There are plenty of aspects to consider when buying a washing machine. Washing machines have evolved considerably over the years and now come in a wide variety of sizes and types, with smart features such as WiFi and more.
Should you get a front-load or a top-load washer?
There have always been debates and contradictions when it comes to the two types of washing machines available today. Which ones are better, front-load washers or top-load washers?
The truth is they both come with benefits and drawbacks and it should very much depend on your needs which one you opt for. Having cleared that up, here are the main advantages and disadvantages for each of them.
Top-load washers. Top-load washers are smaller, cheaper and less heavy than front-load washers. They don’t take up as much space as front-load washers and they make it easier for you to load the laundry in them, because, well, their door is on top and not in the front. On the other hand, most top-load washers have an agitator inside, which is not the best thing for your laundry, because it can be rough on your laundry. They are not very efficient either, because they require more water than front-load washers.
Front-load washers. Front-load washing machines are bulkier than top-load washers, so people with limited space should opt for a top-load instead. They are also pricier than top-load washers. However, the water consumption is lower and they are also gentler on your laundry, because they don’t have an agitator. They also have bigger capacities than top-load washers, which is an important aspect if you know you have a lot of laundry.
LG TurboWash WM3770HVA – Is it a good washer to consider?
The LG WM3770HVA is a large front-load washer with 6Motion technology and a Speed Wash cycle of only 15 minutes.
This washer has 4.5 cu. ft. and it can also be used with LG’s SideKick Pedestal Washer, which allows you to do 2 washes at the same time. The SideKick has to be purchased separately, for $660.
The WM3770HVA is also called TurboWash because it reduces your wash time by up to 30 minutes.
The TurboWash doesn’t have built-in Wifi, but it does come with some smart features, such as the Tag On Technology that allows you to download new washing cycles from your smartphone. The WM3770HVA also has Smart Diagnosis, which means you can diagnose and solve problems that may appear with your washer, using the LG SmartThinQ app.
Here are the main specs of the TurboWash:
- Weight: 202.8 lbs.
- Capacity: 4.5 cu. ft.
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 27 x 38 11/16 x 31 ½ inches (51 inches in depth with the door open)
- 1,300 RPM
- 12 programs
- 10 washing options
- 5 temperatures and 5 soil levels
Among this washer’s programs you can find: heavy duty, delicates, TubClean, bulky/large sanitary, allergiene and others. The allergiene program is great for people with allergies, because it helps you reduce dust mites and animal dander.
The TubClean program cycle cleans the washer using water heated up to 149 degrees and sterilizes the tub.
The 5 temperature settings are tap cold, cold, warm, hot, extra hot.
There is a 4-tray dispenser (prewash, main wash, bleach and fabric softener).
As we’ve already mentioned it, there are 10 washing options, including prewash, extra rinse, child lock, cold wash, steam, TurboWash and more.
The Speed Wash cycle takes only 15 minutes to complete. The normal cycle takes 30 minutes.
The WM3770HVA is Energy Star certified, so water consumption is relatively low.
The 6 motions used by the TurboWash are rolling, tumbling, stepping, scrubbing, swinging and filtration.
The motor on the TurboWash has a warranty of 10 years.
LG also boasts on the LoDecibel Quiet Operation technology in the TurboWash, meaning the washer is not noisy.
If you also want to buy the SideKick, you should know it comes with 6 wash cycles.
The LG TurboWash can be purchased for approximately $1,200.