Best Dehumidifiers Under £50 (UK 2017)

Several high-quality small dehumidifiers are available for less than £50. These inexpensive dehumidifiers won’t be powerful enough to use in large rooms or remove damp from the whole house, but they are ideal for small bathrooms and utility rooms, walk-in wardrobes and other small spaces.

Read on for our roundup of the best dehumidifiers for less than £50 in 2017. Please note, prices fluctuate, so we can’t guarantee you’ll be able to find all of these dehumidifiers for under £50 when you read this article.

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Product Name

#1

Our favourite cheap dehumidifier in 2017

  Pro Breeze 500ml

One of the most popular small dehumidifiers in the UK

#2

The runner-up

  Excelvan 500ml

Great for small bathrooms and wardrobes

#3

Our number 3

PureMate 500ml

A quiet dehumidifier with Peltier technology

1. Pro Breeze 500ml Compact and Portable Mini Air Dehumidifier

The Pro Breeze 500ml Compact and Portable Mini Air Dehumidifier (PB-02) is one of the most popular small dehumidifiers in the UK. It’s a small, light and portable dehumidifier that would be ideal for a bathroom, or small space such as a caravan.

Capacity: 500ml
Suitable for: Small spaces
Dimensions: 28 cm high x 18 cm wide x 16 cm deep
Dehumidification rate: Up to 250ml of moisture a day
Power usage: 20W

Features

  • Auto shut-off function that switches the dehumidifier off once the tank is full
  • Uses thermoelectric cooling (Peltier technology)

Pros

  • Cheap to run
  • Easy to set up—doesn’t require any plumbing
  • Very effective at reducing damp in small rooms
  • Quiet, even quiet enough for the bedroom

Cons

Verdict

If you’re looking for a good inexpensive and small dehumidifier, the Pro Breeze 500ml Compact and Portable Mini Air Dehumidifier is an excellent choice. It gets the job done while being quiet and energy efficient. Just make sure it’s powerful enough for your needs before buying one.

>>> Read reviews and see price on Amazon.co.uk <<<

2. Excelvan 500ml Mini Compact Air Dehumidifier

The Excelvan 500ml Mini Compact Air Dehumidifier is designed for small spaces such as wardrobes and bathrooms that don’t have enough ventilation. It can help reduce and prevent mould, damp and mildew.

Capacity: 500ml
Suitable for: Small rooms and spaces of 10-20m2
Dimensions: 30 cm high x 19 cm wide x 13 cm deep
Dehumidification rate: Roughly 250ml per day (at 30 Celsius with an RH of 80%)
Power usage: 22.5W

Features

  • Indicator light shows when the tank needs emptying
  • Automatically stops running once the tank is full
  • Uses thermoelectric cooling (Peltier technology)

Pros

  • Quiet, and could even be used in a bedroom while you sleep
  • Small and compact

Cons

  • Not a desiccant dehumidifier. Desiccant dehumidifiers are more effective in colder countries like the UK.
  • Only suitable for small rooms and small spaces

Verdict

The Excelvan 500ml Mini Compact Air Dehumidifier is one of the quietest dehumidifiers you can get, and while it’s not especially powerful it will do a good job at reducing condensation and related problems such as mould in small spaces.

>>> Read reviews and see price on Amazon.co.uk <<<

3. PureMate 500ml Compact and Portable Mini Air Dehumidifier

The PureMate 500ml Compact and Portable Mini Air Dehumidifier is a small dehumidifier with a black design, unlike the white designs most other dehumidifiers have. Given its size, it’s only really suitable for small bedrooms, bathrooms and other small spaces.

Capacity: 500ml
Suitable for: Small rooms, caravans and garages
Dimensions: 32.4 cm high x 19.2 cm wide x 17.6 cm deep
Dehumidification rate: Up to 250ml a day
Power usage: 23W

Features

  • Uses Peltier technology which works more quietly than a compressor would
  • Portable
  • Automatically stops running and displays and indicator light once the water tank is full

Pros

  • Very quiet
  • Small
  • Good performance for the price

Cons

  • Ineffective in large rooms, as are the other dehumidifiers reviewed here

Verdict

Like all small, inexpensive dehumidifiers, the PureMate 500ml Compact and Portable Mini Air Dehumidifier is unlikely to completely eliminate condensation unless you use it in a very small space. However, it delivers very good results for the price.

>>> Read reviews and see price on Amazon.co.uk <<<

4. Duronic DH05 Mini Compact Black 500ml Portable Air Dehumidifier

The Duronic DH05 Mini Compact Black 500ml Portable Air Dehumidifier is designed for small spaces up to 15m² in size. You could use it in a small bedroom, bathroom, caravan, cupboard, wardrobe or utility room.

Capacity: 500ml
Suitable for: Small rooms and spaces up to 15m²
Dimensions: 22cm high x 15.4cm wide x 13cm deep
Dehumidification rate: Up to 250ml a day
Power usage: 22.5W

Features

  • Auto switch-off when the tank is full, saving energy and preventing spillage
  • Washable filter

Pros

  • Quiet—hums with a similar volume to a laptop
  • Cheap to run

Cons

  • Small capacity, so you might need to empty it frequently
  • Only suitable for small rooms, and has limited power

Verdict

The Duronic DH05 is a decent dehumidifier, but it’s only really effective in very small spaces. If you need a small dehumidifier for a wardrobe, cupboard or very small room, it should be fine.

>>> Read reviews and see price on Amazon.co.uk <<<

5. Pictek Mini Air Dehumidifier

Capacity: 500ml
Suitable for: Small rooms with moderate levels of humidity
Dimensions: 23 cm high x 15 cm wide x 11 cm deep
Dehumidification rate: Up to 250ml of water per day

Features

  • Automatically switches off when the water tank is full
  • LED light comes on to tell you when the tank needs emptying

Pros

  • Noise is below 35 dB, so it’s reasonably quiet
  • Energy efficient and cheap to run
  • Cheap and affordable

Cons

  • Only effective in small rooms with mild damp
  • Works quite slowly

Verdict

The Pictek Mini Air Dehumidifier is good for small rooms with moderate levels of dampness, and is small enough to put in a wardrobe to stop your clothes smelling damp. If you need something more powerful, you should check out these dehumidifiers in the £50-£100 price range.

>>> Read reviews and see price on Amazon.co.uk <<<

Other cheap ways to reduce humidity

In addition to buying an electric dehumidifier, there are a few other cheap things you can buy to reduce the humidity level in your home.

UniBond Aero 360

The UniBond Aero 360 looks like a mini dehumidifier, but doesn’t require any electricity. It works more slowly than an electronic dehumidifier, but will help reduce the humidity level in your home somewhat. Read our full review here.

ANSIO 94611 Interior Hanging Wardrobe Dehumidifier

ANSIO 94611 Interior Hanging Wardrobe Dehumidifiers are packets of hydrophilic crystals that hang in your wardrobe and help keep your clothes smelling fresh by reducing dampness and preventing mould. They’re cheaper to buy than a dehumidifier, but only last 6 weeks or so before you need to replace them. If you found this page looking for a dehumidifier for your wardrobe, these hangers could be a good alternative.

151 Dehumidifier Sachets

These dehumidifier sachets are designed to prevent your clothes getting damp and smelling musty. You place them in your drawers or wardrobe and use desiccant silica gel crystals to absorb moisture. If you’re looking for a cheap way to stop your clothes getting damp, 151 Dehumidifier Sachets are a good choice.

 

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