When you're shopping for a new dryer, you have several choices that you can make, depending on your budget and what features you're looking for. There are several manufacturers that make top-of-the-line dryers, with 24-in. models being among the most popular. If you're in the market for a new dryer, we can help you figure out which option is the best for your needs, whether you're looking for a bigger capacity or smart technology. Here's a look at three of the best 24-in. electric dryers that are currently available.
This model from Bosch's 300 Series provides plenty of room for large loads of laundry with a 4.0-cu. ft. capacity, and its 15 drying cycles give you versatility for your drying needs. This compact condensation dryer has ventless installation, eliminating the need for external ducting and a blower to expel hot air. That means it is easier, more cost-effective, and faster to install this dryer compared to other models. The cost savings don't end there because the WTG86403UC is ENERGY STAR® qualified, which will result in lower energy bills. The Wrinkle Block program reduces wrinkle build-up and creasing, while sensors give better drying results and high-quality care for your fabrics. You get soft laundry thanks to the Sensitive Drying System drying your clothes with mild, warm air coming from all sides. The AntiVibration design provides enhanced insulation, resulting in reduced vibration and increased stability for quieter operation.
LG makes one of the best 24-in. electric dryers available with this ventless 4.2-cu. ft. capacity unit that has 14 drying programs, including customizable options through LG's ThinQ® app, which is compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for voice-controlled operation. The built-in sensor automatically adjusts the drying time by sensing the moisture in the dryer, reducing wear and tear and electricity use. The Dual Inverter HeatPump™ is advanced technology that gives you greater energy efficiency and shorter drying times. This dryer can periodically tumble your clothes for up to three hours after the cycle ends to prevent wrinkles from forming in your fabrics, and this model has LoDecibel™ quiet operation, so it doesn't disturb you when it's running. The NeveRust™ stainless steel drum is designed to last for years without rusting to increase the appliance's longevity. And you get flexibility with where you can place this driver thanks to its reversible door.
This ventless heat pump dryer from Beko has 15 cycles, including Air Fluff and Sanitize programs, and a capacity of 3.7 cu. ft. to give you plenty of drying options for small or large loads. The compact design helps you save space, and the durable stainless steel drum is rust-resistant to deliver premium performance. The AntiCrease+ function reduces wrinkles by tumbling your clothes after the drying cycle has finished. The Child Lock controls prevent kids, or others, from changing the cycle settings while the machine is in use. This dryer alerts you when the filter needs to be cleaned, and you can delay the operation time by up to 24 hours so your laundry gets done on your schedule.
How long should a dryer last?
You can expect a dryer to last for 10-12 years with proper use, and buying a high-quality dryer will maximize its lifespan because its components are made to last longer.
Do ventless dryers use more electricity?
No, a ventless dryer uses less electricity than traditional units. A heat pump dryer uses warmed air to dry your clothes. This process uses significantly less energy than traditional dryers, which warm up cold air to get your loads dry.