Laundry Goes High-Tech – LG True Steam Washing Machine Review
LG True Steam Washing Machine Review
On Monday morning two men trundled the LG True Steam Direct Drive washing machine into my kitchen and left me wide-eyed with a huge smile on my face. It’s not every day that you get a washing machine delivered to your home, to keep, in exchange for a review. This is by far the largest product I’ve had sent to me and I’m still pinching myself to make sure I’m not dreaming.
It’s extremely impressive, the door is large and it looks almost like a TV screen, I half expected to see an image pop up once we’d plugged it in. That didn’t happen of course but it wouldn’t have surprised me if it had. What does happen when you turn it on is the screen on the right lights up and it plays a short little song as if to welcome you to your washing experience. The song also plays once the load comes to an end and when you turn it off too. It’s not a needed touch but it’s one I appreciate. Somehow it takes away the pain of having to do yet another load of washing and puts a smile on your face. All three of us had the same reaction so I know it’s not just me being weird.
As for the machine, well let me tell you a few things:
- It takes 9kg of washing; apparently this equals about 45 t-shirts in one load. Crazy!
- It has an A +++ energy rating and this is something I love. Not only is it less draining on the planet it’s also less demanding on my pocket. It saves energy thanks to the Direct Drive so my electricity and water bills are reduced. I like this a lot.
- There are 14 different cycles to choose from and they have everything from your usual cotton wash, a duvet wash and even a sports wash for really pesky stains like grass, sweat and mud (it also mentioned red wine and I’d like to know what sport involves drinking red wine as I’d like to take it up).
- You can pick to have your clothes steam cleaned for extra bacteria busting washing power. This option shows up on the Allergy cycle and you can choose to have a medic rinse too! A MEDIC RINSE! Amazing. Also a great addition if you have OCD or suffer from allergies like G and Elle do. I’m going to make good use of this cycle and hopefully both G and Elle will find it offers some relief from their asthma and sensitive skin.
What I Love About My LG
I thought I should share with you some of the main features that I’m really happy with. First off is the size of the tub. The machine is your typical size but the door is massive and so is the tub inside. This allows me to reduce the number of loads I need to do during the week and anything that cuts down my washing pile is fine by me.
Excellent Use of Technology by LG
The second thing I appreciate is the technology behind this machine, it’s certainly impressive. The touch screen allows you to customise the cycle you choose so if you want an extra rinse or even a tub rinse or to reduce the time of the wash you can do so. While the wash is on the screen lets you know how far through the cycle it is, how long you have left to the end of the cycle and even shows you an animated image of what’s happening. There’s no getting away from it, it’s cool and cute.
Another great feature is the downloadable app called the LG Smart Diagnosis App (I found it on Google Play immediately). This app will help you to diagnose any problems you have with the machine so it could potentially save you money and help you to solve the problem without calling out an expensive repair man. Don’t worry if you’re a technophobe because it’s still really simple to use.
The Direct Drive Means the Machine is Oh So Quiet
The third thing I noticed during the first few washes was how quiet the machine is. I’m not sure if my old machine was especially loud but the low noise level of the first wash actually caused me to get out my phone and film it because I couldn’t quite believe it. That was on a normal cotton wash, but if you want it even quieter (perhaps you have an infant in the home or thin walls and sensitive neighbours) then you can choose the silent wash cycle for even less noise!
What I Don’t Like
Now I am blown away by the efficiency, design and the use of technology of this machine but I feel I need to look for some bad points. This hasn’t been an easy task but I have a couple:
- The powder drawer doesn’t seem to sit exactly flush with the top of the appliance
- During the 1400 spin the machine still moves around a little on the spot
Those are really nip picky points and I think that goes to show how hard it was to find any faults.
I think it’s obvious that I am not only happy with this machine; I’m actually thrilled and super impressed by it. For now at least my washing is no longer a chore, it’s a high-tech simple dream that’s actually fun to use! What’s happened to me?
I know the charm of the gadgetry of the machine will die down eventually but even then I am left with an energy-efficient machine that’s going to save me money and leave my clothes really clean. So yeah, I highly recommend the LG True Steam washing machine to anyone who is fed up of their old machine breaking down, failing to do a good job or leaking water all over the kitchen during each load (like my old one).
I was sent the LG True Steam washing machine but all opinions and thoughts are my own.