Summary: I have had no problems with this machine. It works like a charm. I use it when it's particularly humid outside and that humidity finds its way inside. I also turn it on before I take a shower and it helps stunt the growth of icky bathroom mold. It is a little noisy so I just turn it off before I go to bed. Also, you'll start to sweat in the dry air. UPDATE: It has been almost a year and it is still running strong.
Summary: I've been in my house about ten years and we have a basement that always feels damp. This is dehumidifier number four in the past ten years, so I wasn't expecting much. It takes the moisture down and actually will shut off when it gets dry down there, which is something none of the others accomplished. I use the hose attachment and drain it into the hole for my sump pump, but it worked fine with the bucket too.
Summary: I did a lot of checking of different brands and models of dehumidifier to find one that had a very good review and wasn't ridiculously expensive. For price, rating, and reviews, this model had a very good balance. I was a little concerned about some of the negative things people had said about it but decided to give it a try anyway, figuring they were exaggerating. I was right. I paid $179 for this unit (I see the price has gone up since then).
Summary: Dehumidifier is working well, can fill container in 24 hours. Easy to remove and empty container. On wheels, has handle, easy to move around floor. A bit noisy, but out of the way in the basement sound is no problem. Not so easy to access and clean within container. The Frigidaire carton within shipping box was quite dusty; may have been sitting in a warehouse for awhile. Instruction book inside box had a damp feel; hope unit isn't moldy.
Summary: I shopped around everywhere before I bought this unit and I'm very pleased with it. I had to have it shipped over seas, which can be rough on boxes, but the unit arrived perfect, even though the box was beat up. Glad I bought it!
Summary: I live on a barrier island and the humidity is always high. Had a problem in my garages and mold began to form on the walls. The smell was noticeable. I purchased one to see how it would work. Within a few days, the garage felt comfortable and even smelled fresh. I was getting a gallon of water every 24 hours. I purchased another for the other garage and my problem is solved. I have not used the hose because I don't have a place to drain it to.