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The Best Meaco Dehumidifiers For 2019

This buyer’s guide is for those who are looking to buy the best Meaco dehumidifier in 2019. In this guide, we review and rate the top five Meaco dehumidifiers based on the pros and cons of each model and guide can help you find the right Meaco dehumidifier for your situation. Read on to find out more.

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Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier

Meaco 20L Dehumidifier

 

The Meaco 20L is one of the best dehumidifiers on the market. It excels in every important category, including energy efficiency, water extraction, noise, and ease of use. It has also been on the Which? Best Buy list for several years.

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Who Are Meaco?

Meaco was started in 1991 by Chris and Michelle Michael. Initially, they specialised in monitoring and control equipment for museums and art galleries. However, in 1991, they were approached by Mitsubishi Electric to be the sole distributor of portable dehumidifiers (a relationship that lasts to this day).

In 2005 the pair sold the museums and art galleries side of the business to focus on the distribution and manufacturing of dehumidifiers. Fast forward to the present day, Meaco is one of the major players in the international dehumidifier industry. Meaco sells to over 20 countries throughout Europe and South Africa.

Why buy a Meaco dehumidifier?

Meaco is one of the top viewed as one of the best brands in the dehumidifier industry.

The brand has such a wide array of models to choose from, and it has made advancements in product features all aimed at saving consumers money while their dehumidifiers are operating.

Meaco dehumidifiers are some of the most highly rated in the Which? Best Buy range (UK Consumers’ Association). Also, consumers who have been reviewed by Which? rated them as very reliable and good value for money.

Recently, Which? published a list of the top three must-buy dehumidifiers in 2018, and of those three, two of them are Meaco dehumidifiers.

PROS:
  • Models are great at extracting water.
  • Digital display and electronic controls easy to use.
  • Meaco to product very energy efficient models.
  • A range of large or smaller dehumidifiers.
  • A range of compressor or desiccant models.
CONS:
  • Certain models can be expensive.
  • Certain models can make a lot of noise.

Best Meaco Dehumidifies

Our team has put a list of the top Meaco dehumidifiers to help you decide which model best suits your needs.

Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier

Meaco 20L Dehumidifier

 

The Meaco 20L is one of the best dehumidifiers on the market. It excels in every important category, including energy efficiency, water extraction, noise, and ease of use. It has also been on the Which? Best Buy list for several years.

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9Expert Score
Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier

Water Extraction
10
Energy Efficiency
10
Noise
8
Easy to Use
8
PROS
  • Excellent water extraction
  • Quiet
  • Energy efficient
  • Impressive array of features
CONS
  • Takes up space

The Meaco 20L dehumidifier is a refrigerant dehumidifier, which means it is most efficient in warmer temperatures and humidities like those in your home. However, unlike other refrigerant dehumidifiers, this model also useful at lower temperatures. This gives you the option to use the appliance in rooms which are not heated.

Be aware that it measures 39x62x29 cm and weighs 13.7kg. Which puts this dehumidifier as one of the larger appliances on this list. This means that it will take up more room than other models — this is something to think about if you have a smaller home. It does come with castors and a handle, which will help you move it around.

The Meaco 20L model is relatively quiet compared to other dehumidifiers of the same size, which makes a nice change. However, the unit can still reach 45dB so if you’re very irritable by noise then this is something to bear in mind.

Meaco claims that this model has an energy rating of A+, making this one of the most energy-efficient models on the market. Not only will this unit get the job done but it won’t cost you the earth to use it. This means buying this unit can be a cost-effective method of removing damp or mould from your home.

The Meaco 20L dehumidifier also has many excellent features which makes it easy to use. The touch controls and digital display are easy to navigate and help you see what setting you’ve chosen. An automatic timer allows you to switch the unit off between one to twenty-four hours — which will enable you to get on with your day to day routine.

Other features include a continuous drainage feature, which means you don’t have to spend any time replacing the trays. However, this model has a 20-litre tank, so this shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

The added extra of including a HEPA filter to the dehumidifier can help to reduce allergens in your home. This is an excellent feature if you’re asthmatic and want to minimise the irritants in the air. Although if you wish to add HEPA filters, you will have to buy them separately.

To conclude, the Meaco 20L is one of the best dehumidifiers on the market. The model comes with a range of impressive features, which make it easy to use and to set up. The only downside is the unit is one of the larger models in this list and might not be best for smaller homes.

