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Danby DDR60A2GP 60 Pint Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

 
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Danby DDR60A2GP 60 Pint Dehumidifier
 
4.6

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Good design (37)
  • Quality materials (33)
  • Durable (24)
  • Safety features (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inside (29)
    • Basement (15)
    • Big jobs (11)
    • Small jobs (8)
    • Summer humidity (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual do-it-yourselfer (20), Avid do-it-yourselfer (17), Homeowner (10), Beginner (5), Professional (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great so far after 3 months running!

    Purchased it 7/2013 and never owned a Danby product before. I had owned 2 other brand name dehumidifiers and they both had issues, recalls, and or failed prematurely. I never heard of...Read complete review

    Purchased it 7/2013 and never owned a Danby product before. I had owned 2 other brand name dehumidifiers and they both had issues, recalls, and or failed prematurely. I never heard of Danby until I started searching. They had the best warranty so I figured I would give them a try. I liked the styling, price, and overall functionality, and that I could order it online and have it delivered in 1-2 days. The only thing I don't really like is that the fan runs continuously, even when the compressor is not running. So it's not the best thing for occupied spaces. However, I run it downstairs in my workshop so it works out great as the fan keeps the air circulated; I think that might be why it runs all the time - it may be designed to keep a constant accurate sample of the air so the humidity can be regulated better to the set point. Oh, almost forgot ... I also liked the easy to hook up external drain/hose that you can route to a drain or sump pump, that is optional to use AND that the optional hose IS included with the dehumidifier.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Runs constantly: basement moisture

    The dehumidifier is running constantly to fight to keep our humidity level in our basement at the recommended 50%. I have yet to find a cost-effective product to easily handle the moisture in our...Read complete review

    The dehumidifier is running constantly to fight to keep our humidity level in our basement at the recommended 50%. I have yet to find a cost-effective product to easily handle the moisture in our basement. I expect it to wear out before the extended warranty so I hope it was worth the extra money! I will say that it is working well to remove mold and mildew and damp/moldy smells in the basement. :)

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    4.0

    Works well

    By Lew

    from Wellesley, MA

    About Me Handyman, Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Ductable
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Effective Water Removal
    • Energy Efficient
    • Fairly Quiet
    • Large Water Bucket

    Cons

    • Creates A Lot Of Heat

    Best Uses

    • Basement
    • Crawl Space
    • Summer Humidity

    Comments about Danby DDR60A2GP 60 Pint Dehumidifier:

    The dehumidifier does a great job of removing moisture in or basement. It is fairly quiet allowing TV watching while running. The only drawback is that, as with any dehumidifier, it creates quite a bit of heat, although considerably less than my old unit.
    Be careful pilling out the bucket when emptying as is may spill a bit but still a good design. use the drain if your setup allows.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Wonderful Dehumidifier

    By Harold

    from New Middletown, Ohio 44442

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective Water Removal
    • Energy Efficient
    • Large Water Bucket

    Cons

    • Fan Runs Continuously

    Best Uses

    • Basement

    Comments about Danby DDR60A2GP 60 Pint Dehumidifier:

    Wonderful delivery experience. Would purchase items from Sylvane company again.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    very quiet-keeps humidity level low

    By Tom

    from Raleigh, N.C

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Effective Water Removal
    • Large Water Bucket
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basement

      Comments about Danby DDR60A2GP 60 Pint Dehumidifier:

      use in basement. Quiet'

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      A Real Workhorse

      By flood victim

      from OH

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Effective Water Removal
      • Energy Efficient
      • Large Water Bucket
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basement

        Comments about Danby DDR60A2GP 60 Pint Dehumidifier:

        I've always had a too moist basement but recently my basement was flooded with 20 inches of water. My last dehumidifier was destroyed in the flood and although it had done a pretty good job in the past, I knew that I needed a better one to handle what I am dealing with now. I run this one 8 hours a day and pull out a full bucket of water each day. This is keeping things manageable until I can afford to have further work done.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Meets all my expectations

        By hperrinjr

        from Berlin, PA

        About Me Renter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Effective Water Removal

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basement
          • Single Room
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Danby DDR60A2GP 60 Pint Dehumidifier:

          I use it to keep my basement dry. My basement is unfinished, has a concrete floor and cinder block walls, and is approximately 40'x40'. The dehumidifier works as designed, able to keep my basement dry.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          It is doing a great job

          By mindi

          from Bensalem , PA

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Effective Water Removal

          Cons

          • Couse Use Cycle Timer
          • Noisy

          Best Uses

          • Basement

          Comments about Danby DDR60A2GP 60 Pint Dehumidifier:

          The product works as advertised. I am pleased with it, but if I had the ability to change anything it would be to give it either a remote control or the ability to work for 4 hours and rest for 4 hours without having to turn it on again.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Must-have for musty basement relief!

          By MO Hawk

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Effective Water Removal
          • Energy Efficient
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Fan Runs Continuously

          Best Uses

          • Basement
          • Multi-Room
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Danby DDR60A2GP 60 Pint Dehumidifier:

          I purchased this unit about 6 weeks ago. The representative from Sylvane was pleasant, knowledgeably directed to me to the right unit for my situation, and offered a small discount when I asked if there were any promotions available.

          This unit was very easy to set up and I was pleasantly surprised to see how quickly it brought down (and has kept down!) the humidity level in my entire basement (about 1000 sf). The convenient drain hose, which allows the water to be expelled directly to the floor drain, is shorter (7 feet long) than I would have liked, but it saves having to continually empty the bucket. The unit runs continually, but the noise is not loud. Wish I had bought this brand 4 years ago! It runs continually when I am home and has eliminated the slight mustiness that was in my basement.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Excellent dehumidifier

          By sweater

          from North New Jersey

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Effective Water Removal
          • Relatively Quiet
          • Very Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basement

            Comments about Danby DDR60A2GP 60 Pint Dehumidifier:

            Very happy with it. Quieter, more compact, quicker than the humidifier it replaced (which I bought 12 years ago). Always surprised by how quickly the bucket fills up. Considering using the hose, but my wife likes to use the water for our plants. And it is gratifying to see the water.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Works great, nice and quiet

            By Susanne the artiist

            from Belchertown, MA

            About Me Homeowner, Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Does The Whole Basement
            • Don't Have To Use The Ac
            • Easy To Drain Via Hose
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Effective Water Removal
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basement
              • Multi-Room
              • Summer Humidity

              Comments about Danby DDR60A2GP 60 Pint Dehumidifier:

              This unit was highly rated on Consumer Reports website and it's lived up to that billing so far. I have not gotten an electric bill yet, so can't comment on energy efficiency. But it does a great job of dehumidifying the whole 1,000 SF lower level of our raised ranch house. Since it is naturally cooler down there, with the lowered humidity, we have not had to use the air conditioner downstairs. So we are saving energy that way.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Danby ddr60a2gp demunidifier

              By Joemama

              from Williamsport , Pa.

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Effective Water Removal

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basement

                Comments about Danby DDR60A2GP 60 Pint Dehumidifier:

                this unit has worked very well in the application that we use it for.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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