A decently priced dryer that combines good looks, great performance and advanced features normally only found in more expensive competitors. Additionally, the tub’s capacity is big enough even for very large and bulky items.
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Pro Perfect for families
The dryer has an 8 cu-ft. tub, spacious enough to handle a large comforter or family-sized laundry loads. The large capacity allows even bulky items to tumble more freely and dry out more evenly.
Pro Optimizes drying times using sensors
The EFME617SIW uses moisture sensors to adjust how much time is needed to completely dry the clothes.The time initially shown on the display is an approximation, it will get adjusted throughout the cycle to prevent over-drying or damp clothes. If you need precise timing, then you can just set the dryer to ‘timed dry’ mode and define the desired drying period.
Pro Can handle various needs, due to its range of 9 efficient cycle modes
There are 9 cycles to choose from, ranging from the often used normal, casual and heavy duty ones, to specific cycles for killing bacteria, a cycle for delicates and even a cycle for towels. There are also steam cycles.
Pro Good for a quick clothes steam refreshment
Thanks to the included steam functionality, the dryer offers an “instant refresh” cycle. This freshens up clothes that have developed a smell over time, eliminates static and even removes wrinkles.
Pro Attractive design
The design looks premium and modern. The round display on the central knob gives a futuristic high-tech look while also being easy to read. The control panel LEDs are bright and informative.
Pro Can dry a few items very quickly
With this dryer you can dry a couple of items in 15 minutes, using its fast dry cycle. It doesn’t offer the best possible performance, but it’s quite useful in emergency situations.
Pro Doesn’t decrease your clothes life
This dryer is more gentle to your clothes compared to others, since the applied temperatures are around 10 or 20 degrees colder than those usually used by competitors. This contributes to your clothes lasting longer. On top of this, the machine doesn’t allow combinations of settings that can potentially ruin your laundry. For example, it’s not possible to set the machine’s higher temperatures while using a delicate cycle.
Pro You don’t need to set the same settings every time
The dryer will remember your favorite settings for each of the cycles, so you don’t have to repetitively set them every time.
Pro You can see the inside of the drum well, when loading and unloading it
The drum is illuminated, which is very helpful when moving laundry to and from the dryer. The light will turn off after 3 minutes with the door open.
Pro Comes with a good warranty plan
Electrolux provides a lifetime warranty for the tub, guaranteeing its continued use for several years. As for the motor, it has a ten year warranty that will cover the part itself, but not the labor costs. There’s also a one year general warranty that will cover labor and parts if anything goes wrong (this one can be extended with some dealers).
Con No companion app
This dryer doesn’t have any connectivity options to smart devices. Other premium dryers have this extra.
Con Takes a long time to dry
Since is uses low temperatures, this Electrolux dryer also needs a long time to complete the cycles. A normal cycle takes about an hour, much slower than many other dryers.
Con Can’t be installed without a venting pipe
Since this is a vented dryer, it needs a venting pipe exit installed in the house.