Updated January 29, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Carpet Dryers

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in February of 2017. Wet rugs are not only a nuisance, but they can also be dangerous if harmful mold and mildew sets in. But one of these handy carpet dryers will have your floors, walls, or other surfaces nice and dry in no time at all. They give you the water damage restoration and high-intensity air blowing capabilities you seek, with various coverage area ratings for tasks both big and small. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Dri-Eaz Sahara Pro X3

2. Soleaire Super Monsoon

3. Dri-Eaz Studebaker AirPath

Editor's Notes

January 28, 2021:

After a careful of our current selection and those available on the market, we have determined that there are no better options than those we currently recommend. Whether you need an industrial quality model, such as the Dri-Eaz Sahara Pro X3, or a smaller and more affordable one that would be better suited to home applications, like Shop-Vac Mighty Mini, there is one here for you. We also have a versatile model in the Maxx Air Circulator, which would work just as well for keeping air circulating in a warehouse or outdoor workshop, as it does for quickly drying up spills.

August 07, 2019:

At this time, it remains tough to beat models from Dri-Eaz, including the Sahara Pro X3 and the Studebaker AirPath. The former is less expensive, whereas the latter is somewhat pricey but great for heavy-duty commercial applications. We also like the Soleaire Super Monsoon, which is made for power but remains relatively compact and stackable. For those who may not need as much functionality, we added the Shop-Vac Mighty Mini and the Maxx Air Circulator. These probably won’t be the choice for professionals, but for jobs around the home, they’re simple and effective enough. Plus, neither is overly pricey. There’s also the B-Air VP-25 for smaller jobs; it’s offered in several colors and can be daisy-chained if necessary. For the best results, you might consider using a dehumidifier along with these smaller units.

Special Honors

Karcher AB 84 There’s very little hassle with the Karcher AB 84, as it offers a push handle and a set of wheels that make it a breeze to both use and transport. It has all the features you’d expect from a top-notch unit, too, including a carrying handle and carpet clip. karcher.com

4. Air Foxx AM4000a

5. Powr-Flite PDH1 Hybrid

6. B-Air VP-25

7. Odorstop OS2800

8. Stanley Pivoting

9. Maxx Air Circulator

10. Shop-Vac Mighty Mini


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on January 29, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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