All The Best Dehumidifiers of 2021

The Best Dehumidifiers in 2021

Best Choice

Inventor EVA-II Pro

  • based on 800+ ratings

Best Value

Pro Breeze

  • based on 12,900+ ratings

Premium Pick

Ebac 2650e

  • based on 500+ ratings

There are a number of different dehumidifiers on the market and they all work to reduce the humidity in a certain space in a number of different ways. The most common type of dehumidifier is the refrigerant dehumidifier and is probably one of the best dehumidifiers you will find on the market.

We have reviewed some of the best selling, highest rated UK dehumidifiers. Our reviews include our (my) expert opinion (ha!) as well as real feedback from actual end-users. We hope our hard work will save you some time and ensures that you choose the right dehumidifier for your home. Let’s get into it!

Our Best Dehumidifier Picks

First up and top of the list we have the Inventor Dehumidifier EVA-II Pro 20L. This newly developed dehumidifier from the UK-based company Inventor has so much to give. With an extraction rate of 20L per day, it is extremely powerful while also being effective and quiet during moisture extraction (depending on which mode you select of course). To top it off it features an ioniser to clear the air of all the dust and other pollutants floating around your home as well as smart settings that set the ideal moisture level for the room’s temperature. Apart from the 3L water tank, the first thing you’ll notice on the EVA II is the digital display, which shows you the real-time humidity levels. Inventor also provides a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty on this great dehumidifier.

Key Features

  1. 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  2. 20L/Day Extraction Rate
  3. 3L Water Tank
  4. Digital Control Panel with room and desired humidity displayed
  5. Modes: Smart Dehumidification, Auto Restart, Laundry Dryer, Turbo, Continuous Dehumidification and Timer

Specification

  • Brand: Inventor
  • Model: B07XJ6H9YZ
  • Weight: 14.4 kg

Pros

  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty for peace of mind
  • Plenty of useful modes to choose from
  • Massive extraction rate of 20L per day
  • Has a very low global warming effect and zero ozone depletion potential, according to Inventor

Cons

  • More suitable for bigger rooms or spaces

Next up and second on the list, we have the Meaco MeacoDry Dehumidifier ABC, which has been reviewed over 950 times – with an average of 4.7/5 stars!  The newly developed ABC range by Meaco is the product of years of hard work in order to develop a special kind of compressor that reduces noise to significantly low levels – even lower than a desiccant dehumidifier in fact! This machine is highly energy-efficient and has a stylish yet compact design. It’s available in a whopping five colours and includes lots of great features including laundry, child lock, and timer. Furthermore, the MeacoDry ABC comes with a 2-Year year parts and labour warranty for peace of mind.

Key Features

  1. 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  2. 10L/Day Extraction Rate
  3. 2.8L Water Tank
  4. Runs very quietly
  5. Available in 5 colours; blue, green, black, silver or white

Specification

  • Brand: Meaco
  • Model: ABC10W
  • Weight: 1.04 kg

Pros

  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty for peace of mind
  • Lots of colours to choose from
  • Great extraction rate of 10L per day
  • Lightweight and Compact Design
  • Is one of the quietest models of the Meaco range at a quiet 35dB

Cons

  • More suitable for smaller rooms

Next on the list we have the Pro Breeze 500ML Dehumidifier, which has been reviewed 0ver 11,000 times at 4.4/5 stars! When models like the ProBreeze 500ml Dehumidifier crop up, not many of us pay proper attention. Should we avoid smaller tank capacities altogether or should these kinds of models be taken more seriously? While it means more frequent emptying of your dehumidifier, that does not mean you should automatically dismiss smaller dehumidifiers for larger ones. The amazingly small build means you can place your ProBreeze model anywhere you like. It features rubber feet which ensures that it will remain in place wherever you choose to set it. One great advantage of this model is that as it is quite a simple model it will last longer than most of the larger dehumidifiers available.

Key Features

  1. 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  2. 250ML/Day Extraction Rate
  3. 500ML Water Tank
  4. Runs very quietly
  5. Auto-shut off design

Specification

  • Brand: ProBreeze
  • Model: PB-02
  • Weight: 2.2lbs

Pros

  • 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty for peace of mind
  • Ultra-quiet Peltier technology
  • Energy-efficient with low power consumption
  • Lightweight and Compact Design
  • Over 500,000 customers have chosen this brand, according to ProBreeze
  • Very inexpensive

Cons

  • More suitable for smaller rooms
  • Extraction rate is quite low compared to other models

The Ebac 2650e 18 Litre Dehumidifier comes in at number 4 and is a very popular one indeed – having been reviewed over 500 times! This dehumidifier extracts up to 18 litres per day and adjusts itself seamlessly with any environment in your home. In addition, this dehumidifier features energy saving Smart Technology that automatically detects when best to operate, as well as excellent Laundry Boost and Air Purification Modes, thus providing your home with complete protection. It comes in two capacities: 15 litres and 18 litres (as seen in the image above). Ebac also provides a 2-year warranty for this product. This product really does deserve the premium spot of our picks.

