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LG TurboWash Overview - Is it a good front-load washer to consider?

Tamara Avatar By: Tamara | Last updated June 3, 2019

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It is not easy to decide on a washer in this day and age. Technology has come so far in every industry that the market is flooded with options, regardless of the product you are looking for.

When it comes to washing machines, there is a wide variety for you to choose from. The first choice you have to make, is whether you want to go with a front-load washer or a top-load washer. Top-load washing machines can be a good idea if you are on a tighter budget, your space is limited or you have a hard time bending each time you have to load and unload the laundry. On the downside, top-load washers are less energy efficient, rougher on the laundry and a bit noisier than front-load washers.

Front-load washers tend to be the more popular choice nowadays. They are usually pricier than top-load machines, but they have a larger capacity, which means you can wash more laundry in a single cycle. They are also gentler on the laundry and need less water.

Once you’re settled on the type of washer you want, there are other aspects to consider as well, and they are mostly related to the features of the machine. How many wash cycles does it have, does it have a touch display or button/dial controls? Does it come with WiFi connectivity and an app, how energy efficient it is, what’s its capacity and so on.

LG TurboWash WM3770HVA - Is it a good washer to consider?

LG is a renowned appliance and electronics brand and its fame goes far beyond washing machines. They also commercialize TVs, mobile phones, sound bars, computers and more.

The LG TurboWash is one of their best-selling front-load washers on the market. Although it’s not a new model, it is still popular and for good reasons.

The TurboWash has a large capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., it weighs over 202 pounds and it measures 27 X 38 11/16 X 31 1/2 inches (W X H X D). It measures 51 inches in depth with the door open.

What are the features of the TurboWash?

The TurboWash is without a doubt a large washing machine and it is also compatible with LG’s SideKick. The SideKick is a smaller washing machine that can be attached at the base of the TurboWash and has 6 wash cycles. The SideKick has to be purchased separately, and it costs approximately $650. If you buy both washers, you can do 2 loads simultaneously, which can be very time-efficient, especially if you usually struggle with tons of laundry.

The TurboWash has a modern design and comes in a graphite steel color. It comes with a complex, some might say even too ‘’busy” control panel, with digital controls. There’s a 4-tray dispenser, for prewash, main wash, bleach, fabric softener. It has 12 wash cycles, with a lot of special ones such as heavy duty, delicates, TubClean, allergiene and more. The TubClean cycle cleans the washing machine with water heated up to 149 degrees and sterilizes the tub.

The TurboWash is called ‘turbo’ because of its washing speed, which cuts your washing time by up to 30 minutes. A normal cycle takes around 30 minutes to complete. There is an even faster cycle, the Speed Wash, which takes only 15 minutes to complete.

The TurboWash has a max. spin speed of 1,300 RPM. When it comes to temperature and soil settings, it has 5 of each. In terms of temperature, you can choose between tap cold, cold, warm, hot, extra hot.

LG boasts on its ‘6 motion technology’ used by the TurboWash, that ensures a thorough wash of your laundry. The motions are stepping, scrubbing, rolling, tumbling, swinging and filtration.

Another notable thing about the TurboWash is the fact that in spite of its voluminous design, it is a quiet washer, thanks to the LoDecibel Quiet Operation technology in it.

The TurboWash is an Energy Star certified washing machine, which means it doesn’t consume too much water.

Price. The TurboWash can be purchased for approximately $1,200, without the SideKick. It comes with a 10-year warranty on its inverter direct drive motor.

All in all, we consider the TurboWash a good investment, especially if you couple it with the SideKick. The TurboWash has all the wash cycles you might need, it is energy efficient and large enough to serve families that produce a lot of laundry.