Our review compares dehumidifiers on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which dehumidifier they think is best!
Canstar Blue surveyed 284 Australians for their feedback on the dehumidifier(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last three years.
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.
De’Longhi was rated five stars for performance, ease of use, features & functionality and overall satisfaction, with four stars for design, value for money and quietness.
Clearly, the smell of fresh coffee isn’t the only thing De’Longhi is leaving around the home. The brand also offers several dehumidifier models in the AriaDry range, designed to keep a healthy level of humidity around the home by absorbing any excess moisture from the air. Aside from purifying air, De’Longhi’s range includes a few useful features including a laundry function which helps to supposedly dry clothes faster, while some models also come with a PTC ceramic heating element that allows the appliance to dehumidify more air in a shorter amount of time, according to the brand.
Philips was rated five stars for features & functionality, design, value for money, quietness and performance, with four stars for ease of use and overall satisfaction.
Spreading its wings across multiple appliances and areas of the house, Philips’ range of dehumidifiers may not be as extensive as other brands, only offering one model in its line-up. The Series 5000 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Dehumidifier aims to clean up and make your home more comfortable, with multiple features centred around comfort, including multiple modes and humidity settings, manual speed settings, wheels for mobility, child lock, a 4L water tank, timer and display light to help you keep an eye on your machine while it works away. It has a dehumidification rate of 25L per day, with a HEPA filter to help clear the air.
Kmart was rated four stars for performance and value for money and features & functionality, with three stars for design, quietness, ease of use and overall satisfaction.
Kmart is a go-to place for budget-friendly appliances like air fryers and microwaves, so it makes sense consumers are also heading to the retailer for affordable air treatment products. Offering a select range of dehumidifiers, Kmart’s range is primarily split into sizes, with the larger model suited for larger spaces, while the smaller models suited to smaller rooms and areas. The large Kmart dehumidifier has a 2.2L water tank, carry handle, auto-turn off, and can extract up to 10L in a day to help keep your home feeling fresh.
Not all brands in the market qualify for our ratings (based on minimum survey sample size), but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Here are several more brands to check out before making a purchase decision.
Nobody likes humidity. In addition to being downright uncomfortable, high levels of humidity in your home or workplace can cause horrible smells, mould and can even increase your chances of respiratory illness. Fortunately, buying a dehumidifier can easily sort out the humidity around you. They are small, cheap and easy to use, and they can save you a lot of discomfort as a result. So, if you have a humidity problem in your everyday life, check out this Canstar Blue buying guide to help find the best dehumidifier for your needs.
A dehumidifier is an appliance that removes moisture from the air to reduce the humidity levels, allowing for a more comfortable setting. In addition to making the room more comfortable to be in, reducing humidity levels can also help reduce mould growth, as well as limit respiratory conditions that are brought on by excessive humidity levels.
While dependent on which brand, model and type of dehumidifier you’ve purchased, dehumidifiers work by drawing in air via a fan, with the air coming into contact with the unit’s coils, which are cooled to help promote the moisture in the air to turn into condensation. The now dry air is expelled back out into the room, while the condensation drips down into a collecting tray at the bottom of the unit, which you can dispose of as you wish.
There are two different types of dehumidifiers: refrigerator (compressor) dehumidifiers, and absorption (desiccant) dehumidifiers. Each are explained more below:
Before you start anything, turn the appliance off and unplug it from the wall. Also, make sure to check the instruction manual to find out the best way to clean your specific model. This may include replacing the HEPA filter every six or 12 months, and opening the machine and removing the filter and pump on a fortnightly basis. Here are several other general ways to clean your dehumidifier:
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
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