Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 Review – 2020 Buyer’s Report

| Last Updated: May 4, 2020

Looking for a dehumidifier to get rid of all the unpleasant business in your breathing space? Well, the Frigidaire 70-pint FFAD7033R1 dehumidifier is a good option to consider. Why? We will talk about that in just a bit but before that, let’s get to know a little more about Frigidaire itself.

The manufacturer was initially founded under the name Guardian Frigerator Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It achieved new heights by inventing the very first self-contained refrigerator in 1916. After an investment by the founder of General Motors, the company took on the name Frigidaire in 1919. Today, the company manufactures both consumer and commercial appliances with a promise of quality.

Although the company manufactures a variety of appliances, this review will focus on the Frigidaire 70-pint FFAD7033R1 dehumidifier. We shall take a detailed look at all the different features that this product has to offer. So, here’s all you need to know if you’ve been thinking of investing in it!

Frigidaire 70-Pint Dehumidifier, Gray & White

Main Features

We’ve broken down the features into different sections so that you know what to expect in each aspect.


The design of the dehumidifier is quite efficient. The exterior has been designed with a minimalistic concept and the color of the dehumidifier is white. The neutrality of the color makes it easier for the device to fit into any style of interior.

An interesting element of the design is the caster wheels. This makes sure that the dehumidifier can easily be transported to any room or any place where it is needed. The panel on the top of the device hosts all the controls. They can be operated quite easily. Another great addition to the design is the splash guard feature which prevents the water from spilling.

Tank Alert System

This feature alerts you when the water tank is nearing its maximum capacity. The water bucket is situated in the very front of the device and can be removed easily. It also sports a feature called “cautious drain.” This comes into action when the water bucket is connected to a drain and enables the bucket to empty itself conveniently.

Effective Moisture Removal

The FFAD7033R1 dehumidifier works effectively to remove all excess moisture from the air. Not only that but it also eradicates bacteria, unpleasant odors, and mold, and in turn, provides better and healthier air to breathe in.

Easy To Use

The humidifier is easy to maintain and use. It has removable filters that can be taken out easily and can be washed.

Adjustable Settings

You can adjust many of the settings this humidifier with ease. These include air humidity percentage, fan speed, and operating time.

Automatic Shutdown

This is a very handy feature. It automatically turns the humidifier off if the water tank reaches maximum capacity and is not connected to a drain. This allows you to turn on the humidifier without having to worry about the water tank overfilling constantly.

Frigidaire 70-Pint Dehumidifier, Gray & White


Below are the best parts about this model:

Noise Output

The FFAD7033R1 70-pint dehumidifier has a lower noise output than other devices with similar specifications. This is a big advantage of the FFAD7033R1, as it is not distracting and can be used in any room with ease. You can put it in the lounge and watch TV simultaneously or put it in your bedroom and go to sleep. It will not end up disturbing you.

Uses Energy Efficiently

This is yet another plus point of this dehumidifier. When we talk about dehumidifiers, it is important to keep in mind that efficiency is directly related to the rate at which they remove moisture from the air. The faster the moisture removal is, the more energy efficient the device is. The special thing about this dehumidifier is that it dehumidifies the air faster than its counterparts. By doing so, it turns off earlier as well and in turn, uses less energy.


Frigidaire uses very high-quality materials to manufacture the FFAD7033R1. It is much sturdier than other dehumidifiers in the market. This applies to all of its parts no matter how big or small. The bucket used to collect water is also made from high-quality material and so is the handle attached to it. The LED display is clear and bright and the buttons that are present on the top of the device maintain this standard of quality as well.


Versatility is valued in any product. This 70-pint humidifier is also very versatile when it comes to settings and controls. It features many settings, such as humidity range, temperature range, and time settings. All of these are easily adjustable and do not require much effort. Furthermore, it includes features like a good water tank capacity, easy filter removal, easy setup, etc. All of these features make the FFAD7033R1 a very good option.

Frigidaire 70-Pint Dehumidifier, Gray & White


Below are a few drawbacks you should be aware of:

Water Level Indicator

While there are many great features that this dehumidifier has, it does have some downsides as well. In fact, rather than a downside, it is more of an improvement that the device could use. Despite having an indicator for humidity level, the device does not have any indicator for the water level.

While the machine does have a system to alert when the water tank reaches maximum capacity, there is no way to track the current amount of water gathered in the tank. Even though it may cause a minor level of inconvenience to some, it is something that can be overlooked.

What is the Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 Best For?

The Frigidaire FFAD70331R1 is a dehumidifier that can be used around the house with great ease. It works with brilliant efficiency to remove excess moisture from the air. Air with excess moisture can become a playground for many harmful microorganisms. Microorganisms such as bacteria, dust mites, and mold spores all thrive in humid conditions.

Many common house allergens can cause breathing problems as well as allergies. However, the FFAD70331R1 removes all these harmful particles from the air, leaving a fresher and healthier air space. Not only that, but it also takes care of all the unpleasant smells associated with allergens like mold and mildew. Often humid places can smell musty and that is because of the mold that grows there. But this dehumidifier takes care of that effectively.

Using this dehumidifier can also be beneficial for your skin. Excessively humid conditions can produce sweat which can lead to the production of oil and bacteria. Both of these are bad for your skin and can cause irritation along with other skin issues. However, you can maintain a healthy level of humidity inside your home or workplace by using the FFAD70331R1. This device does not remove all moisture; it only removes the moisture that is not needed.

Another thing that the FFAD70331R1 is best for is for keeping perishable foods fresh for a longer period of time. As mentioned before, high levels of humidity in the air can result in the growth of bacteria and mold. These can affect the shelf life of foods like bread, fruits, vegetables, cereals, etc. It reduces their shelf life causing them to rot or go stale. However, with the use of this humidifier, they can be kept fresh for a longer period of time as the humidity level in the air will be regulated.

Bottom Line

The Frigidaire FFAD70331R1 70-pint dehumidifier is one that will prove to be a good investment for anyone looking for a high-quality product. It has many features that add to its efficiency and ease of use. The design of the device is also very chic and stylish, making it a good fit for any kind of theme.

However, the design does not solely focus on the style. It also focuses on the practicality of the device. The caster wheels are a good example of that. The addition of caster wheels means that the device can easily be transported from room to room without much of a hassle.

It is also considerably lightweight compared to its counterparts. This means it is portable as well. When we talk about its functionality, it easily outperforms many of the other 70-pint dehumidifiers in the market. Not only does it outperform, but it is also more energy efficient as well.

It is made from high-quality materials which make it quite durable as well. While it is true that the FFAD70331R1 could use some improvements, the pros of the device clearly outweigh the cons. Overall, this 70-pint dehumidifier works really well and definitely provides value and quality.

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