The DeLonghi DD50P 50 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump is the perfect addition to any home with overly humid conditions whether due to climate or due to external conditions, e.g. floods, basement moisture, etc.
A combination of hands-off functionality with the patented pump for auto-emptying of accumulated water, and decreased energy consumption as a result of its Energy Star compliance.
The DD50P, as a 50 pint dehumidifier, is in the mid-range in terms of home dehumidifier daily capacity, with 30 pints day and 70 pints per day being the lower and upper ends respectively.
As such, it is not to be used for rooms of mansion-like proportions, however the DD50P dehumidifier with pump can definitely hold its own and remove the excessive moisture from the vast majority of homes.
The DeLonghi DD50P 50 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump has:
- State of the art LCD screen plus digital controls
- Programmable timer
- R410A refrigerant and high energy efficiency for significant savings on bills
- Humidistat to adjust the target level of humidity
- Pump to automatically remove water without any manual labor
Anyone who has purchased dehumidifiers in the past or read the many dehumidifier reviews online will know all too well that dehumidifiers are one of those sub-category of appliances that are prone to breakdowns; I personally experienced this with the first 4 dehumidifiers I purchased in my lifetime, and this was one of the reasons I started this website.
The fact is, if you don’t learn from other people’s experiences, information widely available online but worth its weight in gold, then you are destined to repeat their mistakes. Thankfully, the DD50P is possibly the best dehumidifier available in terms of reliability and safety, as confirmed by dozens of happy reviewers, something which is surprisingly hard to achieve with dehumidifiers, mainly due to the fact that owners are more prone to post dehumidifier reviews if they have had a negative experience, so you can be sure that there are relatively few breakdowns with the DD50P Dehumidifier with Pump.
My testing of this unit went smoothly: I ran it for a week 24 hours a day for 1 week constantly, using the pretty nifty pump (quite a nice change from always having to take the water out). I experienced no problems however I must give a fair warning to all readers – the tests on this site are only for 1 week periods. It’s impossible for me or anyone to test over 10 dehumidifiers for years each, and that is, I believe, where the best dehumidifier will be found.
And that, I must stress, is where you can and must use customer written dehumidifier reviews to your advantage. Many of these dehumidifier reviews are written by people who have owned these units for months or even years, which is a test of far greater scope than I or any other website could perform in a week.
The real strength of this 50 pint dehumidifier, and what makes it in my opinion the best dehumidifier in the 50 pint range is that it can keep going without what one witty customer refers to as the “bucket brigade”. All the water sucked out of the air by the DD50P unit will be pumped through the hose to your desired drain, even against the force of gravity, hence this particular model is ideal for waterlogged basements threatened by mould and bacteria. My advice would be to not only read this review, which is only a summary to get you started, but to read all the other dehumidifier reviews written by customers over the years. Their experiences paint a very convincing picture in favor of this DD50P 50 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump, however you should always make your own mind up. (If you disagree with the opinions printed on this site, then I would love to hear your views so do not hesitate to use the contact us page!)
Now, my favorite part. The negatives! I always like to nitpick for some reason, so here goes. Well, there aren’t any real ‘deal-breakers’ per se, but I did find a few imperfections. First of all, although the DD50P 50 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump is Energy Star compliant, which roughly means that it consumes around 20% less energy than federal requirements, its fan still seems to operate at full speed even when the unit has reached the desired humidity level. I’m sure they could make extra efficiency savings here to reduce costs further. Secondly, the DD50P will cause the room to heat up by a few degrees over a long period of operation. I’m sure that’s the case with most dehumidifiers being quite demanding pieces of equipment, but it seems that despite the fan and the refrigerant, there is still excess heat generated by the operation of the unit. Just a word of caution to those who want a dehumidifier because of hot and sticky climate conditions – you’ve probably already got this covered but just in case – an air conditioner is a must.
- 50 pints per day dehumidifier with worry-free pump function uses standard 115V electrical outlet
- Empty water 3 ways: continuously through pump and 16 ft. hose, passively through 3 ft hose or manually empty tank
- Visible water level
- 6-liter tank control system with alarm
- Electronic climate control with LCD display
Last update on 2017-04-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API