CNET First Look
This practical Kenmore dryer lacks stunning looksKenmore's 81383 dryer certainly offers lots of features, solid performance and flexibility, but its design won't blow you away.
[MUSIC] With its generic front load design, let's just say this dryer looks won't exactly blow you away. But for its 1050 price it does offer a compelling mix of Features and performance. First of all this dryer has different ways to handle many different types of garments. You also have very easy to use controls that are intuitive, and you can find anything you want to. It's very easy to understand quickly. This dryer has [UNKNOWN] motes too. Which comes in handy for refreshing clothes. But you do have to use a manual steam feeder essentially it's this little reservoir that you fill water by hand instead of hooking a machine up to a dedicated water line. As far as capacity goes this dryer is a bit on the small side things. You only have 7.4 cubic [MUSIC] Feet of capacity. Most dryers now come in eight or even nine cubic feet. Like I said, this dryer just does not look very exciting. It doesn't have any high end components or materials. There is no glass or lots of steel. Or even shiny paint jobs or anything like that. It's very generic looking. So don't expect to be thrilled by the looks of this machine. Machine. So if you buy this dryer you won't be disappointed but you won't be thrilled either. If you want a little more attitude you're gonna have to go with something from LG or Electrolux. [MUSIC]