Frigidaire FFAD7033R1

Recommended dehumidifiers, by Consumer Reports

“A dehumidifier can take that sticky feeling out of a damp basement or crawl space,” says Consumer Reports. “Humidity levels above 50 percent can breed dust mites, mildew, and mould, which may worsen allergies and asthma.”

Here is the Consumer Reports’ selection of recommended dehumidifiers. The maximum overall score is 100, and “Best Buy” models offer more value.

Large-capacity dehumidifiers

Frigidaire FAD704DWD

Overall score: 83

Danby DDR60A3GP

Overall score: 80

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Medium-capacity dehumidifiers

Keystone KSTAD50B

Overall score: 91

Whynter RPD-501WP

Overall score: 88

Honeywell DH50W

Overall score: 81

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Small-capacity dehumidifiers

Whynter RPD-321EW

Overall score: 91

Sunpentown SD-31E

Overall score: 88

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Consumer Reports is an American magazine published monthly since 1936. It features reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research centre. The magazine accepts no advertising, pays for all the products it tests, and, as a not-for-profit organisation, has no shareholders. It also publishes cleaning and general buying guides. (Wikipedia.)

Source: Consumer Reports
Last checked on: 29 September 2016