Updated 21 Jun 2018

DeLonghi

DES 16EW

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

DES 16EW
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$445

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Test results

Overall score
48
Water removal
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Low temperature performance
?/10
Quietness
?/10

Good points

  • Good ease of use.

But

  • Poor water removal.
  • Poor low temperature performance.
  • No timer.

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
$445

Specifications

Claimed maximum daily extraction rate (L)
16
Measured daily extraction rate (L)
3.2
Room heating (W)
285
Power consumption (W)
212
Running costs ($/year)
$59
Weight (kg)
9.6
Noise (dBA)
55
Tank capacity (L)
3.1

Features

Fan speeds
2
Timer
×
Heater
×
Photo-catalytic air filter
×
Humidistat
Wheels/castors
Cord storage
×
Carry handles

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Notes
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Availability
-

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