ZANUSSI 18L Portable Dehumidifier - ZDH1802 - £150 @ Currys
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ZANUSSI 18L Portable Dehumidifier - ZDH1802 - £150 @ Currys

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ZANUSSI 18L Portable Dehumidifier - ZDH1802 - £150 @ Currys
Posted 16th Oct 2020
It took a while for me to find a decent dehumidifier with a large daily extraction for under £200. - so this stood out.

If you can get by with 10-12 Litres then there are better options elsewhere, but I haven't found anything comparable for 18-20L range.
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Does this need power from mains please or one of those refill ones?
doesn't seem to say on the specs tab
Thanks
Anyone have this? Any good?
kyeung16/10/2020 22:17

Does this need power from mains please or one of those refill ones? …Does this need power from mains please or one of those refill ones? doesn't seem to say on the specs tabThanks


Mains power.
any good for drying clothes?
ciarandanielbyrne116/10/2020 23:13

any good for drying clothes?


Most dehumidifiers are quite good for drying clothes if you set it up right with the clothes on an airer and the rooms not too big. Its not fast though. We occasionally use it as they don't use anywhere near as much elec as a tumble dryer. Lately we have used a dribuddy. We bought it for the caravan when we are away. If its stacked we'll inside the dry bag it works really quickly. Cost between £50 and £75 but are fairly flimsy.
Dehumidifers can start pulling moisture in from all over though if you over do it.
Whats Wattage on this?
Looks like Xbox 360! Heat added
rodman17/10/2020 00:00

Whats Wattage on this?


Nowhere states the wattage, poor! It’ll be around 250-350W comparing it to other 18-20L dehumidifiers. I know that’s a broad range....
I"d rather spend a little more and go foe the Ebac 2650e that is a solid performer. We have 2, 1 in the the main house and another in the 'garage' for drying clothes. They do cost to operate but in economy mode are fine and extract surprising amount of excess mositure and reduce humidity during winter months and during periods that the weather is no good for laundry outside. Do your research. ebac.com/deh…BwE The Ebac is available forr cica £220. Saying that, the Electrolux group, now responsible for Indesit, come up as being solid performers in test, therefore this could ok.....? Again do your research! All I can say, from experience is that the Ebac have been reliable in our household! I'm sure others will add their feedback after all, isn't that what this site is about!
Edited by: "adoks4me" 17th Oct
I have been looking at this as want to put on landing and do whole house

Meaco 20L LE Low Energy Dehumidifier, Ideal For Condensation amazon.co.uk/dp/…NFS


Anyone got one of these?
We bought the EcoAir DC18 from Amazon 4 years ago. Sit it on our landing over winter months can't believe the amount of water it collects🙈. Faultless machine, not in stock just now I got it for £149 it's a 18L amazon.co.uk/dp/…b_t
adoks4me17/10/2020 06:53

They do cost to operate but in economy mode are fine


And of course in winter, as the cost / waste of these machines is expelled as heat it's offsetting what you'd be paying in central heating costs.
Thought this was an Xbox.
Zanussi don't seem to have released any information about the performance of this dehumidifier. But, the price, size and weight suggest it's a compressor type. This means it won't use too much electricity but also that it'll only draw alot of moisture on the hottest of days over the summer months.
Dessicant dehumidifiers work properly in summer and winter temperatures but use twice the electricity of the compressor types to do so.
Large daily extraction rates quoted by manufacturers for compressor dehumidifiers are often based on 80% relative humidity at 30c. In our UK climate the daily extraction is significantly less.
Aldi has one online - £120 with 3 years warranty.
Just a word of advise, if anyone is getting a dehumidifier to deal with a condensation problem then there a much better ways to actually cure andsolve the issue.

