Last Updated on October 23, 2022
EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated for 2022.
If you need a little help with the air quality in your home, Aldi sells various small appliances throughout the year to help you. Whether you’re looking for an air conditioner, and air purifier or a dehumidifier, or a humidifier, you only need to wait a few months to spot appliances like these at your favorite discount grocer.
As we head into the winter months, a common challenge many households deal with is dry air, which can irritate your eyes, nose, throat, and skin. It can worsen asthma symptoms or dry skin symptoms. The solution is to use a humidifier. Some people install whole-house humidifiers that are integrated into your plumbing and the blower system in your furnace. Other people opt to simply purchase small humidifiers that can be plugged into an electrical outlet and used in a single room or moved around to different rooms as needed.
Aldi has sold a wide range of portable, single-room humidifiers over the years, including a cool mist humidifier, an LED ultrasonic humidifier, and a portable cool mist humidifier that uses a standard plastic water bottle. Sometimes Aldi sells humidifiers with a whimsical touch that are perfect for using in a nursery or child’s bedroom. For instance, in the fall of 2020, Aldi sold humidifiers that looked like foxes or unicorns.
In 2021, Aldi once again sold humidifiers that appeal to the younger crowd, or to the young at heart, with humidifiers that look like a duck or a frog. Then in the fall of 2022, Aldi sold these humidifiers for kids again but in fox and sheep designs.
What We Know:
The Easy Home Fox or Sheep Cool Mist Humidifier (Product Code: 817293) cost $39.99 in 2022. That’s $10 more than the Easy Home Duck or Frog Cool Mist Humidifier from Aldi cost in 2021. The $39.99 price tag in 2022 is within the price range for other children’s humidifiers I spotted on the market. If you want a humidifier that looks like an animal, you might find some cheaper ones elsewhere, but you’ll also find some that cost more.
These are an Aldi Find, which means they’re only in stores for a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, they’re gone unless Aldi decides to bring them back at some point. Aldi does not offer online ordering after these sell out at your local store.
These are fun-looking little gadgets. Among the 2022 models, the fox is a red/brown color with ears that stick up, while the sheep is whtie with black accents and a cute tuft of “wool” on top of its head. Among the 2021 models, the duck was yellow with a bright orange bill and feet, while the green frog had big eyes that stuck up off the top of the humidifier. They’re all adorable, but I’m partial to the fox and the frog myself.
Here’s more info on the 2022 humidifiers, according to Aldi:
- Available in a Sheep or Fox design
- Ideal output for medium-sized rooms
- Automatic shut-off when water is empty
- 1-gallon tank capacity
- Runs up to 24 hours with 1 fill
- Long-lasting relief from dry air
- Adjustable mist output
- One dial to control ON-OFF and the amount of mist output
- Removable water tank
- Whisper-quiet operation
- No filter required
- Dimensions: 9″ W x 9.4″ D x 11.4″ H
The Duck humidifier in 2021 featured an LED color changing nightlight, but we haven’t seen anything about the 2022 humidifiers including lights.
The 2021 humidifiers came with a two-year warranty. Aldi has not yet published warranty information on the 2022 models.
What We Don’t Know:
We have not tried the Easy Home Fox, Sheep, Duck, or Frog Cool Mist Humidifiers, so we don’t know how well they work. Our goal with open thread posts such as this one is to offer a space for readers to share about their experiences with a product.
Have you used the Easy Home Fox, Sheep, Duck, or Frog Cool Mist Humidifier? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.