Dimplex Forté 10 litre dehumidifier £104.97 delivered to store @TescoDirect + Quidco 3% + 104 Clubcard points
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Dimplex Forté 10 litre dehumidifier £104.97 delivered to store @TescoDirect + Quidco 3% + 104 Clubcard points

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Found 3rd Oct 2012
Was looking for a good price on a new dehumidifier by a decent brand. A lot of them are very expensive (£150 - £200 for something branded) and this one jumped out as being rather reasonably priced.

£119.97 - £15 off a £75 spend code (tdxr-kfjm) plus 3% Quidco. Also 104 Clubcard points.

Argos price: £134.99
Amazon: £117 delivered

Gets 4.5 stars overall from Argos' reviewers. I've got it running in the room now and it's neither loud nor quiet, about on par with other dehumidifiers I've seen. Stylish look.

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can these be used in saunas?

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Alinshearah

can these be used in saunas?



I think you'd need something industrial for that; a sauna I'd imagine gives off steam all the time in vast quantities ...

Not rated very well by which. In fact a 'Don't buy'.

I've had a Logik one from Currys for about 12 months, £129, and its fantastic. Clothes drying function comes handy in winter.

captc

Not rated very well by which. In fact a 'Don't buy'.



Did the article say why it wasn't rated well? I've just bought this one and it seems ok. Have it drying washing and the bucket is collecting a fair amount of water.

I don't like the cold breeze it gives off though... I thought they were supposed to make a room feel warmer.

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Dimplex DXDH10N 10 Litre review
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The Dimplex 10 Litre dehumidifier is of average size and average price - but does it stand out from the crowd when it comes to drying out the air in your home? We've put it to the test to bring you the Which? verdict on whether this dehumidifier is money well spent, or money down the drain.

It's one of the quietest we've tested, but that's just about the best we can say about it - this is a Don't Buy. It's got similar features to the other dehumidifiers you can get your hands on, but as it simply isn't very good at getting water out of the air, you're better off with any of the other options.

What is it?
The Dimplex 10 Litre dehumidifier comes with standard features such as a 'frost watch' function so that it doesn't ice up, and a removable filter that you can clean and reuse. As well as a continuous drain feature, you can set it to switch off automatically once the air is dry enough - and come on if things start feeling damp again.

What's it great at?
Not a lot. It comes with castors already fitted, so you won't struggle to move it from one room to another, though you'll need both hands free to do so.

You won't be covering your ears to drown out the noise either - dehumidifiers are generally noisy, but this was one of the quietest we tested. Sleeping next to it might not be an option, but otherwise you should be quite happy to have it within earshot.

Is there anything I should watch out for?
Lots, which is why we're calling this one a Don't Buy. It simply isn't any good at sucking water from the air - it's rubbish at normal room temperatures, and even worse in cooler conditions (10°C) - so it's no good for unheated rooms in winter.

You'll need to run it a long time to make any kind of impact on the humidity in your home, and that'll have a major impact on your electricity bill because it's not cheap to run. While the instructions are clear, the control knob and its markings are small, so you'll definitely need your reading glasses to control it properly.

Should I buy it?
No - it might be quiet, but that's probably because it isn't doing much. Have a look at our Best Buys instead (choose Best Buys from the top left menu).

Pros: Quiet, portable, clear instructions

Cons: Terrible at extracting water, expensive to run, difficult to use the controls

Having posted the above Which review. I'm not sure I agree with the way they've reviewed a few things. They also seem to review things on a pretty general basis.
Edited by: "captc" 10th Nov 2012

Thanks for posting that.
Oh its not a good purchase then

It is bringing water out of the air. I had it on for about five hours yesterday to dry some washing and it pulled out about an inch of water. Whether this is good or not I don't know as i've never had a dehumidifier before.
One thing I will mention is that a couple of times the frost light came on, yet the room temp was about 21 degrees!
I got it with my clubcard points and i'm beginning to doubt it now...

most dehumidifiers have a defrost mode that kicks in about once an hour so it sounds quite normal.

1982

most dehumidifiers have a defrost mode that kicks in about once an hour … most dehumidifiers have a defrost mode that kicks in about once an hour so it sounds quite normal.



Ah I see, thanks for that, I was wondering whether it was faulty. I only really bought it for drying the washing. I usually have it around the house on heated airers. Its smaller than I need for the size of house but as I don't need it for any reason than clothes drying I'm hoping its fine.

To be honest, some of Which's conclusions seem the opposite to many peoples reviews for many products.

Well I had it on for about six hours yesterday to help dry some washing. It pulled about a litre of water from the air. At least I know its doing something lol.

Looking at the independent reviews, Argos etc, it does seem that people find it to be a decent unit. I think I will let my daughter try it in her damp conservatory, that will be a good test.

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note that this model is on WHICH's "DO NOT BUY" list

Is there anything I should watch out for?
Lots, which is why we're calling this one a Don't Buy. It simply isn't any good at sucking water from the air - it's rubbish at normal room temperatures, and even worse in cooler conditions (10°C) - so it's no good for unheated rooms in winter.

You'll need to run it a long time to make any kind of impact on the humidity in your home, and that'll have a major impact on your electricity bill because it's not cheap to run. While the instructions are clear, the control knob and its markings are small, so you'll definitely need your reading glasses to control it properly.

Should I buy it?
No - it might be quiet, but that's probably because it isn't doing much. Have a look at our Best Buys instead (choose Best Buys from the top left menu).

