The LG DLE5001[ ] is an electric dryer available from
The DLE5001[ ] typically costs
Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's
our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on electric dryer
models like the DLE5001[ ].
A stainless-steel drum is likely to resist damage better than plastic and painted metal drums.
The rack attaches inside the drum to keep items such as sneakers or sweaters from tumbling.
This feature allows you to save your favorite settings.
The Ratings of LG DLEX5101[W] were applied to untested model LG DLE5001[ ], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
This company is known for its TrueSteam dryers and the designer colors available for its models. Some models have a steam generator intended to eliminate wrinkles. Prices for LG dryers range from $700 to $1,200.
Stainless-steel drum A stainless-steel drum is likely to resist damage better than plastic and painted metal drums.
Porcelain top A porcelain top resists scratching better than a painted one but generally adds to a dryer's cost. Painted tops, far more common, are often quite durable with normal use.
Drying rack The rack attaches inside the drum to keep items such as sneakers or sweaters from tumbling.
Custom programs This feature allows you to save your favorite settings.
Steam option Generally, a water hook-up is required with this feature. In this cycle, a small amount of water is sprayed into the drum while tumbling with heat. It helps to reduce wrinkles and odors, but is intended only for a few garments at a time.
We have a house full and use this dryer almost daily. It is amazing. It dries so quickly, we wait on the washing machine. We love the ultra large capacity and all the extra features. It could be easier to use though. You have to power on every time, set the laundry type then you can continue to set any other features before pushing to start. Otherwise, this is an awesome dryer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
love this dryer and would buy again
I love this dryer. My husband thought I was crazy when I chose to replace a 5 year old front loading Whirlpool washer and dryer (which were quite expensive!) The front loading dryer left brown streaks on our white shirts and while we tried everything to fix that and read every article and how-to on the web, we never solved that problem. This dryer works beautifully and has a nice set of features including wrinkle care and plenty of settings including a custom program which I use daily. We also bought the matching washer and love that as well. This pair of machines was pricey but well worth every cent and I'd highly recommend both.