Condensation dryer recommendations
December 8, 2012 8:02 AM Subscribe
What is the best condensation (ventless) dryer on the market in the US?
I need a condensation dryer (ventless) for my condo. I am currently using a regular electric dryer, that vents into my unit and I am concerned about the combination of lint and humidity being dumped into my unit. I have mitigated the risk by using the water and bucket solution, but I am not happy with it.
I want to get a condensation dryer so the humidity and lint are no longer an issue. However, from my research, none of these dryers are reviewed well. I'm going crazy trying to decide which one to purchase. The unit will be stacked with the matching washing machine (I don't want a combination unit that both washes and dries).
I'm expecting to spend less than $2500 for the pair, so the Miele pair is out, but I saw offerings from Bosch, GE, and LG in my price range. However, $2500 is still a lot of money to me and I want appliances that will stand the test of time. I do about 3 large loads of laundry a week. I live in Chicago and line drying is not an option in my condo.
Do you have any recommendations or products to avoid? Have you used a ventless dryer yourself? Have you gone from the bucket system to a ventless system and were you happy with the result? Lastly, am I overreacting and would I be less happy with the condensation dryer than with the bucket system?