The Compact De’Longhi Compact Dehumidifier DEM10

In an average household, there are certain moisture inducing activities that people carry out without even realising it. Whether it is running a bath, drying out your laundry or using washing machines, we eventually end up saturating the entire house with too much atmospheric water. Not only is this hazardous for your home, but it also poses a very real threat to you and your family’s health. That’s why it is always sage to have a reliable dehumidifier in your home or place of work.

Here’s my unbiased review of the De’Longhi Dehumidifier DEM10 and how it worked out in my home.

Delonghi Dehumidifier Review

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De’Longhi DEM10

What I like

  •  Easy to operate
  •  Washable dust filter
  •  Permanent drain facility
  •  Can be used in cold environment

What I don’t like

  •  Some complaints from customers
  •  Price

What Are You Buying?

Barely the size of a small pillow, the De’Longhi Compact Dehumidifier DEM10 is a highly efficient, portable, egg-shaped dehumidifier with the ability to mow down about 10 litres of atmospheric water every 24 hours. One way to know if your home or office needs a dehumidifier STAT is to check for condensation.

Heavy condensation manifests as mold damage to walls, ceilings, furniture, floors and in extreme cases, water damage. This grey, classic, jukebox looking machine comes with slightly compact dimensions and a pull up handle for easy transportation. There are no wheels or castors, but the unit is lighter than most, making it easy to pick up.

With a 2-litre storage tank, the De’Longhi Compact Dehumidifier DEM10 might require more frequent trips to the sink. However, this issue is more than compensated for by the ever popular and convenient optional continuous drain function that allows you to attach a hose to drain the water away. This way, you don’t have to keep rushing to the sink every 6 or so hours.

On the control panel is a myriad of settings such as a built-in humidistat that allows you to set the precise level of humidity that you prefer. One thing I noted about the filter is that it was a bit flimsy, so do not confuse it with the disposable types.

How Easy Is It To Use?

As soon as you set eyes on the De’Longhi Dehumidifier DEM10, one thing is evident; the unit is very easy to use. It comes in an extra large box that gives the illusion of a much larger size that it actually is. Since the product comes fully assembled, I didn’t even have to fiddle with dozens of components; it was good to go.

Thanks to the easily accessible control panel, you can monitor humidity levels with the humidistat. The De’Longhi Dehumidifier DEM10 takes things a step further because when you set the dial halfway, the unit actually turns itself if your room gets too dry. If the humidity levels get too high (i.e., running the shower for long), it senses the water and quickly dries the air before condensation occurs.

All these features come at a cost, however. I’m not talking about the financial aspect; that part is very customer friendly. The De’Longhi Dehumidifier operates with a subtle hum due to the vibrations. But a carpet should fix this right up.

What Accessories Are Included?

Upon purchasing this product, you should find the following items in the box:

  • The De’Longhi Dehumidifier Compact DEM10
  • Permanent draining facility kit
  • Full instructions for the product

Delonghi Dehumidifier Key Features


  • Very easy to operate
  • Includes washable dust filter and permanent drain facility
  • Has anti-frost setting for use in extremely cold environments


  • Some customers claim that the De’Longhi Dehumidifier frequently slips into pause mode then again to defrost, but this seems to be worsened by severe cold

Anything Else You Should Know?

Like most dehumidifiers from De’Longhi, this particular unit uses R134a ecological gas which helps to collect demineralised water. This water is perfect for recycling or using in appliances such as steam irons.

This is great news for eco-minded people who would love nothing more than preserving every drop of water possible. Nobody loves a wasteful person; by using the De’Longhi Dehumidifier, you contribute to a healthier, friendlier and more conservative environment.


Do not be fooled by its small stature and unassuming design; the De’Longhi Dehumidifier can clear the air of 10 litres every single day to ensure humidity levels remain optimum. People with indoor water sources and those who live in wetter climates are more at risk than those in drier areas. To avoid suffering adverse health consequences and losing the integrity of your cosy home or office, the De’Longhi Dehumidifier is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Where To Buy?

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  • Comfort
  • Noise
  • Maintenance
  • Ease of Use


Delonghi Compact Dehumidifier DEM10 is a highly efficient, portable, egg-shaped dehumidifier with the ability to mow down about 10 litres of atmospheric water every 24 hours.

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