* This is not sponsored content; it is simply a personal review of something I use in my everyday life.*
So a while back I posted a review about the Whirlpool Cabrio washer and dryer we had. I still have the dryer and the dryer works great! (Knock on wood) and I told you all that Whirlpool did step up to the plate and she shipped me not only a NEW washing machine but a new washing machine of my choice. You can read all about that here and the review.
We picked the Whirlpool 4.5 cu. ft. Front Load Washer with Load & Go™ Bulk Dispenser
Let me tell you this machine did not disappoint it is everything I wanted and things I didn’t even know I wanted.
How well does it wash clothing?
Right from the first load I did, there was a clear and noticeable difference in the smell and brightness of the clothing I washed. Finally, things were coming out smelling fresh and without the dingy look, they had obtained with the other machine. Towels were no longer scratchy, they softened back up because they were actually coming clean. I seriously do not think things were getting cleaned properly with the other machine.
What is your favorite feature on this machine?
Surprisingly it is something I did not think I would like. It is the load and go bulk dispenser. Basically, you pour in twelve loads worth of detergent and for the next twelve loads you can just toss in the clothing and click start. It is really handy since I buy my laundry detergent in huge bottles and not having to lift and handle them every single time is a blessing. The machine gives a warning light when it is low and another color warning light when it is empty. You can also just remove the bulk dispenser and use it like normal. adding detergent each time.
Are there any other nifty features?
You bet! Fan fresh is a huge feature I missed when I got the other machine. After the wash is done a fresh air fan starts up and it tumbles the clothing here and there until you pull it out to dry the load. I love this here in Maine during the summer because normally the load will start to smell mildewed pretty fast. This keeps everything clean and fresh even if you do not get to it for hours!
Tell me more.
Overall this machine is just beautiful and quiet running. I do not have it on a pedestal because I am rather short so it does not bother me that it is sort of low. It holds huge loads of laundry and has settings from very very delicate to pretty aggressive for dirtier loads.
When I was out of bleach I ran my towels through the sanitize cycle and everything came out fresh and clean. This cycle would be great for Mamas who cloth diaper as it is not recommended to use bleach. I also ran my Little Miss Toddler’s holiday dress through the delicate cycle. The dress is made of velvet, ribbons, tulle with spots of glitter.I was impressed there was zero damage to what is a pretty fragile looking dress.
As for stains, it has powered out stains the other machine did not touch, finger paint, chocolate milk, pet urine, blood some of them being old stains and with the SAME detergent so it was clearly a case of the machine not doing well. This one is BOSS!
One more thing I really like is the cycle signal can be turned off, up or even down. I love that because it was rather loud at night with the little one sleeping.
Are there any cons?
Only one… The panel is at the front so a small child can access the buttons. Though the buttons can be locked out.