10 Best Dehumidifiers For Drying Clothes In The UK (2022)

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Last Updated on January 11, 2022

Are you sitting with damp laundry on a rainy day? A dehumidifier with laundry mode can banish this unwelcome scenario forever. Let’s discover which one is the best dehumidifier for drying clothes, shall we?

Product Testing & Comparison

Our reviewer used a very specific set of guidelines to judge what went where on our list:

  1. Effectiveness of dehumidfying, drying clothes
  2. Ease of use & mobility
  3. Capacity and size

Our reviewer focused most on how well each dehumidifier did its primary job – removing humidity. The ease of use (specifically how easy it is to set up and move around if needed) was the second most important metric, with capacity and size being the last determining factors.

While most of the items on this list are pretty good-sized, the smaller capacity devices on this list performed so well that their diminutive size and capacity didn’t even make a difference.


Our Top 3 Laundry Dehumidifier Picks
1. The Best Dehumidifier For Clothes By Meaco
2. The Best Dehumidifier For The Bedroom By Newentor
3. The Best Desiccant Dehumidifier By Pro Breeze


The Best Dehumidifiers Reviewed In 2022


1. The Low Energy Dehumidifier With DC Motor For Damp Condensation and Mould Removal By Meaco (ASIN #B07XDZ6T9Y)

The Low Energy Dehumidifier With DC Motor By Meaco

Specifications:

  • Item dimensions L x W x H:‎ 38 x 29 x 64 cm
  • Capacity: 25 litres/day
  • Power/Wattage: 330 Watts

We chose this as the top dehumidifier for several reasons. Among the best perks that you can expect are the machine’s low energy needs and damp fighting abilities.

With an A+++ energy rating, you don’t have to worry about running costs beyond what you’d like to spend. This feature also makes it more useful than a tumble dryer and dehumidifiers with higher power requirements. The secret is the DC motor – the more you use it to dry clothes, the less power it uses.

The dehumidifier battles mould, condensation, and dampness in a 5-room home. You can also dry your clothes perfectly each time, thanks to four modes that control everything from the humidity level to the fan speed. The child lock ensures that only you operate the machines as well.

Our reviewer loved this, plain and simple. Yes, the filter needs to be cleaned – but so does every filter. Yes, it can be loud on high – so don’t put it on high! The incredibly energy efficiency and ability to remember settings makes this great. The added bonus of a child lock sold our reviewer that this was the best of the best. Trust us – you’ll be happy with this.

Pros

  • The product measures 38 x 29 x 64 cm.
  • Energy efficiency rating A+++.
  • The extraction rate is about 25 liters per day.
  • The humidifier remembers its settings after a power blackout.
  • Child lock.
  • 3-year warranty

Cons

  • The noise is noticeable on the higher settings.
  • The filter on the back needs regular cleaning.

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2. The Best Dehumidifier for Medium to Large Size Homes By Newentor (Product #ND-25-DE)

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Specifications:

  • Item dimensions L x W x H:‎ ‎37 x 27 x 50.5 cm
  • Capacity: 25 litres
  • Power/Wattage: 330 Watts

This dehumidifier is a good choice for anyone who loves a sleek, white look. The modern appliance fits into any room in the home with its modern-looking finish. But besides being a cute face, the model also offers great perks.

Do you want to move the dehumidifier to another part of your home but cannot pick up heavy furniture? No problem. This unit has attachable wheels that make it mobile and easy to move.

It is particularly suited to the bedroom and if you have a drying rack in this area, activating the machine will quickly help to draw up to 25 liters of water from the air per day. The LED display shows you the current level of humidity in the room so that you can choose the best settings to dry the laundry (or to fight dampness and humidity).

Our reviewer chose this for our second-place spot because it’s mobile and offers the bonus of helping with allergies. The washable (rather than disposable) air filter is also a bonus -anything to be a bit more environmentally friendly. While it’s a bit noisy and heavy, it’s entirely manageable by a) not running it at max power 24/7 and b) using the wheels!

