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The roomy and feature-filled LG DLEX7710VE electric dryer gives you a generous 9-cubic-foot capacity, so you can dry quilts, comforters, bedding, clothing and more in short order. It operates quietly, offers multiple drying programs, and even steam-sanitizes items that cannot be washed, like grimy stuffed animals. The dryer has a helpful sensor system that detects how much moisture is in the items you have put into it. If you are in the market for an accompanying top-load washer to go with this dryer, the LG Mega Capacity WT7700HVA is a good choice. It offers a large load capacity, 14 washing cycles and quiet operation.
The dryer has a helpful sensor system that detects how much moisture is in the items you have put into it. A total of 11 different cycles use the sensor technology, including heavy-duty drying, an antibacterial cycle, a steam cycle to freshen clothes and reduce wrinkles, and ones for delicate items and towels. You also get three drying programs that do not use the moisture sensor technology, but instead let you choose drying times of 60, 50, 40, 30 or 20 minutes, and you can add or subtract drying time in one-minute increments if needed.
One helpful drying program is the trademarked SteamSanitary cycle, which you can use for things such as your child's germy teddy bear, a decorative throw pillow or some other delicate item that needs cleaning but would fare poorly with soap and water. This special cycle gets these kinds of things clean and fresh, and they remain intact so no one's beloved teddy bear ends up with its stuffing strewn about.
The LG dryer comes with a removable drying rack so you can lay certain items flat, such as that teddy bear or a sweater, and circulate room-temperature air around it to gently dry it. You can also use this feature for athletic shoes, lingerie, very delicate fabrics, and anything that should not be tumble-dried or exposed to heat.
If you have young children in your household, you will undoubtedly be happy to know this dryer has a child safety lock. Other convenience features include a wrinkle care option, static reduction and signals to let you know the status of your laundry. You can turn the signal sound off if you prefer.
This dryer is quiet while in operation and has a light inside so you won't forget a stray sock or little onesie. You get five temperature settings and five drying levels so you can choose the exact level of heat and dryness you want for particular fabrics.
Another helpful feature is this electric dryer's reversible door, which can open from both the top and the side, depending on what works best in your laundry room. The top-opening approach lets the door open to just 40 degrees, so any wet clothing that slips out of your grasp as you load the dryer won't fall onto the floor, instead landing on the inside of the clean dryer door. You can open the door from the side to get dry laundry out and into a laundry basket if that works best for the area where you've installed this dryer.
In all, the LG DLEX7710VE gives you so much room that you can dry big loads of laundry fast. You also get so many features with this versatile dryer that you can adjust it to dry everything, even clothes as delicate as silk scarves and cashmere sweaters, and have every item turn out just right. The Whirlpool WED8700EC is a somewhat less expensive, large-capacity dryer with smart technology.