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Samsung DV56H9100EG Dryer Review

This Samsung is super-sized.

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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. Compared to its smaller competitors, the Samsung DV56H9100EG was somewhat uneven. That's because it relies on a different philosophy than other dryers. For this Samsung, it's about how much you can fit—not how fast a load finishes.

Sensors
Examples of the sensors we use to calculate temperature and humidity. View Larger

Normal & Delicates

We use standard 8 lb. loads of laundry to test the Normal and Delicates cycles. We wet each test load to 1.7 times its weight, and place it in a cycle along with temperature and humidity sensors.

Each Normal test that we performed took about an hour and twenty-three minutes, which is about 20 minutes longer than the average machine we've tested. In all instances, the Normal cycle removed 100% of all moisture, leaving test laundry in a wearable state. Our sensors picked up a maximum temperature of 157°F—warm enough that more delicate fabrics may begin to wear over time.

The Delicates cycle underwent the same tests. Although its results were good, this cycle had the most inconsistent run times, ranging between 18 and 37 minutes. Test laundry, on average, came out 91% dry—you'll have to hang it up to get the rest of the moisture out. We recorded a maximum temperature of 126°F, which is a bit warm, but not too hot for most fragile fabrics to handle.

Bedding & Quick Dry

The Bedding cycle test consisted of a test comforter wet to 1.5 times its weight. The cycle averaged in at about an hour and ten minutes. Comforters came out 77% dry. Our sensors picked up high temperatures of 167°F. We weren't surprised that such a large machine did such a good job drying a big comforter.

The Quick Dry cycle proved to be the most consistent. It always took 30 minutes to run. Because of the shorter run times, we used a truncated test load of four pounds wet to 1.7 times its weight. Test loads came out with 93% of the moisture removed. Sensors picked up maximum temperatures of 161°F, which is on the warmer side.

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