Lidl Dehumidifier £129
60°Expired

Lidl Dehumidifier £129

24
Found 28th Aug 2013
Been on the look out for a dehumidifier for a while and was considering an ebac. Just saw this and seems a good price and comes with 3 year guarantee.

Any comments on the spec etc would be appreciated.

24 Comments

Original Poster

Please can someone tell me why it's cold?? Was hoping for feedback! Link in first comment btw

If this is their homebrand then isn't this just the RRP?

Looks good to me, I have an Ebac that cost me over £200 for the machine alone, had to pay extra for castors and a hose and it only removes 18 litres per day so this is technically better at almost have the price. Voted hot.

@ Aldi..?

Original Poster

Strange, i didn't put aldi?! Have changed title
Edited by: "pirate1" 28th Aug 2013

20 litres a day is impressive, however don't expect that unless your property soggy.
I have a Mitsubishi and it is the desiccant type that will work down to lower temperatures. I use it in my garage; it is also very quiet and looks nice. I also have an Ebac, meant to be good, seems to work well, not quite as quiet and uses slightly more power. Can also dry laundry.

Yes, JsFrk, I agree it is the RRP, but looks quite good value + the 3yr G'tee
It is also a bit of a no name. I tend to stick to brands, and to a company who specialises in the type of item but I guess this will do the job
Main considerations for me other than price are noise, power consumption, and aesthetics (it is furniture).
Less able people please note that dehumidifiers tend to be quite heavy.
Hope this helps some users who do not know much about dehumidifiers

Looks good value but will be as good as one of the proper brands? Voted hot anyway. How easy is it to take stuff back to lidl that is faulty?

think the slver crest label produces good quality items ~ have bought several electrical items from them without any problems but they always say keep the receipt and you can bring it back if any issues, hope that helps

GINOSMYTH@YAHOO.7 hours, 37 minutes ago #7Show comment tools
20 litres a day is impressive, however don't expect that unless your property soggy.
I have a Mitsubishi and it is the desiccant type that will work down to lower temperatures. I use it in my garage; it is also very quiet and looks nice. I also have an Ebac, meant to be good, seems to work well, not quite as quiet and uses slightly more power. Can also dry laundry.

Yes, JsFrk, I agree it is the RRP, but looks quite good value + the 3yr G'tee
It is also a bit of a no name. I tend to stick to brands, and to a company who specialises in the type of item but I guess this will do the job
Main considerations for me other than price are noise, power consumption, and aesthetics (it is furniture).
Less able people please note that dehumidifiers tend to be quite heavy.
Hope this helps some users who do not know much about dehumidifiers

Could you give the model number of the Mitsubushi one please as I saw £300 for the current one? Thank you.

maeiou

think the slver crest label produces good quality items ~ have bought … think the slver crest label produces good quality items ~ have bought several electrical items from them without any problems but they always say keep the receipt and you can bring it back if any issues, hope that helps


Yes, it does help, thank you I saw it was Silver Crest and was asking myself how good could it be. We were flooded on Saturday (heard of the heavy rains in south Essex?), have torn the ruined carpet flooring off and are patiently waiting for the concrete floor to dry Hopefully this will help. Will it?

Original Poster

GINOSMYTH@YAHOO.

20 litres a day is impressive, however don't expect that unless your … 20 litres a day is impressive, however don't expect that unless your property soggy.I have a Mitsubishi and it is the desiccant type that will work down to lower temperatures. I use it in my garage; it is also very quiet and looks nice. I also have an Ebac, meant to be good, seems to work well, not quite as quiet and uses slightly more power. Can also dry laundry.Yes, JsFrk, I agree it is the RRP, but looks quite good value + the 3yr G'teeIt is also a bit of a no name. I tend to stick to brands, and to a company who specialises in the type of item but I guess this will do the jobMain considerations for me other than price are noise, power consumption, and aesthetics (it is furniture).Less able people please note that dehumidifiers tend to be quite heavy.Hope this helps some users who do not know much about dehumidifiers



Thanks for your comments, much appreciated. May give it a go, usually go for names too but think silver crest has a fair reputation and the 3 year guarantee seems a winner

Both the product video and it's size and weight suggest it's compressor based, so unlikely to be quiet and not ideal for use in or right near a bedroom.

