Last Updated on February 23, 2022
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Top 10 Best Dehumidifiers
- Gocheer Mini 2000ml Portable Ultra Quiet (Editor’s Choice)
- Meaco MeacoDry ABC (Luxury Choice)
- Pro Breeze 500ml Compact and Portable (Best Value)
- UGHEZZ 1000ml (Best Small)
- EcoAir DD1 Simple Blue Desiccant (Best Portable)
- Hysure Small Quiet Auto-off (Best Energy Consumption)
- Pro Breeze 12 L with Digital Humidity Display (Best Quiet)
- COSV11 Upgraded 68oz Small (Best for Bathrooms)
- Duronic DH05 Mini (Best Easy to Use)
- Pro Breeze 20L Portable (Best with Sleep Mode)
Condensation collecting on your windows or patches of mould or damp developing indicates that the humidity levels in your home are too high, a problem that will lead to further, more significant issues if not resolved. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon problem, especially in newer houses, as they tend to be more airtight than older ones. Being airtight is great for keeping the heat in but not so good for escaping excess moisture.
In winter, it is common for people to hang their washing up indoors or use a tumble dryer, both of which can produce excess moisture that needs to be removed. The same issue can arise when hot steam hits a cold window or wall, and the temperature difference causes the steam to condense into water droplets. It is then that a dehumidifier can come into its own!
There are two main types, refrigerant dehumidifiers and desiccant dehumidifiers. Refrigerant dehumidifiers work by cooling the air drawn into the unit, causing it to condense into water and collect in the tank. A desiccant dehumidifier works by absorbing the moisture from the air and then extracting it into a container. A desiccant dehumidifier can work at lower temperatures as it is not reliant on a temperature difference to work, but it may also cost more to run than a refrigerant model.
There are many different sizes and capacities on offer, and finding the right dehumidifier will depend upon how much humidity you have in your home. Capacity covers how much water the model can hold in a tank and how much it can extract from the air in a 24-hour period.
There are also modes and features to take into account. For example, if you do a lot of drying indoors, a model with a laundry mode would be perfect for you. Quiet or sleep modes are also available, as are timers and humidistats that measure a room’s relative humidity.
So, as you can see, it may be a little bewildering when you first start to look for the best dehumidifier UK stores have to offer, but if you read through our top ten reviews and the buyer’s guide, we hope to provide you with all the information that you need to choose the right model for you. Good luck tackling the stale smell of damp and eradicating patches of mould or dampness from your home!
How We Compared Dehumidifiers
To find the right dehumidifiers we considered multiple factors including:
- Desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifier
- Features and modes
- Size and capacity
Our team independently examined and compared hundreds of products to help satisfy different needs. We spent our time researching dehumidifiers and consulting customer reviews to ultimately bring you what, in our opinion, are the best options on the market right now.
To find out more about our editorial process, take a look here.
Dehumidifier Reviews – Top 10 Picks
The Gocheer Mini Dehumidifier achieves our Editor’s Choice award for its many different features, capacity, and unimposing build! It is very compact with dimensions of 38.7 cm by 26.5 cm by 18.4 cm and weighs 2.73 kg, but it has a maximum capacity to hold 2000 ml on its tank and remove 1000 ml of water from the air each day.
There is a red light to indicate when the water tank is full and needs emptying. Still, this compact dehumidifier also has an automatic switch-off function to prevent water from overflowing when the tank is full. Furthermore, there is easy access to the tank to remove it and replace it, so it is a quick and untroublesome task to do!
Another feature that we love about this best dehumidifier is that it is quiet when operating. It has a noise level rating of 40 decibels which means it won’t be too loud to have running in a bedroom at night or in a lounge during the day.
This dehumidifier is also kind on your energy bills and for the environment as it only uses 48 W an hour or 1.15 kW of energy over a 24 hour period if on all the time. Finally, this best dehumidifier is effective in an area of 480 ft².
