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Buying a new washer and dryer can be a daunting task. Whether you’ve just moved into a new home, or your old set finally died, it can be hard to know where to start. Typically, you can shop around in one of two ways. Assuming you have a healthy budget, you can buy the best washer and the best dryer separately. If you’re looking for a discount, you can sometimes bundle the washer and dryer together for a lower price. Buying a set has the additional benefit of getting appliances with a matching aesthetic and user experience.
Frigidaire PRMC2285AF Refrigerator
With a decibel rating between 58-62dB, this large capacity front load dryer is so quiet, you won’t even know it’s running.
Featuring a spacious 3.22 cubic feet capacity, this machine dries up to 13.2lbs of clothing that can meet the drying needs of the whole family.
Equipped with a powerful 120v/60Hz motor unit and PTC heat element, the inner drum rapidly forms warm airflow to provide stable drying performance with minimal noise.
The four-layer intake & exhaust filter is easy to clean. This dryer is also energy-efficient and automatically shuts off when the drying cycle is complete.
One of the best features of this machine is that the forward & reverse tumble action includes an s-shaped device for easy rotation to prevent tangling and wrinkling without excessive heating, so your clothes are protected.
The control panel is button-operated with an LCD screen display and has multiple options for time and temperature settings. One of our favorite options is the deodorize option that allows you to get rid of unpleasant smells by running cool air through your clothes.
- Extremely quiet
- Multiple ways to set up (side by side, stacked, rack mounted, wall mounted)
- Easy to operate
- Compact and space saving, yet spacious
- “140℉”, “104℉” and “airing” options can only be used in 1-hour mode.
ROVSON Portable Clothes Dryer
This ultra quiet dryer is near the top of our list for several reasons.
With many of the same features as the winner, this compact and portable dryer is made of high quality stainless steel and is therefore durable and long lasting.
At 1500W, it is powerful enough to handle up to 13lbs of clothes, sheets, linens and towels at a time.
This high capacity dryer is easy to use and compact in design, making it suitable for smaller spaces such as apartments and dorms.
However, the LCD touch screen and modern design make it look right at home in any space, large or small.
Moreover, you can choose your preferred drying time or mode from 5 convenient options depending on the material and weight of the clothes.
An important safety feature of this machine is that it automatically stops when the door is opened so you don’t have to worry about your toddlers or young children getting injured.
Want more reasons to love this dryer? It’s energy efficient, protects your clothes from bacteria and germs, can be mounted or installed in various ways and has an anti-wrinkle feature.
Most importantly, it functions extremely quietly.
- Super quiet
- Low energy consumption
- Power off protection while opening door
- Compact and space saving
- Pasteurization option
- LCD touch control
- Not ETL certified
Kenmore 65132 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer
This extra large quiet dryer provides 7.0 cu. ft. of drying capacity and can take on almost any sized load.It utilizes SmartDry Plus Technology to automatically adjust temperatures and times needed according to the requirements of each load of laundry. Two of its notable features include Air Dry technology and Wrinkle Guard.
Air Dry helps dry delicate items in a 30-minute tumble cycle that doesn’t use additional heat, yet dries delicate items faster than traditional air drying.
Wrinkle Guard gives loads a quick toss to prevent wrinkles from setting in for up to 40 minutes after the dry cycle.
The convenient drop-down door makes it easier to sort laundry. It can serve as a quick resting spot for your laundry basket while you remove your clothes or sort them.
The exterior is a neutral white that will complement any laundry room decor.
- Quiet drying
- Extra large capacity
- Customized drying options
- Wrinkle protection
- Convenient drop down door
- Needs a relatively large amount of space
Sentern Compact Laundry Dryer
The next one on our list is a quiet and compact but powerful model with 1400W power and 9.5 lbs load capacity.This portable clothes dryer reaches temperatures of up to 140F to achieve accelerated drying and ensure your clothes are dry in a very short time, which is one of its distinguishing features.
This tumble dryer is formulated for quiet drying and minimal disruption, providing a comfortable environment for your home.
Manufactured with a cooling outer metal shell, it efficiently keeps the heat confined inside without allowing the outer area to get hot to the touch.
