Appliances: Smart dryer

Reviewed by:
Rosemary Thornton
Designed to be electronically linked to its matching washer, this dryer can be purchased and used independently. It uses two motors -- one for the blower and one for tumbling -- for faster and more efficient drying.

Two electronic thermostats measure incoming and outgoing air temperatures and adjust heat levels to maintain steady drying. An extra low heat setting of 125 degrees allows you to machine dry your most delicate fabrics. Moisture sensors inside the stainless steel drum continually monitor humidity and turn off the dryer automatically. Price is $899 (December 2004).

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