Open Thread: Easy Home Elephant, Fox, Sheep, Duck, or Frog Cool Mist Humidifier

Last Updated on September 15, 2023

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated for 2023. 

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. Now, in 2023, Aldi is selling the humidifiers again in elephant or fox designs.

What We Know:

Easy Home Cool Mist Fox Humidifier

The fox humidifier in 2022.

The Easy Home Elephant or Fox Cool Mist Humidifier (Product Code: 823998 in 2023) cost $29.99 in September of 2023. That’s $10 less than the $39.99 these animal-design humidifiers sold for in 2022, and the 2023 price is back down to the same price they cost in 2021. This is another time I’ve seen Aldi quietly lower prices on certain Aldi Finds in 2023.

They’re on the lower price range compared to 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.

Easy Home Cool Mist Sheep Humidifier

The sheep humidifier in 2022.

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.

Easy Home Duck or Frog Cool Mist Humidifier

The 2021 humidifiers.

These are fun-looking little gadgets. Among the 2023 models, the elephant is gray with a trunk that sticks up and large ears that lie flat on its head. The fox is an orange-brown color with pointed ears, a black nose, and cute little feet on the bottom.

Here’s more info on the 2023 humidifiers, according to Aldi:

  • 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
  • Offers long-lasting relief from dry air
  • Features adjustable mist output
  • One dial to control ON-OFF and the amount of mist output
  • Removable water tank
  • Whisper-quiet operation
  • No filter required

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 2023 models.

What We Don’t Know:

We have not tried any of these Easy Home 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 Elephant, Fox, Sheep, Duck, or Frog Cool Mist Humidifier? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below. 

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at


  1. Julie M Wernicki

    I just got the duck one from my local Aldi. It worked for a few hours during the day, and at bedtime wouldn’t work. Had half a tank full of water, tried different outlets, filled it, and still nothing. Was really hoping it would work. Off to hopefully return it tomorrow

  2. I got one at my local Aldi today, cute and works nice. However I was disappointed to learn it’s easily found on Alibaba for ~$9.

  3. We got the duck one – I’m trying to figure out if there’s a way to turn off the color changing light, as I think it’s actually waking my kiddo up – haven’t figured out a way yet. The humidifier part works fine, and he loves how cute it is.

  4. I bought the duck one and it worked well the first night but in the morning woke up to find it wouldn’t work anymore. It’s not pushing out the mist.

    • I got the duck humidifier for my daughter and the frog for my son. They both worked great for a few cycles but I went to fill them today and the tabs that hold the screw lid for filling all broke off. I can’t use them now. It’s very disappointing.

  5. We have been using the duck humidifier for several nights now. While it’s technically functioning, it doesn’t seem to be making any difference in the humidity of the air. It gets very dry in our house in winter and this has not helped at all. I have other humidifiers that do, so I know its just this one. My son wanted it for his room since he loves ducks. It just seems to go through twice as much water and not add any humidity! it’s annoying to fill too because the top is round, so you can’t set it down to fill it. Also I don’t like that you cannot use it without the color changing light. It gets annoying and distracting.

  6. This has been the first product for us that wasn’t a good buy. After using it for a month the frog humidifier we purchased tab with the spring on the bottom of the tank no long works at pushing the plunger up.

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