De'Longhi DES12 Compact Dehumidifier

Product information

The neat De'Longhi DES12 dehumidifier is designed to remove moisture and damp from homes, and can also be used to dry clothes. With its pull-up handle, it’s easy to move around the house too.

It has a 3-litre tank with level indicator, with the Tank Control System automatically stopping extraction when the tank is full. There’s a humidistat for setting the desired level, plus an electronic ant-frost device that works down to 2ºC.

The double condenser elimination system gives the option of discharging the removed moisture directly into the tank, or continuously through a 2m pipe (included). Finally, thanks to the Bio Silver Tech system, the air the DES12 blows back into the room will always be thoroughly filtered.

H49cm W19cm D43cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Bio Silver Tech System
Maximum room size
Small to medium
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We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 88 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Puddles Plenty of moisture was extracted but it's delivery into the additional drain pipe was hit and miss with just as much water going into the container that should have been bypassed. A full container would disable the whole unit with no further extraction. I've had to block the discharge holes to the container to guarantee the flow out of the elbow. 17 November 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 Reliable and efficient I bought one, then a second of these de-humifiers for a friend. It runs well and reliably. It dealt with the problem of window condensation but it's also very useful for drying laundry over-night and removing unpleasant odours in confined spaces. I always use it now whenever the tumble dryer is in use ( as well as opening windows, of course ). It also appears to lift the ambient temperature of the flat (49m2). It works most efficiently on the 'dry' setting and although it does have a hum about it, that doesn't bother me ( though it might bother someone else ). The filter is easy to remove, clean and replace; the water collection drawer is slightly fiddly but I soon got used to the knack of getting it in and out. You should take care if using the machine upon carpeted areas; the greater the water collection, the more chance of spilling small amounts of water when emptying it out (best done in the bathroom). It's disappointing to see this product go up £20 in price over the past year or so, for no apparent good reason, but it's still an investment worth making. 03 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent for drying clothes Efficient, quiet and is ideal for removing moisture from the room and drying clothes. Really surprised how much water is collected. 29 September 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Overall disappointing Purchased online and collected as normal. However, when I got the product home the packaging was damaged and the actual humidifier very dirty. It had either sat in a warehouse for a very long time or, was a reconditioned item. The way it was packed and the fact that items were missing; just didn't feel like a new item. Anyway, cleaned it down and used it twice - both times the product leaked onto a wooden floor causing some damp stains which are still drying out. JL took back with normal efficiency and expediency and have credited my card. Many thanks to them and really glad I purchased, as usual, this type of item through JL. My advice to any would-be buyer would be to check the item at store / on delivery thoroughly. I may have got a rogue item but hopefully no-one will get the one back that I returned! 28 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by An excellent product My workshop/studio often smelled of mildew but this ceased within 24 hours of installing the De'Longhi DES12 Compact Dehumidifier. It is discreet, easy to use, and very affective. 07 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by superb dehumidifier Recently bought this dehumidifier and must say we have been very impressed so far. It is quiet, easy to use and compact that it fits into our thin hall easily and other rooms without being noticed. It has a large enough water container that you can leave it on for hours and not worry it will over fill. Money well spent and the home has stopped smelling of damp from the condensation that was present before we bought it. Very impressed. 03 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Impressed, now have one upstairs & one downstairs. Really pleased with my purchase; great service from JL as always. Easy to set up & manoeuvre around due to rollers and fold-flat handle. Very quiet when running. One very minor comment would be that you have to be slightly careful how you re-insert the container - a misalignment can cause a tiny puddle on the floor. Only happened once though. Fully recommended to other potential buyers. 17 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 Exceeded expectations This is a great piece of kit, removes the moisture out of the air efficiently and quickly. I use it for the bathroom after a shower when I can't keep the window open all night and helps prevent mold. Also works wonders for air drying clothes. 09 December 2014
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