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The 7 Best Gas Dryers for 2023

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jan 24, 2023 8:15 AM
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Gas dryers are an ideal choice for many homes, offering lower operating costs compared to electric dryers with the tradeoff of slightly higher upfront prices. If you’re searching for a new gas dryer this year, you’re in the right place! We’ve put together our seven top picks for the best gas dryers of 2023 to show off just a few of the great options the laundry industry has to offer.

All of these gas dryers offer advanced sensor drying technology to save you energy and reduce unnecessary wear and tear on fabrics. Prices start at around $898 and range up to $1,529. Let's dig in! 


Table of Contents

  2. Whirlpool WGD7120HW^
  4. Maytag MGD6200KW
  5. LG DLG3401W*
  6. Electrolux ELFG7537AW*^
  7. Speed Queen DR7003WG^

Models marked with a * are designed to match front load washers in terms of styling. Models marked with a ^ offer steam cycles and options.


3 Quick Tips for Buying a New Gas Dryer

  • Cycles and options. Sanitize cycles are becoming more common on today's dryers and can come in handy when someone in your household is sick or if something unmentionable happened to some sheets or an item of clothing. Wrinkle reducing options are helpful if you don't usually get to your dryer right when the cycle finishes. Steam cycles and options can also be used to release wrinkles, refresh fabrics for another wear, and sanitize items. Having custom drying cycles for different fabrics ensures that you're giving those fabrics the best care possible, extending their lifespan!

  • Match the capacity to your washer. Remember that your new dryer should be 1.5-2 times the size of your washer. If you're only replacing your dryer right now but are planning on buying a larger washer in the future, buy a dryer that will match that future washer! Trying to dry loads that are too large in your dryer can reduce its lifespan, so matching the capacities is important. (PS: Don't forget to check the dimensions as well - larger capacity models have larger dimensions that may not work if your washer and dryer are in a closet.)

  • Consider an Energy Star rated model, or at least sensor drying. Gas dryers tend to cost less to run than electric dryers (assuming you're running it on natural gas), but dryers can still be a major power-sucker. Choosing a model that is Energy Star rated is easy to do when your budget allows for a mid-range to high-end model (and of course, remember that the retail price can be reduced by 20% or more during sales or with package deals). The next best thing is to choose a model with HE sensor drying since it's good for your clothes and your energy bills. Sensor drying monitors the humidity in the dryer drum and will stop automatically when your clothes are dry. The best type of sensor drying places humidity sensors in the drum - ask a salesperson to point them out to you if you're curious!


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1. GE GTD45GASJWS - 7.2 cu ft - $898

Starting off our list of the best gas dryers for 2023 is the GE GTD45GASJWS, a 7.2 cubic feet capacity dryer available in white at $898. This is a great choice for energy-conscious households given that its aluminized alloy drum enhances energy efficiency. It comes with Sensor Dry to sense moisture levels and avoid over-drying clothing.

Having crease-free clothes is easy with the Extended Tumble that tumbles clothes without heat to avoid wrinkles and an adjustable End-of-Cycle signal that lets you know when the load is finished so you can remove the clothes before wrinkles occur. It features up to 120 ft. venting capacity that will give you ease and flexibility in installing. 

If you’re considering a dryer packed on features but light on the budget, then this model can be for you!



  • 4 Cycles: Cottons, Casuals, Delicates and Timed Dry

  • 4 Temperature Options: Regular, Medium, Low, Air Fluff (No Heat)

  • Long Vent Capability (Up to 120 feet)

  • Removable Up-Front Lint Filter

  • Aluminized alloy drum

  • Reverse-a-Door



  • Height: 44"

  • Width: 27"

  • Depth: 29.5"


Click here to read over 270 real customer reviews of this product!






2. Whirlpool WGD7120HW - 7.4 cu ft - $1,249

This model is the 2020 updated version of the popular Whirlpool WGD8000DW. Whirlpool has decreased the dryer width to a standard 27 inches (down from 29 inches in the WGD8000 model) so it can fit in more homes, and you can now manage this dryer remotely with your smartphone, too. The Intuitive Controls are different than what you'll typically find on a dryer, so take a look at those before you buy to see if you like them.

The Whirlpool WGD7120HW has 7.4 cubic feet capacity and is available at $1,249. It's designed, engineered, and assembled in America. This new model now offers steam cycles and options for handling static and wrinkles and a hamper-style door. Three built-in sensors help monitor moisture levels and prevent over-drying. This dryer also features four baffles to help tumble the clothes in a random way that keeps fabrics open and moving, improving the drying process and reducing tangles. Use the EcoBoost option to save energy, or try Wrinkle Shield Plus with Steam, which tumbles the clothes intermittently after the cycle ends and adds a little steam after an hour to keep wrinkles from setting in. 

This gas dryer would be a great choice for families with busy schedules that need to keep up on laundry, thanks to the smart connectivity. The powder-coated drum is close to the same durability as stainless steel. The control panel uses Whirlpool's intuitive controls and includes an estimated time remaining display.



