Mini Dehumidifier

Mini moisture removal devices are trustworthy aids in lowering air humidity in small places that do not require a bulky dehumidifier. These devices are lightweight and compact, being perfect for drawers, dressing rooms, bathrooms, small bedrooms, or closets where a regular unit would not fit. Below, you will discover the most reliable and efficient compact models that you can confidently use at home.

Top 12 Mini Dehumidifiers Compared

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Powilling 1100 Mini

Best Model
1. Powilling 1100 Mini
  • Area coverage: 1100 cubic feet
  • Moisture removal: 9 ounces
  • Type: Uses the Peltier technology and thermo-electric cooling
  • Operation info: It can run continuously as there are no renewable components
  • Dimensions: 5″ x 6.2″ x 11″
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2. Seavon MD-819
  • Area coverage: 170 square feet
  • Moisture removal: 9 ounces
  • Type: Electric – Uses Peltier technology
  • Operation info: Continuous operation if you choose so until the tank fills
  • Dimensions: 6.5″ x 5.3″ x 11.5″
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3. Hysure Household Portable
  • Area coverage: 215 square feet
  • Moisture removal: 250 ml/day
  • Type: Electric – Uses Peltier technology
  • Operation info: Runs continuously until the water tank fills
  • Dimensions: 5.1″ x 6.3″ x 11.1″
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Eva-dry E-333

Popular Pick
4. Eva-dry E-333
  • Area coverage: 333 cubic feet
  • Moisture removal: 4-6 ounces
  • Type: Uses absorbing silica gel crystals
  • Operation info: Can operate continuously for 2-4 weeks
  • Dimensions: 6.5″ x 1″ x 3.5″
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5. Wohome 300ml
  • Area coverage: 215 square feet
  • Moisture removal: 300 ml/day
  • Type: Electric
  • Operation info: Can run continuously if you choose so
  • Dimensions: 6.5” x 4.9” x 8.9”
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Pro Breeze PB-04-US
6. Pro Breeze PB-04-US
  • Area coverage: 333 cubic feet
  • Moisture removal: 5 ounces
  • Type: Uses renewable silica gel technology
  • Operation info: Continuous operation for 20-30 days
  • Dimensions: 6″ x 7.3″ x 2″
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HODGSON T8
7. HODGSON T8
  • Area coverage: 200 square feet
  • Moisture removal: 300ml/day
  • Type: Thermo-electric
  • Operation info: Can provide permanent continuous operation if you choose so
  • Dimensions: 6.4″ x 4.2″ x 10.2″
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Gurin DHMD-110
8. Gurin DHMD-110
  • Area coverage: 500 cubic feet
  • Moisture removal: 8-10 ounces
  • Type: Uses absorbing silica gel crystals
  • Operation info: Continuous operation for 6-8 weeks
  • Dimensions: 1.5″ x 5.5″ x 4.5″
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 Ivation ERSDM18
9. Ivation ERSDM18
  • Area coverage: 200 square feet
  • Moisture removal: 12 ounces
  • Type: Uses Peltier and ERS technologies
  • Operation info: Can operate continuously for 2 days
  • Dimensions: 5.91″ x 7.01″ x 7.17″
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10. 1byone 705US-0001
  • Area coverage: 100 square feet
  • Moisture removal: 14 ounces
  • Type: Uses the Peltier technology
  • Operation info: Electric profile means it does not require renewing
  • Dimensions: 6.65″ x 4.92″ x 8.46″
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 LAGUTE Adenium L-A02
11. LAGUTE Adenium L-A02
  • Area coverage: 300 cubic feet
  • Moisture removal: 150 ml/day
  • Type: Uses absorbing silica gel crystals
  • Operation info: Can operate continuously for 2-4 weeks
  • Dimensions: 7.2″ x 6.1″ x 2″
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Koolife New Style
12. Koolife New Style
  • Area coverage: 450 cubic feet
  • Moisture removal: 8-10 ounces
  • Type: Uses absorbing silica gel crystals
  • Operation info: Continuous operation for 20-30 days
  • Dimensions: 9″ x 6.6″ x 3.1″
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1. Powilling 1100 Mini

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A compact, portable device which is perfect for bathrooms, bedrooms, or other small sized spaces, the Powilling is one of our top recommendations as it not only boasts a small size but comes at a low price as well. Thus, it is one of the more realistic acquisitions you can make. Due to the fact that it uses the Peltier technology you are granted a whisper-quiet operation which does not exceed 35 decibels. When it comes to its design, know that it measures only 5 inches by 6.2 inches by 11 inches and weighs a mere 2.5 pounds. The casing is made with ABS plastic which is actually quite durable. It is able to remove 9 ounces of moisture per day, which is astonishing considering the small size of the device. Additionally, its water tank can hold up a maximum of 16 ounces of moisture, point where it will need to be emptied.

