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Sunpentown SPT SD-30E Dehumidifier Review

Overall Rating:
4.1 out of 5 stars
SPT SD-30E DehumidifierClick to Enlarge


Humidity in the home can make you feel uncomfortable, in fact, it can be a danger to your health. The Sunpentown SD-30E 30 pint dehumidifier is perfect for reducing the clammy feeling within the home and it will make sure that nasty airborne allergens like dust mites and mold spores will not get into your lungs. This dehumidifier is compact in size, making it highly portable, but it packs a punch when dealing with humidity.

Review Details

One of the most discerning features about the SD-30E dehumidifier is the range at which it will work; it’s possible to set your humidity levels anywhere from 35 to 80%.
Using the soft-touch electronic control panel, you can choose from 2 fan speeds, normal or turbo. At the high setting, it will easily remove up to 30 pints of moisture per day in a 200 foot square space.

The Sunpentown SD-30E is perfect for all year round use. This model will happily operate in temperatures as low as 41 degrees or as high as 89 degrees Fahrenheit. Draining your unit is also not a problem. The SD-30E comes with an 11 pint capacity easy-empty bucket, or you can make use of the continuous drainage option for further convenience.

What We Liked

  • No More Overflows
    When the bucket of the SD-30E is completely filled it will light up to tell you, and the unit will automatically shut-off until it has been emptied. Moreover, you can make use of the continuous drainage option for increased convenience.
  • Energy Efficient
    The SPT SD-30E comes with the highly regarded energy star rating which could mean savings of between 10 and 20% on your energy bills.
  • Lightweight and Portable
    This model from Sunpentown is equipped with easy roll casters, has a retractable carry handle and weighs in at just over 30lbs, making it easy to move from room to room.
  • Auto Re-Start
    If you lose power, once restored this dehumidifier will re-start on the program that was set by you.

What We Didn't Like

  • Bucket Size
    Consumers have complained the bucket on this model is too small. However, it is much larger than many other brands capable of removing 30 pints of moisture per day.
  • Noise Level
    Whilst the SD-30E will only emit 52db of sound on its highest setting, this can be a little too noisy for some in a living area.


If you have a problem with the humidity levels in small areas of your home, the SPT SD-30E will easily stop mold and mildew from forming. The manufacturer has thought about ease of use with regards to water removal and overall this unit does a very efficient job for its size. Additional features such as automatic de-frost and bucket fill shut-offs are an added bonus given the price tag with this dehumidifier.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: May 24, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Dimensions (L x W x H):
10 x 13.4 x 20 inches
33 lbs
Power Supply:
115 Volts
480 Watt, 4.5 Amp
Noise level:
52 dB
200 square feet
Minimum operating temperature:
41 ºF
Refrigerant type:
Speed control:
Yes, 2 speeds
Energy Star:
1 year

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