The Samsung DV50F9A8EVP is part of the clothes dryer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer
models like the DV50F9A8EVP are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.
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
Over the past three years Samsung has introduced a full line of laundry products, with prices ranging from $750 to $1,350. The company has been broadening its dryer line.
Stainless-steel drum A stainless-steel drum is likely to resist damage better than plastic and painted metal drums.
Porcelain top A porcelain top resists scratching better than a painted one but generally adds to a dryer's cost. Painted tops, far more common, are often quite durable with normal use.
Drying rack The rack attaches inside the drum to keep items such as sneakers or sweaters from tumbling.
Custom programs This feature allows you to save your favorite settings.
Steam option Generally, a water hook-up is required with this feature. In this cycle, a small amount of water is sprayed into the drum while tumbling with heat. It helps to reduce wrinkles and odors, but is intended only for a few garments at a time.
This dryer is fantastic !! Very happy with it. Samsung seems to know what they are doing. Machine is quick to respond when it senses that the clothes are dry. Shuts off with in a couple of minutes. Had a Maytag unit that would run for 10-15 minutes with dry clothes before it would shut off. Samsung doesn't cheap out like Whirlpool does. When you purchase the Whirlpool dryer, you need to buy the steam hoses/connection. The drying rack is a seperate purchase also. Plan on spending almost another $100.00 for those items. They are included with this dryer. No issues with sheets balling up like models from the past.<br />Machine is very quiet. Like the style.