Best Dehumidifiers

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.


Frigidaire FFAP7033T1

The $309 Frigidaire FFAP7033T1 70 pint dehumidifier is our pick for the best dehumidifier. Overall it will work great in very damp basements or other humid areas up to around 1400 square feet (or larger, although you will get diminishing results the larger you go).

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.


hOmeLabs HME0200031N Dehumidifier

If you are looking for the best value dehumidifier then you should consider the hOmeLabs HME0200031N Dehumidifier which sells for just $209.99 for the 70 pint version. There are also 50 pint (hOmeLabs HME0200006N) and 30 pint (hOmeLabs HME020030N) versions available for $189.99 and $159.99 respectively.

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 TDDP7011ES2

The cheapest 70 pint dehumidifier on our list and the only one under $200 is the $199 Toshiba TDDP7011ES2. This unit has all the features you need, other than a built-in pump, like continuous operation and auto or manual humidity level setup, while providing you with solid performance for an amazing price.

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.



An alternative to the Frigidaire FFAP7033T1 for a 70 pint dehumidifier with a pump is the $299 GE APEL70LW. This GE dehumidifier has pretty similar specs and performance, while it also has a pump built-in with an included 16 feet drain hose which lets you drain up and out a window or into a sink.

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.


Frigidaire Gallery FGAC7044U1 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Wifi

If you are searching for a smart dehumidifier that you can control from afar via an app then the $249.99* Frigidaire Gallery FGAC7044U1 is for you. It is capable of removing 70 pints of moisture per day into its 16.3 pint capacity tank or continuously draining through the drain hose connection. You can also see how much moisture is in the air with its digital humidity readout.

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


Keystone KSTAD50B

Another affordable 50 pint dehumidifier is the $175 Keystone KSTAD50B. The leading consumer magazine had previously rated this model as a Best Buy and gave it one of their highest ratings. It gets high praise for its very accurate humidistat and cool room performance which works well in rooms up to about 800 square feet. Other features include auto shutoff, auto restart, and rolling castors.

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.


Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 30 Pint Dehumidifier

Our top-rated 30 pint dehumidifier is the Frigidaire FFAD3033R1 which sells for $184. This 30 pint model offers the same user-friendly effortless control features like the other new Frigidaire dehumidifiers including humidistat control, full tank auto shutoff, delay timer, auto defrost, and auto restart. It is sleek looking and compact at 20.5″ x 13.8″ x 10.5″ with carrying handles and rolling castors for easy portability.

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.



Another top option for 30 pint dehumidifiers is the GE ADEL30LW which sells for $169. This GE model is good at removing water from the air, however it is not as energy efficient as some other units and the humidistat accuracy seems to be a bit off.

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.


Vremi Moisture Maniac 30 Pint Dehumidifier

Another 30 pint dehumidifier that sells for $169 is the Vremi Moisture Maniac. It is one of the best selling and highest rated dehumidifiers on Amazon with a 4.8 star rating.

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.


Eva-Dry Renewable E-333 Wireless Mini Dehumidifier

If you need a mini dehumidifier to put in a safe or other small space, then we recommend the Eva-Dry Renewable E-333 which can be had for less than$15. It requires no power source during use and has a lifespan of 10 years. It contains silica gel crystals that change color as they absorb moisture, once it has reached its capacity you plug the unit in somewhere to release the moisture and after 8-10 hours it is ready to be used again.

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)
Pump Drain Hose Max
(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″

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