Having a large dryer can save you precious time when dealing with laundry. Being able to dry more clothes at once cuts down on the number of loads you need to do, freeing you to focus on other things. If you're in the market for a dryer that can handle more clothes, we're here to help. We've put together this expert-picked list of the largest dryers of 2021.
This 27-in. gas dryer from Electrolux provides an impressive 8 cu. ft. capacity, allowing you to dry larger loads. It features 10 dry cycles, including activewear, allergen, delicates, fast dry, and more. The instant refresh cycle even allows you to freshen up your clothes and remove wrinkles without completing a full wash.
Electrolux's unique LuxCare® Dry System uses a sensor to detect humidity on the surface and inside items so that all your fabrics are protected from both excessive and insufficient drying. You can also more accurately predict drying times thanks to Electrolux's Predictive Dry™ feature, which calculates drying time within about 90 seconds of starting the load.
With this unit, Electrolux also makes it a priority to minimize environmental impact. Its normal cycle is eco-friendly, with the option of adding a dry boost if necessary. What's more, it's ENERGY STAR® certified and features LEDLuxury-Design® lighting to help you keep your power bills low.
Finally, Electrolux's Luxury-Quiet™ sound system operates extremely quietly to avoid interfering with your daily life and activities.
This 29-in. electric smart dryer from Whirlpool offers a very spacious 8.8 cu. ft. of capacity, allowing you to dry a large amount of laundry at once. This dryer features 12 dry cycles, including delicates, bulky items, whites, towels, and wrinkle control. It's also Wi-Fi enabled to allow you to interact with it from your smartphone or tablet using the Whirlpool® app.
With Whirlpool's Advanced Moisture Sensing feature, you'll never need to worry about overdrying your clothes. What's more, the Wrinkle Shield™ Plus option with steam uses tumbling and steam for up to 150 minutes after the cycle ends or until you open the dryer door to keep wrinkles from setting into your clothes. Similarly, the Steam Refresh cycle uses water and heat to freshen your clothes without requiring you to rewash them.
ENERGY STAR® certification guarantees that your dryer won't have an excessive impact on the environment or your wallet. And with Whirlpool's EcoBoost™ option, you can use less heat and extended cycle times for greater energy efficiency.
Last on our list of the largest dryers of 2021 is this 29-in. gas unit from LG, which offers a whopping 9 cu. ft. of capacity. With 14 dry cycles, 11 dryer options, and five temperature settings, you'll be sure to find the perfect combination for your needs. Cycles include towels, delicates, heavy duty, SteamFresh™, SteamSanitary™ and more. The dryer options, meanwhile, include more time, less time, damp dry signal, wrinkle care, child lock, and reduced static.
LG's TrueSteam® technology is one of this unit's most important features. It generates real steam to help reduce wrinkles and odors. You can pretty much say good-bye to your iron with this dryer on hand. In addition, this dryer offers maximum flexibility for installation. It features a four-way venting option as well as a reversible door, making it easy to adjust its installation to your laundry room arrangement.
Finally, this unit's LoDecibel™ motor runs so quietly, you'll barely even know the dryer is on, while its NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum offers years of durability.
How long should a dryer last?
With proper maintenance, a dryer can be expected to last anywhere from 8-12 years.
How do I choose a dryer?
First, you'll need to choose between gas and electric. Gas dryers can often be more economical if you have a gas line to your home. The washer's capacity is also important, especially if you wash a lot of clothes. Finally, make sure to consider the special features you think you'll need, such as wrinkle prevention or a quiet motor.