LG DLEX5000V Electric Dryer Review
An intriguing dryer, but only worth buying as part of a set
By the Numbers
It may look unusual, but at the end of the day the LG DLEX5000V (MSRP $1,149.99) is a dependable dryer. Every cycle we threw at it dried well, so on the merits of drying alone, we call this LG a winner.
Normal & Delicate
The workhorse Normal cycle left nothing to be desired: After an average of 56 minutes, 100% of the excess moisture was removed from our 8-lb. test load. Temperatures peaked at 149.2°F, which is ideal for this kind of cycle.
The Delicates cycle proved the LG isn't a one-trick pony: With temperatures peaking at a gentler 114.7°F, it still removed 96% excess moisture. That's perfect for more sensitive fabrics that you might want to finish cleaning with a warm iron or on a clothesline.
Quick Dry & Bulky
At 25 minutes, Speed Dry isn't all that quick, but you can't argue with the results. Our load came out 97% dry, which is much better than the 15-minute options found on other dryers. Temperatures peaked at 146.6°F, putting this option in the same ballpark as the Normal cycle.
The Bedding cycle, while not perfect, did a commendable job with out bulky comforter. After about an hour, and with temperatures peaking at 156.9°F, this LG had removed 70% excess moisture. That's still too damp to use, but a quick fluff mid-cycle should take care of it.
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