CNET First Look
This midrange Electrolux dries large loads in styleWith plenty of special cycles, 8 cubic feet of capacity and a stylish design, the only things the Electrolux EFME617SIW Perfect Steam Dryer doesn't have going for it are its confusing secondary controls and perhaps its lack of smart-home capabilities.
[MUSIC] When you're spending top dollar on a brand new dryer, you probably expect some smart, high-tech connected capabilities that come with it. Unfortunately, in the case of the new Electrolux 600 series dryer, that's not the case. What you do get is a very large 8 cubic ft capacity that can handle tons of clothes You can also handle lots of different types of fabric with different specific dryer cycle settings that you can select just by turning this fancy wheel here. So for $1,099, which is pretty expensive for a machine like this. You definitely don't get a lot of really slick features, like ability to connect to your smartphone like some LG and GE products do. The interface is also a little confusing. It's hard to tell what options are available to you depending on What's on the display, and you can't even turn the light on and off without having to open the door. So, basically, this dryer will make perfect sense if you have tons of clothes to get through, because it has a huge capacity. But if you want smarts, and a way to connect this machine to your smart phone, this is not the product for you.