Best Mini Dehumidifier 2021 UK Guide

Aokey Mini Dehumidifier

So, you are looking for a mini dehumidifier. Maybe you have a little damp problem or you are looking to improve your sleep at night. A dehumidifier is used to reduce humidity, often in locations where excess humidity is beginning to cause problems such as damp and mold. The dehumidifier does this by sucking in air and extracting the moisture via several different technologies. The smaller and cheaper dehumidifiers we will be looking at extract moisture using the Peltier effect via thermoelectric cooling.

The dehumidifier then expels the dry air. Mold and household allergens such as dust mites, cannot thrive at low humidity levels. This is why dehumidifiers are an effective means of getting rid of them. Choosing a good one can be tough, there is a lot of crap and misinformation out there. Lucky for you, this guide will present to you our top recommendations and what to look for in a mini dehumidifier.

IN A HURRY? HERE’S OUR TOP PICKS . . .

1. Auzkin Dehumidifier 1000ml Review

  • Removes up to 450ml of water per day
  • Low Noise – 39Db
  • Auto shut-off when full, LEDs turn red
  • 1000ml water tank capacity
  • 14.6 x 14.6 x 22.7 cm
  • One button start
  • Looks cool thanks to multi-colored LEDs
  • Get rid of condensation and Mold

This model really is quite a gem and it took quite a bit of looking to find it. It comes in at a similar price to a lot of other mini-dehumidifiers but there are a few key differences. What makes this one special is the 1000ml water tank and up to 450ml/day extraction rate. You simply can’t beat those stats at this price point.

The Auzkin 1000ml will certainly help you eradicate condensation and mold in a small room, many reviewers bought it for this purpose and were not disappointed. As well as having great features, this model also has a really cool LED lighting feature. This makes it both a dehumidifier and cool looking night light with multiple colour options. This could make it a preferred option for kids’ rooms which currently use or require a night light.

If you are looking for the model with the best performance, looks AND reviews then this is certainly the product for you. It is ideal for small rooms with condensation or mold issues. A bathroom without an extractor fan would also be a good use. The LED lights make this one look more like a piece of furniture than a regular dehumidifier. We also think it is really cool and useful that you can see the water tank from the outside.

What we like

  • Big water tank
  • Big water extraction rate
  • Looks cool
  • Doubles up as a night light for kids

What we don’t like

  • 40 Watt energy consumption, many models this size use 23 Watts but have inferior extraction rates

2. Paipu 1000ML Dehumidifier Review

  • Removes up to 400ml of water per day
  • Low Noise – under 45Db
  • Auto shut-off when full
  • 1000ml water tank capacity
  • 28.2 x 15.4 x 15 cm
  • One button start
  • Get rid of condensation and Mold

The Paipu 1000ml still performs well for its price. The PAIPU 1000ml offers an excellent water extraction rate and water tank size for its price. This model is a good option for those who would rather have a more modest-looking product than the LEDs of the Auzkin 1000ml.

The product features a series of positive reviews stating that the product helped people rid small spaces of excess condensation and mold. Despite not having any LED lighting feature, the product still has quite a sleek and cool looking design. Don’t forget that you can use mini dehumidifiers to keep spaces such as pantries and walk-in wardrobes dry.

I have no hesitation in including this model in our roundup as it offers good performance for the price paid. If you need something that offers good value and looks sleek and modern, this could be for you.

What we Like

  • 1000ml water tank
  • Value
  • Extraction rate
  • Sleek design

What we don’t like

  • Unknown whether the unit runs off 23 or 40 Watts

3. Omasi Dehumidifier 600ml Review

  • Removes up to 300ml of water per day
  • Low Noise – under 35Db
  • Auto shut-off when full
  • 600ml water tank capacity
  • 15.5 x 12.9 x 22.2cm
  • One button start
  • Get rid of condensation and Mold

The most expensive doesn’t always offer the best value. We are happy to include the Omasi 600ml in our shortlist because we believe it is one of the best budget picks out there. It offers similar performance to other mini dehumidifiers but offers great value for money. It may not look as fancy as some of the others but it gets the job done.

Despite having a smaller water tank than some other mini dehumidifiers (you will have to empty it more often), it offers similar water extraction rates. You also get to see the contents of the water tank from the outside. This is a cool feature that will save you having to bend over and check how full it is!

As well as having similar specifications to other models, this is also one of the smaller mini dehumidifiers available. At only 22cm tall it really is little but it can do a big job.

What we like

  • Great value
  • Good water extraction rate
  • Quiet

What we don’t like

  • 600ml water tank requires more frequent emptying
  • Less attractive than other options

4. Aokey Dehumidifier 1000ml Review

  • Removes up to 450ml of water per day
  • 45Db
  • Auto shut-off when full
  • 1000ml water tank capacity
  • Get rid of condensation and Mould

If you do not like the other options or want something that looks a bit different , then the Aokey 1000ml is the answer. The Aokey 1000ml is one of the most popular newer models and we are happy to incorporate it into our revised 2021 list. It has soared in popularity recently, this is because it is a highly effective and sleek looking mini dehumidifier.

The Aokey 1000ml can suck an impressive 450ml of water a day out of the air and store it in the 1000ml water tank. These specifications are very impressive for the price. The cost is more than our other recommendations, but we recognize that some of you might be looking for something a little different to the previous models.

