Create a foggy, eerie mist that's sure to be eye-catching at any party or even with this Mist Maker with LED lights! This amazing device creates mist via a rapidly vibrating small ceramic disk, and doesn't require a special liquid to make the mist--all you have to do is place it in a bowl of distilled tap water! And don't worry, there's also another wire connected to the transformer, so you can place the mist maker farther away from the power source to create the mystifying illusion of your dreams!
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Mist Maler with LED epic fail
from Albany, NY
Comments about Spirit Halloween Mist Maker:
Bought one last night from Spirit store, the lights work but no mist. Returned it today, and alas the replacement lights work but no mist... Followed all of the directions, used distilled water and nothing. Waste of money and looks like the other reviews agree.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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I would not buy this again, taking it back.
from Chesapeake VA
About Me Midrange shopper
Followed the directions and it went down hill from there. Used distilled water as the directions read to use it. Lights, no mist. Saw comments on here and added some salt to the water, and started to get some mist. Tried various sized containers and played with the water level, not much more mist, but the water movement seemed to slow down like the unit was dying. I suspect quality control is not a concern where these are made. Going to take it back for a refund or store credit for another purchase. Lots of other items at the store that we'd be interested in, but going to have to give this one a pass.
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Doesn't work, waste of money.
By Halloween Queen
from New Orleans, LA
Followed the instructions...you have to use distilled water. It barely worked the first time when I tried it out. The second time nothing. I tried it one more time and still nothing. In the trash it went.
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don't waste your time
It barely put out any mist so my bubbling cauldron wasn't so bubbly. I'll go back to dry ice.
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Does not work
from Tampa, FL
I bought the first one and the lights work, but the mist didn't. Exchanged for anther one and the same result. Followed directions both times, tried different things and no mist.I have other diffusers that work on this principle, but I cannot get this one to work.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not bad, not great
from Colonia, NJ
About Me Budget shopper
WHAT I LIKE: It works well enough, the mist is cool and it produces it very fast. it's fairly simple to set up and can be used in a variety of sizes of bowls and cups. The pricing is also pretty reasonable.WHAT I DON'T LIKE: First off, the lights. I think they switch colors too fast, and it kind of takes away the atmosphere. There should be an option to make it transition slower, or stay on one color. They're also fairly dim and too dim for the dark. Second, the water deflector doesn't look as cool as on the picture. It actually fogs up in a very unattractive way. Third, you have to be very specific with how much water you put in. A bit too much or too little and it won't work properly. Overall it's a nice little thing, but be aware that it isn't perfect.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Don't waste your money! Doesn't work as advertized!
I actually would give it no stars. It lights up but never produced any mist and, unfortunately, I didn't find that out until after the 30 day return period had gone by. Definitely not worth the price, no matter what the price is!
Works well,looks great, need to be careful with water spray
Used in a black ceramic chalice labeled POISON . Looked great when it works but not always easy to position the splash guard to allow the water jet to produce adequate fog without splashing all over my tabletop. So , I would advise to place this on a surface that cannot be damaged by water or cover surface with plastic wrap like I did or whatever works best for your display( I covered the plastic wrap with silk Autumn leaves).
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I don't recommend this
By Sunburned Pup
from Galveston, TX
About Me Midrange Shopper
Bought first one, didn't work. Exchanged and got another, didn't work. Lights come on but no mist in either one.
Works amazingly well
from Bangor, ME
One of the best decorations I have ever putchased
I would buy this again.
This creates a really nice colorful mist inside of my witches cauldron.
Exactly what I needed.
By KY Haunter
from Lexington, KY
I run a yard haunt every year and needed something to give off some mild smoke to my witch's cauldron. This allowed me to get the effect I needed and use my larger fog machine for something else. It doesn't produce as much smoke as a fog machine, but perfect for smaller jobs.
By best Halloween house
from riverside ca
Worked great but you need to watch water level
I have used this in a small tabletop cauldron and in other small decorations. The cord is long, which is nice. It is easy to install and has a tight fitting 'plug' to keep water from leaking. While it makes a thick mat of mist inside the caulron, it does not spill out over the edge like a previous mist maker did. The color changing lighting is bright and eerie.
from Enoch/Cedar City Utah
About Me Budget Shopper
I have several large plastic Whitche's Cauldrons. I use A LOT of the colored spider webs at my salon during Halloween, and when they loose their "stretch" I drape them over the sides of the Cauldrons. I stack several old vhs tapes in the middle and place the Mister in a shallow bowl of water on top. I get TONS of comments/compliments on the effect from adults, and I get myriad OOHS and AAHS from the Trick-or-Treaters!These things are AWESOME!
