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Gas dryer

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October

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Yannick

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Buy a new gas dryer

Deciding on which new major appliance to buy is a huge undertaking. Not only are they costly, so you want to make sure you want to get the best bang for your buck, but you also want to get all the features you and your family need to make doing the laundry a breeze.

To help you in making this big decision, we have compiled the best gas dryers in the market based on pricing, features and actual customer reviews. Be sure to take time to check out our best of best list.

Best gas dryer of 2024

When it comes to gas dryers, there are several brands that you may be considering. Many of the most well known companies in the industry have been around for a long time, giving them a name that is trustworthy. There are also brands that are newer, but have been racking great positive reviews from customers. So which one is right for you?

We reviewed the best of the best in gas dryers to help you in making this decision. Based on features, technology and most importantly, real people’s experiences and reviews, we ranked the top gas dryers of 2024. Check them out!

Pair the GE GTD72GBSNWS top load matching gas dryer with your favorite GE washer, available in two finishes: Diamond Gray or White. This dryer comes with a total maximum capacity of 7.4 cu. ft., enough to handle up to 15 towels in one drying cycle. Enjoy the large capacity in a reasonable size. This dryer weighs only 118 lbs., and measures 30.5 inches deep, 46 inches high and 27 inches wide. The reversible glass door gives you the opportunity to place it in many different room configurations, and the interior light helps you look for specific articles of clothing when the cycle is done. Enjoy the flexibility of placing your dryer anywhere with up to 120 ft. venting, designed for optimal airflow, wherever you choose to place it. With 12 different dry cycles, you can choose the right kind of drying for different kind of fabrics, from delicates to bulky/comforter, to mixed loads. The Sanitize Cycle reduced up to 99.8% of common household bacteria so you can keep your loved ones safe. Avoid repeatedly having to set up your dryer with the My Cycle Settings which lets you save your personal preprogrammed settings for future use. The GE GTD72GBSNWS comes with Sensor Dry which helps prevent over drying of fabrics thanks to the innovative dual thermistor technology which monitors temperature and moisture in the dryer continually. The Wrinkle Care option lets you skip ironing by drying fabrics without heat to reduce creasing. With Quick Dry, you can dry a full load in less time so your clothes will be ready in no time. This dryer lets you choose from four different drying levels and four different temperature options. Heat up your clothes and release set wrinkles with the Warm Up feature. Never forget when it’s time to clean the vent with the Check Vent Alert, so you can keep your dryer functioning at its best. The GE GTD72GBSNWS does not come with accessories.
The GE GFD55GSSNWW is a front load matching gas dryer with a large maximum load capacity of 7.8 cu. ft. Use the optional stacking kit model GFA28KITN and pair it with the perfect GE washer. Weighing only 135 lbs., and with True32 Closet depth at 32 inches deep, 39.75 inches high and 28 inches wide, you can place this machine in the tightest laundry spaces. Have even more flexibility in placement because it has a reversible glass door that you can see through. The LED interior light lets you see even more clearly so you can find every little article of clothing. The vent can be extended up to 90 ft. long and you get 4-way exhaust options: rear, right, left and bottom for even more installation flexibility. With 10 different dryer cycles, you can choose the right type of care for your every laundry need from delicates to bulky/bedding. This dryer is smart home enabled with Built-in Wi-Fi so you can control and monitor your laundry with any smart device. When in a hurry, you can finish small loads in 23 minutes or less with Quick Dry. Protect your family with the Sanitize Cycle which helps in sterilizing fabrics by using high temperature levels. The Wrinkle Care option lets you skip ironing by drying fabrics without heat to reduce creasing. Get notified when your load is at the ideal moisture level for ironing or final air drying with Damp Alert. Sensor Dry helps prevent over drying of fabrics thanks to the innovative dual thermistor technology which monitors temperature and moisture in the dryer continually. The Vent Sensor alerts you when it detects blockage and restricting in your vent. Enjoy 5 different temperature options, four separate dryness levels, timed dry and other GE dryer features like My Settings, delay dry and much, much more. The GE GFD55GSSNWW does not come with accessories.
