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.

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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!

7 Comments

  • June 11, 2015 Reply

    Robin Moore

    I am not surprised at the results. Thanks for you experienced opinion.

  • June 11, 2015 Reply

    Chanel Laney

    Thanks for your review!

  • June 11, 2015 Reply

    Nichelle Barra

    While traveling in Ireland, I noticed many people had these types of machines! I had wondered why their clothes were always on a line, though, if the machine was also a dryer as it claimed. Now I know why!

  • June 11, 2015 Reply

    Lynn Marie

    Thanks for the review. I always see those machines when I watch House Hunters International and have always wondered about them and why we don’t use them here. Mystery solved! LOL.

  • June 11, 2015 Reply

    Donna Laureys

    One machine that did all the work —- it sounded to good to be true. I would rather have the older washing machine and dryer. These new washing machines now are made to control your use of water (it won’t give you enough water to cover the clothes) and the dryers don’t always get the clothes dry because the heat temp gauge thinks it knows when your clothes are dry. LOL Thanks for the review.

  • June 11, 2015 Reply

    Samantha M.

    I know a lot of people in the UK with the combined washer/dryer as most of the people over there I know like to line dry or use a drying rack for most items & save the dryer rare use. You have to take the items out still “steamy” and hang them to air coo/dry and the wrinkles then drop out nicely. They are great when you don’t want to iron, but terrible as dryers in the sense you guys in the US use them for, or in my case as additional storage so I don’t have to fold & put the clothes away.

  • June 11, 2015 Reply

    Karen McMahon

    Our neighbors bought a new washer and a dryer from LG. Their warranty is so specific it is terrifying. They’ re was nothing good about it!

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