What every best Dehumidifiers has:
- Large capacity.
- Ample collection container.
- Multiple fan speeds.
The 70-Pint Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 dehumidifier is a top choice among both experts and users. Its sleek styling and relatively quiet operation are major pluses for those that need a dehumidifier for a living room, bedroom or other living spaces. All experts agree that it's a top performer when it comes to removing moisture from the air. The collection bucket is a little smaller than on some competing dehumidifiers, which means easier but more frequent emptying. There's a hose connection, as well. See our full review »Buy for $274.95
The 70-pint Frigidaire FAD704DWD also draws kudos as a top portable dehumidifier. It's ideal for use in most basements and, being portable, can be moved to other rooms as needed. The 16.3-pint collection bucket can be a chore to empty, but it's larger than typical size means you'll need to do so less often. There's also a convenient hose connection for those who want to send the collected water directly down a drain. Feedback reveals that it is well built and generally reliable.
If your budget is a concern, and a smaller capacity dehumidifier will do for your situation, the Keystone KSTAD50B is a terrific choice. Performance compares well to other 50-pint dehumidifiers, but it can't handle as big a space, or dehumidify as quickly, as the best 70-pint models. Some experts fret a little about build quality, but this Keystone has put together a good track record with users. Other than capacity, minuses are scarce, though continuous draining requires installing a finicky hose adapter.Buy for $179.00
For small spaces with poor ventilation, such as bathrooms, closets and cabinets, the Eva-Dry Renewable E-333 Wireless Mini Dehumidifier can't be beat. It absorbs up to six ounces of water using crystallized silicon and requires no batteries or electricity to operate, which also means it's completely silent while in use. The crystals need to be "renewed" periodically by plugging the dehumidifier into an outlet. It's a process that can take some time, but can be repeated as often as necessary. See our full review »Buy for $17.99
With its compact size and robust moisture-removing capacity, the Santa Fe Advance2 is an ideal humidifier for unfinished crawlspaces and basements. With the addition of an optional ducting kit, the Advance2 can also be tied to your existing central air conditioning or forced-air heating system to dehumidify your whole house. There's no bucket to deal with, but you'll need a nearby drain or budget extra for an optional pump to get rid of the condensate. See our full review »