I am very impressed with Meaco’s range of dehumidifiers and air purifiers and I am therefore only delighted to review the Meaco 10L Small Home Dehumidifier.
The Meaco 10L Small Home Dehumidifier is a compressor dehumidifier which is typically a heavier and noisier type of dehumidifier than a desiccant model.
However we will start this review with a quick bullet point summary of the features and specifications of the Meaco 10L Small Home Dehumidifier. We will then compare prices between the top retailers which will be followed by an in-depth review.
Features of The Meaco 10L Small Home Dehumidifier
- Electronic controls
- 10 Litre Capacity
- Rotary Compressor Type
- Simple style control panel
- Continuous Drainage
- Suitable for small 3 bedroom house
Specifications of The Meaco 10L Small Home Dehumidifier
- Power Supply (Ph/V/Hz): 1-220~240V/50Hz
- Moisture Removal: 10L/Day
- Power consumption 220W
- Noise Level: 46 dB(A)
- Water Tank Volume; 2.0l
- Operating Range 5- 35 °C
- Air Flow (nominal) >88 (m³)
- Applicable Area 18 – 30 (m²)
- Up to room size 80-120 (m²)
- Refrigerant type / change R134a/120g
- Net Dimension (W*H*D) 296mm x 483mm x 186mm
- Net/Gross weight 8.75 / 9.52Kg
The filter is a standard dust filter as would be expected for a unit of this purpose.
Located at the rear of the unit the filter is easily removable for cleaning.
Tank and Extraction Rate
The plastic water tank holds 2 litres of water and is located on the lower rear of the dehumidifier.
Unfortunately there is no plastic water view window on the front of the unit which would allow you to view the water level without having to rely on the ‘water tank full’ indicator which alights when the tank is full.
When the water tank is full the dehumidifier stops automatically and will resume operations once the tank has been emptied.
The Meaco 10L Small Home Dehumidifier comes with a continuous drainage option which allows you to leave the dehumidifier running continuously as the water tank empties automatically in a sink or other drainage device.
The continuous drainage feature is very handy for use in caravans, boats, sheds and garages etc and the Meaco 10L comes with a drainage hose for this purpose..
Stated extraction level is around 10L per day however you will probably find that your extraction levels will be lower than this especially in lower temperatures. This is a typical situation in the UK as our humidity and temperature levels are generally lower than the climate that the dehumidifier was tested in.
The control panel features soft push buttons which give the unit a nice modern look.
In the centre of the control panel are two large buttons. One that lights up when the power is on and the other which you push to turn the unit ‘on’ and ‘off’.
Strangely the lowest setting, identified by a water droplet, only controls relative humidity at around 80% which is much to wet for healthy living. You in all likelyhood not need this setting and I am not sure why it has been included.
The next setting, identified by two water droplets and a thumbs up figure, sets the dehumidifier to work at around 60% RH. This is the setting which you will use most often.
The third setting, identified by, you guessed it, three water droplets brings the RH down to 40% before the unit switches off.
The final setting is a ‘Laundry’ mode which is ideal for drying clothes indoors.
On the extreme left off the control panel there is a light that turns on when the unit is working. Beneath that is the ‘Water Tank Full’ indicator which lights up when the water tank is full and below that is the ‘deicing’ light. In colder temperatures the rods of a compressor dehumidifier may freeze up. If this occurs the Meaco 10L Small Home Dehumidifier will defrost and perate again for 40 minutes before deicing again.
On a whole the control panel is easy to understand and operate.
The Meaco 10L Small Home Dehumidifier comes with a standard one year warranty however upon purchase you have the option of extending the warranty by up to 5 years.
1 x Meaco 10L Small Home Dehumidifier
1 x Quick Start Instructions
1 x Continuous Drainage Hose
- Quality Brand
- Light and Quiet for Compressor Model
- Good Extraction
- Modern Control Panel
- Nice Looking with Blue Trim
- Continuous Drainage
- Water Tank Auto Stop
- No LED humidity display
- No Castor Wheels
- Lack of Water Level Viewer
Competition in this market segment is very high and the Meaco 10L Small Home Dehumidifier does a good job at competing with its rivals.
Knowing that Meaco uses great technology you could consider purchasing this dehumidifier if you are looking for a small home solution.
What Others Are Saying
The Meaco 10L Small Home Dehumidifier rates at 4.5 / 5 stars on Amazon which is very good for a dehumidifier.
Here is what those who have purchased this unit are saying;
- ‘ a very usefull product for a very good price’
- ‘A wonderful little machine. Does the job perfectly’
- ‘Great for humid dorm/apartment’
- ‘My verdict: Get one if you can afford it!!!’
- ‘One of the best white goods i have ever bought, does the job great’
- ‘Just brilliant! Very good results in 3 bed bungalow. Excellent buy.’
- ‘superb piece of kit’