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Top 10 Rated Gas Dryers 2014

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Choosing a gas or electric dryer can be pretty confusing. Each one has their pros and cons, so take the time to weight them and see which would work best for your household. If there is a gas hookup in the laundry room, going that route may be a good choice. It is usually cheaper to run a gas dryer than it is to run an electric one. That really depends on the price of gas in your area though. In terms of general efficiency, a gas dryer is probably going to get to drying temperature faster and therefore get your clothes dry in a little less time. We looked at some of the best dryers out there and rated them based on the following criteria:

1. Number of cycles and temperature selections
2. Drum capacity
3. Ability to stack or use a pedestal
4. Sensor drying ability
5. Steam drying to prevent wrinkles
6. Price and performance

Samsung DV435  9.5/10

13 cycle selections
5 temperature settings
38.75” H x 27” W x 32.25” D
7.5 cubic feet capacity

This is one of Samsung’s best gas dryers. It is pretty flashy with a red finish too. It doesn’t hold a candle to the 8 cubic foot capacity…read more


10 cycle selections
4 temperature settings
43.4” H x 29” W x 27.75” D
7.4 cubic feet

Maytag has upped the ante and included commercial dryer parts into this dryer. That is a statement of quality in itself. What parts you ask? They included a high perfomance dryer motor…read more


Samsung DV405  8.5/10

13 cycle modes
4 temperature settings
39” H x 27” W x 30.38”D
7.4 cubic feet capacity

This is another gas dryer on the list that utilizes steam to further protect your clothes from wrinkles and unwanted odors. It is also equipped with a sensor to measure…read more


7.3 cubic feet capacity
11 cycle modes
4 temperature settings
43.87” H x 27” W x 30” D

Samsung has created a pretty hefty gas dryer with this entry in the 4 series line. The drum is painted steel and it goes perfectly with the sleek black looking exterior…read more


11 cycle selections
5 temperature settings
38” H x 27” W x 31.5” D
8 cubic feet capacity

This gas dryer has the largest drum capacity on the list. A whole half cubic foot more than the Samsung that measures in at 7.5 cubic feet. This is also a stackable dryer…read more


9 cycle selections
6 temperature settings
36” H x 27” W x 29” D
6.7 cubic feet

Whirlpool made sure that this gas dryer was going to be one of the most functional appliances in your home. In terms of setting it up, it can stand alone…read more


7 cycle selections
4 temperature settings
41.5” H x 27” W x 31.13” D
7 cubic feet

This is another one of the lower end gas dryers on the list. GE’s 7 cubic foot model is front loading with a DuraDrum for increase life of the drum. This model is made to run quietly…read more


GE GTDX185  7.5/10

6 cycle selections
4 temperature settings
42” H x 27” W x 25.75” D
6 cubic feet

This is the smallest gas dryer on the list. It is also the cheapest making it our recommended budget model. Just because it is small does not mean it is not a good dryer…read more


Gas Dryer Buying Guide

The Best Features to Have in a Gas Dryer

If you are in the market for a new gas dryer, you’ve probably already realized the sheer amount of features and cycles the manufacturers pile up in each machine. The key to winning the battle is knowing which features are truly useful and aren’t. What’s the point in paying extra for features you won’t use. Here’s a rundown of the best gas dryer features you should look for.

Moisture sensors

This is a must-have feature if you want your dryer to work the most efficiently. Traditional gas dryers estimate the correct drying time based on the temperature of the air in the drum. Sometimes their estimates are a bit off, leaving clothes still damp or shrunk and sizzling.

New models have fixed this problem with sensors in the drum that detect moisture levels in the clothes and adjust the temperature and time of the cycle accordingly. The dryer shuts off automatically when the clothes are dry, which means no energy is wasted and your clothes aren’t subjected to overheating, which damages fabric.

Permanent press

A perma-press option gives your clothes a cool-down period at the end of a cycle. This feature is handy because it reduces wrinkles, which can mean less ironing time for you. It also protects your colorful clothes from fading.

Adjustable temperature

Different fabrics require different temperatures to dry properly without damage. High temperatures are fine for white, preshrunk items, but lower temperatures should be used for your delicate items and colorful garments.

Lint filter indicator

If you’re bad about remembering to clean the lint filter, an indicator is a handy feature that will remind you. A clogged filter greatly impedes the drying process and poses a fire risk.

Drying rack

A convenient accessory that you attach to the inside of the drum, a drying rack keeps clunky items like sneakers from tumbling around in the gas dryer.

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