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MeacoDry Arete® Two 12L Dehumidifier / Air Purifier



Two-in-one excellence for your home environment. This is the second generation of Arete®, Europe's best-selling dehumidifier - quite simply our best combined dehumidifier and air purifier ever, now with more control. 

  • Ideal for flats and 1 to 3 bed homes, even below 10°C
  • The smartest Meaco dehumidifier yet
  • Control via the new Meaco app
  • Our fastest and cheapest laundry drying dehumidifier
  • Whisper quiet - at just 35 dB
  • Running costs from just 3p / hour* 
  • Five-year warranty included

*Our lowest cost to run dehumidifier yet! We know how important it is to buy a dehumidifier that benefits your home without increasing your energy bills, that is why we have created Arete® to be the most energy efficient range of dehumidifiers, find out more here.


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Dehumidifier excellence for smaller spaces

Dehumidifier excellence tailored for smaller homes (1-3 bed), MeacoDry Arete® Two 12L has been developed following the success of the popular Arete® One series (Europe’s best-selling dehumidifier family). It retains the celebrated features while introducing new functionalities for enhanced user control, including a new 'Chase' display and integration with the new Meaco App.

Engineered for those who want a closer look, Arete® Two has a Premium LED display, showing the correlation between current and desired humidity levels. Enabling you to read all the information you need at a glance.

Inside the dehumidifier, the use of the latest generation of DC Motors, delivers over 50% more power (reaching 140m³/h airflow), all whilst keeping energy consumption low. This all means that the Arete® Two 12L model costs just 3p / hour to run.

What are the differences between the MeacoDry Arete® Two and the Arete® One?

There are a host of new and exciting features on our Arete® Two model:

  • A unique, premium, LCD ‘Chase’ display
  • App and voice command enabled (Google and Alexa)
  • Engineered with a high air volume DC motor moving up to 50% more air 
  • An additional Laundry Busting fan speed with proportional control (255m³/h airflow)
  • Less noise, less energy
  • Manual louvre
  • ON/OFF and adjustable laundry timers
  • 'Turn Me On’ WET Indicator
  • Optimum Relative Humidity Heart indicator 
  • Visit the Arete® One and Two compared tab for an in depth look at each model


Our fastest and cheapest laundry drying dehumidifier

Arete® Two outperforms other Meaco dehumidifiers in speed and cost-effectiveness, making drying laundry easier and more efficient than ever before. This dehumidifier has an additional laundry busting fan speed (now 3, instead of the standard 2) with proportional control, providing a gentle acceleration and deceleration between modes. On top of this, Arete® Two also has an adjustable louvre and timer settings in Laundry Mode, meaning you can direct the airflow and change the timer between 1 and 12 hours depending on what laundry you have hanging on the clothes airer. 

Designed around your needs

Ideal for those needing to combat damp, mould and condensation, as well as facilitating laundry drying, Arete® Two is ideal for flats and 1 to 3 bed houses, even in spaces below 10°C.

Tailored for modern living, the premium LCD display enables users to have more control over their home humidity - with current and target humidity levels, as well as the set mode, all viewable from a glance. Arete® Two blends seamlessly into any home environment, with the same customer-loved design of Arete® One meaning you can push the dehumidifier up against any wall to save space.

It proudly stands as the first Meaco dehumidifier compatible with the Meaco app, enabling seamless control via your mobile phone or voice commands including Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

Two in One

At Meaco, we’re always focused on improving air quality in the home, Arete® addresses this need in a single appliance. Continuing the tradition of innovation seen in the MeacoDry Arete® One series, Arete® Two doubles as a dehumidifier and air purifier.

Equipped with a medical-grade H13 HEPA filter and dust filter as standard, Arete® purifies the air, ensuring a healthier living environment. These filters work to filter out dust, allergens and pet dander - perfect for coping with hay fever and other allergies. There are also charcoal filters available which remove smells and volatile organic compounds from the air. Find more here.

Arete® Two dehumidifiers also have the option of selecting the dedicated Air Purification Mode. This mode for when you want to promote airflow through the HEPA filter to clean the room air, for example, if you struggle with hay fever during the summer months, but don't need dehumidification.

Wall Mount 

Wall-mount brackets are available for the Arete® 10L and 12L models which save on space, ideal for various settings such as offices, studios, garages, and utility rooms. Find out more here


Enjoy peace of mind with the exclusive 5-year warranty accompanying every Arete® dehumidifier.


