LG dryer gets ‘world first’ feature you didn’t know you needed

LG has unveiled a clothes dryer that has a new “world-first” feature – but what is it?

In a surprising world-first, LG has revealed that its latest clothes dryer has a door that can be opened in two different ways – woah. The double-hinged door will open from left-to-right or top-to-bottom, depending on your laundry needs. This makes the new model, which was first reported by the Korea Times, the most convenient dryer of its kind.

Speaking at the launch, Simon Jeon, SVP of LG Home Appliances, said: “As customer demand for clothes management expands, we will continue to roll out more diverse types of clothes dryers to lead the market.”

If the funky door doesn’t have you yanking your wallet open, there are some other great features too. For instance, the dryer also has sensors that detect the remaining humidity of clothes, and uses this information to automatically adjust the remaining time on the cycle. That means you won’t accidentally damage your clothes after drying them for too long, or pull your clothes out to find that they’re still soaked.

The dryer uses liquefied natural gas for fuel, and can dry 4 kilograms of clothes in 40 minutes. There’s also an express mode that reduces this time to just 25 minutes. And if those don’t suit, you can even use your smartphone to download additional drying programs for specific needs, like drying denim jeans, or wool blankets.

LG is pricing its new dryer at 1.04 million Korean won, which works out at around £720 or $923. Unfortunately, there’s no word on a UK release just yet.

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