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Insignia™ - 50-Pint Portable Dehumidifier - White-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 73 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product but not the right fit for me

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    HoboBrigade
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    I'm a first time dehumidifier owner, so this review is from the perspective of someone who doesn't have a lot of experience with them. I live in Florida and it's pretty much humid year round. I really need to replace my AC unit, but that's financially not an option at the moment, so I thought I'd buy a dehumidifier to help offset the AC. The AC gets real cold, it just doesn't do a good job of removing the humidity (which typically floats around 70-75%) from the air. Everything stays damp and, without running the AC and excessive amount, I get musty smells (especially in the bathroom). Fast forward, I decide to buy a dehumidifier. I settled on this 50-pint unit because the price was right and I didn't want anything any bigger in my house. It comes in the mail and, I have to say, it was larger than I was expecting. It is definitely not a slim, svelt unit like some of the other models I had looked at. I fired it up, and not only is it thicc, it's loud too. Now, for the good part. Running it 24/7, it's reduced my humidity from 75% to 45%, but I have to dump the bucket twice a day or it shuts down. One day I forgot to dump the bucket before I left for work and the humidity was back up to 65%...yikes!. At the end of the day, I would say this is a good value for what you get, but expect something that sounds like you've got a wall unit going full blast at all times. I'm not sure why the fans are so loud. I've owned a number of air purifiers over the years and they're nothing like that. If you're on a budget, get this unit or the 70 pint unit (I regret not getting the 70 pint unit, the bucket on the 50 pint unit fills too quickly). If you're not on a budget, look elsewhere for a unit that's not quiet as noisy. Performance - 9/10 Price - 9/10 Noise - 4/10 Size/Appearance - 5/10

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Difference it makes in a room on a summer day

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    AlfredGabriel
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    The mugginess I smell and icky feeling I get when I enter our master bedroom that's over 70% in humidity are gone when I had this dehumidifier working hard. In about 4 hours, it dropped the humidity level significantly and the bin is full. Boy, when I removed the bin, that's a lot of water it collected in the air. My kids were amazed when I emptied it. They asked how it got water inside and took the opportunity to teach them science. Wife, however, got alarmed that the side vent is blowing hot air. Also, took the opportunity to explain science to her. I'm not a nerd. I googled it :) Overall, I'm satisfied with this purchase. When the 70-pint goes on Deal of the Day, I'll be sure to buy it to replace my 50-pint in the room and the 50-pint will go in the basement to dehumidify that. On a hot summer day, my central AC unit in the basement freezes due to the humidity so I hope this will help prevent that from happening. We'll see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Unit, Missing Hose

    Posted
    Jeremy
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    I have never bought a dehumidifier before so this is a first. I got it in the mail, unboxed it and I noticed 2 things before using it. The cap for the hose attachment was cross threaded from the factory and it was missing the hose. I have no clue if it comes with one or if mine was missing from factory. This unit works pretty well, I have to empty it about 2x daily, my basement is normally around 50-60% humidity, this has consistently brought it down to 35-40%. Works like a work horse, ill be using and abusing it until it runs itself into the ground. This unit is not the loudest but is definitely not quiet, my computer desk is 3 feet from it and it's a tad noisy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unit works fine, somewhat noisy

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    Tbird
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    This unit is working fine and drawing in water as expected. I have it set up in my basement and have to empty the tank about every two days. There is a filter panel on the back side of the unit that rattles too much, bad design I'll assume. This is causing excess noise above and beyond the norm. Also odd that in the instructions there is no mention or diagram of how to empty the water bucket. I get it, you pull the darn thing off and replace when emptied, but nothing ? I mean, once you get the thing going it's pretty much the only thing you have to do to it. Quite frankly, sometimes I have trouble pushing it back in place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, no complaints

    Posted
    PETTYOFFICER117
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    Works perfectly. Been running 24/7 for a couple weeks now with zero issues. First night I turned it on it filled the bucket in under 7 hours. Now it fills the bucket about once every 12 hours. Keeps the humidity level at about 40% in a small barracks room (two bedrooms, one bath, no other living areas, in Georgia). Pros - Simple operation - Reliable - Relatively quiet - Pulls a lot of water Cons - Honestly can't think of any

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great for my basement

    Posted
    ShortLady
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    Good dehumidifier. I bought this as a replacement for my basement dehumidifier and it is very quiet and efficient. Glad it has a drain hose option to save time not having to empty the collection bucket. Auto shutoff when desired humidity level is reached is great. It also shuts off if you're using the collection bucket and it's full. Filter light comes on when it's time to clean the filter and it's easy to clean. Additionally, the unit has timers that can be set relative to the unit running or shut off, although I haven't used these yet. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase and delivery time was very quick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little dehumidfier for the basement

