With a generous drum, 10 cycles and five options for temperature and dry level, this Samsung dryer can tumble a whole family’s laundry and dry it exactly the way you prefer. It also gives a style boost to any laundry room with its champagne color, round door, and clear, easy-to-read control panel. Our only complaint about this machine: The lint filter may be difficult for some people to open.
About the Samsung DVE45R6100C Dryer
If you’re comparing this model with other dryers, here are its vital statistics:
* Dimensions: 38.7” x 27” x 31.5” (H x W x D)
* Capacity: A 7.5-cubic-foot drum can accommodate family-sized loads
* Finish: This dryer is available in white and the stunning champagne (for an additional $50)
* Ten cycles: Normal, Heavy, Bedding, Steam Sanitize +, Refresh, Delicates, Permanent Press, Quick Dry, Time Dry, Air Fluff
* Features: Steam Sanitize+, Smart Care, drum light, sensor dry
What we like
During our tests, this dryer gave us plenty to admire.
The contemporary style and warm color caught our eye
We know that not everyone cares how a dryer looks, but if your laundry room’s style matters to you, this dryer’s round door and champagne color are truly elegant. This dryer's looks alone might even make laundry day more pleasant.
The highly-effective Bedding cycle helps get sheets and comforters dry quickly
In 49 minutes, this cycle gets laundry fully dry while operating at a safe temperature of 144°F. Bedding never comes out feeling uncomfortably crispy.
The Normal cycle can get you out of the laundry room in under an hour
In about 50 minutes, laundry gets 100% dry. The temperature we measured, 152°F, is two degrees higher than the ideal. That’s probably insignificant, but you can adjust the temperature on the control panel if you’d like.
Steam Sanitize+ eliminates allergens
Samsung claims this cycle can remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria, over 95% of pollen, and 100% of dust mites. Although we haven’t measured allergen levels in the laundry in our labs, we totally understand how useful this cycle could be for families dealing with asthma and allergies.
The Smart Care feature lets you use your phone to scan error codes
An app on your smartphone can help you troubleshoot any issues that might arise while using the dryer. If an error code appears on the dryer's display, you can scan it with your phone and the app will translate it and help you solve the problem.
A drum light illuminates the spacious interior
We were happy to see how bright the light is because a big tub like this one needs light to ensure that nothing gets left behind when unloading. It can help locate those random socks before the next load runs.
A light-up reminder tells you to clean the lint trap
A light flashes at startup as a reminder to clean the lint filter, in case you didn’t do it after the last cycle. It is not safe to let dryer lint accumulate, because dryers are one common cause of house fires. A reminder to clear the filter can't hurt.
What we don’t like
As much as we like this dryer, we still have a couple of concerns.
The lint trap can be difficult to open for cleaning
Our main concern is with the lint filter. It’s double-sided and can catch a lot of lint, but it's hard to open, so users might not take the trouble to clean it. Don’t ever neglect to do that. Over time, dryer lint build-up can be flammable.
The Quick Dry cycle isn't exactly speedy
While it still saves time over a Normal cycle, Quick Dry takes almost half an hour to complete. We’ve tested dryers that finish a quick cycle in 20 minutes or less. The extra 10 minutes might mean you can't get your clothes dry on a workday.
Samsung provides a one-year limited warranty for parts and labor on the DVE45R6100C dryer.
What owners say
Although this model doesn’t have many reviews yet, the vast majority of online reviews are positive. Owners give it an average score of 4.6 out of 5 stars across major retailers’ sites.
Should you buy it?
Yes, don’t hesitate. This dryer is one of the best we’ve ever tested. It gets everything in its massive tub fully dry in under an hour on the Normal and Bedding cycles, and with five adjustments for heat and dry level, it lets you customize each cycle. And for homes with first-floor laundry rooms, the style is right on-trend with a rounded door and golden champagne color. Our only caveat: If it’s possible for you to visit the DVE45R6100C before you buy, make sure you can open the lint trap. Getting the lint out after each cycle is not optional.
Meet the testers
Cindy Bailen loves writing about major appliances and home design and has spent over 15 years immersed in that. In her spare time, Cindy hosts pledge programs for WGBH-TV in Boston and other public television stations.See all of Cindy Bailen's reviews
Kyle Hamilton is a product tester at Reviewed, specializing in home appliances and technology.See all of Kyle Hamilton's reviews
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