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Eliminate mold, mildew and dampness in your home with the best air dehumidifier in Malaysia 2021!

Whether you need a dehumidifier to preserve leather goods, books, camera equipment, wooden furniture, musical instruments, or simply just to dry your laundry faster:

It’s worth doing your homework before investing in one! Because the price of a dehumidifier in Malaysia can run up to over RM1,000. Luckily, they use less power than an air conditioner!

9 Best Air Dehumidifiers In Malaysia 2021

You’ll understand from our earlier section on types of dehumidifiers why this list primarily contains refrigerant-based dehumidifiers (or compressors).

  • Best Budget Air Dehumidifier – Samu Giken Portable Mini Dehumidifier
  • Best Portable Air Dehumidifier – Xiaomi Deerma Rechargeable Mini Dehumidifier
  • Best Air Dehumidifier/ Air Purifier – Sharp 2-In-1 Air Purifier Dehumidifier DWE16FAW
  • Best Air Dehumidifier For Small Areas (<20 m²) – DEWOODS Dehumidifier MDH-12A
  • Best Air Dehumidifier For Large Areas (>50 m²) – Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier
  • Best Overall Dehumidifier – Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier
  • Best Space Saving Refrigerant Dehumidifier – DEWOODS Dehumidifier MDH-12A

1. Cosmo Prime® Dehumidifier

All things considered (e.g., features including an accurate built-in hygrostat, extraction rate, warranty), the Cosmo Prime® Dehumidifier offers a lot for its price!

Since it uses the same compact shell as the Cosmo Prime Purifier, we can personally vouch for the sturdy build quality.

Cosmo Prime® Dehumidifier - Front

And compared to the similarly priced Delonghi Air Dehumidifier DEX14, the Cosmo Prime® Dehumidifier has a larger water tank (3.2L vs 2.1L) for almost the same coverage and extraction rate too!

It would be a perfect fit for an apartment or larger rooms ( 80m²coverage)! And in case you do want to run it while you’re sleeping, there is a sleep mode!

As it can achieve a humidity drop from ~90% to 40% if you use it overnight! With it, you can keep your pets cool, dry laundry faster and banish mildew!

Besides the use of R290 refrigerant, the washable filter makes this dehumidifier economically and environmentally more sustainable in the long run. Did we mention there’s a 5-year warranty as well?

There’s also no need to worry about children with the child lock, or overflow from the water tank (e.g., full tank alert, auto-stop, drainage hose, etc).

For even further reassurance on its reliability, the Cosmo Prime® Dehumidifier is CE certified (i.e. it meets EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements)!

Cosmo Prime® Dehumidifier - Side
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 3.2L
  • Application Area: Up To 80m²
  • Extraction Rate: 12L/day
  • Power Consumption: 158W
  • Features: Auto Shutoff, Intelligent Control (Automatic Turn Off), Ionizer, Child Lock, Timer
  • Dimensions: 30.3 x 27 x 49.7cm (L x W x H)
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Price: ~RM1,300


  • With washable filter and draining hose (1m long)
  • Very long warranty (5 years), 20 days free trial, and free shipping)
  • You can set desired humidity level and schedule operation (i.e. timer, app control)
  • With built-in hygrostat and ability to monitor Regulate Humidity (via app)
  • Inconspicuous durable build with a top handle for portability
  • Clear manual
  • Anti-leak protection (stops and beeps when tank is full)
  • Easy and quiet operation under 50dB (sleep and power saving mode too)
  • Effective at extracting water
  • Child lock
  • CE Certified (Certified product safety)
  • Eco-friendly refrigerant used (R290)


  • Inconvenient for elders (no wheels and weighs 12kg)
  • Releases some warm air

2. Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier

Following Swiss design, the Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier has a 20L daily dehumidification capacity.

It’s very effective according to multiple reviews! The tank is half full in just a few hours. And with continuous use, users can see that the humidity level does decrease significantly:

80 to 50% in a closed space during a period of a few hours!

Users are able to set their desired humidity level too. Convenient if you have a music room. Or warehouse. Once the level is reached, Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier will go into Standby mode.

And if the tank does get full, the dehumidifier automatically shuts off on its own. The dehumidifier is also easy to use.

It doesn’t hurt that the exterior is so stylish either! Some users return to get a second or even third unit! Do take note of the measurements before getting this. One user was surprised by how large it is.

When it’s in operation, it only produces a low buzz at the lowest speed setting. Which is not obvious! It does release some warm air though. Which is not unusual for a dehumidifier.

Basically, you can’t go wrong with the Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier if you’re looking for a high-quality compressor dehumidifier to maintain a humidity level of 50% within your home!

Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 4.6L
  • Application Area: Up To 70m²
  • Extraction Rate: 20L/day
  • Power Consumption: 320W
  • Features: 24-Hour Timer, Automatic Shut-Off, Wheels, Hose, 3 Speeds, Swing Mode & Night Mode
  • Dimensions: 35 x 25.2 x 65.5cm (L x W x H)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM1,900



3. DEWOODS Dehumidifier MDH-12A

For a budget under RM1,000:

DEWOODS Dehumidifier MDH-12A is a smaller option than the Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier but effective too.

Removing around 2 liters of water in just 3 hrs! It also mobile and comes with a long warranty!

Note that the area coverage (150 to 200 ft² or 14 to 18 m²) of the DEWOODS Dehumidifier MDH-12A is smaller than the Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier (18 m² vs 70 m²).

Nevertheless, it works well according to reviews.

And is adept at dehumidifying a small space like a closer or bathroom. For maximum efficiency, keep the door closed!

Users like that it is quiet and has a humidity display. The control panel makes it easy to select options too.

The removable and washable filter at the back of the dehumidifier does require some cleaning from time to time. Twice a week if you use it regularly. Or once a month.

However, the instruction manual isn’t very detailed. Especially regarding what each icon on the control panel means! Or how best to empty out the tank! Or clear the air filter!

For that matter, there is also no drainage hose provided for this dehumidifier.

DEWOODS Dehumidifier MDH-12A
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 2.3L
  • Application Area: Up To 20m²
  • Extraction Rate: 12L/day
  • Power Consumption: 245W
  • Features: Timer, Automatic Shut-Off, Wheels, Hose, Child Lock, Washable Air Filter
    Dimensions: 30.8 x 22.9 x 47.8cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 2 or 5 years depending on where you get it
  • Price: ~RM899 – RM1,049



4. Firenzzi Portable Dehumidifier FDX-2500

Adjust the Firenzzi Portable Dehumidifier FDX-2500 to your preferred humidity outcome. Like the DEWOODS Dehumidifier MDH-12A, it does have a display to show you the current humidity level too!

It’s maximum area coverage (100 m² vs 70 m²) and extraction rate (25L/ day vs 20L/ day) is more than the Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier too.

Surprisingly, it is the smaller (and cheaper) dehumidifier between the two models! However, with that higher power, it is noisier! So do consider that!

Letting the water drain out continuously is possible with the Firenzzi Portable Dehumidifier FDX-2500.

And cleaning is easy despite there being grilles on the front. At the back, you can see the water level from 3 markers.

Reviews mention that the dehumidifier is easy to use. Although one user struggled with assembling the wheels to the unit!

Firenzzi Portable Dehumidifier FDX-2500
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 3.4L
  • Application Area: Up To 100m²
  • Extraction Rate: 25L/day
  • Power Consumption: 387W
  • Features: 24-Hour Timer, Automatic Shut-Off, Wheels, Hose, Anti-Frost Protection, 2 Speeds, LED Digital Display
  • Dimensions: 34 x 25.4 x 49.5cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,100



5. Delonghi Air Dehumidifier DEX14

Another home dehumidifier that you can get in Malaysia:

Solve mold issues in spaces as large as a small 2-bedroom apartment with the Delonghi Air Dehumidifier DEX14. It’s got reusable filters that can be cleaned too!

You can even use it to dry your wet laundry overnight! It functions well according to users, improving the quality of air.

Though users remark that the water container capacity is too small to match its efficiency.

Furthermore, it does make a little bit of noise (37dB(A)) so bear that in mind! It tends to make the surrounding air warm after 10-15 minutes’ of use too.

One user has had it for over a year and it continues to be effective at addressing mold. They highly recommend the product to others!

Another user says that because the unit lacks wheels, it is not as portable as other similar sized dehumidifiers. For instance, the Stadler Form Albert Air Dehumidifier.

It also does not have a meter for monitoring humidity.

Delonghi Air Dehumidifier DEX14
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 2.1L
  • Application Area: Up To 65m²
  • Extraction Rate: 14L/day
  • Power Consumption: 230W
  • Features: Adjustable Humidistat, Hose, Anti-Frost Protection, Washable Anti-dust Filter
  • Dimensions: 33.4 x 22 x 50.2cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,179



6. Sharp 2-in-1 Air Purifier Dehumidifier DWE16FAW

Sharp combines the function or dehumidification and air purification in to one appliance!

The 2-in-1 Air Purifier Dehumidifier DWE16FAW will leave your room a lot less damp and musty after several hours. And you can switch on the air purification mode whenever you need it!

Because of this extra function, users find the Sharp 2-In-1 Air Purifier Dehumidifier DWE16FAW  great value-for-money.

So if you are looking to get an air purifier too, why not just get the Sharp 2-In-1 Air Purifier Dehumidifier DWE16FAW?

It works especially well as a dehumidifier too, and is able to collect a full tank of water!

One user observed that the fan speed adjusts on its own. Which can be annoying at night if you are a light sleeper!

Sharp 2-in-1 Air Purifier Dehumidifier DWE16FAW
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 3L
  • Application Area: Up To 38m² (Humidifying); 24m² (Air Purifying)
  • Extraction Rate: 16L/day
  • Power Consumption: n/a
  • Features: Up To 6 Hours Timer, Air Purifying, 4 Speed Control, Child Lock, 4 Programs (Deodorizer / Dehumidifying / Laundry / Air Purifying)
  • Dimensions: 36 x 26 x 55.6cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,699



7. Morphy Richards Dehumidifier DE35EV2

Morphy Richards’ Dehumidifier DE35EV2 can collect a full tank of water after 5-6 hours’ of use. Its favorable power and efficiency ratio makes it a good buy according to users.

To save power, the compressor can switch on/off according to a set humidity level.

In terms of reliability, there is one user who had theirs for a few years and it still works.

It does unfortunately, produce audible noise and some heat which can make it unfavorable for use in a home. It’s loud even at the lowest setting!

So it would be more ideal for a warehouse or shop environment! And you can leave it on all day as long as you connect the included drainage hose! Or if you can spare time to empty out the tank regularly!

Morphy Richards Dehumidifier DE35EV2
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 4L
  • Application Area: Up To 60m²
  • Extraction Rate: 35L/day
  • Power Consumption: 350W
  • Features: 24-hr Timer, Wheels, Hose, Auto-Shut Down, Automatic Defrost Function, 2 Speed Selection, 3 Stage Filter With Ionizer
  • Dimensions: 37 x 27 x 50.5cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: ~RM1,299



8. Kanso Air Dehumidifier KA-20L

Made in China:

The Kanso Air Dehumidifier KA-20L features a touch-sensitive control panel that displays the current humidity level.

Its automatic humidity control can be adjusted between 40 – 80%RH (relative humidity).And installation is plug and play.

Kanso Air Dehumidifier KA-20L will switch off on its own once the water tank is full! The water tank holds up to 4L of water.

There are very few reviews on the Kanso Air Dehumidifier KA-20L. One user was unfortunate to get one that did not work.

For about the same price, we would much rather get the cheaper DEWOODS Dehumidifier MDH-12A with longer warranty too!

Kanso Air Dehumidifier KA-20L
  • Type: Condensing | Compressor
  • Water Tank Capacity: 4L
  • Application Area: Up To 20m²
  • Extraction Rate: 20L/day
  • Power Consumption: 360W
  • Features: Timer, Humidity Automatic Control, Wheels, Hose, Auto-Stop, Automatic Defrost Function, LED Display, 2 Speed Selection, Washable Pre-Filter
  • Dimensions: 32 x 25 x 54.5cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM1,450



9. Xiaomi Deerma Rechargeable Mini Dehumidifier

About the size of a small water bottle, the Xiaomi Deerma Rechargeable Mini Dehumidifier feels solid and can be held in one hand.

It uses a ceramic heating plate to remove moisture in the air. Along with 600g of orange desiccant granule beads to absorb that moisture.

These turn dark green or black when fully saturated (one days’ use in a very humid area)! You might need two of them so that you can rotate them!

And they can become saturated (green) in as fast as 1 to 2 days! As one user observed after placing it in a closed cabinet.

Another user compared this to the Mijia Sothing dehumidifier. And found it more effective!

Since you can reuse the beads again (after they dry out):

This is a more economical (and environmentally-friendly) way of keeping your things dry. Instead of using numerous individual desiccant packs!

The size of the humidifier makes it highly portable and versatile! Users have even keep the humidifier in their closet. Or use it to prevent camera lenses from getting moldy!

Its area coverage is much smaller (5 m²) compared to other humidifiers in this list! If you need something larger, consider the next item on the list (Samu Giken Portable Mini Dehumidifier).

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Xiaomi Deerma Rechargeable Mini Dehumidifier
  • Type: Chemical Absorbent Dehumidifier | Thermoelectric
  • Water Tank Capacity: 150ml
  • Application Area: < 5m²
  • Extraction Rate: n/a
  • Power Consumption: 20W
  • Features: Rechargeable
  • Dimensions: 7.5×7.5×20.6 cm
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: ~RM60



10. Samu Giken Portable Mini Dehumidifier

Don’t underestimate the water-removing abilities of this other small dehumidifier!

