Dryers affect your clothes' appearance and life span. Since you have invested so much in your wardrobe, what dryer to buy is an important decision. Consider the features before making a buying decision, and think about how often you will use the dryer and for what kinds of laundry. Lowe's is happy to provide this information on how to buy a dryer as a service to you.
All dryers spin clothes around and blow hot air on them. How to select a dryer depends on your needs. The details are what drive the choice of a machine:
Coordinate the capacity of your dryer with that of your washer. You'll defeat the purpose of increased efficiency if you have a super-sized dryer but a washer that can only supply a half-capacity load (or vice-versa). The general rule is to have about twice as much capacity in the dryer than in the washer. So if you buy a 3.3 or 3.5 cu. ft. washer, you will need a 7 cu. ft. dryer. (You need more dryer space because the clothes need room to flop around.)
Coordinate the capacity of your new dryer with that of your new washer.
When in doubt, err on the side of larger when choosing a dryer. More dryer capacity will allow the clothes to dry more quickly, which saves money on your energy bill and is better for the environment. Like most large appliances today, a dryer will last for years. Plan for the future and consider possible changes in your family size when buying a dryer.
Digital controls replace knobs on high-end dryers.
Special racks make it easier to dry bulky items,such as tennis shoes.