It automatically turns off when the tank is full to prevent the water from spilling over and causing any damage. There is a LED indicator which announces you that the tank is full as well. It consumes only 22 watts to operate, which means that you won’t feel a real difference when the bills come as a result of using it. An FCC and CE approved device, you can breathe easy knowing that safety is one of its strong points. When it comes to warranty, this product is covered for 1 year after you purchase it, and there is a 30-day money back guarantee provided too.
What We Like

  • Requires only 22 watts to operate
  • Turns off on its own when the tank is full
  • LED indicator lets you know when you should empty the water tank
  • Accompanied by a 1-year warranty

VERDICT
Not only is it small in size, but it consumes little to no energy to run. Thus, you will have only benefits to reap if you turn to it as your main dehumidification device for a small sized room like the bathroom or the bedroom.

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2. Seavon MD-819


Small but effective, the Seavon MD-819 can pull up to 9 ounces of moisture per day from the air. Seeing how the water collection tank boasts a 16-ounce capacity, even if you run it continuously in a damp environment, you won’t have to empty it more than 2-3 times per week. Due to its electric profile, you can let it run without interference if you choose so. The optimal operating temperature ranges from 59 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit, but it can be used in lower temperatures as well, just as long as they don’t drop below 41 degrees Fahrenheit. It is suitable for rooms and spaces of up to 170 square feet, and as it uses the Peltier technology, it stays quiet to not present a nuisance, producing less than 40 decibels. It measures 6.5” by 5.3” by 11.5”, so it is indeed a mini device that you easily find space for.

It is easy to clean and upkeep, and features the useful automatic shut-off that activates when the tank is full to prevent the water from overflowing. There’s even a LED light indicator that turns on when the tank is full to let you know and empty it. As it consumes only 22.5 watts when it runs, energy efficiency is one of its strong points. The ABS plastic housing is quite durable, which means that it won’t crack on the smallest impact. Furthermore, the manufacturer backs it with a 2-year warranty on parts and labor.
What We Like

  • LED indicator lets you know when the tank is full
  • Consumes only 22.5 watts to run
  • Peltier technology ensures a whisper-quiet operation – only 40 decibels

VERDICT
Compact yet fierce when it comes to moisture removal, the Seavon MD-819 is a budget-smart pick we strongly recommend.

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3. Hysure Household Portable

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As it lacks a compressor, the Hysure maintains an ultra-quiet operation, producing only 37 decibels when it runs. Furthermore, the lack of a compressor makes it lightweight as well, weighing only 2.6 pounds. In terms of size, it is one of the smallest entries in its niche as it measures 5.1 inches by 6.3 inches by 11.1 inches. Despite this ultra-compact design, it provides hearty dehumidification of up to 250 milliliters per day. As the water tank it features is able to hold up to 500 milliliters of moisture, emptying is required only once every couple of days if it runs continuously.

It features a LED indicator that lets you know when the tank is full, and in the off-chance that you forget about the task altogether, you don’t have to worry that the water might overflow as it turns off automatically when it’s full to prevent this occurrence. Its one-button control makes it user-friendly, and it draws a mere 23 watts when it runs, so you can add energy efficiency to its already long list of perks. Woefully, we could not find any information regarding its warranty, but we can assure you of its quality and durability as customer feedback is overwhelmingly positive.
What We Like

  • LED indicator announces you when it is time to empty the collection tank
  • Water tank capacity of 500 milliliters ensures you won’t empty it too often
  • Draws only 23 watts when it runs – energy efficient profile

VERDICT
One of the most convenient options as it draws little power when it runs, provides a hefty 250-milliliter moisture removal per day despite the ultra-compact design, and boasts a user-friendly design, the Hysure is a product we guarantee will cater to your needs.

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4. Eva-dry E-333

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Many great moisture removal devices have been designed by this reputable manufacturer and the E-333 is the perfect option for small spaces that struggle with increased air humidity. One unit costs around $25 but you can now have a set of two for a little over $30 so you will get a great deal. If you want to keep your clothes dry in the closet or you want to remove moisture from the washing machine, this small unit is your best ally. It can fight mold, mildew, and musty smell and it will protect your belongings from damage using silica gel that is renewable. Before installing the device, it needs to be recharged but it does not require batteries or a power cord while absorbing moisture.

