Here at the Strategist UK, we like to think of ourselves as obsessive (in the best way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And whilst we’ve covered lots of home tech before — from fans to robot vacuum cleaners — here, we’ve rounded up the best dehumidifiers for everyone, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated dehumidifier overall
This Meaco dehumidifier comes highly recommended, with 82 percent of its reviews being five stars. Ninety-seven reviews claimed that it was easy to use, and 35 spoke positively of the value for money. With 10, 12, or 20 litres of extraction per day, this is a good-size option. One customer stated that for a “compressor” dehumidifier like this one — which are often larger, a little less quiet, and better suited to bigger homes — the Meaco costs very little to run. The same reviewer was also pleasantly surprised by how quiet the model was, with Meaco claiming that the sound will only reach 35 decibels. Yet another reviewer loved how since using the product, they’ve noticed their bread staying fresher for longer, and their floors no longer creak.
Best-rated (less expensive) dehumidifier
Though it’s still more expensive than, say, a mini-dehumidifier, this NETTA 1.5-litre-tank model is reasonably priced and has an extraction rate of up to 12 litres of water a day. Sixty-three reviews agreed that this was simple to use, with one commenting that the water tank is not only easy to empty, but that they’ve discovered a use for the collected water; filling their iron and watering their plants. Another customer wrote that after years of putting up with damp in their house, especially during winter, they had come to believe that puddles of water and damp clothes were just to be expected. They loved how effective this dehumidifier is so much they even considered getting a second for downstairs, but found that this unit could handle the whole house.
Best quiet dehumidifier
One issue that tends to arise with dehumidifiers is that the sound of the product working can be frustrating, even at a low level. However, 91 reviewers wrote positively of the noise level of this EcoAir, with many customers comparing the noise to that of a background fan. One buyer commented that on the low-fan setting, the product is quiet enough to have on in the bedroom overnight without affecting their sleep. Elsewhere, 71 described it as compact, with one noting how easily transportable it is. The dehumidifier — which comes with options for 12, 14, or 18 litres per day extraction — has a digital display with settings like two- and four-hour timers, alongside showing the percentage of humidity in the room. One reviewer wrote that for the first few days after purchasing, the dehumidifier’s digital display initially read 80 percent humidity, but due to the product’s effectiveness, the screen now shows an acceptable 46 percent.
Best large dehumidifier
With a 3.5-litre tank and an extraction rate of up to 18 litres a day, this dehumidifier is a good option for those with an extreme humidity issue or a larger house. Sixty customers spoke positively of the product’s value for money, while 173 confirmed that it’s easy to use. One reviewer wrote that before buying this dehumidifier, their windows were completely covered in condensation with the device showing an 80 percent humidity level; within 90 minutes, the levels dropped to 50 percent. Another buyer claimed that they’re glad they spent a little more money on the product, as after returning from a holiday to find that their room was growing mould, it now feels warmer and smells cleaner after using this dehumidifier. And yet another customer agreed that after just a week’s use, the product has earned the money spent on it, with the house noticeably drier and warmer.
Best dehumidifier with digital display
While lots of the dehumidifiers we’ve included here have digital displays, this ProBreeze model features a particularly comprehensive one, with buttons for controlling the fan speed, setting the humidity, sleep and storage modes, a child lock, and a 24-hour timer. One hundred and ninety-four reviewers spoke of this being easy to use, with one noting that the digital display is clear and precise. Another claimed that after buying the dehumidifier for their son’s small room, the water tank needed emptying within just 24 hours and the room simultaneously began to feel warmer, with the door — which was becoming swollen due to the humidity — now able to close fully. Yet another buyer stated that the water tank has collected around 28 litres of water (which they reuse for their iron) after one week of 24-hours-a-day usage, and if they place their clothes horse nearby, it’ll dry the clothes in half the time that it would usually take.
Best small dehumidifier
For those who only want to use the dehumidifier in one room, a smaller option might be best. This ANSIO model comes highly recommended by reviewers who wanted to target a specific part of their house. One customer wrote that it was perfect for use in their wardrobe, while another used it in their converted garden shed, and another in their mobile home. Several reviewers agreed that the compact product was easy to use, with one buyer stating that it never ceases to amaze them how much water the 500ml tank collects.
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