Standing more than 19 inches in height, the Danby DDR030BDWDB promises to “improve the comfort level of your home.” It has a 30-pint dehumidification capacity, has 2 fan speeds, and is rated to work in rooms that measure up to 1,500 square feet.
But how did this dehumidifier fare among previous buyers? Find out in this Danby DDR030BDWDB review.
Features of the Danby DDR030BDWDB
Let’s jumpstart this review with a quick rundown of this dehumidifier’s main features.
– Control Panel. As advertised, the Danby DDR030BDWDB has an electronic control panel, and it’s located on top of the unit. This panel has three parts – buttons, indicators, and a display.
The display shows you the humidity level of the room. The buttons allow you to make adjustment on the following functions: fan speed, timer, humidity level, continue mode, and comfort mode. There are also indicator lights to show you the preferences you set, and indicators to signal that the bucket is full, when the filter needs to be replaced, and when the auto-defrost mode is currently on.
– Auto Restart. This dehumidifier automatically restarts when the power gets back on after an outage.
– Auto Defrost. When there’s a build-up of frost on the coils, the unit’s compressor cycles off and the fan will continue to run until the frost disappears.
– Fan Speeds. Choose from 2 fan speeds – high and low.
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How did the Danby DDR030BDWDB fare among previous buyers? Here’s a summary of what we found.
– Noise. Although some people say that this unit is quiet, there are other brands that are quieter. One person said that on High, it sounds like a “fairly loud fan.” Other people have compared it with a window-unit AC. It’s not deafening, though, and considering that dehumidifiers are usually installed in the basement, it shouldn’t be too bothersome if you like some white noise.
– Cleaning. It’s a fairly easy process. Just pop open the filter at the back and then wash it.
– Performance. The general feedback is that the Danby DDR030BDWDB does the job. It pulls out a lot of water out of the air. Previous buyers have reported to have used this dehumidifier mostly in their basement, but some say they use it in their bathroom. Another person said he uses it in his 500-square ft. apartment and he’s happy with the results.
Bottomline: Danby DDR030BDWDB Review
The Danby DDR030BDWDB is a reliable dehumidifier, and it works best in small areas up to 1,500 square feet. It pulls out water out of the air the way it promises to do. The minor drawback would be the noise or sound it makes. Some people say that it’s quiet, but others say there are other quieter brands out there.