DeLonghi DEX212F 12L Tasciugo AriaDry Dehumidifier Review

I live in an apartment and tested the DeLonghi DEX212F 12L Tasciugo AriaDry Dehumidifer to see if it dried laundry as quickly as my heated airer

close up of front of white dehumidifier
(Image: © Sarah Harley)

Homebuilding Verdict

I'm pleased to say the DeLonghi DEX212F 12L Tasciugo AriaDry Dehumidifier gets my vote for drying laundry. Fast, efficient and surprisingly quiet, there's no doubt that it dried clothes in less time than my heated airer ever has. It also left my clothes feeling softer, easier to iron and left no lingering smell of damp. I'm definitely converted.


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    Stylish design

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    Easy to operate

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    Added HEPA filters

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    Auto shut-off


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    No humidity level display

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    Small water tank

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Since I purchased the Dry:Soon 3-Tier Heated Airer and cover from Lakeland around seven years ago I've been an advocate - even more so after moving to properties where drying clothes outside wasn't an option. 

Come rain or shine I've been happy in the knowledge that I could dry clothes without resorting to tumble driers or radiators. And even though there have been times when washing has taken longer to dry than I hoped, I've always extolled the benefits of owning one.

Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.