Pros

  • A mobile unit with wheels.
  • Helps with the removal of allergens.
  • Removes moisture from the air.
  • Alert when the tank is full.
  • Washable air filter.

Cons

  • It can be a little noisy when working at full power.
  • The dehumidifier itself is heavy but the wheels make it easier to move around.

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3. The Best 10L Desiccant Dehumidifier By Pro Breeze (Product #Tooth Polish)

The Best Desiccant Dehumidifier By Pro Breeze

Specifications:

  • Item dimensions L x W x H:‎ 21.3 x 31.7 x 49.9 cm
  • Capacity: 10 litres

If you’re struggling with a cold home or room, like a damp basement, then this dehumidifier is one of the best choices. Regular compressor dehumidifiers stop collecting moisture from the air below 15 degrees Celcius. However, this desiccant dehumidifier can dry the air at temperatures when things drop as low as 1 degree Celcius.

You also don’t have to worry that the water tank might spill over from all this effort. The dehumidifier shuts off automatically once the tank is full.

The appliance includes several other perks. You can program the device to condition the humidity in the air and the moving air outlet gives you control over the direction of the airflow. After reaching the desired humidity, the dehumidifier shuts off automatically, making it a low energy choice to keep a room at a toasty temperature.

This works great as a basic dehumidifier, though our reviewer found that it has a rather low capacity. The additional struggle in a room with a draft or airflow makes this less than ideal for large, open spaces. If you want a bedroom dehumidifier, though, this is a wonderful product. It has no faults, rather, it has minor downsides.

Pros

  • It can extract 10 liters of water per day.
  • Dries the air in very cold and damp places.
  • LED display and control panel.
  • You can use the water tank or continuous drain option.

Cons

  • Struggles when placed in a draft or a garage with an unsealed door.
  • No programmable timer.

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4. The Best 12L/Day Dehumidifier Dehumidifier With Laundry Mode By Pro Breeze (Product #‎PB-06-AE)

The Best Dehumidifier With Laundry Mode By Pro Breeze

Specifications:

  • Item dimensions L x W x H:‎ 49.5 x 28.5 x 24 cm
  • Capacity: 12 litres
  • Power/Wattage: 220 Watts

Here’s another great pick if you’re looking for a dehumidifier to dry the air and laundry. The model comes with a large tank and also switches off automatically once it’s full of water. But no matter if this dehumidifier is filtering the air or parching your sheets, you can look forward to low energy consumption.

You get three dehumidifier modes to control the moisture levels in your home. The appliance will also automatically shut off once the dehumidification process has been completed. This also saves you from running costs up to a ridiculous amount.

There is also a timer that allows you to program the dehumidifier to turn itself on whenever you want. Finally, the strength of this product makes it ideal for large rooms that struggle with persistent damp.

Our reviewer found that this was a great dehumidifier for laundry, less so as a room dehumidifier. Its small capacity makes it less well-suited to serving in large room. However, the programmable timer and multiple settings, alongside the child lock, make this a great option for single-room use. Our reviewer also noted that it was a bit loud and wanted a warranty, though that’s not a massive requirement here.

Pros

  • A programmable timer.
  • Three humidity modes.
  • Laundry mode.
  • A child lock.
  • Suitable to treat large areas with damp.

Cons

  • Noisy
  • There is no guarantee.

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5. The Best Continuous Drainage Dehumidifier By EcoAir (Product #VEBO)

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Specifications:

  • Item dimensions L x W x H:‎ 48 x 25 x 20 cm
  • Capacity: 1.5 litres
  • Power/Wattage: 220 Watts

This compact dehumidifier is a superb choice if you have a small home but lots of moisture! It can extract a decent amount of 1.5 litres of water every day and with continuous draining, it’s also perfect to help dry laundry indoors. Indeed, its special laundry mode will focus solely on toasting those T-shirts dry (gently so, of course).

The stylish unit also keeps an eye on your health by giving rapid control over humidity, mould, condensation and bacterial growth. The user-friendly control panel gives you plenty of options to make your environment more comfortable and it also comes with concealed wheels and a washable filter.