The Whirlpool WGD5000DW is a top load dryer that runs on gas. It has a large maximum capacity of 7.0 cu. ft., enough to fit in even the largest of loads that you throw at it. Spend less time on chores and more on things that matter more. Weighing only 113 lbs., and measuring 27.75 inches deep, 43.38 inches high and 29 inches wide, it will fit in most laundry spaces perfectly. The vent is located at the rear. The square, metal door is hamper style which makes it more convenient to load and unload laundry quickly. The vent is located at the back. Enjoy the Built-in interior lighting to easily see inside and conveniently find any article of clothing. Let the Whirlpool WGD5000DW do the work for you. Handle any kind of load with 13 different dry cycles including air fluff, delicates, extra dry and more. The Wrinkle Shield™ Option protects from creases and wrinkles setting in by continuing to tumble the laundry every five minutes after the cycle is complete. The AccuDry™ Sensor Drying System allows every load to dry evenly the first time using two sensors that measure the temperature and moisture levels inside the tub and automatically stops the cycle when the load is dry. The adjustable end of cycle signal alerts you when the cycle is done so you can take it out on time. You can even adjust the volume to become louder or set it on mute. Five drying temperatures available so you can dry your laundry the way you want: no heat, extra low, low, medium and high. With timed dry, you can set exactly how long you want your drier to run from 20 to 70 minutes. The Whirlpool WGD5000DW gas dryer is proudly designed, engineered and assembled in Ohio, USA, just for you. This machine comes with a power cord.
The LG DLGX8101V front load matching gas drier will perfectly pair with your favorite LG washing machine. The massive 9.0 cu. ft. maximum load capacity will allow you to dry even more loads in even less time. Weighing only 161 lbs., and measuring 32.1 inches deep, 40.8 inches high and 29 inches wide, stack it on top of your matching LG washer to save space. Because the square glass door is reversible, you have even more flexibility in placement. Venting options are 3-way including the back, left side and right side. The NeveRust stainless steel drum is low maintenance, won’t rust or chip nor snag your clothes. Featuring 14 dry cycles, you have a plethora of choice including delicates, cotton, heavy duty and even special cycles like SteamFresh™, SteamSanitary™, Anti-Bacterial and more. With the SteamFresh™ cycle, refresh clothes and reduce wrinkles in just 20 minutes, so your outfit will be ready in no time without the need for ironing. The SteamSanitary cycle uses the highest temperature provided by steam to help get rid of germs and bacteria while still being gentle on all kinds of fabric. The LG SpotClean cycle enhances the performance of stain removal treatments by harnessing the power of steam to gently loosen soil and penetrate fabrics. The LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation lets you enjoy a quiet time while the drier runs. Get an alert whenever it’s time to clean the ducts with FlowSense, to ensure that your machine runs at its tip top shape. Smart features like the SmartDiagnosis ™ helps diagnose and solvce problems quickly with the LG SmartThinQ app, saving you a call to the customer care service. This drier also has standard features like interior lighting to help you with loading and unloading, child lock, end-of-cycle signal, status indicator and others. The LG DLGX8101V comes with a power cord.
Your search for the perfect drier is done with the GE GFD65GSPNSN front load drier. This front load matching gas drier handles up to 7.8 cu. ft. of laundry in one go, so you can do more in less loads. Stack your matching GE washing machine on top or put it on an optional pedestal (model # GFP1528PNSN), it’s up to you. Weighing just 137 lbs., and measuring 32 inches deep, 39.75 inches high and 28 inches wide, it will fit in most laundry closets and the smallest laundry spaces. The reversible glass door lets you see inside so you can see the drying action. Up to 90 feet of venting capability and 4-way venting, so you can place it anywhere. This machine is packed with amazing GE features. Choose from 12 different dry cycles to give each load the right kind of dry it needs. The 12 dry cycles include SteamRefresh which will have your favorite outfit refreshed and free of creases in no time. SteamDewrinkle does the same with any load size. The Wrinkle Care option lets you skip ironing by drying fabrics without heat to reduce creasing. Protect your family with the Sanitize Cycle which helps in sterilizing fabrics by using high temperature levels. This smart-home enabled machine has built in Wi-Fi so you can start, pause and stop every cycle with your smart device anywhere you are. Get notified when your load is at the ideal moisture level for ironing or final air drying with Damp Alert. The Vent Sensor alerts you when it detects blockage and restricting in your vent. Quiet-By-Design so you won’t even know the laundry is running from the next room. With five heat selections and five dryness levels, you have full control of how you want your laundry done. Enjoy this plethora of features and others with this amazing washer. The GE GFD65GSPNSN comes with hoses.

