General Info

Started back in 1991 by Chris and Michelle Michael, the Meaco brand has quickly grown to become a well-respected name, especially for their mid-price range dehumidifier models that are both affordable and deliver excellent performance.

The company moved from supplying control and monitoring equipment for museums and art galleries to focus on manufacturing and distributing dehumidifiers in 2005. Today Meaco is a leading player in the international dehumidifier industry.

Because of its long-standing good name and the reliability of its models, the Meaco brand is considered to be one of the best brands in the dehumidifier industry.

The brand offers a wide range of different models and have kept up with the latest technology and advancements in energy savings, so their focus has shifted to saving customers money and reducing energy consumption while their dehumidifiers are in operation.

Meaco DD8L Portable

The Meaco-Portable-Compact-Dehumidifier-DD8L is a mid-range model with desiccant technology that is extremely popular with buyers. This model is ideal for removing moisture from the air within garages and cooler rooms that are not used often.

As a desiccant model, it works best in rooms with cooler environments and lower humidities, which makes it an ideal choice for removing moisture for garages and conservatories. However, with a capacity of 7.5 litres per day, it may not sound like much but it still performs just as well as a refrigerant dehumidifier model of a larger size.

It’s compact size when compared to an equivalent refrigerant model makes it ideal for smaller bedrooms and offices where a larger-capacity model would get in the way.


Cost-effective model choice

The Meaco-Portable-Compact-Dehumidifier-DD8L is a mid-range choice and doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles of more high-priced models such as a digital display. However, you can still choose from various setting and up to three levels of humidity for your room.

You also get a choice of timer modes (two, four and eight hours), which is great if you want the dehumidifier to work in a room while you’re out, but don’t want to leave it running all day.

Built to be lightweight and portable so you can move the unit around your home, choosing a desiccant technology model such as this is much lighter than a refrigerant model coming in at just 6.2kg.

Pros and cons of the Meaco-Portable-Compact-Dehumidifier-DD8L

Generally speaking, the DD8L model is a good mid-range dehumidifier to choose when you want a lightweight dehumidifier that you can easily move around your home. Here are a few pros and cons that users have reported.

Pros & Cons

  • Great extraction performance in cooler rooms
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Only 39dB noise output on the lowest fan speed
  • Very energy-efficient model
  • The small two-litre water tank may need emptying more often than a larger-capacity model

Model specification

  • Max Extraction: 7.5 litres/day
  • Noise: 48dB
  • Power: 650W
  • Price: ££ – Mid-Range
  • Tank: 2 litres
  • Type: Desiccant

This is an ideal model that is both powerful yet lightweight enough to easily move around your home. The compact-portable-dehumidifier design means it is ideal for smaller bedrooms, home offices and bathrooms with poor ventilation where damp and mildew may be an issue.

The energy-efficient design means that operating it won’t put your electricity bills through the roof. In fact, users report that running the dehumidifier hardly made a difference to their household energy consumption.