This is due to the silica gel crystals that recharge and stay active for around 30 days before needing a new recharge. Two color indicators will let you know when it has reached its absorbing capacity so you will know when to empty the water tank to prevent spillage. It will work for 10 years without losing its efficiency. It is safe for use near children and pets and it can even be installed near guns, ammunition, and valuable objects. Another great advantage when purchasing this unit is the 5-year warranty you will get from the seller.
What We Like

  • Great price to quality ratio
  • Works perfectly for up to 10 years or more
  • Silica gel technology makes it safe even around pets or children
  • Color indicators announce you when maintenance work is due

VERDICT
One of the cheaper entries on the market, this Eva-Dry entry is still an option worth taking into consideration as it does not sacrifice quality to remain so affordable. Best of all, it is highly durable, so you can rest assured knowing that you will not have to buy any other moisture removing appliance for a long time.

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5. Wohome 300ml

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It measures 6.5 inches by 4.9 inches by 8.9 inches and weighs only 2.65 pounds, which makes it one of the smallest humidity removal devices on the market. It simply pops due to its modern design, the black and red ABS housing making it the ideal addition to any décor. While the compact design might have you thinking otherwise, it actually packs a punch as it is able to remove up to 300 milliliters of excess moisture from the air per day at 80% relative humidity. Seeing how the tank has a 550-milliliter capacity, you are likely to need to empty it only once every 2-3 days. It provides optimal performance when placed in rooms ranging from 66 to 215 square feet. For it to operate properly, the ambient temperature must span from 59 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Beware that it won’t run in environments where the temperature is below 41 degrees Fahrenheit.

It boasts a simplistic design when it comes to operating it, featuring a single on/off switch. To let you know when it is turned on, it features a running indicator. A mention-worthy feature is the full water indicator located on the front side that eliminates guesswork and lets you know exactly when you should empty the tank. It produces approximately 40 decibels when it runs, so you will barely be able to hear it, another plus as it allows you to place it even in the bedroom or nursery. It draws only 25 watts when it runs, which makes it one of the more energy efficient options on the market. Of course, we cannot end without mentioning the fact that it is backed by a 1-year warranty on parts and labor, and that you can return it and enjoy a full refund during the first 3 months of use if you are displeased with it for any reason, which goes well beyond the industry standard.
What We Like

  • Energy efficient – draws only 25 watts when it runs
  • Produces only 40 decibels when it runs
  • 3-month money back guarantee and 1-year warranty

VERDICT
Compact and boasting a modern design that makes it perfectly compliment any décor, it makes for a worthy acquisition as it not only looks good, but delivers a hearty moisture removal as it can eliminate up to 300 milliliters per day.

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6. Pro Breeze PB-04-US

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Although no small dehumidification device is actually expensive as opposed to the larger sized models out there, the fact that the Pro Breeze is even cheaper than most entries on this market is nothing but a huge plus. It measures only 6 inches by 7.3 inches by 2 inches, and it weighs a mere 15.2 ounces, so you will have an easy time moving it from room to room, carrying it with you on trips, and even taking it to the office and back home each day. The size it boasts makes it perfect for cabinets, wardrobes, gym bags, and so on. It uses the renewed silica gel technology which presents a truly friendly alternative, the gel being highly absorbent and thus ensuring that moisture will be reduced in the room where it is placed. Per day, it can retain up to 5 ounces of water from the air, and it works best when placed rooms of up to 333 cubic feet.

Before the silica gel needs to be renewed, approximately 20-30 days pass, which is good news as it means you won’t have to tend to maintenance tasks too often. When it does reach its maximum capacity, you have to plug it in for approximately 8 hours for the silica gel to renew. For those who have pets or children, it is the safest option to go for, by far, as it is non-toxic and lacks batteries and other components that would have presented a danger. Furthermore, the manufacturing company offers a 1-year warranty for this small dehumidifying device.
What We Like

  • Takes only 8 hours for the silica gel to renew
  • Perfect fit for gym bags, wardrobes, cabinets, and other small spaces
  • Comes at quite a cheap price
  • Backed by a 1-year warranty

VERDICT
A silica gel technology device that you are bound to afford as it is incredibly cheap, the Pro Breeze is great for use when you want to reduce moisture levels in spaces measuring up to 333 cubic feet. Easy to use and hassle-free as the gel needs to be renewed only once per month, it is one option you should not overlook.

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7. HODGSON T8

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What interest you the most when it comes to an ultra-small dehumidifier is clearly its footprint, and luckily, the T8 occupies a small amount of space. It features a water reservoir in the rear panel, the reservoir being easily detachable when you need to empty it. Another aspect which pleases in terms of design is the fact that it delivers an intuitive one-button operation. Despite the small size, it actually removes a hearty amount of moisture from the air, so its operation is quite reliable regardless of how high humidity issues are. The manufacturing company offers a 1-year warranty for it, meaning that you are covered in case it malfunctions. Furthermore, there is a 30-day money back guarantee provided, so in case you aren’t pleased with its operation, you can return it and receive a full refund.

