EdgeStar Energy Star 50 Pint Portable Dehumidifier Review

EdgeStar 50 Pint Dehumidifier Review

What is Your Condition

Are you bothered about the dampness of your home? Maybe this is already causing mold growth and you are not comfortable anymore?

It is possible that you have been searching for an efficient and portable dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air in your home and restore it to the perfect humidity level. EdgeStar 50 Pint Portable Dehumidifier might be a good choice for you. Anyone can claim what is perfect or recommend such for you but it’s easier to get your utmost satisfaction from a product you have a concrete idea about. I think EdgeStar Energy Star 50 Pint dehumidifier is a great idea to try out after my research.

EdgeStar DEP501EW - Product Description

EdgeStar Energy Star 50 Pint Portable Dehumidifier is designed to operate all weather- cold (41°F) and warm, easy-to-use, light-weighted (36 pounds), and packaged with powerful features which makes it perfect for offices and homes. With this product, you can keep the suitable humidity level in your homes and offices with your health and comfort guaranteed. It has auto de-icer and low-temperature functionalities which makes it a best suited for crawl space and basement environments. This dehumidifier removes up to 50 pints of the atmospheric moisture over 24 hour time and can cover a space of about 3,000 square feet. For optimum operation, the humidity level should range from a damp to an extremely damp environment and ideal locations are living areas and large bedrooms.

  • How do I use this product?

Answer: This product has an easy to remove bucket with convenient carrying handles to move it around. The bucket can hold about 6 liters of water and turns off automatically when full. All you have to do is simply remove the water bucket and dump the water anywhere it can drain. Another way is to use the built-in hose adapter with a gravity drain that will let the water flow down and out continuously.

Key Features

  • Coverage area: The EdgeStar 50 Pint version can cover an area of about 3,000 square feet.
  • Capacity: It takes about 50 pints of moisture out of the atmosphere within 24 hours period
  • Top Loading Air Filter: This version has a top load air filter which makes it possible to replace or clean the air filter without removing the water bucket.
  • Automatic Controls/shut-off: It features an auto shutoff feature. Once the desired humidity level is reached or the water bucket is filled, it turns off automatically.
  • Electronic Control Panel: It’s possible to set your desired humidity level from 35% to 80% with an increment of 5% and the digital read out helps to display the current humidity level.
  • Quite Operation: The automatic shut off once the desired humidity is reached helps to keep the output noise reduced
  • Low-Temperature Operation: It functions perfectly at a temperature as low as 41°F while a temperature of 65°F could cause harm to other versions.
  • Reliability: It lasts longer and operates in more extreme environments compared to other versions
  • De-icing operation: It automatically defrosts the ice that builds around the coils during cold temperatures.
  • Movability/transportability: It the heavy duty caster wheels and strong easy-to-grip handle, it can be moved about easily.


  • It improves the air quality of your home
  • It removed moist air from your surrounding thereby preventing mold or mildew growth.
  • By removing humidity from the air it makes your home feel cooler in the warm summer months.
  • It also helps to keep the structural integrity of your home by protecting your building materials like woods, plastics, and irons which could be damaged by humidity.

What We Liked

  • It is light and portable: Weighing only about 36 pounds, it is very light and simple to move about in your room
  • Once the desired humidity level is reached, it turns itself off automatically (both the fans and the condenser) and saves your energy instead of running all the time and wasting it. This helps to save your bills and generates no heat in the area since the fans are switched off too.
  • It helps to reduce very high temperatures and because of the De-icing mechanism which allows no ice built around its coils, it may be used when the temperature is low.

What We Didn't Like

  • It is only recommended for small areas of about 3,000 square feet for optimum efficiency. A larger area may require a larger dehumidifier.
90 /100
Our Rating

Is This Dehumidifier for You?

Why should you choose this product instead of the other versions or brands? This product is for you if you answer yes to any of the 3 questions below:

  • Is the size of your home or office around 3,000 square feet?
  • Do you often experience low power or failure in your area and you are concerned about what will happen in case power fails when you are not around?
  • Do you feel so uncomfortable during the warm summer periods?

EdgeStar DEP501EW FAQs

  • What is the warranty on this product?
    Answer: This product has a 1 year part and 90 days labor warranty. You are guaranteed full functionality and product quality.
    (warranty policies can be changed in the future, please contact the manufacture's customer service for more updated information)

Final Verdict

EdgeStar Energy Star 50 Pint Portable Dehumidifier is a powerful, small-scale and lightweight dehumidifier that constantly helps to eliminate dampness and the moldy odors around your home or office, keep the air fresh, gives you great comfort and keeps you healthy. If you’re looking for a dehumidifier for your home, this product is worth a buying.

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My name is Justin Williams. I am the founder and blogger at TheDehumidifierExperts.com (read more about us). I was an allergy sufferer and that is also the reason why I began my trek to finding the best dehumidifier for my own personal health issues. All of the dehumidifier top picks on the site were put through their paces by Lance Perez - our dehumidifier researcher. He put each one through a series of tests to see how well they performed. Then, our editorial team compiled the insights into articles and published them.

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