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Samsung DV42H5000EW Dryer Review

This Samsung might be the dryer you've been waiting for.

July 29, 2014
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By the Numbers

The best way to determine how well a dryer works is to collect data on temperature and water removal. Stacked against other dryers we've tested, the stackable Samsung DV42H5000EW has a good price-to-performance ratio.

Normal & Delicate

The Normal and Delicate cycle tests consist of 8 lb. loads made up of towels, sheets, and pillowcases. We wet these standardized loads to 1.7 times their weight, then place each in a cycle with humidity and temperature sensors.

The DV42H5000EW took, on average, 55 minutes to complete the Normal cycle. It reached a max temperature of 157°F, which puts it just across the threshold for damaging fabrics with high heat. However, it did remove all moisture.

Our test of the Delicates cycle took about an hour and fifteen minutes to complete. It reached a high temperature of 118°F — cool enough not to harm your clothing, but still hot enough to get all moisture out.

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Quick Dry & Bedding

In our test of the Bedding cycle, we wet a test comforter to 1.5 times its weight and gave the setting a go. The cycle took an hour to complete and removed 69% of all moisture from the comforter. This is perfectly acceptable since it's common practice to flip a comforter and run a Bedding cycle again.

In our test of the Quick Dry cycle, we ran a 4 lb. load wetted to 1.7 times its weight through the cycle. The DV42H5000EW reached a high temperature of 141°F during that time, and the 30-minute-long cycle turned out laundry that was 96% dry.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
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