GE GFDR485EFMC RightHeight
Features - 86%
Performance - 83%
Ease of Use - 82%
Energy Efficiency - 81%
Although the GE GFDR485EFMC RightHeight is a top-edge dryer, we couldn't help but notice the lack of a smartphone compatibility that is a must-have in such an advanced model. However, the performance of this unit and its stylish design make it an excellent choice.
If you want not only an efficient dryer but an excellent one that will offer the best results, you should take a look at the GE GFDR485EFMC RightHeight model and let it impress you with its advanced technologies. The name is related to the built-in pedestal it includes, which is what makes it different from other dryers. The $1,400 price tag is a couple hundreds of dollars higher than in other models, something that is not justified by the lack of a smart technology, but the overall impression is an excellent dryer that is worth your attention.
With an 8.3 cu. ft. capacity, this dryer is one of the largest we have reviewed, which offers it an advantage compared to other models. The excellent results in drying the clothes perfectly are due to the HE Sensor Dry feature that uses dual thermistors to monitor the moisture and temperature inside the dryer in order to prevent over-drying. Moreover, the heat from inside is provided by a 3-ways exhaust that gets the heat out through the rear, left, and right of the unit.
This dryer also includes some other useful features that guarantee your clothes will look perfectly, such as Detangle Assist that pauses and reverses direction so the items are separated and detangled inside the dryer. Moreover, there is the Extended Tumble feature that keeps the clothes in a good shape inside the dryer in case you don’t manage to remove them immediately. The Damp Alert also comes in handy, as well as the eDry that sets the unit to an economical operating.
There are 5 temperature settings available with the GE RightHeight dryer, namely High, Medium, Low, Extra Low, and a No Heat level. Also, you can choose from 5 dryness levels that start from damp and go all the way to extra dry. The only thing that this dryer seems to be missing is a smart compatibility that is often seen in state-of-the-art models.
Cycles and programs
There are 12 drying cycles to choose from in the GE GFDR485EFMC RightHeight dryer and each was designed to offer you freedom of choice. There is the Active Wear cycle, the Air Fluff, the Timed Dry that allows you to set the cycle to last 90 minutes, the Steam Dewrinkle that uses steam to refresh and dry heavily wrinkled clothes, the Bulky cycle that works for linens and covers, the Cottons cycle, the Normal one, a cycle for towels, a Delicates, a Speed dry, a Steam Refresh cycle that removes odors and small wrinkles in the clothes, the Sanitize option, and the Speed Dry for fast drying.
There is more to this dryer since it offers a wide range of control features like the Add Time, the adjustable End-of-Cycle signal, the Clean Lint Filter reminder, the Control Lock or the Delay Start so you can use the dryer when you best like. It also shows the status of the drying process and the remaining time so you will always know how long before you can take out the clothes.
Size and Design
You will like the versatility offered by the three comes it comes available in, namely Metallic Carbon, Ruby Red, and White. It measures 34 3/8” deep x 47” high x 28” wide and it weighs 173 lb. You can easily find a room for it in your home especially since it has a flexible installation that turns it into a side-by-side, a built-in or an under counter dryer. The dryer is easily operated thanks to a clearly-labeled and user-friendly wide control panel with a large LCD screen that offers plenty of information.
The wide see-thru door offers full visibility inside the dryer and the interior LED lights make it easier for you to take everything out. The interior drum is made of stainless steel that resists to rust and prevents bacteria from gathering and it also accommodates a convenient drying rack.
The innovation in the design of this dryer is the built-in RightHeight pedestal that makes the unit higher than any other model so you can easily load and unload the clothes and fold them on top of the dryer. The drawback is the fact that this pedestal wasn’t designed as a storage drawer, but that is not something you can’t overlook.
Being such and advanced dryer designed by a prestigious manufacturer, the GE GFDR485EFMC had to be an Energy Star rated unit that helps you save money on the electricity bill. In addition, it includes an energy saving feature that makes the dryer run on less power while offering the same results. And, thanks to the eMonitor, you can observe the efficiency level of each drying level so you will know how energy-efficient your dryer is.
Warranty and support
The reliable GE manufacturer only offers a limited 1-year warranty on the entire appliance to cover the replacement parts and labor that the unit might require. However,it has received excellent reviews from customers who have truly enjoyed its performance, so you can relax knowing that your dryer will yield for many years. You will also receive extended help on the manufacturer’s official website where you can find downloadable instructions manual, support videos, spare parts, and accessories, as well as contact details so you can get help from professionals.