Rentokill has a brilliant guide on condensation, I would recommend you try all the preventive lifestyle steps you can. If like myself you still have a condensation issue then look into getting the best bathroom fan you can ( an inline one costs £50 and typically has 3 x the extraction rate of a ceiling mounted one ) and get a PIV system ( Drimasters are brilliant and cost £300+ ) these two items together will completely eradicate condensation for virtually every home and your bathroom will be steam free come shower time

the PIV system costs 1p per day to run so uses a tiny fraction of the power of a dehumidifier and obviously doesn’t need emptying.
Edited by: "Bikerdanny" 17th Oct
LukeSpradbury17/10/2020 08:19

I have been looking at this as want to put on landing and do whole …I have been looking at this as want to put on landing and do whole houseMeaco 20L LE Low Energy Dehumidifier, Ideal For Condensation https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HO963A6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_7RPIFbS864NFSAnyone got one of these?


I have this. It's excellent.
Bikerdanny17/10/2020 12:24

Just a word of advise, if anyone is getting a dehumidifier to deal with a …Just a word of advise, if anyone is getting a dehumidifier to deal with a condensation problem then there a much better ways to actually cure andsolve the issue. Rentokill has a brilliant guide on condensation, I would recommend you try all the preventive lifestyle steps you can. If like myself you still have a condensation issue then look into getting the best bathroom fan you can ( an inline one costs £50 and typically has 3 x the extraction rate of a ceiling mounted one ) and get a PIV system ( Drimasters are brilliant and cost £300+ ) these two items together will completely eradicate condensation for virtually every home and your bathroom will be steam free come shower time the PIV system costs 1p per day to run so uses a tiny fraction of the power of a dehumidifier and obviously doesn’t need emptying.


Both recommendation will not work for those living in a flat
adoks4me17/10/2020 06:53

I"d rather spend a little more and go foe the Ebac 2650e that is a solid …I"d rather spend a little more and go foe the Ebac 2650e that is a solid performer. We have 2, 1 in the the main house and another in the 'garage' for drying clothes. They do cost to operate but in economy mode are fine and extract surprising amount of excess mositure and reduce humidity during winter months and during periods that the weather is no good for laundry outside. Do your research. https://www.ebac.com/dehumidifiers/?gclid=CjwKCAjwiaX8BRBZEiwAQQxGx2w-bE-VOg_DxAo1UGwbmk82-WojtOOXTM1ZMQ_ZSwMc48NAzuApwRoC4aAQAvD_BwE The Ebac is available forr cica £220. Saying that, the Electrolux group, now responsible for Indesit, come up as being solid performers in test, therefore this could ok.....? Again do your research! All I can say, from experience is that the Ebac have been reliable in our household! I'm sure others will add their feedback after all, isn't that what this site is about!


I binned ebac. It was my go to brand a number of years ago until I had 2 which failed soon after the guarantee period ran out. I have had a few other makes over the years, but have quickly moved on. I now use the 16L Screwfix ones, I have had the 12L one as well. These have been great for me over the last few years, and they are well priced.
bigpapa17/10/2020 16:27

Both recommendation will not work for those living in a flat


Nuaire sell a drimaster version for flats fair enough regarding the inline fan, TBH having a Drimaster alone will cure a lot of people’s issues, the upgraded fan just helps with exhanging the damp air in the bathroom after a shower or bathas quick as possible to reduce the chance of mould mould up.
I've been looking a dehumidifier a while now to deal with condensation in bedrooms upstairs due to no air vents being fitted. Saw a decent karcher window vac the other day, would it be a good option to remove excess water in interim? Would it help reduce risk of mould forming? Cheers
FUNKYDADDIO17/10/2020 20:15

I've been looking a dehumidifier a while now to deal with condensation in …I've been looking a dehumidifier a while now to deal with condensation in bedrooms upstairs due to no air vents being fitted. Saw a decent karcher window vac the other day, would it be a good option to remove excess water in interim? Would it help reduce risk of mould forming? Cheers


It would help slow down mould growth, they are really good for removing water/condensation from windows and bathroom tiles.
Problem with piv systems, which I looked into, is essentially you are blowing cold air into your house from your loft. Can cause cold spots, no doubt it reduces condensation, but not prepared to have cold air pushed into my house. I know they can have heaters but that will not cost 1p per day to run!
compadre18/10/2020 18:37

Problem with piv systems, which I looked into, is essentially you are …Problem with piv systems, which I looked into, is essentially you are blowing cold air into your house from your loft. Can cause cold spots, no doubt it reduces condensation, but not prepared to have cold air pushed into my house. I know they can have heaters but that will not cost 1p per day to run!