Compare gas dryers

There are many decisions to make when looking for a new gas dryer. Do you want a top load matching dryer? Perhaps a front load matching one? What is better, condenser type or vented type? Which features do your family need? If you have a few dryers in mind, and can’t quite decide, compare your favorite ones right here.

Gas dryer for the size of your household

One important consideration to think of when buying a new clothes dryer is the maximum capacity. There are dryers that can handle up to 9.0 cu. ft. of laundry, but does your family need a machine this big?

As a rule of the thumb, a drier should have twice as much capacity of it’s matching washer. A dryer with a capacity of 7.0 cu. ft. can fit in 9-15 full sized towels. If you want to spend less time doing laundry, then a dryer (and washer) with a bigger capacity might be the right one for you.

Choose additional features

Modern gas dryers come with so many additional features. Technology has advanced so much in recent years and gave birth to a plethora of new features to choose from. On the more physical side, you can choose between rotary or a touch panel. Maybe you want a gas dryers with and impeller instead of an agitator. Interior lighting might be important for you, or maybe not. When it comes to features, you might look for a dryer with steam, which is really handy but also gives the machine a price bump. Maybe a simple, uncomplicated dryer is right for you or maybe you want one with 35 wash cycles! The right dryer for each person is always different.

Click on the feature you are interested in and you will be redirected to a page shows the best gas dryers which have that capability. We’ve put these gas dryers under the microscope and checked out their real-life performances. Moreover, these gas dryers have consistently gotten the best ratings and scores from end-users, just like you! So you know they’re the real deal.

What to look for when buying an gas dryer

We want to make choosing your next gas dryer simple. With so many options, brands, features and technology to choose from, we know it can be overwhelming. But don’t panic! We are here to help you. Let’s take it step by step until you find the best one for you.

  1. Fuel Source

    The first step is choosing what fuel source you want your dryer to have, and it looks like you already have that in the bag since you are here. Gas as a fuel source is the more cost-effective option if you plan to use your dryer for more than 5 years. The initial cost in procuring a gas dryer is indeed more expensive than an electric dryer, but the operating cost is cheaper in the long run.

  2. This or That

    Front load dryers are made to physically match front load washers. These dryers can usually be stacked on top of their matching washers, which is great if you want to save space. You can of course, also put them side by side or set them up on a matching pedestal, which are usually sold separately.

    Top load dryers are made to aesthetically match, you guess it, top load washers. These dryers have their controls in the rear usually, and can’t be stacked. This type of dryer has been around for a long, long time and many customers have used them before, which makes it very familiar and comfortable to choose.

  3. Perfect Fit

    When choosing a new dryer, it is important to consider how much space you have in your laundry room or closet. You may find the most perfect gas dryer in the world, but if it is an inch too big for your space, you can’t use it, and you would have wasted time and some serious $$$.

    Most (not all!) standard dryers are 27 inches wide. If you want to place your washer and dryer side by side, you need at least one inch of space between them. You also possibly need 6 inches behind the machine to accommodate for venting and wires.

    Something often overlooked is the size of the entranceway to your home all the way to your laundry room. If your dryer can fit through the closet door, but not through the front door, then you can’t buy it.

  4. Vent Exhaust

    Another thing related to measurements and positioning is the location of the exhaust, that is if you are choosing a vented gas dryer. Move on to the next one if you are buying a non-vented dryer. Consider the location of your venting system. Some dryers come with just rear or side venting, and some have 4-way venting. While some dryers have long venting capability of up to 120 ft., it is a fact that the shorter the venting is, the more effective it will be.

