Pick Up an Easy Home Portable Cool Mist Humidifier at Aldi

Last Updated on July 5, 2023

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Aldi sold another Easy Home Portable Cool Mist Humidifier in January of 2023 that does not run using a water bottle. You can read about that humidifier here

The winter season is notorious for dry air, which can irritate your airway, throat, nose, eyes, and even skin. Dry air can also decrease nasal mucus, which may impair your ability to fight off infections by certain viruses such as flu or COVID, or even colds.

You can alleviate the problems dry air causes by moisturizing your skin, using lip balm, drinking plenty of water, and taking short, cool showers. In addition, humidifiers add moisture directly to the air in your home or workplace, and they generally are easy to use and don’t cost a lot of money.

Aldi has sold a variety of humidifiers in different sizes over the years, including an LED ultrasonic humidifier, children’s humidifiers in fox or sheep designs, ultrasonic cool mist humidifiers, and more.

Most recently, Aldi is bringing back a portable cool mist humidifier that uses a single-serve plastic water bottle. This is sold under the Aldi Easy Home label. Easy Home is not a company but rather is the Aldi private label for various home goods the grocer sells.

What We Know:

Easy Home Portable Cool Mist Humidifier

The Easy Home Portable Cool Mist Humidifier (Product Code: 819927) cost $14.99 at the time of publication. That’s on the lower end of prices for portable cool mist humidifiers on Amazon. You may find a few that cost a couple of dollars less, but there are plenty of humidifiers that cost more. Aldi also sold this same humidifier for the same price in February of 2022.

This humidifier is an Aldi Find, so it’s 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 for products that aren’t in stock at your local store.

  • Compact size travels anywhere easily
  • Perfect coverage for small offices and rooms
  • Converts a standard water bottle into a moisture-producing water tank
  • Adjustable humidity control button
  • Doubles as an aroma diffuser
  • Cool mist helps increase the moisture content in the air
  • Fits most 12–20 oz. standard water bottles (not included)
  • Automatic shut-off when water bottle is empty
  • Overheat protection
  • Suitable for rooms up to 160 sq. ft.

What We Don’t Know:

We haven’t yet tried this humidifier, so we don’t know how easy it is to use or how well it works. We write open threads so readers can have an opportunity to talk about Aldi products.

Did you purchase the Easy Home Portable Cool Mist Humidifier? Tell us what you think about it 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 rachaelsjohnston.com.


  1. I put a 20 ounce plastic water bottle in unit and after 12 hours, it still has not used all the water. My question is it putting enough moisture in the air at that slow of a rate? Wasting electricity?

    • I discovered that using a 20 oz soda bottle works quite well. Also mine was not feeding the water into the bottom reservoir. I discovered if I pushed the spring unit into the bottle while screwing it on it would allow the flow of the water until it emptied out which is approximately 12 hours. I am happy that I was able to get it to work.

    • Try pushing up that spring plunger up into the bottle a little while screwing on the cap. If it sticks in a closed position the water will not continue to flow into the bottom reservoir after the initial water is gone. Hope this helps.

  2. I have tried three different 16 oz water bottles with the bottle adapter but the adapter does not screw on tightly with either bottle so it leaks. Do you have any suggestions on which water bottle I should use? Please help.
    Thanks so much
    Doris Harper

    • It works best with a 20 oz soda bottle. Nice fit and no leaks,

      • You are correct, a 20oz Soda bottle works quite well. Mine takes approximately 12 hours to dispense all the water out. Great for the bedroom at night.

    • Hi .. try a 20 oz bottle, that’s what worked for me.

    • The instructions say to use a 20 oz bottle….which I use, and it works perfectly. I’ve had it for two weeks and on almost all the time, and that little motor keeps going and going and going! It’s a great find for a very good price!!! Thanks, Aldi!!!

    • Hi, I had the same issue with mine. It would not accept my supermarket water bottles. I tried a clear Sprite or Dr Pepper bottle and that worked. They are made with thicker and better threads that made a good seal with no leaks. Hope this helps.

  3. I opened my humidifier this morning.
    It seems the store brand bottles do not fit tightly, but an empty
    “Desani” brand water bottle does. Have not run it other than to test it, but it seems to mist very well.
    Also had a bit of trouble figuring out how the round cap (that the bottle assembly would fit into) came out. You have to push it out from the inside of the removable top. Probably was over thinking it.

