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Samsung DV457EVGSGR/AA 7.5 Cu. Ft. Electric Dryer With Smart Control Review

Is your heart aglow with the burning desire for a Quick cycle that actually works? Marry rich and try this Samsung.

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Introduction

If last week anything flew out of your mouth to the effect of, "Goodnight nurse! The cord on my rotary phone is acting up again" or, "Golly, time to replace the knob on the ol' boob-tube," then this dryer may not be for you.

For everyone else, say "beam me up, Scotty" to the Samsung DV457EVGSGR. This machine showcases an impressive 8" LCD touchscreen with Smart Control, allowing users to partially pilot their dryer remotely with a smartphone and simultaneously complain on Facebook about how they just coughed up a honking $1,799.00 (MSRP) for a dryer with an app that lends no particular advantage.

The trouble here is that we still must use our body parts to gather our smelly socks and throw them into the dryer to begin with. Plus, we must touch a button on the dryer to get the app to connect in the first place (and the app doesn't remember the dryer upon relaunch). The point here? At frequent, unavoidable points, we must stand next to the dryer, so we may as well push its start button while we're at it. I know - so old fashioned! This app is no robot, and we are not impressed, but at least you can check the time remaining from your phone downstairs instead of tromping over to the laundry room.

Happily, this dryer embodies more than just Derek Zoolander-like qualities, because although its app may have come from the Center for Things that Don't Work Good, its laundering skills are the tops. Find it on sale (we did, for about $1530) and enjoy the fact that the cycles do a superb job, including the Quick cycle for once. The design and usability are mostly top notch too (even if you never connect it to your iPhone), with easy navigation and cheery musical interludes to lift the spirits of even the surliest launderer.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Drying Speed & Performance
  4. Drying Features
  5. Controls & Usability
  6. Conclusion
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