This month I became a Whirlpool mom, so before I post my first Whirlpool post, I wanted to say good bye to my friends the LG 4.5CF Front Load Steam Washer in Red and the red LG Steam Dryer. You served me mostly well. I think I was more in love with the color of you than your ability to wash and dry. No, I’m very pleased with your abilities. Whirlpool has a lot to live up to. I’m excited to share with they compare these coming months, but first, I must say good by to my two favorite toys in the house.
I have to say thank you for washing all of my clothing for the past two years. I loved how large your capacity was. You faithfully cleaned the clothes and only grumped at me 3 or 4 times for being over loaded. I did have a tendency to overload you but you kept on chugging. You even washed that sleeping bag after we went camping. I’ve washed it many times before by hand in the bath tub and even in your predecessor, but it still always had dog hairs on it. And you my dear, got that sleeping bag clean for the first time ever.
I loved your color.
I Loved your key features:
I loved your Allergiene™ Cycle which we used many times along with the sanitary care as well.
I loved your TrueSteam™ Technology
I loved your TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System
I loved your Ultra Large Capacity (4.5 cu.ft.)
I loved your SteamFresh™ Cycle
And I loved your Wash/Rinse Optimizer™ and 1300 RPM Spin Speed
I loved your color
Of all of these my favorite was of course your size I mean after your color. I really loved stuffing you full of clothes.
My only compliant with you would be that you were a smelly machine and very difficult to keep clean.
And I always forgot to empty your water and boy did it smell.
Somewhere in the first year you lost the ability to dry properly. I’m not sure what went wrong and I probably could have called someone out to service you but why in the world would a 1500.00 appliance stop drying properly after the first. year. My husband thought it was only jeans that didn’t dry out, and we figured out a way to make you work, but then I started to notice you weren’t drying most loads properly. Maybe it’s because I put to many clothes in you at one time, but I just don’t know for sure. I think you should have had the power to do the job.
But I did love your features too!
Of course I loved your 3.9 cu. ft. Capacity and 12 Wash Cycles
We loved using your SteamFresh/Allergiene Cycles
I loved your 9 drying Options and your 1,200 RPM Spin Speed
I loved the ability to add time to a drying cycle while it was running. I loved being able to do the timed cycle on low heat. I loved all your options, and yes, I loved your color too.
Would I recommend these appliances?
Yes, truly I loved them. They were red, they were extremely quiet and used very little water. I’m excited to be working with Whirlpool for the next six months writing about my new appliances. I even had to test them out right away.