Design

The T8 is one of the best mini devices when it comes to this aspect as it only measures 6.4 inches by 4.2 inches by 10.2 inches. Thus, you can take it with you in your luggage when traveling without fearing that it might occupy a significant amount of space. Additionally, it weighs a mere 0.96 kilograms, so it is a cinch to carry it from one location to another. But the best design aspect with it is the fact that its ABS plastic casing is durable, withstanding rough impact and high temperature without receiving any sort of damage.

Dehumidification Capacity

You might be tricked into thinking that its small size affects its dehumidification capacity, but this is completely wrong. As a matter of fact, it is able to remove up to 300 milliliters of moisture per day, which serves sufficiently in a damp small-sized space. In addition, as the water reservoir that it features can collect up to 700 milliliters per day, you will only have to empty it once every 3 days or so depending on how high humidity levels are indoors and for how long you run it.

Mention Worthy Features and Specs
  • Consumes only 21 watts when it operates – energy efficient.
  • Backed by a 1-year warranty, and a 30-day full refund trial period is offered for it.
  • Able to cover areas of up to 200 square feet which is surprising considering its small footprint.
  • When the water tank is full, it will automatically shut off to prevent damage.
  • Uses the Peltier technology to remove moisture from the air.
Noise Output

As this isn’t a compressor-driven dehumidification device, but rather one which uses the Peltier module, alongside a brushless fan and two heat sinks, a quiet operation is one of its main traits. Seeing how you are most likely to use it in the bedroom, office, or living room, spaces where you need utter silence to focus on your tasks, this is an important aspect to take into consideration. To be more specific when it comes to its noise output, know that it produces somewhere around 20 to 40 decibels when it runs.
What We Like

  • Operates in temperatures ranging from 50 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Power cable measures 5 feet
  • Consumes only 21 watts when operating
  • ABS plastic construction

VERDICT
Small, light, yet very powerful, it is great for use in the nursery, the bedroom, or anywhere else in the house where dampness has become an issue. Furthermore, it is reasonably priced, which makes it an accessible choice to go with.

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8. Gurin DHMD-110

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The next dehumidifier that exceeds its size by its performance is this efficient model that costs $35 and pays off for every cent. It is a device that can handle areas measuring 500 cu. ft. from where it can draw around 10 ounces of water in one day. It does this by using silica gel crystals designed to absorb air humidity and retain it in order to adjust the air humidity to a safer level. It is incredibly small so it can easily fit a drawer, a closet, a safe, or a locker. Moreover, it can be used in small kitchens and bedrooms and it does not require a power supply or batteries in order to work. Same as the other two renewable units, it absorbs water from the air with the silica gel crystals that change color as they get filled with water.

The crystals start blue when dry and gradually get light pink as they absorb water. The color is displayed through a window so you will know when it is time to recharge and dry the silica crystals. During a period of 6 to 8 weeks, the device will take around 10 ounces of water from the air before needing to be recharged. When this is required, simply put the unit in a well-ventilated area to allow the heated element inside it to heat and dry the silica crystals. This will take around 12 hours and it will ensure that it will be ready to use again. There is a 5-year warranty available with this excellent moisture removal device.
What We Like

  • Does not take long for the silica gel crystals to heat and start absorbing moisture from the air
  • Backed by a generous 5-year warranty
  • Small size makes it a perfect fit even in the drawer
  • Can dehumidify areas of up to 500 square feet

What We Dislike

  • Not the best moisture absorbing performance out there
  • Instructions guide could be a bit better written

VERDICT
Despite its very small size, this dehumidifying appliance packs a punch. Sure, it might not be the greatest product in its niche, but it does an excellent job when it comes to removing excess moisture in spaces of up to 500 square feet. Overall, it is an investment worth making.

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9. Ivation ERSDM18

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Despite the small size, this Ivation entry can wreak havoc when it comes to removing excess moisture from the air. It is actually capable of removing up to 22 ounces of moisture per day, so in a matter of days, you can say goodbye to high humidity indoors. Obviously, the small size implies that it is best suited for smaller areas, the coverage it provides being of up to 200 square feet. It uses a combination of two technologies to provide with amazing results, more precisely Peltier and ERS. Furthermore, the asking price is small, so you won’t have to make any financial effort in order to purchase it.

Design

It measures 5.91 inches by 7.01 inches by 7.17 inches, this incredibly small size housing a viciously efficient dehumidifier that fits ideally regardless where you intend to place it. As it weighs only 2.2 pounds, you won’t have any trouble moving it from one room to another whenever you need to. Additionally, the housing is made with ABS, so even if you accidentally knock it over, the exterior won’t crack or get damaged easily.

