The GTD33EASKWW electric dryer by General Electric is a fairly basic dryer that is a bit limited when it comes to the features that it has. The design of it is quite simple with less modern knob controls and only a few drying cycles to choose from.
In this article, I’ll be going over the features that this dryer does include, as well as some background on the company who designed it and some pros and cons of the dryer.
General Electric, or GE for short, is a company that has been around for over 125 years. They are a household name here in the United States, and most of you would probably recognize their signature blue and white cursive GE logo anywhere.
General Electric values the impact that they make on customers, so they do their best to treat each of their customers like family by being attentive, friendly, and kind to them throughout the process of their purchase. They are also very big on teamwork and know that it takes multiple minds put together to produce truly innovative products. In fact, they even use something called FirstBuild which allows them to connect with a global online co-creation community.
In addition to dryers, General Electric also designs and manufactures washers, refrigerators and freezers, dishwashers, cooking products, water filtration systems, water heaters, and air conditioners. They design each and every one of their appliances with the consumer in mind and have a true passion for wanting to help make people’s lives easier through their simple, reliable, innovative products.
The General Electric GTD33EASKWW electric dryer has a very simple, basic design to it and is only available in white. It does not include very many different drying cycles and settings or give you much capability to customize your drying settings, although it does include a useful Auto Dry feature that monitors the temperature of the air inside the dryer to determine how long it needs to dry for.
For such a basic dryer, this model falls more in the middle of the spectrum as far as price range goes rather than being a more affordable, budget friendly pricing. The real standout component that this dryer has is its large holding capacity of 7.2 cu. ft., which is much larger than many other dryers on the market. It is a top loading dryer with a reversible door too, making it easy to load and unload your laundry from it.
It is only 27 inches in width, meaning that this dryer can fit just about anywhere, even in smaller laundry rooms. The compact design combined with its large loading capacity are what make this dryer stand out, but other than that, its functionality capabilities are quite basic. It uses rotary style knobs to control the drying cycles rather than more modern electric controlled buttons like some of the more advanced dryers out there have.
This dryer is quite simple in comparison to many other dryers and so are the features that it has to offer. It comes equipped with three different heat options—high, medium, and low—as well as three different cycle options—timed dry, cottons cycle, and easy care cycle. These features do not allow you to
customize your dryer settings very much, meaning that some bulkier things like towels or bedding may need extra time to dry completely since there is no setting specifically catered to them.
This dryer does, however, come with an Auto Dry feature that monitors the air temperature and uses this to determine the amount of time necessary to dry the clothes. This combined with its aluminized alloy drum adds to its energy efficiency, but even with both of these features, this dryer still is not energy efficient enough to receive an Energy Star from the EPA.
The rotary electromechanical controls make it easy to set the cycles on this dryer, but these bulky knobs are not quite as easy to use or as modern and sleek as electronic controls are. It does include an upfront lint filter that is very easy to remove and clean though. This dryer also comes with a standard one year warranty that covers any defected materials or defects due to poor workmanship or installation for up to one year after purchase.
|It has a very large capacity of 7.2 cu. ft.||Limited drying cycles and settings to select from|
|Auto Dry feature helps determine optimal drying time to help conserve some energy||Not as energy efficient as some other dryers|
|Compact design that can fit just about anywhere||No steaming or sanitizing capabilities|
|Aluminized alloy drum prevents corrosion, prolonging the life of the dryer||Not a very modern design|
|Reversible door allows flexibility to open door from the left or the right|
|It has easy to use controls and an easy to clean lint filter|
Overall, this is not a dryer that I would personally recommend to anyone. There are plenty of other dryers out there for an equal or even lesser price that offer more advanced features and allow you to have more control and customization of the drying settings than this model offers. While General Electric is a good, reliable brand, I do not believe that this particular dryer is a very good value for your money.
The Auto Dry feature that it has can be found in other dryers at an equal or lesser value that also have more dryer settings to choose from and are more energy efficient than this one is. The main thing this dryer has going for it is that it has a compact design yet still has a large holding capacity, which is great but not worth the money in my opinion.