Electric dessicant wheel types are slimmer and quieter and generally lighter and work better at low temperatures, though use more electricity which does comes out as warm air. I've got one similar to this, very happy with it:

http://www.airconcentre.co.uk/ecoair+dd122fw+simple+desiccant+dehumidifier+%28dd122%29/4227856183?gclid=CLWyjdu2obkCFUbHtAodl3IAtw

Maybe worth having a trawl on Amazon for reviews on the electric desiccant dehumidifiers to get an idea of what they're like.


Edited by: "smileypete" 29th Aug 2013

smileypete

Both the product video and it's size and weight suggest it's compressor … Both the product video and it's size and weight suggest it's compressor based, so unlikely to be quiet and not ideal for use in or right near a bedroom. Electric dessicant wheel types are slimmer and quieter and generally lighter and work better at low temperatures, though use more electricity which does comes out as warm air. I've got one similar to this, very happy with it:http://www.airconcentre.co.uk/ecoair+dd122fw+simple+desiccant+dehumidifier+%28dd122%29/4227856183?gclid=CLWyjdu2obkCFUbHtAodl3IAtwMaybe worth having a trawl on Amazon for reviews on the electric desiccant dehumidifiers to get an idea of what they're like.



I'd second that, i've got a Meaco DD8L which is very good. They also work much better in the winter. Though I don't find it any quieter to be honest.

aym280

GINOSMYTH@YAHOO.7 hours, 37 minutes ago #7Show comment tools20 litres a … GINOSMYTH@YAHOO.7 hours, 37 minutes ago #7Show comment tools20 litres a day is impressive, however don't expect that unless your property soggy.I have a Mitsubishi and it is the desiccant type that will work down to lower temperatures. I use it in my garage; it is also very quiet and looks nice. I also have an Ebac, meant to be good, seems to work well, not quite as quiet and uses slightly more power. Can also dry laundry.Yes, JsFrk, I agree it is the RRP, but looks quite good value + the 3yr G'teeIt is also a bit of a no name. I tend to stick to brands, and to a company who specialises in the type of item but I guess this will do the jobMain considerations for me other than price are noise, power consumption, and aesthetics (it is furniture).Less able people please note that dehumidifiers tend to be quite heavy.Hope this helps some users who do not know much about dehumidifiersCould you give the model number of the Mitsubushi one please as I saw £300 for the current one? Thank you.



Hi, Sorry for delay, I did not select email alerts for comments. The model I have is MJ-E16VX and the retail price was in the region of £300, with little movement. From my research they are meant to be the best, but it is only what I have read. They work really well though. I have seen them go for as little as £100 (used) on Ebay. I spent weeks (on and off) reading reviews, very sad I know. I was always told by my parents to buy the best I can afford, and I think that was quite good advice.
Cheers


Edited by: "GINOSMYTH@YAHOO." 30th Aug 2013

GINOSMYTH@YAHOO.

Hi, Sorry for delay, I did not select email alerts for comments. The … Hi, Sorry for delay, I did not select email alerts for comments. The model I have is MJ-E16VX and the retail price was in the region of £300, with little movement. From my research they are meant to be the best, but it is only what I have read. They work really well though. I have seen them go for as little as £100 (used) on Ebay. I spent weeks (on and off) reading reviews, very sad I know. I was always told by my parents to buy the best I can afford, and I think that was quite good advice.Cheers



Thanks - I found that a very helpful post. I know very little about dehumidifiers, except that Ebacs used to be the brand leader, well made, and very reliable - but seem not to be any of those things now. I've had a couple over the years and they gave no trouble at all - just kept going.

They're compressor-based, I believe, but your Mitsubishi isn't. Compressor-based dehumidifiers really need an ambient temperature of at least 20 degrees, I seem to recall, before they become particularly efficient, but am I right in saying that Mitsubishis are more effective at, say, 15 degrees?

