10 Best Portable Dehumidifiers (w/ various capacities)

Portable dehumidifiers help keep your home or work environment dry. Keeping air dry with a dehumidifier makes it inhospitable to mold, musty odors, and even bacteria. The result is fresher and cleaner air all around. And no matter where you need a portable dehumidifier, we have a solution that will keep you drier, healthier, and not disgusted.

Best Portable Dehumidifiers  Source: thewashingtonnote.com

Buying Guide

Not sure what to look for when buying a portable dehumidifier? Here’s what matters.

  • What a dehumidifier does: A dehumidifier sucks the moisture out of the air, reducing the number of bacteria, allergens, and mold that lurk.
  • What to consider: Each dehumidifier pulls humid air in and pumps out drier air, so capacity matters when it comes to how efficiently the pump operates. You’ll see both a pint rating and square foot rating; pints refers to how much moisture the dehumidifier removes while square footage describes the right room size for it to operate in.
  • Standard dehumidifier features: Standard features include
  • Special features for dehumidifiers: Some units feature higher-capacity settings, special allergen filtration, and aromatherapy functions.
  • Technical specs for dehumidifiers: The ability to set a humidity level is ideal, but not all units have the technical specs for the job.

Buying Recommendations

Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier, 1200 Cubic Feet (150 sq ft), Compact and Portable for High Humidity in Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Basement, Caravan, Office, RV, Garage with Auto Shut Off
hOmeLabs 1,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier for Medium to Large Rooms and Basements
MIDEA MAD50C1ZWS Dehumidifier for up to 4500 Sq Ft with Reusable Air Filter, Ideal for Basement, Bedroom, Bathroom, New 50 Pint-2019 DOE (Previous 70 Pint)
Dimensions
7x 6 x 11 inches
15.2 x 10 x 19.7 inches
25.8 x 17.2 x 13.3 inches
Capacity
9 ounces
22 pints
70 pints
Range of use
1200 cubic feet
1,500 square feet
4,500 square feet
Noise
30-50dB
54-69dB
max 51dB
Best Budget
Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier, 1200 Cubic Feet (150 sq ft), Compact and Portable for High Humidity in Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Basement, Caravan, Office, RV, Garage with Auto Shut Off
Dimensions
7x 6 x 11 inches
Capacity
9 ounces
Range of use
1200 cubic feet
Noise
30-50dB
Small Capacity
hOmeLabs 1,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier for Medium to Large Rooms and Basements
Dimensions
15.2 x 10 x 19.7 inches
Capacity
22 pints
Range of use
1,500 square feet
Noise
54-69dB
Large Capacity
MIDEA MAD50C1ZWS Dehumidifier for up to 4500 Sq Ft with Reusable Air Filter, Ideal for Basement, Bedroom, Bathroom, New 50 Pint-2019 DOE (Previous 70 Pint)
Dimensions
25.8 x 17.2 x 13.3 inches
Capacity
70 pints
Range of use
4,500 square feet
Noise
max 51dB

Best Budget Portable Dehumidifiers

If budget is a top concern, these portable dehumidifiers are a highlight.

1. ProBreeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier – Editor’s Pick

Super portability on a budget.

Specs
Product dimensions: 7x 6 x 11 inches
Capacity: 9 ounces
Range of use: 1200 cubic feet
Noise: 30-50dB
Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier, 1200 Cubic Feet (150 sq ft), Compact and Portable for High Humidity in Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Basement, Caravan, Office, RV, Garage with Auto Shut Off
Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier, 1200 Cubic Feet (150 sq ft), Compact and Portable for High Humidity in Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Basement, Caravan, Office, RV, Garage with Auto Shut Off
Whether you need to dry out a small room, closet, bathroom, or even car or RV, the ProBreeze mini-unit is the perfectly portable size. It’s an ideal budget buy if you need a part-time dehumidifying tool that doesn’t take up much space.

What we like about it
  • Supremely compact and portable
  • Push-button start for easy use
  • Easy to empty tank and indicator light
Drawbacks
  • The manufacturer recommends use in rooms above 59 degrees
Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier, 1200 Cubic Feet (150 sq ft), Compact and Portable for High Humidity in Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Basement, Caravan, Office, RV, Garage with Auto Shut Off
  • SMALL & COMPACT: Lightweight, Compact and Portable, Capable of removing up to 9 ounces of water per day with a 16-ounce water tank capacity. Ideal for rooms up to 1200 cubic feet (150 sq ft).
  • AUTO SHUT OFF: When full the dehumidifier will automatically shut off and the LED light will turn-on indicating the water tank needs draining. Simply empty the water tank and place it back into the dehumidifier.
  • ULTRA-QUIET & ENERGY EFFICIENT: Whisper quiet operation in bedrooms, bathrooms and offices, at an output of 23W per hour, which means only using 0.55kW after running for 24 hours.