Our reviewer loved that this had a washable filter (big points for eco-friendliness), has a good water extraction rate, and can hold a decent amount of water. It’s not the largest or highest-capacity dehumidifier, but it works well. The issue that our reviewer found with it that kept it from the top 3 is that it’s got a small 1.5-litre tank, meaning it needs to be emptied regularly.

Pros

  • Stylish look with concealed castors.
  • Excellent damp and humidity control.
  • Decent water extraction rate.
  • User-friendly control panel.
  • Washable filter.

Cons

  • In very humid conditions, the 1.5 L tank needs to be emptied several times a day.

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6. The Most Powerful 21 Litre Dehumidifier for Condensation, Damp and Mould By Ebac (Product #DI821WG-GB)

The Best Dehumidifier With Drying Laundry Mode By Ebac

Specifications:

  • Item dimensions L x W x H:‎ ‎27.3 x 32.7 x 50.6 cm
  • Capacity: 21 litres
  • Power/Wattage: 320 Watts

This is one of the best buys if you’re looking for a dehumidifier to dry air and eliminate mould, dampness, and condensation. But what about laundry? Two features make this a great dehumidifier for drying clothes.

The appliance is energy-friendly. Secondly, it has a dedicated laundry mode that has a powerful ability to dry clothes indoors. This makes the dehumidifier a welcome option when unexpected rain prevents clothes from drying on a washing line – and you don’t have to worry about additional electricity costs.

If you’re too busy to be bothered by programming the appliance, you’ll love the following feature. The dehumidifier will take care of the air and laundry, all on its own, once you activate the auto option.

Finally, this dehumidifier is a tough cookie when it comes to fighting trapped moisture in the home. Why? It can extract 21 litres before reaching full capacity, allowing it to work for longer without interruptions. 

Our reviewer found that this performed admirably and was quite powerful, as well as surprisingly efficient in terms of power use. Its downfalls, though, are the shallow carrying handles and poorly performing auto function. This required our reviewer to babysit the device a bit more than she would’ve liked.

Pros

  • A powerful indoor laundry drying option.
  • Energy-saving design.
  • Quiet operation.
  • Long-lasting product.

Cons

  • The recessed fingerholes for carrying are shallow.
  • Some consumers feel the auto option doesn’t work as well as they’d like.

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7. The Best Low Energy Dehumidifier and Air Purifier 2 in 1 By Meaco (Product #20L LE)

The Best Clothes Drying Dehumidifier By Meaco

Specifications:

  • Item dimensions L x W x H:‎ ‎38.5 x 59.5 x 29 cm
  • Capacity: 6 litres
  • Power/Wattage: 255 Watts

If you’re looking for the best dehumidifiers for medium to large homes, this model should be on your list. As one of the top-selling choices on the market, it has plenty to offer.

The dehumidifier dries your laundry and purifies the air in your home. It can handle all the moisture inside large rooms and as a result, you’ll notice a drop in the amount of dampness, mould, and condensation. At the same time, clothes will dry quicker and with fewer wrinkles.

Despite being designed to deal with vast homes, the dehumidifier doesn’t waste power. It’s also one of the few compressor dehumidifiers that work well at low temperatures, even on a day as cold as 10 degrees Celsius. The machine can hum along quietly with Silent Mode, remember it’s settings after a power cut, and also switches off when the tank is full of water.

Our reviewer loved this for the 2-year warranty, child lock, and near-silent operation. Its downsides include being quite loud when not in silent mode, and the inflexibility of humidity settings. It’s neither the most efficient, nor the best capacity, but it operates quite well for a single room and to dehumidify clothes.

Pros

  • Operates far below the usual temperature tolerance for compressor dehumidifiers.
  • A best-selling appliance.
  • Silent mode reduces noise.
  • A 2-year warranty.
  • A child lock.
  • Programmable timer.

Cons

  • The humidity increment settings are not too flexible.
  • Some find it too noisy.

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8. The Anti-Allergy DD1 Mini Dehumidifier By Ecoair (Product #‎DD122 Mini)

The Anti-Allergic Mini Dehumidifier By Ecoair

Specifications:

  • Item dimensions L x W x H:‎ 17.4 x 26.9 x 44.5 cm
  • Capacity: 6 litres
  • Power/Wattage: 442 Watts

This is the perfect companion for those who have allergies and also hate lugging around large appliances.

