Meaco Air Dehumidifier DD8L Zambezi Review

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There is no denying that you need a bigger dehumidifier to manage the humidity levels in a larger home. This means you should choose a dehumidifier that is not only powerful and effective but one that is pretty unobtrusive and doesn’t draw attention to itself in your home.

The great thing about the Meaco Air DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier is that it has a subtle, streamlined design in a white colour scheme, so it won’t stand out and be too evident in your home. This model has a range of attractive features you don’t get with a smaller, more compact dehumidifier, making it an excellent choice for homes with four or five bedrooms.

This model is larger than the Meaco DD8L and DD8L Junior and measures 35.8 x 54.8 x 20cm. It is also a little bit wider than its siblings and nearly 5cm taller, but it is a perfect choice for a home where a smaller model would struggle to cope.

Meaco Air Dehumidifier DD8L Zambezi - Desiccant Energy Saving Dehumidifier - Best For Outdoor Areas and Homes Up to 5 Bedrooms - Prevent Condensation, Mould & Damp - 548 x 358 x 200 mm

Meaco Air Dehumidifier DD8L Zambezi Main Features
  • Removes 8L of moisture per day
  • Works well in low temperatures
  • Power: 650W
  • Weight: 7.8kg
  • Intelligent functionality: laundry mode, quite mode, auto shut off, anti bacterial filter

Performance and Features of the Meaco Air DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier

  • Desiccant humidifier: The Meaco Air DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier is a desiccant dehumidifier, and they usually don’t come with digital control panels. However, this model does and is the first desiccant dehumidifier to do so. The digital display lets you quickly view the current humidity levels and programme settings.
  • Anti-bacterial filter: This model has a built-in anti-bacterial filter that helps keep your home’s air clean of bugs and allergens. The anti-bacterial filter is a lifelong design, so it won’t need replacing unless it gets damaged. You just need to clean it regularly so it can maintain a high performance.
  • Large capacity collection: The Meaco Air DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier can remove eight litres of moisture daily across all temperature ranges. It effectively helps to prevent mould, dampness and condensation in problem areas of your home. It is the first model to have the exclusive Meaco Energy Saving Laundry+.
  • Quiet running: With an operational noise level between 41/45/50, it is a low-noise option for running in quieter rooms, such as a home office or homework study area for your children.

What we like about the Meaco Air DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier

We like that the Meaco Air DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier has a digital display panel. With standard desiccant dehumidifiers, you don’t know the humidity level, only that the dehumidifier works to remove moisture. Adding a digital display makes it a more user-friendly model for homeowners that want to see at a glance if the air in the room is at optimal humidity.

Despite being the largest model in the range, this model isn’t too large to quickly move around the home. If you want to position it on the upstairs landing to work on drawing moisture from the air from family baths or showers and then move it downstairs to dry a load of laundry indoors, it is not too large or heavy to move around as you need it.

The anti-bacterial filter is what we really like about the Meaco Air DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier. Not having to replace the filter is a great time-saver. It is also easy to keep clean with a quick rinse once every couple of weeks. It is amazing how quickly dirt and trapped debris can build up on the filter, which shows how effectively it is catching pollutants you don’t want to breathe in.

What we don’t like about the Meaco Air DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier

There isn’t much we don’t like about this dehumidifier, but a minor thing is its appearance, which is just a cosmetic issue. Yes, it is plain white and discreet looking, but it has a boxy design and would sit uncomfortably in a modern, contemporary home interior.

A minor issue is with the internal fan operation. The fan doesn’t operate all the time and switches off entirely once optimal room humidity levels are reached. However, the fan will switch on and run for around 20 seconds every half an hour to test humidity levels. If the room is at an ideal level, the fan will switch off again. While it is a relatively quiet machine when the fan is running, the 30-minute fan check is noticeable if you have a quiet room like a home office while you are working.

Customer feedback for the Meaco Air DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier

Customer feedback for this model is generally favourable. Most user feedback praised this model for its relatively quiet running and effectiveness when used in rooms with cold external walls that caused dampness and musty-smelling soft furnishings.

Users also report that the machine is easy to move around between rooms using the in-built handle. Most customers found the dehumidifier easy to lift and carry and not too heavy to carry up and down stairs regularly.

One of the most positive benefits of this dehumidifier is its ability to dry a load of laundry within two to three hours, meaning you don’t need to leave laundry hanging around the house for days to dry.

Final Thought

The Zambezi is a great all-rounder that is excellent at extracting plenty of moisture out of the air of larger homes. It won’t let you down no matter where you position it in your house. You can choose your ideal moisture level and set the dehumidifier in five per cent steps between 40-70 per cent humidity.

One feature that we really should have mentioned before is that Meaco models have a “20+ Control” feature. If the humidity gets to more than 20% above your target, the machine will boost its fan speed to quickly bring levels back under control. This makes it ideal to leave the dehumidifier in places you don’t often use, such as a caravan or motorhome.

Meaco Air Dehumidifier DD8L Zambezi - Desiccant Energy Saving Dehumidifier - Best For Outdoor Areas and Homes Up to 5 Bedrooms - Prevent Condensation, Mould & Damp - 548 x 358 x 200 mm

Meaco Air Dehumidifier DD8L Zambezi Main Features
  • Removes 8L of moisture per day
  • Works well in low temperatures
  • Power: 650W
  • Weight: 7.8kg
  • Intelligent functionality: laundry mode, quite mode, auto shut off, anti bacterial filter

Last update on 2024-07-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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