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Top Five 120 Volt Compact Electric Dryers of 2020 [REVIEW]

Top Five 120 Volt Compact Electric Dryers of 2020 [REVIEW]

If you want a dependable dryer that is easy to install and doesn’t take up a ton of space, Appliances Connection has a simple solution for you.

A 120 Volt Compact Dryer offers all of the modern features you could expect from a premium dryer, but with some additional benefits. First, instead of needing a special 220 volt outlet or adapter as you do with many dryers, a 120 volt dryer simply plugs into a normal electrical wall socket. Plus, being a compact dryer means a smaller footprint, which can really expand the amount of locations you can install the unit. And just because it’s a small clothes dryer doesn’t mean you still can’t expect big drying power. Here, the experts at Appliances Connection will present what we consider the five best 120 volt compact electric dryers for 2020. We’ll be ranking the products using a points system with the following categories being scored:

  • Price
  • Features
  • Capacity
  • Energy Efficiency (for more accurate estimate, feel free to calculate using this formula here)

Now, let’s take a look at which dryers made the list, and which one comes out on top.

#5 Danby DDY060WDB

DDY060WDB
DDY060WDB
DDY060WDB
DDY060WDB

PRICE: $479.00 *

The most inexpensive unit on the list is this 24” vented electric dryer with 3.42 cu. ft. capacity from Danby is most simple of all the models on this list. With an absolute minimum of features this unit offers four drying cycles and three temperature settings that you can program with the digital control pad. This is a good choice for anyone on a budget. It is not stackable, however, so you will have to configure it side-by-side with a washer.

Favorite Features:

  • Stainless Steel Drum – durable, resists rust and stains
  • Hefty Capacity – can handle up to 13.2 lbs.
  • Vented – expel hot air through an open door or window

Ratings:

  • Price - 5
  • Features - 2
  • Capacity – 3
  • Energy Efficiency - 4

TOTAL: 14

#4 Whirlpool LDR3822PQ

LDR3822PQ
LDR3822PQ
LDR3822PQ

PRICE: $789.00 *

Big jobs are no problem for this compact dryer from Whirlpool. The three cycles and two temperature settings of this 3.4 cu. ft. electric dryer with compact exterior pack flexible options and plenty of capacity into a smaller format. The AccuDry™ Sensing System helps prevent overdrying and saves you time and effort by monitoring remaining moisture and automatically stopping the cycle when the load is done. Plus, the end-of-cycle signal tells you when the cycle is finished. Fit it just about anywhere you need it and get the job done right.

Favorite Features:

  • Flexible Installation – optional wall and floor mounts
  • Air Dry Cycle – helps prevent heat damage to fabrics
  • Interior Lint Screen – set the controls to dry on your schedule
  • Timed Dry – easy to remove and clean
  • Adjustable Feet – feature description

Ratings:

  • Price - 4
  • Features - 4
  • Capacity – 3
  • Energy Efficiency - 3

TOTAL: 14

#3 GE DSKP333ECWW

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DSKP333ECWW
DSKP333ECWW
DSKP333ECWW
DSKP333ECWW
DSKP333ECWW
DSKP333ECWW

PRICE: $578.00 *

This affordable vented Spacemaker Series 24” dryer with 3.6 cu. ft. capacity from GE is for those who don’t want or need any bells and whistles and just want a basic but quality dryer. However, it does have the added benefit of being portable, which makes it even easier to place in whatever location you want. It has a 3.6 cu. ft. capacity DuraDrum interior for long-lasting dependability along with three dryer cycles and three temperature settings to get just the right heat level for your fabrics.

