About 2 weeks after I was asked to review the LG Neochef microwave I was contacted again and asked if I might be interested in reviewing the LG Smart Inverter Washing Machine. Interested? Oh my word YES!
**Disclosure – LG compensated me financially for this review as well as sent me the LG Smart Inverter Washing Machine to review. The opinions expressed in this review remain my own.**
When we got married and I told my husband I needed a washing machine for our baby’s clothes he went off on his own and came back with a 5kg machine without asking me what I wanted.
Yes let me just get the rant out quick – the person that is going to use the appliance the most for the benefit of the whole family should be the person that chooses the appliance! Yes that would be the person washing all the kids clothing… ie me.
For the last 6 years I feel like I have spent my days doing load after load of laundry. Who knew two kids could generate this amount of laundry?
When I was single I would do ONE load a week and laundry was never a massive chore. Now it seems all I do is wash, hang, fold and pack away clothing. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
When LG offered me a choice of 9kg, 13kg, 15kg or 17kg I wanted to scream and jump for joy. I decided to opt for the 15kg washing machine since I don’t want to be running up and down anymore doing multiple loads but I don’t have a huge family and there are water restrictions to keep in mind.
The day the washing machine arrived there was great excitement and the box was absolutely massive. They delivered it and the box stood in our house for 2 days while we waited for the guys to come and install it. Our washing machine setup is in the garage and I was worried about it taking up a lot more space than our old machine. By the size of the box it looked like we may need an extra parking space!
However when the installation guys came to install it turned out the machine was not nearly as huge and bulky as I worried it may be. And oh my word is this machine good-looking. It is a smart looking piece of equipment that will look great in any kitchen.
My kids made a house out of the box and played in it for days before we had to throw it out!
Now that I have been using this LG Smart Inverter Washing Machine for just over a month, I can share everything I know about it. Apologies that is has taken me so long to share this review, but I had some delays due to medical problems.
Easy To Use
This is always something that freaks me out a little when I get a new appliance like a washing machine. I get myself into a twist worrying about all the different settings and how I might just wreck the new machine pushing a wrong button!
This machine is so user friendly and easy that my husband was using it in minutes without glancing at the instruction manual that I was busy reading from front to back.
I needn’t have worried, the control panel is so simple and easy to use that my nervousness was gone by the time I got my first wash on the go!
There are so many different options to choose from on the control panel giving greater control over your laundry than ever before. You can even set your washing to start at a certain time. I just love this since I don’t like putting my washing on in the evening and letting it sit wet overnight until I hang it in the morning. I can time my washing to finish as soon as I get home from taking the kids to school so I can hang it up before I start my work for the day.
You can also set it to soak your washing before it starts the wash cycle.
I’ve mentioned that you can do a big load with this machine, but also just as important you can do a very small wash too – you know for those moments that you need just one thing washed in a jiffy!
The LG Smart Inverter washing machine has Energy Saving with Smart Inverter Control. This means that it uses less power to run because it uses just the right amount of energy needed to perform the task it needs to do. This makes this machine so much more energy sufficient – 36% more efficient to be precise.
I also noticed after the first wash that the machine turns itself off after it has completed it’s cycle to save energy, this is the Standby Power Save feature coming into action.
I also love the fact that it has 4 different spin cycle options available. If the weather is hot I can do a quick spin cycle and save on time and electricity and my laundry will dry fast. I also have a medium and high spin option as well as “air dry”. I haven’t tried out air dry yet but I would assume this is for those rainy, cold days where I can hang my clothing up inside and it will still dry because it is almost dry already!
Come winter that may be saving me a fortune instead of me having to use my tumble dryer!
The washing machine has Smart Motion which is three different types of motion (agitating, rotating and swinging) so that your wash is optimized for your fabric type.
The Turbo Drum™ means that you get an incredibly powerful wash that removes stubborn dirt due to strong water stream of the rotating drum and pulsator in the opposite direction.
I have seen that our clothes are coming out cleaner while the washing process appears to be much gentler and kinder on our clothing.
Saving water is absolutely essential now and this machine will only use the amount of water it needs based on the size of your load.
I cannot emphasize enough how important this is now, especially with Day Zero fast approaching for Cape Town. Here in the West Coast we have level 5 water restrictions which is 87 litres of water a day per person and not exceeding 20 000 litres a month for a residential property.
Quiet and Durable
I can’t believe how quiet this machine is, while it won’t bother me because it is in the garage I had to mention that it is incredibly quiet. It is also a still machine. Now that may sound strange but our previous machine would be in a different place after a wash cycle was completed. It would hop all over the place.
The Smart Inverter Motor keeps the sound to 45dB and ensures that there is less vibration.
The washing machine is Anti-Corrosive with BMC* housing that protects that motor from dust, humidity and pests.
There is a 10 year warranty on the Smart Inverter Motor.
My Final Verdict For The LG Smart Inverter Washing Machine
I absolutely love this machine. My life has become so much easier with being able to firstly just put one load in due to it being a 15kg washing machine, but also due to the great functionality of this machine.
I may be a stay at home mom, but I also work full time from home and this means I don’t have time to waste in my day. This washing machine does an amazing job cleaning our laundry as well as cutting time out of the process. From the quick wash cycle, to being able to program when it starts washing to being able to add a little extra spinning to the load… everything is just spot on.
I honestly can’t see any downside to this machine to share with you, except perhaps to take careful note of its size to make sure you will be able to fit it in the space you have available – luckily this was not a concern for us at all as we have plenty of space in our garage!
And just for fun we made a house for the kids out of the huge box and it kept them entertained for days!