Ventless dryers are compact devices that do not require extensive ductwork to perform. Since they are smaller, they fit about half the amount of clothes as a traditional dryer. However, what they lose in space they make up for in convenience because they are great for small houses, mobile homes, RVs and cabin life. Instead of venting hot air and moisture outside, they use a condenser to drain out the water or collect it in a tank.
If you're searching for a ventless dryer for your small space, the experts at Appliances Connection have collected the five best ventless dryer options of 2021.
LG's 24-in. electric dryer has a 4.2 cu. ft. capacity with 14 different dry cycles. This compact dryer offers five temperature settings and includes the Sensor Dry System to automatically adjust drying time based on moisture levels. LG's NFC Tag-On technology lets you download new cycles directly from your smartphone and the front LED display has the Dial-A-Cycle feature with a remaining time display. It also features a wrinkle care option to tumble your load periodically if you're unable to remove your clothes immediately from the NeveRust stainless steel drum. This dryer has a removable water reservoir that captures water from the drying process and is also stackable with a matching washer. Additionally, the SmartDiagnosis™ feature allows LG's service center to remotely diagnose problems with your ventless dryer, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars in service calls.
This 24-in compact electric dryer by Fisher & Paykel comes with 4 cu. ft. capacity and a stacking kit to help you save space. This ventless dryer is equipped with a hose to drain water automatically, and features an anti-vibration design and insulation to keep this model quiet during operation. It has a drying rack for delicate objects, a gentle tumble feature, and stainless steel drum. The included SmartTouch™ Control Dial puts all the options at your fingertips, and the auto-sensing function senses moisture levels automatically to prevent over drying. Finally, a combination of geometric side designs and insulation inside the drum comprise this unit's anti vibration construction, minimizing noise and wear on your dryer's components.
Miele's Little Giants Series 24-in. smart electric dryer has a 4.59 cu. ft. capacity which will hold 18 lbs of clothes. This Energy Star Certified dryer has a specially designed Honeycomb™ drum structure which creates an air cushion between the drum wall and your laundry to ensure gentle fabric care and perfect drying results. All Little Giants Heat-Pump Dryers from Miele feature a patented condensate drainage design with an included hose to allow the moisture to be drained. The German-engineered system is Wi-Fi enabled and includes M touch Flex Controls to provided intuitive machine operation. You can select the required program easily with a tap of your finger using the M Touch Flex controls, and in up to 32 languages thanks to the Miele MultiLingua feature.
This GE 24-in. ventless condenser style dryer has HE Sensor Dry and dual thermistors to constantly monitor moisture and temperature in order to prevent over drying. It has 4.1 cu. ft. capacity and features a stainless steel drum, electronic touch controls, and convenient damp alert to let you know when clothes need to be ironed. It is also Energy Star Certified and utilizes the Reverse-a-Door feature, so the door opening can be reversed to meet installation needs. You can also monitor performance and checks cycle status via a WiFi connection using your mobile device.
This ventless heat pump model from Blomberg has 4.1 cu. ft. capacity with 16 drying cycles. The 16 programs include a Jeans setting for optimal dryness of heavier fabrics like denim and fleece, and the Bi-directional drum action ensures the most efficient drying results. A fully electronic LCD digital control panel is especially user-friendly and will even suggest the best setting to achieve the best results. Low dBA operation keeps this unit relatively quiet, and a calibrated water-level sensor identifies any deviation from the correct water level in the tank thus triggering automatic draining.
What kinds of dryers do not need a vent?
Condenser tumble dryers are ventless, so instead of removing moisture through an external vent, they will drain condensed moisture into a reservoir or through a hose.
Are all tumble dryers vented?
While vented dryers are more common, not all tumble dryers need a vent. You can install a condenser dryer in a place where ductwork to vent externally is not a viable option.