Recently, Ray, Dave and I came to the conclusion that our dryer was dying a slow death. It was taking FOREVER to dry a load of laundry. Since our Washer Dryer set was almost 10 years old, we decided it was time to take the plunge and buy new appliances. We researched reviews everywhere, from Consumer Reports to Best Buy to Amazon.
Our new Washer is an LG 4.3 cu ft 8 cycle Ultra Large Capacity High Efficienty Top-Loading Washer.
The feature that the washer has that I fell in love with was the front electronic panel with LED display. I like that it’s on the front. It has 8 different cycles, and since there is no center agitator, it will balance and efficiently adjust the water needed for each load.
It also has an awesome Smart Diagnosis system that will transfer data to your phone if there’s an issue, so you just need to call Customer Service and provide them with the information from your phone. Then they can immediately send out a technician with the correct parts, rather than having a tech come out, assess the situation, leave to buy parts and come back.
It’s extremely quiet. No more dealing with the washing maching getting off balance, causing Phaedra to bark.
Our new Dryer is an LG SteamDryer 7.3 cu ft 14 cycle Ultra-Large Capacity Steam Electric Dryer.
I chose this dryer primarily because it has a true steam function. I can pour distilled water into the dryer and it will steam clean clothing on the removable rack inside. It has 14 cycles to choose from. The removable rack is where you can place shoes in addition to any clothing you want steam cleaned, so they won’t be tumbled or damaged.
Again, it’s a super quiet machine, so there’s no noise to worry about. It also has the awesome self diagnosis system.
We’ve run a few test loads so far and everything performs wonderfully, so I’m really happy about our purchase. While I know a lot of people are eschewing the top loading washers in favor of front loading, I really prefer the top loading washer. I’m not picky about the dryer being top loading or front loading, but I’m definitely more comfortable with the front loading.
These are the first appliances that I’ve ever purchased. Everything we have came with our home. Eventually I know I’ll have to purchase a new stovetop, dishwasher and refrigerator. My double ovens (one is a convection) are thankfully in great shape.
I purchased our washer and dryer from Best Buy. They give you a discount if you buy 2 appliances at once. Going in there as an informed consumer made me feel very comfortable, but so did Best Buy’s staff. There was no pressure, since they do not work off of commission. They also price match any price that you find online. In addition to having a wonderful experience shopping at Best Buy, the delivery people were top notch. They hauled away our old washer and dryer. They set up the new washer and dryer. They explained how the new appliances work. They also had us run test cycles before we tried to run any real loads, to make sure that the washer and dryer were working properly. They were easily the most informed techs I’ve dealt with for appliances.
Overall, I’m extremely pleased with my new LG Washer and Dryer. They work amazingly well. I’ll update this review if anything changes, but I wanted to share my experiences with you in case anyone is considering purchasing a new washer or dryer.
Have you tried the LG brand? What do you think of my new Washer and Dryer?