CNET First Look
Samsung DV457 Electric DryerHands-on with the smart controls behind Samsung's new dryer.
-Hey, Ry Crist from CNET here, and we're going to take a first look at the Samsung DV457 electric Dryer. Come on, let's check it out. The dryer turns on in just a few seconds at the touch of a button. And right way we see this 8-inch LCD touchscreen with this menu that gives us all the functionality that we want. We've got the basic settings here in the middle and then we can go through and we can change the mode just by scrolling up or down. It's really easy to select the different modes that you want. It's really easy to customize it, and if you look over here, you've got other settings as well like turning the light on inside, put a Child Lock, or using your phone. This dryer retails for $40.99. It's definitely a high-end machine. If you wanna get a gas version, it's gonna retail for $50.99, but from a high-end machine, it gives us a lot of the features that you'd wanna see. You've got Smart Control here at the top and that will let you start, stop, pause, or even change the cycle remotely from your phone. It's got this option here to save accustomed cycle that will let you wash specific things with specific settings and remember to do the same time next time. You can use the Delay Start to have the dryer run hours after you walk away from it. Perhaps you wanna have the dryer run just before you wake up so you can go to work with nice, warm, toasty socks. Over here in the left, you'll find all the usual suspects of dryer settings. We'll get Delicate, Permanent Press, Heavy Duty, but if you scroll down, you'll see you have steam settings. You have Refresh mode, which is great for cleaning things you couldn't clean before. You can throw a throw pillow inside of it, or maybe a set of old sneakers and you can use steam to give it a quick clean, or you can go with Wrinkle Away, which uses steam to get wrinkles out of clothing, and that's something that I would love to use everyday 'cause I hate to iron. If we open the dryer up, we'll find this 7.5 cubic-foot stainless steel drum. It's got your linker right there. It's got the light that comes on automatically, and it also has moisture sensors so it can detect exactly how dry your clothing is and know when to shut off automatically. So how well does the DV457 work? Well, you can bet that we're gonna find out because we'll be putting it through our test, and we'll be sure to let you know. For CNET, I'm Ry Crist.