WTV76100US Review

Bosch

Electric Dryer

White

3.9 cu ft


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Dryer Pros and Cons

Drying

Provides standard drying cycles that are effective for most types of fabrics. Does not offer advanced steam or sanitize options that counter wrinkles or bacteria and are available on about 60% of new dryers.

 

Cycles

Number of cycles and options is 32% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 10% of new dryers for FAIR program selection and flexibility. Fewer cycles sometimes makes it harder to meet your fabric care 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

Capacity is 46% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 1% of new smaller size dryers. The WTV76100US holds about 3.3 cu ft less laundry than the average new dryer. Smaller is cheaper, but less convenient.

 

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 is 54% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 5% of new dryers for POOR affordability. Based on the MSRP, each cubic foot costs about $81 more than the average new dryer.

 

Performance Ratings

Temp Settings

Less than average number of temperature settings. Most new dryers have five settings, and some even have six. The more settings available, the better the choice and care for your fabrics.

 

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

No Sanitize Cycle – There is no special cycle that uses high-temperature heat or steam to sanitize pillows, stuffed animals, or other non-washable items. Helps remove bacteria and allergens.

 

MSRP

Manufacturer’s Price (MSRP) is 19% lower than average and ranks in the top 25% of new clothes dryers for BETTER overall price. You should also consider the Bosch WTV76100US cost 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

Stackable – Like most new front-load matching dryers, this model can be stacked vertically with a washer to save space, and allows one unit to be accessed comfortably at shoulder level. Great for small rooms.

Reverse Door

No Reversible Door – The dryer door is fixed and cannot be changed to open from the other side. Over 90% of new clothes dryers are designed with flexible doors that can swing right or left.

 

Drum Light

One of the very few dryers that does not include an internal drum light that comes on when the door is opened. Makes it more difficult to find a shirt, or make sure you’ve unloaded everything.

 

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

No Dryer Rack – Does not include a dryer rack that allows tumble-free drying for items such as tennis shoes, ball caps, sweaters, or stuffed animals. Dryer racks can usually be purchased separately.

 

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.