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Clothes dryers

LG DLEX8500V
 
Approximate retail price:
$1600
Summary: This LG electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Electronic controls.
• Steam option.
• Stainless-steel drum
• On/off end of cycle signal.
• Drum light.
• Drying rack.
• Custom programs.
• Stackable
• End-of-cycle signal.
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About - LG DLEX8500V

The LG DLEX8500V is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer models like the DLEX8500V are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Drying performance:
This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 12-lb. load, predominantly cotton, representing a family's large weekly load; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.

Capacity:
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.

Convenience:
For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.
About This Brand

This company is known for its TrueSteam dryers and the designer colors available for its models. Some models have a steam generator intended to eliminate wrinkles. Prices for LG dryers range from $700 to $1,200.

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Features & Specs - LG DLEX8500V
info Stainless-steel drum Yes
info Porcelain top Yes
info Drying rack Yes
info Custom programs Yes
info Steam option Yes
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User Reviews - LG DLEX8500V
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Excellent Dryer
12/2/2014
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Large Capacity
Quiet
Works Quickly
Cons
Energuide Rating Poor
Expensive
Best Uses
Bulky Items
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Towels
Comment:
We're a family of four with two young kids. We had to replace our washing machine and went with a HE front loader; we couldn't afford a new dryer at the time and ended up living with the differring capacities for seven years! <br /><br />Our old dryer was at least 30 years old, and I'm sure a significant reason for such a favourable impression on us. This dryer does everything you'd want from a dryer; I even put wool items in and it does the bulk of the drying but stopping before doing damage - incredible. Capacity easily handled our thick padded Queen mattress pad. This unit does not connect directly to water - it has a water tray.<br /><br />Only caution is delivery: the dryer is big so you need to be sure it will fit through doors; also, box is not very protective because it can't be very thick cardboard due to size. We ended up removing box to get it through doorways. Also, colour doesn't matter to us, but some may care that it is only available in grey (in 2014 Canada).
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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