Updated 22 Jun 2017

Nouveau

NHDH105

Snapshot: Mitre 10’s Nouveau dehumidifiers were subject to a high-profile recall in 2014. Is this model a better bet?

NHDH105
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$179

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Test results

Overall score
50
Water removal
?/10
Energy efficiency
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Low temperature performance
?/10
Quietness
?/10

Good points

  • Good energy efficiency.
  • OK to use.
  • Slightly quieter than average.

But

  • Poor water removal.
  • Poor low temperature performance.
  • 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
$179

Specifications

Claimed maximum daily extraction rate (L)
10
Measured daily extraction rate (L)
2.8
Room heating (W)
212
Power consumption (W)
144
Running costs ($/year)
$41
Weight (kg)
10.5
Noise (dBA)
52
Tank capacity (L)
1.4

Features

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

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
Mitre 10 exclusive