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Decide these key things first before buying a dryerDon't get stuck with a clothes dryer you hate, consider these factors first before you commit.
[MUSIC] Buying a clothes dryer is a big purchase, and it pays to consider all your options before you spend your money, whether you live in a big house with a large family, are a single apartment dweller, or fall somewhere in between, here are a few critical items to think about when you're shopping for a brand new dryer. First to graph how much you intend to spend at minimum of basic dryer costs about $600. But they tend to be smart machines with manual controls, no fancy steam feature or stainless steel exteriors here. Luxury models can set you back close to $2,000. Fails so ship with sleek designs and all the modern bells and whistles. Should you get gas or electric? Depending on your situation and how your home is set up, a gas-powered dryer might suit your needs better than a model running on electricity. Gas dryers, however, need a more careful installation best left to a professional. But be forewarned, gas dryers are typically not as energy efficient as electric models. Size matters. Usually designed to tackle Two washer loads at once. Dry machines range in drum size from about seven cubic feet to as much as nine cubic feet. Make sure you pick a drier with a capacity that matches your laundry needs. Choose the features you want. These days you could buy a basic machine with absolutely no frills, same automatic operation. Or get everything from steam modes to sanitize fabric Or de-wrinkle creases plus a myriad of specialty cycles. Figure out what abilities you like, need, or have no use for at all. Think about the controls. Chances are you'll be spending a lot of quality time with your new dryer for years to come. Decide now if you have any hangups about using a touchscreen, capacitive button. Or heat mechanical knobs and loud buzzers. Many top tier dryer models come with smart connected technology. They link to your whole WiFi network and let you see cycle status, download new cycles, and control your appliance remotely. Some models can even order supplies, like dryer sheets, over the Internet by themselves. So as you can see, buying a dryer takes a little thought and planning ahead of time. But if you do your homework you'll definitely find a dryer that'll match your specific laundry needs.