5 Best Dryers

5 Best Dryers

After 35 hours of research evaluating 62 products, we picked Samsung DV56H9100EG Dryer with Dual Heaters as our top choice.

Quick List: 4 Best

The top four picks on our list
Best Overall Dryer
Best Steam-Technology Dryer
Maytag Bravos MEDB855DW

  • Amazing capacity  
  • Wonderfully quiet 
  • The options and settings are fantastic

Best Compact Dryer
Kenmore 81382 Electric Dryer

  • Great dryer 
  • Steam drying is a plus 
  • Quick and quiet 

Best Budget Dryer
Samsung DV42H5000EW

  • Awesome features and settings
  • Easy operation; it works super well 
  • Quiet and fast! 

Depending on where you live in the country, it’s really challenging to get by without a dryer. You can, of course, but you really need to be on the ball – there’s no washing clothes the night before you need to wear them.

The good news is, your average tumble dryer should last between 10-15 years. So you’ll need to shell out for a new one every now and again, but a good dryer should last you quite awhile.

Not sure what you’re looking for? Consumer Reports can help you would with a buying guide.

But, of course, we can help you out with the best of the best dryers in the categories that matter. Hey, we haven’t stopped at the best dryers either. Plus, you can take a look at the corresponding washing machines. And you don’t want to miss our robotic vacuums if you’re into all things housework. (Or, you know, if you really want to get all your upgrades in at the same time.)

Editorial staff