GTDS850EDWS Review


GE GTDS850EDWS GE
GTDS850EDWS

Steam Dryer
Type: Electric
Width: 28"
MSRP: $1100
Drying

Steam

Capability
Cycles

14/11

Cyc/Opt
Drum

Yes

Stain Steel
Capacity

7.8

Cu Ft
Sensor

Yes

Dry
Price

$141

Per Cu Ft

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor


GE GTDS850EDWS

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Dryer Pros and Cons
Drying Generates steam to quickly refresh lightly soiled clothes without washing. The refresh cycle can reduce wrinkles, remove odors, and/or sanitize clothes. Nearly eliminates the need to iron.
Cycles Number of cycles and options is 57% higher than average and ranks in the top 5% of new dryers for BEST program selection and flexibility. More cycles helps you tailor drying to your family's 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 The GTDS850EDWS capacity is 9% higher than average and ranks in the top 10% of new larger size dryers. Holds about 0.6 cu ft more laundry than the average new dryer. Laundry can be done less often.
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 6% lower than average and ranks in the top 40% of new clothes dryers for BETTER affordability. Based on the MSRP, each cubic foot costs about $9 less than the average new dryer.


GE GTDS850EDWS Dryer

GE GTDS850EDWS



Performance Ratings
Temp
Settings
5 Settings - Provides an ample number of temperature settings to select from. It's important to match the heat level to the type of fabric being laundered; helps prevent damage and alleviate wrinkles.
Steam
Cycle
Steam Drying - If you're in a hurry and just need to get the wrinkles out of your clothes, or freshen-up lightly soiled garments, the steam generation cycle on this model will prove to be very handy.
Sanitize
Cycle
Sanitize Cycle - Sanitizes items with a high temperature cycle that kills many forms of household bacteria or allergens. Especially useful for freshing up stuffed animals, pillows, and other non-washable items.
MSRP $1100 - Manufacturer's Price is about average for a new dryer and is rated GOOD for overall price. In addition to the GE GTDS850EDWS MSRP, it's also beneficial to check the price per cubic foot.  
Warranty GE 1-Year Parts, 1-Year Labor - Industry standard warranty for clothes dryers. A few manufacturers sometimes offer a longer warranty on parts if you register the dryer with them.


Convenience Ratings
Stackable Not Stackable - Cannot be stacked vertically with a companion washing machine to save space in your laundry room. Only an issue if you have a smaller laundry room without space for side-by-side models.  
Reverse
Door
Reversible Door - The GE GTDS850EDWS dryer door is flexible and can be switched to open from right-to-left (with a washer sitting on the right side), or left-to-right (with a washer sitting on the left side).
Drum
Light
Drum Light - Includes an internal light that automatically switches on when the dryer door opens. Almost all new dryers come equipped with this nearly essential feature so you can see to unload your clothes.
Filter
Indicator
Filter Indicator - Provides a visual cue that the GTDS850EDWS lint filter needs to be cleaned. Helps you keep the dryer clean and ensure that the proper airflow is maintained. Most of us need to be reminded.
Dryer
Rack
Dryer Rack Included - Dryer racks allow you to dry items that shouldn't be tumbled such as shoes, ball caps, sweaters, and stuffed animals. Simply place the rack inside the dryer for tumble-free drying.
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.  


Control Ratings
Display LED Display - Just look at the dryer while you're working to see how much time is left before the clothes are finished. Includes a remaining cycle time display that provides time and sometimes program status.
Controls Rotary-Electronic - Designed with a modern digital control system that makes cycle or option selection easy and convenient. About 85% of new dryers are now fitted with highly-functional electronic controls.
Delay
Start
Delay Start - Fit the laundry around your busy schedule by programming the dryer to start at a later, more convenient time. Allows you to plan around noise concerns or home departure / arrival times.
Custom
Cycle
Custom Cycle - Allows you to program a custom cycle with specific options and temperature settings that you use the most. No need to select everything over and over, just push the My Cycle button.
Phone
Diagnosis
No Phone Diagnostics - You can't connect to the manufacturer's repair center and have dryer problems directly diagnosed over the phone. About 20% of new dryers have some type of phone connectivity.  
Smart
Grid
Smart-Grid Ready - When your local utility company employs their smart-grid networks, this clothes dryer is ready to be programmed so that it can automatically operate when electricty rates are lower.


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