Technology

The technology it utilizes to remove excess moisture from the air is the effective Peltier that is present in most small-size devices. The thermo-electric Peltier module inside it sits between two metal heat sinks, facilitating dehumidification in order to ensure a rapid normalization of indoor moisture levels. This lack of moving parts adds to its durability and reliability as well, so you are sure to enjoy it for years on end.

Mention Worthy Features and Specs
  • Uses the innovative ERS system that enhances its efficiency and power use.
  • Features a LED indicator that lets you know when the tank needs to be emptied.
  • Draws a mere 27 watts per hour when it operates.
Convenience

The large 22-ounce capacity of the tank ensures you will only be required to empty it once per day if you run it continuously. In addition to this convenient and generous sizing of the tank, know that when it does get filled, if you are not around, it will automatically shut off in order to prevent overheating or any type of damage. It also features a LED light that stays blue when the device runs normally, and turns yellow when the moment to empty the tank is approaching.
What We Like

  • Uses the effective Peltier technology
  • Automatically shuts off when the water tank is full
  • Can reduce humidity in areas where it is as high as 80%
  • One of the most energy efficient products at the moment

VERDICT
Although it is an expensive dehumidifier considering its size, it is worth the money due to the performance it offers. When using it, you can expect up to 24 ounces of moisture to be removed from the room per day, thus ensuring proper healthy humidity levels.

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10. 1byone 705US-0001

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Just like our second best choice, the 1byone utilizes the Peltier technology, meaning that you won’t have to deal with changing silica gel crystals and that the device’s lifespan is basically limitless as long as you make sure to use it properly. Due to the fact that it can handle dehumidifying spaces up to 100 square feet in size, you can use it in the bedroom or nursery as it will face humidity in these areas without a problem. It can remove as much as 14 ounces of moisture per day, which is quite impressive considering its miniature size.

Know that it measures only 6.65 inches by 4.92 inches by 8.46 inches, so it truly occupies an insignificant amount of space of the surface you place it on. Furthermore, as it weighs only 2.16 pounds, it will be a cinch for you to move it whenever you like, even take it with you wherever you travel. Overall, if health is an important aspect for you, and you want to enjoy convenience and efficiency wrapped into a single product, the 1byone is your go-to choice.
What We Like

  • It weighs only 2.16 pounds, so it will be a cinch to move it around
  • Can operate when there are environmental temperatures ranging from 50 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Comes at a ridiculously affordable price

VERDICT
Although it measures only 6.65” x 4.92” x 8.46”, this dehumidifier packs a punch. It is made for dehumidifying spaces up to 100 square feet in size, and it can remove up to 14 ounces of moisture per day, so there are only benefits to reap if you use it. Furthermore, it is quite affordable, which is another mention worthy upside.

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11. LAGUTE Adenium L-A02

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Our next recommendation in terms of compact dehumidifiers that provide maximum dehumidification is the Adenium L-A02 from LAGUTE. It is available for purchase at prices starting at $53 so you can say it is one of the most expensive devices in its niche. You can use it in small places like drawers, closets, boxes, or in areas of up to 300 cu. ft. including bedrooms, kitchens, or bathrooms. It is smaller than the previous model but equally effective in reducing humidity. It works excellent in removing excess air moisture using an innovative technology based on absorbing silica gel crystals that retain moisture. This is a renewable solution to adjust the air humidity that is 100% safe and does not affect the air quality in any way. Silica gel is known for its absorbing abilities so this device is designed to make good use of these abilities.

To prepare it, you will have to recharge it until the crystals turn orange. You can then place it in a humid area and leave it to do its job for around 2 to 4 weeks or until it reaches its capacity of 150 ml. At that point, the crystal would have turned green to announce you that it is time to recharge it. Then, you must plug it in for 12-15 hours and allow the crystals to turn orange again. The color-changing process can be observed through a small window that displays the crystals. It can be used for 10 years by simply following these steps.
What We Like

  • Crystal turns green when it is time to recharge it
  • Absorbing silica gel crystals ensure rapid moisture removal
  • Display window allows you to easily see the color of the crystals

What We Dislike

  • Expensive price tag
  • Requires recharging often

VERDICT
Small and powerful, it uses absorbing silica gel crystals to ensure your home is not a dangerous habitat for you to live in. Despite the flaw presented by the expensive price tag, we still recommend it and view it as an investment worth making due to its proficiency.

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12. Koolife New Style

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Our last recommendation quite affordable, so you can enjoy its great efficiency at a lower cost. It can be used in rooms measuring up to 450 cubic feet so it can be an excellent aid in reducing air humidity in small bedrooms, a spare bathroom, or a dressing room. It also uses the renowned silica gel crystals that allow it to absorb around 10 ounces of water while running for 12 hours. It can operate for 30 days without pause and it will not spill water or require you to empty a water tank. This is due to the silica gel crystals that absorb moisture and retain it until they require renewal.

