use (per tank)

Air Output

This air humidifier can treat the air in rooms up to 750 sf. and with a full tank, it can run for up to 40 hours.

Readings on the Elechomes air humidifier
Readings on the Elechomes air humidifier

The output nozzle can spin 360 degrees and has two points of air output. You can rotate the nozzle until you achieve the air direction you’re looking for.

This humidifier has the option of warm mist or cool mist.

Warm mist can be distributed at a rate of 550 ml / hour, while cool mist can be output at a rate of 300 mL / hour.

Sleep Mode

Sleep mode is a feature that dims all of the lights on this unit as well as the digital-read display. It also limits the sound output to somewhere around 32-34 dB.

Real-Time Readings

The Elechomes humidifier has the ability to detect real-time air humidity levels and show them on the digital LED display on the front of the unit.

Elechomes humidifier overview
Elechomes humidifier overview

While it can’t automatically adjust moisture output based on current levels, it does make it easier to know when to make simple adjustments and when your settings are spot on.

How big is the Elechomes humidifier?

The Elechomes UC5501 humidifier is a medium-sized unit and would fit comfortably on most tabletops or on the floor. We have it here sitting on a bamboo sofa table (see our review of the table here)

Size of the Elechomes humidifier
Size of the Elechomes humidifier

Exact dimensions for this humidifier are:

  • Length: 11.6″ long
  • Width: 7.7″ wide
  • Height: 11″ tall

This humidifier weighs 5.07 pounds (before water is added).

What parts come with the Elechomes humidifier?

There are no fancy accessories that come with this air humidifier. It’s as simple as “what you see is what you get”.

Here is what is included:

  • 6L water tank
  • Humidifier base
  • Fan power
  • Remote control
Elechomes air humidifier disassembled
Elechomes air humidifier disassembled

Is the Elechomes Humdifier compatible with essential oils?

The answer is yes.

This humidifier comes with an “aroma box” that has a little pad where you can add essential oils. You do NOT add oils directly to the water in the tank, as this can damage the humidifier and cause it to leak.

Essential oil "aroma pad" on the Elechomes humidifier
Essential oil “aroma pad” on the Elechomes humidifier

RELATED – Looking for another air humidifier also compatible with essential oils? Don’t forget to check out our full review of the Levoit Cool Mist Humidifier.

Elechomes Performance

We ran a simple in-home test of the Elechomes humidifier, and found that this humidifier did a solid job of adding humidity back into the air. We tested this unit in a large room on the first floor of the Modern Castle home.

Variable air output on nozzle of Elechomes air humidifier
Variable air output on nozzle of Elechomes air humidifier

It was easy to add water to the tank, adjust settings, and change air output direction. The water in the tank also lasted a considerable amount of time.

Due to the size of the room, it did take a good while to notably increase humidify.

However, given that we’re in the middle of the Phoenix summer that was to be expected. Once it was able to increase humidify it was able to maintain the increased levels.

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As a safety precaution, the Elechomes humidifier has an auto shut-off when the tank is removed or empties.

Is the Elechomes a good value?

Based on the features listed above, product quality, and overall performance, I would say that the Elechomes humidifier is a good value.

It is not the cheapest humidifier out there, but it has a much sleeker look than many other models and is incredibly easy to use.

The remote control is a nice bonus and increased the overall usability of this humidifier.

To Sum It Up

In summary, if you’re in the market for a solid air humidifier, the Elechomes UC5501 is certainly a model to consider.

I would recommend the Elechomes if you’re looking for the following in an air humidifier.

  • Want simple controls: The Elechomes unit is easy to use and the white icon controls provide high contrast against the all black body. In addition, the LED readings in bright blue really pop against the black screen as well.
  • Want a remote control: If you want to be able to control your humidifier from your bed, your desk, or just anywhere across the room, the Elechomes UC5501 model could a good option for you.
  • Want a large tank capacity: This humidifier can hold up to 6 liters of water in the tank. For comparison, the similarly-sized Levoit humidifier only has a tank capacity of 4.5 liters. The larger capacity allows this tank to last for up to 40 hours before needing to be refilled.

For more information on the Elechomes UC5501 ultra-sonic humidifier see here.

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Sleek Humidifier With Great Usability
  • Design - 95%
  • Performance - 95%
  • Quality - 92%
  • Usability - 95%
  • Value - 94%


The Elechomes UC5501 ultra-sonic humidifier is a mid-size humidifier with a sleek design and great usability. It includes a remote control, on-unit digital display, on-unit controls, and a sizable 6L water tank. In addition, there is a diffuser pad for essential oils or aroma therapy. It’s capable of treating rooms up to 750 square feet. A solid humidifier for the money and a good value overall.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider,, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.