2. Honati Home Dehumidifier

A budget buy for small space dehumidifying

Specs
Product dimensions: 8.98 x 5.9 x 14.65 inches
Capacity: under 2 pints
Range of use: 269 square feet
Noise: under 60dB
Honati Home Dehumidifier, 2000ml Ultra Quiet Small Portable Dehumidifiers with Auto Shut Off for Basement, Bedroom, Bathroom, Baby Room, RV and Office (Up To 269 Sq.Ft)
Honati Home Dehumidifier, 2000ml Ultra Quiet Small Portable Dehumidifiers with Auto Shut Off for Basement, Bedroom, Bathroom, Baby Room, RV and Office (Up To 269 Sq.Ft)
For small spaces, Honati’s budget dehumidifier gets the job done. It weighs around five pounds and is easy to use in any environment, and the auto-off means no messes will happen around the house.

What we like about it
  • Automatic shutoff when the tank becomes full
  • Fits into small areas with ease
  • Simple to operate with push-button start
Drawbacks
  • Cannot use in temperatures under 50 degrees
  • Far lower pint capacity than other units
Honati Home Dehumidifier, 2000ml Ultra Quiet Small Portable Dehumidifiers with Auto Shut Off for Basement, Bedroom, Bathroom, Baby Room, RV and Office (Up To 269 Sq.Ft)
  • High Efficient: This home dehumidifier with 2000ml capacity can quickly and effectively removes up to 750ml (86℉, 80%RH) of moisture from the air per day in small spaces (100-269 sq.ft). Keep your house more comfortable and healthy
  • Ultra Quiet: This electric dehumidifier powered by advanced technology with no compressor is whisper quiet during operation. Noise is below 39dB without annoying sound, offer quiet environment when you are sleeping or rest
  • Auto Shut Off: Built in automatic shut off protection prevents flooding or water overflow. This small dehumidifier will shut off when water tank full, and the led indicator turn yellow. Simply empty the water tank and place it back into the dehumidifier

Best Premium Portable Dehumidifiers

For bigger jobs—and bigger wallets—these premium options get the job done right with few drawbacks.

1. COLZER 232 PPD Commercial Dehumidifier – Editor’s Pick

Industrial-strength commercial dehumidifying

Specs
Product dimensions: 23.4 x 21.7 x 38 inches
Capacity: 232 pints
Range of use: 8,000 square feet
Noise: low
Whether it’s a flooded basement or an entire hotel carpet you need to dry out, Colzer’s commercial dehumidifier might be the perfect solution. It can remove 232 pints—or 29 gallons—of water from the air each day, and an automatic timer (and humidity sensor) make it easy to use.

What we like about it
  • Semi-pneumatic wheels and a bar handle for portability
  • Auto functions for humidity level, power outage restart, and defrost
  • Removes up to 29 gallons of moisture per day
Drawbacks
  • Very heavy so it can be difficult to maneuver despite the wheels/handle

2. TOSOT Energy Star Dehumidifier

Full-featured dehumidifier with low noise output

Specs
Product dimensions: 14.8 x 11.4 x 24.1 inches
Capacity: 70 pints
Range of use: 4,500 square feet
Noise: Max 48dB
TOSOT 4,500 Sq Ft Dehumidifier with Internal Pump for Home, Basement, Bedroom or Bathroom, Super Quiet, 50 Pint-2019 DOE (Previous 70 Pint)
TOSOT 4,500 Sq Ft Dehumidifier with Internal Pump for Home, Basement, Bedroom or Bathroom, Super Quiet, 50 Pint-2019 DOE (Previous 70 Pint)
TOSOT’s energy-star appliance is exceptional at dehumidifying a range of environments, and it’s washable air filter adds to the health benefits of drier air. The low noise output is another perk, as is the onboard pump to remove water from the tank.