The process takes place as the crystals change color from green to orange to let you know which is their level of absorption. When they reach full capacity, you will have to recharge the unit in an air space to allow the moisture from the gel to get back into the air so that it will be ready for another use. After recharging, the device will not need electricity or batteries to operate so you can take in anywhere with you or put it anywhere you want. It is backed by a 1-year warranty but it will last around 10 years without the need to replace the silica gel crystals.
What We Like

  • Can absorb up to 20 ounces of water per day
  • Built to last – customers have reported a stunning lifespan of up to 10 years
  • Recommended for use in spaces of up to 450 square feet
  • Cheap option – one of the more affordable products on the market

What We Dislike

  • Short 1-year warranty
  • Instructions manual is a bit unclear

VERDICT
Coming at a low price which makes it a perfect option for those who are on a budget, this is one of our top recommendations. It lasts for a long time, even though the 1-year warranty might have discouraged you. Also, it is very compact, fitting perfectly in the tightest of spaces.

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Particularities You Should Know About

Small dehumidifiers are of great help for removing excess moisture from small areas where a large unit wouldn’t fit or would be too powerful for that area. Before concluding that you need a mini version and before picking one, there are some things you should know to help you make an educated choice.

  • Most work on silica gel – While there are small units that use the refrigerant method, most of them use silica gel as the moisture absorbent agent. This is the gel you normally see in shoe boxes and with medicines to prevent moisture and mold appearance. The gel is not toxic in any way, although it should not be ingested .
  • They can be reused – As the gel retains moisture, it gets filled with water but it should not be thrown away as you can dry it and reuse it. Dehumidifiers that are not electrical and do not draw air in order to dry the silica gel require you to place them in a well-ventilated area where the drafts of air can evaporate the water from the silica gel. This way, you can reuse it when the gel has dried completely .
  • They are environmentally friendly – Small models that are not electrically powered are more protective with nature so if you want to minimize your impact, this is one way to start. As it retains humidity or dries, the silica gel is not harmful in any way and it does not release toxins into the air. As such, you can also clean the air while dehumidifying it.
  • They are great for small spaces – These small devices are not only suitable for bedrooms or closets but you can also use them in safes, drawers, cabinets, and any other tiny area that requires dehumidification. Their compact size and independent operating make them great for use in the strangest and hardest to reach places.

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How We Tested

Dehumidification capability

What you are definitely interested in the most is the device’s capability to remove excess moisture, which is why we started the test trials with this specific aspect. We took each model and let it operate for 4 hours, checking indoor humidity levels before and after its operation so that we can establish exactly how effective it is from this point of view.

Noise output

With the help of a decibel meter, we were able to test firsthand how loud each device can get while operating. The size of the device implies that you are likely to use it in a room like the nursery, bedroom, or office, spaces where you need a quiet environment, which is why we made it a point to check this aspect as well, even though it doesn’t directly impact product quality.

Ease of use

Seeing how there are different types of technologies used for the manufacturing process of the products in this niche, it is obvious that some aspects in terms of operation differ. For example, absorbing silica gel models require periodic replacement of the gel, but seeing how it is usually required once every 2 to 4 weeks at least, this is not an inconvenience. As we know that ease of use is an important aspect in operating any type of device, we played around with each product, handled maintenance and changed settings to see how your personal experience when using them would feel like.

Test results
Product Dehumidification capability Noise output Ease of use
Powilling 1100 Mini 9/10 10/10 10/10
Overall score: 9.7/10
Seavon MD-819 9/10 10/10 10/10
Overall score: 9.7/10
Hysure Household Portable 9/10 10/10 10/10
Overall score: 9.7/10
Eva-dry E-333 8/10 10/10 9/10
Overall score: 9/10
Wohome 300ml 9/10 10/10 10/10
Overall score: 9.7/10
Pro Breeze PB-04-US 8/10 10/10 9/10
Overall score: 9/10
HODGSON T8 9/10 10/10 10/10
Overall score: 9.7/10
Gurin DHMD-110 9/10 10/10 9/10
Overall score: 9.3/10
Ivation ERSDM18 10/10 10/10 9/10
Overall score: 9.7/10
1byone 705US-0001 10/10 10/10 10/10
Overall score: 10/10
LAGUTE Adenium L-A02 8/10 10/10 9/10
Overall score: 9/10
Koolife New Style 9/10 10/10 9/10
Overall score: 9.3/10

