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Honeywell MN12CES Portable Air Conditioner Review

Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Honeywell MN12CES

As would be expected from Honeywell, the MN12CES 12,000 BTU air conditioner is aesthetically pleasing. With stylish black and silver design, it will add a touch of class to any room in the home or office. The clean lines and overall sleek design proves the manufacturer has thought about looks.
Using the latest technology available, functionality is something else that Honeywell has not missed. This unit is packed with up-to-date features .

Review Details

The MN12CES will not only efficiently cool a room (up to 600 square feet in size), it also acts as a powerful dehumidifier that will remove up to 79.2 pints of moisture per day. Add to this the fan only option and you have an all round unit that will keep the air indoors at a comfortable level all summer.

One of the most discerning features about the Honeywell MN12CES is the auto-evaporation system. The no-bucket design allows for continuous operation without the need to empty a drip tray. When you want to use the dehumidification option, it can be hooked up to a hose which will constantly drain the condensate.
The user also benefits from many other features that are synonymous with the best models on the market.

What We Liked

  • Precise Temperature Control
    The MN12CES is equipped with 3 speeds which can be operated using the feather-touch digital controls. Also added is an LCD display and full functional remote control.
  • No More Mess
    Removing water/condensate from the air couldn’t be easier with this model. It features a no-bucket design, and in dehumidification mode it can be connected to a hose, all of which means no messy water removal.
  • Quiet Operation
    This air conditioner will not make more noise than 55 decibels on the highest setting, although it can still be a little too loud for rooms where noise can be an issue.
  • Automatic Timer
    Have the unit work on your own schedule by making use of the 24 hour on/off timer.
  • Modern and Stylish
    The MN12CES will not look out of place in the home with its soft lines and sleek black/silver finish.

What We Didn't Like

  • Window Kit
    The MN12CES does come with a window kit, however you will need a fairly large window and installation can be complicated.
  • Difficult Portability
    This unit is equipped with casters, but there are no carry-handles to speak of which can make it difficult to move from downstairs to up.


Honeywell has thought about the looks and functionality with the MN12CES. It has been rated well above average for its ability to cool a large area in less than one hour, which is something people will first and foremost look for in an air conditioner. The auto-evaporation system has also been well received, making it one of the easiest units on the market to use in terms of dealing with condensate. All in all, it is an excellent buy!

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: September 1, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Honeywell MN12CES
Dimensions (L x W x H):
18.1 x 15.2 x 29.3 inches
68.3 lbs
Power Supply:
120 Volts
1100 Watt
Noise level:
55 dB
Coverage Area:
600 Square Feet
Heater Mode:
Cooling Capacity:
12000 BTU/h
Hose Type:
Adjustable Fan Speed:
Yes, 3 speeds
Remote Control:
Fan-Only Mode:
Air Direction Control:
Oscillate Option:
Air Filter:
Particle Filter:
Antimicrobial Protection:
Dehumidification Option:
Dehumidification Capacity:
70 Pints per Day
Automatic Restart:
Drain Option:
Energy Star Certified:
1 year

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