What we like about it
  • Automatic restart setting for post-power outage efficiency
  • Energy Star certification confirming low power draw
  • Washable air filter for advanced air cleaning and drying
  • One-year manufacturer warranty
Drawbacks
  • Pump operates intermittently, keeping water in the tank
Sale
TOSOT 4,500 Sq Ft Dehumidifier with Internal Pump for Home, Basement, Bedroom or Bathroom, Super Quiet, 50 Pint-2019 DOE (Previous 70 Pint)
  • 4, 500 SQ FT: Our dehumidifier can remove up to 50 pints of water every 24 hours (same as 70 Pint units under 2012 DOE standard. ) A lower humidity level allows your AC system to work more efficiently because it's easier to change the temperature of dry air compared to moist, super-humid air.
  • INTERNAL PUMP: The internal pump automatically removes collected water from the dehumidifier so you never experience downtime due to a full water bucket. Water can be pumped sideways or vertically up to 12 feet away. Water will collect in the bucket until it's almost full, then the internal pump will automatically start up to remove the collected water.
  • REAL-TIME MONITORING: After choosing a target humidity level the control panel will display the current humidity level. The dehumidifier will power off after reaching the target you set. If you want the dehumidifier to run nonstop regardless of the current humidity level, press the minus button until the control panel displays "NS. " The dehumidifier will run until the drain bucket is full, which will never happen if you activate the internal pump from the control panel.

Best Small Capacity Portable Dehumidifiers

Small capacity dehumidifier units remove anywhere under 35 pints of moisture from the air and work best in small spaces.

1. hOmeLabs 1,500 Square Foot Energy Star Dehum – Editor’s Pick

Set it and forget it for healthier air

Specs
Product dimensions: 15.2 x 10 x 19.7 inches
Capacity: 22 pints
Range of use: 1,500 square feet
Noise: 54-69dB
hOmeLabs 1,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier for Medium to Large Rooms and Basements
hOmeLabs 1,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier for Medium to Large Rooms and Basements
With the hOmeLabs 22-pint dehumidifier, you can choose a moisture setting, then forget about the unit. It shuts off automatically, and you can move it anywhere in your home thanks to the built-in wheels. Simple operation and an intuitive interface make dehumidifying easier than ever.

What we like about it
  • Energy Star Certified for efficient performance
  • Built-in wheels make it easy to maneuver
  • Two-year warranty (plus an extra six months when registering online)
  • Moisture settings and automatic shutoff feature
Drawbacks
  • Drain hose not included
  • Higher level of noise than comparable models
Sale
hOmeLabs 1,500 Sq. Ft Energy Star Dehumidifier for Medium to Large Rooms and Basements
  • 1,500 SQ FT DEHUMIDIFIER - Our dehumidifier removes up to 22 pints (30 pint 2012 DOE standard) of moisture from the air per day. This moisture-removing, Energy Star certified beast is fit for medium to large rooms, to quickly and effectively absorb moisture without racking up your energy bill.
  • DESIGNED FOR THE MODERN HOME - That most dehumidifiers are clunky eyesores is news to nobody. We designed with the modern consumer in mind: a sleek clean look, convenient built-in wheels and handles, and a quiet fan that won’t drown out your current binge-watching obsession. Durability is key, too, which is why we offer a 2-year warranty, plus an extra 6 months if you register on our website.
  • SUPER EASY TO USE - Dehumidifiers don’t need to be complicated, so ours isn’t. Adjust to your ideal moisture setting, then let it run its continuous 24-hour cycle until the tank is full, at which point it will automatically shut-off. Don’t got time for that? There’s also a drain hose outlet for continuous draining. The hose is not included; we recommend a ⅝” diameter garden hose with an internal threaded end, and optionally Teflon tape for extra security

2. Vremi 1,500 Square Foot Dehumidifier

Low energy usage and efficient dehumidifying for small spaces

Specs
Product dimensions: 16.1 x 10.4 x 19.9 inches
Capacity: 22 pints
Range of use: 1,500 square feet
Noise: Relatively quiet
Vremi 1,500 Sq. Ft. Dehumidifier Energy Star Rated for Medium Spaces and Basements
Vremi 1,500 Sq. Ft. Dehumidifier Energy Star Rated for Medium Spaces and Basements
Vremi’s “Moisture Maniac” has a clean look and operates efficiently on a 24-hour timer. It will shut off automatically when the tank is full, and you can also activate Turbo mode for faster results. The Energy Star certification gives you peace of mind that your energy bills won’t skyrocket, either.

