Dryers that get the job done

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Laundry day couldn't be easier when a feature-loaded and high performance dryer is in place. However, it's difficult to assess a dryer's performance before you actually get it home and try it out. How will you know if it does a good job when you're checking it out online or in the store?
Here's what you should know about the machines that thousands of users feel consistently produce the best results:

  • Load capacity: smaller machines, with under 7.2 cu.ft. capacities, tend to slightly outperform larger ones.

  • Temperature setting: smaller machines also tend to have fewer temperature settings and drying options, and therefore the models with fewer options actually score higher for performance.

  • Brands: the brand that users report has the most high performing models is Whirlpool, followed closely behind by amana.

Check out users' top picks below.

Top Performing Dryers

#1 rated in high performance: Hotpoint 6.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer, scored 100/100100

1. Hotpoint 6.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer

Users rank the Hotpoint 6.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer the #1 highest performing household dryer. Consumers believe that it is not necessarily worth its price as its scores for overall value are around average. Noise may be a problem with this dryer, as it is described as a little loud by owners. Parents of young children and studio apartment dwellers may not find this dryer quiet enough for their needs. However, it isn't energy-efficient, according to reports.
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#2 rated in high performance: LG 4.2 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Large Capacity Electric Dryer, scored 98/10097

2. LG 4.2 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Large Capacity Electric Dryer

Users chose the LG 4.2 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Large Capacity Electric Dryer as the #2 highest performing dryer. Owners are pleased with this dryer and would recommend it to others. Noise will be an issue with this dryer, as it is described as a racket by most owners. Studio apartment dwellers and parents of small children will not find this dryer sufficiently quiet. However, online opinions show that this dryer's performance is poor and that it consistently delivers disappointing results.
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#3 rated in high performance: Whirlpool 3.4 cu. ft. Electric Dryer, scored 91/10091

3. Whirlpool 3.4 cu. ft. Electric Dryer

Users consider the Whirlpool 3.4 cu. ft. Electric Dryer the #3. User opinions reveal that this dryer's performance is fantastic and that it consistently delivers terrific results. It is energy-efficient, according to reports. Also, users are satisfied with this dryer and would recommend it to their friends.
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#4 rated in high performance: Samsung 7.4 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle Steam Gas Dryer, scored 91/10090

4. Samsung 7.4 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle Steam Gas Dryer

Users rank the Samsung 7.4 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle Steam Gas Dryer the #4 highest performing dryer. Noise should not be a problem with this dryer, as its performance is described as whisper-quiet. Parents of young children and small apartment inhabitants will likely find this dryer quiet enough for their needs. Online opinions reveal that this dryer performs quite well and that it consistently delivers adequate results. Also, its energy consumption is said to be pretty low
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#5 rated in high performance: Kenmore 6.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer, scored 89/10088

5. Kenmore 6.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer

Users rank the Kenmore 6.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer the #5 highest performing dryer. Users believe that it is not necessarily worth its cost as rate it around average for overall value. Online opinions show that this dryer performs pretty badly and that it consistently delivers bad results. However, its energy consumption is said to be high
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