Pros: Quiet, portable, clear instructions

Cons: Terrible at extracting water, expensive to run, difficult to use the controls

I wish I hadn't bought it now. As I said before, I have nothing to compare it with but after having it on all day next to my damp washing it still only pulled a couple of inches of water out of the room.

I've only had it a couple of weeks, got it with my clubcard points. I nearly bought the more expensive one, wish I had now

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Shirl

I wish I hadn't bought it now. As I said before, I have nothing to … I wish I hadn't bought it now. As I said before, I have nothing to compare it with but after having it on all day next to my damp washing it still only pulled a couple of inches of water out of the room.I've only had it a couple of weeks, got it with my clubcard points. I nearly bought the more expensive one, wish I had now


surely you can return it as not fit for purpose.........

you've only had it a week so I would definitely take it back
Edited by: "csiman" 16th Nov 2012

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this looks a much better buy albeit £20 more

amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21

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and make sure you post a review on the tesco site (call me a cynic but I'm sure they pay staff to write positive reviews )

Thanks guys.
I have had it about fourteen days and as it was ordered online I'm sure I can return within 14-21 days.

Actually I was looking at the desiccant ones but they were a little out of my price range, bearing in mind I was using clubcard points so had to buy in Tesco.

I'm not sure how it will work if I take it back because of my payment method. If they give me cash then I can go elsewhere. Otherwise I may pay more and go for the Ebac 2850e

Update. Ok I took the Dimplex back today. Even leaving it on for 12 hours next to wet washing it still only pulled out about a pint and half of water.

I was given a gift card as I'd paid with points so I need to get another dehumidifier from Tesco now. I've just noticed that they have put the Ebac Powerdri (yellow machine) back on their website and now i'm torn between the Power dri and the Meaco DD8L which is a desiccant. The room it will be used to dry washing in is always around 20 degrees so I don't need a desiccant due to low temps but has anyone got any experience with the two machines? I'm struggling to find running costs for the Powerdri.

Update again. I've actually gone for the Power Dri as it has some good reviews. Ordered it last night online with Tesco and this morning it has gone unavailable so I will have to see if it actually arrives
Edited by: "Shirl" 20th Nov 2012

captc

Dehumidifiers: Compare features & pricesDimplex DXDH10N 10 Litre review … Dehumidifiers: Compare features & pricesDimplex DXDH10N 10 Litre review ReviewTest resultsFull specificationCustomer views (0)The Dimplex 10 Litre dehumidifier is of average size and average price - but does it stand out from the crowd when it comes to drying out the air in your home? We've put it to the test to bring you the Which? verdict on whether this dehumidifier is money well spent, or money down the drain.It's one of the quietest we've tested, but that's just about the best we can say about it - this is a Don't Buy. It's got similar features to the other dehumidifiers you can get your hands on, but as it simply isn't very good at getting water out of the air, you're better off with any of the other options.What is it?The Dimplex 10 Litre dehumidifier comes with standard features such as a 'frost watch' function so that it doesn't ice up, and a removable filter that you can clean and reuse. As well as a continuous drain feature, you can set it to switch off automatically once the air is dry enough - and come on if things start feeling damp again.What's it great at?Not a lot. It comes with castors already fitted, so you won't struggle to move it from one room to another, though you'll need both hands free to do so.You won't be covering your ears to drown out the noise either - dehumidifiers are generally noisy, but this was one of the quietest we tested. Sleeping next to it might not be an option, but otherwise you should be quite happy to have it within earshot.Is there anything I should watch out for?Lots, which is why we're calling this one a Don't Buy. It simply isn't any good at sucking water from the air - it's rubbish at normal room temperatures, and even worse in cooler conditions (10°C) - so it's no good for unheated rooms in winter.You'll need to run it a long time to make any kind of impact on the humidity in your home, and that'll have a major impact on your electricity bill because it's not cheap to run. While the instructions are clear, the control knob and its markings are small, so you'll definitely need your reading glasses to control it properly.Should I buy it?No - it might be quiet, but that's probably because it isn't doing much. Have a look at our Best Buys instead (choose Best Buys from the top left menu).Pros: Quiet, portable, clear instructionsCons: Terrible at extracting water, expensive to run, difficult to use the controls




Hi there

I need to get one as the ventilation in my flat is rubbish and I'm constantly repainting walls! I don't have access to which and was wondering if you could put up what their top 5 or 10 buys are? Many thanks if you can!

Vincent I'm not a great help but I did find this... ebac.com/blo…php

Looks like Ebac got the top two spots. I have to say I don't recommend the Dimplex and i'm glad to have taken it back. The Ebac I ordered is being delivered tomorrow so I can give a review in a few days on that one.

Ive gone for the bright yellow one as I don't need all the bells and whistles, ie smart monitoring etc. I just feel this means more features to go wrong.

I did look on ebay for a second hand one but at this time of year they seem to be selling only slightly less than a new one!

Any further thoughts on dehumidifiers generally? Ebacs are well reviewed by Which?, but I'm sure I saw a question mark over their reliability recently. Which? never seem to cover reliability properly these days, except in general brand surveys, and Ebac isn't one of those brands.

Desiccant ones seem to do a lot better than the condenser type, too, but at a rather higher running cost.

If running costs weren't higher with the desiccants ones I would have gone with one of those. Would fit my needs perfectly as it blows out warm air which I could then direct towards the clothes airer.

I dried a wash load yesterday in about nine hours with the Ebac. Door/window closed in a bedroom. Got about 2 litres of water. It dried much faster than with the Dimplex but I bet this would be much faster if there was a little breeze blowing warm air over it such as you get with the desiccant. And hey if it halved the drying time it would have halved the running cost!
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