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Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier Review

Overall Rating:
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Friedrich D70BP

The Friedrich D70BP 70 pint dehumidifier can be forgiven for looking more like a cabinet than a unit that works to keep air dry. It would actually fit well into any décor of a large room. However, given its capacity, many consumers prefer to use it in musty basements or other areas that can fall foul of damp problems. This unit will happily cover an area of 1400 sq ft, and is packed with additional features.

Review Details

The first notable set of benefits with the D70BP is the way in which you can drain water from the unit. Friedrich have given the consumer two different options. The first option is manual: with a capacity of 16.2 pints, the water condensate bucket can easily be removed from the front. The second option is the continuous drain method, where the internal drain pump easily removes condensated water through a drain hose. The pump systems is great in situations where you need to pump the water up, such as with basements.

You can also expect to benefit from clear digital displays that are easy to read. It’s possible to see the current room temperature and level of humidity. This dehumidifier can also work at temperatures as low as 41 degrees Fahrenheit and is fitted with an auto defrost.

What We Liked

  • Energy Saving
    The D70BP has been awarded the Energy Star Rating and operates up to 15% more efficiently than other models that use conventional energy systems.
  • Adjustable Humidity
    With an inbuilt humidistat it’s possible to set levels of between 30 and 90%. It will allow you to adjust this in increments of 5%.
  • Different Water Removal Options
    The Friedrich D70BP can be emptied manually, but it can also be used continually in areas where a pump is needed.
  • Portability
    The unit is fitted with 4 casters and carry handles to each side, making it simple to move from room to room.
  • Easy To Use Controls
    You will benefit from a digital screen that displays temperature settings, humidity levels, and a full indicator which will illuminate. Your unit will also shut-down automatically when its full.

What We Didn't Like

  • Noise Levels
    Consumers have noted that the fan can produce quite a bit of noise. However, this only appears to happen on the higher settings when the unit is first working hard to remove a large amount of moisture.
  • Heat Production
    The D70BP can produce a bit of heat. This is also attributed to prolonged use when the unit is on the highest setting.


Friedrich have worked incredibly hard to bring a dehumidifier to the market of this sort of capacity that is reasonably priced. It is built to last and includes many features not found with other manufacturers. Overall the unit looks good, is highly effective, and very easy to use. There are not many other 70 pint dehumidifiers on the market that offer the sort of features this model does for the money.

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Last modified: April 21, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Friedrich D70BP
Dimensions (L x W x H):
11.5 x 15 x 23.25 inches
44 lbs
Power Supply:
115 Volts, 60 Hz
840 Watt, 7.7 Amp
1400 square feet
Minimum operating temperature:
41 ºF
Refrigerant type:
Speed control:
Yes, 2 speeds
Energy Star:
1 year

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