What if you could do laundry less? While a washer and dryer can’t make your family create less laundry, they can offer the kind of capacity that turns two laundry room trips into one. A large capacity dryer might be the right fit if you live in a large household, frequently wash bulky items like comforters, or if you just want to consolidate smaller loads throughout the week into a single laundry day. Whatever your needs, read on to learn more about your large capacity dryer options.

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What qualifies as a large capacity dryer?

While there’s no official definition of large capacity or extra-large capacity in a dryer, you can consider anything over 7.0 cubic feet (cu. ft.) to be larger than standard. Most standard dryers offer between 5.0 and 7.0 cubic feet of capacity. To help translate cubic footage into real-life laundry loads, consider that a 7.0 cu. ft. dryer can usually fit about 9-15 full-sized bath towels per load. Exact capacity varies by model so be sure to check the manufacturer’s recommendations.

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Are there extra-large capacity dryers?

Yes. Again, there is no official “extra large” designation, but between 8.0 and 9.0 cubic feet of space could be considered extra large. For an idea about what an extra large dryer may be able to do, 8.8 cubic feet of capacity is generally enough to hold about 21 bath towels at once. Since exact capacity varies by model, make sure to check the manufacturer’s recommendations.

What can a large capacity dryer do for your family?

Large capacity dryers can add convenience to your laundry routine in more ways than one:

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Allow you to easily wash big, bulky items like king-sized comforters, so you don’t have to go to the laundromat or get them professionally cleaned.

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Let you consolidate laundry loads. When two loads become one, you can spend less time doing laundry.

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Help reduce dry times. Large dryer capacities can help encourage better airflow, which helps laundry dry faster. 

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Gives your family room to grow. With a large capacity dryer, you can rest assured that you’ll have the room you need no matter your family’s future plans. 

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