In a Nutshell:

The Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifier is an affordable, intuitive unit equipped with a high-capacity water tank and can dry a 4,500 sqft. area. We recommend this for small to large homes, basements, motorhomes, offices, and crawlspaces.

Noise Level

Overall Rating



  • Affordable price
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Two drainage systems for flexibility
  • Auto Defrost feature for convenience
  • Dry Clothes Function for added versatility
  • 30% to 80% temperature range for varied use


  • Inconvenient water bucket placement
  • Flimsy and messy water hose included

Do you have mold and mildew growing on your clothes, walls, or food? Are you experiencing severe allergies or coughing? You might have a humidity problem in your home.

Fortunately, dehumidifiers are highly effective at balancing humidity levels and banishing issues such as mold, odors, coughing, and home deterioration.

In our Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifier review, we take a look at a large capacity unit and whether it’s worth the splurge. Let’s go!

Kesnos Dehumidifier Design Overview

The Kesnos company is dedicated to designing products that promote a “smart home life.” The 2014 brand is fairly new to the appliance scene but has already developed 200 patents for dehumidifiers.

The Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifiers for spaces up to 4500 sq ft at home and basements is one of their most popular units and the one we will focus on in this review.

Upon first glance, it’s aesthetically appealing and suited for the modern home. It is tall, slender, and smooth. It successfully eludes the bulky, boxy look of most traditional dehumidifiers.

Kesnos 70-pint dehumidifier's dimensions

It’s also compact and lightweight at 11.81 x 11.81 x 22.83 inches, weighing 31 pounds. That means it’s a nice fit for small to large homes, with the portability to be moved with ease upstairs if needed.

The narrow shape and 360° base wheels also allow users to squeeze it into tight spaces, saving room in small apartments and bedrooms.

But don’t be fooled by the Kesnos petite size. This dehumidifier is powerful enough to go up against heavy moisture.

Its hardcore compressor and 112 CFM system work quickly and quietly to remove up to 70 pints of water vapor from the air in 24 hours.

It comes equipped with an adjustable humidity range between 30% to 80% with auto defrost, making it a versatile option for warm or cool regions with fluctuating climates.

And since it works in an area of 4,500 square ft., you can use it just about anywhere with prime results, including basements, offices, bedrooms, bathrooms, crawlspaces, basements, and motorhomes.

We were also surprised by the price. There are two units in this line, the Kesnos 70 Pint for around $200 and the smaller Kesnos 34 Pint for under $200. The price is incredibly affordable for this type of dehumidifier, particularly a large capacity 70-pint appliance.

But while we can always get behind affordability, it does beg the question of whether the Kesnos can perform up to par with other similar units on the market. We find out in our next section as we look at the features.

Kesnos PD253D Features

Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifiers for spaces up to 4500 sq ft at home and office are equipped with a small feature set, but it’s by no means limiting.

It includes the most essential functions for convenience while maintaining a user-friendly design, fully embodying the brand’s “smart home life” persona.

Kesnos Dehumidifier with white exterior and an illustration of how its washable filter works

Washable Filter

Washable filters are much more efficient than single-use filters because they save you time and money.

When you need to clean the Kesnos filter, simply pull it out from the back of the unit and use a vacuum cleaner to remove loose debris.

Next, take a damp cloth and gently rub down the filter until it is clean. Replace it on the unit, and you’re ready to go.

Quiet Operation

One of the details consumers worry about most when purchasing a dehumidifier is how noisy the unit will be.

After all, if you’re planning on running a unit for hours at a time, constant loud noise can be distracting and irritating.

That’s why we always recommend trying out dehumidifiers in the store before purchasing, so you can listen to how it operates.

But some units take noise into consideration. The Kesnos 70-Pint is one of those intuitive dehumidifiers with an ultra-quiet operation of 30 to 50 decibels of sound.

For comparison, noise on the street is typically around 60 to 80 decibels. Therefore, 50 dB or less is considered ideal for a dehumidifier. At this range, it shouldn’t be any louder than your fridge.

You can be a few feet away and carry on a conversation or sleep soundly at night without noticing the Kesnos running in the background. You get more bang for your buck here!

Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifier's user-friendly display with buttons and a humidity level readout

User-Friendly Settings

The Kesnos 70-Pint dehumidifier features a modern digital display with a few buttons that we find to be pretty self-explanatory.

It gives you an accurate humidity level readout, making it easier to gauge the best temperature setting for your unit.

There is a Humidity Auto Control that you can adjust manually to your preferred setting, or the Kesnos will control the setting on its own by using smart technology to sense the amount of moisture in a room.

Remember, you want to keep your home between 30% and 50% humidity for supreme comfort and health.

A 24-hour timer function is useful for setting the duration you want to run the Kesnos between zero and 24 hours. The timer is handy if you have to leave home for the day and want your dehumidifier to shut off after a few hours, saving energy.

Another intuitive function we appreciate is the lock mechanism that “locks” your settings in case a curious pet or child pushes any buttons.

Finally, there is a fan speed function to slow down or speed up dry time and an Auto Error Detection that indicates Kesnos dehumidifier troubleshooting.

Kesnos Dehumidifier with its minimalist look of white exterior but with black top and bottom

Auto Defrost

The auto defrost is a helpful function that protects your Kesnos in cooler temperatures.

When the climate drops below 64.4°F, this can cause ice to form on the evaporative coils of the dehumidifier. In turn, your dehumidifier may not be able to reach peak performance. If the ice is left unchecked, it can damage your unit.

The Kesnos auto defrost senses the formation of ice on the coils, then shuts down the unit to prevent more ice from accumulating. It keeps the fan running to melt the ice rapidly and will power on the unit once the ice is gone.

