When is the best time to buy a new dryer?

Dryers, like washing machines, are best purchased during the months of January, September, and October. Our data shows that during those months manufacturers tend to roll out their new machines, which in turn causes retailers to discount their current inventory. While that may sound like you're missing out on the new models, in reality you'll be getting a better deal because unlike consumer gadgets, which can evolve rapidly over a year, larger appliances like dryers generally don’t undergo dramatic changes over the span of a year.

Can you find dryer deals anytime of the year?

Dryer deals don't occur every day, but fortunately there are enough major holidays that should you should be able to find good deals throughout the year. Outside of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, you'll also find excellent deals on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

Best dryers for big wash loads

1Maytag MEDB955FC

You can zoom through drying your wash with the efficient and powerful Maytag MEDB955FC electric dryer. This clothes dryer has a PowerDry cycle that blows hotter air than standard dryers and moves the airflow more effectively so your clothes dry quickly. This cycle is especially helpful for difficult and very wet loads.


The roomy and feature-filled LG DLEX7710VE electric dryer gives you a generous 9-cubic-foot capacity, so you can dry quilts, comforters, bedding, and clothing in short order. It operates quietly, offers multiple drying programs, and even steam-sanitizes items that cannot be washed, like grimy stuffed animals.

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Best dryers for overall efficiency

1Samsung DV56H9000EW/A2

The Samsung DV56H9000EW/A2 electric dryer uses 25 percent less electricity than standard dryers, thanks to its Eco Dry design. You can put four standard-sized baskets of wet laundry inside its 9.5-cubic-foot interior at once, and the load will be dry in an hour. It has 15 drying cycles that include presets for air fluff, sanitizing, towels, wool items, permanent press fabrics, and delicate clothing.

2Whirlpool WED8700EC

The Whirlpool WED8700EC is a smart dryer you can operate from your phone, making it easy to get a humdrum chore like laundry done while you are picking up kids from soccer or taking the dog to the vet. Whirlpool's app allows you to put laundry in the drum and then head off for whatever tasks you need to do besides getting clothes clean.