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Danby DDR30A2GP
 
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Type: Small-capacity dehumidifiers
About - Danby DDR30A2GP

The Danby DDR30A2GP is part of the dehumidifier test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dehumidifier models like the DDR30A2GP are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Water removal:
Water removal measures pints per day removed under 80º F and 60 percent relative humidity as well as 70º F and 70 percent relative humidity. Models closest to claimed removal scored higher.

Humidistat accuracy:
Humidistat accuracy is how closely humidistats came to keeping the humidity levels we set for them in our test chamber.

Energy efficiency:
Energy efficiency measures kWh needed to remove a pint of water from the air; the fewer the kilowatts, the higher the score.
Features & Specs - Danby DDR30A2GP
info Tank size (pts.) 11
info Claimed pts/day 30
info Digital display Yes
info Frost control Yes
info Auto re-start Yes
info Continuous fan Yes
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User Reviews - Danby DDR30A2GP
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Satisfied
10/11/2013
Pros
Greatly Improves Humidity
Quiet Removes Water
Cons
None yet
Best Uses
Working In A 950' Space
Comment:
I knew going in that I would be emptying the unit once or twice a day as my basement has no draining options. I previously had a noisy LG that quit working at eight months, so above all I wanted a quiet, effective dehumidifier at a price I could afford. After three weeks, So Far, So Good.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Requires babysitting, leaks on floor
9/3/2013
Pros
Does Remove Water Frm Air
Cons
Complicated settings
Leaks When Using Hose
Must Then Be Emptied
Best Uses
With Stopper Not Hose
Comment:
From the beginning this dehumidifier has been ridiculously complicated to use. Multiple settings that aren't very easily understood. Hard to get the water coming down the hose and into the drain, instead it fills up the bucket which must be emptied. Forced to use it with the stopper and bucket instead. Recently tried again with the hose - now it fills some internal space with water besides filling the bucket and then leaks on the floor. Nearest repair shop is an hour away. May just replace it with something more dependable. All we want is a simple dehumidifier for the basement that does not require daily monitoring and has coils that don't frost up.<br />It does take the moisture out of the air, but requires babysitting and is now sloshing around with internal water. :(
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
WAAAYY TOO NOISY AND HOT!!
8/12/2013
Pros
Good Job Dehumidifying
Cons
Pretty noisy
Puts out a lot of heat
Best Uses
Comment:
I am being generous by giving it 3 stars... We purchased this one after our dehumidifier, which worked like a charm, was recalled. I researched dehumidifiers for DAYS, and finally purchased this one, due to the brand's reputation. I really dislike it. Though it does remove alot of water from the air (which it is SUPPOSED to do), it's quite noisy AND it puts out SO MUCH HEAT that my finished basement is almost unbearably HOT. Very dissatisfied with it. Also, the drainage hose is SO short that it doesn't reach to the sink, so I had to go all over town looking for the hardware to attach to the hose... which was another fiasco. For close to $200, I am very disappointed in it. I wont be buying this brand again.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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