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    mibeal
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    Picked this up on a deal of the day and there were no reviews on it yet so I took a gamble. Came a few days later, setup was easy plug and play literally. I did hook a hose up to it to drain in my sump pump but for some reason it must not be inclined properly and the bucket always fills up and shuts down the unit until emptied. It does the job I wanted it for to dry out my basement/house. You can set it to work on a time or temp, I have mine set to stay at 50%. Wish the hose drain worked better other than that not sorry I went with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does its job except for warm air

    Posted
    Rpjazzer
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    This is my second dehumidifier. First one broke years ago. This one removes the moisture in the air pretty fast. The issues I have are; - The sound now is different from the first few times I was using it. I don't know if it's a quality issue. Time will tell. - Just like my first one years ago this machine also puts out warm air. I think it defeats the purpose of removing the moisture in the air to make the room temperature becomes more comfortable. So if the goal is to lower the humidity in the room/house, it does the job but with warmer air.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best for the money!

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    AAhmed
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    This is my second dehumidifier by Insignia, the first one was stolen by my parents because of how well it works. For the money I couldn't find anything better, but it worked so well last summer that after my parents took mine, I had to buy another one. The water reservoir is large enough for overnight duty and it's fairly easy to remove and empty out. I have no complaints about the unit. By the way, I run my unit 24.7 and have had no issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does great in HHH NH weather

    Posted
    Me222
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    Works wonders. Little loud, but kind of blends to "white noise" after several days. Pros: works well & quickly to reduce humidity Led informs of humidity level Auto shut off Easy clean filter Turbo button Cons: little loud. Much like a box fan Empty basin could have handle for carrying better placed(I never trust in, so don't use it) Replacing basin takes a fist and several side to side taps to get back into place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly quiet

    Posted
    CoarseChief
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    I bought this unit to replace 2 successive GE dehumidifiers which expired due to compressor failure. I was amazed at how quiet and vibration-free it is. I like the humidity readout, too. However, it shows a 'dirty filter' light often with no visible accumulation, but it goes out after a quick rinse. This washable filter is great, my GEs had to be taken apart to be cleaned. It seems like a great value, time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well Worth It!

    Posted
    AAhmed
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    From the moment I plugged this unit in, I could tell that it was of good quality. Build quality is great and fan runs smoothly. I use this for a sub-basement, family room, that smells damp during the summer months. After a few hours of running this unit the smell started to disappear. I also really appreciate the 50L tank as it allows me to place the unit in convenient places, without being tied to a drain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    BestMan
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    I purchased this on sale and gave it a try. It works as advertised and was very simple to setup. I used the hose connection so I didn’t have to empty the bucket. It runs smooth and the noise of the motor is not too loud, its similar to most 50 pint models. The blue LED is bright and the humidity shows in single increment, however, the adjustment is in increment of 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great Portable Dehumidifier

    Posted
    Fadi
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    Such a Great Dehumidifier!!! We’ve had it over six months, once we put it in the basement humidity went down from 85% to 35% has casters makes it easy to move, so quiet, got a bucket to collect the water also a nice drain hole from the back to hook up a hose if you wanna skip emptying the bucket, we love it so so so so much, we recommend everyone to buy it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good price and works great

    Posted
    ShortLady
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    I have an unfinished basement and this dehumidifier works extremely well. It is much more quiet than my previous dehumidifier. I have not hooked up a hose for drainage as I use the water collected for watering plants, although having the hose option was a deciding factor in my purchase. I also like that a button light comes on when the filter needs to be cleaned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT VALUE

    Posted
    CHADB
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    VERY IMPRESSED WITH THIS UNIT. GOT ON THE DEAL OF THE DAY. I USE IT IN MY POLE BARN AKA SHOP. BEFORE I LOCK THINGS UP FOR THE NIGHT I TURN ON AND RUN ALL NIGHT LONG. COME IN THE MOURNING ITS LIKE SOMEONE HAD THE WINDOWS OPEN AND ITS WAS FALL. NO MORE DAMP CARD BOARD OR PAPER. GREAT BUY WILL BUY A SECOND ONE FOR MY HOUSE.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really works well

    Posted
    Jmnkhome
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    Replaced an aging unit from a major brand. Using it in addition with medium moisture 14 by 26.5 are a works really well pulls out more moisture than the old 70 pt. Tray is a little flimsy but works great if you are unsure just buy it. It's a great value. If the water tray slid in easier I would give it a 5 star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT BUY

    Posted
    thepittsmn
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    I bought this because of the special price of the day and am completely satisfied. I run it continuously in my lower level and have to empty it once a day. The only problem I have is putting the water container back into the unit. This is my problem and not the units problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Larger than expected

    Posted
    Luke
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    Vent from the back and exhaust is on the right side, at first it would start the humidity at the minimum and gradually go up as the it ran for the first hour. All other dehumidifiers I’ve had would read the humidity when started. Works fine now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very affordable dehumidifier

    Posted
    Bandit
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    I was looking to replace a unit from another manufacturer that lasted less than 1.5 years...Decided to try Insignia for less than half the price of the other manufacturer I had. This unit works as well as the other unit. Highly recommend

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend