Drying laundry can be a lengthy process, especially for people who live in smaller spaces or humid environments. Nevertheless, what gets washed must eventually dry out, and no matter how small your home is, you have a lot of options. Here's our list of five of the best 24-inch dryers of 2021.
With 4.2 cu. ft. of capacity, the LG DLEC888W has the most spacious interior on our list. It squeezes five temperature settings and 14 unique dry cycles (including everything from jeans to wool) into its small profile, and even manages to include a lot of modern amenities as well. Its has dynamic load-sensing systems that automatically change the drying time for each load, and an easy-to-read digital display. Internally, its NFC Tag-On technology lets you download custom dry cycles using your smartphone, and its SmartDiagnosis system lets you know if things go wrong even before you have to call for a repair.
The GE GFT14ESSMWW is an efficient and economical option. Its 4.1 cu. ft. capacity will allow you to fit plenty of clothes inside it, and its dual thermistors and HE Sensor Dry system ensures that your laundry is dried evenly and as gently as possible. It even has an option to end the cycle when the fabric is barely damp, leaving your clothes primed for ironing. When it comes to controls, this dryer mixes easy-touch capacitive controls and LED status lights with a large stainless steel knob, for a perfect blend of modernity and familiarity.
When it comes to the sheer number of available features, the Miele TWF160WP is the champion among 24-inch dryers. Not only does it have Miele's patented WiFiConn@ct and Miele@home technologies — allowing you to connect your dryer to your smartphone using the Miele@home app — but its maintenance-free heat pump makes it unique among the dryers on this list. This heat pump preserves the heat your dryer creates, allowing it to be reused for improved efficiency and reduced power use. Its FragranceDos system allows you to add fragrance pods to your dryer, and the machine will dispense them in stages to make sure everything comes out smelling great. The 16 available dry cycles include programs for silks, sportswear, and linens, and the 4.1 cubic foot capacity means you have plenty of space.
The Bosch WTG86403UC is feature-rich and makes excellent use of the many included sensors. Not only do the sensors adjust the temperature of every load for peak efficiency, its 4 cu. ft., Galvalume-coated drum is specially shaped in a way that creates air cushions that protect your clothes as they tumble. Meanwhile, its four temperature options, fifteen programmable dry cycles, and condensation technology mean this dryer can handle a wide variety of laundry while still keeping noise and vibrations to a minimum.
The Fisher Paykel DE4024P1 can hold up to 4 cu. ft. of laundry, and it's optimized to handle a huge variety of loads. It comes with a drying rack, so even the most delicate of delicate items can be dried safely and quickly. Its SmartTouch™ dial lets you select between the five dryness levels, fifteen programmed cycles (including "Freshen" and "Sports") easily, and its internal sensors adjust the drying time based on how much moisture they detect. It's also optimized for small quality-of-life improvements: the internal light means you can easily make sure that you've removed everything, and the progress indicator display makes planning your laundry day a breeze.
Where can I place a 24-inch dryer?
While you have limited options when siting a vented dryer, ventless dryers can go wherever you have space and a proper electrical outlet. Just make sure the dryer has enough airflow to work properly.
How long does a dryer last?
A clothes dryer can last between 10 and 13 years. To get the most use out of yours, make sure to empty the lint trap with every load.