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The roomy Frigidaire FFRE1001PW has a 7-cubic-foot interior, so it can handle exceptionally big loads of laundry in little time. It has 10 drying cycles, so you can take care of clothes as well as wet towels, bedding and delicate fabrics that need low heat. A good matching washer for this dryer is the top-load Frigidaire FFTW1001PW. This is a robust washer with a stainless steel drum for durability and an automatic water-level sensor so you get just the right amount of water for a load of laundry.
The Auto Dry cycles on this clothes dryer do the work for you by choosing the right drying time at the selected temperature so clothing emerges from this dryer just right – not overly dry, which can damage fabrics, or still damp and mildew-prone. You also can use timed dry cycles from 15 to 90 minutes if you prefer to set your own drying times.
You can choose the drying temperatures, with a high setting for cotton, a normal setting for lighter fabrics and bulky loads, a low setting for delicate items, and an air-dry setting that simply fluffs the clothing at room temperature. The air-dry setting is especially good for reviving blankets, pillows and stuffed animals, and you can even use it to dust draperies.
It’s not always possible to be standing right next to the dryer when a cycle ends, and wrinkles and creases set in if the clothing sits in there too long. Fortunately, the Frigidaire dryer offers a wrinkle-release mode that tumbles the dried clothes to cut down on this wrinkling and keep your clothes looking good until you can get them out of the drum.
Another convenient feature is the reversible door that can be hinged on the right side or switched over to the left side. No matter how cramped your laundry area might be, you can set up the door so that it’s easy to get your wash in and out without pulling a muscle. If you move to a different house or simply change where you keep your dryer, this feature lets you change the door direction to suit the new space.
This dryer uses traditional control knobs rather than a complex electronic control panel. Status indicator lights let you know when your machine is still drying clothes, when it is in the cool-down mode, when it is employing the wrinkle-release option and when a cycle is done (you also get an audible signal). Another light shows when you need to clean the lint filter.
A good matching washer for this dryer is the top-load Frigidaire FFTW1001PW. This is a robust washer with a stainless steel drum for durability and an automatic water-level sensor so you get just the right amount of water for a load of laundry.