Kenmore 81182 Dryer Review
This affordable Kenmore is a great value if you're looking for a stackable dryer.
By the Numbers
The best way to determine how well a dryer works is to collect data on temperature and water removal. The Kenmore 81182 proved to be a well-priced performer.
Normal & Delicate
The Normal cycle test consists of an approximately eight pound load wet to 1.7 times its weight. We then place this load in with temperature and humidity sensors. On average, the Normal cycle test finished in 53 minutes and removed 99% of all moisture. It reached a maximum temperature of 167°F, which could prematurely wear out your clothing if you dry fragile fabrics frequently.
The Delicates cycle proved worthy of its name. It reached a high temperature of 108°F, which won't damage clothing. After an hour, it removed 87% of moisture.
Express Dry & Bulky
The Express Dry test uses a 4 lb. load wet to 1.7 times its weight. It took 25 minutes to complete, during which it removed 83% of all moisture. Our sensors picked up a high temperature of 168°F.
The Bulky test uses a comforter wet to 1.5 times its weight. The 81182 performed admirably, removing 85% of all moisture. This is especially good considering that for most people, it's standard practice to flip the comforter and run the Bulky cycle again.
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