If you are looking into purchasing a dryer, we recommend LG dryers for their performance and great reviews. Buying appliances is something we don't want to have to do more than a few times. Major appliances should be reliable, do that job they are meant to do, be cost-effective with energy star features and look good in your home.  One of the most underrated of appliances is the clothes dryer. Most people buy the dryer that matches the washing machine without thinking much about its features, energy star rating and overall performance. However, dryers can be one of the most electricity drains in a home. It can increase your home's footprint for energy use by up to 20% if you have a high demand with a low-efficiency model.  

What Is an LG Dryer?

LG WM3488HW 24' Washer/Dryer Combo with 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity,...

LG dryers are some of the most well-reviewed dryers on the market with loads of features for any budget and smart energy efficient designs that will save you money in the long run. Plus LG dryers are sharp looking, come in many styles and colors to match any decor. The great thing if you want your washer and dryer to match is that the washers also have a very high rating for customer service, design features, energy star ratings, and reliability.

Product Specs  

LG DLEX7700VE SteamDryer 9.0 Cu. Ft. Graphite Steel With Steam Cycle...

LG dryers come loaded with features which are usually standard on much higher priced models of appliances. They are available in multiple colors such as white, graphite, red and teal to match any decor. The models we are comparing today come with large capacity stainless steel drum with 9 cubic feet.

This means the largest loads of towels will dry in no time at all. There are multiple drying cycles available to ensure the right setting can be chosen for the job. This helps you save money by using electricity and saving your clothes from being ruined. Your clothes will last longer with less ironing and time drying required.

Some options available for LG dryers include steam drying which will help sanitize your clothing and linens as well as make them wrinkle-free. The moisture sensor can tell when your clothes are dry and shut off automatically saving you money. There are multiple temperature settings and drying levels to ensure that your delicate clothes can be dried without burning the fabrics.

Some other features include a child lock option that makes the dryer safe for your family. The door can swing open like a front loader or unlatch like a top loader in some models allowing more options for your family. Reviewers like this feature as it is easier to add clothes into the dryer cycle without clothes falling out from the top load option. On top of all the technology, you won't hear a thing as the dryer with its insulated walls is quiet and well built.

Four LG Dryer Options

We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.    

This dryer comes loaded with features including a huge 9 square foot capacity drum. That is big enough to accommodate a king-sized comforter and sheets. Consumer Reports named the dryer one of the best buys of 2018. One of the best-loved features of this dryer is the easy in, easy out door that can be opened from the side or from the top.

Reviews indicated this feature was great for adding clothes mid-cycle. The dryer also is equipped with steam features such as STEAMFRESH which allows you to steam up to 5 garments at a time. This saves your time as it means fewer wrinkles. The second steam option available is STEAMSANITARY, for unwashable Items that much be dry cleaned. This allows more time between dry cleaning, saving you money and time.

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PROS

  • 14 Drying Cycles
  • 10 Options
  • TurboSteam Technology
  • Sensor Dry System
  • EasyLoad Dual-Opening Door

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Fewer reviews available
  • Too big for some users
LG WM3488HW 24" Washer/Dryer Combo with 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity,...
  • Washer Dryer Combo - All-in-One
  • No access to external venting? No problem. LG's all-in-one washer/dryers use ventless condensing to dry your clothes...

This machine has it all with both a washer and dryer built into it. This would be ideal for one or two people as it is a smaller capacity than others. When the washing cycle is finished, it switches to dryer mode and will dry your clothes for you as well.

No need for external venting the LG’s all-in-one washer/dryer uses ventless condensing to dry your clothes. The machine comes with a TubClean Cycle for periodic maintenance to keep your washer clean. The feature uses water jets and intense heat to sterilize the stainless steel tub. Comes equipped with child locks and several washing and drying settings.

Comes with the SmartDiagnosis feature helping the service center diagnose problems over the phone, or with a simple app on your smartphone, helping you minimize costly repairs. It is available in two colors either white or silver, making it not only functional but stylish.

Equipped with TrueBalance anti-vibration system, LoDecibel quiet operation, an end of cycle beeper and LoadSense which weighs your laundry to determine how much water it will require to wash. This machine is ideal for small families or couples with minimal space.

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PROS

  • 2.3 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Ventless Condensing Drying
  • 6Motion™ Technology
  • TubClean Cycle
  • SmartDiagnosis™

CONS

  • Does not dry perfectly
  • Expensive
  • The cycle is very long
LG DLEX9000V TurboSteam 9.0 Cu. Ft. Graphite Steel With Steam Cycle...
  • 9.0 Cu. Ft. NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum
  • 14 Dry Cycles | 13 Drying Options | 5 Temperatures
  • TurboSteam Technology

With the LG SmartThinQ® app. on your phone you can select a cycle, start or stop the wash and get notifications about when your laundry will is or will be done. It even works with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so you can manage your laundry with voice commands.

The LG dryer comes with a 9 cubic foot capacity steel drum, big enough for a king-sized comforter and your sheets all at once.  Has an elevated and angled door so that you do not have to strain your back removing clothing from the dryer.

The control panel is integrated into the door making the machine sleek and modern looking. The TurboSteam feature allows you to remove wrinkles in fabrics and refresh clothes in just ten minutes. Dries large items in half the time as other machines without the possibility of burning fabrics. Saves money by gently drying your clothes making them last longer and looking new longer.

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PROS

  • 9.0 Cu. Ft. NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum
  • 14 Dry Cycles 
  • 13 Drying Options 
  • 5 Temperatures
  • TurboSteam Technology

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Complicated with so many settings
  • Did not like the door integrated controls

The LG DLEX3570W can clean your throw pillows or children’s toys with the SteamSanitar Cycle, gently steaming them to safely sanitize items marked as non-washable. The TrueStea Technology generates real steam to reduce wrinkles and odors. Ironless and save time and money with the steam features. Your clothes will look better and last longer with the gentle but effective drying.  Sensors in the dryer measure the moisture and stop when your clothes are dry.

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Performance

Design Quality

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PROS

  • 7.4 cu. ft. Ultra Capacity with Steel Drum
  • 12 Drying Programs
  • Upfront Electronic Control Panel  
  • Dual LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle™
  • TrueSteam™ Technology

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Phone app did not have much functionality

Conclusion

We found every machine in this review to be chocked full of features and high-end options. However, the best deal for the money was the first LG dryer listed, the LG Dryer DLEX7700VE with its 9 cubic foot capacity steel drum. It also has an optional open from the side or top door the reviews for this machine seemed to be the best out of all the machines.

With the steam features and the energy star savings, it would pay for itself over time and save you money by making your clothes look newer and last longer.