  • 6 What to Dry: Regular, Delicates, Bulky Items, Whites, Colors, Towels

  • 6 How to Dry: Normal, Sanitize, Wrinkle Control, Heavy Duty, Timed Dry, Quick

  • 6 Options: Remote Enable, Steam Refresh, Wrinkle Shield with Steam, EcoBoost, Damp Dry Signal, Steam Options/Reduce Static

  • Tinted viewing window

  • LED display and touch button controls with time remaining estimate

  • Powder-coated drum

  • Energy Star rated

  • Lint filter indicator



  • Height: 42.75"

  • Width: 27"

  • Depth: 29.875"


Whirlpool WGD7120HW - $1,249                          

Whirlpool WGD7120HW Dryer



3. GE GFD55GSSNWW - 7.8 cu ft - $1,148

Next up is a larger capacity front-load style model from GE. The GE GFD55GSSNWW at $1,148 in white is a nicely featured front-loading gas dryer with 7.8 cubic feet capacity. With cycles for bulky items, delicates, mixed loads, and quick drying, you can choose the best cycle for each individual laundry load. Touch-button controls and a digital display provide an intuitive update to turn-dial controls.

This model has an aluminized alloy drum, which is a long-lasting, durable alloy treatment on steel seen on many dryers that provides a better appearance over printed drums while also being more cost-effective than stainless drums. It's nice to see a dryer with sensor drying at this price point. Sensor dry uses technology to monitor the temperature and moisture in your clothes and end the cycle automatically once your clothes are dry, which saves you money and wear and tear on your fabrics. Damp Alert sends out a signal when delicate clothing reaches the ideal moisture level for ironing or final air drying. In addition, the Vent sensor feature sends an alert when a restriction in your dryer vent is detected. With four-way venting, you get installation versatility to match your home's requirements. 

Check out this smart gas dryer from GE if you want these solid features!



  • 10 Cycles: Mixed Loads, Cottons, Towels, Bulky/Bedding, Sanitize, Quick Dry, Delicates, Perm Press, Dewrinkle, Timed Dry

  • 5 Options: Wrinkle Care, Damp Alert, My Settings, Delay Dry, ecoDry

  • Alcosta Aluminized drum

  • 4 Way Venting and Vent Sensor

  • Damp Alert

  • Reversible Door



  • Height: 39.75"

  • Width: 28"

  • Depth: 32"


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GE GFD55GSSNWW - $1,148




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4. Maytag MGD6200KW - 7.0 cu ft - $1,049

Another great option comes from Maytag. Maytag has been the go-to brand for the best gas dryers and other laundry appliances for durability and low repair rates. The Maytag MGD6200KW, retailing at $1,049, is a prime example.

There are four temperature options (High, Medium, Low, Extra Low) and 11 drying cycles, including Quick Dry that dries a small load fast so you can have your clothes ready in a short time. And if you hate creases on clothes, then you'll love the Wrinkle Prevent option. It tumbles your clothes for up to 150 minutes after the cycle has ended which helps avoid wrinkles. The Moisture Sensing feature prevents over or under drying with its two sensors that detect the air temperature and moisture inside and automatically stops when it reaches the ideal temperature. You can also check out the Maytag MGD6230HW and similar updated Maytag gas dryers that have a well-made hamper-style door.

Some people prefer time-tested designs over all the bells and whistles. This Maytag gas dryer covers all of your basic needs while promising dependability for the long haul. And for even more peace of mind, there's a 10-year warranty on the drive motor and dryer drum. 



  • 11 Cycles: Air Only, Bulky Items, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Less Dry, More Dry, Normal Dry, Quick Dry, Timed Dry, Towels, Wrinkle Control

  • Options: Cycle Signal, Temperature, Timed Dry, Wrinkle Prevent

  • 10-year limited parts warranty on the drive motor and drum

  • Moisture Sensing

  • End of cycle signal

  • Drum Light


  • Height: 40.69"

  • Width: 29"

  • Depth: 28.38"


Maytag MGD6200KW - $1,049

Maytag MGD6200KW Gad Dryer



5. LG DLG3401W - 7.4 cu ft - $1,049

The next model in our top 7 for 2023 comes from LG. LG is a JD Power Award Winner for "Highest in customer satisfaction with dryers," so of course one of their products made our list! The LG DLG3401W is available at $1,049 and has 7.4 cubic feet capacity, plus it's Energy Star rated to save you money on utilities.

Feel at ease with its Sensor Dry feature - you don't need to guess the time that your load needs to dry as it automatically changes the drying time depending on the moisture levels of the clothes have during the cycle. With its Wrinkle Care option, you don't need to worry about wrinkled clothes!

LG's reversible door is also helpful so you can adjust how you want to open the door depending on your preference. LoDecibel Quiet Operation is a thoughtful feature if your laundry room is near a bedroom or other living area. If you're looking for an LG dryer, check out this model!