  5. Dryer Capacity

    The size of your laundry load will obviously differ when you are single versus when you are married with 10 kids. It is important to choose the correct maximum capacity to avoid overloading your machine as it can potentially decrease the lifespan and cause mechanical troubles. As a rule of the thumb, a dryer’s capacity should be about twice as much as it’s matching washer, but of course this is not a strict rule, a little less than twice should be just fine.

    Look at the actual capacity of the gas dryer rather than describing words like large, extra large or ultra large.

  6. Price

    Ah, we arrive at the true factor that limits our choice: money. Naturally, the most modern gas dryers with all the features you can dream of are more costly. The most inexpensive dryers can be as cheap as $400 and the most expensive ones can be a whooping $1500 or more. That is a big range!

    When choosing a dryer, consider not only the capacity and features in relation to the pricing, but also the manufacturer’s warranty. Make sure to choose a dryer that is known to be durable and has great customer service. Whether you choose a dryer in the lower end or the higher end, you will still be using your hard-earned money and we want you to get the best bang for your buck!

  7. Features, Technology and Options

    Number of temperature and drying cycles

    While some people want to have many choices when it comes to drying clothes, some people want it simple. The simplest machines will have as little as three dry cycles, making choosing easy. Some dryers, on the other hand will have as much as 35 dry cycles for every kind of load you can think of.

    Controls

    Do you want a dryer with a touch panel or a physical rotary dial? You have to decide what kind of interface you prefer. Some dryers can also be controlled by a smart device. Is that important for you? If so, then you have to choose a model which can be connected to the wi-fi.

    Sensor Dry

    Many dryers have this technology wherein a built-in sensor monitors the temperature and humidity in the dryer to prevent over drying.

    Steam Option

    Steam is effective in removing wrinkles and refreshing clothes. If steam is an important feature for you, you have to consider a machine with this function.

    Sanitize Cycle
    Many dryers now feature a Sanitize Cycle which kills bacteria and germs by using very high temperatures. This cycle uses a lot of energy so it is more expensive to run.

    Many other features are available depending on the brand and price of the dryer you choose. Consider each one carefully as additional features usually mean additional costs.

Frequently asked questions about buying a gas dryer

What is a gas dryer?

A gas dryer is fueled by either natural gas or propane to generate power and heat.

Can I use a gas dryer without gas?

Surprisingly, you can. But as discussed above, your dryer needs natural gas or propane to generate heat. So when you run a dryer without gas, you can only dry without heat. Settings like Air Dry can be used without problems.

How long can I expect to use a gas dryer?

Th durability of a product is highly dependent on the manufacturing and quality of materials. That said, most dryers are expected to last at least a decade.

When should I replace my gas dryer?

As mentioned above, gas dryers usually last 10 years. If your dryer is approaching the 10-year mark, it might be a good idea to start looking for your next one even if your current one hasn’t shown any signs of malfunction yet.

How much do gas dryers cost?

The price range is wide, the cheapest ones from $400 and the most expensive ones costing up to $1500 (or more!). Generally, gas dryers are more expensive to buy than electric dryers.

Can a gas dryer cause carbon monoxide poisoning?

Without proper installation and maintenance, there is a risk for carbon monoxide poisoning with gas dryers. That is why it is important to have a professional install your new dryer. Carbon Monoxide is a toxic gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless and difficult to detect. It can cause flu-like effects and even death.

Does a gas dryer need a vent?

Most gas dryers must be vented so it can release the heat outside of your home. While it is uncommon in the USA, non-vented dryers have existed in European and Asian countries for decades.

What are Energy Star Ratings?

Thanks to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, it’s possible to compare energy costs on various products. Energy Star promotes energy savings through the sharing of information between companies to help identify and promote energy-efficient products so consumers can save money and protect the environment.
Energy Star ratings show an appliance’s typical energy consumption per year in kWh (kilo watt hours). The lower the number, the more cost efficient it is to run.

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Yannick

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