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    Recommend me a dehumidifier

    To be used specifically to dry clothes that are hung up yo dry in a room at a temperature of about 15 degrees c.

    This will be used in a spare bedroom.

    If it warms the house a bit that`s a bonus

    Thanks

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    What you are looking for is a tumble dryer.

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    peodude

    What you are looking for is a tumble dryer.



    My thoughts exactly

    Screwfix 12L or 16L model are good, don't get homebase/argos/amazon rubbish small ones
    Edited by: "darkovo" 23rd Sep 2016

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    darkovo

    Screwfix 12L or 16L model are good, don't get homebase/argos/amazon … Screwfix 12L or 16L model are good, don't get homebase/argos/amazon rubbish small ones


    Compressor type?

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    snoopy18

    Compressor type?



    I dont get why you want a dehumidifier. You can just buy a condensing tumble dryer that you can put absolutely anywhere without the need of any work being done which would be more efficient & cost you less money in running costs...

    snoopy18

    Compressor type?



    Not really sure, think it depends how loud you can live with, we got this one last year and works well:
    12L Screwfix

    Also tried a few others but were not as good.

    Some others on the website with reviews.

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    YouDontWantToKnow

    I dont get why you want a dehumidifier. You can just buy a condensing … I dont get why you want a dehumidifier. You can just buy a condensing tumble dryer that you can put absolutely anywhere without the need of any work being done which would be more efficient & cost you less money in running costs...


    Maybe I have n`t got the space or I want to dry clothes overnight
    Edited by: "snoopy18" 23rd Sep 2016

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    snoopy18

    Maybe I have n`t got the space or I want to dry clothes overnight



    A dehumidifier will not dry your clothes overnight. Its too busy drying the air

    The only way your clothes dry is by evaporation either by heat (tumble dryer) or by time (& at 15 degrees it will take days).

    Dehumidifiers take water from air not wet clothes.

    You are wasting your time thinking about it & your money if you buy it for the purpose of drying clothes.



    Edited by: "YouDontWantToKnow" 23rd Sep 2016

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    YouDontWantToKnow

    A dehumidifier will not dry your clothes overnight. Its too busy drying … A dehumidifier will not dry your clothes overnight. Its too busy drying the airThey only way your clothes dry is by evaporation either by heat (tumble dryer) or by time (& at 15 degrees it will take days).Dehumidifiers take water from air not wet clothes. You are wasting your time thinking about it & your money if you buy it for the purpose of drying clothes.



    So why do they laundry functions and can dry a full load in about 4 hours .
    That's my understanding anyway

    Edited by: "snoopy18" 23rd Sep 2016

    Even I'm confused at what you're looking for. Is it something like this?Electric airer

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    Toptrumpet

    Even I'm confused at what you're looking for. Is it something like … Even I'm confused at what you're looking for. Is it something like this?Electric airer



    In the first line of description

    amazon.co.uk/Eco…ier

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    snoopy18

    So why do they laundry functions and can dry a full load in about 4 hours … So why do they laundry functions and can dry a full load in about 4 hours .That's my understanding anyway



    Show me on the internet where you read that?

    I am totally lost by what you are saying.

    "Rapid control of humidity and indoor laundry drying. Controls mould, condensation and bacteria growth"

    The first line in the description refers to general indoor humidity and excess humidity caused by laundry dried indoors on an airer, over banisters or radiators etc. It removes excess moisture in the room atmosphere by cooling down the air and collecting the condensed water in a tray inside the machine which is emptied when full rather than drying clothes.
    Edited by: "Toptrumpet" 23rd Sep 2016

    Not sure why you're voting down, we're trying to help you.

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    Toptrumpet

    Not sure why you're voting down, we're trying to help you.


    I honestly didn't vote down on last 2 answers

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    Toptrumpet

    Not sure why you're voting down, we're trying to help you.



    Precisely. That annoyed me.

    Anyway. Time for me to move on.

    What I have stated is correct.

    What ultimately are you needing?
    Something to dry you clothes on or in? And how small do you need it?

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    YouDontWantToKnow

    Show me on the internet where you read that?I am totally lost by what you … Show me on the internet where you read that?I am totally lost by what you are saying.


    First review in link I sent is one example

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    Toptrumpet

    What ultimately are you needing?Something to dry you clothes on or in? … What ultimately are you needing?Something to dry you clothes on or in? And how small do you need it?


    I have a large hanging frame in a bedroom that I use in winter to dry clothes on
    They will dry in there own in there gradually because they are in a warm house
    Just something to keep the humidity levels in check and a lot of people say dehumidifiers aid the drying process, at least that's what j thought

    Just looked at some of the reviews and it seems the dehumidifier has got a Turbo laundry button/setting. This is just for boosting the appliance to collect the amount of excess moisture in the room when wet clothes are just hung up to dry.

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    Toptrumpet

    Just looked at some of the reviews and it seems the dehumidifier has got … Just looked at some of the reviews and it seems the dehumidifier has got a Turbo laundry button/setting. This is just for boosting the appliance to collect the amount of excess moisture in the room when wet clothes are just hung up to dry.