  • Energy Star rated

  • 8 Dryer Programs: Normal, Heavy Duty, Bedding, Towels, Perm Press, Delicates, Speed Dry (Manual Dry), Air Dry (Manual Dry)

  • 7 Options: More Time, Less Time, Damp Dry Signal, Wrinkle Care, Control Lock, Energy Saver, Signal

  • Aluminized alloy steel drum

  • SmartDiagnosis troubleshooting feature helps solve issues quickly

  • LoDecibel quiet operation

  • Sensor Dry

  • FlowSense™ Duct Clogging Indicator



  • Height: 38.68"

  • Width: 27"

  • Depth: 30"


Click here to read over 105 real customer reviews of this product!


LG DLG3401W - $1,049

LG DLG3401W Front Load Gas Dryer



6. Electrolux ELFG7537AW - 8 cu ft - $1,249

The next model we'll review is a front load style model from the Swedish manufacturer Electrolux. The Electrolux ELFG7537AW is an 8 cubic feet gas dryer that comes in white at $1,249 and is also available in titanium at $1,349. Not only is it Energy Star Certified, it also features an Eco-friendly normal cycle.

Get the best drying result you want with these two features: the LuxCare® Dry System keeps clothes from over or under-drying by using a unique sensor that monitors humidity and the Predictive Dry™ calculates a more accurate time to perfectly dry clothes within just 90 seconds from starting the cycle. This dryer also features the Extended Tumble option that keeps your clothes tangle-free and the Perfect Steam™ option for less static and wrinkles for your clothes.

This Electrolux option is one of the best gas dryers of 2023 for consumers looking for multiple steam settings. It comes with the standard one-year parts and labor warranty, with additional one year if registered within 60 days upon purchase.



  • 10 Cycles: Activewear, Allergen, Delicates, Fast Dry, Heavy Duty, Instant Refresh, Mixed Load, Normal, Timed Dry, Towels

  • 7 Options: Anti Static, Delay Start Time (1-12 Hours), Drum Light, Dry Boost, Extended Tumble, Perfect Steam, Wrinkle Release

  • Safety feature: Child Lock

  • Reversible Door

  • Energy Star Rated

  • Platinum Star® Limited Warranty



  • Height: 38"

  • Width: 27"

  • Depth: 32"


Click here to read over 120 real customer reviews of this product!


Electrolux ELFG7537AW - $1,249

Electrolux ELFG7537AW-1 



7. Speed Queen DR7003WG - 7.0 cu ft - $1,529

Last but certainly not least on our list is a gas dryer from Speed Queen. Speed Queen has developed an almost cult following of its products among consumers. Speed Queen is a mainstay of the laundry industry, producing both home and commercial products known for their durability and reliability. The company is over 100 years old and still focused on laundry! The Speed Queen DR7003WG, available in white at $1,529, features electronic touch panel controls on the backguard and sensor drying. It's also Energy Star rated and has a reversible door.

With a durable stainless steel drum and premium metal interior components, it’s no wonder that this gas dryer is built to last 25 years! The display will let you know how dry the clothes are and an estimated time remaining. The commercial-grade components plus design tweaks to maximize drying performance make this dryer a solid investment.

Apart from reliability, this 2021 version of the DR7 is also packed with premium features! You get Speed Queen's Over-Dry Protection, which uses an adaptive cool-down technology to avoid overdrying your clothes and to thus extend their lifespan. The Steam Refresh cycle helps make your clothes look and smell good, and Steam Boost helps avoid wrinkles. Another steam feature is the Steam-Sanitize option that adds the power of steam in killing bacteria. If you have pets, you may also like the Pet Plus option that will help you quickly remove pet hair in your items.

This gas dryer also comes with an industry-leading warranty of seven years parts and labor. It offers a good balance of customizable settings and helpful presets to help you quickly process each load of laundry. Make sure to check this model out!



  • Built to deliver 25 years of performance

  • 10 Cycles: Automatic Heavy Duty, Automatic Regular, Automatic Permanent Press, Automatic Delicates, Manual Time Dry, Favorites, Manual Quick Dry, Pet Plus cycles, Steam Sanitize, Steam Refresh

  • 6 Options: Extended Tumble, EcoDry, Signal On/Off, Steam Boost, Anti-Static, Control Lock

  • Selections: 4 temperatures, 4 dryness levels

  • Energy Star rated

  • Over-Dry Protection Technology

  • Electronic touch panel controls with time remaining display

  • 7-year warranty



  • Height: 42.75"

  • Width: 26.88"

  • Depth: 28"


Click here to read over 1,590 real customer reviews of this product!


Speed Queen DR7003WG - $1,529

Speed Queen DR7003WG Dryer


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That sums up our picks for the best gas dryers of 2023! From smart appliances like the Whirlpool and GE models (#2 and 3) to more basic but tough options from Maytag and Speed Queen (#4 and #7), you can try out exciting updated styles or stick to tried-and-true designs. Let us know which model you choose!

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Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in March of 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.

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