    • No, you weren’t over thinking it. Very stupid that they don’t make that clear in the instructions. Could’ve been one line.

    • Kristina N. "Nikki" Noah

      Thanks for telling me this. I couldn’t figure it out.

    • Ann Thank You so Very Much for you comments! I was unable to figure it out until I read your review. 🙂 I do agree it would be beneficial to anyone purchasing this item if they would provide more instructions. I was thinking the adapter was missing. After neglecting to find a 20oz water bottle at Aldi’s, the next store available I found a 20.2 oz at a Dollar Store. Works Wonderfully! 🙂

    • Wow, thanks for that! I bought mine a while ago and now want to use it again and could not for the life of me figure out how to get the cap off!!

  4. Never got to use mine. Water leaked into bottom part, and when I tried to take the top off to see what the heck was going on, pieces fell apart and I can’t put it back together 😭

  5. Tried to find this for weeks at my Aldi in AZ. Perhaps I’m lucky I can’t find it given all the issues with it. Thanks for all the informative comments.

  6. Hi, how do you clean the portable cool mist humidifier?

  7. Does it have to be charged before using? Tap or filtered water?

  8. I bought this easy home cool mist humidifier at Aldi about three weeks ago and when I tried to clean it when I pulled out the plug it sparked and I almost got electrocuted!! It smoked and now it is dead! No longer works! It’s a piece of crap. Don’t buy it. Now I have to find my reciept and I want my money back!

  9. We just purchased a new unit and started using it a couple of days ago. It works fine when we plug it in but once the reservoir empties it does not refill. Don’t know if there should be an occasional drip from the bottle during operation keeping the reservoir full at all times or when empty the reservoir automatically refills. At any rate the unit just shuts off leaving a large percentage of water in the bottle and an empty reservoir.

    • Update…As someone else suggested, we tried a 20 oz soda bottle. It works quite well. I also discovered that if I gently pushed up on the spring mechanism inside the soda bottle while screwing the bottle on that the unit will continue to dispense the water until it is all gone. If the plunger unit gets wedged into the bottle it will not dispense all the water. We’ve been using it every night for about the last week and it works perfectly.

  10. Jennifer Kay Magnus

    Smh – I must be totally ignorant as I can’t figure this contraption out. Was bad enough getting it out of the safe-proof packaging. Now after finding directions where it says INCLUDES 3 items (I only see 2). I don’t see the Bottle Adapter. When holding the humidifier unit it self, Incan hear something moving around on inside. Am I suppose to unscrew it to get the adapter out? Yes this is worth smh AGAIN. Any suggestions welcomed (I hate to take things back) & I really wanted to use it right away for the dry air tonight in my house :(.

    • Jennifer Kay Magnus

      Ok – well few mins later &&& I finally figured out needed to TWISTN the plastic apart & voila there’s the ADAPTER. Now trying to figure out how this attaches, YES smh again.

  11. It leaks, hard to fit any normal bottle. Barely mists, and when you go from low to high I see no difference. In my opinion I wasted $12.

  12. Bought 2. The first one worked nicely for a week, then stopped working. Tried the other one at work. Worked for abuot an hour and how can not get it to give any mist. Not impressed.
    Thankfully I returned the first one but don’t have a receipt to return the second. An aggrivatiing waste of money.

  13. Brittany L McIntyre

    Really poor design. I use it in my office on my desk and the mist does not go high enough into the air so everything near it just gets wet and damp. Every time I turn it on it makes a terrible noise like something is griding, within a few minutes it stops. When I first got it the water bottle attachment was not working so I had to squeeze the water bottle (w/attachment on) every hour or so to get the water into the base, After doing that for a few days it started to work. A 20oz soda bottle lasts approx 10hrs on high

    • The mist is cold, and therefore flows downward from the device, not upward. I put it on the edge of my bureau and nothing gets wet. It may be that you are using it in too small a space, therefore not giving the mist time to disburse as it should. The instructions on the device I bought say it will work in spaces up to 160 square feet.

      • Brittany L McIntyre

        yea thats not it. Glad you’re enjoying it. I’m not.

