Updated 22 Jun 2017

Goldair

GD285

Snapshot: This Goldair model lacks extra features like a timer, but that doesn’t mean to say it’s a poor performer. How did it fare in our tests?

GD285
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$450

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Test results

Overall score
59
Water removal
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Low temperature performance
?/10
Quietness
?/10

Good points

  • Good energy efficiency.
  • OK to use.
  • Quieter than average.

But

  • Mediocre water removal.
  • Poor low-temperature performance.
  • Heavy.
  • Small tank capacity
  • No timer.

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
$450

Specifications

Claimed maximum daily extraction rate (L)
20
Measured daily extraction rate (L)
4.0
Room heating (W)
327
Power consumption (W)
212
Running costs ($/year)
$60
Weight (kg)
13.4
Noise (dBA)
52
Tank capacity (L)
2.5

Features

Fan speeds
1
Timer
×
Heater
×
Photo-catalytic air filter
×
Humidistat
×
Wheels/castors
×
Cord storage
No
Carry handles

More Info

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Availability
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