Key Features

  1. Extracts up to 18 litres/day
  2. Features Energy Saving Smart Technology
  3. Powerful Laundry Boost and Air Purification Modes
  4. 2 Year Warranty

Specification

  • Brand: Ebac
  • Model: 2650E
  • Weight: 12.5 kg

Pros

  • Smart Technology means it runs automatically when required
  • Plenty of modes to choose from
  • Dry clothes faster with the Laundry Boost mode
  • Over 1.25 million customers have chosen an Ebac Dehumidifier, according to Ebac

Cons

  • Fairly expensive compared to others, but that is to be expected with this premium dehumidifier

At number 5 we have the NETTA Dehumidifier 20L. This is a super powerful dehumidifier, having an extraction capacity of 20L per day. Which is supported by its large 5.5L water tank and automatic draining capabilities with the included drain hose. This model also features a wheeled base which makes it easy to move around from room to room without having to lift it around. Along with its digital control display, Auto Restart, 24h Timer and Auto Defrost capabilities, this dehumidifier is the perfect choice for, mould, moisture and damp in any home. Though with that said, it is designed to work in rooms of up to up to 30m².

Key Features

  1. Extracts up to 20 litres/day
  2. 5.5L Water Tank Capacity
  3. 4 Modes including; Sleep, Normal, Dry, Turbo
  4. Digital display with humidity controls
  5. 1-Year Warranty

Specification

  • Brand: NETTA
  • Model: NT-DEHUMIDIFIER-20L
  • Weight: 14.5 kg

Pros

  • Large 5.5L Water Tank
  • Plenty of modes to choose from
  • Adjustable humidity controls
  • Automatically drains with the included drain hose

Cons

  • It isn’t the quietest dehumidifier on the market

The stylish and contemporary EcoAir DD1 Simple Dehumidifier is one of the few dehumidifiers that does the job it’s intended to while looking good! Weighing in at just 6kg and having a foldable carry handle at the top of the appliance, makes it extremely portable and easy to move around. It also comes with an anti-tilt mechanism inside the unit, which ensures that if the device is knocked over it will switch itself off automatically. While not the most powerful, it extracts a decent level of water per day with an extraction rate of 7L. It also comes complete with a 2-year warranty for peace of mind.

Key Features

  1. Extracts up to 20 litres/day
  2. 5.5L Water Tank Capacity
  3. 4 Modes including; Sleep, Normal, Dry, Turbo
  4. Digital display with humidity controls
  5. 1-Year Warranty

Specification

  • Brand: EcoAir
  • Model: DD122FW-Simple
  • Weight: 6 kg

Pros

  • Large 5.5L Water Tank
  • Plenty of modes to choose from
  • Adjustable humidity controls
  • Automatically drains with the included drain hose

Cons

  • One customer mentioned that this devices is quite “power hungry” using 324w on Normal mode.

Coming up next we have the Pro Breeze 12L/Day Dehumidifier. You can easily view the latest level of humidity via the LED screen. There are three modes to choose from – Auto, Sleep and Continuous. This, along with the ability to set your rooms desired humidity level (between 30%-80%), allows you to have total control over the moisture levels in your room. Real-time humidity levels in your house are displayed using the unit’s inbuilt humidity sensor. You can set your room’s humidity levels to your desired level between 30%-80%. It also features a child lock system and a 12 month warranty for peace of mind.

Key Features

  1. Extracts up to 12 litres/day
  2. 1.8L Water Tank Capacity
  3. 3 Modes including; Auto, Continuous, Sleep
  4. Digital display and a 24-hour timer
  5. 1-Year Warranty

Specification

  • Brand: ProBreeze
  • Model: PB-06-UK-FBA
  • Weight: 9.5 kg

Pros

  • Child lock function
  • Customers have said that their laundry is dried very quickly using this dehumidifier
  • Customers also say this model is quite quiet, allowing them to sleep with it running in the same room

Cons

  • Fairly small water tank compared to others available
  • No way to view the water level

Lastly, we have the Finether 12L/D Home Air Dehumidifier. Having a 12-litre per day extraction rate, this dehumidifier is the right choice for small or medium-sized homes alike. This model features a digital display complete with a live humidity level reader, along with an adjustable humidistat. Easily move this humidifier from room to room using the castor wheels and carry handle. Although this model’s water tank has a capacity of just 1.5 litres, it is transparent so you can easily see how much water is inside.

