Updated 22 Jun 2017

DeLonghi

DDS30 Combi

Snapshot: DeLonghi has a good reputation for home appliances. But is this dehumidifier a valuable ally in the fight against airborne moisture?

DDS30 Combi
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$749

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Test results

Overall score
78
Water removal
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Low temperature performance
?/10
Quietness
?/10

Good points

  • Very good water removal.
  • Good energy efficiency.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has timer.
  • Has heater.
  • Has humidistat.
  • OK tank capacity.

But

  • Mediocre low-temperature performance.
  • Expensive.
  • Very heavy.
  • Slightly louder than average.

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

Overall score:
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
$749

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
No
Carry handles

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Notes
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Availability
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