The tinted front facing door triggers an automatic halt from the machine when open, for both your and you children’s safety.
It also conveniently collects lint in the easy-access lint holder for simple disposal. The design of the stainless steel tub makes this dryer durable and long lasting.
- Very quiet drying
- Compact and portable
- Wide heating selection + anti wrinkle feature
- Quality build
- Energy efficient
- No digital display
- Slightly lower load capacity compared to other compact dryers
Euhomy Compact Laundry Dryer
The Euhomy Compact Dryer may be last on our list, but the features it’s packed with speak volumes for themselves.This whisper quiet 1400W compact and portable dryer has a 9lb load capacity, reaches temperatures up to 140F and has front and back flip functions for more effective drying.
This dryer has an LCD display and four drying modes (strong, intelligent, eco and normal).
The intelligent drying feature is unique in that it automatically adjusts drying time based on humidity. The high efficiency, two-way flip function helps save energy and reduces drying time.
The wide-angle, 105° door opening makes it easy to load and unload the dryer and if you open the door while the machine is running, it will automatically stop running to ensure your safety.
Additionally, the three-in-one cotton filter effectively collects cotton fibers and is easy to clean with a soft brush.
Lastly, this dryer is ETL certified to meet safety standards and DOE certified to ensure energy efficient performance.
- Quiet, compact, portable
- Reverse tumble action
- Clear, user-friendly LCD display
- 4 drying modes with intelligent drying features
- Wide-angle door
- ETL + DOE certified
- Natural air drying feature
- Slightly lower load capacity compared to other compact dryers
- Drying effect better after spin drying damp clothes first
What You Should Know About Washer and Dryer Sets
While it’s cheaper to replace just a washer or a dryer when one dies, there are definitely some advantages to buying a laundry pair. First, the products in a laundry pair are designed to work with one another. For instance, if a washing machine does a great job of removing stains from a laundry load, but has a tougher time spinning out all of the water, the dryer can be programmed to anticipate extra-wet clothes and run at temperatures hot enough to remove all of the moisture. This way, you end up with clean, dry clothes after one full laundry cycle.
On the other hand, if you pick a washer and a dryer that are unrelated to one another, you could end up with a washer that leaves clothes wet, and a dryer that doesn’t know to compensate appropriately.
You should also consider buying a laundry pair if there’s a chance you’ll want or need to stack the washer and dryer. It can be very dangerous to do so without a stacking kit or bracket, and brackets from one brand or model may not be universally compatible.
Lastly, if aesthetics or branding matter to you, having an unmatched washer and dryer set might cause you agitation every time you peek into your laundry room.
Most Quiet Dryer Buying Guide
This is, of course, the primary concern when purchasing a quiet tumble dryer. A dryer considered very quiet can have decibel ratings up to 62dB, but dryers up to 65dB can still do the trick with relatively little noise.
If no decibel rating is provided, it will be helpful to look for “Quiet Tumbling” as a feature when making your purchase decision.
Load capacity is another feature to look out for when purchasing a dryer. Even compact machines can handle load capacities up to 13lbs with ease, whereas some portable ones have a capacity of around 9lbs.
Bigger dryers are able to accommodate a lot more clothes than compact ones. However, they may end up being louder sometimes and take up a lot more space than compact ones which can be mounted, stacked, built-in or left freestanding.
The type of tumble dryer you buy also makes a huge difference in noise levels and performance. Top load, front load and combination machines are all commonly available but not all of them have the same efficiency and performance so ensure that you look into that before committing to a dryer.
Some of the other features to look for include timed drying, LCD displays, anti wrinkle and variable temperature settings. Additionally, energy efficiency is important and choosing the right one will bring considerable savings in future.
Final Thoughts About Quiet Tumble Dryers
Let laundry be one less thing to worry about by investing in a quiet tumble dryer that meets all your noise and performance criteria. We recommend COSTWAY 1700W Electric Portable Clothes Dryer and ROVSON Portable Clothes Dryer as our top two picks, and the Kenmore 65132 7.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer for a quiet large capacity dryer. Also check out the other ones we’ve listed with unique features and low noise ratings. Happy dryer shopping!