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The Best Dehumidifiers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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As we enter yet another summer that promises to be hotter than normal, the humid weather is creeping in. Since air-conditioned offices and shopping malls are still out of reach for many during these socially distanced summer months, maintaining a dehumidified home is something you can do to stay cool. And while we’ve written before about all sorts of cooling devices — including the best window air conditioners, the best window fans, and even a personal facial mister — here, we’ve rounded up the best dehumidifiers as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

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Best-rated dehumidifier

Keystone Energy Star 50-Pint Dehumidifier, 3,000 Sq. Ft.
$200

Over 1,200 purchasers give this 50-pint Keystone humidifier five stars, and many speak to its power and reliability. One reviewer set up “this dehumidifier in our basement and the humidity level went from 89 percent to 55 percent in about 8 hours. The humidity level has maintained at 45 percent ever since. It runs quietly and does exactly like it should. Basement is dry and odor free, no more musty smells. And no freezing up … like the last two dehumidifiers.” Another happy shopper says, “Six months of ownership and this thing keeps rocking … Keeps humidity nice for my small 700-square-foot apartment.”

Best-rated (less expensive) dehumidifier

Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier, 150 Sq. Ft.
$42

Over 400 five-star reviewers use the word “little” to describe this dehumidifer from Pro Breeze, and many recommend it to those looking to dehumidify a smaller space such as a bathroom or closet. But looks can be deceiving. “For such a tiny thing it works like a monster,” writes one reviewer. “I bought this for a small bedroom that was so damp there was mold beginning to form on the window blinds and bed frame. Yuck! I was a little skeptical about this because it is small — about the size of a toaster — and I pictured the one from my parents basement which is the size of a mini-fridge,” another reviewer writes, before concluding, “However, this is quiet and does the job perfectly.” Dozens of enthusiastic reviewers use this to dehumidify closets — both smaller closets and larger “walk-ins” — because otherwise the moisture could ruin their shoes and clothing. One sneaker collector says running this helps preserve their valuable kicks: “My collection must remain under a certain humidity to prevent fungus and mold and deterioration. I just moved and my sneaker room was consistently at 70-percent humidity. I got this [dehumidifier] and now it’s down to 50 percent. For the price, this performs exactly as intended.”

Best portable dehumidifier

“This little guy works wonders as a whole-house unit when centrally located, or as a spot dehumidifier in the kitchen when I’m cooking,” writes one purchaser of this Pro Breeze portable dehumidifier — which is similar to the best-rated Pro Breeze mini, just slightly bigger. Its big advantage over the mini is that this portable dehumidifier can efficiently dehumidify an entire room, unlike the mini, which is made more for closets and tight spaces. Many mention how convenient it is to have a portable dehumidifier that’s easy to bring wherever needed. As one explains, “It’s so easy to use and to move around my home … I got rid of the mugginess in the main living area; took it downstairs to the family room and within a few hours it smelled fresh and non-humid. Planning on using it in my large storage area next.” Some do note that this probably isn’t the best choice for dehumidifying large areas — the manufacturer recommends sticking with areas up to 250 square feet. But as one happy shopper puts it, “I needed something that I could move myself, and some of those big ones are just too much.”

Best quiet dehumidifer

hOmeLabs 1,500 Sq. Ft. Energy Star Dehumidifier
$160
$160

Nearly 150 five-star reviewers describe this dehumidifier as quiet. One, who gets leg cramps from humidity, says it is “quiet enough for me to sleep through. In fact, it is quieter than my cooking fan, bathroom fan, and central air-conditioning.” Best of all, this dehumidifier is so effective, they don’t get those cramps anymore. Another customer describes this dehumidifier as “quiet and powerful,” especially compared with other models he has tried. He initially purchased the device to remove moisture from the air after washing a carpet and says “it removed easily two gallons with 70 percent humidity within 16 hours.” Dozens of other reviewers mention the sleek and stylish look of this dehumidifier, including one who appreciates that “it’s not an eyesore and doesn’t look ugly in my newly renovated and modern looking room.” Another reviewer, who purchased it for her son’s small, humid summer apartment, says the machine “immediately started pulling humidity out of the air.” She concludes, “It also doesn’t look like a dehumidifier, which is nice. Sleek, nice-looking machine that is a powerhouse!”

Best dehumidifier with a pump

$280

Reviewers say that this unit from TOSOT, with a 70-pint capacity and an internal pump, is very effective at dehumidifying