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Rating Our Picks

Criteria Impact/Importance Best Product
Square footage covered Despite their small size, some products are able to cover a wider area than others. Obviously, we took the square footage covered by each entry into consideration when ranking them, giving higher scores to products that can be used in larger rooms and spaces. HODGSON T8, Ivation ERSDM18
Moisture removing capabilities The amount of moisture it can remove per day is another important element that greatly impacts performance and that we took into consideration when rating and ranking our picks. We gave higher scores to models that are able to eliminate a larger amount of moisture from the air per day as these devices fix high humidity level related issues faster. 1byone 705US-0001
Size As these are miniature devices we are talking about and you are interested in them as you have a small free space at your disposal for placement, it is obvious that we ranked them according to their size as well, the more compact the product the bigger score it received. Gurin DHMD-110
Energy efficiency Another aspect that influenced the rating process is the amount of power each product draws when it operates. Evidently, in order to keep costs low, we gave higher scores to the devices that boast a bigger energy efficiency, consuming as little power as possible to run. HODGSON T8
Warranty If a product is covered by a lengthy warranty, you will benefit from free repairs or replacements in case anything happens to it – just note that the defect or issue must not be caused by improper use as the warranty agreement will be voided in this case. Higher scores were received by the products with longer warranties as there is the guarantee that no money will be spent when defects appear, and there is a sense of assurance provided in terms of quality and reliability. Eva-dry E-333, Gurin DHMD-110

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Customer Feedback

HODGSON T8

Positive comments:
”Really small, I move it from room to room very easy.”
”It’s very easy to empty and clean the tank, I like it.”
”It keeps a quiet operation, I can barely hear it running.”
”It consumes little energy when it runs, I barely noticed any difference when the bills came.”

Negative comments:
”It’s not as effective as my old compressor-based dehumidifier was.”
”I can’t attach a hose to it, and the manual emptying really bugs me.”

Ivation ERSDM18

Positive comments:
”It met my expectations, did wonders for my closet. Now my clothes don’t smell like mold and there is no moisture in the air like it used to be.”
”I bought this for my office, but it’s so small that I take it with me back home every day to use it in the bedroom too.”
”I’m definitely buying another one for the nursery, I bought one for the living room, and the air has never felt better since I started using it.”
”It has one of the best designs I encountered, and it really delivers on humidity removal.”

Negative comments:
”It’s noisier than our old dehumidifier, I can’t sleep in the same room with it when it runs.”
”Was pretty disappointed by its moisture removal, I expected more honestly.”

Eva-dry E-333

Positive comments:
”It’s really great at dehumidifying small spaces, I use it in my closets and office, and it really does wonders.”
”I use it in the closet where we keep our shoes, and I’m really satisfied that moisture isn’t an issue here anymore.”
”I have used it in the last few months, and my allergies haven’t acted up once ever since.”
”I use it in my small bathroom, and thanks to it, the old mildew spots that used to appear haven’t made a comeback.”

Negative comments:
”It might come at a cheap price, but you can tell looking at the low-quality design.”
”I find it to be too noisy, honestly.”

LAGUTE Adenium L-A02

Positive comments:
”It sits so neatly on the nightstand and makes no noise during the night, I simply love it!”
”I like the renewable aspect of the silica gel crystals; it helps save money in the long run.”
”I’ve had mine for 1 year now, and I wouldn’t change it for the world, it does a wonderful job at removing moisture from the bathroom.”
”It’s really easy to move it from one room to another, I basically cover all the rooms in the house with it, so humidity levels are always perfect.”

Negative comments:
”For a dehumidifier its size, I find it to be a bit too expensive.”
”I don’t really understand the recharge process, I find it a bit bothersome.”

1byone 705US-0001

Positive comments:
”Despite the small size, it really packs a punch when it comes to moisture removal.”
”It’s efficient and reliable, I use it in the shelter where I keep my tools so that they won’t be damaged by excess moisture during summer.”
”I have been using it for 2 weeks now for the nursery, and I am pleased with its moisture absorbing capabilities as well as the low noise output.”
”Within a day of using it, humidity dropped from 65% to 43% in the closet.”

Negative comments:
”It broke down on me just when the warranty period passed.”
”It’s really cheaply made, at least that is the impression it left me.”

Powilling 1100 Mini

Positive comments:
”I like that it changes colors when it’s full, I don’t have to compulsively check on it.”
”I placed it in my kid’s room as it stays quiet and does its job as advertised, a really smart purchase.”
”Great price to quality value, I’m satisfied with it and it really did wonders for my small home office.”
”I use it for my office, and as my desk is always crowded, I needed a compact solution to remove moisture. I’m glad to have picked it, it really does wonders despite the small size.”

Negative comments:
”I used it in my small bathroom, and I wasn’t impressed with the amount of moisture it pulled at all.”
”I recommend you monitor it with a hygrometer as the one I got wasn’t actually drawing moisture, so I had to get it exchanged.”