Simple, easy and effective.
from Chicago IL
I wish it came in a larger, more mist-producing size. We ended up using 2 mist makers in one "cauldron" to get a better effect.
Do not use distilled water (it will not work correctly)
I followed the directions and it does not work with distilled water. After doing an exchange and it still didnt work I searched the reviews and discovered that the directions are faulty. You must have some salt in the water for it to work correctly (Spirit needs to get their act together). I tested with tap and it seemed to work better. So hopefully I can use it next year since the party is over...
from Kansas City
Really wish there was an option to keep this on one color AND change more slowly. It works great, but the quickness of change is distracting.
from Vancouver, BC
Gives off a cool looking spooky mist that is chemical free. It's just water vapour!
Mist maker has multiple uses.
By Some Guy's Nickname
from Ogden, Utah
I bought one of these for fun. I know how they work so I knew what to expect. For those who don't know, distilled water is a terrible conductor of electricity, that is why some suggest salt which makes it an electrolyte and therefore more conductive. Most tap water is full of mineral salts on its own. There are actually 2 contacts that need some interaction. One is the disk and the other is the small metal contact in the top plastic protrusion. It actually pinpoint boils the water. If anyone other than me has experimented with it's much larger cousin which is the ultrasonic humidifier without the top on you will see the same effect. That disk does get hot, I found out with my finger tip. I did try this in my fish pond for fun. It had 5 inch diameter ring of mist. I think I will try this with fog juice.
from Mesa, AZ
The one I bought last year does NOT look at all like the one here that they show this year. Very different. Where the two cords attach to each other, yes, I have that and have no idea why that is there. Mine does NOT have a switch on the cord, so I could not figure why they kept saying things about the switch.:-( I'v read the reviews and the ones that say use salt- that does help a lot. I'm disappointed, though, that this year I'v spent days working w/ it for a good mist effect.
Buy, but beware!
from Sterling, VA
I bought this mister, and added the water, and nothing happened. Then I tried it with different water levels, also nothing. I'm so glad I read these reviews, as I tried the kosher salt and BAM! It worked!!!! Nifty little thing, but beware if you buy and have your salt on hand. :)
Works well just a little small
By Shelly Momma
from St John's NL
Using this in a cauldron in my witches room. It's a bit small so I'll have to prop it up on another smaller bowl inside the cauldron. Works great other than that, no hassle to set up and the light changing is cute
By Feisty Bear
from Pleasant Hill, CA
Product didn't work. We left it runnning for 1/2 hour and there was no fog.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Vallejo ca
I used this product for my house and i am disappointed. I traded this 5 times! Don't buy. It says it works with distilled water and it worked for the first day than it stopped working and only the lights worked. It works with tap water.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Salt did the trick
I brought this home and could not get it to produce mist no matter what the water level. I read someone's review saying they added salt to the water and tried it and now it works beautifully. It does spit water out so be prepared for that. A plastic piece in the box that looks like junk is actually a deflector so it doesn't splash water out so DON'T THROW IT AWAY!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By Mrs Scary
from Livermore CA
We set this thing up as directed, using distilled water and nothing happened. My husband said hmm and then added some kosher salt to the water... taa daa MIST !!! hope that helps someone else this Halloween :)
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Sent me a broken previously used product
from BC Canada
About Me High-end Shopper
I've bought these mist makers before and know what they look like when new, and what I recieved is not new. The casing is scratched and dented and the unit does not make any mist. It looks like someone just repackaged a returned broken item and sent it to me. I do not recommend ordering anything from Spirit Halloween online, go to a store and verify that what you are buying is new.
Gets the job done
from Greensboro, NC
You have to find the perfect sized bowl for this cause it doesn't give off a whole lot of fog, but if you get it in the right container with the fog deflector in the right spot, it's efficient. I'm very pleased since it only takes water and its affordable. We put this under a clear punch bowl that sits on a caldron and the fog goes through the holes perfectly. And lights are a nice touch too.
from DFW, Texas
I bought this device in 2011 and have used it for two years now without any issues. I have a huge cauldron that I use each year as part of my driveway décor, and all I had to do was get a smaller bowl to sit inside the cauldron,sit the bowl on a brick so it was high enough to allow the fog to spill over the edge, fill the bowl with the right amount of water, and enjoy. It creates a great effect to go with my other zombie/witch themed items and costumes. If the water runs low, yes it can splash out and make a slight bit of a mess, but careful tending and just paying attention to it keeps this to a minimum. I'll be using it again this year as well, and am looking forward to many more years of use out of it.