Panda Compact Dryer (2.65 Cu.ft)
Posted: August 3, 2013
Reviewer: Debbie O. Vierheller
My mother is 82 years old living in Assisted Living. Her main complaint to living there was the lack of washer facilities for the residents. She hated giving up her ability to do her own laundry. The solution is the Panda products. I found the Panda products -- Washer/spin dryer combo and this portable dryer. For less than $500 we had the set. When you read about the dryer, one would think "HOW COULD YOU DRY CLOTHES WITH A 1400 watt machine?" Well, when you use the Panda washer/spin dryer first, the clothes come out of the spin dryer almost dry. You could hang the clothes up at that point and let them air dry for several hours. However, putting them directly into the Panda dryer finishes the clothes off perfectly in about 15 minutes. Because it was only 1400 watts, I was able to vent directly into the room with no additional heat. You use a dryer sheet and the clothes are ready to hang up. I am absolutely sold on the Panda products. I said in the Panda washer review that I got the Sonyo dryer. But it wasn't. It was the panda. But the Sonya dryer looks identical to Panda. So I don't know if they are the same dryer or not. The good thing about both Panda products is that my mother learned to use both quickly. The dryer of course is a no-brainer. Very easy. However, I admit that it took me awhile to figure out how to clean the lint trap. However, once you realize where the lint is you are good to go. I felt kinda stupid because it was obvious. Anyway, great, great, dryer. Panda washer/spin dryer combo with this dryer makes a laundromat obsolete except for large items like bedspreads.