The GE GTD33EASKWW is a lackluster unit by most measures but it does have a lot of capacity for the price. It will be the perfect companion for its matching washer, the GTW330ASKWW, but it is not going to be a great choice outside of that scenario. This is a very budget-friendly option. There was only one that cost less so we really would not expect it to be amazing.
There's nothing wrong with this dryer. It's just not as advanced as most we considered. It will help you get a ton of laundry done, though. With a capacity over 7 cubic feet you will be able to tackle the large loads.
The GTD33EASKWW is not the choice if you want lots of choice in your cycle types. It ties for the fewest of the ones we compared. You get the basics, though – high heat for cottons, medium heat for causals and no heat for more delicate items. You can also just do a plain old timed cycle. You can specify how dry you want each load to come out with your choice of More Dry and Less Dry.
If you want steam or sanitize cycles specifically, though, you will have to invest in something more expensive. You will also need to keep track of airflow blockages yourself. This machine does not have check filter or duct blockage warning systems. It also doesn't offer smartphone connectivity, even for diagnoses.
It is not efficient enough to garner the Energy Star from the EPA so ongoing operating costs might be relatively high, but at least the initial investment is low. This machine is relatively compact. The 27-inch width will tuck easily into most laundry rooms, even the smaller ones. There is only one year of warranty coverage for parts and labor. That's not great but it's also pretty common among the dryers we compared.
The GE GTD33EASKWW is not too impressive but since dryers do not have that many jobs it will work just fine in a lot of scenarios. Your clothing will get dry. The relatively large capacity will make it a good fit for families, too.