Best basement dehumidifier
The Energy Star-rated Danby DDR7009REE fares better than most 70-pint dehumidifiers in user reviews, with few complaints about durability. Plus, it carries a two-year warranty -- twice as long as most other brands. Its features include a timer, digital controls, automatic defrost at low temperatures (down to 41 degrees Fahrenheit) and automatic restart after a power outage. It also comes with a remote control, a feature we did not find on any other machine. The water collection container holds just 14.2 pints, which is on the small side. However, you can run a hose to a floor drain, which eliminates the inconvenience of emptying the condensed water.