Danby 30 Pint Dehumidifier

Danby 30 Pint Dehumidifier Review: Simplistic Design!

If you want a reliable, small capacity device to remove moisture, look no further than Danby 30 pint dehumidifier. It is a standalone unit that comes with all the added convenience features that you will expect no less. Priced below the 200 benchmarks, can this competitively priced model compete with the likes of Tosto and Ivation? Can it cover large room sizes including the living hall? Continue reading to learn more about Danby 30-pint dehumidifier review below.
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Danby 30 Pint Specification

ProductDanby 30 Pint
15.4 x 19.8 x 11.1 in
(39.1 x 50.3 x 28.2 cm)
Weight34 lb (15.4 kg)
Coverage (up to)1500 sq. ft. (139 m2)
Airflow speed
Capacity30 pints (22 pints DOE 2019)
Water tank0.8 gallon (6.3 pints)
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler24-hour
Auto shut off
Continuous pump
Gravity drainage
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty2 years
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • 2 fan speeds (low/ high)
  • Multiple controls with LED display and dontinuous Mode
  • Low temperature (41ºF) with auto de-icer
  • Auto off and restart
  • Continuous drainage option
  • Washable filter
  • 6.3 Pint bucket with dual handle
  • Environmentally friendly R410A refrigerant
  • 24-hour timer
  • 4 caster wheels

Danby 30 Pint review

  • 30-pints capacity that will cover up to 1,500 square feet.
  • Simplistic design that is easy to use with a front bucket.
  • Low-temperature operations (41F) with auto de-icing.
  • Smart dehumidifying that automatically adjust the humidity based on room temperature.
  • Smart control with filter check, continuous mode, room temperature, and humidity level.
  • The machine will disperse a lot of heat during operation.
  • Audible noise on max speed.
  • Fitting issue with bigger garden hose that might lead to leakage.

The starters

Danby 30 Pint dimension
15.4 x 19.8 x 11.1 in
(39.1 x 50.3 x 28.2 cm)
Danby 30 Pint weight
34 lb (15.4 kg)

Danby 30 pint is clean, modern and pleasant to the eyes dehumidifier. Comes in black or white color (silverish in our humble opinion), the latter is more appealing to the eyes as it blends well to most home decor. It is not particularly bulky at only 15.4 x 19.8 x 11.1 in and 34 lb in weight. Casters are available for easy transporting as with most dehumidifiers in this class. Right at the front, you have a large water bucket that can hold at least a few days of water on normal operation. There are side thin handles that allow you to grab on to the bucket for quick removal and emptying. The water level indicator might not be the biggest, you can still peak through how much water has occupied the tank. Ventilation is at the sides and rear, while direct gravity drainage is located at the bottom back. We have no problem connecting the drainage with a standard garden hose.

Danby 30-Pint Dehumidifier Control Panel

At the top, there are the usual electronic controls with blue LED display to fiddle around with. The LED display will show either the set humidity, the ambient humidity or the timer function. From the left, you have the smart dehumidify button, filter button, continuous mode button, fan button, timer button, up and down button, and power button. The first button will activate smart dehumidify mode with the indicator light on. Smart dehumidify mode automatically sets the humidity and fan speed based on the ambient temperature and dampness. When the filter indicator light illuminates, stop the operation and proceed by cleaning the filter. Press the filter button once to reset the indicator light once the filter is cleaned. Press the continuous mode button to activate/ deactivate continuous mode. The indicator light will lit when it is active. Press the fan button to cycle between low and high speed. If the indicator light is up, that means the fan is at high speed. The timer button lets you activate the timer countdown mode. The up and down arrows allow you to set the desired humidity or the timer setting. The humidity can be set between 35-85% with +/- 5% on every press. Lastly, the power button turns on or off the dehumidifier (duh). There is also a defrost and bucket indicator light right at the top left. The defrost indicator will illuminate when there is frost buildup on the coils due to cold temperatures. The bucket indicator light is pretty much self-explanatory. It will light up when the bucket is full and lights off otherwise.

To recap on the specification, you have a standard front bucket, 24-hour timer, washable filter, casters, and direct drainage outlet. Go with the DDR050BJWDB model for the basic non-pump version or DDR050BJPWDB that comes with a vertical pump. Safety features wise, there is auto shut off when the bucket is full, automatic de-icer operation on temperatures as low as 41ºF (5ºC), and auto restarts after power failure. Danby 30-pint is also Energy Star rated with a 2-year limited warranty.

Pints and speed

Danby 30 Pint capacity
30 pints (22 pints DOE 2019)
Danby 30 Pint fanspeed
Danby 30 Pint is a very capable dehumidifier in its own segment. At 30 pint capacity, it can cover around 1,500 square feet of coverage within 24 hours period. More than adequate for any bedroom, basement, garage, or bathroom. Comes in 2 fan speed (low/ high), most of us will rely on the uniform low speed that will eventually get the job done. At high speed, it will capture moisture at a much faster pace but is not necessary if you plan to run it throughout the night. Overall the performance is consistent and identical to other dehumidifiers in its class.

What’s inside count

Underneath Danby 30 Pint Dehumidifier is powered by the familiar refrigeration technology. It is effective, long-lasting, and catered for high dehumidification output. Like an air conditioner, damp air is drawn into the machine and passes through the cold coils. The air will be frozen, water droplet will be extracted, and drip into the bucket. Air will now pass through the compressor, heated, and released as mists. A removable filter is bundled in as well to block dust, mold, and other allergens from traveling with the air. Instead of emptying the bucket, you can also rely on the continuous drain or pump drain outlet to clear the water straight to a draining floor. Keep in mind that the direct drain outlet might not be compatible with a bigger garden hose.

Keep it down

Danby 30 Pint Dehumidifier is suitable to be used in the bedroom as it is considerably silent. The noise level is below 55 dB even at high-speed mode. You can place it near the bathroom and allow it to run through the night. As an Energy Star Rated unit, power consumption is also at a reasonable rate but unfortunately, we do not have the official figure. Rest assured it will not be too far off from the 30-pint model benchmark.

At what cost

Danby 30 Pint MRSP/ RSP
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Danby 30 Pint dehumidifier is very well priced at around the region of 150. You will get all the bells and whistles including the digital display and multiple drainage options. Due to its popularity, parts are easy to seek if there is a need for replacement. As usual, the built-in pump and garden hose is not bundled with the starting price.
The best place to purchase Danby is at Amazon. It has a hassle-free return policy, best discount (to date), and prime deal. There is also refurbished set on sale although not recommended as a dehumidifier is something that you will use regularly. You can also try your luck at Walmart, Target, BestBuy, HomeDepot, Costco that will have their occasional seasonal sales. Last we checked, Danby's official website does not have an e-commerce store so that is off the table.

Other variants

Danby 50 Pint Dehumidifier

Danby 50 Pint

At only 20-40 dollars extra, this seems like a better option with a higher 50-pint capacity performance. Our favorite pick but don't go with this if you don't need the extra juice.
Danby DDR070BDWDB 70-Pint Dehumidifier

Danby 70-Pint

A slight premium model that is around 100 dollars more expensive with similar features. You do get a higher 70 pints capacity model capable of covering 4,500 square feet.

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Danby 30 Pint Dehumidifier