Honeywell QuietCare 9-Gallon Output Console Humidifier with Air Washing Technology, HCM-6009 Review



A solution for keeping your air clean and at the same time, easier to breathe; the Honeywell QuietCare HCM-6009 works as an air humidifier as well as an air filter. It is great for bigger rooms or a whole apartment. It has a large 3.4 gallon capacity and runs up to 24 hours per filling.

The price is a little higher compared to most standard size humidifiers but it offers some extra features like multiple mist settings and longer runtime. But is it worth the extra money? Find out in this review. Here, we will look at its important features and potential problems you might run into, to help you decide if this is the product you’re looking for.

Important Features and Specs

The most unique feature of the Honeywell QuietCare HCM-6009 is its Air-washing pre-filter which traps dust, dirt, and pollen. This is great for those who have allergies or some mild respiratory problems. Not only that, it also has a separate Antimicrobial-treated filter which helps prevent migration of mold, fungus, algae and bacteria so the mist that comes out is always fresh and safe.

The Honeywell QuietCare has an industrial looking design and comes in silver and off-white finish. It is not what you might consider flashy but it is decent enough for display. It is a little bulkier, given that it has bigger capacity; with dimensions of 23.2 x 15 x 17.5 inches, Width, Depth, and Height (WDH) and weighs 20 pounds.

Another great feature of this model is the adjustable humidity control so you can set it according to the current humidity level in your room. It even has an automatic shut-off for when the room reaches a certain humidity level so it doesn’t become too humid and also to save on energy costs. This will also lengthen the product’s life. It offers three moisture or mist settings from low to high.

The 3.4 gallon water tank is capable of producing up to 9 gallons of mist output or equivalent to 24 hours straight. Some customers observed that the unit can run up to three nights with one filling, if not used the whole day; so that is an added convenience since you don’t have to worry about running out of water too often.

It is specified to cover multiple rooms at once; although technically, it just has a very large room capacity. It is designed for rooms up to 2300 square feet but it is still considered to be in the single room humidifiers category.

It is easy to fill the tank and clean because it can be separated from the main unit; and has an easy lift handle so it’s convenient to carry to and from the sink or bathroom.

Unlike most single room humidifiers, where you have to fill the tank from a bottom cap, the QuietCare can be filled from the top and has a wide opening to avoid spills. It is quiet, though, not the quietest unit, but it creates 30% less noise than other units with the same capacity. It is best to put the machine on a non-wooden or ceramic surface to avoid noise vibration.


  • Longer runtime
  • Big water capacity
  • Multiple mist settings
  • Auto shut-off
  • Easy to clean
  • Works as an air filter


  • Not very quiet; but it is still acceptable because of its high capacity
  • Tank is no very easy to fill because it’s not circular like most units, and has sharp edges, which also makes it slippery
  • Tank easily cracks when dropped

Who Should Buy

The QuietCare is ideal for bigger rooms or for those who are looking for humidifier that will be able to fill an entire apartment. The mist also comes out from a semicircular vent so the whole room is covered no matter how big.

It is great for those who have allergies because it also traps dust, dirt, and pollen. It makes some noise so it may not be the best for those who have sleeping babies in their room. If you are not on a budget, you will appreciate its added features and bigger capacity.


The Honeywell QuietCare 9-Gallon Output Console Humidifier with Air Washing Technology, HCM-6009 is a great investment for those who want a more advanced air humidifier for their home. It is perfect for big rooms or whole apartment and can run up to 24 hours straight.

If used only at certain hours during nighttime, the unit can run up to 2 or 3 days with one filling. It works as an air filter so it doesn’t only help for easier breathing, it also keeps the air clean. It is a little more expensive; double the price of a regular single room humidifier, but it is justified by its additional features and quality.