It’s been almost four months since my Whirlpool Duet set was delivered. After the stars faded from my eyes I found myself deep into my normal laundry routine. With a family of six I do about a load of wash a day. The extra capacity of both the washer and dryer make washing these larger loads a breeze.
This is my first front loading set. While waiting for them to arrive I spent a bit of time daydreaming and reading the description on the website. There were many features I thought were just fluff. Now that I’m using the machines I find that I use them on almost a daily basis. I’ve realized that these “fluff” features actually save me time, frustration and money.
The first feature I adore is the precision dispenser. It’s amazing how much further my laundry detergent goes now. You fill the dispenser with liquid detergent and forget about it for about 35 loads! I don’t have to worry about my teenage boy
absent mindedly accidentally adding too much detergent (or even forgetting to add it).
I never know how much detergent, bleach or fabric softener to add. The washer senses load conditions and manages the precise amount of each additive at the right time during the cycle for optimal fabric care and cleaning.
I also love the wide selection of cycle options. From hand wash, which mimics washing items in the sink for hand wash only items, to deep steam which penetrates deep into fabric fibers breaking down and dissolving stains like grass and grease without pretreating. It’s been several months since I’ve lost a garment to a stain that I can’t get out. It’s refreshing to have confidence that I can get just about anything out. I used to be uptight and worried about the kids staining their “good clothes”. I am now much more relaxed about them getting into “stuff” outside making them both happier little people.
I also love that the pedestals have extra storage underneath. When I find a great deal on laundry products I tend to stock up. I’ve been known to purchase 20 bottles of laundry detergent at a time. This fills my shelf over the washer & dryer. I can keep the current/open products in the drawer space under the washer as well as my pre-treaters (I love the blue original Dawn for grease & food stains).
I now consider my Whirlpool Duet Washer & Dryer part of my daily routine and part of the family. I no longer dread doing the wash. It’s no longer a struggle to keep my kids clothes stain free. It is almost delight (although I wish they would invent a dryer that folds the clothes and puts them away, too .)
I wrote this review while participating in a test-drive campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Whirlpool and received a complimentary Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer to facilitate my review.