DV42H5200GF Review

Samsung

Gas Dryer

Red

7.5 cu ft


Companion Washer - Not Available

Dryer Pros and Cons

Drying

Quickly refreshes lightly soiled clothes without washing. Generates steam during the refresh cycle to reduce wrinkles, remove odors, and/or sanitize clothes. Nearly eliminates the need to iron.

Cycles

Number of cycles and options is 32% higher than average and ranks in the top 25% of new dryers for BEST program selection and flexibility. More cycles helps you tailor drying to your family’s needs.

Drum

Drum material is comprised of adequate but less desirable materials such as steel, plastic, or porcelain. Stainless steel is more durable and less resistant to damage, odors, discoloring, or static build-up.

 

Capacity

The DV42H5200GF capacity is 5% higher than average and ranks in the top 20% of new larger size dryers. Holds about 0.3 cu ft more laundry than the average new dryer. Laundry can be done less often.

Sensor

Uses a moisture sensor to measure the water content of clothing as it tumbles, and automatically shuts-off the cycle when dry. Prevents clothing from being damaged by overheating and saves on energy costs.

Price

Price per cubic foot is 2% lower than average and ranks in the top 45% of new clothes dryers for BETTER affordability. Based on the MSRP, each cubic foot costs about $3 less than the average new dryer.

Performance Ratings

Temp Settings

Provides an ample number of temperature settings to select from. It’s important to match the heat level to the type of fabric being laundered; helps prevent damage and alleviate wrinkles.

Steam Cycle

If you’re in a hurry and just need to get the wrinkles out of your clothes, or freshen-up lightly soiled garments, the steam generation cycle on this model will prove to be very handy.

Sanitize Cycle

No Sanitize Cycle – There is no special cycle that uses high-temperature heat or steam to sanitize pillows, stuffed animals, or other non-washable items. Helps remove bacteria and allergens.

 

MSRP

Manufacturer’s Price (MSRP) is 1% lower than average and ranks in the top 50% of new clothes dryers for BETTER overall price. You should also consider the Samsung DV42H5200GF cost per cubic foot.

Warranty

Industry standard warranty for clothes dryers. A few manufacturers offer a two-year warranty on parts, but dryer warranties are generally not as good as washers.

Dryer Convenience Ratings

Stackable

Stackable – Like most new front-load matching dryers, this model can be stacked vertically with a washer to save space, and allows one unit to be accessed comfortably at shoulder level. Great for small rooms.

Reverse Door

No Reversible Door – The dryer door is fixed and cannot be changed to open from the other side. Over 90% of new clothes dryers are designed with flexible doors that can swing right or left.

 

Drum Light

Includes an internal light that automatically switches on when the dryer door opens. Almost all new dryers come equipped with this nearly essential feature so you can see to unload your clothes.

Filter Indicator

There is no visual reminder to change the lint filter. Most of us are remiss in this area and a clogged filter light is very helpful. Available on about 50% of new dryers.

 

Dryer Rack

No Dryer Rack – Does not include a dryer rack that allows tumble-free drying for items such as tennis shoes, ball caps, sweaters, or stuffed animals. Dryer racks can usually be purchased separately.

 

Venting

Must Be Vented- Over 95% of new dryer models must be vented to the outside of your home with a duct running from your dryer. A few ventless models are available if an outside duct is not practical.