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Forgettable looks make this dryer tough to love

GE's bland-looking dryer suffers from a forgettable design.

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Brian Bennett

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GE GFD45ESSKWW dryer

The dryer's plain-vanillia exterior is quite forgettable. 

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GE GFD45ESSKWW dryer

The labels and LEDs on the cycle knob and surrounding settings are simple to understand.

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GE GFD45ESSKWW dryer

GE equips this dryer with a few steam modes as well.

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GE GFD45ESSKWW dryer

There's a 7.5-cubic-foot-capacity drum inside the dryer.

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GE GFD45ESSKWW dryer

The big, bright LED screen is an improvement over what typically came with past GE dryer models.

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GE GFD45ESSKWW dryer

Even when viewing from an angle you can still read the screen without any trouble.

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GE GFD45ESSKWW dryer

At the foot of the dryer door, inside the drum, you find the lint filter.

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GE GFD45ESSKWW dryer

Controls for the dryer's secondary cycle settings are on the panel's right-hand side.

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