Many users approve of it. As it is simple to use, and quiet. And does not release a lot of heat during operation.

And are most impressed by its ability to draw out moisture from the air! They can see the effects as fast as 10 to 60 minutes!

In a single day, the tank can be 1/3 filled with water (~200ml).

Moreover, the dehumidifier is of solid quality despite being so small and compact. One user says that hers still works after almost 2 years!

This makes the Samu Giken Portable Mini Dehumidifier perfect for clearing excess moisture in a steamy bathroom or any small room!

Some users use it to dry clothes faster! Or even in a wardrobe to keep clothes dry! And there are users who find it so useful that they go on to acquire a second or third unit!

By the way, this appliance requires a power outlet nearby in order to function!

Samu Giken Portable Mini Dehumidifier
  • Type: Thermoelectric
  • Water Tank Capacity: 800ml
  • Application Area: Up To 20m²
  • Extraction Rate: 220ml/day
  • Power Consumption: 22W
  • Features: Water Level Sensor With Indicator, Auto-Stop Function,
  • Dimensions: 16 x 14 x 23cm (W x D x H)
  • Warranty: 6 months
  • Price: ~RM80



Types Of Dehumidifier

The direct opposite of a humidifier:

Dehumidifiers have different ways to decrease humidity. Each type has its own limitations. Mainly, in the amount of water that they can remove from the air!

There are dehumidifiers that are designed for rooms. As well as whole house dehumidifiers!

1. Refrigerant-Based

These condensing dehumidifiers /compressors work by sucking air in so that the air is forced over cool coils that contain refrigerant. Which causes moisture in the air to condense. Where it will collect in the water reservoir tank of the compressor.

If this process sounds familiar, that’s because air conditioners and portable air conditioners work in a very similar fashion!

2. Chemical Absorbent Dehumidifier

Another name for chemical absorbent dehumidifiers is desiccant dehumidifiers.

They work by drawing air into a material (i.e. desiccant) that can absorb water from the air. These usually cannot remove as much moisture as the previous type of air dehumidifiers.

But can be much smaller than refrigerant-based dehumidifiers!

3. Thermoelectric Dehumidifiers

Thermoelectric dehumidifiers can be very quiet. They have plates of different metals. And when an electrical charge passes through these plates, the metal heats up at different rates. So one plate will be hotter than the other.

Forcing the moisture in the air to condense at the cooler plate. Again, not as effective as a refrigerant-based dehumidifier. But they are cheaper!

What To Look For In A Dehumidifier

The most important aspects of selecting the right dehumidifier:

 Is the size of the area you wish to use it in. And the area’s respective humidity level.

1. Dehumidifier Capacity And Area Of Coverage

There are 2 factors you can look at to determine the effectiveness of a dehumidifier. Without testing it out physically!

The first, is the area of coverage. Measured in square meters.

And the second is total amount of liquid that a dehumidifier can remove from the air within one day (i.e. liters per day).

2. Water Tank

Naturally, the water tank is directly related to dehumidifier capacity. If you don’t fancy emptying out the water tank frequently, then a larger water tank may be more convenient.

However, a bulkier tank may hinder the ease of emptying it out too! This is only a problem if the dehumidifier has no other way of getting rid of the water on its own!

Which brings us to the next point:

3. Drainage/ Pump Or Without Pump

Dehumidifiers may have an outlet (to connect a hose to) for the water to leave the tank and flow to the nearest floor drain.

Or a pump to direct water up and out to your sink or even a window at a faster rate.

All while the dehumidifier is running.

4. Other Welcome Features

  • Handles and wheels – to enable you to move the dehumidifier around
  • Digital display
  • Water level alert
  • A filter
  • Filter indicator – to let you know when it’s time to change the filter (if any)
  • Humidity level monitoring (i.e. built-in humidistat)
  • Humidistat control – lets you choose what humidity you want your room to be at
  • Built-in cable storage
  • LED lights – especially if you’re going to use the dehumidifier in a dark basement!
  • High Energy Star rating
  • Low maintenance
  • Long warranty


For larger rooms, the best air dehumidifiers in Malaysia 2021 you can get are the compressor or refrigerant-based dehumidifiers. Like item 1 on this list!

There are more options in our recommendation list at the top of this post!


Janice is the founder & editor for Wanted to be an author as a kid, got a D in English (First Language), but somehow now a content writer with an engineering background. Bakes, does yoga, plays the piano, reads, and most other introverted indoor hobbies. Also an active volunteer at Zero Waste Malaysia.