This is an important point. If PIV does work through ventilating with cold air - how can it be fair to give the fig of 1p a day?

It would help many of us - if fellow members could expand and explore this topic here.

Genuinely interested in learning/exploring this concept.

There is so much confusion about piv and the actual costs involved in having it up and running. What are viable alternatives
TROTEC TTK 72 E 24 L/Day £133.95 on Ebay. Was using 12L/day trotec model for two years in very humid apartment. Would recommend this brand.
Looking for a dehumidifier for the sole purpose of drying clothes, possibly in a large room too (conservatory perhaps) - recommendations please?
lozmeister18/10/2020 20:49

Looking for a dehumidifier for the sole purpose of drying clothes, …Looking for a dehumidifier for the sole purpose of drying clothes, possibly in a large room too (conservatory perhaps) - recommendations please?


Better off with one of those heated clothes airers.
lozmeister18/10/2020 20:49

Looking for a dehumidifier for the sole purpose of drying clothes, …Looking for a dehumidifier for the sole purpose of drying clothes, possibly in a large room too (conservatory perhaps) - recommendations please?


The air coming out of a dehumidifier is slightly warmer than the air it takes in, so helps with drying clothes. Any dehumidier, except the tiny ones, would be good for clothes drying in a closed room.
The heated clothes drier isn't going to take the moisture away, so would take longer to dry or make your home damp.
Edited by: "shalton" 19th Oct
A downside of controlling your humidity by blowing all your warm air out of the house is that you have to pay to heat the cold air you have drawn back into your house.

A dehumidifier spits out about double the heat energy of the electricity it uses. It recovers the heat of evaporation of the water it returns to being liquid and also releases as heat the energy used running it.

I'm an absolute convert for dehumidifiers, especially if you have economy 7 eleccy.

Less humid air feels nicer and requires less energy to heat.

Definitely get a cheap humidity meter (amazon/ebay) so you know what's going on around your house.

Be aware that if the humidity has been high for a while, there will be moisture in your plaster and household contents and it will take a good while to draw all this back out of the fabric of the building, probably weeks.

I wouldn't judge a dehimidifier purely by the litres-per-day figure, as spec top-trumps goes it's pretty useless. Play the long game and get decent quality ones. Most cheap ones I've bought (across several properties) have lasted no more than 2-3 years.
andrewt119/10/2020 09:33

Better off with one of those heated clothes airers.


Only if you want the moisture off the clothes to condense out onto your windows or walls.
very good find and interesting discussion thank you all
A tip when using compressor based dehumidifiers is to place it near a heat source like a radiator, that way it moisture will condense more easily and therefore make it more efficient.
Edited by: "Spies" 22nd Oct
FUNKYDADDIO17/10/2020 20:15

I've been looking a dehumidifier a while now to deal with condensation in …I've been looking a dehumidifier a while now to deal with condensation in bedrooms upstairs due to no air vents being fitted. Saw a decent karcher window vac the other day, would it be a good option to remove excess water in interim? Would it help reduce risk of mould forming? Cheers


Look at rentokill’s condensation guide, then if changing your habits doesn’t naturally get rid of the excess moisture in the air then look at upgrading your bathroom fan for one with better extraction rates and get a PIV system installed. These will cure most condensation issues throughout your entire home ( not just a room like a dehumidifier)and cost a tiny fraction to run compared to a dehumidifier, plus no water tank to empty
andrewt119/10/2020 09:33

Better off with one of those heated clothes airers.



All that will do is dry clothes quicker, but will expel large amounts of moisture into the air of that room / into the house which could cause mould / excess condensation unless that moisture laden air is extracted or dried via a dehumidifier
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