Pro Breeze PB-04-US

Positive comments:
”It keeps moisture at 40-50%, which is great considering that the nursery I use it in used to get damp quite fast.”
”It’s a real bargain, great price for the humidity removal it delivers.”
”It’s one of the easiest to use dehumidification devices I have had up to now.”
”It stays so quiet I sometimes forget that it is turned on.”

Negative comments:
”I bought two, and one of them was broken on arrival.”
”It seems a bit too sensitive, I’m afraid that dropping it might cause it to stop working.”

Gurin DHMD-110

Positive comments:
”I haven’t been using it long enough to say whether or not it draws moisture effectively, but what I can say is that I am in love with its compact design.”
”Had it for 3 weeks now, it does a great job at keeping humidity in check in the bedroom.”
”No more musty smells in the bathroom since I got it!”
”I commute with it daily from home to work, and it keeps both spaces perfect when it comes to air quality.”

Negative comments:
”It gets a bit too noisy, tends to be distracting.”
”Worked fine for the first few months, then it suddenly dropped in performance, I don’t understand why.”

Koolife New Style

Positive comments:
”It’s so small, I love it! Perfect for my nightstand!”
”I used it in the cupboard, and humidity has never been an issue since it’s there.”
”The bathroom doesn’t feel moist anymore, it’s perfect.”
”I was on a tight budget when I got it, but I wouldn’t change it for the world now as I actually like how it runs.”

Negative comments:
”It’s broken and I have had it for only a few months. I’m not sure, but I might have overcharged it.”
”The manual is really confusing, it’s easier to call customer support if you have any questions about it.”

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F.A.Q.

It is recommended for small areas usually, so you cannot rely on it to fix high humidity issues in large spaces like the basement, for example. However, there are devices, like the Gurin DHMD-110 that can handle removing excess moisture from large areas of 500 square feet. The major difference between a mini model and a classic, normal-sized one is the fact that it is more compact, thus making for a great addition to the bedroom, residing perfectly on the nightstand.

What dehumidification methods to the devices use?

The most common dehumidification method you will encounter in mini appliances is silica gel, while the second most used method is desiccation. Silica gel is very used as it is a great moisture absorbing agent, meaning that it does a better job when it comes to handling excess moisture than other materials do.

In what circumstance is it better to use a mini device rather than a normal-sized one?

You should opt for a miniature dehumidifier when the space you want to lower humidity levels in is not very large and you do not have enough storage space for the appliance to begin with. Also, this is a great option for you to go with if you are an environmentally friendly type as these dehumidifiers tend to be more Eco-friendly than classic units.

Does it consume less than regular-size models do?

Yes, the smaller size does imply less energy consumption in electric models. If the one you go for uses absorbing silica gel crystals, energy efficiency is all the more enhanced as it won’t actually need to be plugged in to run, the only time when it will draw electricity being when you need to “renew” the crystals.

Is it a more Eco-friendly alternative?

Yes, the smaller power draw or complete lack of it, depending on the technology used to run, as well as the fact that fewer materials are wasted in the manufacturing process do make miniature models more Eco-friendly than other types of dehumidifiers.

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Verdict

If you only need the moisture removing device to cover a relatively small area and care more about its size, wanting it to be compact, save money by investing in a small size model. If you want to ensure proper humidity levels in an area of approximately 200 square feet, the Hodgson T8 is an option worth taking into consideration. It removes approximately 300 milliliters of moisture per day, and its compact dimensions make it perfect to place even on the nightstand as it measures a mere 6.4 by 4.2 by 10.2 inches.

Another great option for this sort of area coverage would be the Ivation ERSDM18 which uses the ERS and Peltier technologies to provide excellent dehumidification performances, and that measures only 5.91 by 7.01 by 7.17 inches. However, if you are interested in a compact device which delivers a punch, we recommend the Gurin DHMD-110 which can cover a wide 500 square foot area despite the fact that it measures only 1.5 by 5.5 by 4.5 inches. This product is proof that size really does not matter when it comes to dehumidifying appliances, but rather the technologies which go into its manufacturing, and the silica gel crystals it utilizes boast high absorbing capabilities.

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3 Comments

  • Emilly

    Isn’t the silica gel dangerous to one’s health? From what I’ve heard, it’s toxic if inhaled.

    • Shannon Ward

      There are no reasons for concern when using a room dehumidifier based on silica because the gel is not within reach and it can’t be inhaled or ingested. Your health will not be threatened in any way, on the contrary, it will be improved by removing mold spores from the air.

  • Harold

    I got the Koolife New Style about 3 months back, and I can honestly say I’m delighted with the way it works. I use it in my office and sometimes even in my RV, humidity has been kept in check ever since I started running it.

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