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Economy Dryer ...
on May 16, 2012
Delivery and Set Up:
One of the first questions you might ask yourselves about buying such a large appliance from Amazon, is how will they get that thing to my house?
My Dryer was delivered and set up by a company called J.B. Hunt. I'd seen their trucks on the road, but I had never had any previous business with them before this. They emailed me a few days before delivery and then called me promptly when they were in the area wanting to know about gate codes or stairs. They were careful, polite and walked me through the set-up and helped with taking away my old dryer. These guys are 5 Star when it comes to the business of large appliance delivery. Highly recommended.
For the price, which is pretty much at the lowest level for any gas dryer on the market currently, you're getting pretty much what you pay for here. The drum size is a bit smaller than the industry average of 7.0 cubic ft of dryer space at 6.5 cubic foot. This isn't something to be grossly concerned about, but if you're used to even bigger dryer drums, this might strike you as "a bit smaller." And it is.
The dryer presets or cycles, which apparently their are 11, are incredibly basic and very straight forward. There's the standard 'cool down' cycle which kicks in towards the end of the 60 minute-max cycle, Off/On, energy saving cycles and so on. It's very basic. No buzzer though to let you know it's done, nor is their an option for it to be toggled off/on like a lot of other dryers in the same price bracket.
Again, this is pretty much at the bottom of the rung as far as price, but for a mere fifty dollars more, on average, you can get a larger drum, more settings, a buzzer and perhaps something a tad more attractive. With the compromises the manufacturer has made, this dryer should be about seventy-five to one hundred dollars cheaper in all actuality.
This dryer takes up no less space than my larger dryer did, but again has a smaller spinning drum. It's about as basic and dull as any economy dryer could be, so don't hope for style.
This dryer is for the kind of people that buy Ford Taurus's twenty at a time. This isn't a commercial looking dryer, but I might end up seeing a large row of these in the laundry room of any apartment building or College Dorm setting. It's a bit overpriced for what you're getting because it's too close to the other dryers that offer much more for almost the same money.
Three stars -- It is what it is.