- Quiet noise level of 40 decibels
- Automatic shut-off when the water tank is full
- Very compact
- Water tank capacity of 2000 ml
- It can remove moisture from the air at 1000 ml per day
- The light on the unit may be too bright for overnight use
- The level of moisture removal from the air may not be sufficient for very damp rooms
- There are not any modes to choose between on this dehumidifier
Our luxury choice MeacoDry ABC Dehumidifier was the winner of the Which? Best Buy 2021 award, and we heartily recommend it too! It is at the upper-end expense wise, but it offers a large capacity and is beautifully quiet to run. In addition, for a small dehumidifier, at only 30 cm by 25 cm by 46.3 cm, it has an impressive 10 L water tank!
This quiet dehumidifier runs at between 35 and 40 decibels, making it perfect for running overnight in bedrooms or in small flats or houses. Additionally, the Meaco dehumidifier displays the humidity levels in your room, and you can easily adjust the settings to your target humidity level.
The MeacoDry ABC Dehumidifier has several modes or functions that are worth mentioning. It will automatically switch off when the water tank is full, and it has a laundry function and an auto-off function where you can set the timer for how long it should run. Additionally, a child lock prevents little fingers from adjusting the settings of the dehumidifier!
Finally, we love that this has a low energy consumption and will only cost 2.45 pence per hour, based on 15.2 pence per kWh.
- Very quiet while in use
- Child lock
- Lightweight and energy efficient
- Auto-off function when the tank is full
- There is only one handle at the back of the unit, making it difficult to lift and move
- Quite heavy at 10.5 kg
- It may still make a background noise
This is an inexpensive and portable dehumidifier by Pro Breeze. It is one of the smallest dehumidifiers in our review, but it is perfect if you have a problem room, such as a bathroom, kitchen, maybe even a caravan. It can remove up to 250 ml of excess moisture from the air in a day, and the water tank has the capacity to hold 500 ml, so you do not need to empty it every day. The budget dehumidifier also has a light that indicates when the water tank needs emptying.
The dehumidifier uses Peltier technology to make it very quiet while in use and extremely energy efficient so you won’t find your electricity bills suddenly going through the roof! It is also straightforward to use, with a simple on-off switch, and the water tank is easy to empty with a plug to remove as you empty away from the water and then replace it on the dehumidifier.
At only slightly over 1 kg, it is very lightweight and easily transportable but effectively removes mould spores and reduces humidity levels from the air. However, it may struggle to completely eradicate condensation from a room.
- Very lightweight
- Low energy consumption
- Simple operation
- Uses Peltier technology
- Not suitable for the whole house, it is more suited to a small room
- 500 ml water tank
- It may struggle to completely remove excess moisture from the air
This best mini dehumidifier by UGHEZZ has dimensions of 15 cm by 15 cm by 25.6 cm and only weighs 1.3 kg, making it perfect if you have a little available space to house a dehumidifier. Although it is small, it does have a 1000 ml capacity, which is larger than some of the other best dehumidifiers in our top ten reviews.
The UGHEXX dehumidifier can remove 400-450 ml of excess water from the air per day, and the machine automatically switches off when the tank has between 700-800 ml of water in it to prevent any overflow.
Another thing to recommend this dehumidifier is its noise level. At only 35-39 decibels, it is very quiet when in use, making it suitable to have running overnight in a bedroom. Additionally, it is simple to use with a one-touch operation and has a red light illumination to indicate when the tank is full and needs emptying. It is also possible to set other lighting effects by pressing the on-off button.
Like other Peltier dehumidifiers, this removes excess water from the atmosphere by reducing the air’s temperature as it passes through the dehumidifying element. It then creates condensation, which becomes water drops that collect in the tank.
- LED illumination
- Auto-off safety feature when the water tank is at capacity
- Low decibel level
- Uses Peltier technology
- 1000 ml capacity
- It may not be powerful enough to really reduce humidity levels
- It may still be too noisy to have it on in a bedroom if you are a light sleeper
- It may not have a long lifespan
This is the first of our desiccant dehumidifiers in our top ten. It works by absorbing the moisture from the air, where it then drips into the tank. This portable dehumidifier has a 7 L extraction capacity and a 2 L water container, where it is also possible to attach the supplied 1 m water hose for continuous drainage. The benefit of a desiccant dehumidifier is that it can work successfully at lower temperatures, whereas standard ones struggle to work below 8° C. This dehumidifier will work in cold rooms, even down to 1° C!
