Updated 21 Jun 2018

DeLonghi

DDS30 Combi

Snapshot: The DeLonghi DDS30 has a high price tag. Does its performance match the price?

DDS30 Combi
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$750

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Test results

Overall score
63
Water removal
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Low temperature performance
?/10
Quietness
?/10

Good points

  • Good efficiency.
  • Good ease of use.
  • Heater function.

But

  • Poor low temperature performance.
  • Heavy unit but has wheels to help movement.
  • Expensive.

Review

The Combi’s been a solid performer for a few years now. It’s easy to use and has considerably better energy efficiency than the top-scoring dehumidifier, the Goldair GD330. It also comes with a separate heater option. The only downside is it’s quite expensive (but well worth the money).

How we test

Note: Due to ongoing testing at the time of print, the test results published in our June/July magazine are from 2017. New 2018 test results are available online.

Overall score includes:

Water removal (60%): Rated across a range of temperatures and humidity levels.
Energy efficiency (20%): Based on how much energy each model uses per unit of water removed.
Ease of use (20%): We assessed tank emptying, layout and readability of controls, clarity of instructions, ease of cleaning, and how easy the dehumidifier is to move.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$750

Specifications

Claimed maximum daily extraction rate (L)
30
Measured daily extraction rate (L)
6.1
Room heating (W)
400
Power consumption (W)
253
Running costs ($/year)
$72
Weight (kg)
16.2
Noise (dBA)
56
Tank capacity (L)
3.7

Features

Fan speeds
3
Timer
Heater
Photo-catalytic air filter
×
Humidistat
Wheels/castors
Cord storage
×
Carry handles

More Info

Notes
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Availability
-

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