Humidity levels over 50 percent can result in negative health conditions from the growth of mildew and mold and can damage items like books or clothes all while leaving a musty odor. That is why you want the best dehumidifier to help maintain the ideal humidity of around 40-50% in places such as basements, crawl spaces, bathrooms, closets, garages, apartments, or safes.
Dehumidifiers are rated on their capacity which is number of pints of moisture removed in a 24 hour period. The most common units will be 70 pint, 50 pint, and 30 pint. In extremely wet or extremely large areas you will want large capacity machines rated for 70 pints or more. In smaller rooms or less damp spaces, a 30-pint unit might be satisfactory. Some features you should look for, in addition to the capacity, if you are buying a new model are user-friendly controls including desired humidity levels, constant drainage with hose connection or an easy-to-empty tank, auto shut-off, auto restart, defrost, timer, and wheels or castors to easily move the machine on heavier models.
We looked at dozens of models and user reviews to come up with our list of the top 10 best dehumidifiers which we review below. At the bottom of this list is a dehumidifier comparison chart so you can easily compare one dehumidifier versus another.
The FFAP7033T1 boasts effortless operation with convenient humidity controls, full tank alert system with automatic shutoff, continuous drain option, auto defrost, and auto restart if the power goes out. Thanks to castors and a top handle it is also one the easiest units to move around if needed. What sets it apart from the crowd is the built-in pump which will pump water from the tank to a sink or outside window without the need of gravity assist.
If you don’t need the pump and instead will manually empty the tank (which may be necessary multiple times per day) or can use a basement floor drain, then otherwise identical, pump-less Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 is a bit cheaper option with a price of around $289.
The hOmeLabs models are the best selling dehumidifiers on Amazon and the 70 pint version was awarded as a Best Buy by the leading consumer magazine. They are a bit more cheaply built than some of the other top brands and reliability in the long term may suffer a bit because of that, however the price is really amazing for the performance you get which is just slightly less than our top rated Frigidaire model.
The manufacturer says the 70 pint version can handle spaces up to 4500 square feet, however, realistically we wouldn’t recommend it for anything much over about 2500 square feet since its performance will not be as good in a larger space. Other features include continuous mode, auto shut-off, drain hose outlet for continuous drain option, auto defrost, and castors for easy movement.
Toshiba recommends the TDDP7011ES2 for basements or other areas up to around 2000 square feet. So if you want a cheap dehumidifier for wet, damp basements then the Toshiba TDDP7011ES2 is an excellent choice.
We don’t like the design on the GE APEL70LW quite as much as the Frigidaire. It has narrow handles which makes it harder to get a grip, plus it lacks a place to wrap the cord around when moving or in storage. It is also a bit noisier.
The GE APEL70LW is recommended for spaces of around 1500 square feet.
With a Wi-Fi connection the FGAC7044U1 can be controlled with Frigidaire’s Smart Appliances app – turn the unit on or off, change humidity levels, and get notified when the water bucket is full. It is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
The Frigidaire Gallery FGAC7044U1 is a great choice for anyone who wants more control of their humidifier while they are away from home. It works best in spaces up to around 1400 square feet.
*That price was a special that may not be available any more. The normal price is $309 which can also be found at HomeDepot.com.
One common complaint about the KSTAD50B is that it is hard to remove and empty the 7.3 pint bucket without spilling some of the water. If you hook up a drain hose and let it continuously drain then this would not be an issue. It is also slightly louder than some other models at 55 dB.
Overall the performance of the Keystone KSTAD50B is great, especially in cold rooms which some other models can struggle with.
The FFAD3033R1 is capable of removing 30 pints of water per day from a room size up to 400 square feet. This makes it an ideal unit for smaller areas like bathrooms, laundry rooms, or bedrooms.
The GE ADEL30LW is very quiet and can be used in spaces up to 800 square feet, although we recommend no more than 400 square feet.
Features of the Vremi Moisture Maniac 30 Pint Dehumidifier include moisture setting adjustment, continuous operation, auto shut-off, drain hose outlet for continuous draining, and handles and wheels for easy portability. It is recommended for spaces up to 1000 square feet, although the more optimal space is around 400 square feet.
One word of caution, Vremi is a newer brand and it is yet to be seen if their products have the longevity and reliability of some more established brands.
Users should remember the Eva-Dry Renewable E-333 is not meant for a full-sized rooms. Its best use is for safes and closets.
Best Dehumidifier Comparison Chart
|Rating||Dehumidifier||Best Price||Pints/Day||Manufacturer Suggested
Max Room Size (Sq Ft)
(H x W x D)
|9.3||Frigidaire FFAP7033T1||$309.00||70||1400 Sq Ft||Yes||No||13.1 pints||Yes||15 Feet||51 dB||25″ x 15″ x 12″|
|Frigidaire FFAD7033R1||$289.00||70||1300 Sq Ft||Yes||No||13.1 pints||No||Not Included||51 dB||25″ x 15″ x 12″|
|9.2||hOmeLabs HME0200031N||$209.99||70||4500 Sq Ft||Yes||No||12.8 pints||No||Not Included||52 dB||25″ x 16″ x 13″|
|hOmeLabs HME0200006N||$189.99||50||3000 Sq Ft||Yes||No||12.8 pints||No||Not Included||52 dB||24.3″ x 15.4″ x 11″|
|hOmeLabs HME020030N||$159.99||30||1500 Sq Ft||Yes||No||6.4 pints||No||Not Included||52 dB||19.7″ x 15.2″ x 10.2″|
|9.2||Toshiba TDDP7011ES2||$199.00||70||2000 Sq Ft||Yes||No||14 pints||No||Not Included||51 dB||24.4″ x 16.8″ x 11.7″|
|9.1||GE APEL70LW||$299.00||70||1500 Sq Ft||Yes||No||17.5 pints||Yes||16 Feet||55 dB||24″ x 14.75″ x 11.4″|
|9.1||Frigidaire Gallery FGAC7044U1||$249.99||70||1400 Sq Ft||Yes||No||16.3 pints||No||Not Included||52 dB||25″ x 16″ x 11″|
|9.1||Keystone KSTAD50B||$175.00||50||3000 Sq Ft||Yes||No||14 pints||No||Not Included||55 dB||23″ x 15″ x 12″|
|8.9||Frigidaire FFAD3033R1||$183.99||30||400 Sq Ft||Yes||No||7.6 pints||No||Not Included||52 dB||20″ x 14″ x 11″|
|8.7||GE ADEL30LW||$169.00||30||800 Sq Ft||Yes||No||7 pints||No||Not Included||52 dB||20″ x 13″ x 10″|
|8.7||Vremi Moisture Maniac||$169.99||30||1000 Sq Ft||Yes||No||6.4 pints||No||Not Included||55 dB||19.9″ x 16.1″ x 10.4″|
|7.2||Eva-Dry Renewable E-333||$14.97||333 Cu Ft||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA||0 dB||6.2″ x 4.8″ x 1.2″|