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DeLonghi DD45P 45-Pint Dehumidifier Review

DeLonghi is one of the leading manufacturers of home appliances in the world, and this particular DeLonghi dehumidifier, the DD45P, is one of the most popular medium-size home dehumidifiers made by DeLonghi.

The ease of use combined with ease of maintenance makes this DeLonghi unit one of the best dehumidifiers for those looking for a ‘set and forget’ dehumidifying solution.

However, users can still control the amount of interaction they have with the unit, with two options of water collection: via the novel patented pump and hose, or by simply emptying the internal tank as required.

Periodical cleaning of any dehumidifier is necessary, but the DD45P makes this as easy as possible with just a simple rinse of the air filter required.

The DeLonghi DD45P 45-Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier has:

  • LCD display and electronic controls for easy access to key statistics
  • Automatic water emptying via active pump function
  • 24 hour timer for ‘set and forget’ dehumidifying
  • Humidistat for custom setting of your perfect humidity level
  • Energy Star certification for impressive savings off your energy bills

This DeLonghi Dehumidifier, the DD45P, is the best dehumidifier in the 45 pint size largely due to one particular function that sets it far above its competitors, so much so that DeLonghi have patented it so that other companies cannot copy them. This is of course, the pump, which actively pumps water out of the dehumidifier and out through the hose. This automatic removal of water collected by the dehumidifier unit is the ideal feature for anyone who wants effortless removal of moisture from the air. As you can probably tell from many dehumidifier reviews, there is nothing more irritating than having to constantly empty buckets of water. Dehumidifiers are supposed to make life easier, not add to the daily chores. I personally could not agree more with one customer who states her disbelief as to how all dehumidifiers haven’t had automatic pumps up until this little DeLonghi dehumidifier.

The DD45P DeLonghi Dehumidifier appears to be quite popular among those who own houses which have been flooded, a number of DD45P dehumidifier reviews being from customers whose homes have unfortunately been flooded as a result of recent hurricanes, Irene for example. Such extreme levels of moisture would be the ultimate test of this unit’s abilities, or lack thereof. Sure, I have tested the unit thoroughly but not with any type of moisture that could compete with that left in the aftermath of severe flooding. It is, therefore, very pleasing to hear that the DD45P DeLonghi Dehumidifier can actually dry these rooms out in a reasonable amount of time. While the capacity may be 45 pints per day as opposed to larger dehumidifiers that can remove up to 70 pints per day, the patented pump which enables automatic drainage means that you can literally leave this DeLonghi Dehumidifier to run 24/7 without having to interact with it at all, except perhaps to rinse the filter every now and again. This automation is really the key for busy modern folks who really don’t have the time to be emptying buckets every day. Running any appliance 24/7 is a worry for many, but the DD45P DeLonghi Dehumidifier can handle it. I would only suggest giving it a rest maybe once a month. Moreover, reviews from customers who have owned this unit for long time periods indicate that it is not prone to break after a short time in use, as some lesser quality home appliances may do.

On to the negative points that customers have raised. Some owners have written that the DD45P DeLonghi Dehumidifier is quite loud, and while it is true that compared to a toaster, for example, the DD45P is loud, in terms of all the other dehumidifiers we have tested, it’s just average. The main issue that customers complain about is the timer feature, and the fact that if you want to change the times at which the unit switches on and off, you have to set it each day, rather than pre-set it all beforehand. I definitely agree with this – DeLonghi could have made a perfect product if they had just made these adjustments. However I maintain that the real strength of this dehumidifier is its ability to run 24/7 with no breaking and no need to empty it. In this case you don’t need to program anything.

DeLonghi DD45P 45-Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier with Patented Pump
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DeLonghi DD45P 45-Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier with Patented Pump
  • Enjoy carefree operation with the patented pump function
  • Save on energy bills with the Energy-Star qualification and R410A refrigerant
  • Choose the ideal humidity level that best suits your needs by adjusting the humidistat
  • You can monitor the relative humidity and temperature with the easy to use LCD electronic controls
  • Just set the unit and go with the 24-hr timer

Last update on 2017-04-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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