CNET First Look
New LG dryer has seductive looks and impressive speedFor a top load-style dryer, LG's new DLEY 1701V dryer has both surprising chicness and remarkable speed.
[MUSIC] Not a lot of dryers out there are what you'd call eye catching, let alone, cool looking. But this LG model is exactly that. It has lots of curves, very high end build quality, lots of slick materials like glass and metal. For $1000 this LG dryer definitely has A lot of features, it has lots of cycles and different ways of to dry different types of clothing and garment types. It has steam mode so you can de wrinkle and de funk garments that have gotten a little gamey. I also like that this LG dryer performs like an LG dryer in that it is fast. It dries clothes very quickly and it doesn't take a lot of time to go through it's cycles. There's something I don't like about this dryer. Number one, it doesn't have a dial. Which makes selecting cycles a little more difficult. Also, it has a 7.3 cubic foot capacity, which is okay. But it's not as big as some other dryers that you'll see on the market. Some of them have eight, or even nine cubic feet of capacity. I don't like the buttons either, because they're a little small and hard to hit. It's Kind of hard to see from a distance and you have to kind of hunt and peck. And that's something that you don't wanna do if you're in a hurry. So, if you value looks and performance over ease of use, then this is the dryer for you. If not, you're gonna have to take a look at some of the other models, that offer a better interface and are easier to understand and operate.