ZAQ Bamboo Essential Oil Diffuser Review
The ZAQ Bamboo diffuser is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and fully-featured diffusers currently on the market. If you like Bamboo Grain then you’re definitely going to like the look of this. This is a round diffuser that looks as if it were covered by bamboo – or even is an extra wide bamboo stalk. It is very pleasing to the eye and it works great as well. While this unit works a little bit differently than some of the other diffusers on the list, and costs a bit more, it is a high-quality product that may be completely worth it.
The coverage area for this diffuser is a standard size. What that means is that is good for small areas like home offices, hallways, bathrooms and some bedrooms. It may also be appropriate for massage therapy and aromatherapy because usually they are done pretty small rooms as well. If you need to cover a larger area, you can always get two or you can upgrade to a larger device with more tank capacity.
Like other diffusers by this manufacturer, this unit has almost a silent operation. In fact, the only thing that you are going to hear (if you hear anything at all) is the gurgling of water. This is actually a very relaxing sound rather than an annoying one, and there are no mechanical sounds or whirring that you have to worry about.
Design & Aesthetics
The main strength of this diffuser is almost certainly the bamboo design. This is a really great looking around diffuser that blends in with the different decor and looks expensive even though it’s really not. Just about everyone who has purchased this product and then posted about it online has commented about how good it looks. Even if they had other concerns or problems, they were still pleased with the aesthetics of this diffuser.
Ease of Programming
There are no programming options that come with this diffuser because it is not that style. Instead, all you have to do is plug it in or turn it on once you have the water tank filled up. The diffuser will run until it is out of water. This may not be as flexible as other diffusers that you can program, but it does look amazing.
As previously mentioned, this diffuser does not have any sort of programming or a timer. All you do is plug the unit in and turn it on and then it will continue to run until it runs out of water. The diffuser is designed to use up that tank of water in about six hours on average and so this is a great way to know how long the device is going to run before it will shut off automaticly. However, you can extend the six hours to a full twelve if you use the diffuser on the interval setting.
This unit and some of the other diffusers that are sold by this company feature a one-year warranty, which is quite a good warranty for diffusers, which usually have a 30 or 60 day warranty at the very most. However, it is obvious that the company stands behind their product and you should feel perfectly confident in buying this diffuser from them.
When it comes to shutoff automation, this device definitely shines. When the water level gets too low this machine shuts off automatically which protects the diffuser and keeps it from running dry which can damage the device. That means that you can set it and forget it – which can be very useful if you’re using it at night and don’t want to get up in the middle of the night to turn the machine off.
Difficulty in Changing Oils
Changing Oils presents no difficulty whatsoever. This is a really easy diffuser to use and even though it looks fairly large, it is not unwieldy when it comes to changing out oils. You can complete the process in a very short amount of time and that includes having to wipe out the tray or tank between essential oils.
Essential Oil Capacity
One of the major benefits of this diffuser over some of the others that are on this list is that even though it has an average sized tank, it lasts for a total of 12 hours if you run it on interval mode. What this means is that it has a distinct advantage over the 350 mL tanks – or any of the larger tanks – in that it uses less water which saves you money. The tank holds up to 100 mL.
The reputation of his company is obviously really good. The fact that they offer a year warranty on their product should inspire automatic trust and demonstrate that they are committed to quality. In addition, many diffuser and essential oil websites have mentioned this company and it is always good things that they say.
Cleaning & Maintenance
When it comes to cleaning and maintenance for this diffuser, it couldn’t be simpler. All you do is rinse the tank out in between essential oil changes and wipe it out with a cloth. You can use a mild cleanser like lemon juice or something every once in a while if you want to be thorough but you shouldn’t have to do any real major cleaning or maintenance to keep this device running.
Other Features & Benefits
One of the features that you might like is the fact that this diffuser has a wide mouth and it is pointed at the top. Many of the diffusers on this list and out there on the market allow you to aim the mist, and if you prefer that type of diffuser there are several good ones. But some people believe that the fact that the mist goes upward means that it will stay in the air long. In addition, the LED lights that come on this diffuser are designed to be soothing and cool and many people enjoy using them to light up hallways or bathrooms or even as a night light for their children.
ZAQ Bamboo Diffuser Price
At $52.97 this is definitely the highest price diffuser on our list but it is also one of the best. This diffuser has a great look and if aesthetics is important to you then you might want to consider this for your home eat or office even if it is twice the price of some of the other diffusers.
When it comes to customer reviews, there are not a lot of them out there but the ones that do exist are very positive. For example if you look on Overstock.com you will notice that all of the reviews that are posted there speak highly of the product including its functionality and aesthetics.
Final Thoughts on the ZAQ Bamboo
While the price may be off-putting to some people, the fact that this looks so much like authentic bamboo is a definite selling point. It is also very functional and lasts longer than any of the other diffusers that are on this list. It is also one of the best diffusers when it comes to conserving water. There is every reason to get this if you can afford it and if you like the look of this diffuser.
Easy-to-Use Comparison Chart
|Diffuser||Price||Square Feet||Noise Level||Auto-Shutoff||Water/Oil Capacity||Oil Swap||Timer||Avg. Reviews|
|Briteleafs 2-in-1 Diffuser||$26.99||220
|20 dB||Yes||100mL||Easy||30/60/120/180||4.0 Stars|
|ECVision Bamboo Diffuser||$36.99||Standard Room||30 dB||Yes||150mL||Easy||10/60/120||4.5 Stars|
|Greenair Spa Vapor Diffuser||$26.49||250
|<10 dB||Yes||150mL||Easy||N/A On/Off Switch||4.0 Stars|
|InnoGear Aromatherapy Diffuser||$23.99||Sm. to Med. Rooms||35 dB||Yes||100mL||Easy||Interm. & Cont.||4.5 Stars|
|NOW Foods Diffuser||$34.28||250 sq. ft.||30 dB||Yes||120mL||Fair||N/A||4.0 Stars|
|NOW Foods Wood Grain Diffuser||$36.99||400
|30 dB||Yes||500mL||Fair||N/A||4.0 Stars|
|PureSpa Essential Oil Diffuser||$29.99||230
|20 dB||Yes||100mL||Easy||N/A||4.5 Stars|
|Smiley Daily Diffuser||$22.99||200
|15 dB||Yes||350mL||Easy||30on/30off||4.5 Stars|
|ZAQ Allay Diffuser||$33.99||Standard Room||<10 dB||Yes||80mL||Easy||NA||4.0 Stars|
|ZAQ Bamboo Diffuser||$52.97||Standard Room||<10 dB||Yes||100mL||Easy||NA||4.5 Stars|