Newbold

Thanks - I found that a very helpful post. I know very little about … Thanks - I found that a very helpful post. I know very little about dehumidifiers, except that Ebacs used to be the brand leader, well made, and very reliable - but seem not to be any of those things now. I've had a couple over the years and they gave no trouble at all - just kept going.They're compressor-based, I believe, but your Mitsubishi isn't. Compressor-based dehumidifiers really need an ambient temperature of at least 20 degrees, I seem to recall, before they become particularly efficient, but am I right in saying that Mitsubishis are more effective at, say, 15 degrees?



Hi,
I'm not that clued up on how well they perform at lower temperatures by comparison, but from my experience mine was filling the container overnight. I had replaced my dripping garage roof (felt) back in December 2012 with a corrugated box section roof with steel lintels and there was initially a big problem with condensation. The Mitsubishi made light work of this within a few days. The temperatures were sub zero if you remember. I decided to use the outlet pipe as the machine would switch off after a few hours due to the container being full. I had a separate hygrometer that displays relative humidity and it was long before it was at the correct level.
This type uses refrigerant , like most, and many of you will know this is also used in car climate control systems. and the spec sheet states works from 1-40 deg
Now my tools don't rust. I am really impressed because my roof was leaking for years and my pit was very damp. My garage has been transformed. One of the best purchases I have made


Edited by: "GINOSMYTH@YAHOO." 1st Sep 2013

The better compressor dehumidifiers have 'hot gas defrost' feature to improve performance in low temperatures, but it's unlikely the lidl one does, they usually just blow air through until they defrost which greatly reduces their capacity.

Partly for this reason the compressor dehumdifiers are often rated in litres per day at 30°C and 80% humidity which is totally unrealistic for a domestic situation. At low temperatures the dessicant ones will likely outperform the cheaper compressor ones without hot gas defrost feature.

A good desiccant compromise between the Mitsubishis and the Lidl compressor one looks to be the Meaco DD8L. Well reviewed, and the best price is around the £150 mark.

Original Poster

Newbold

A good desiccant compromise between the Mitsubishis and the Lidl … A good desiccant compromise between the Mitsubishis and the Lidl compressor one looks to be the Meaco DD8L. Well reviewed, and the best price is around the £150 mark.



Agree, this does look pretty good, but one of the problems with all of them is they seem quite likely to go wrong at some point, so the 3 year warranty seems to be big bonus. It's only a year on these I think.

The Lidl one is a bit overpriced if it's compressor based even with the 3 year warranty, for £125 you could get a Meaco dessicant one with 2yr warranty:

http://www.airconcentre.co.uk/meaco+junior+8+litre+dehumidifier+dd8lj+-+free+2+year+warranty/2959630988

Given the favourable comments on this thread and Amazon, and it's features including a lower power and fan speed setting, I'd go for that.

They also do an extension to 3 years if you really want it:

airconcentre.co.uk/3+y…896
Edited by: "smileypete" 2nd Sep 2013

Original Poster

smileypete

The Lidl one is a bit overpriced if it's compressor based even with the 3 … The Lidl one is a bit overpriced if it's compressor based even with the 3 year warranty, for £125 you could get a Meaco dessicant one with 2yr warranty:http://www.airconcentre.co.uk/meaco+junior+8+litre+dehumidifier+dd8lj+-+free+2+year+warranty/2959630988Given the favourable comments on this thread and Amazon, and it's features including a lower power and fan speed setting, I'd go for that. They also do an extension to 3 years if you really want it:http://www.airconcentre.co.uk/3+year+extended+warranty+-+meaco+products/475568896



Well smileypete, in view of your comments, i have gone for the meaco that you suggested. It's smaller lighter and will hopefully do the job. Being delivered tomorrow so will keep you posted. Thanks....I hope!!

How is it? Not had very damp weather so far... rained a bit this morning here though.

Original Poster

smileypete

How is it? Not had very damp weather so far... rained a bit this … How is it? Not had very damp weather so far... rained a bit this morning here though.



Not used it much yet, but pretty impressed from what i've seen. Much lighter and quieter than the lidl one and the fact it warms the air quite a bit is a bonus. Collected an impressive amount of water in a short space of time and it wasn't even damp. Hoping it will keep the condensation at bay this winter. Will be a very happy me if it does! Cheers for the recommendation, much appreciated
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text