There has been a refreshing trend of smaller sized dehumidifiers hitting the market. Not just confined to large warehouses or factories, we can enjoy the benefits of compact humidifiers in the comfort of our own homes now too. In this Honeywell HDE010E1 Dehumidifier review, we detail the pros and cons of this portable unit.
The HDE010E1 does its job of removing excess moisture from the home very effectively in a hygienic manner. In fact, with this unit running, you can expect the survival time of air borne bacteria to be significantly reduced between 40% – 60% humidity levels.
You can drain the honeywell dehumidifier in two ways – through the water tank or through the water hose continuously. You can select your own personal humidity level setting – 50, 60, 70 or 80%, or use the automatic mode to regulate moisture. The dehumidifier comes with washable dust filters, making it easier to use, and you can move it with ease, because it comes equipped with a handle and wheels.
The HDE010E1 extracts 10 litres of water per day and comes with a one year guarantee. The water tank is 3 litres, meaning you will only have to tend to it often you choose to empty the water tank in lieu of the continuous water hose. You have the option to run this model for two, four, or eight hours, or you can choose to run it continuously.
When the tank has reached capacity, it stops working and the price is reasonable considering the features and effectiveness this unit brings to the table. Appearance wise, this model is tall but thin, available in black which is a refreshing change from white plastic. Adding to both convenience and aesthetics, the readable controls are front facing, yet the water container is out of sight, located at the back.
Because the unit’s fan is constantly spinning when the power is on, the Honeywell is able to obtain humidity readings that are more accurate. We’d suggest waiting until the unit has been on for two minutes before looking at the reading.
Another convenient feature of the Honeywell HDE020E1 is that it cuts off when the air reaches optimal humidity, allowing you to leave it on all the time without worry. The interface is easy to use, lights up, and shows you the current humidity level.
- In humidity levels between 40 – 60%, reduces survival time of air borne bacteria
- Drain the water tank or through a continuous water hose
- Select a humidity level you desire – 50, 60, 70 or 80% or use automatic mode
- Washable air filters
- Wheels for easy portability
- Easy to use interface
- Runs a little louder than a refrigerator
Final Thoughts on the Honeywell HDE010E1 Dehumidifier
The Honeywell HDE020E1 is an excellent compact humidifier for anyone who doesn’t mind the loudness of the unit – it runs a bit louder than a refrigerator. However, after time this becomes background noise and can even be calming. This unit is the height of ease of use. You can leave it on at all times without worry, or use it in the bathroom while its hose continuously drains. This is a great buy.