MeacoDry Arete® One 12L Dehumidifier / Air Purifier



Quiet, stylish and double the value, ideal for houses and flats up to 3 bedrooms.

  • Energy efficient - running costs of 3p / hour
  • Whisper quiet at just 35 dB
  • Which? Best Buy and Quiet Mark accredited
  • Part of Europe's most popular dehumidifier family
  • Free 5 year warranty included


Save up to £89.25 a year on energy bills when choosing Arete®. Find out more here.

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Save space, time and money

That’s a great combination – no need to buy a separate dehumidifier and air purifier: Arete® One does it all for you. And, with a modern, stylish design, easy-touch controls and an industry-leading 5-year warranty, this is the only dehumidifier you’ll ever need.

Perfect for areas with mould, condensation or damp - suitable for use in flats, apartments, single rooms and smaller properties. A two-in-one dehumidifier and air purifier, saving you money straight away.

For an easy life

Just switch Arete® on and let it do the work for you. Brand new for 2022. We’ve designed this unit in the UK with the help of around 2000 customers, over a period of five years, so we know exactly what people are looking for and what’s most important to them. That’s why Arete® is super-quiet. It’s why we’ve made it easy to move around – with furniture-style feet so it fits in with your décor, and castors so you can roll it to a new location whenever you need to. 

It’s why we’ve added a medical-grade HEPA filter for better air purification. It’s why the water tank has lips on both sides so it doesn’t matter if you’re left-handed or right-handed – it’s always easy to empty the tank*. It’s why it comes with a special adaptor in the lid so you can attach your garden hose to re-use the water – no need to buy another plastic hose from us. Working sustainably as well as intelligently.

Award-winning excellence in your home

Arete® is the Greek goddess of excellence. We took our inspiration from that name and have spent around five years designing and refining this collection so that it delivers a great experience every time you switch it on.

Designed in Britain for the British weather, using teams based in London, Cambridge and Guildford, Arete® is designed to blend perfectly into your home without losing any of the practical functionality – so it works brilliantly and it looks fantastic. Hidden in plain sight and working hard for a better home environment, you’ll soon wonder how you did without it.

And that’s why we’ve added a 5-year parts and labour warranty. We are serious about looking after our customers and we want our products to last as long as possible in your home. So just call us if you need to – we are always here to help.

What do reviewers think?

'I was amazed at just how smart this machine was' - Express

'I have just started using this and and what impressed me is that it much quieter than the Meaco 12L low energy dehumidifier which was almost industrial by comparison - it is so quiet. The Arete rates five stars+' - Meaco customer

New additions..

We have launched wall brackets for these Arete® models so that you can free up even more space – particularly great in laundries, offices and garages.  Find out more here

Also new are charcoal filters, which go one step further by eliminating smells and volatile organic compounds from your home environment. Find out more here

 *The water tank does not come with a handle.


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


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

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10.9 kg

Dimensions (HWD)

472 x 319 x 237 mm


R290 / 45g

Noise level

35 and 38 dB(A)

Power supply

220-240 V, 50 Hz

Power consumption at 20 °C and 60 % RH

151 watts

Approximate electricity costs

3p / hour based on 22.36p / kWh

Operating temperatures

5 °C - 35 °C

Filter Type

Washable dust filter & optionally installable HEPA filter & charcoal filter

Tank size

2.5 litres

Variable humidistat

Between 40 % RH and 70 % RH

Maximum airflow

Low fan speed: 80 m³/h
High fan speed: 100 m³/h

Digital display


Fan speeds


Laundry mode




Child lock


Continuous Drainage Option


Water tank handle


Wheels/ Castors


Room conditions

Maximum water withdrawal


10 °C and 60 % RH

1.95 litres per day

130 watts

20 °C and 60 % RH

5.23 litres per day

151 watts

30 °C and 60 % RH

8.21 litres per day

186 watts

10 °C and 80 % RH

3.77 litres per day

131 watts

20 °C and 80 % RH

8.33 litres per day

157 watts

30 °C and 80 % RH

12.18 litres per day

198 watts

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