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How the LG Styler Works


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Lose the airport look, fast. The reciprocating hangers briskly swing back and forth to shake wrinkles from your clothes.
Lose the airport look, fast. The reciprocating hangers briskly swing back and forth to shake wrinkles from your clothes.
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Forget cramming the Styler into your studio apartment. For this gargantuan gadget, you'll needs some real room. It stands 6.2 feet (1.9 meters) tall, it's 1.7 feet (0.5 meters) wide, and it's 2 feet (0.6 meters) deep. And at 269 pounds (122 kilograms), you'll need your lumberjack friend to help you haul it up the stairs.

Once it's in place, you're ready to rock your dirty socks. There are enough hangers for up to five different garments, along with racks for sweaters, blankets, plush toys and other delicates, as well as hooks for caps and hats.

You can't start the Styler just yet, though. In order to make steam, you need a water source, and that comes courtesy of the portable water container (i.e. bucket) at the bottom of the unit. Fill it from the tap and now you can start a cycle.

To do so, you'll activate the 22nd-century-looking LCD panel on the front of the door. This translucent display grants you access to every different setting. By default, the Styler runs a 39-minute cycle. That standard cycle will work for all sorts of clothes. Regardless of the cycle, you likely won't hear it working, as its noise level caps out at around 40 decibels, much quieter than your typical washing machine.

LG designed the Styler to work entirely without the use of chemicals. So you won't have to worry about any harsh detergents of any kind ruining your ultra-expensive clothes. Its lack of chemicals also makes the Styler different from dry cleaning, which relies on a variety of solvents. You can read all about that process in How Dry Cleaning Works.

By the end of the cycle, your clothes will be dry, wrinkle-free and, hopefully, less stinky than when you hung them for some Styler action. And because it works at lower temperatures than a conventional, dryer, it's less likely that your clothes will shrink substantially.


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