What we like about it
  • Energy Star Certified for low energy draw
  • Auto-shutoff when tank is full
  • Turbo mode for faster drying
  • Handles and wheels make it easy to move around
Drawbacks
  • Hose not included
  • The unit is relatively heavy at just under 40 pounds
Vremi 1,500 Sq. Ft. Dehumidifier Energy Star Rated for Medium Spaces and Basements
  • 1,500 SQ FT MEDIUM ROOM DEHUMIDIFIER - Our dehumidifier removes up to 22 pints (30 Pint 2012 DOE Standard) from the air per day. This Energy Star certified dehumidifier is fit to quickly and effectively absorb moisture with minimal energy consumption in medium to large rooms
  • DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND - We designed the Moisture Maniac with convenience and style in mind. This dehumidifier sports a sleek, clean look with convenient built-in wheels and handles as well as a quiet fan that will do its job without you hearing it
  • REAL EASY TO USE - It's a dehumidifier, not a rocket ship and our design reflects that. Simply adjust to your ideal moisture setting, let it run its continuous 24-hour cycle until the tank is full, where it'll then shut-off automatically. For added convenience, there’s also a drain hose outlet for continuous draining (NOTE: hose not included)

Best Medium Capacity Portable Dehumidifiers

The best medium-capacity dehumidifiers take anywhere from 35-50 pints of moisture out of your environment.

1. Frigidaire 50-Pint High Efficiency Dehumidifier – Editor’s Pick

Efficient dehumidifying and air cleaning features for mid-size rooms

Specs
Product dimensions: 24.65 x 11.32 x 16.08 inches
Capacity: 50 pints
Range of use: 1,000 square feet
Noise: between 41 and 67 dB
Frigidaire’s 50-pint dehumidifier is efficient and quiet with two fan speeds and a digital humidity readout feature. An onboard washable filter helps cut out bacteria and odors while filtering, and this unit is supremely easy to move around anywhere in the house, shop, or garage.

What we like about it
  • Extra-long power cord makes it easy to place anywhere
  • Top and side handles plus casters help with maneuverability
  • Washable filtration addition keeps gross stuff out of the air
  • One-year parts and labor warranty/limited five-year sealed system warranty
  • Energy Star certified for low energy consumption
Drawbacks
  • No hoses or accessories included

2. Keystone White High Efficiency 50-Pint Dehumidifier

Efficient and reliable operation for medium-capacity dehumidifying

Specs
Product dimensions: 10.8 x 15.4 x 23.2 inches
Capacity: 50 pints
Range of use: 3,000 square feet
Noise: 55dB
Keystone 35 Pint Dehumidifier with Electronic Controls
Keystone 35 Pint Dehumidifier with Electronic Controls
Warranty coverage plus multiple dehumidifier settings make Keystone’s medium-capacity unit an excellent option for larger spaces. Its removable dust filter helps cut down on allergens, while the four casters mean you can move it easily. The best part is it saves your settings, so even after a power outage, the dehumidifier will start back up on its own.

What we like about it
  • Normal, turbo, and auto-defrost fan settings
  • Removable dust filter with clean-filter alert
  • Auto-restart will kick the unit back on after a power outage
  • Rolling casters on all four corners for easy transport
Drawbacks
  • No equipment included (hose for drainage)
  • A little loud depending on the environment
Sale
Keystone 35 Pint Dehumidifier with Electronic Controls
  • 35-PINT DEHUMIDIFIER: Quickly and efficiently remove up to 35 pints of moisture from the air per day in a space up to 3000 square feet to improve your air quality on many levels.
  • RELIABLE, CONVENIENT & EASY TO USE: Our model has electronic controls with LED Display and a 24-hour timer. Settings include Normal, Turbo, and Auto-Defrost to keep you comfortable around the clock.
  • ELIMINATES EXCESS MOISTURE FROM HUMID AIR: The Keystone portable dehumidifier can be placed in various locations throughout your home or apartment such as your attic, bedroom, basement, bathroom, garage, or any other environment.

Best Large Capacity Portable Dehumidifiers

Large capacity dehumidifiers are excellent for taking up to 70 pints of moisture from the air.