Key Features

  1. Extracts up to 12 litres/day
  2. 1.5L Water Tank Capacity
  3. 3 Modes including; Auto, Common, Continuous
  4. Adjustable automatic humidistat
  5. 1-Year Warranty

Specification

  • Brand: Finether
  • Model: B01N0LFNEH
  • Weight: 10 kg

Pros

  • Touch button digital display
  • Adjustable fan speed
  • Runs quietly
  • Easily move this model using the wheels on the bases and built-in carry handle

Cons

  • Fairly small water tank compared to others available

Helpful Dehumidifier Buyer's Guide

Features To Look For In A Dehumidifier

Size – When trying to work out which dehumidifier to choose, you should definitely consider the size. Though this will depend on where you want to locate it and in which room. It is also worthwhile understanding the level of moisture in the room or rooms you plan to place your dehumidifier in. Usually, as you’d expect, the larger the dehumidifier, the heavier it will be and so moving it around might be a difficult task, if you opt for a larger model.

Extraction Rate – The extraction rate refers to how much water it can extract from a room in a 24-hour period, in litres. With that said, this will ultimately depend on how big or small your room is, as well as the level of moisture in the room. Some smaller units may extract around 250ml per day, with some of the larger ones being able to remote up to a whopping 20 litres per day.

Water Tank Capacity – Most dehumidifiers, typically the residential models, will feature a tank that collects the water extracted. You will find that the water tank capacity will vary quite a bit, which usually depends upon the size of the dehumidifier. You can expect to see a water tank as small as 500ml, all the way up to 25 litres. Naturally, depending on moisture levels, for smaller tanks, you will find that you have to empty them quite often in the day which can be quiet tedious. However, most dehumidifiers on the market feature an automatic-shutoff feature once the tank is full. You simply need to empty it and the dehumidifier will continue extracting water.

Drainage System – Many dehumidifiers available have the ability to extract up to 20 litres of water from a room within 24-hours. While impressive, the water tank will, of course, be much smaller and therefore require constant emptying to get it working efficiently. However, if the prospect of emptying your dehumidifier’s water tank irritates you, there is a solution. There are actually some models that feature a continuous drainage system that requires a hose connection. Keep in mind that you will need to find a place for the extracted water to go. 

Noise Level – While not totally important, especially not to the actual running of the machine, the noise level of the dehumidifier can cause quite an annoyance for many people – especially if the dehumidifier is going to live in a “busy” room. If you want your dehumidifier to be quiet, you should look out for one with a noise level of 50 decibels or less.

Popular Dehumidifier FAQs

Why do we need a Dehumidifier?

The reason why we all should have a dehumidifier in our home is because they are very powerful in removing excess moisture from the air. In doing so, this will result in the reduction of the humidity of any room or place within your home or property. By not having a good dehumidifier, this puts your home or property at risk of developing mould and can even result in the appearance of dust mites. All of which can lead towards fairly serious respiratory problems.

What kind of Dehumidifier do I need?

As mentioned earlier, there are many factors that you will need to consider when buying a dehumidifier. For me, the main issues I consider when deciding on a good dehumidifier is; Size, Extraction Rate, Water Tank Capacity, Drainage System and Noise Level. These are the main points however another additional one, depending upon your needs, is you might one that comes with a built-in carry handle to easily pick it up, or wheels if it is heavy and you need to move it from room to room. Price is always a factor to consider, but with the benefits you get from a good dehumidifier, it will be worth every penny.

What are the different Types of Dehumidifier?

There are two main types of dehumidifier. For those that might be interested, I will go through these various types below!

Refrigerant (also known as Compressor) Dehumidifiers – This is the type of dehumidifier you will see most commonly. These are usually the best choice for warmer environments. This type of dehumidifier works by taking in the warm air from a room or space and then cooling it down.  

Desiccant Dehumidifiers – This type of dehumidifier operates by absorbing water from the air using a desiccant. A desiccant is a material that absorbs the water. If you think about that small packet you usually find inside new shoes or boxes, labelled “silica gel”, it works exactly like that, though on a much larger scale. 

Refrigerant or Desiccant? Which one should I go for?

As Refrigerant dehumidifiers are preferred for warmer environments and Desiccant dehumidifiers are better for lower temperature environments, deciding on which one to pick will depend upon where you will be locating it. For example, if you have a damp problem in your conservatory, a desiccant dehumidifier would be the right choice, rather than a refrigerant.

In addition to the location, one of the reasons you’d choose, for example, a refrigerant dehumidifier, is that they usually have quite large extraction rates and are more energy-efficient than desiccant dehumidifiers. On the other hand, the reason you’d chose a desiccant dehumidifier over a refrigerant is because they are usually quite a deal quieter than a refrigerant dehumidifier.

How much does a Dehumidifier cost to run?

According to Which, if you have a standard, 250W Dehumidifier, that runs for four hours at a time, twice per week, it would cost you approximately £19-£20 each year. With this being said, there are many different options available. Some are faster or slower at extracting water each day, some are bigger or smaller etc. It really does vary from dehumidifier to dehumidifier.