The GE GTD33EASKWW electric dryer may not have all the bells and whistles of many of the more advanced clothing dryers, but it’ll get your clothes dry without you having to part with too much of your hard-earned cash. While it won’t rival the premium models among our round up of the best dryers, it has a generous 7.2 cubic foot capacity that’s ideal for families, and it comes from one of the most trusted brands in America.
With its unique and intuitive cycle selection system, the GE GTD33EASKWW gives you all of the controls you need to dry your clothes without confusing you with tons of extra options you’re unlikely to use. That being said, the cycles are longer than the more expensive dryers on the market, with the quickest option for a full dry being 38 minutes. It also runs slightly hotter than some other dryers, which can take a toll on the fabric of your clothes over time.
We feel there’s a lot to love about the well-priced GE GTD33EASKWW though, so let’s dive in and take a closer look at what it has to offer.
GE GTD33EASKWW: Price
You’ll be hard-pressed to find another dryer of this quality at such an affordable price. Coming in at around $599, we’ve quite often seen this little beauty on sale too. With dryers costing anywhere up to $1,500, the GE GTD33EASKWW is a serious bargain.
The GE GTD33EASKWW comes with a one year GE warranty that covers any failure of parts due to a defect in materials or workmanship. When you consider that the much more expensive Samsung DV45K6500GV dryer comes with the same warranty, that’s a pretty good deal for a dryer at the low end of the price range.
GE GTD33EASKWW: Features
You won't find all the extensive features of a more expensive dryer in the GE GTD33EASKWW, but that doesn’t mean it won’t get the job done. One of the things we love about this dryer is its unique cycle selection system. The main dial consists of three cycles, broken up into various options depending on the setting. For cotton, you have a choice of less dry, optimum dry, or more dry, and for casuals, you can set it to more or less dry.
The bottom part of the main dial is dedicated to cycle length, which can be set anywhere from 10 minutes through to 80 minutes. To the right of the main dial, you’ll find a smaller temperature setting dial which lets you choose between regular, medium, or no heat. The rotary controls make it simple to set cycles, although those with dexterity issues may find a touch screen easier to use.
While there’s no steam or sanitize options available like there is with the Samsung DV45K6500GV, the GE GTD33EASKWW has a wrinkle care cycle option that does an adequate job of preventing your clothes from creasing. The upfront lint filter is a nice touch that makes cleaning that much easier.
GE GTD33EASKWW: Design
There are two types of dryers available to buy, those powered by gas and those that run on electricity. The GE GTD33EASKWW fits into the latter category, which offers some great benefits. Easy to install yourself, electric dryers are often cheaper than gas dryers, so they're a great option if you’re on a limited budget.
While it’s not the prettiest dryer we’ve ever seen, the GE GTD33EASKWW still has a smart and clean look. Its minimalist design will appeal to anyone who wants a simple and straightforward clothes dryer that doesn’t have a cluttered panel. We like that it’s been designed to reduce dryer noise throughout your home, so it’s a good choice if you’re looking for a relatively quiet machine.
The alloy drum on this electric dryer helps to improve energy efficiency while at the same time reducing the risk of corrosion. With a 7.2 cubic foot drum, it’s ideal for families or busy professionals who like to do bigger and less frequent loads. Measuring 27 inches in width and 29.5 inches in depth, it will fit comfortably into most spaces. It has average energy efficiency and costs around $95 a year to run.
With a reverse-a-door design, the GE GTD33EASKWW will work beautifully in any laundry room, being able to be easily altered to fit the needs of your space. It also pairs nicely with the GTW330ASKWW top-load washer, creating a very affordable washer-dryer set.
GE GTD33EASKWW: User reviews
For a clothes dryer at this price point, you may be surprised to learn that the GE GTD33EASKWW outperforms many of its more expensive competitors when it comes to user reviews.
It gets an overall rating of 4.5 stars over at Home Depot based on over 7,000 reviews, with customers praising the huge drum size, quick and efficient drying, and smooth and quiet sound. It’s a similar story at Best Buys where the GE GTD33EASKWW gets a rating of 4.5 out of five across 700 reviews.
While there are a few poor reviews across all sites, namely to do with the timer being too loud and the lint catcher being too small, on the whole, the GE GTD33EASKWW overwhelmingly gets the thumbs up from the majority of users.
Should you buy the GE GTD33EASKWW?
We know the GE GTD33EASKWW isn’t as snazzy as some of the other top of the range dryers out there, but this modest dryer has everything most people need without a panel cluttered with features you’ll likely never use. If what you’re after is a dryer with a generous capacity that gets your clothes perfectly dry and doesn’t set you back a ridiculous sum of money to do so, then the GE GTD33EASKWW is likely just what you’ve been looking for.