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Danby DDR070BDWDB review

The Danby DDR070BDWDB Dehumidifier is designed to get rid of excess moisture from your home, with the ability to collect 70 pints in one day.

Danby DDR070BDWDB review
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Our Verdict

The Danby DDR070BDWDB is an energy-efficient dehumidifier. It's capable of dehumidifying an entire house or large areas, such as a basement, garage, or workshop.

For

  • Large capacity
  • Easily moved with wheels
  • Energy efficient

Against

  • No drain pump

The Danby DDR070BDWDB Dehumidifier collects up to 70 pints of moisture from the air in 24 hours. It can dehumidify an impressive 4,500-square-foot area, making it a great option as a dehumidifier for your entire house.

To read our round up of the other models we reviewed, head to our guide on the best dehumidifiers around. 

Danby DDR070BDWDB Dehumidifier: Features

The Danby DDR070BDWDB Dehumidifier operates at 50 decibels, which is about as loud as a refrigerator. In fact, it had the lowest decibel level of any dehumidifier we reviewed. This unit could work nicely as a basement dehumidifier or one that you can use in a garage, storage area, or workshop since it can handle temperatures as low as 41 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has an auto-defrost feature so the coils, and any water in the machine, don't freeze or ice over.

Moisture pulled from the air is collected in the reservoir that holds 70 pints. This is pretty large for a dehumidifier and means you won't have to empty it as often as other smaller models. The Danby Dehumidifier doesn't have an in-built pump like the GE APEL45LY Dehumidifier. You can, however, connect the bucket to a drain with a hose (which you'll need to buy separately), allowing the unit to continually drain. However, because it doesn't have a drain pump, it relies on gravity to work, so you must place the hose near a floor drain, or put the dehumidifier on a counter so the water drains into a sink.  According to Danby, a standard garden hose is suitable to allow for continual draining.

This dehumidifier is pretty energy efficient - it uses 515 watts of power and it's also Energy Star-certified. 

The Danby DDR070BDWDB Dehumidifier is complete with four casters so that you can easily move it around. Its filters are reusable and washable, making staying on top of cleaning, fairly easy. 

Unlike many other models though, this dehumidifier only offers two fan speeds, whereas most offer at least three. 

Danby DDR070BDWDB Dehumidifier: Warranty 

Danby offers a generous carry in two-year warranty. By comparison, most manufacturers offer a one-year warranty. However, you don't get special coverage for the sealed system beyond the basic parts warranty.

Should you buy the Danby DDR070BDWDB Dehumidifier?

This economical dehumidifier is capable of removing 70 pints of water daily from your home. It covers an impressive area of 4,500 square feet. While there are some convenience features that are missing, such as a drain pump and auto shut-off, the Danby DDR070BDWDB is energy efficient and has a large capacity for collecting water.