We also like the functions that the EcoAir DD1 Simple Blue delivers. It has a tilt-over auto-off function, which will turn off the dehumidifier in the situation that it is knocked over. It will also turn off when the water tank is full to prevent any spillover and has an auto-restart function too!
There are two main modes to run the dehumidifier in, turbo and quiet mode. The turbo mode is for when there are very high levels of mould and dampness in your home and can be reverted back to the quiet mode once the relative humidity of your home has lowered.
At 6 kg, this is our best portable dehumidifier, as it is lightweight and has a foldaway handle at the top of the unit to move it from one problem area to another. Finally, it also has a Nano silver filter that traps dust and removes it from the air in your room.
- Safety auto-off and anti-tilt features
- Desiccant technology
- Works at low temperatures
- Nanosilver filter
- Turbo and eco modes
- It may be noisy when on the turbo mode
- The Nanosilver filter needs cleaning every two weeks
- It is difficult to see the water level in the tank through the viewing window
This small Peltier dehumidifier is perfect for you if you need to watch your electricity bills or you want an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solution to your damp issues. It uses a minimal 23 W of energy per hour, making it our best low-energy dehumidifier.
In addition, it is quiet when running, producing only 35 decibels when in use. This makes it suitable for running in a bedroom or office. It is also extremely compact, at only 16.3 cm by 10.7 cm by 26.7 cm, and weighs just 1.2 kg!
The Hysure dehumidifier has a 700 ml water container and can remove 300 ml of humidity from the air per day. The tank is easy to remove from the unit and empty, just by removing the plug and then replacing it when empty. It is also very simple to operate with a one-touch button. The LED light will go from green to yellow when the tank is full and needs emptying.
This dehumidifier will work in an area of 15 m², so it is perfect for smaller rooms but may not be powerful enough for larger spaces.
- Quiet at only 35 decibels
- Energy efficient
- Simple to use
- Auto-off when the tank is full
- Very compact
- It may be difficult to move the unit as there are no handles or grip areas
- The dehumidifier may not reduce the humidity level sufficiently if you have a very damp room
- There are no programmes or turbo or boost modes
Our best quiet dehumidifier accolade goes to this Pro Breeze model, which is ‘Quiet Mark’ certified, an award given exclusively to the quietest products on the market! Although quiet, this dehumidifier is not lacking in power or capacity. It has a 1.8 L tank and can extract 12 L of moisture from the air in a 24-hour period. You can fit a hose to the tank if you want to use it in the continuous dehumidification mode.
There is a digital control panel that allows you to view the humidity level of your room, set the desired level, and select different programmes, from auto, continuous, and sleep. Additionally, there is a 24-hour timer that you can use to control the hours when the dehumidifier works.
The dimensions of this dehumidifier are 21.7 cm by 29.6 cm by 43.7 cm, and it weighs 9.5 kg. Although heavier than some of the other models in this review, the unit has four wheels making it easy to move around from one room to another.
Finally, there is a child lock safety feature to stop small fingers from changing settings and a fan-only mode for circulating air around a room.
- Quiet Mark certified
- Portable on wheels
- Several different programmes, including auto, continuous, and sleep
- Digital control panel
- Fan-only mode
- The collection tank may rattle in its base
- The water makes a dripping noise when working
- The buttons on the digital display may not be very responsive
This small dehumidifier works best in high humidity environments like bathrooms, removing between 700 and 1000 ml of moisture from the air in 24-hours, in a room with a humidity level of up to 80%.
This best dehumidifier for bathrooms is simple to use, with a one-touch operation, so there are no confusing timers or settings to work out before setting it to work, resolving your damp problem. The on-off switch will light up red when the collection tank is full, and the dehumidifier will automatically switch off to prevent it from overfilling. The tank has a good 2 L capacity for such a compact dehumidifier.
