It's important to have clean clothes, so if you need to buy a new dryer you want to make sure it's a good one that will last you for a long time. With the technology that manufacturers pack into dryers these days, you don't need to spend a lot of money to get a high-quality model. There are different types of dryers you can buy, but electric dryers are among the most popular. If you’re in the market for a big dryer, here’s a look at three of the best 27-in. electric dryers you can buy.
Samsung makes this spacious 7.5-cu. ft. capacity vented dryer that gives you a choice of 10 preset cycles -- including a Sanitize cycle -- in addition to nine additional drying options. The Sensor Dry function makes sure your fabrics are dried properly without the need for you to continuously check on the load; it protects your clothes from heat damage and saves on energy usage by automatically optimizing the time and temperature of your cycle. The interior drum lights ensures you don't leave socks or other small items in the machine, and the lint filter indicator lets you know when it's time to clean out the filter. The reversible door gives you flexibility regarding where you can put the dryer, and troubleshooting problems is easy with Smart Care, which lets you perform a diagnostic test from your mobile device using Samsung's smartphone app.
This Wi-Fi enabled vented LG dryer is one of the best 27-in. electric dryers currently available. The 7.4-cu. ft. capacity lets you fit more clothes in the dryer so it takes fewer loads to get it all done. You can customize the settings to your needs with 10 dry cycles and five temperature settings. The FlowSense™ Duct Clogging indicator alerts you when it's time to clean the duct to keep the unit giving you a great performance every time you use it. The LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation means the dryer won't disturb you when it's in use, and the end of cycle signal lets you know when your load is finished so you don't need to check on it. The reversible door and 30-in. depth allow you to have options as to where you place the dryer. AI technology selects optimal dry settings, and LG's ThinQ® app lets you both control the dryer remotely and receive maintenance tips and alerts with SmartDiagnosis™.
This vented GE model has a capacity of 6.2 cu. ft. in the aluminized alloy drum that resists corrosion and improves energy efficiency. The Auto Dry function monitors air temperature to set dry times, while the Quick Fluff option gives you ready-to-go results in minutes without heat. Cleaning out lint is easy with the upfront lint filter, and the rotary electromechanical controls make setting your cycles simple. This model has a venting capability of up to 120 ft. for flexible installation options. The door opening can be reversed to meet the needs of where in your laundry room you want to place the unit.
How long should a dryer last?
Dryers are reliable appliances that can last a long time. You should be able to get at least eight years out of your dryer, and with proper use and maintenance you can get up to 12 years out of the appliance.
How do I know if my dryer is going bad?
If your dryer is going bad, there are several signs you can look for that will let you know it might be time to buy a new dryer. Some of them include the dryer drum not turning properly, the heat being weak or insufficient compared to what you're used to, and squealing, grinding, or popping noises.