Product Information 
Model Number20L LE
Compressor or Desiccant
Compressor
ColourWhite
Item Weight12.6 Kg
Product Dimensions38.5 x 59.5 x 29 cm
Power / Wattage255 watts
Voltage240 volts
Auto ShutoffNo
Energy Efficiency ClassA+ to C
Power Consumption255W
Noise Level Maximum45dB(A)
Air Flow (nominal)160m³/hour
Tank6 liters
Operating Temperatures 5 – 35°C
Product Features 
HumidistatYes
Meaco Control LogicYes
Auto RestartYes
Child LockYes
Electronic ControlsYes
Fan SpeedsTwo
FilterYes (Option of a HEPA filter (one free in the box to try))
Laundry ModeYes
LourveYes - Motorised
Digital DisplayYes
IonizerNo
Off-TimerYes
Continuous Drainage OptionYes (hose not included)
Compressor TypeRotary

Read more information about the product in the Meaco 20L dehumidifier instruction manual.

Meaco DD8L Zambezi Dehumidifier

Meaco DD8L Zambezi Dehumidifier

 

Just like the Meaco 20L, the Meaco DD8L Zambezi is one of the best dehumidifiers on the market. This model excels at energy-efficiency, extracting water quickly, and ease of use.

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9Expert Score
Meaco DD8L Zambezi Dehumidifier

Water Extraction
10
Energy Efficiency
8
Noise
6
Easy to Use
10
PROS
  • Quick at water extraction in room temperature and colder conditions
  • Very energy efficient
  • Straightforward to use
  • Auto setting works effectively
CONS
  • Small tank

This model is a desiccant dehumidifier and can work at average room temperatures, as well as during colder conditions. It can quickly extract water from the air, either in a bedroom or cold garage. Just like most dehumidifiers, do not use this unit in freezing conditions.

The Meaco DD8L is an energy class A, just like the Meaco 20L, which means it doesn’t use a lot of energy when it extracts water. This energy-efficient model will allow you to get results quicker, but won’t cause you to pay through the teeth for the results.

It weighs 8kg and is 36 x 20 x 55 cm in size which makes this model one of the smaller dehumidifiers on our list. If you were put off by the Meaco 20L size and weight, then the Meaco DD8L might be a better option. It is an excellent choice for those with smaller homes. Also, the unit has a handle on the top to help you move it around the house.

The DD8L has a simple digital display and electronic controls which make operating this unit a dream.

Also, the unique Meaco control logic in this model allows you to maintain a chosen humidity level. The Meaco DD8L will monitor the room humidity level every 30 minutes to maintain the moisture level. This process saves on electricity and money; a bonus if you’re looking to reduce costs.

Another great set of features for those who have asthma is the ioniser and anti-bacterial filters. These keep the air clean and help to reduce irritants like mould spores. Be aware that the filter will never need to be replaced but will need to be cleaned at least every two weeks.

The Meaco DD8L’s water tank holds 3 litres of water. So, if you do not wish to remove the water trays every time it gets full, then we’d recommend utilizing the continuous drain facility. To do this, you’ll need to attach a hose to the unit and make sure it leads to a low-level drain outlet or a sink.

If you’re looking for a smaller and compact dehumidifier, then look no further than the Meaco DD8L Zambezi model. It is energy-efficient, quick at extracting water, and straightforward to use.

Product Information 
Model NumberDD8L Z
Compressor or DesiccantDesiccant
ColourWhite
Item Weight7.8 Kg
Product Dimensions36 x 20 x 55 cm
Capacity8 liters
Tank3 liters
Power / Wattage650 watts
Voltage240 volts
MaterialPlastic
Auto ShutoffNo
Number of Speeds3
Energy Efficiency ClassA+ to C
Runtime24 minutes
Noise level41/45/50dBA at one meter
Product Features 
Humidistat Yes
Meaco Control Logic Yes
Auto restart Yes
Child Lock Yes
Electronic controls Yes
Fan Speeds Three
Filter Yes - Anti-bacterial
Laundry Mode Yes
Lourve Yes
Digital Display Yes
Ioniser Yes
Off Timer Yes
Continuous drainage optio0n Yes
Operating Temperatures 1 - 37°C

Read more information about the product in the Meaco DD8L Zambezi Desiccant dehumidifier instruction manual.

Meaco Junior DD8L Dehumidifier

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The Meaco Junior DD8L is one of the most compact and lightest dehumidifiers on this list. If you’re looking for a dehumidifier which can operate in both cold and warm temperatures, take up very little space and extract a lot of water then this is the model for you.

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Meaco Portable Compact Dehumidifier DD8L

Water Extraction
10
Energy Efficiency
6
Noise
6
Easy to Use
8
PROS
  • Excellent water extraction rate
  • Compact model
  • Electronic timer
  • Clothes drying feature
CONS
  • Small tank

This Meaco dehumidifier is very effective at extracting moisture from the air. It’s a desiccant dehumidifier and works just as effectively in cold and warm temperatures — making it an ideal option to get rid of any unwanted moisture from a garage or conservatory. However, do remember that no dehumidifier should be operating in freezing conditions.

