The amount of time it takes to dry your clothes depends on several factors, including the size and type of your dryer, the type of load, how much water is in the wet clothes and how much heat you use.
The general rule is to leave them in the dryer long enough for them to spin at least once. If you’re pressed for time or want to save money on your electric bill, keep reading for more specific guidelines.
It takes about 15 minutes per load in a large capacity (7 cubic feet) dryer. However, if you have small loads that don’t fill up the drum completely, it may take longer than this estimate suggests. If you’re drying only a few items, add an extra 10 minutes to be sure they’re completely dry.
If you have a large capacity gas electric hybrid dryer with multiple heat settings, then it will take longer than an electric-only model because more energy is needed to heat up the larger drum. The same goes for any other models that have additional features like steam settings or wrinkle-reducing cycles.
Last modified: August 3, 2022