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MeacoDry Arete® One 25L Dehumidifier / Air Purifier


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Brand new for 2021, quite simply our best combined dehumidifier and air purifier ever.

  • Winner of the T3 Platinum Award 2021 (#1 position!) 
  • Winner of Expert Reviews ‘Dehumidifier of the Year’ 2021
  • Designed with input from over 2000 customers
  • Optimised for your life and the British weather!
  • More water collection, less energy used, less noise made
  • Purer than ever - 75% bigger and better quality HEPA filter
  • Simple one touch controls - dry your laundry with the press of a button
  • The only Meaco range to come with a free 5 year warranty!
  • 'Brilliant. It's been designed so well it ticks all the boxes.' - Meaco customer

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The very best in dehumidifier design

Welcome to the latest in dehumidifier design: the new Arete range. This collection has been in development for five years, with our dedicated British design team working closely with more than 2000 customers to find out exactly what makes the perfect dehumidifier.

We chose the name Arete because she is the Greek Goddess of Excellence in all things. That was our goal with this new range – and we think it’s what we have achieved. With real attention to detail and exhaustive testing and trails, we believe this is the perfect dehumidifier. 

This is our most energy efficient dehumidifier range yet. Ultra-quiet and with a host of special features, living with Arete will be a breeze.

If you have problems with condensation, damp, mould or high humidity, Arete is the answer – whether for your home, conservatory, garage, boat, unheated basements, caravan or workshop.

'If you want to tackle damp in your home, then you can trust the MeacoDry Arete One to get the job done.' - T3 Platinum Award 2021

Making Arete part of your home

The feedback from our customers showed that dehumidifiers are part of the furniture. So it matters what it looks like and that it can stay out of your way. Arete is not only stylishly designed – it’s also very practical. It sits flush to the wall and we have added feet to make it look more furniture-like, and hidden the castors away.

Shhhhhh … the quietest dehumidifier

One of the best outcomes from looking at all the customer feedback was to hear about where they put their unit. For many people, the dehumidifier sits near the bedroom, so keeping the noise down is obviously important. Following the success of our very quiet ABC range, we worked to see if we could make the Arete any quieter without losing any other features. Over 18 months, we trialled and tested various options in order to come up with the quietest dehumidifier units we have ever made. In fact, at 40dB, Arete is twice as quiet as the industry standard.

Simplicity is key

Arete’s control panel is simple to use and gives you complete control. With large buttons for the most-used functions, you can control the unit with a single touch of a single button – particularly for Smart Humidity Control and Smart Laundry. It’s uncomplicated and efficient – exactly what you need.

"Ease of use and convenience might be the Arete One’s biggest strengths. You barely have to do anything; just turn it on..." Expert Reviews Tried and Tested

Sleep easy with our Night Mode

We learned that lots of units have a Night Mode. But that often comes with an annoying light and noises when you press buttons. Our Night Mode is different. Every light turns off, the fan speed changes to the quietest low mode and there are no random noises. And, with a child lock function, there’s no worry about the Night Mode – or any mode – being accidentally turned off.

Arete’s Night Mode is not just for night-time but anytime when you want the dehumidifier to be as quiet as possible.

Fluid thinking

We know that the thing you do most often is empty the water tank. So we wanted to make sure that was easy to do without too much effort and without annoying spillage.

Arete has a large, 4.8 litre tank. Getting it out of the unit and carrying it to the sink or emptying point needed to be straightforward. So we investigated how other tanks are removed, and what is the best way, ergonomically, to manage the process.

This gave us the central idea for the design of Arete’s water tank and the housing. There are two large slots to the left and right that naturally accommodate your fingers, This gives you a strong hold on the tank, which pulls out smoothly so that you can place it on the floor. An integrated carry handle means you can just pick it up and empty it out. As an extra design feature, we’ve also added a pouring spout on the left and right side, so there’s no need for twisting or changing hands to pour out the water.

What about continuous drainage?

In order to reduce our impact on the environment, we stopped including free drainage hoses with our dehumidifiers several years ago. Instead, Arete has a hose adaptor which allows you to hook up and standard garden hose to the unit for continuous drainage. This helps us all to reduce plastic waste and makes life easier for you..

Cleaning the air in your home

We wanted Arete to be useful all year round. So every Arete One dehumidifier includes a H13 HEPA filter. This is a medical-grade filter that cleans the air during dehumidification, and can also be used as a stand-alone purifier during the warmer months of the year.

Is this our best dehumidifier ever?

We really believe it is. We’ve devoted years of design know-how and all those insights from our customers, and that means Arete is the result of real innovation and collaboration. The added details such as the air purification, the super-quiet operation and the consideration of how the unit fits in with your home means that Arete is at the top of the pile as far as we’re concerned – and we’re looking forward to hearing what you think too!


Compressor or desiccant?



16 kg

Dimensions (HWD)

562 x 376 x 232 mm


R290 / 90g

Noise level

40 and 42 dB(A)

Power supply

220-240 V, 50 Hz

Power consumption at 20 °C and 60 % RH

267 watts

Approximate electricity costs

3.3p / hour based on 15.32p / kWh

Operating temperatures

5 °C - 35 °C


Washable dust filter & optionally installable HEPA filter

Container size

4.8 liters

Variable hygrostat

Between 40 % RH and 70 % RH

Maximum airflow

Low fan speed: 150 m³/h
High fan speed: 175 m³/h



Fan speeds


Laundry mode






Option of continuous dewatering


Approximate room size

90 m²


Room conditions

Maximum water withdrawal


10 °C and 50 % RH

2.15 liters per day

215 watts

20 °C and 50 % RH

6.99 liters per day

260 watts


10 °C and 60 % RH

3.54 liters per day

220 watts

20 °C and 60 % RH

10.73 liters per day

267 watts


10 °C and 80 % RH

7.19 liters per day

230 watts

20 °C and 80 % RH

17.53 liters per day

280 watts

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Derek G.
United Kingdom
GREAT MACHINE!!! Works very well and economical to run!

Well done Meaco! An excellent dehumidifier, works very well and is economical to use. Tried other dehumidifiers, they did work but at a very high usage costs. The MEACO Arête has reduced the costs of running a humidifier dramatically.and controls the humidity excellently. Highly Recommended!!! 5 Star!

robert o.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
great product

great product works well and quieter than I expected.

F S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Good machine just be careful when emptying

Compared to our old dehumidifiers this is a lot quieter & sits in a corner happily switching it self on and off as needed, so easier to live with and blends into the house like a bit of modern furniture. Cloths drying function works well. Only issue is emptying the water container can be more difficult as you have go get down lower which is not so easy for those of us with hip or back problems. And then water comes out all around the top of the container not just the spout as advertised, so we have to empty into the bath. Owned Ebac's for some 16 to 20 years, they were noisier and more visually obvious, but easier to empty. So best bits of both would be great.

Meaco (U.K.) Limited

Thank you for your review!

A Meaco (U.K.) Limited Customer
Matthew F.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Really good

Really good and easy to use, love the night mode turning lights off

Neville B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great product and delivery

Purchased Arête One 25L to help out with condensation in the house. Turned out to be a great product removing excess moisture from the house and noticed the benefits already in terms of warmer house. No issues encountered with delivery arrived within 48hrs of placing delivery. No hesitation in recommending this product, does exactly what it says it does and removes excess moisture/condensation Thanks Meaco

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