One of the best things about this dehumidifier is that it’s one of the most compact and light on the market. The Meaco Junior DD8L only weighs 6.2Kg and has a dimension of 18x35x50 cm. This makes it very portable and easy to move from room to room in any home.

Concerning energy efficiency, the Meaco Junior DD8L isn’t bad, but it is not the best. If you’re looking to minimize costs while running a dehumidifier in your home, then we’d recommend looking into the Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier.

Regarding the noise, it’s not the quietest model in this list, but it is not the worst. If you’re irritated by sound easily, then the Junior DD8L might not be for you. However, take into account where you’ll be placing the model. If you’re putting it in a garage or conservatory, then sound from it operating shouldn’t be a problem.

The downside to having a compact model is that the water tank only holds up to 2-litres. So be aware that if you don’t set-up the continuous draining feature, then you’ll be emptying it throughout the day. This model also comes with a wall mounted bracket, if you don’t want to keep bumping into it.

Just like the DD8L Zambezi model, this dehumidifier comes with Meaco control logic so it will monitor the room humidity level every 30 mins to maintain the moisture level. It also comes with an auto-restart and electronic controls which make it easy to operate.

The Meaco Junior DD8L is a strong contender for those looking for a dehumidifier for their home, garage or conservatory. It can operate in colder and warmer temperatures, is lightweight and very compact, and can extract a lot of moisture from the air.

Product Information 
Compressor or Desiccant Desiccant
Item Weight 6.4 Kg
Product Dimensions 18 x 35 x 50 cm
Item model number DD8L
Manufacturer Part Number DD8L
Item Weight 6.40 Kilograms
Voltage 240 volts
Wattage 650 watts
Dehumidifying capacity 8 liters/day
Capacity water container 2 liters
Air flow 80/100/115m3/h
For homes up to Small 5 bedroom house
Operating range 1 – 37°C
Product Features   
Humidistat Yes (electronic)
Meaco Control Logic Yes
Auto restart Yes
Child Lock No
Electronic controls Yes
Fan Speeds3
Filter Yes
Laundry Mode Yes
Off Timer Up to 8 hours
Continuous drainage option Yes

Read more information about the product in the Meaco portable compact DD8L dehumidifier instruction manual.

Meaco 25L Low Energy Dehumidifier

meaco 25L dehumidifier

 

Meaco 25L low energy dehumidifier is excellent at extracting water from any home, and it’s very energy-efficient due to a variety of unique product features.

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8Expert Score
Meaco 25L Low Energy Dehumidifier

Water Extraction
10
Energy Efficiency
10
Noise
4
Easy to Use
8
PROS
  • Great water extraction at room temperature
  • Efficient in cold temperatures
  • Very energy efficient
  • Easy to use
CONS
  • Noisy
  • Bulky

It’s a refrigerant dehumidifier, which is designed to operate in higher temperatures and humidities. Meaco claims that this model can extract 25-litres of water in 30ºC over 24 hours, which is impressive. However, it is not likely that those in the UK or US will According to Meaco, it will still extract 6 to 11-litres of water from the air between 15-20ºC over 24 hours. This is still impressive if you live in particularly damp conditions.

The Meaco 25L has a unique DC Motor, which helps to reduce the cost of running the appliance over long periods of time. Due to this unique feature, this dehumidifier is very energy efficient to run, and if you’re looking to reduce electricity costs, then this is a strong contender.

One of the unique features of this dehumidifier is that it’s designed to dry clothes, as well as extract moisture from the air. If you’re worried about ramping up the electricity bill by using too many electrical appliances at once, like the tumble dryer, then this feature allows you the option to reduce costs. Combined with the DC motor, this can make this model very economical to run compared to other Meaco dehumidifiers.

One the downsides to the Meaco 25L is the noise. It has four fan speeds, and one of these speed settings is for drying clothes. In this mode, it can reach 50dB which can be irritating if you’re in the same room when it’s operating. Even on the minimum setting, it will reach 42dB which is noisy, and if you’re easily agitated by constant sounds, this might put you off.

This model weighs 15.1kg and has a dimension of 38 x 29 x 64 cm — making it the heaviest and bulkiest dehumidifiers in this list. If this puts you off this model does come with wheels, making it easier to move around the house.

The Meaco 25L dehumidifier comes with a range of handy features. These features include a filter and ioniser which help clear the air, a handy feature for asthmatics. The electronic controls and digital display help make setting up the dehumidifier very easy.

It also comes with the Meaco control logic, auto restart, and off-timer which are convenient features if you don’t want to wait around the house for the dehumidifier to finish. Just remember to use the continuous drainage feature, so you don’t have to drain the water tank.

As a bonus, this dehumidifier comes with a child lock. Which means you won’t have to worry about settings suddenly changing when you have your back turned.

