Danby DDR070BDWDB 70-Pint Dehumidifier

Danby 70-Pint Dehumidifier Review: The Dependable One

The most powerful moisture absorbing machine in the lineup, Danby 70 Pint Dehumidifier is nothing short of amazing. It has all the goodness associated with the brand plus a much higher capacity rate. Nonetheless, this is not the biggest seller for the obvious reason and we are here to touch on that. With a steep price of close to 300, is it worth paying the extra dough for the performance? Find out in our Danby 70 Pint dehumidifier review below.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 292 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

Danby 70-Pint Specification

ProductDanby 70-Pint
Dimension
16.1 x 24.2 x 11.8 in
(40.9 x 61.5 x 30 cm)
Weight41.4 lb (18.8 kg)
Fanspeed2
Coverage (up to)4500 sq. ft. (418 m2)
Airflow speed
Capacity70 pints (45 pints DOE 2019)
Water tank1.6 gallon (12.7 pints)
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler24-hour
FilterYes
Auto shut off
Continuous pump
Gravity drainage
Defrost
Casters
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty2 years
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • 2 fan speeds (Low/ High) with digital display
  • Smart dehumidifying function
  • Automatic Defrost/ Auto restart
  • Direct-drain system.
  • Washable air filter
  • Front access water tank with 12.7-Pint capacity and full-tank indicator light
  • 24-hour ON/ OFF timer
  • Four casters
  • Environmentally friendly R410A refrigerant

Danby 70-Pint review

  • Remove up to 70 pints of moisture or 4500 square feet coverage per day.
  • Automatic de-icing system plus supports low-temperature operations down to 41F.
  • Easy maintenance with front removal bucket, removable air filter, and direct-drain system.
  • Smart dehumidifying that automatically controls humidity based on ambient room temperature.
  • Able to displays current room temperature and humidity level.
  • Large 16 pints bucket tank.
  • The unit heats up quickly that will also affect the room temperature.
  • Garden hose connector is can be easily loosened if not connected properly.
  • Slightly noisy operation.

The starters

Danby 70-Pint dimension
Dimension
16.1 x 24.2 x 11.8 in
(40.9 x 61.5 x 30 cm)
Danby 70-Pint weight
Weight
41.4 lb (18.8 kg)

If you like the previous version, Danby 70 pint dehumidifier will not disappoint you. It retains the simplistic look but at a bulkier size of 16.1 x 24.2 x 11.8 in and 44+ lb weight. Heavy but there are casters standing by for mobility. You do get a bigger front bucket (same water indicator size though) that can hold at least a few days of water on normal use. Other notable features include the hidden side outlet, a back inlet that also houses the filter, and a continuous drain outlet.

Danby 70-Pint Dehumidifier Control Panel

The control panel setup is similar to every other Danby lineup without pump. From left to right, you have the smart dehumidify button, filter, continuous mode, fan, timer, up/ down, and power button. The smart dehumidify button sets the humidity and fan speed automatically according to ambient conditions. Filter button reset the filter indicator light. It is only used after you have washed/ changed the filter. The continuous button set the dehumidifier to run continuously for all-day use. Fan button will set the speed to either low or high (indicator light illuminate). Timer button activates a countdown time to stop the operation. Use the up/ down arrow button to manage the timer. You can also use the up/ down arrow (5% changes) to fix a humidity point between 35-85%. Lastly, the power button will turn on or off the machine. At the top section, there is a frost Indicator Light and Full Bucket Indicator Light that will illuminate when the feature is activated.

To recap, Energy Star rated Danby 70 Pint comes with a removable, washable filter, 24-hour timer, 4 casters, and different drainage mode. If you do not need the built-in vertical pump, DDR070BDWDB is the model to go for. Otherwise, go with the DDR070BDPWDB model. As for safety features, there’s the standard auto shut off that will turn off the machine when the bucket is full. Auto de-icing that will prevent any ice buildup on the coils as long as the temperature is above 41ºF. Auto-restart that ensures the dehumidifier will resume back work after a blackout. 2 years warranty on parts and labor is also standard across Danby lineup.

Pints and speed

Danby 70-Pint capacity
Capacity
70 pints (45 pints DOE 2019)
Danby 70-Pint fanspeed
Fanspeed
2
This is where Danby 70 Pint dehumidifier shines. Despite retaining the same 2 speeds, the absorbing output is way stronger and more importantly consistent. Covering up to 4,500 square feet of space, if you plan to use it in an open space area like garage, living hall, basement or lounge area, this is the model to go for. For more confined spaces like a bedroom or bathroom, opt for the lowest speed and set an interval timer if you are away for a long time.

What’s inside count

Danby 70-pint dehumidifier uses the same refrigerator technology that we all are very familiar with. First, damp air will be pull in to the inlet and pass a filter. The filter will block out as many particles as it can such as dust, hair, dust mites or mold. The now allergen less air will freeze up by the refrigerated coils and water will be extracted out. The water droplet will either be stored in the collection tray or pump straight out to the drain. Finally, the dry air will pass the compressor, heated into mist and expel out. The whole dehumidification process will repeat itself until a humidity point is reached.

Keep it down

As expected, the noise output is on the high side. At low speed, you can still hear soft humming noise in the background. Livable for night use as long as the dehumidifier is not placed at the bedside. Power usage wise, expect a much higher consumption due to the strong dehumidification. Being an Energy Star certified model, it is somewhat energy efficient for its segment but we wouldn't put too much into it.

At what cost

Danby 70-Pint MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 292
Danby 70 Pint dehumidifier is about 50-80 more premium than the closest counterparts. Still, it is close to 300 and not many folks would want to spend so much on it. Our pick would be the very capable mid-range 50-pint model, but there's no harm going for a powerful unit if A) money is no objection, and B) humidity is very bad in your area. Again, go with the more expensive DDR050BJPWDB variant if you need the additional vertical pump.
You can get a good amount of discount on Amazon with convenience features such as 30 days return policy and free shipping (prime selected). Some sellers do sell refurbished or used item but it's best to avoid those to mitigate any unwanted risk. Another option to consider stores like Best Buy, Home Depot or Walmart. They might not carry the best deal, but it is the place you could physically try it out before placing your hard-earned money.

Other variants

Danby 30 Pint Dehumidifier

Danby 30 Pint

Way way cheaper but with a poorer capacity and smaller water tank. Consider this if the humidity level in your room is still manageable.
Danby 50 Pint Dehumidifier

Danby 50 Pint

The mid child syndrome yet we loved the most. Pick this if you want the perfect balance between performance and price point.

Verdicts and ratings

Build quality
8
Features
8
Capacity
9
Coverage
9
Particle Filtration
7
Price
6
8.6
Danby DDR070BDWDB 70-Pint Dehumidifier