Flashy controls can't help this GE dryer dry fast enoughGE's GTD81ESSJWS dryer might draw you in with a fresh design and potential for app control down the road, but its slow performance will disappoint.
[MUSIC] Modern looks and updated controls don't always mean impressive performance. That's certainly the case with this new GE dryer. For $900 this midrange appliance definitely has some cool things like LED lights that Glow in a cool blue hue. It also has a handsome cycle dial which is very fun to use. It also supports the optional wi-fi connect module which enables you to wirelessly connect and control the dryer from your smartphone or tablet. It also is energy star certified which means it will hopefully save you some money in the long run. And use less energy. The problem with this GE dryer though for all its good looks and interesting controls, is that it takes a long time to dry. Over an hour on average. It's also slow to remove water from wet laundry. And there are no steam abilities or steam power dewrinkle cycles at all. The machine also has the same hard to read led screen you see on other GE models. It's hard to read from different angles and from the top of slightly off angle. Because the controls are back mounted that means you can't vertically stack this unit on top of other laundry units and you also can't put it on top of a pedestal. Accessory which will hopefully save you some space in your laundry room. That's why I recommend passing on this GE dryer in favor of appliances such as the Electrolux 600 series which costs $200 more and lacks smart app functions, but dries faster, looks better, and has more features, including steam mode. [BLANK AUDIO]