    Yes that's what I want
    Have you ever owned one?
    Edited by: "snoopy18" 23rd Sep 2016

    Rather than buying a dehumidifier (which are expensive to run) I would suggest just getting the small moisture collecting boxes with the silica inside from pound shops and put on the window ledges first and see if that makes a difference to the humidity and perhaps buy a small fan heater to heat the room to speed up the drying process.

    I've only ever hired a dehumidifier when we had a burst pipe under the stairs to draw any water out of the carpet and skirting board. If you're doing a lot of washing why not buy a small tumble dryer and put it in the airing cupboard or on top of your washing machine.

    Don't know about the voting, it seems to have gone haywire of late.

    But, a dehumidifier with clothes setting can be more cost effective than a tumble dryer and can double up in the normal means of dehumidifying a room.

    FWIW I have a heat pump tumble dryer but upstairs (we have a devon long barn so it's like a long thin ship and air doesn't move well) we have a Meaco from John Lewis. It costs about 2p an hour when on full but we leave it on automatic which means it probably is only on 3-4 hours a day (initially it will be on more until the humidity in your home is reduced). It dries clothes at the same time if you want it to and has a specific setting for just that.

    johnlewis.com/mea…493

    Dehumidifiers do help a little with drying clothes as they remove moister out of the air but would probably only cut drying time by about 10%. They obviously also help prevent mould and condensation building up so are sometimes recommended as an aid.

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    windym

    Don't know about the voting, it seems to have gone haywire of late.But, a … Don't know about the voting, it seems to have gone haywire of late.But, a dehumidifier with clothes setting can be more cost effective than a tumble dryer and can double up in the normal means of dehumidifying a room.FWIW I have a heat pump tumble dryer but upstairs (we have a devon long barn so it's like a long thin ship and air doesn't move well) we have a Meaco from John Lewis. It costs about 2p an hour when on full but we leave it on automatic which means it probably is only on 3-4 hours a day (initially it will be on more until the humidity in your home is reduced). It dries clothes at the same time if you want it to and has a specific setting for just that. http://www.johnlewis.com/meaco-10l-dehumidifier/p231741493


    Thanks I'll take a look

    the one I just bought from Amazon has a laundry mode, haven't tried it yet but the reviews said it dried clothes really well

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    niconelove

    the one I just bought from Amazon has a laundry mode, haven't tried it … the one I just bought from Amazon has a laundry mode, haven't tried it yet but the reviews said it dried clothes really well


    Do you know model

    I bought these for my partners nan and they work a treat - ANSIO 94610 Interior Dehumidifier, 500 ml, Pack of 5 amazon.co.uk/dp/…15E

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    danielletaylor

    I bought these for my partners nan and they work a treat - ANSIO 94610 … I bought these for my partners nan and they work a treat - ANSIO 94610 Interior Dehumidifier, 500 ml, Pack of 5 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01C6V5IVG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Stz5xb63S715E


    Thanks for reply, I use something similar

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    Found a good deal thread here, plenty of mentions of drying clothes.

    hotukdeals.com/dea…735


    Edited by: "snoopy18" 24th Sep 2016

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    Thread didn`t seem to go as planned for recommendations for which type of dehumidifier to go for.
    Thanks to all .
    Expire

    snoopy18

    Thread didn`t seem to go as planned for recommendations for which type of … Thread didn`t seem to go as planned for recommendations for which type of dehumidifier to go for. Thanks to all .Expire


    That's because there were some people enforcing their opinion as fact, which is unfortunate.
    I use a dehumidifier now for this exact purpose because I'm saving up for a tumble dryer in the meantime. I use a Mitsubishi MJ-E16VX-E1 and it has a 'laundry' setting that we use. In essence it halves the drying time for us especially when I position the louvres towards the clothes rack. This comparison is to when we used to just literally leave the clothes drying on the clothes rack. It used to take three days for the clothes to dry and now it's one to one and a half days.
    Feel free to PM me for any questions.

    windym

    Don't know about the voting, it seems to have gone haywire of late.But, a … Don't know about the voting, it seems to have gone haywire of late.But, a dehumidifier with clothes setting can be more cost effective than a tumble dryer and can double up in the normal means of dehumidifying a room.FWIW I have a heat pump tumble dryer but upstairs (we have a devon long barn so it's like a long thin ship and air doesn't move well) we have a Meaco from John Lewis. It costs about 2p an hour when on full but we leave it on automatic which means it probably is only on 3-4 hours a day (initially it will be on more until the humidity in your home is reduced). It dries clothes at the same time if you want it to and has a specific setting for just that. http://www.johnlewis.com/meaco-10l-dehumidifier/p231741493



    ​how long have you owned the meaco I had for just over a year and John lewis give 2 years warranty but they refused to send it off to be fixed and wouldn't replace it either so ended up with a refund. The sensor on it failed so it was constantly on wouldn't turn off when the water tray was full. was good while it lasted though kept my cellar nice and dry.
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