1. Midea MAD50C1ZWS Dehumidifier 70 Pint – Editor’s Pick

Plenty of power with high-efficiency and filtration features

Specs
Product dimensions: 25.8 x 17.2 x 13.3 inches
Capacity: 70 pints
Range of use: 4,500 square feet
Noise: max 51dB
MIDEA MAD50C1ZWS Dehumidifier for up to 4500 Sq Ft with Reusable Air Filter, Ideal for Basement, Bedroom, Bathroom, New 50 Pint-2019 DOE (Previous 70 Pint)
MIDEA MAD50C1ZWS Dehumidifier for up to 4500 Sq Ft with Reusable Air Filter, Ideal for Basement, Bedroom, Bathroom, New 50 Pint-2019 DOE (Previous 70 Pint)
Midea’s 70-pint dehumidifier offers a one-year warranty, energy efficiency, and a removable filter for getting allergens out of your home air. Low noise—with a maximum of 51dB—makes this a powerhouse dehumidifier that’s quiet enough to enjoy your home.

What we like about it
  • One-year manufacturer warranty covers labor and parts defects
  • Energy Star certification confirms efficiency
  • Washable filter for removing allergens and other contaminants
Drawbacks
  • Midea confirms 70 pints by “2012” standards, not current ones
MIDEA MAD50C1ZWS Dehumidifier for up to 4500 Sq Ft with Reusable Air Filter, Ideal for Basement, Bedroom, Bathroom, New 50 Pint-2019 DOE (Previous 70 Pint)
  • 4, 500 SQ FT DEHUMIDIFIER – Our dehumidifier are able to collect 50 pint (70 pint 2012 DOE standard) of water a day and adjust humidity from 35% to 85%, perfect for use in basement, bathroom, bedroom, or crawlspace. Maintaining a healthy 45%-55% humidity range has never been easier! Please note: depending on the climate in your area, as well as room size, you may need to purchase a larger unit for best effect
  • INNOVATIVE FEATURES – Auto restart function limits disruption due to power outages by engaging your chosen settings as soon as power is restored. Meanwhile, continuous dehumidification mode is perfect for keeping your home at the proper humidity level.
  • QUIET OPERATION – Quiet enough for use in bedrooms to maintain both healthy air quality and a relaxing environment. A maximum 51 decibel volume enables quiet operation that registers around the same volume as a quiet conversation.

2. Inofia 70 Pint Dehumidifier

Utility for large rooms and additional functions

Specs
Product dimensions: 14.2 x 8.9 x 21.5 inches
Capacity: 70 pints
Range of use: 4,000 square feet
Noise: Low
Inofia 70 Pint Dehumidifiers for Basements Bathroom Garage Large Room up to 4,000 Sq Ft, Portable Home Dehumidifier with Drain Hose/Laundry Mode/Caster Wheels/7.4 Pints(3.5 litres) Water Reservoir
Inofia 70 Pint Dehumidifiers for Basements Bathroom Garage Large Room up to 4,000 Sq Ft, Portable Home Dehumidifier with Drain Hose/Laundry Mode/Caster Wheels/7.4 Pints(3.5 litres) Water Reservoir
Equipped with caster wheels, a laundry drying function, and the ability to operate in cold temperatures, Inofia’s high-capacity unit does everything you need on a large scale. It’s also easy to move and lightweight for portability.

What we like about it
  • Can use in under 41-degree Fahrenheit environments with Auto Defrost
  • Versatile Laundry Mode to dry delicate clothing items
  • Auto Restore feature resumes pre-power outage settings
  • Washable filter helps clean debris from the air
Drawbacks
  • Only two fan speeds, despite features like defrost and laundry settings
Inofia 70 Pint Dehumidifiers for Basements Bathroom Garage Large Room up to 4,000 Sq Ft, Portable Home Dehumidifier with Drain Hose/Laundry Mode/Caster Wheels/7.4 Pints(3.5 litres) Water Reservoir
  • ✔️『Superb Dehumidification』With max. moisture removal capacity rate of 70 pints per day (2012 DOE standard), Inofia YDA-828E are ideal residential dehumidifiers for basements, garages, humid bathroom, and any large and/or damp rooms up to 4,000 sq ft.
  • ✔️『Unique Laundry Mode』This home dehumidifier with unique Laundry Mode to quickly dry your delicate clothes that require hang dry. The Auto-swinging louvers help to improve airflow or set them to deliver air to a particular direction for optimal results.
  • ✔️『Smart Dehumidifier』This 70 pint dehumidifier will AUTO OFF when its water reservoir (7.4 Pints) is full or when the desired humidity level is reached, and AUTO RESTART when the room humidity raises up again or even after a power interruption.

Final Thoughts

Ready to enjoy a drier and healthier home or work environment? The best portable dehumidifiers can help achieve both—just select the option that’s best for your needs and prepare to enjoy more comfortable air year-round.

Last update on 2020-09-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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