Housewares Wrap-Up: Essick: Decor in the Air
One thing humidifiers are not known for is being fashionable. But Essick has turned that thinking upside down with the EP9 500 Pedestal, its new humidifier which was formally launched during the International Home + Housewares Show.
The Pedestal is made with a plastic that is formulated to resemble mahogany. "With a top that has a marble finish, this unit looks like furniture," said Mark Ulrey, director of sales for Essick. The top can be covered with any standard, 12-by-12-inch tile to fit the room's decor.
Aside from its ability to fit into a room's decor, the Pedestal is also a highly effective unit. "It can humidify a house of up to 2,000 square feet," Ulrey said. The Pedestal provides 9 gallons of output per day, and provides front pour-in filling so that the unit can be filled without having to remove the items on top.
Among the Pedestal's other features are digital control, a variable-speed motor, an automatic humidistat and an automatic shutoff mechanism. It's priced to retail at from $149 to $169.
The Pedestal is a humidifier designed to fit any room's decor. essickair.com