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Best Clothes Dryer - LG vs Maytag - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 10, 2019 9:15 AM 

 

If you think of your clothes dryer as being one of the simplest appliances in your home, think again. Most people think that it just turns a drum and blows heat, but there's quite a bit going on inside that big metal box! If you are in the process of researching a new dryer, you know there are many brands, models, and features to consider (you can check out our dryer buyer's guide for more info). We'll compare LG and Maytag to help you determine the best clothes dryer brand for you.

In order to compare the two models, we need to first look at some of the technology behind drying clothes. Clothes dryers have a variety of safety features to not only go easy on your clothes by preventing over-drying, but also keep your home safe if something malfunctions. The average system will have a temperature range of 80 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on selected cycles and settings. There are two main ways for a dryer to keep track of the drying progress: moisture sensors and thermistors.

 

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Topics: Dryers, LG, Maytag

The Electrolux Dryer Lineup - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 10, 2019 9:00 AM 

 

Electrolux is a well-recognized appliance name in many homes. They're known for great styling, features, and superb performance throughout every product that they manufacture. Their gas and electric dryers are no exception. You might already be sold on getting a great Electrolux front load washer, but what about their dryers? We'll dig into what Electrolux has to offer - and you can check out our dryer buyer's guide for more info on dryers in general as well!

Electrolux refreshed their laundry lineup in 2018 with some awesome features that we'll go over in detail before we compare the models in the dryer lineup.

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Topics: Dryers, Electrolux

Frigidaire Top Load Washer and Dryer Reviews, Features, & Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jul 28, 2019 11:00 AM 

 

 

In today’s changing laundry industry, you may be wondering where to turn for good-quality, dependable and reasonably priced products. One option to consider is Frigidaire's popular top load washer and matching dryer. 

Frigidaire is a trusted manufacturer of home appliances and they’ve been popular in the US for decades. They have been absent from the top load market in previous years but have returned with a new washer and dryer pair, although they have yet to offer a front load washer. They also offer laundry centers if you're looking for a stacked design with a top load washer. Let's take a closer look at their top load washer and dryer offering. 

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Topics: Washing Machines, Dryers, Frigidaire

Amana Dryer Models - Reviews, Features, & Prices

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jun 9, 2019 7:30 AM 

 

Looking to learn more about Amana dryer models? You've come to the right place. We'll go over the full Amana dryer lineup in both gas and electric models - learn more about gas vs electric dryers in our article!

If you are in the process of researching your options for a new dryer, Amana is certainly a good place to look. Now owned by Whirlpool corporation, Amana is a trusted manufacturer of quality home appliances with a focus on value. They offer a small range of products in each appliance category that have basic features and are easy to use.

In the full size dryer market they offer a very popular traditional dryer (as opposed to a front load style) in both gas and electric. They also offer two compact 3.4 cubic foot models, but we'll focus on the full size models here. Let's take a closer look at this well-priced Amana dryer model. And feel free to check out our dryer buying guide for more info on choosing a new dryer!

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Topics: Dryers, Amana

Large Capacity Dryer - Who Has the Largest?

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 19, 2019 11:00 AM 

 

Researching a new dryer can be an involved process. There are many factors to consider, and size is one of the most important ones. Dryer sizes are wide-ranging, but if you have a large family or heavy laundry needs for some other reason, you may be looking for the manufacturer with the largest dryer capacity on the market. Look no further! (Or, if you want to look further: check out our dryer buying guide for more info on choosing a new dryer!)

We've analyzed large capacity dryer options across manufacturers and found two behemoths that may be just what you are looking for. The overall largest dryer on the market right now comes from Maytag with a special order 9.2 cubic foot traditional style model with backguard controls. LG is a close second with a 9.0 cubic foot front load style model (learn more about front load vs top load style dryers here). All dryers load from the front, but "front load style" dryers are designed to match a front load washer, usually with controls on the front of the machine and a windowed door, while "top load style" dryers have controls at the back of the machine and can't be stacked.

Let's explore these highly rated top-of-the-line models! Pay special attention to the dimensions if you're buying extra large washers and dryers because they can be a few inches larger in width and depth than standard size models. Make sure they will fit through your doorways and in your laundry space!

