Eva-Dry E-500 Review

Overall Rating:
4.3 out of 5 stars
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Eva-Dry E-500

The Eva-Dry E-500 renewable wireless dehumidifier could be termed as ‘cute’ in appearance. It looks not unlike a baby monitor so it will not look out of place in a child’s room. However, it has a very practical function as well: removing moisture in enclosed spaces. It’s very useful for closets where clothes and other perishable items can become rotten due to damp conditions.

Review Details

The main benefits of the E-500 are portability and ease of use. This unit does not require batteries or a power cord in order to remove moisture from the air. Instead, it uses a specially engineered silica gel which is very effective in removing excess water from the air. The gel is non toxic, making it safe to be around children and pets.

All that’s required is for it to be placed wherever it’s needed, and it will immediately start to reduce the amount of water. Special moisture meter crystals will slowly turn from blue – meaning dry, to pink – meaning wet.

Once the unit has absorbed its capacity of water, it can then be taken to a ventilated environment where a power source will be required. The built in heater will warm the silica gel, allowing the moisture to be released.

What We Liked

  • Portability
    Without the need for batteries or power cords, the E-500 can be placed anywhere you like (the area should be small though; up to 63 sq ft in size). For closets, the Eva-Dry E-500 comes complete with a hanger, hence further saving space.
  • Safe Moisture Reduction
    The advanced silica gel technology used doesn’t release gases into the air. It’s safe to be around children and pets, and is completely odorless.
  • 100% Renewable
    The E-500 simply needs to be plugged into a power outlet when the indicator has turned pink. In 12-14 hours, the crystals within will be dried out. Your unit will then be ready to use again. This process can be repeated for up to 10 years.
  • Compact and Easy on the Eye
    This dehumidifier is incredibly compact considering the amount of moisture it can take out of the air. It also has a very nice design with soft curves that are aesthetic.

What We Didn't Like

  • Flimsy Hanger
    The hanger is more than capable of holding the unit, however, care must be taken not to knock as it may cause a breakage.
  • Drying the Unit
    There are reports that this model can become quite hot when it’s being dried out. The reason for this is it needs a lot of heat to return the crystals to their original state, which is why Eva-Dry do advise this should be done in a well ventilated room.

Conclusion

Considering the Eva-Dry E-500 can be purchased for under $30 and comes with an excellent warranty period, it’s a very good buy. It will effectively keep clothes and other perishable items free from moisture, in a completely safe manner. With its aesthetic looks and compact design, it would be hard to beat on price.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: April 21, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Product:
Eva-Dry E-500
Dimensions (L x W x H):
8 x 2.5 x 5.5 inches
Weight:
2 lbs
63 square feet
Minimum operating temperature:
40 ºF
Timer:
No
Casters:
No
Warranty:
5 years

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