We think the AOKEY represents a great balanace between size and extraction rate and we are not surprised to see that it has become so popular. We perasonally think it is the second best looking mini dehumidifier, behind the Paipu 1000ml.

What we like

  • Good extraction rate
  • Decent water tank
  • Good value

What we don’t like

  • One of the more expensive options

5. Auzkin 600ml Dehumidifier Review

  • Removes up to 300ml of water per day
  • 33Db
  • Auto shut-off when full
  • 600ml water tank capacity
  • 14.6 x 14.6 x 22.7 cm
  • 1.18 Kg
  • Get rid of condensation and Mold

The Auzkin 600ml completes our round-up. We have featured this model because as well as having a good extraction rate, it looks really cool and is one of the quietest models available. If you are a light sleeper, then this could be the best option for you. This one emits a gentle green glow while switched on, so it could also function as a night light in a child’s room.

Unlike some cheaper units, this model comes with a detachable power cable, this gives you more choice when choosing where to place it. This model is absolutely our number one choice for children’s rooms as well as being quiet, it functions as a night light.

Many people have commented on how cool and modern the unit looks, some people want a mini dehumidifier that looks cool whilst it clears the room of condensation and mold.

What we like

  • 33Db makes it one of the quietest available
  • Looks cool and modern
  • Good water extraction rate

What we don’t like

  • Other models such as the Auzkin 1000ml offer better value in terms of water extraction rate and water tank size

What To Look For In A Mini Dehumidifier?

You would certainly be mistaken if you thought all mini dehumidifiers were the same. Whilst they serve the same purpose and may look similar, we have found some things that you should look for and consider before making any purchases. Please look through our below guide, hopefully it helps you make the best purchase for your own needs

Water extraction rate

Most mini dehumidifiers can extract between 300ml a day and 700ml a day. Users need to be aware that these are the maximum possible extraction rates in ideal conditions (30C at 80% Relative Humidity). Real-world extraction rates will usually be less than those reported by manufacturers. This is because of room temperature usually being 20-22C (62-72F), below what is required for maximum extraction. You can still expect your dehumidifier to extract a good amount of water in normal conditions.

Water tank size

You can probably guess why this is important. A larger water tank requires emptying less often. Dividing the water tank size by the stated extraction rate will help you figure out roughly how often you will need to empty the tank. For example, the Kloudic 600ml has a 300ml/day extraction rate, we know that it will likely be less than this so it will need emptying every 2-3 days.

Size and weight

This one really depends on what you need for your personal circumstances. Naturally, mini dehumidifiers always tend to be small but there can be some differences. You might want a particularly small unit that blends in with the furniture, in this case, we would recommend the Kloudic 600ml or the Auzkin 1000ml. On the other hand, you might only care about getting rid of moisture and not care about appearances, in this case, we would recommend the Gocheer 2000ml.

Noise

How much noise you want to put up with depends mostly on which room you will be using the mini dehumidifier. If you intend on using it in a more private space such as a bedroom, a super quiet option like the Kloudic 600ml might be best. If you need something for a less private room such as a kitchen or conservatory then the Gocheer 2000ml could offer you the best value option.

Best Mini Dehumidifier Brand?

The well-known dehumidifier brands generally produce larger models and do not focus on producing mini dehumidifiers. For that reason, there tends to be a large number of brands involved in the mini dehumidifier industry. We suggest shopping around after reading the above recommendations and guidance to come to your own conclusions on what is best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where should I put the mini dehumidifier?

There are very few rules when it comes to where to place your mini dehumidifier. The key thing to avoid is placing it in a location where the air intake would be blocked or obstructed. Identify which end is the air intake and ensure that this is not obstructed and you can place it where you like. If you have a room that suffers from condensation on one side, then you may wish to place the dehumidifier on this side of the room.

Q: How much do they cost to run?

This can vary based on what model you purchase. As a rule of thumb, most mini dehumidifiers run on either 23 Watts or 40 Watts. Please use this calculator if you live in the UK to see what this means for you and running costs.

Q: Do I need to clean my mini dehumidifier?

Most models do not require any special cleaning rituals. Aside from emptying the water tank when necessary, there is very little upkeep involved. If your mini dehumidifier gets a bit dusty or the water tank starts to get a bit grubby, feel free to give it a quick dust or a clean. Obviously do not wash any of the electrical components.

Q: Can a mini dehumidifier cause dehydration?

Nope, this is practically impossible. As we looked at earlier, the higher the relative humidity, the higher the water extraction rates. As humidity levels get close to normal (40-50%), dehumidifiers become less effective and extract less water. Surprisingly, in the home environment excess humidity is more likely to cause dehydration than low humidity. When you are living in a humid environment, sweat cannot evaporate and cool you down. This causes a vicious cycle where sweat cannot cool you down so you sweat excessively and can become dehydrated.

Q: Do dehumidifiers have any health impacts?

They do and they are positive if you are currently living in excess humidity. Please see our previous article on the health benefits of owning a dehumidifier. In our opinion, the top benefit is keeping mold and allergens at bay as well as improving sleep quality!

Wrap up

Choosing the best mini dehumidifier for you might look like a simple process, but you should carefully consider the above information before making it. We hope this article has drawn some useful information to your attention and has helped you make the best purchase for your individual circumstances. If you need something bigger for a more serious mould problem, please refer to our best Uk dehumidifier in 2021 guide.

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