Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 129
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DelBay Amazing Portable Dryer
Great portable dryer. It is just perfect for an apartment. Small and convenient and it does dry your clothes. I guess it takes a little bit longer compared to the regular dryers but for the price and the convenience you can't ask for more. Really happy with the purchase. Thanks Home Depot!!
January 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Danni823 Packs a Great Little Punch
I have to say this little dryer may be small but its quite awesome, yes you have to dry smaller loads, I was use to a very large gas dryer but since I had to down size this was the best option over going to the laundromat. I waited to write my review because most do not state how it is on your monthly electric bill......well people I have the washer and dryer set and it hasnt raised my bill more than $ 9 bucks a month and I run these machines for hours on end...so yes this little machine is awesome!
May 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michelle Very efficient for its size!
I am very happy with this little dryer that does a great job with light loads. It has good functionalities and good quality for the price. But don't expect it will dry a heavy load of bath towels in a jiffy -- it is best to hang them to dry for a while and when still a bit humid put them one or two at a time in the dryer which will efficiently finish the job and fluff them up nicely.
June 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by capavot Just right for Grandma
Tired of getting somebody else's gum distributed on my laundry in eternal strands in the complex's laundry room dryers. I have the smaller 1.0 cu. ft. Haier washer, so 2.6 cu. ft. dryer is only between 1/3-1/2 full (3-4 loads/week). Dryer stands on a dresser with its mounting bracket anchored by bolt/wire to wall for tip-safety around grandbaby. Vents into a nylon knee-high stocking, but have a portable A/C unit in the room I can run briefly to exhaust out window if gets too hot/humid (combined with frequent humidity where I live by the coast).
Started out with the monster spinner from Laundry Alternative to use with their little bucket washer (which never worked for me!). Got the Haier washer last year and continued air-drying on rack/rod. But towels, sweats, etc. dry hard-as-a-rock since I can't hang them outside in the wind, so I broke down this year and bought the dryer. I get at least a pint of water out of each load in that huge spinner before drying--if you picture aiming a hairdryer at that size of a puddle, you can see how pre-spinning shortens my drying time. So now I wash-superspin-dry. Dry usually about 30 minutes; the longest it's ever taken to dry (w/ 3 dryer balls fluffing load) is 45 minutes; in fact I have to be careful not to overdry. Haven't noticed a utility spike: my total household electric bill is still under $25/mo.--live in 300+ unit building in a 550-sq.-ft condo, so my small & surrounded space pays off that way. ;-)
Only irritant is the charcoal lint pad: lint collects along its edges that has to be removed by hand, pinch by pinch--the edge unravels a bit doing that. Lint wipes right off the middle screen layer, though, and the charcoal pad surfaces (top/bottom) vacuum easily with a mini-vac. I only clean the filters ever 3-5 loads, depending on how "linty" my loads are. The plastic grille and 2-filter-pad assembly pops off/on the back center inside the drum; requires firm tug/push.
That's about it. I feel blessed to have it these past few months: can warm up toddler's bath towel and wash small oops!-loads without worrying about plunking full-load money into laundry-room machines (or hiking over there). Since I already had a jet-engine spinner on hand, I won't ever have to suffer the 2-hours-to-dry syndrome. And I'm sure it's less wear-and-tear on the spinner than the little washer to run an extra spin cycle (only takes 1-2 minutes & no pump required).
June 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Donnie Good dryer for the money
At first I had misgivings about the small dryer. It was affordable but it wasn't on casters and the controls were near the floor. The dryer came with wall mounting brackets and instructions for mounting, so I anxiously mounted it to the wall above the utensil ledge. This put the controls and dryer opening at eye level. Now, it is just perfect for our needs! The companion washer resides in a space next to it and these two are efficient and never in the way in our kitchen! We are so very pleased! Heavier loads like towels take a timed cycle but most other loads dry very well with a normal or heavy cycle.
January 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sketch2002 Little Gem
This dryer is great for the apartment. I have a Haier washer that is taller but not as wide and the two work well together. For a few years I've used the washer and hung the clothes to dry which takes so much time. The dryer makes laundry a lot easier to deal with. The way the lint filter works was a little weird to me coming from "traditional" dryers, but it seems to be very effective. It's a large (frisbee-sized or so) disk at the back that you pop out. I have it vented to a "Dundas JafineProFlex Indoor Dryer Vent Kit (TDIDVKZW)" (purchased at the same time from Home Depot) which is basically a bucket with a couple holes and water in it.
December 20, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LaundryFanatic 2.6 cu. ft. 120 Volt Compact Electric Dryer
Contains all of the optional features of a stand alone dryer, however it is meant to be mounted on a rack along with a washing nachine, buttons for operation are on the lower panel and it is very inconvenient to read the cycle information in a stand alone position.
June 19, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MsKLC Very affordable dryer for a smaller space
Purchased this dryer for an apt. in my home because i did NOT want another appliance there that required a 220 electrical supply. Before installing it, i tried it myself. Of course it takes longer to dry a load than a regular dryer, and of course the loads have to be smaller, but that should be expected. The wide range of timing and chcle choices, etc. is really outstanding for a smaller unit. PLEASE don't let someone tell you it does not have to be vented, however. That would be a true fire hazard. For a small space such as an eff. apt., this is a great choice. Glad i brought it and i'm happy to recommend it. Don't know yet how it will impact my electric bill.
May 14, 2011