This makes the Kesnos 70 pint suitable for homes in colder regions, where seasons change and winter temperatures pose a threat to dehumidifiers. The auto defrost keeps the machine from freezing and can run continuously at 41°F.

Dry Clothes Function

For high humidity environments and regions that experience heavy rainfall, the Kesnos has a Dry Clothes function to keep fabrics fresh and protected from musty odors and mold.

It’s especially useful if you prefer washing your clothes and hanging them up to dry. The Dry Clothes function speeds up the evaporation process by 30 to 40%.

This is ideal for closets, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifier's drainage system at the back, which is removable

Two Drainage Systems

Two drainage systems give users even more flexibility with the Kesnos:

  • Manual Drain
  • Auto Drain

Typically, the larger the tank, the more moisture it can collect and the less you’ll have to empty it.

Fortunately, the Kesnos collects 70 pints of water in 24 hours. That means you’ll only have to empty it once a day if you decide to move your dehumidifier around the house instead of keeping it in one place.

However, the Kesnos 34-pint unit will have to be emptied more frequently since it’s smaller, which can get tedious over time.

And some Kesnos Dehumidifier reviews have mentioned that the bucket location behind the unit can be difficult to access since you have to flip the unit around and get low to assess the water level.

If you plan on using your dehumidifier solely for one room, such as the basement, then you might want to consider Auto Drain. Attach the included 2m (6.56 feet) drainage hose so that the unit will continuously empty water into a floor drain in your home.

Auto Drain eliminates the need to empty the bucket yourself. However, you’ll be limited with where you can install your unit. The Kesnos pump is gravity-fed, meaning you can’t lift the hose high to empty into a sink.

As well, some Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifier reviews don’t shine a positive light on the drainage hose, saying that it is flimsy, kinks easily, and is messy when spouting water.

It’s still nice to have both options, though, as every consumer’s needs are different. And honestly, emptying the bucket once a day is industry standard.

You won’t ever have to worry about the bucket overflowing, either. As soon as it’s full, the unit automatically shuts off until the bucket is emptied.

Kesnos Dehumidifier PD253D Pros vs. Cons


  • Affordable
  • Compact & lightweight
  • Two drainage systems
  • Auto defrost
  • Dry Clothes Function
  • 30% to 80% temperature range


  • Water bucket placement is inconvenient
  • Included water hose is flimsy and messy to use

When choosing a dehumidifier for your home, there are many details to consider, including the unit’s size, convenience, and performance output.

Other factors such as the climate where you live and the amount of humidity in your home are essential, as you want a dehumidifier that can accommodate cooler temperatures and handle heavy amounts of moisture.

The Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifier covers all of the bases, giving homeowners a user-friendly, high-functioning unit. It covers a wide range of temperatures and is compact enough to be moved easily, making it versatile for small to large rooms.

If you only want to balance humidity in a small area, consider the Kesnos 34 Pint Unit, which covers up to 2,000 square ft. That way, you’ll save money and energy, but note that you’ll probably have to empty the water bucket more often.

If you plan to run your dehumidifier continuously in a large area, the Kesnos 70 Pint Unit covers up to 4,500 square ft. Its area coverage is ideal for basements and crawlspaces.

While the feature set is limited, there are enough auto functions that make it easy to set your preferences and let the Kesnos dehumidifier do its thing. You can set the duration and temperature or run the machine continuously.

This boosts the convenience factor, especially since this model gives you a temperature readout. You will always know the amount of humidity in the air and whether you need to adjust the settings.

The drawbacks are minor and, in our opinion, don’t affect the quality of this dehumidifier. For around $200, you get an attractive device that works well in high moisture areas at 50 dB, which is rare to find.

We recommend the Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifier for…

  • Small to large residences
  • Small commercial settings
  • Closets, bedrooms, offices, bathrooms, basements, crawlspaces, motorhomes

Kesnos Dehumidifier Warranty

Is your Kesnos Dehumidifier not working? All Kesnos dehumidifiers offer a 30-day money-back guarantee and a one-year warranty.

You have the option to extend your warranty for a second year when you register your product.

Comparable Products

If you’re curious about how the Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifier stacks up against other units on the market, we’ve compiled a list of popular models that fall within the same price range for comparison.

Waykar 70-Pint Dehumidifier

Recommended For: Users who require more safety features such as overheating prevention and child lock.

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This unit sports a similar slender design to the Kesnos and has a large capacity 70-pint system. It’s a little bit more expensive than the Kesnos but has extra safety features, such as overheating prevention, child lock, and internal components manufactured from thermally resistant materials.

Midea Easy Dry 50 Pint Dehumidifier

Recommended For: Multipurpose use. It offers plenty of automatic functions, two drainage systems, and portability, making it suitable for drying out minimal to heavy moisture.

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This is another affordable unit with multiple capacities to choose from. It’s highly versatile, covers 4,500 sqft., and comes with a dual drainage system for enhanced portability and flexibility. We also like that it’s Energy Star Certified for efficiency.

Airplus 70-Pints Dehumidifier

Recommended For: Bargain hunters in need of a large dehumidifier with a good set of features at just around $200.

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For around $200, this unit operates quietly, with multiple modes to accommodate any type of situation. There are plenty of automatic functions, auto defrost, and two drainage systems to empty the water bucket.

Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifier Review Conclusion

To conclude this Kesnos 70 Pint Dehumidifier review, this is a convenient and functionally smart appliance that, when preset, can be left alone to provide continuous drying for up to 24 hours.

Its minimal control panel and modern design make it user-friendly and attractive for home use, with a lightweight build that is easy to maneuver.

For around $200, it offers incredible quality and value for the price since it covers up to 4,500 sqft. and comes with a wide range of temperature adjustments. The Kesnos is suitable for small to large homes, basements, motorhomes, offices, crawlspaces, and closets.

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