The energy efficiency of this model is also another plus point, as it only uses 48 W per hour or 1.15 kW in 24-hours. It also operates at less than 40 decibels, so it should not produce annoying or distracting noises when in use. Additionally, it is lightweight at only 1.8 kg, and its dimensions are 20.8 cm by 14.99 cm by 33.71 cm.
This is probably not a powerful enough unit to use to tackle dampness throughout your whole house, as it is effective for a 44.5 m² area.
- Suitable for a high humidity level
- Simple to use
- Quiet in use
- Compact and lightweight
- Automatically switches off when the tank is full
- Not suitable to run when the room temperature is less than 15° C
- May not extract the level of water it states it can
- Not suitable for a large area
This one-touch dehumidifier by Duronic could not be more simple to use; you simply press the on-off switch, and away it goes to tackling your damp or condensation problem. This is not a whole house dehumidifier as it only has enough power for spaces up to 15 m² and is more suited to utility rooms, bedrooms, or cupboards.
It has an extraction rate of 250 ml per day and a 500 ml tank for collecting moisture, so you will not need to empty the tank daily. The water level is visible in the tank, so you can see how much is being extracted, but it will automatically switch itself off when full to prevent any spillover.
If you have a mild damp problem, this may be the best dehumidifier for you, and it will help you in saving energy, too, as it only has a 22.5 W motor. Its dimensions are 22 cm by 14.5 cm by 10 cm, and it weighs just 1 kg!
- Compact and can be placed on shelves it is so small
- Automatically switches off when full
- Simple one-touch operation
- It may not bring humidity levels down
- Only suitable for small rooms
- It may not be long-lasting
This is a workhorse of a dehumidifier! It is able to remove up to 20 l of moisture from the air in your home and has a 5.5 l tank to collect the water extracted. A continuous drainage hose is also included when you buy this unit if you intend to leave it running all of the time, or the unit will automatically switch off when the tank is full.
There are three humidity light indicators, showing levels of 30-50%, 50-70%, and +70%. Additionally, there is a 24-hour timer, so you can set the dehumidifier to come on or turn it off when you are not going to be at home. Four modes are easily selected from the digital display panel and include two fan speeds of high and low, a normal and a laundry drying mode.
The dimensions of this dehumidifier are 20 cm by 32 cm by 58 cm, and it weighs 13.8 kg making it one of the heavier units in our top ten, but it has four wheels for easy movement. Finally, there is also a sleep mode where the display is muted so as not to disturb you and a child lock facility!
- 5-litre water tank capacity
- Can rapidly reduce humidity
- LCD display
- Sleep mode
- Four pre-set programmes
- It may be noisy when starting up and shutting off.
- The touch control display may be difficult to use at times, and the options need to be touched at the right angle to activate them.
- The drainage hose may not be large enough to drain water away efficiently.
There are a few things to consider when choosing the best dehumidifiers in the UK: the level of damp issue that you have, the space you have available to house a dehumidifier, and the type that will work best for you in the area where you have an issue. Therefore, we have set out these considerations for you, along with some further information and advice, to help you find the right dehumidifier for you.
Desiccant or Refrigerant Dehumidifier
There are two main types of dehumidifiers, desiccant and refrigerant. At a high level, a desiccant dehumidifier works by absorbing excess humidity from the air and then extracting the liquid into a tank. A refrigerant dehumidifier cools the air that is pulled in to it, which causes moisture in the air to condense and drip into a collection tank.
Refrigerant dehumidifiers work best in warm and high humidity environments, for example, in rooms with central heating. Still, they have a limitation that they may not work so well in rooms or areas with low temperatures, such as cellars, garages, or non-central heated houses.
A desiccant dehumidifier works around this issue by not relying on the temperature difference to work and is, therefore, a good solution for colder temperatures.