To conclude, the Meaco 25L low energy dehumidifier is energy-efficient and very effective at extracting water from the air. It’s packed with Meaco features which make it easy to use and even has the unique DC motor feature which helps to reduce the cost of running the machine. It can be loud when in operation, so be aware of this if you’re irritated by noise.

Product Information 
Compressor or DesiccantCompressor
Power Consumption270 watts
Noise level42/43/45/50dBA (depends on the speed mode)
Air Flow (nominal)150/170/215/280m³/hour
Water tank capacity5 liters
Water extraction capacity25 liters
Compressor typeDC Invertor
Operating Temperatures5°C to 35°C
Dimensions38 x 29 x 64 cm
Weight15 Kgs
Voltage240 volts
MaterialPlastic
Number of fans4
Energy Efficiency ClassA+ to C
Product Features 
HumidistatYes
Meaco Control LogicYes
Auto restartYes
Child LockYes
Electronic controlsYes
Fan Speeds4
FilterYes
Laundry ModeYes
LourveYes
Digital DisplayYes
IoniserYes
Off TimerYes (1-12 hours)
Continuous drainage optionYes

Read more information about the product in the Meaco 25L Low Energy dehumidifier instruction manual.

Meaco 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier and Air Purifier

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The Meaco 12L low energy dehumidifier is an excellent choice if you thought the Meaco 20L was too costly. For those looking to extract water from their flat or small home, and keep costs low, this model is worth checking out.

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8Expert Score
Meaco 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier and Air Purifier

Water Extraction
8
Energy Efficiency
10
Noise
6
Easy to Use
10
PROS
  • Quickly pulls water from the air at room temperature
  • very energy efficient
  • really easy to use
CONS
  • Poor at extracting water from colder air

The Meaco 12L low energy dehumidifier, just like the 20L, is a refrigerant dehumidifier. This means it will operate better at higher temperatures and higher humidities. It has frost watch; a feature which stops the dehumidifier from extracting water in freezing conditions (which can damage the model).

A key feature of this model is its size and weight. The Meaco 12L weighs 9.7kg and is 24.8 x 48.5 x 32.5 cm in size, which makes it one of the lighter and smaller dehumidifiers on the market. This makes it ideal for moving it around multiple rooms in a home or if you live in a flat or small home.

Concerning the extraction rate, this model is very good at extracting water out of the air at room temperatures. It can extract up to 12-litres of water per day, and coupled with its size and weight, makes it suitable for drying out a small home.

Just like the 20-litre model this dehumidifier is is an energy class A, but unlike its larger cousin, this model only uses 165 watts (the 20L uses 265 watts). This allows the Meaco 12L to run very efficiently and helps to reduce electricity costs when running.

In terms of noise, the Meaco 12L is no different compared to other dehumidifiers. When it runs the noise level can get up to 44dB. If you’re looking for a quieter model then this model not be for you.

Just like the Meaco 20L, the 12L settings are easy to navigate and use due to the electronic and digital controls. The model comes with a carry handle, making it even easier to carry the light model around the home. It also comes with a child lock which stops young hands from fiddling with the controls while it is being moved around the home.

Again, the smaller Meaco 12L model comes with a humidistat, just like the 20L. This feature helps to monitor the humidity level in a room and the dehumidifier will turn on and off to maintain the chosen humidity level.

The water tank is 2.5-litres which is one of the smallest in this list. If you will be keeping this model running continuously, and you don’t want to keep emptying the water tank, then we’d recommend using the continuous drainage option. Although you’ll need to purchase a hose to connect the dehumidifier to the drain or sink.

To conclude, if wanted the Meaco 20L but needed it smaller and cost less, then we’d recommend the Meaco 12L low energy dehumidifier. This dehumidifier is excellent at extracting water at room temperature and is small enough to fit in a flat or small home.

Product Information 
Model Number12L LE
ColourWhite
Item Weight9.5 Kg
Product Dimensions24.8 x 48.5 x 32.5 cm
Power / Wattage165 watts
Voltage240 volts
Auto ShutoffNo
Energy Efficiency ClassA+ to C
Compressor or DesiccantCompressor (refrigerant)
Power Consumption165W
Noise level Maximum44dB
Tank2.5 liters
Capacity per day11.3-liters(30°C)
Compressor typeRotary
Operating Temperatures5 – 35°C
Fan SpeedsOne
Product Features 
HumidistatYes
Meaco Control LogicYes
Auto restartYes
Child LockYes
Electronic controlsYes
FilterYes (free HEPA filter to try in the box)
Laundry ModeYes
LourveYes
Digital DisplayYes
IoniserNo
Off TimerYes
Continuous drainage optionYes (hose not included)

Read more information about the product in the Meaco 12L low energy dehumidifier instruction manual.

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