Favorite Features:

  • Quiet-by-Design – designed to operate with a minimum of noise
  • Quick Fluff –ready-to-go results in minutes without heat
  • Casters – make for easy moving and placement
  • ADA Compliant – easy access and usage

Ratings:

  • Price - 5
  • Features - 2
  • Capacity – 4
  • Energy Efficiency - 4

TOTAL: 15

#2 Miele TWI180WP

TWI180WP
TWI180WP
TWI180WP
TWI180WP
TWI180WP
TWI180WP
TWI180WP
TWI180WP
TWI180WP

PRICE: $1,899.00*

This 24” smart dryer with 4.1 cubic feet capacity is part of Miele’s W1 T1 Laundry System and is known as an Anywhere Dryer for it’s small footprint and ventless feature, which allows for easy installation without any outside ductwork. Because the heat pump dryer allows for the maximum efficiency with optimal results, the Anywhere Dryer is up to 60% more efficient than conventional dryers, making T1 tumble dryers one of the most efficient dryers available on the market today. And with 18 dryer settings and four drying options, you can be sure you’re drying your clothes with custom care.

Favorite Features:

  • WiFiConn@ct – control and monitor the unit from your smart device
  • Ventless Technology – easy installation with no duct work necessary
  • Heat Pump Technology – regenerates low heat temperatures
  • FragranceDos – add a fresh scent to your clothing using a Miele fragrance pod
  • Anti-crease – tumbles at regular intervals to prevent wrinkles
  • AutoSense – automatically knows how long it takes to dry a particular load
  • Enameled Front – scratch-proof, corrosion-proof, easy to clean and color-fast
  • Energy Star – saves money and the environment
  • SteamFinish Technology – smooths out unwanted wrinkles or refresh clothes in no time at all
  • Specialized Pillow Program – completely dries bulkier pillows

Ratings:

  • Price - 2
  • Features - 5
  • Capacity – 5
  • Energy Efficiency - 5

TOTAL: 17

#1 Miele TWB120WP

TWB120WP
TWB120WP
TWB120WP
TWB120WP
TWB120WP
TWB120WP

PRICE: $1,199.00 *

This 24” ventless dryer from MieleClassic Series has 4.1 ft total capacity and a host of fine features. You’ll be able to dry your clothing precisely as they need with 12 drying cycles and four drying options. It’s driven by Miele’s powerful, economical, and quiet ProfiEco Motor which consumes minimal electricity and is maintenance-free for many years of use. It also has MultiLingua controls which offer a number of different language options, and an Express-Dry feature for fast, efficient drying.

Favorite Features:

  • Ventless Technology – easy installation with no duct work necessary
  • Heat Pump Technology – regenerates low heat temperatures
  • FragranceDos – add a fresh scent to your clothing using a Miele fragrance pod
  • Anti-crease – tumbles at regular intervals to prevent wrinkles
  • Stackable – for even more space savings
  • AutoSense – automatically knows how long it takes to dry a particular load
  • Enameled Front – scratch-proof, corrosion-proof, easy to clean and color-fast
  • Energy Star – saves money and the environment

Ratings:

  • Price - 3
  • Features - 5
  • Capacity – 5
  • Energy Efficiency - 5

TOTAL: 18

*Prices may fluctuate due to discounts, promotions, or sales events. Click "VIEW LATEST PRICE" to see the up-to-date price of the item.

CONCLUSION

7 Top 5 120 Volt Compact Electric Dryers Rating

And both Meile dryers come first and second place. Of course, as the more expensive models packed with Meile’s trademark features and luxury quality, this is to be expected. But just because an appliance is more expensive doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you—only you, the consumer, know what you want. And if you want a 120 volt compact electric dryer, Appliances Connection is waiting to help you find the perfect dryer for your need.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.

RELATED QUESTIONS

Do condenser dryers make the room damp?

If the dryer is installed in a small room with little airflow or ventilation, condensation can occur.

Do ventless dryers work well?

While ventless dryers are easier to install and require less upkeep than vented dryers, they do tend to take a bit more time to do the job of drying clothing.

How long does a dryer last?

The average dryer usually lasts around 10 years. Of course, this depends on the quality of the item when it’s purchased, the brand, and the materials.