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Samsung DV8750 has so many cycle types that you can be confident each load will get exactly what it needs to come out dry without damaging fabrics. It had more options than any dryer we compared, including specific cycles for active wear, wrinkle reduction and bedding.
The Hotpoint HTX24EASKWS is not a dryer that stands out from the pack but if you are buying the matching washer, the Hotpoint HTW240ASKWS, it will be a fine addition to your laundry room. It could also be a nice companion for any washer in the range of 3-3.5 cubic feet.
The Amana NED4655EW is the least expensive model we considered but it still outranks quite a few others. It does not compare well in all ways but this machine will be just fine for laundry duty in many households.
The Frigidaire FFRE4120SW is a nice middle point between the most innovative machines and the most budget-friendly. It has some modern touches that make it feel like a true upgrade but it is not quite in the realm of things like smartphone control and steam cycles that you see on the pricier units.
The Kenmore 68132 is large and relatively inexpensive. With its helpful time-saving features this durable dryer can help you get the clothes back onto hangers quickly. The first convenient factor you’ll notice is its size. This Kenmore dryer offers 8.8 cubic feet of interior space.
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.
The Whirlpool WED7500GW is not the cheapest dryer we compared but it is our favorite for less than $700. When you go below that price point you lose a lot of features that make getting a new dryer worthwhile.
The Maytag MEDX655DW lacks a lot of the features that are common on newer machines but still has some good capabilities and we found it for as little as $550. That is a great price for a dryer that is relatively large and ready to help tackle large piles of laundry.
The LG DLE7200VE is energy efficient and reasonably-priced yet still has lots of advanced features. Sensor Dry tracks moisture levels and adjusts drying times automatically so you don't have to babysit your loads.
With its gigantic capacity and long list of features, the Kenmore Elite 61633 saves you time by doing lots of laundry in one load. It does it efficiently, too, especially considering how large it is.
The Whirlpool WTW7500GW is a little pricey, but it offers some innovative features that will make it feel like an upgrade rather than just a replacement for your old washing machine. One example is the built-in water faucet feature, which makes pre-treating easier.
The Kenmore Elite 31633 is a large-capacity, top-load washer that works well for big families. It includes 11 wash cycles, five soil levels and several wash-and-rinse temperatures.