110 Volt Dryer

When you buy a clothes dryer for the house you are living in, it’s a fairly simple process. However, at times it can be a little tricky. Four different operators produce clothe dryers that are in account for 80% of dryer sales in all of America. These four main brands are GE, Kenmore, Maytag, and Whirlpool.

There are also many other various brand names sold in the world, most of them are major companies, Maytag makes Amana. Electrolux makes Frigidaire, Westinghouse, and White-Westinghouse appliances.

Really though, there are only five options to consider when purchasing a clothes dryer:
1. What size tub will you choose?
2. Will you chose an electric powered, or gas?
3. Moisture sensor shutoff or thermostat
4. Will it have the ability to be “quiet”?
5. Additional gadgets?

The size of the tub
There are three sizes for dryers: there is extra large capacity, super capacity, and super capacity plus. The actual volume between each of these sizes is really quite small compared in the grand scheme of things, although the difference between the lowest size and the largest is rather significant. More often than not though, usually we are talking an extra pair or two of blue jeans for each increase in size.

When selecting the size of the machine you’d like to buy, it might be all right to mix up your machine purchases but you don’t want to have your brand new dryer smaller than your washing machine as it will be a big pain to fill you washer, then wash your clothes and not be able to get all of your clothes into the dryer, leaving them soaking which can actually take out colors if soaked for too long.

If there more than three people that currently live in your household, then the extra large capacity would make great sense. However, if you have a house full of children you should go ahead and spend the extra few dollars to get a large machine.

If you have roughly four plus people inside your house, you will have to do two loads of additional laundry using the extra large capacity, instead of the super capacity plus machine.

Most houses are built with the single option of either a gas or electric dryer. However, on homes using electric dryers, the standard is to have either a 110 volt plug in the laundry room. Hardly ever will a builder put in both options as that will be more expensive for them and the owner in the long run.

If your home is currently equipped with a 240-volt plug, I recommend you look into see if your plug is a two, three of a four prong plug prior to going to the shop to buy your new dryer.

If you are a money saver and want to save roughly 10 dollars, you can simply re-use the cord from the old dryer you are replacing. However, make sure to check the cable in full before doing so. If the old power cord is flimsy or brittle I suggest that you just buy a new cord, otherwise it could leave your home a potential fire hazard, and putting your families’ lives at risk.

If you have a choice between electricity and gas, I strongly recommend that you stick with electric. Why? Mostly because you will be saving yourself money, as gas is getting more and more expensive these days. Sure, electricity is too, but on average, it’s cheaper than gas. Typically, you can save yourself a good $20/month by using electricity. Additionally you can get a good electrician to convert your current gas dryer over to electricity, it won’t cost you much and the long-term results are great.

This 110 Volt Dryer Review is Written/Updated on May 28th, 2010 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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