What dryer capacity is available?
A dryer should last you 8 to 12 years, but overstuffing is a washer or dryer killer. So when shopping around it's important to look for the right capacity from the get-go. Here are the capacity ranges on the market:
Full-size modelsWidth: 27 to 29 inches
Capacity: 5 to 7.3 cubic feet (cu)
Consider a full-size model if: You're going to be washing clothes for a large family or want to be able to wash items like comforters or sleeping bags.Capacity: Up to 12 five-piece place settings
Space-saver modelsWidth: 24 to 27 inches
Capacity: 3.5 to 5 cubic feet (cu)
Consider a space-saver model if: You have fewer than two people in your family, smaller living quarters or tend to line- or rack-dry some of your clothes or delicates.