Arete® One 12L

Arete® Two 12L
Dimensions (HWD)472 x 319 x 237 mm472 x 319 x 237 mm
Weight10.9 kg10.9 kg
Premium LCD ‘Chase’ DisplayNoYes
Fan Motor TypeAC MotorDC Motor
Fan speedsLow fan speed: 80 m³/h
High fan speed: 100 m³/h

Low fan speed: 80m³/h

Medium fan speed: 100m³/h
High fan speed: 140m³/h

Noise level 35 and 38 dB(A)35, 38 and 44 dB(A)
Cost to run3p / hour based on 22.36p / kWh3p / hour based on 22.36p / kWh
On/ Off TimerNoYes
Timer options on Laundry ModeNoYes
“Turn Me On” Wet IndicatorNoYes
Optimal Humidity Heart IndicatorNoYes
Warranty5 years5 years

A unique, premium, LCD ‘Chase’ display

Starting with the unique premium LCD chase display, you can see all the information you need at a glance: current humidity, target humidity, recommended humidity, current mode, timer, WET indicator, tank full icon and WiFi/app pairing. This is the first dehumidifier of its kind to offer a premium LCD digital display to show your humidity data, offering you more control than ever. The big advantage with the Chase display is that you can see, at a glance, the room humidity, your target and your progress to the optimum humidity.

App and voice command enabled

Arete® Two is our first app-enabled dehumidifier meaning you can control every setting from the palm of your hand! Change the mode, check the humidity level or adjust the fan speed while you dry laundry in the utility room, without having to move away from the sofa. Already in bed and forgot to set the dehumidifier to Night Mode? No problem! And because Arete® Two can now communicate via your phone, you can also link to Google Home and Alexa and even set up rooms. “Ok Google, turn on the kitchen dehumidifier”, “Alexa, change Arete® to Laundry Mode”. It’s that easy!

Engineered with a high air volume DC motor: Less noise, less energy

In terms of functionality, Arete® Two has been engineered with a DC motor, the same whisper quiet motor we use in our fans. This means in ‘high’ fan speed can move up to 50% more air whilst using less energy; meaning it’ll dry your laundry faster whilst using the same amount of energy.

An additional Laundry Busting fan speed with proportional control

With the DC Motor at the centre of the Arete® Two design, it offers you additional laundry busting fan speed as well (now 3, instead of the standard 2) with proportional control, providing a gentle acceleration and deceleration between modes. Say goodbye to clunky noises and hello to more power for less energy, vital when drying laundry at home or for rapid dehumidification.

Manual louvre 

Drying Laundry has never been more efficient, thanks to this additional fan speed and manual louvre. Using the louvre to direct airflow onto your laundry will reduce drying times as a result of the targeted airflow. 

ON/OFF and adjustable laundry timers

The ON/OFF and adjustable Laundry Mode timer in Arete® Two also allows you to set a timer between 1 and 12 hours depending on what laundry you have hanging on the clothes airer; choose a shorter timer for small loads of underwear, and a longer timer when drying towels or bedding. With Arete® Two, you have more control, saving you time and energy; it has been developed to work around you and your needs better than ever before.

‘Turn Me On’ WET Indicator and Optimum Relative Humidity Heart indicator

In addition to the new features already listed, Arete® Two has been designed with a “Turn Me On” WET and Optimal Humidity Heart Indicator. A simple solution to showing you when you need to switch your dehumidifier back on! If you’ve turned the dehumidifier off after doing a load of laundry or whilst you’ve been away for the weekend, Arete® Two tells you that the humidity level has significantly risen above your normal target and that you should turn it back on. You’ll see “WET” appear on the display and you’ll know to switch it back on to continue optimising your home humidity. The heart indicator shows the optimum relative humidity for the average home in the UK, at 55% RH, you’ll see a little love heart on the display telling you that this is the best target humidity to set.


Take a look at MeacoDry Arete® One 12L Dehumidifier / Air Purifier






10.9 kg

Dimensions (HWD)

492 x 319 x 237 mm


R290 / 45g

Noise level

35, 38 and 44 dB(A)

Power supply

220-240 V, 50 Hz

Power consumption at 20 °C and 60 % RH

136 watts

Approximate electricity costs

3p / hour based on 22.36p / kWh

Operating temperatures

5 °C - 35 °C

Filter Type

Dust filter & H13 HEPA filter included

Tank size

2.5 litres

Variable humidistat

Between 40 % RH and 70 % RH

Maximum airflow

Low fan speed: 80m³/h

Medium fan speed: 100m³/h
High fan speed: 140m³/h

Compatible with the Meaco app


Voice control

Alexa and Google

Premium LCD display




Fan speeds


Smart humidity mode


Smart laundry mode


Air purification mode


Night mode


WET indicator


Optimum target humidity indicator


Water tank full indicator



On and Off timer between 1-24 hours

Auto-shut off




Child lock




Continuous drainage option

Yes (hose/pump not included)

Wall mountable

Yes (wall brackets not included)

Room conditions

Maximum water withdrawal


10 °C and 60 % RH

1.97 litres per day

111 watts

20 °C and 60 % RH

5.40 litres per day

136 watts

30 °C and 60 % RH

8.19 litres per day

117 watts

10 °C and 80 % RH

3.65 litres per day

114 watts

20 °C and 80 % RH

8.51 litres per day

142 watts

30 °C and 80 % RH

11.99 litres per day

182 watts

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