The Evening Standards Motoring Correspondent David Williams has solved the question of what present to get motorists this Xmas.
The Meaco DD8L Zambezi features in his top three choices. David said its a”very impressive” solution to counter rust when storing vehicles during winter.
It’s strange how you can become obsessed with something you didn’t even know you needed. Meaco’s smart, cleverly-designed new DD8L ‘Zambezi’ Dehumidifier is such a product. Why would motorists want one? The answer is rust… feared enemy of anyone who keeps a car or two in a garage or small barn. Rust is caused by moisture and boy, does this unit, costing £234.94 – drink it up, especially in the winter. Known as a ‘dessicant’ dehumidifier, it is capable of removing eight litres of moisture a day from the atmosphere, storing it in an easily removed and emptied compartment at the bottom.
In practice it is very impressive, efficiently removing litre after litre of water – helping keep windows, window frames, walls, wardrobes and – of course – your car or bike, bone dry. It’s fascinating to watch it extract up to three litres of water (the capacity of the compartment) in just a few hours, from thin air and it saves time spent with a chamois or squeegee.
It has a laundry setting for drying out damp clothes indoors, can be set to a timer and you can set your target humidity too. It has an anti-bacterial and anti-virus ionizer, a useful carry handle, even a programme it to switch itself on and off at pre-arranged intervals. Ingenious, highly effective and – as you watch the water level creep up – slightly addictive. It’s said to cope with houses of up to five rooms, so should easily sort your garage or damp caravan out too.