Comparisons between top-load dryers require examining the load capacity, energy efficiency, unit size and price, among other characteristics. Customers should also compare the different features and dry cycles each unit offers.
When comparing top-load dryers, first examine which units are electric and which use gas. Approximately 80 percent of modern top-load dryers are electric, which makes them more energy efficient and less costly than their gas counterparts. Also, compare each dryer's capacity in cubic feet, and then compare the features each dryer offers. Top-load dryers with both moisture and heat sensors tend to be more energy efficient and easier on clothing than those only equipped with heat sensors.