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The Samsung DV5500 dryer is available in this cool shade of azure blue and it polishes off its cycles quickly.

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This model is designed to match front-loading washing machines.

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Unfortunately this Samsung dryer's 7.5 cubic foot capacity is smaller than what some appliances offer for the same price.

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The big cycle dial is relatively easy to operate.

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To the right of the dryer's selector dial is a control panel for secondary functions.

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With closely packed buttons and cluttered labels, the control panel is tough to interpret. 

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A better alternative to the DV5500 is Samsung's own DV7750. It costs less, dries loads faster, and looks more stylish.  

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A top-loading style dryer, the Samsung DV7750 has controls that run along its back, topmost edge. The panel is pretty sleek and attractive. 

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Kenmore's big 69133 dryer has lots of room compared with the Samsung DV5500.

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One drawback to the Kenmore 69133 dryer's design is that there's no cycle knob. Still, the appliance's contemporary style beats the Samsung DV5500 in the beauty department.

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