Need a clothes dryer? Wonder what to know before you buy?
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What are the basic kinds of clothes dryers?
The two basic kinds are gas dryers and electric dryers. Like with most appliances, you have to determine the power available in your home, and then calculate which type is more cost-effective for you. In general, gas dryers cost a little more to buy (about $50 per machine), but usually cost a little less to run. However, changes in energy prices can make a difference.
What is the price range in dryers?
Clothes dryers run from about $200 to $1200.
What should I think about when I shop?
What about the new heating cabinets?
This is a new product that comes with a regular dryer. The cabinet is situated over the dyer and contains shelves for stacking garments and a rack for hanging garments. The cabinet options include air drying, steam drying (to prevent wrinkles) and a refresh or remove odor option. Made by Maytag, this high-end dryer with drying cabinet is about $1200.
Who are the major dryer manufacturers?
Maytag, General Electric, Kenmore, Whirlpool, Amana, Frigidaire, Hotpoint, Roper and KitchenAid.