Weighing barely 5.1kg, this drying machine can be easily carried to another room or even taken along on vacation. You can also look forward to fewer allergies. Just like all the best dehumidifiers, this model also zaps bacteria, condensation, and mould.

As a bonus, it contains an anti-allergy filter with a deodorant that helps to purify the air.

You can look forward to a dependable and mobile dehumidifier that excels at drying the laundry on rainy days. Your clothes will be more hygienic and less likely to wrinkle, making them easier to iron. At the end of the day, this model also saves power, making it a well-rounded dehumidifier. 

The two-year warranty, quality of air extraction, and elimination of bacterial growth, condensation, and mould make this a great device. Its downfall is the size – at only 6 litres, it’s going to require regular emptying. While some users reported that it’s too noisy, our reviewer found that it was quite quiet in comparison to some of the other items on this list (cough cough #9).

Pros

  • Eliminates bacterial growth, condensation, and mould.
  • It’s lightweight and mobile.
  • Energy-saving design.
  • It dries laundry well.
  • Includes an anti-allergy filter.
  • A 2-year warranty.

Cons

  • Being a mini model, it only extracts 6 liters a day.
  • Some consumers find it too noisy.

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9. The Multi-Purpose Dehumidifier With Mold Control By VonHaus (Product #‎14/080)

The Multi-Purpose Dehumidifier With Mold Control By VonHaus

Specifications:

  • Item dimensions L x W x H:‎ 28 x 18.5 x 50.5 cm
  • Capacity: 12 litre
  • Power/Wattage: 330 Watts

This model is perfect for anyone who loves streamlined, clean-looking appliances that also pull their weight in the home.

This dehumidifier looks ultra-modern but in a classy way, while also drying the air and laundry. Indeed, this beauty will suck up to 12 litres a day out of everything, leaving the home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Your wardrobe will also look and smell better, especially those that hang inside a closet for a long time and run the risk of smelling mouldy.

Speaking of which, this dehumidifier provides top mould control but also eliminates the usual suspects – condensation and allergy-causing particles. A control panel gives you several options to pick the humidity level and should you prefer that the appliance activate itself in the future, then you can use the 24-hour timer to pick a time that suits you.

This product comes with a warranty, making it already a favourite in our eyes. Our reviewer also loved the look and mobility added by the wheels. Its big downfalls are that it’s quite loud and that it doesn’t have a child lock. Otherwise, this is a great product.

Pros

  • A very stylish look.
  • Removes up to 12 liters a day.
  • Reduces the amount of mold, condensation, and allergies in the home.
  • A 2-year warranty.
  • A mobile unit with wheels.

Cons

  • The unit can be a little noisy, according to some dehumidifier reviews.
  • There is no child lock.

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10. The Best 12-Liter Dehumidifier By Netta (Product #NT-DEHUMIDIFIER-12L)

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Specifications:

  • Item dimensions L x W x H:‎ 34 x 23 x 56
  • Capacity: 12 litres
  • Power/Wattage: 220 Watts

This stylish dehumidifier will fit any office or home. But if you are particularly looking for features to dry your laundry, let’s see why this dehumidifier made the list.

The appliance can work efficiently in large rooms and remove up to 12 litres every day. While this is enough to help with drying the laundry, it also combats the sources of mould and dampness in the home. You also get a choice between emptying the 1.5-liter tank or letting the drainage pipe do all the work.

Other perks include wheels for portability, user-friendly buttons, a 24-hour timer, and an alarm that sounds when the water tank is full.

Our reviewer found that this was a decent dehumidifier once she got it working. There were a few issues out of the box with getting it set up, and the manual was… less than useful. Otherwise, our reviewer found that it was easily moved, effectively dries laundry and dehumidifiers the room, and really appreciated the drainage pipe. While it’s a bit frustrating to troubleshoot, this is a decent product – when it works. Our reviewer recommended that you go for one of the above items though, as there are cheaper and better-performing dehumidifiers on this list.

