This Kenmore dryer stands at 36 inches tall and has a base with a depth of just under 29 inches and a width of 27 inches. The painted exterior features a chromium frost door ring and handle. The front mounted dial with tap touch controls permit the unit to be stacked with a compatible washer. Further enhancing its space management features an optional pedestal is available. Matching work surfaces and storage towers are available allowing for a high degree of customization in any laundry room.
Behind the see-through glass door, the drum has a large capacity of 6.7 cubic feet and has a painted steel surface. An interior light is mounted inside, making it easy to see. Important as this is where the lint trap is located.
Both the Auto Moisture Sensing and the Auto Dry Level selection measure the moisture and temperature, automatically shutting off the dryer when the load is done. All together there are six drying temperatures that work in tandem with the six standard cycles, and five special cycles such as presets for jeans or large items. Wrinkle reduction is provided in the form of Wrinkle Guard 90. Noise reduction is provided by the QuietPak 4 sound insulation.
User reviews at Consumer Reports (subscription required) places the Kenmore HE2 line solidly in the middle of the pack with some noting the price as too high. However, Consumer Reports testers awarded 73 out of a high score of 85, with a report card of very good or excellent for main features.