Washing Machines Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of washing machine would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
This is the best
what a great product!
I was a bit sceptical about the seemingly high prices but it is worth every cent. Its more like a commercial machine and it gets a beating from my family. I would thoroughly recommend it to large families. However, try not to use the dryer too much ( quite tempting) as whilst its quiet efficient your power bills will go up a bit
quality, reliability, features, size
Two years on and still going strong
I have owned this machine for two years now and it has been faultless. It has excellent build quality and looks good. I have not used all the cycles or the features it has, as i have always achieved excellent results from the Intensive 60 cycle. Clothes are completely clean in 60 minutes. I have a family of four and this machine has always been up for the task. I was originally concerned by the price and the LG brand but they have built a quality product in this machine and i can easily recommend this machine to anyone who wants a machine that just works.
Build quality, Fast wash times with excellent results
What a beast!
Best washer we have ever had,
We previously has a 7.5kg washer that used more electricity and didn't wash as well!
Highly recommend it to anyone,
It is not cheap but it's absolutely worth it in my opinion .
Great for larger families as well - cut your washing loads in 1/2!
Size, wash quality
Excellent machine - highly recommended,
We have had our machine for about 4 months now, and I'm very happy with it. Although a little more expensive than others, it's definitely worth it for the large capacity. It's very reliable, quiet, and it has a huge range of wash options. The steam function is very useful for those very smelly clothes and pet bedding, Also, the refresh option is fantastic for clothes that are difficult to iron such as multi panelled skirts. I waited a few months to give my review, and I highly recommend this machine. I would recommend anyone looking for a...front loader to look no further, but do shop around to get the best deal. Large capacity, steam function, quiet, large range of load options. Lint drainer gets blocked easily. If you open the door straight after a load, a small amount of water pours out the front.
8 Weeks Old and Stopped Working!
We liked the previous review so rushed out and purchased one for ourselves. The machine was supposed to take about 1 1/2 weeks to arrive which ended up being something like 8 weeks. Once we had our machine we loved it. Even preferred it over our muched loved F&P toploader. Then... it stopped spinning and washing, just wet the clothes. No error message was ever seen even though it is supposed to give one. The machine stopped working on a Friday evening, we phoned the help line and were advised to switch it off for five minutes and try a wa...sh cycle again which was unsuccessful. On ringing straight back, the call centre was closed. A call was then placed to them Saturday morning. LG then passes a service request over to 'another' department who take up to 48 business hours to call you to make 'a time' to send a service person. Tuesday someone finally rings to advise that there will be someone to repair it on Thursday. Repair person arrives and it is the main stayer board that is faulty and he will need to order one in. The following week when the machine is still not repaired we request a replacement machine which they agree to but no one from the 'Replacement' department will call and we can only gain access to their answer machines! Still Waiting! The clothes felt 'soft' once washed. The size of the 10kg bowl was great. Expensive, took forever to be delivered and it only worked for 8 weeks. Unacceptable service from manufacturer.
Absolutely the best washer I've ever owned.
After some haggling I managed to buy this for the fantastic price of $1515 from Clive Anthony's in Castle Hill, delivery was another $45.
I can't believe the difference a washer makes to washing clothes. Using the same detergent (the pink Drive powder "ylang ylang" with an extra tablespoon of Borax to boost it) and fabric softener (vinegar) as always i put my first wash through this. The LG removed dye stains in my clothes (from a chair with non-color-fast dye) that i thought were permanent, and the clothes came out spotless!
I use the al...lergy wash cycle (hot wash, steam cycles, and a warm final rinse), with the optional 2 extra rinses. This means 6 rinses! I saved it as my favorite so in future i just press the one button and it's away. My family suffer severe allergies/chemical sensitivities and this washer FINALLY fixed them, no more runny noses or sore eyes when touching clothing after it comes out of the washer! The steam and 6 rinses (yes 6 rinses) get every last trace of those nasty dust mites, pet dander, pollens and toxic laundry detergents out of the clothes. I use vinegar as a fabric softener in the final rinse because not only is fabric softener one of the most toxic chemicals in the home to people, it also builds up "gunk" in the washing machine as it sticks to everything. Just don't use it! Vinegar or citric acid work best.
Questions & Answers
Hi, just wondering about drum size. It seems that the term 10kg can be a bit varied in different machines. How many bed pillows could you fit in drum at one time? And could you fit a queen size doona on it's own to wash. I had a look at this machine in Harvey Norman and I really expected the drum to be much bigger. My friend owns a whirlpool 10kg and the drum is mega huge but she's not real happy with the way it washes. She said her previous LG 7kg washed much better than whirlpool. So I really want to go with LG 10kg but if it won't fit a doona to wash it won't be any good to me. Could someone tell me how many bulky items you could fit in this 10kg at one time
I don't know how many pillows it would fit at the one time but I can tell you I can wash our King size duvet inner in it satisfactorily (it just fits) and the machine has a specific Duvet washing option.
Hi,thanks very much for your reply. Your feedback is much appreciated. I really only want to switch from top loader to front loader so I can wash bulky items like pillows and duvets and kids soft toys etc. I was just surprised as I thought 10 kg drum would be bigger than my 8kg top loader drum. The LG website advertises this washer to fit 6 pillows plus a duvet but when I saw it in person at Harvey Norman
I thought this to be impossible. Not sure what they mean when they show a picture of 6 pillows and duvet to fit in large 10kg capacity?
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