        • Neither the one I use in my sewing room nor the one my husband uses in his home office make any noise at all. Both of the devices we bought at Aldi work for two full days with constant use with 20 oz. bottles. They sold out, but if they ever come back to Aldi, I will be purchasing more as gifts. We are very satisfied.

          I stand with my previous recommendation that these are great little mini humidifiers and well worth the price.

  14. Worked for a week. Turns off automatically seconds after turned on. Don’t waste your money. Don’t have my receipt so I guess I’ll have to take a loss unless someone on this thread has a suggestion. Ty

    • Same with me! It poofs out one spray of mist and that’s it! No fan that you are supposed to hear that sprays the cool mist into the air.

  15. I am elderly with arthritis in my hands. I can’t figure out how to get this darn thing apart. Took me 30 minutes to saw the plastic shell off. I’m returning it.

  16. I couldn’t tell from the packaging information or the online product information if it was electric or battery operated. Only by reading customer comments did I discover it is electric. Asked an employee & they didn’t know. I did not buy it today.

  17. This is the fourth easy home humidifier I bought from Aldi. All different sizes and styles. I am extremely disappointed and upset that I have had absolutely no luck with any of them!
    I got electrocuted by one of the larger ones. It zapped me and sparks came out of it when I unplugged it. I felt like I was having a heart attack. The other was the smaller one with the bottle on top of it. First of all the instructions don’t even tell you how to put the bottle into it. I had to go in this site to find out. Then I tried at least ten different size water bottles. Plastic and glass bottles. All different sizes. Mostly a 33.3ml plastic Evian bottle and none fit. I finally found one which was glass and it fit on the top and I had water in the bottle and I plugged it in and only the light came on. A puff of air came out when I turned on the power and it just stopped! No more humidifier. Just a colorful array of lights. That’s not why I bought this humidifier! For a light show. There was no fan blowing the cool air mist into the room. Another waste of money and still no humidifier that was recommended to me for my breathing copd issues. Time to find a better brand. Don’t bother or waste your money on these products.

  18. Extremely lousy directions. I got really frustrated alnd was close to taking it back and just dumping it on the checkout counter and asking them to do it. I finally figured out this bottle adapter was what was rattling around inside the thing. Couldn’t get it open to get at I, though. Start to unscrew the bottom to check that pathway to it, but hadn’t even gotten one screw out when the thing magically fell open. Must have been hanging onto the top part just right. Finally have it going. The rest isl yet to be seen. Hope all is good because it’s a great one for me, small senior apartment with electric heat. Gets dry in here in the winter and I get dry skin and chapped lips from it.

  19. The only problem I had was the device not locking properly after I put the bottle on top. At first I dripped water all over the place until I realized you screw the device on to the bottle when it is full of water. Because of the last humidifier I had, that was the way I tried to make it work, but I finally (duh!) figured out that you screw the device onto the full bottle after you fill the bottle and then tip it over very carefully while holding the whole kit and caboodle with both hands until I set it on my bureau and plugged it in. It works so beautifully once I got the hang of this that I am glad I fooled around with it. My sinuses are less clogged up from the dry heat and It is so easy to take with you when you travel…hotel rooms are notoriously dry, and I really appreciate having it with me there. Good luck. I hope it works for you!

  20. I just turned the device upsidedown and screwed it onto the bottle.

  21. Kristina N. "Nikki" Noah

    Ok mine just exploded water pretty much everywhere. The water didn’t stop coming down our go the bottle and leaked everywhere. What am I doing wrong? Help! Thanks

  22. Dasani water in a 20 oz bottle. I bought two at Aldi when I got the humidifier. They had some in the small cooler by the checkouts.

  23. Definitely horrible instructions. Basically opened it by accident to find the adaptor. Try pulling the “top” half up from the button base, inside is the screw on bottle adaptor. A 20oz soda bottle works best (I used a mountain dew bottle half filled with cool water). Seems to do well, includes colored light option. Probably best for a desk or nightstand.

    • Pretty much exactly what happened when I was trying to set mine up. I used a 20 oz Bottle of Dasani, but bought a gallon of distilled water to refill it with so the device wouldn’t get all limed up. It’s working great. Does a good job in my small senior apartment. I’d by it again.

  24. How in the heck do you get the adapter out? It is laying on the side inside the device and doesn’t appear to able to fit out of the hole

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