We understand the purchase of any appliance can often be time consuming and frustrating. With the hundreds of specifications to consider and the thousands of models currently available, finding the right ventless dryer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. That’s where we come in.
Here we review and compare the top brands home appliances for ventless dryers, ventless washer dryer combos, and also traditional dryers, so that you can get the best dryers at the lowest prices.
We pride ourselves in presenting you with an easily accessible list that features the best dryers currently on the market based on prices, features, energy rating, and ease of use. Some of the dryer brands we review include
- Maytag dryers
- LG dryers
- GE dryers
- Haier dryers
- Frigidaire dryers
- Whirlpool dryers
- Electrolux dryers
Why should I buy a ventless dryer?
What are the cons of a ventless dryer?
What to look out for when buying a ventless dryer?
These are probably but a few of the questions you’ve been asking yourself. And to be honest, as with the purchase of any importance household appliance, the purchase of a dryer can be confusing and overwhelming. People can easily get frustrated by comparing all the features, prices, brands, etc. Can’t say we blame them. The clothes dryer industry, like most, has continuously evolved and come out with new dryers with more and more features. These features that make our lives easier when we know how to use them, also make life extremely difficult when purchasing one.
Hopefully, by the end of this guide, you’ll be comfortable enough with all the technical jargon to purchase your own ventless dryer with confidence. So let’s get started, shall we?
Why Ventless Dryers?
Ventless dryers are also known as condenser dryers. As opposed to traditional dryers, ventless dryers do not need a dedicated dryer vent (the slinky tube that exhausts hot air outside the house.) This means that ventless dryers are extremely versatile in that they could be placed nearly anywhere as long as there is an outlet nearby. In fact, many living spaces do not include a heating vent, and your only options would be a laundromat, clothes line, or a ventless dryer. Also, ventless dryers don’t require yearly vent maintenance like a traditional dryer and have a reduced fire risk.
Many models are combined with a washer and is ideal for people where space is a major consideration such as apartments. This type is also very convenient since you can simply load your clothes and it’ll go through both the washing and drying process.
The drawback of Ventless Dryers
Ventless dryers are usually less efficient than traditional dryers and often take longer to dry clothing which might require smaller loads. They are also typically more expensive than traditional electric or gas dryers.
Which Ventless Dryer Is Right For Me?
While ventless dryers offer a lot more flexibility in where you can place them, it is still important to get a general idea of where you it will go and how much space is available. Generally, most have a height of 33-34 inches, width of 23-24 inches, and a depth of 23-25 inches. One thing to consider is you probably want a dryer that is similar in capacity to your dryer as to be the most efficient.
So first of all, get that measuring tape out and get to work!
2. Drop-down Door vs. Side-oping Door
As you’re removing laundry from the dryer, a drop-down door can serve as a convenient shelf for folding. But reaching items inside might be easier with a side-opening door.
3. Try Purchasing Those With Moisture Sensors
This device is not less accurate than a thermostat in determining when laundry is dry. Moisture-sensor dryers are easier to use on fabrics because they don’t subject them to unnecessary heat. And they use less energy by shutting themselves off as soon as the laundry is dry.
4. Temperature Setting
Choose more temperature settings if you wash a large variety of clothing. Certain dryers have different settings for delicate items.
5. Noise Levels
Compare the noise of each dryer. How loud is it? If the dryer is near a bedroom or living room, a quieter dryer may be best.
6. Lint Filter
Ideally, you want a lint filter that is easy to remove to for cleaning
7. Display Panel
Though not the most important decision, choosing an electric display panel can mean easier navigation. It has, however, no bearing on the performance.
2 Ventless Dryers Reviews
LG DLEC855R 24 4.2 cu. Ft. Compact Electric Condensing Dryer – Wild Cherry Red
We admit that we are a little biased in favor of LG when it comes to washers and dryers, but the fact is that they simply deserve it. They are the undoubtedly the leading company regarding coming out with new features and designs. And the LG DLEC855R is exactly that, the cutting edge in both features and design.
Featuring LG’s LoDecibel Quiet System The first thing we noticed was how quiet the DLEC855R was when it ran. Apparently, the direct drive motor can reduce unnecessary noise and vibration. We were also surprised to find that clothes, compared to many other condenser dryers, actually got dry without over cooking the clothing, as we noticed that it automatically adjusts the drying time and temperature for optimal fabric care. And the dry clothes are periodically tumbled without heat to reduce wrinkles. We found the LED display amongst one of the most intuitive of its kind, despite it’s the huge amount of setting and features.
All in all, there was hardly anything we could complain about. Well, in fact, now that we think about it there really are none. The DLEC855R is reasonably priced, does its job, and easy to use.
LG 3.6 CF FRONT LOAD WASHER DRYER COMBO
The LG WM3987HW is by far one of the cheapest ventless washer dryer combos we’ve seen so far. Heck, it’s even cheaper than most that are simply dyers! Even so, we thought that there was no way that a low price was going to make up for all its shortcomings that it probably had. However, we were pleasantly surprised when we found that it was among one of the tops in performance, as well. So what exactly was so wonderful about this beautiful piece of machinery, you ask?
Well, one of the best features is its large size of 4.2 cup. ft., meaning fewer loads and more time saved, which is always a priority. The LED display panel was intuitive and a breeze to navigate, and we felt pretty comfortable in finding the correct settings to suit each occasion after using it for 5 minutes. The model’s patented Sanitary Cycle, heating water up to 158°F, was superb in removing tough stains. Surprisingly enough, it also used up to 20% less energy than models with similar features, that’s a lot! Differences in energy costs like that can really become obvious a few years down the road. We found that the LG WM3987HW was also one of the quietest of any washer, dryer, or washer dryer combo. Even with this baby running near the bedroom, there is no doubt that you can get a good night sleep. You’re probably wondering there is no way something with this many features is going to last above three years, and to be honest, we were a bit skeptical, too. However, LG confidently backs the motor with a 10-year warranty!
Two downsides we noticed was that sometimes clothttp://ventlessdryers.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=214&action=edithes, especially socks remained a bit damp, and might require an extra cycle or some manual drying. And also the whole process of washing and drying can take up to 5 hours. However, this is characteristic of pretty much all ventless dryers or ventless washer dryer combos.
Overall, the LG WM3987HW delivered in just about every aspect we could think of. It was water and energy efficient, had a large capacity, intuitive in design, got the clothes squeaky clean, and was extremely quiet. With the 10-year warranty on the motor, there is really little reason not to make it one your top candidates!