(Kansas City, MO, USA)
My best clothes dryer has been my Frigidaire FER311F. Although this really is not one of your name brands, that in itself comes into play of why this is my choice. The Frigidaire, I have found, is more efficient than others I have used since I do not have to take a lot of time to dry my clothes. With less time to dry clothes, makes more time for me and less energy used.
Although it is electric, which uses more energy than a natural gas or propane powered, the dryer does not use much energy and is good enough for some of these green freaks.
My favorite option on this model is the I get to choose either timed method or set to automatic drying cycle. I prefer the timed method since then I can plan my day keeping my chore in mind.
All in all, this is pretty user friendly and can be understood by the youngest of children. It may not have all the buzzers and whistles of the newer makes and models, but it gets the job done in a timely manner. For example, loading and unloading is a breeze. The lint tray, too easy! Close the door, set the time, and push the button. Now you have got time for other things in your day.
The only downfall of this unit, if you could complain at all, is the fact that certain products such as Dryel will not work in this unit, as it does not have certain settings to accommodate for the way it is suppose to be used.
In summary, I would recommend this unit to anyone that needs to dry their clothes on a budget. Cheap price, but not cheap quality will get the job done. You can rely on Frigidaire.