An efficient way to rid your beautiful home of those ugly clothes lines is to get an automatic dryer. But who has the space for a huge, cumbersome vent? Well, don’t worry, as there are several home appliance manufacturers with ventless dryers on the market. Most ventless dryers work on the principle of condensation drying, where the moisture content is channeled inside the dryer itself and the clothes dried from the heat. Ventless dryers often have a drainage outlet where the water from this condensation process is released.
Before purchasing a dryer, it is prudent to take accurate measurements of the space available for installation. Measure the height, width and depth of the area you wish to place your dryer in. Also take note of the electrical connections available at these places, and whether they are compatible with the model of dryer you are planning to bring home. Attention to small details like this will enable a smooth and trouble-free installation of your new machine. Let’s take a look at some popular options currently available on the market in the ventless dryer category.
LG 24″ Compact Ventless Electric Front Load Dryer DLEC855W
Launched under the umbrella branding of the new Smart Technology initiative by LG, the DLEC855W is a good choice to fulfill your drying requirements. The USP of this dryer is undoubtedly the Sensor Dry System which calculates moisture levels during the drying cycle and adjusts the length of the cycle accordingly, making sure you get a consistent result every time. Other features which are value-additions for small apartments is the LG LoDecibel™ motor which ensures a quiet drying cycle. Backed by the quality guarantee and good customer service of LG makes this one of the best options in the dryer market today.
Capacity: 4.2 cu. ft.
Width | 24″
Height | 331/2″
Depth | 251/4″
Ventless Condensing System
Sensor Dry System
Neverust™ Stainless Steel Drum
LED Display and Dial-A-cycle™
9-cycle Drying System
Price: The LG DLEC855W comes in at about $899.
Bosch Axxis Compact Condensation Electric Dryer WTC82100US
Using the condensation system for drying clothes, the Bosch Axxis channels the moisture content in the air inside and releases it through a water drain. Also the drier is compact in size and can easily fit into tight corners, making installation a breeze.
Capacity: 3.9 cu. ft.
Height | 33″
Width | 26.77″
Depth | 25″
Drying Time Selector
Blocked Filter Indicator
9 Drying Cycles
Wrinkle Block™ Option-1 Hour
Adjustable Drying Temperature
Price: The Bosch Axxis is priced at about $899.
Asko T794CFI Ventless Dryer
This ventless dryer is part of the Asko Fully Integrated Series™ of home appliances which strives to integrate with the surroundings of your home in an unobtrusive and seamless fashion. It has an UltraCare™ family-size capacity, a condenser system for drying clothes and a large LCD for ease of use along with several other features, making it one of the best dryer options out there.
Capacity: UltraCare™ family-size capacity
Height | 331/2″
Width | 231/2″
Depth | 23″
Line Series™ Style control
LCD Status Screen
SensiDry™ Temperature Sensor
Butterfly™ Drying System
Double Lint Filter, Cleanable Fan
Price: The Asko retails at around $1999.
Ariston Premiere Condensation Electric Dryer ASL75CXSNA
Ariston is a leading brand from Italian home appliance giant Indesit and has a good presence in the American market. The brand has several products in the home consumer products category such as washers and dryers and the Ariston Premiere Condensation Electric Dryer is a good budget offering from the brand. The dryer has sense controls and timed cycle settings and also a good load capacity.
Capacity: 16 lbs. maximum load
Height | 337/16″
Width | 237/16″
Depth | 23″
Removable Lint Filter
Timed Dry, Air Fluff Option
Price: The Ariston retails at around $1049.
GE Ventless Condenser Frontload Electric Dryer DCCH480EKWW
GE is an old and trusted name in the vastly cluttered field of home appliances. Its products are time-tested and made to last. In the dryer segment one of its best offerings is the GE Ventless Condenser Frontload Electric Dryer. It comes with all the bells and whistles expected of a modern drying system and has a sensor to check if clothes are drying on time and multiple dry cycles to ensure a uniform drying for all your clothes. To top it all GE has a large network of support centers and staff to keep your machine running at all times.
Capacity: 4.0 cu. ft
Height | 33 3/8″
Width | 231/2″
Depth | 2511/16″
Sensor Dry™ Technology
Air Fluff, Active Wear
5 Heat Selection Modes
Price: This GE dryer retails at around $1399.
One of the oldest family-owned home appliance manufacturers in the world Miele is a German brand of premium consumer durables and kitchen fittings. In the US, Miele is primarily aimed at the luxury segment of home appliances and has several offerings in that category.
The T8019Ci is one such product. A ventless dryer it has several high-end features which distinguish it from other manufactures in the market. This dryer is a recommendation for homeowners who want their laundry appliances to blend in with the rest of their home decor as it has a minimalistic design and can be camouflaged easily. Some of its high-tech functions are the ability to uplink to a computer and run diagnostics, along with touch controls and a patented drum mechanism. Although it is an advanced machine, it can be a bit too expensive for buyers looking for a good general purpose dryer.
Capacity: Large Capacity (volume unspecified)
Height | 221/2″
Width | 341/8″
Depth | 231/2″
PC update, Interior Light
RemoteVision™ (Wi-Fi capable)
Child Lock, Self-check System
Price: The Miele T8019Ci retails at around $2000.
There are a number of cheap washer and dryers available in the market. It is best to check online and offline reviews before you decide to opt for any one of them. It is also best to opt for Energy Star certified ventless dryers in these days of ever-rising energy costs.
Rating: 5 out of 5