LG Smart ThinQ
Features - 87%
Performance - 94%
Ease of Use - 92%
Energy Efficiency - 97%
The main objective of the LG Smart ThinQ is to make your life easier. With this functional clothes dryer you can dry large loads of clothes that are generally hard to handle by the majority of clothes dryers available on the market. The major advantage of owning this model is the fact that you can use several apps to see how the drying cycle goes or diagnose a technical fault and instantly send it to an LG center to get it fixed.
If you are a tech-savvy type of person, who is passionate about technology or proficient in the use of modern technology, you will love to use the LG Smart ThinQ. This electric clothes dryer is a modern appliance that uses an innovative technology that allows you to monitor and keep an eye on how the drying cycle goes by simply using your smartphone. For example, you can set the dryer to perform its normal duties while you run some errands or visit some friends. The smart apps will allow you to keep track of the dryer and check if everything goes well. In order to get this efficient clothes dryer you will have to pay up to $1599.99, but considering the fact that it has many energy efficient features, it’s a good investment in the long term.
With the LG Smart ThinQ technology, you can now monitor your clothes dryer from your own smartphone, tablet or computer. This is very useful for when you are away from home for a couple of hours and you want to check to see what is happening with your clothes if everything goes smoothly or not. If something bad happens to your machine, you can remotely diagnose the cause of the technical error from your smartphone. However, it’s very important to mention that while you can keep track of your dryer’s cycle, you can’t actually control the dryer itself from a remote location. Nonetheless, the smart technology has a couple of advantages which should be taken into consideration. Other than diagnostic the technical fault, you can select the Smart Diagnosis and decide to send data to the LG Call Center or directly to your phone. The LG Smart dryer offers a 7.3 cu.ft capacity, so you can use it to dry heavy and large items as well. Other than having a quiet operation, it’s also loaded with many useful features, such as a 4-way FlowSense duct clogging indicator, 4-way venting option and a child lock for safety measures.
Cycles and programs
This particular model includes 14 impressive dryer cycles: steam sanitary, steam fresh, cotton, perm. press, normal, bulky bedding, casual, anti-bacterial, delicates, sportswear, small load, heavy duty, and towels. There’s an EasyIron option that smooths out wrinkles from clothes; the casual cycle; custom program; delicate cycle to avoid damaging clothes or curtains made of silk or other delicate fabric; heavy duty cycle for drying large items; speed dry for when you want to dry a small load in under 20 minutes; wrinkle care; steam sanitary, to eliminate bacteria from your fabrics and remove odors; bedding; bulky items; sportswear; small load; towels. With so many cycles to choose from, you will have no trouble drying both small and large loads of clothes and the end cycle signal will notify you when it’s time to remove your clothes from the dryer.
Size and Design
Measuring 27″ x 45 3/8″ x 28 3/8″, the dryer is not only functional, but practical as well. It’s not very compact, but it can nicely fit in any laundry room or bathroom. After all, it has a 7.3 cu. ft. capacity, so it’s no surprise that is wider than most comparable models on the market. Speaking of capacity, you should know that this dryer is capable of handling large loads. So you use it to dry blankets, curtains, large towels and ever rugs, as long as you choose the appropriate drying cycle for each type of fabric. The drum is made of high-quality stainless steel material so it’s rust resistant, so this is definitely a plus. What we like most, in terms of design, however, is the fact that the LG Smart ThinQ features a sleek and attractive design with a graphite steel finish and a see-through door. Furthermore, it comes with an easy to read LCD touchscreen.
Many of the clothes dryers produced by LG are energy efficient. The Smart ThinQ model includes an efficient Direct Drive motor that helps lower energy costs and preserves the environment by using a small amount of energy during each cycle. This unit comes with several drying cycles that were designed to help you dry a load of clothes in a short period of time, thus avoiding wasting too much energy. Furthermore, the Smart ThinQ comes with the Smart Grid technology, a very useful app that allows you to set the dryer to automatically start drying your fabrics only during hours when power consumption rates in your area are at their lowest. You will be able to know whenever this happens because the app will assess the level of power consumption in the area whenever you are receiving power from a company that enables the Smart Grid Technology.
Warranty and support
The customer service offered by LG is generally very helpful and responsive, so don’t hesitate to get answers and find more information about the Smart ThinQ clothes dryer. You can also take advantage of the live chat option where you can get a response from an LG customer support representative in just a couple of minutes. The one year warranty for parts and labor is short, especially when compared to the warranties offered by other brands. However, you will benefit from a 10-year warranty for the Direct Drive motor, which is an essential component of the Smart ThinQ clothes dryer machine.