If you’re part of a big family in your home, then chances are, you’ll have pretty big laundry loads. Whether it’s sports, business wear or night garments, there’s probably a big basket of clothes just waiting to be washed. The LG front load Smartwasher with steam might just be the answer to helping you get through your large, family-sized washing volumes.
The LG WD14070SD6 can handle a massive 10 kilos worth of dirty clothes and linen, and also manages to stay within a height of 900 millimeters. Why is this important? If you have an integrated kitchen/laundry, or a laundry room with integrated cupboards with room underneath for a front load washer, this washing machine will fit under a standard benchtop height. Normally it wouldn’t be possible, but this 10 kilo capacity washer will fit snugly in a smaller apartment or house where space is at a premium.
The stone silver colour of the GL SmartWasher will match the look of your stainless steel appliances, and mercifully also minimises fingerprints from messy fingers, young and old. The material is also very durable to withstand the rigours of daily domestic use. This will be even more important in a kitchen/laundry where your major appliances are always in plain sight.
This washing machine uses steam, which has the ability to puff up clothing material, letting the steam particles react with stains and lift finer dirt. Here’s a little trivia fact:, one drop of water is equal to 1600 particles of steam. Combining water and steam will dissolve detergent quicker, which will deliver a more effective wash. The steam function can be used to freshen up clothes as well. Put your previously worn clothes in the washer and select the Refresh Mode, and in 20 minutes you’ll have reduced creases and odours on your garments, giving new life to your previously tired looking clothes and saving a washing and ironing session.
Are you excited yet? Like many of us if you like to do your laundry at night time, then you will definitely appreciate LG’s Direct Drive. Instead of using belts and pulleys like on a standard washing machine, the Direct Drive actually fastens the drum directly to the motor. This system results in less noise, less vibration and increased durability – now that’s something you’d want in a domestic workhorse like a washing machine. The Direct Drive provides a really wide range of washing movements, resulting in a more natural, almost handwash clean.
There’s actually 6 different wash movements, which the washer will select based on the wash program you’ve chosen. As an example, the swing motion moves delicates smoothly under water. LG are so confident about their direct drive motor that they have put a 10 year guarantee on it. If you have young kids in your home, you’ll appreciate the allergy care mode, which combines steam and a customised wash cycle to remove plenty of household germs. The touchscreen LED helps you monitor time taken and the time to the end of the wash cycle. If an issue with the Smart Washer does occur, LG’s Smart Diagnosis feature will relay a 6 second sound to a call centre that you’ve contacted, who can then quickly identify what the problem might be. And the LG App available on Apple and Android devices will also provide feedback on the status of your washer or instant feedback.