Updated August 10, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Carpet Dryers

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This wiki has been updated 9 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. Skip to the best carpet dryer on Amazon.

10. Shop-Vac Mighty Mini

9. Maxx Air Circulator

8. Stanley Pivoting

7. Odorstop OS2800

6. B-Air VP-25

5. Powr-Flite PDH1 Hybrid

4. Air Foxx AM4000a

3. Dri-Eaz Studebaker AirPath

2. Soleaire Super Monsoon

1. Dri-Eaz Sahara Pro X3

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

Editor's Notes

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.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 10, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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