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 2020 to show off just a few of the great options the laundry industry has to offer.
Are you interested in upgrading your electric dryer for 2020? Electric dryers are a convenient option for homes and apartments that don't have easy access to a gas line and are the most widely sold type of dryer in the United States. Although electric dryers are generally less efficient to operate than gas dryers, new options on the market use sensors and other technology to help reduce their operating costs. You should consider an Energy Star rated electric dryer if you want to save money on utilities!
We’ve pulled together seven of the best electric dryer models from several different brands to help you explore some of the new offerings on the market. Some things to pay attention to are dryer dimensions compared to capacity to maximize available space, and to aim for a dryer with twice the capacity of your washing machine to hit that laundry sweet spot! (For more info on choosing a new dryer, check out our dryer buying guide.)
If you are in the market for an American-made washer and dryer, look no further. We all remember the Maytag brand that our families have grown up with. The image of that old washing machine we were so fond of has returned, but with capacities that would swallow that trusty old model!
Maytag laundry products are engineered and assembled in America thanks to the Michigan-based Whirlpool Corporation. They offer 10-year limited warranties on select parts in their washers, namely the wash tub and the motor. We’ve compiled these Maytag washer and dryer reviews and lineup overviews to give you a closer look at some of their latest product offerings.
A stacked washer dryer combo can be an ideal option for apartments and small homes where space is at a premium. While all-in-one washer dryer combo machines totally combine the two laundry appliances into one space, the Frigidaire Laundry Center takes a different approach to saving you space and money.
Researching a new dryer can be easy if you know the right questions to ask. One of the topics you may be pondering is the difference between a top load dryer vs front load (find out more about dryers in our Dryer Buying Guide).
Virtually all dryers load from the front, so what do we mean by a front loading dryer? This is a dryer that is meant to aesthetically match the appearance of a front loading washer, with the controls in the front and matching cosmetic details. These dryers usually have the option of being stacked on top of the washer, but it is not a requirement (check out our review of a Maytag stackable washer dryer pair to explore this option). They can also be placed on optional bases to raise them to a more convenient height. Most consumers who already have or are planning to purchase a front loading washer will want to plan on matching it with a front loading dryer.
If you are living in an apartment or condo or maybe even a "tiny house", you may be in need of a compact dryer to fit in a small space. Compact dryers are dryers made to fit in small spaces and have a smaller capacity. They are generally available in electric 115 volt or 240 volt, or gas models and come in stackable or free standing designs. Many can also be placed on a pedestal if space allows.
If you are constrained by space, compact dryers may be exactly what you are looking for. Researching a new dryer can be easy if you know the right questions to ask. In this blog, we try to shed some light on the topic of compact dryers and review two top-selling models, one vented and one ventless. You can find more information on dryers in our dryer buying guide!
Ventless dryers are a go-to option for apartments, condos, and other living situations where outdoor venting isn't possible. In the US, we're used to seeing the steam outside of our window when the dryer is running, but in Europe these ventless dryers are more common than vented dryers by a huge margin. If you're looking for a new ventless dryer for your home, one of the options to consider is heat pump dryers.
Heat pump dryers are a newer type of ventless dryer. In general, ventless dryers are more expensive than vented options. The two major types are condensation and heat pump dryers, and heat pump dryers are more costly up-front than condensation dryers. However, the operating costs are lower - half or more the cost per load of a traditional vented dryer in gas or electric.
After 20 years of use, it isn’t uncommon for a dryer to bite the dust, leaving you tasked with researching new options. But once you start reading reviews online, you may be dismayed to see how many customers say their dryer died after only 6-10 years, or sometimes even less! How can this be when your old machine, apart from an occasional repair, worked reliably for more than a decade?
There are many options and features to consider while researching a new dryer. If you are looking for drying accuracy, LG Sensor Dry may be worth considering when you purchase your next dryer. We'll go over sensor drying and review a top-seller from LG with this technology!
Are you in the market for a steam dryer and looking for a great option? In this article, we'll delve into steam and discuss one of the best selling steam cycle dryer models out there.
Steam cycles are very useful in dryers, and have been around since the late 2000s. They can be used to freshen up items that are clean but may have been stored for a long time or worn just once. They can also be used to eliminate wrinkles and odors during drying cycles. Steam washers tend to focus on stain removal, wrinkle reduction, and sanitize cycles as well. Be sure to consider steam as an option when you are researching new dryers - and check out our dryer buying guide for more information on choosing a new dryer.