Features - 94%
Performance - 92%
Ease of Use - 96%
Energy Efficiency - 96%
Samsung DV457 is a dryer that has impressed us with its versatility and performance. It is available in both electric and gas versions and it includes top-edge technologies that ensure the best results.
It’s a fact that you can always rely on Samsung appliances, so the Samsung DV457 couldn’t let you down. It is an advanced dryer that has been built with some of the latest technologies in the field, so you can enjoy the highest performance and comfort in use. The manufacturer offers this innovative dryer for $1,499 for the electric model and $1,599 for the gas model, but you can enjoy lower prices from various retailers.
The latest technologies are incorporated in the Samsung DV457 gas dryer, including a smartphone compatibility that works with an app that sends notifications to your phone so you will know when the drying cycle is over. You can control the dryer remotely and you can monitor its status while the innovation is brought by the Smart Care feature that allows you to run a quick diagnose of the dryer in order to detect potential problems.
Most of the drying cycles of this unit use a sensor that detects the level of moisture in the clothes so it will know how to adjust the drying options. The airflow is directed safely out of the dryer through a 3-way venting system that uses a venting sensor.
It has a 7.5 cu. ft. capacity and it offers 5 temperature settings namely high, medium, medium-low, low, and extra low so you can create the perfect drying environment for any type of fabric. Other helpful features are the child lock and the mixed load bell that lets you know when some garments are ready to come out while others need to stay longer in the dryer.
Cycles and programs
With it, you get to choose from 14 drying cycles that meet the needs of every type of garment and fabric. The unit uses steam during the Steam Refresh, and the Wrinkle Away cycles so your clothes will have a fresh scent and no wrinkles. The sensor is used during the EcoNormal, the Heavy Duty, the Permanent Press, the Delicates, the Wool, the Normal Dry, and the Sanitize cycles. The manual dry cycles include Time Dry, Air Fluff, Quick Dry, Bedding Plus, and Active Wear. A possible drawback might be the lack of a towel cycle that would perfectly dry fluffy and thick towels.
As for dryness levels, it offers five choices that range from high to medium low, so you can use the dryer on any clothes, regardless how wet they are. You can also use the delay start to set the dryer to work at a future time during the next 24 hours and you can opt for the Wrinkle Prevent option that keeps the clothes wrinkle-free in case you can’t get them out of the dryer immediately. There is also an end-of-cycle signal that can be either turned on or off, as well as the possibility to adjust the drying time.
Size and Design
Considering this dryer is one of the most advanced models available, the design is also very stylish and it resembles quality and attention to details. You can choose either a white or an onyx finish to match any interior design and the other appliances in your house and you will surely appreciate the large 8” LCD touchscreen that enables you to operate the dryer. The 27″ x 39″ x 32 ¼” dimensions and the wide reversible door make it a large freestanding unit that can also be stacked with a matching washing machine. There is also a drying rack that allows you to tumble-free dry sneakers, sweaters, and other items.
Given the importance of energy saving features, you must know that it is an Energy Star rated model that was given the Energy Star Emerging Technology Award in 2013 due to the low energy consumption it has proven. This dryer manages to reduce the electricity bill by 36%, as well as the harmful CO2 emissions.
The cutting edge technologies it includes make it a reliable help in reducing the electricity costs, as it has shown one of the lowest yearly estimated consumption, namely 90 kWh/year. The Eco Monitor feature enables you to observe the rate of energy use of every drying cycle you chose, so you will manage to make selections that maintain the economic character of the dryer.
Warranty and support
Samsung DV457 gas dryer comes with a limited 1-year warranty on all parts that require replacement and the labor implied, with the mention that the control boards parts are the only ones that enjoy a 2-year warranty. Compared to other dryers, this is one of the shortest warranties that satisfies few customers. You will benefit from the warranty as long as you install and use the dryer properly, as the manufacturer only handles defects in workmanship of improper delivery. To compensate for this drawback, the manufacturer offers helpful manuals online and customer support via email and phone so you can find a solution to any problem you might experience with your Samsung dryer.