Danby 50 Pint Dehumidifier

Danby 50 Pint Dehumidifier Review: Our Favorite Pick!

Our favorite pick of the bunch. Danby 50 Pint Dehumidifier strike a balance between price and performance. It is the perfect model to be used in any room without having to worry can it fit well. At the safe point 140-170 region, can this fully equipped dehumidifier outranks its rival models? Would you pick this over the smaller or bigger capacity alternatives? Find out in our full review below.
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Danby 50 Pint Specification

ProductDanby 50 Pint
16.1 x 24.3 x 11.8 in
(31 x 61.6 x 30 cm)
Weight44.3 lb (20.1 kg)
Coverage (up to)3000 sq. ft. (279 m2)
Airflow speed
Capacity50 pints (35 pints DOE 2019)
Water tank1.6 gallon (12.7 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 continuous Mode
  • Low temperature (41ºF) with auto de-icer
  • Auto restart and shut down
  • Continuous drain + pump drain
  • Reusable, washable filter
  • 12.7-pint bucket with dual handle
  • Environmentally friendly R410A refrigerant
  • 24-hour timer
  • 4 casters

Danby 50 Pint review

  • True 50-pints capacity that can cover up to 3,000 square feet.
  • Simplistic design that is easy to use with a front bucket.
  • Tested low-temperature operations with auto de-icing with temperature as low as 41F.
  • Advanced features with smart dehumidifying that auto-adjust the humidity based on room temperature.
  • Smart control with filter check, continuous mode, room temperature, and humidity level display.
  • Generates quite a bit of heat on pro-long operation.
  • Noisy if max speed is selected (high setting).
  • Not compatible with some garden hose that a bigger tip unless with some modification.

The starters

Danby 50 Pint dimension
16.1 x 24.3 x 11.8 in
(31 x 61.6 x 30 cm)
Danby 50 Pint weight
44.3 lb (20.1 kg)

Danby 50 pint is a good looking dehumidifier. Its simplistic, modern approach hid all ventilation by the sides and back. At around 15.4 x 19.8 x 11.1 in and 41.5 lb weight, It is around the size of a 30-pint equivalent but with a much heavier weight. This is excluding the weight of the front reservoir that may be filled with water. The reservoir can be slide in and out with ease plus there is a small peeping indicator to check on the water level. 4 casters are available to ease the transporting of the unit. Besides the usual air inlet and outlet spot, at back there’s a drain outlet for you to connect directly with a garden hose.

Danby 50 Pint Dehumidifier Control Panel

Moving to the top control panel. There are 8 buttons, 1 digital display and plenty of LED indicator lights. Starting from the left, you have a Danby unique Smart dehumidify button that can be turned on or off. In Smart dehumidify mode, it will automatically set the humidity and fan speed based on nearby temperature and dampness. Next is the filter button which is only used to reset the filter indicator light after you have washed the filter. The middle continuous mode will set the dehumidifier to run continuously when pressed. Press again to deactivate it (indicator light off). Up next, the fan button will cycle between low/ high speed (with indicator light) on press. Timer button will on/ off the countdown timer on press. You can control the timer via the up/ down button next to it. Incidentally, you can also adjust the desired humidity between 35-85% via the arrows button. Last but not least, the power button is self-explanatory.

Going back to the specification, there’s the usual washable filter, timer, casters, and multiple drainage options. Go with the DDR050BJWDB model for the basic non-pump version or DDR050BJPWDB that comes with a vertical pump. Danby 50 Pint is also Energy Star rated with 2 years warranty on parts and labor. As for safety features, auto shut off and auto defrost is here as standard. The dehumidifier will stop working when the water tank is full and perform defrosting as long as the temperature is not lower than 41ºF (5ºC). Auto-restart is also here that will resume back the operation after a power outage. Lastly, it is Energy Star rated with 2 years warranty on parts and labor.

Pints and speed

Danby 50 Pint capacity
50 pints (35 pints DOE 2019)
Danby 50 Pint fanspeed
Danby 50 Pint delivers more than sufficient dehumidification for your everyday needs. It will capture moisture on its surrounding consistently with no hiccups. The 50-pint output can cover up to 3,000 square feet of space at 24 hours period. It comes in two fan speeds and we have no problem running the dehumidifier even at low-speed setting. In fact, most of you all will not opt for the high speed unless you utilize it with the timer. We recommend using Danby in living hall, master bedroom, basement, or even garage.

What’s inside count

All 50-pint dehumidifiers use the refrigeration method. It is equivalent to a refrigerator that uses the same technology. First, the pulled in air will have to pass through a filter that blocks dust, mold and other large particles. The high moisture air that manages to get past the filter will be pulled in to the dehumidifier refrigerate coils. Next, the wet air will be cool down and turn into water droplets. Once the air is separated from the water, the heating compressor will convert the dry air into the mist and be dispersed out. The collected water droplets will either be clear via removing the bucket or pump straight out via a continuous drain.

Keep it down

The difference between day and night. Danby 50 Pint Dehumidifier is silent at low speed but clearly noisy at high speed. If you plan to run for long hours at night, select low speed and you're good to go. Power consumption is also reasonable for an Energy Star Rated 50-pint model. Again, keep it at low speed if you plan to run it constantly.

At what cost

Danby 50 Pint MRSP/ RSP
+- 239
Despite being the bigger unit, Danby 50 Pint dehumidifier price is not too far off from its 30-pint counterpart. For the extra dehumidification range and bigger tank, we think it is worth the upgrade. If you are looking for a decent price dehumidifier excluding the vertical pump and garden hose, look no further. If you need the vertical pump, go with the DDR050BJPWDB variant.
As the official website does not carry an e-commerce store, Amazon is the best place to bet that carries a fair bit of discount. You will enjoy the usual perks such as free shipping (with prime), 30 days return policy, and a bundled deal. Physical stores like Walmart, Best Buy, Costco, or Home Depot do carrying Danby models but the price point is definitely not as attractive as the giant online retailer.

Other variants

Danby 30 Pint Dehumidifier

Danby 30 Pint

Cheaper but at half of the dehumidifying coverage and capacity. Only go for this variant if you plan to use it only in a smaller room size such as the bedroom.
Danby DDR070BDWDB 70-Pint Dehumidifier

Danby 70-Pint

The bigger and higher capacity that can cover up to 4,500 square feet of room space. Powerful but at a cost of higher power consumption and price tag. Not to mention it is considerably bulky with the addon weight.

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