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    Clothes Dryer Ratings

    Tumble into a clothes dryer that can offer features like steam modes and dewrinkle drying.

    View our ratings and reviews and browse our buying guide to find the best clothes dryers.

    Electric Dryers (98)

    Electric dryers are the top sellers, and we test drying performance, capacity, noise, and convenience. Use our Buying Guide to learn which features matter most.

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    Gas Dryers (75)

    Gas dryers represent a smaller percentage of the market than electric. We test drying performance, noise, and convenience. Recommended dryers are the top scoring and do not have brand reliability issues based on our survey of thousands of readers. Note that gas dryers cost about $50 to $150 more than comparable electric dryers, but the likely savings in fuel costs should more than make up the difference in the long run.

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    Compact Dryers (17)

    When space is tight, compact laundry appliances have a big appeal. We found that these scaled-down models get the job done, but they differ in important ways, such as how noisy the dryer is. Features vary, too.

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    Washer/Dryer Pairs

    Matching washer and dryer pairs are a widely sold choice, although some don't make a great couple. Their coordinating style makes a statement, but you'll question how a terrific washer and a noisy dryer that's tough on clothes ended up together. Our tests found pairs that are worth a look.

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    All Ratings

    Clean sheets, soft towels, and fresh clothes free of wrinkles can't be taken for granted. A reliable clothes dryer that gets the job done and lasts for years is what you need. A dryer can cost $500 to more than $1,400, depending on capacity and features.