If you follow along on Instagram or Facebook, you know that we decided to purchase a new washer/dryer for our current home (the carriage house). We have limited space and even more limited time, so we decided to try something new. We purchased the LG washer/dryer all-in-one (pictured above). One machine – that looks exactly like a front load washer – that you place dirty clothes into and they come out washed and dried. Many of you asked for a review, so here it is:
Bad. Very, very bad.
It’s a great concept if you don’t mind your clothes being steamed dry (life lesson #9,472: anything using steam does not produce a dry item…especially clothing). Also, for some strange reason it smells funny. And not in a good, fresh sorta’ way. It stinks, actually. To add insult to injury, it took close to 6 hours for the 2 loads I tried out. This wouldn’t bother me if I could put clothes in before I head out to work and have them washed and dried by the time I returned. However, as I learned (life lesson #9,473) clothing that is steam “dried” and not removed immediately has the wrinkles steamed into them. Brilliant.
Long story short: we returned it and purchased a good ole’ fashioned washer and (most importantly) separate dryer. It’s the newest machines from Maytag and while I haven’t used them yet, I expect no problems.
Please note: we purchased all of these items from our local Home Depot (Mishawaka, IN) and they were a dream to work with on this unique dilemma. The LG machine was horrible, but Home Depot was incredible!