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Topics: Dryers

Coin Operated Washer and Dryer - Speed Queen vs Whirlpool

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 4, 2019 9:00 AM 

 

Are you in need of a coin operated washer and dryer for your apartment or other commercial location?  Are you wondering where to begin in the process of researching new models? Installing coin operated washers and dryers can be a great way for landlords to increase their monthly income on apartment rentals, and if you're an entrepreneur in the laundry business, you may be looking for new machines for your laundromat. There are several coin operated dryer models on the market, but they aren't as widely advertised as traditional dyers.

In this article, we'll profile top-selling commercial washers and dryers from manufacturers Whirlpool and Speed Queen. Whether this is your first purchase of a coin operated dryer or you're replacing an existing model, taking a close look at the features of these models will help you compare and contrast with other models you are considering.

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Topics: Washing Machines, Dryers, Whirlpool, Speed Queen

Electric Clothes Dryer Reviews - GE vs Frigidaire

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jan 23, 2019 8:00 AM 

 

Older electric dryers are just one of the many household products in your home that may be serious energy hogs. As they age, dryers lose sufficient fresh air intake as well as heat and moisture discharge capabilities due to a number of factors, such as worn or broken blower wheels, worn or dry-rotted drum seals, stretched belts, or slow motor rotation and aging thermostats. And, of course, keep in mind that all dryers accumulate lint within their components throughout their lifetime.

If you’re finding your current dryer either gobbles electricity or needs multiple runs to properly dry your laundry, then wait no longer … it's time to replace it. New dryers have more efficient motors and blowers, fresh drum seals and better thermostats and moisture sensors, allowing them to finish the job quicker, which means less run time and thus lower operating costs.

When you begin your dryer research, consider the brands GE and Frigidaire. Both GE and Frigidaire have been in the laundry business for as long as we can remember for good reason: quality products! We've put together these electric clothes dryer reviews of two of their top budget-priced models to help you make an informed decision.

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Topics: Dryers, Frigidaire, GE Appliances

Best Dryer for the Money - Low Cost Gas Models from Amana and Hotpoint

Posted by Bob Allaire on Jan 22, 2019 7:00 PM 

Every consumer shopping for a new gas dryer is searching for the best dryer for the money. Gas dryers are available in all brands and styles and with new features and sizes, and they have become more expensive than their matching washers. If you are looking for a good basic gas dryer, there are two companies that you can turn to that can fill the need for great products at the right price: Amana and Hotpoint.

Amana, a Whirlpool brand, and Hotpoint, a General Electric brand, both offer gas dryers that are well-featured for their price range and can handle the workload for most families. They make quality products with the basic features that are just what many consumers need, saving sometimes hundreds of dollars in the family budget. Check out these two companies when you go shopping. In this article we'll compare two of their best low cost offerings. For more information on buying a new dryer, check out our dryer buying guide!

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Topics: Dryers, Hotpoint, Amana

Side Venting Dryer - Need a Good Side Venting Option?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jan 20, 2019 11:00 AM 

 

There are several important questions to consider when doing your research on a new dryer. How it will vent is one of them. Depending on the configuration of your laundry room or closet, you may find that you need a good side venting option.

Standard dryer installation calls for rear venting but due to space limitations or configuration, you may need to look for a model that allows side venting. Not all models do! It's important to bring this up with your local appliance salesperson, because different brands and models have different restrictions for the options to install side venting. For example, you may only be able to side vent on one side of the dryer - most gas dryers can only be side vented to the left because of the burner housing. Dryers with "four-way venting" usually will allow you to install a side vent on either side.

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Topics: Dryers, Speed Queen

Gas Dryer vs Electric Dryer - Cost, Safety, & More

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jan 18, 2019 9:00 AM 

 

Are you researching new dryers and wondering about the differences between a gas dryer vs electric dryer? There are a few situations in which you may need to decide which type of fuel you want your dryer to use - for example, if you have both fuels available in an existing home, or you are building a new home and trying to decide which hookups to install. 

Most common dryer models come in both gas and electric but there are key differences to consider. Let's take a closer look at the major factors that set them apart - and check out our dryer buying guide for more info on choosing a new dryer.

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Topics: Dryers

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