Old School Tech: Radiator Humidifiers

updated May 5, 2019
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Faced with a toasty warm but terribly dry apartment this winter, I went in search of old fashioned radiator humidifiers. Surprisingly, there are relatively few on the market these days – especially in the States. What was once commonplace has been replaced by standalone humidifiers that run on electricity. If you’re feeling old school or you won’t want to commit space to a separate small appliance, try one of these radiator humidifiers.

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Kontrol Ceramic Hanging Humidifier Shops in the UK seem to offer a lot more options for this type of humidifier. This little number is simple and modern looking. £6.99
Metal Radiator Humidifier from Kilian Hardware This metal container slides between the ends of the radiator. $14.99
Il Coccio Fischietto Humidifier from AllModern We pointed out these ceramic models a couple of years ago and they’re still a stylish favorite. In addition to this style, AllModern carries others from the same brand. $69
Golden Sand Textured Antique Style Humidifier from Tulla’s Treasures This handcrafted humidifier can be purchased plain or with painted designs. $18.95
Lattice Stovetop Steamer from LL Bean While it’s not exactly its intended use, this stovetop steamer could work well sitting on top of a radiator. $49

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