PTDN805GMMS Review

GE

Gas Dryer

Metallic

7.3 cu ft


Companion Washer - PTWN8055MMS Review

Dryer Pros and Cons

Drying

Offers the capability to sanitize items that can’t be easily washed such as pillows and stuffed animals. Reduces common household bacteria and allergens using a higher heat setting.

 

Cycles

Number of cycles and options is 32% higher than average and ranks in the top 25% of new dryers for BEST program selection and flexibility. More cycles helps you tailor drying to your family’s needs.

Drum

Designed with a stainless steel dryer drum that is more durable than porcelain or plastic. Stainless steel resists odor absorption or discoloration and reduces the amount of static build-up in your clothing.

Capacity

The PTDN805GMMS capacity is 2% higher than average and ranks in the top 35% of new larger size dryers. Holds about 0.1 cu ft more laundry than the average new dryer. Laundry can be done less often.

Sensor

Uses a moisture sensor to measure the water content of clothing as it tumbles, and automatically shuts-off the cycle when dry. Prevents clothing from being damaged by overheating and saves on energy costs.

Price

Price per cubic foot of capacity is about average for a new clothes dryer and is rated GOOD for affordability. Dryers can often be purchased on-sale at 10%-20% under the manufacturer’s MSRP.

 

Performance Ratings

Temp Settings

Provides an ample number of temperature settings to select from. It’s important to match the heat level to the type of fabric being laundered; helps prevent damage and alleviate wrinkles.

Steam Cycle

No Steam Cycles – Does not have the ability to generate steam and refresh lightly worn garments, or remove the wrinkles from clothing. About 60% of new dryers on the market now include a steam cycle.

 

Sanitize Cycle

Sanitizes items with a high-temp cycle that kills many forms of household bacteria or allergens. Especially useful for stuffed animals, pillows, and other non-washable items.

MSRP

Manufacturer’s Price is about average for a new dryer and is rated GOOD for overall price. In addition to the GE PTDN805GMMS MSRP, it’s also beneficial to check the price per cubic foot.

 

Warranty

Industry standard warranty for clothes dryers. A few manufacturers offer a two-year warranty on parts, but dryer warranties are generally not as good as washers.

Dryer Convenience Ratings

Stackable

Not Stackable – Cannot be stacked vertically with a companion washing machine to save space in your laundry room. Only an issue if you have a smaller laundry room without space for side-by-side models.

 

Reverse Door

Reversible Door – The dryer door is flexible and can be switched to open from right-to-left (with a washer sitting on the right side), or left-to-right (with a washer sitting on the left side).

Drum Light

Includes an internal light that automatically switches on when the dryer door opens. Almost all new dryers come equipped with this nearly essential feature so you can see to unload your clothes.

Filter Indicator

There is no visual reminder to change the lint filter. Most of us are remiss in this area and a clogged filter light is very helpful. Available on about 50% of new dryers.

Dryer Rack

Rack included. Dryer racks allow you to dry items that shouldn’t be tumbled such as shoes, ball caps, sweaters, and stuffed animals. Simply place the rack inside the dryer for tumble-free drying.

Venting

Must Be Vented- Over 95% of new dryer models must be vented to the outside of your home with a duct running from your dryer. A few ventless models are available if an outside duct is not practical.