Pros

  • Stylish appearance.
  • Wheels for easy mobility.
  • Effectively dries laundry.
  • Drainage pipe allows continuous water removal.

Cons

  • The manual is not very useful.

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Your Buying Guide


If you’ve ever sat with the horror of damp laundry on a rainy day, then you know the worth of a good dehumidifier. However, if you want to buy a replacement or get your first model, there are a few things to keep in mind.

The marketplace offers a great selection – no problem there. You can expect different brands, models, looks, and sizes. However, plenty of dehumidifiers are sub-par when it comes to expectations and performance.

You can avoid disappointment and the hassles of returns by following these top tips when you’re ready to purchase one of these appliances.

A Dehumidifier Must Have Quality Reviews

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Ignore this gem if you’re able to view the appliance in person. Then it’s much easier to notice when something looks cheap, flimsy, and made to fleece the buyer.

However, when buying online one must look at what others have to say about a product. Search for verified buyers – who actually bought and used the item – and then read both their negative and positive opinions. Gear your shortlist towards the dehumidifiers that consistently receive good verified reviews. That way you’re assured of a quality product.

Back Up Your Quality Dehumidifier With A Guarantee

A guarantee is the stamp of pride and trust that a manufacturer has in its own product. There are many dehumidifiers on the market today that come with guarantees that will cover your appliance for breaks or services or both. These warranties usually cover a dehumidifier for 1 to 5 years, depending on the manufacturer.

Pick The Right Dehumidifier For Drying Clothes

Best Dehumidifiers For Drying Clothes Buying Guide

If you want to purchase a model specifically to parch a parcel of laundry, then there are a few things to consider.

For starters, Look for dehumidifiers with a laundry setting. They are designed to dry the air and any clothing nearby.

If you live in a very cold area or experience cold winters, then it might be best to get a desiccant model. These dehumidifiers work with a chemical coolant and they continue to work without problems in exceptionally cold temperatures. Otherwise, it’s perfectly fine to get the compressor type, which is best for mild to warmer times.

Finally, also ensure that your chosen appliance can handle the moisture level in your house. If your house has a lot of moisture and humidity, a small dehumidifier might be annoying because it’s water tank will fill up faster. To avoid decanting every day – or several times a day – it’s best to purchase a model with a large tank capacity. 

A Good Dehumidifier Has Safety Features

These will include overdrying protection, a child lock to prevent children from activating the appliance, and an auto stop when the tank is full of water. There are even models that remember their settings if they are suddenly interrupted by a power failure. Once the power comes back on, the dehumidifier continues with its program.


FAQ


Q: Are Dehumidifiers Good For Drying Clothes?

A: Yes, dehumidifiers are good for drying clothes. Laundry responds very well to dehumidifiers which makes the appliances a good alternative to tumble dryers.

Q: Is A Dehumidifier Better Than A Tumble Dryer?

A: Yes, a dehumidifier can be better than a tumble dryer when one chooses a model with proper fan speed and low energy usage. Dehumidifiers are also more useful to consumers who cannot move a large tumble dryer up the stairs to an apartment on the fifth floor or to those who desire a mobile device to take along on trips.

Q: What Size Dehumidifier Do I Need To Dry Clothes?

A: What size dehumidifier you need to dry clothes depends on your personal needs. That being said, look for dehumidifiers that are capable of cleaning the air in a house that consists of up to five bedrooms. That’s pretty powerful and should allow the dehumidifier to dry laundry on a clothes horse nearby.

Q: Which Type Of Dehumidifier Is Best?

A: Which type of dehumidifier is best depends on what you need one for. Desiccant dehumidifiers can reduce damp in extremely low temperatures – even when the day is close to freezing point. The regular compressor dehumidifiers run at higher temperatures. Both are good at drying clothes as well. The best dehumidifier should also be quality-made and energy-friendly.


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About the Author Harry Thompson

Involved in home renovations throughout his life, Harry is an expert in everything to do with home and garden DIY. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and tending to his garden.