Features and Modes
Some of the best dehumidifiers market themselves on the fact that they are extremely easy to use and have a one-touch button operation. This might be what exactly you are looking for in a cheap dehumidifier, the ability to switch it on and let it get to work. However, if you are looking to spend a bit more and gain added functionality, then below, we have set out some of the main features or modes that you can expect to find.
Sleep or Quiet Mode
If you have a damp or condensation issue in a bedroom or office and wish to have the dehumidifier running while you are also in the room, then look for one that has a quiet or sleep mode. This will obviously be quieter than in other modes, but if the model also has an LCD display or light indicators, these may also be dimmed so as not to disturb you.
Take a look at the quietest dehumidifier in our top ten!
If you live in a house or flat with little outdoor space, or it is the middle of winter, you may need to dry clothes indoors, and this can cause condensation to develop if there is nowhere for the damp air to go. Running a dehumidifier in laundry mode while drying clothes will help to dry clothes and keep damp air to a minimum.
For areas where damp and mould are ongoing issues, you may wish to purchase a dehumidifier that you can leave to run on a continuous drainage mode. A hose will be supplied with the unit and can be fitted from the tank to run off into a drain or larger container.
Some dehumidifiers may act as an air purifier mode by using a filter to remove any dust mites or other allergens from the air. The most common is a HEPA filter which can remove 99.97% of particles from the air.
All of the models from our dehumidifier reviews have an auto-off feature when the collection tank becomes full. This is to ensure that there is no overspill and that you don’t have to be at home or in the room when it is running to ensure that no accidents happen.
Anti-tilt Safety Feature
Similar to the feature mentioned above, some of the larger dehumidifiers have to switch off automatically if the unit is accidentally knocked over.
Rather than either a one-touch switch or perhaps a dial that will set a humidity level, some dehumidifiers come with LCD displays that show the actual humidity level in a room and where you can set timers, programmes, and the target humidity level.
Size and Capacity
To some extent, power and capacity tend to go hand in hand with size, but not always. Therefore, it is worth considering the extent of your damp or condensation problem and measuring the humidity level of your house if you can prior to purchasing a dehumidifier so that you can select one that has the right capacity for the job.
The extraction rate of our best dehumidifiers varies from 250 ml to a really significant 20 L in a 24-hour period. This does not mean that the tank holds that amount, though, so it is also important to consider its capacity. You don’t want a dehumidifier with a really high extraction rate but a relatively small tank that you have to keep emptying!
You can buy a whole-house dehumidifier or one that is perfect for running in a small room; the choice is yours!
Hopefully, our review of the best dehumidifiers has helped to provide you with the information and advice you need to find the right dehumidifier for your damp or mould problem. Our aim is that you’ll have been able to find the best house dehumidifier, so you are able to start living in a less humid and damp environment.
However, if you’re still struggling to make a decision between the many dehumidifiers on offer, you can try our Editor’s Choice – the Gocheer Mini Dehumidifier. This is definitely our recommendation for the best dehumidifier UK stores have to offer.
This best dehumidifier under £100 is compact at only 38 cm by 25.4 cm by 17.8 cm, and weighing 2.66 kg, but it has a maximum capacity to hold 2 l of water in its tank and remove 1000 ml of moisture from the air each day which is an impressive extraction rate!
In comparison to even the best desiccant dehumidifier, it is very energy efficient and only uses 48 W an hour or 1.15 kW of energy over a 24 hour period if on all the time. Another feature that we love about this best dehumidifier is that it is quiet when operating. It has a noise level rating of 40 decibels which means it won’t be too loud to have running in a bedroom at night or in a lounge during the day.
There is a red light to indicate when the water tank is full and needs emptying, but this small dehumidifier also has an automatic switch-off function when the tank is full to prevent water from overflowing. There is easy access to the tank to remove and replace it, so it is quick and simple to do!
If you find you get condensation developing during cold weather or are drying clothes indoors, which creates damp conditions, then this is the perfect dehumidifier for you; it is compact but powerful enough to effectively remove excess moisture from a room.
Enjoy banishing damp and mould from your home and embrace warm, dry conditions with your new dehumidifier! What do you think about our options? Let us know and leave a comment below!
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