The Award Winning Meaco Portable Compact Dehumidifier DD8L

When it comes to incredibly quiet operation and superior performance in dehumidifiers, Meaco seems to be light years ahead of the competition. Some of their products incorporate the very best in domestic dehumidification technology to provide you with features that are designed to make your life better.

Representing 8 years of research and development into the desiccant dehumidifier, the Meaco Portable Compact Dehumidifier DD8L is a refined leader in its class well worth saying a thing or two about.

Meaco Portable Dehumidifier Review

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Meaco DD8L

What I like

  •  Efficient moisture extraction
  • User-friendly
  • Automated fan operation
  •  Warning indication lights

What I don’t like

  •  A bit heavier than competition
  •  Design is not that beautiful

What Are You Buying?

Standing proud as the only desiccant dehumidifier to win the highly sought after ‘Which Best Buy Dehumidifier’ in 2014, the Meaco Portable Dehumidifier has been described by many names. Some of them include the perfect on board dehumidifier, the perfect companion in garages and workshops and even a brilliant piece of kit. Whatever the case may be, I think the DD8L rightly deserves all those titles.

Starting us off is the 8 litres per day extraction rate that works best between temperatures of 1 – 37 degrees. This makes it perfect for small offices and even 5 bedroom houses that are experiencing severe condensation and dampness issues.

Meaco dehumidifiers are typically covered in swathes of white plastic; same goes for my Meaco Portable Dehumidifier here. However, the blue bands running down the side kind of break up the white and give the DD8L a nicer look to it.

The 2-litre capacity water collection bucket is standard for dehumidifiers of this size and capability, but I did feel that Meaco could have gone for one more litre, after all, this particular unit is slightly heavier than most. The large, viewing window was really a bonus though since you get to easily check on the steadily rising level of water as it gets collected from the atmosphere.

The Meaco Portable Dehumidifier may be small, but it is packed full of interesting features. All these are easily accessed via the large, conspicuous top mounted digital control panel. Among the 5 individual buttons include one for setting three different fan options.

By choosing medium, low or high, you get a more suitable fan speed that also affects how much noise it makes. Unlike the usual two fan settings that are present in most units, the Meaco Portable Dehumidifier offers substantially more flexibility and a choice between power or quietness.

How Easy Is It To Use?

One of the most notable things about Meaco dehumidifiers is that even with a myriad of options and features; they are all incredibly easy to use. In addition to keying in your preferred settings, the DDL8 also has a few features that allow it to operate almost autonomously. While you could set the dehumidifier to run for a set period of time at laundry setting non-stop, there is a feature that you won’t find in most other models.

By setting the unit to aim for a specific humidity level, say 30 %, the machine will turn itself off once it reaches that level. This is where things get really interesting; the DD8L then goes to sleep for half an hour, then automatically comes on for about 10 minutes to monitor the current humidity levels.

If by any chance the humidity level has gone above the requested 30 percent, it will start itself and the cycle continues to keep things just right. You also get a continuous draining pipe for direct water drainage as opposed to making frequent trips to the sink. But if you do decide not to use it, the 2-litre water tank easily comes off and includes a splash proof cover.

What Accessories Are Included?

Upon buying your brand new dehumidifier, you should find the following items in the box:

  • 1 Meaco Portable Compact Dehumidifier DD8L
  • Quick start users guide
  • Continuous direct draining hose

Meaco Portable Dehumidifier Key Features


  • Highly efficient moisture extraction even in cooler temperatures
  • User-friendly digital control panel
  • Automated fan operation for seamless air treatment


  • The Meaco Compact Dehumidifier is a bit heavier than others in it is class, but just slightly

Anything Else You Should Know?

The Meaco Portable Compact Dehumidifier DD8L is among the few models that incorporate the essential warning indication light on the control panel. Not only does this help when your dehumidifier is experiencing mechanical issues such as blocked air intake, but it can help save you costly repairs by identifying the problem earlier on.


To sum it up, I found that the Meaco Portable Compact Dehumidifier DD8L is a very well thought out, powerful and feature packed desiccant dehumidifier that is an ideal solution for larger homes and colder, damper areas like basements, boats, sheds and garages.

If you are interested in accurate, reliable dehumidification and less energy consumption, then you definitely can’t afford to pass up this gift from Meaco.

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Meaco Portable Compact Dehumidifier DD8L is a very well thought out, powerful and feature packed desiccant dehumidifier that is an ideal solution for larger homes.

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