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|Rating: 4.5 - 5 stars: Excellent; 4.0 - 4.5 stars: Very Good; 3.0 - 4.0 stars: Good; 2.0 - 3.0 stars: Fair; 0 - 2.0 stars: Poor|
|1||4.70 starsExcellent||The Maytag 7.4 cu ft Electric Dryer (MED6000XW or MED6000XG) is a highly efficient and durable machine that has an enormous capacity for all kinds of garments. This convenient and uncomplicated product comes with an assortment of functions including the Drying sensor that aids in drying the garments evenly. The much appreciated Steam option smooths out and removes most wrinkles, like Botox...for clothes!See More|
|2||4.50 starsExcellent||Maytag Bravos X MEDX500XW combines performance and efficiency to present a 7.4 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Electric Dryer. It comes with a IntelliDry sensor that utilizes advanced technology to automatically detect when clothes are dry, reducing the chances of shrinking and excess energy use. A 90-minute Wrinkle Prevent mechanism keeps the clothes wrinkle free when you cannot take out laundry right after drying.See More|
|3||4.50 starsExcellent||LG Electronics DLE2250W Electric Dryer is a well performing dryer. With 7.1 cubic feet of capacity, this dryer handles really large loads thus saving you time and energy. There is nothing worse than pulling clothes out of the dryer and finding they’re still damp!See More|
|4||4.50 starsExcellent||Maytag Bravos XL MEDB850Y(W/G) Electric Dryer with Steam brings a premium laundry experience that keeps your household's clothes, fabrics and special items ready for daily life. This high-efficiency dryer uses “Advanced Moisture Sensing” technology to save money, evenly dry loads and virtually eliminate overdrying and shrinking. Incoming and outgoing temperatures and moisture levels are monitored using three sensors and moisture strips and it stops the cycle when clothes are dry and does not prolong the cycle, delivering optimal efficiency.See More|
|5||4.50 starsExcellent||Whirlpool WED4800XQ Electric Dryer is a dryer with intelligence. This 7.0 cu. ft. electric model features the AutoDry™ system, which senses when clothes have reached the right temperature and stops the cycle to save energy. It also has many energy saving features and 4 temperature settings to give you precise control over your drying.See More|
|6||4.50 starsExcellent||The LG Electronics 7.3 cu.ft. Electric Dryer with Steam DLEX5170(X) has an assortment of features and technologies that enhances the drying process. The Steam option helps reduce static (especially in winter), while the Sensor Dry system monitors in-cycle moisture levels. This maybe the reason why the machine dries work clothes as well as delicates efficiently!See More|
|7||4.50 starsExcellent||The Maytag MEDC200XW Electric Dryer is a no frills,basic, easy-to-use machine with simple settings, 13 cycles and three temperatures. This drying system does its job competently, silently and rapidly (without much ado!), and is purse friendly too. The 7 cu.ft. drum is very family friendly, and can take in big loads easily.See More|
|8||4.50 starsExcellent||The Maytag Centennial 7 cu ft Electric Dryer (MEDC300XW) is a budget friendly, dependable machine that can spin dry huge loads of clothes every time. It is a simple and straightforward equipment that even an elementary school kid can operate! It comes with useful features like the wrinkle release function that removes most wrinkles even after you forget your clothes in the dryer overnight.This Maytag product is a quiet and efficient worker, drying clothes without overheating them.See More|
|9||4.40 starsVery Good||Whirlpool WED4900XW is a 7.0 cu. ft. Traditional Electric Dryer equipped with AccuDryTM system which provides excellent and fast drying performance when you need it. This system measures moisture and temperature and stops the cycle when the load is dry, which reduces over drying. It has 9 automatic cycles and 4 temperature settings giving users precise control over their drying, while the Wrinkle ShieldTM option helps prevent wrinkles from setting in.See More|
|10||4.00 starsGood||Whirlpool Cabrio WED5600XW is an energy efficient and Eco-friendly Electric Dryer with 7.4 cu. ft. capacity. It has a unique Eco Monitor which lets you see how the cycles and options you choose will affect your overall energy savings. It is equipped with the AccuDryTM system enabled by 6th SenseTM technology and intuitive, built-in sensors that automatically measures moisture and temperature levels and stops the cycle to reduce overdrying.See More|
All dryers use an electric motor to tumble clothes and an electric fan to distribute heated air. The difference is how heat is generated. There are two main types of clothes dryers: Electric Dryers and Gas Dryers.
Electric Dryers: Electric dryers are by far the most common types of clothes dryers and account for more than 80% models sold. Electric dryers use electricity to create the heat needed to dry clothes. Electric dryers are slightly less expensive and cost $50 to $150 less than the gas dryers. They run on a 240-volt current to heat up coils and require a 240 outlet in the laundry area.
Gas Dryers: Gas dryers are more expensive ($50 to $150 more) that the comparable Electric dryer models. However, Gas dryers are more energy efficient and are typically less expensive to operate than Electric dryers. It usually takes only a year or two to make up the purchase-price difference due to energy savings. Gas dryers require a gas hookup and a 120-volt outlet in the laundry area to install.
Most modern dryers have moisture sensors that stop the drying cycle when clothes are dry instead of spinning for the pre-set time limit. Such sensors can cut energy use and electric bills. The most efficient dryers have electronic moisture sensors that come in contact with the clothes during the drying cycle to determine their moisture level. Less expensive dryers have moisture sensors that are not as accurate because moisture levels are estimated based on exhaust air temperatures as clothes move through the drying cycle. Once a certain exhaust air temperature is reached, the sensor shuts down the cycle.
Typical dryer capacity ranges from approximately 3.4 cubic feet (for a compact model) to over 7 cubic feet for an extra large capacity model. In the past it was recommended to purchase a dryer with twice the capacity as that of the washer, so the amount of clothes washed in two loads could be dried in one. However, the new dryers are so large and efficient that very large loads can be handled with ease and in much less time. Larger capacity dryers can also easily accommodate bulky items like comforters and have less wrinkling since clothes have more room to move around inside the drum.
Dryers come with plastic, porcelain and stainless steel drums. There is no difference in performance between plastic, porcelain and stainless steel drums. However, stainless steel drums eliminate the risk of rusting, chipping, cracking, or scratching, and looks very stylish. They also have the smoothest finish, handle longer drying cycles better and last a lifetime.
Choose a quiet machine if your dryer will be in or near a living area. Manufacturers use insulation, reinforced frames and other noise reducing technologies to make dryers run more quietly. You might also consider models that let you silence end-of-cycle signals.