The Danby DDR45E is a new 45 pint dehumidifier from one of the best
known manufacturers in the USA. This medium capacity model is already
being well received by users whose reviews of the appliance are very
The Danby DDR45E replaces the highly regarded DDR4010E 40 pint unit
which is still available for sale from some retailers and online stores.
The additional 12.5% water extraction capacity will reduce the daily
running time of this unit in any given area which may make it more
attractive to users than its predecessor.
The Danby DDR45E is an Energy Star® certified portable model ideal for use in moderately sized basements and other areas of your home. The manufacturer suggests that it will be suitable for areas of up to 2500 square feet, depending on conditions, but I recommend that for energy efficient and effective operation it should be used in areas of up to 700 square feet.
This model will perform most effectively in a warmer basement, above 65°F. In such conditions it should give excellent service and I have no hesitation in recommending it to our visitors. It includes all the features of the larger models in the range including an adjustable humidistat, continuous drainage option, auto-defrost, electronic controls and auto-restart.
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|Small to Medium sized areas
|Dimensions, inches (WxDxH)
|13.375 x 10.125 x 21.25
|Water extraction (80°F/60% RH)
|45 pints per 24 hrs
|Water container capacity (pints)
|Container full indicator
|Auto-power cut off when full
|Continuous drainage option
|Yes (to nearby drain/sump)
|Operating temperature range
|41°F to 95°F
|Air Flow Volume (CFM)
|Variable fan speed settings
User reviews of the DDR45E are positive and there are no complaints about its performance. It is found by all users to be effective if used in a suitably sized area, including smaller basements.
Reviewers praise the water collection bucket with its convenient handle. It is reported to be easy to remove and replace although some complained that its capacity is too small.
A large number of reviews refer to this appliance as "quiet" or "quieter" than their previous models. A few reviewers describe this unit as "noisy".
Many favorable comments have been made about the electronic controls which are described as "easy to use and understand".
The only dissatisfactions expressed by some users are about noise and the size of the water collection container.
The Danby DDR45E is new to the market and it is impossible to predict how long lasting and reliable it will prove to be. If it lives up to the reputation of other Danby models it will, however, turn out to be a well built and dependable appliance.
With this sole reservation I am impressed with this new model and, unless you need a more sophisticated timer, this unit is well worth considering for your basement if it is of moderate size. I am pleased to recommend the Danby DDR45E 45 Pint Dehumidifier to our visitors.