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Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier Review: The Bigger Brother

With more than 2000 reviews, There's no shortage of love for Eva-dry E-500. A compact mini dehumidifier powered by a renewable silica gel. A toxin-free technology that can silently remove moisture and prevent mold growth. That said, is it safe to use when you have children and pets at home? How effective is the dehumidification in open space areas? Find out all the answers and more in our Eva-dry E-500 mini dehumidifier review.
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Eva-dry E-500 Rechargeable Specification

ProductEva-dry E-500 Rechargeable
Dimension
5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 in
(14 x 14 x 6.4 cm)
Weight1.8 lb (0.8 kg)
Spaces (up to)500 ft3
Capacity6-8 oz
Duration per charge30-60 days
Power SourceRenewable/ Rechargeable
Charging time12-14 hours
Lifespan10 years
Moisture indicatorYES
Wireless/ CordlessYES
Child/ Pet safeYES
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone supportYES

Highlights

  • Eco-friendly, renewable crystallized silica gel technology
  • Moisture indicator - changes crystal color from pink to blue
  • Wireless design - no cables or batteries required
  • Small, portable, and hangable
  • Fit well in a gym bag, wardrobe, closet, gun safe, boat, RV, and cabinet
  • Child-friendly, spill-free and mess-free design
  • Completely silent operation
  • 5 year warranty

Usability

Eva-dry E-500 is a lightweight, portable, and renewable dehumidifier that delivers what it is supposed to do. At a sleek 5.5 inches diameter, 2.5 inches height, and a weight of mere 1.8 pounds, it is way smaller than its predecessor. The rounded soup shape design allows the versatility to place into a tight spot where even some mini dehumidifiers can’t. Eva-dry 500 is flexible enough to carry it around in the handbag, sweaty gym bag, or leave it in the wardrobe for days to come. It fits well in small spaces like a gun safe box, under sinks, closet, wardrobe, pantry, shoe rack, jewelry box, washroom, and vehicles such as RV, car, boat. The hanging hook is underappreciated on how useful it is in keeping your garment dry. You can even use it in a cold room with A/C turn on as long as it is not below freezing temperature. The perfect on-the-go device to keep things moist-free.

Another thing that makes Eva-Dry 500 cubic foot mini-dehumidifier great for everyday use is its build quality. Everything from the construction and fitting is flawless despite it cost less than 20 bucks. It is children and pet friendly with touted leak-proof, spill-free, and mess-free design. On top of it all, there is a long 5 years warranty that covers any manufacturer defects and poor workmanship. No other cordless humidifier offers something close to this.

Dehumidification Technology

Like the name implied, Eva-dry E-500 renewable mini dehumidifier is designed to cover 500 cubic feet of space with moisture absorbent between 6-8 ounces. Unlike a conventional thermoelectric model, you do not have to empty the water in Eva-dry E-500 ever. When the silica gel beads turn from orange to green, just find a power outlet and recharge it to clear out the collected water. There is no electricity plug or batteries needed after charged and Eva-dry 500 can hold between 30 to 60 days of water. While the cordless setup is cool, it does take quite a long time to charge the mini dehumidifier (up to 14 hours). It is also limited to close-range dehumidification due to its restricted capacity.

Powered by non-toxic, granular silicon dioxide made crystallized silica gel holds about 30-40% of moisture to its weight. The passing through water vapor will be absorbed and stored between the tiny passages of the silica bead pores. This process is called chemical adsorption and will effectively reduce the relative humidity level in an area. With reduced dampness, the renewable dehumidifier can safeguard household items from water damage, mold infestation, and corrosion.

Price Guide

Believe it or not, Eva-dry E-500 is actually the premium version of a wireless dehumidifier. For less than 20 bucks, the renewable dehumidifier can be reused over and over again for up to 10 years. Outlasting most of its competitor models in terms of durability and lifespan. If you or your friends have trouble dealing with humidity and mold growth, Eva-dry E-500 can be the perfect solution.
There are a lot of places to buy an Eva-dry E-500 renewable mini-dehumidifier. Due to its popularity, you can likely find it in The Home Depot, Walmart, Costco, or your local retailer. That said, Amazon is the best place to source one as it offers the lowest price with free shipping if the total order is above $25. You can easily achieve that by going with the 2-pack, 4-pack, or 8-pack bundled deal. E-500 is available at Eva-dry official website but last we checked, free shipping requires orders above $100.

Alternatives

Pro Breeze Renewable Cordless Mini Dehumidifier

Pro Breeze Renewable PB-04-US

Another popular variant from Pro Breeze. This is the lower range model with 333 cubic feet coverage. With that, you can save a few bucks that are probably not worth the downgrade.
SnapSafe Rechargeable Dehumidifier Large 75901

SnapSafe Rechargeable Gun Safe 75901

Similar 500 cubic feet model that is less popular in the dehumidifier field. It is however more expensive but you'll get an extended warranty as part of the deal.

Pros

  • Remove odors and moisture silently in 500 cubic feet without the need for water emptying.
  • Reliable, compact, and easy to use wireless humidifier. Comes with a detachable hook.
  • Non-toxic, spill-free, crystallized silica gel technology that can be recharged over and over again.
  • Last up to 30-60 days without the need for batteries or an electrical plug.
  • 5-year warranty with 10 years moisture absorbent usage lifespan.

Cons

  • Very long 10-14 hours recharging time.
  • Limited 6-8 oz capacity.
Eva-dry E-500 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier

Kingston Kay

Growing up in New Orleans; one of the highest relative humidity in the United States, Kingston Kay knows a thing or two about humidity. Besides reviewing dehumidifiers for living, you will find him gyming in the basement.

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