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GE GFDN110ELWW Dryer Review

The GE GFDN110ELWW is a relatively inexpensive high-end stackable dryer that outperformed units costing nearly twice as much.

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Introduction

With an MSRP of $749 and sale prices in the high-$600s, the is a remarkably capable dryer for the price. It dries clothes quickly and thoroughly, and lacks only in extra features and custom cycles.

Front

Few dryers have a simpler set of controls than the , with a simple knob and a few buttons. This dryer is stackable with the matching GFWN1100LWW washer, and feels extremely sturdy and well-built.

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The very small lint trap is also easy to clean. If you stop a cycle mid-way through, the display will remind you to clean the lint trap the next time the dryer is turned on.

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Speed & Performance Overview

This is a remarkably quick dryer. Only the normal cycle took longer than an hour -- five minutes longer, to be exact.

Normal Cycle Performance

While it took longer than other cycles, the 's Normal cycle was on par with its competitors. It did, however, leave a little moisture behind in each load we tested.

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Delicates Cycle Performance

When a dryer tells you how long it'll take to wash delicate fabrics, never trust it. Perhaps if we were drying silk and orchid petals, estimates would be accurate. At least the only took 46 minutes to get almost all of the moisture out of our test load.

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Bulky Cycle Performance

In just 58 minutes, the took a load of towels and sheets from wet to bone dry. It did, however, reach 150 degrees in the process.

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Quick Dry Cycle Performance

Taking over 40 minutes to remove almost as much moisture as a normal cycle, the Quick Dry cycle only lived up to one part of its name. Still, it got clothes dry -- which is more than can be said for other dryers' quick cycles.

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Dry Cycles

If you buy the , you'll have few options: Cottons, mixed loads, delicates, speed dry, air fluff and time dry. That's it. No more, no less.

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Customization

With two buttons on the side of the dryer, one can change the sensitivity of the drying sensor or the temperature of a cycle. An extra tumble can be added to a cycle, as well. Other than that, there aren't any custom functions, and there's no preset for a custom user cycle.

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Additional Drying Options

Aside from adding a tumble or changing the time on the Timed Dry setting, the has no additional drying options.

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With so few wash cycles and options, the is very simple to use. Within a cycle, one can customize it by changing the temperature or the sensitivity of the drying sensor.

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Door

The door can be hinged on either the left or right, and opens and closes easily.

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Lint Trap

The very small lint trap is also easy to clean. If you stop a cycle mid-way through, the display will remind you to clean the lint trap the next time the dryer is turned on.

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Conclusion

The GFDN110ELWW is an excellent dryer considering that its MSRP is only $749 and sale prices fall far below that. It does run a little hot, so make sure you keep an eye on your delicate fabrics. This dryer also lacks fancy features, but it does a better job getting moisture out of laundry than many models that cost twice as much.

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