The LG Smart Inverter washing machine – a review

How excited can you get about a new washing machine? Very, apparently.

I’ve always loved doing washing. From the scent of fabric softener floating through the air, to the feeling of getting into freshly-laundered linen at the end of the day – it’s the one household chore I’ve never minded. Ironing, on the other hand, will never appeal.

So, when LG approached me to review their new Sapience Top Loader with Smart Inverter washing machine, it was an immediate yes. Having only had LG washing machines at home, it felt like an unexpected, but, welcome upgrade – and, a new toy to play with.

While I’ve put it through its paces when it comes to day-to-day washing, there are still a few fancy-shmancy features that I haven’t yet played with – including the soil level (we only use normal) and delayed start – if you’d prefer for your washing cycle to begin when you go to bed, wake up, or when’s most convenient for you. As both Luke and I work from home, any time’s a good time for washing, so we don’t really need to worry about it being done by the time we leave for work in the morning at the moment.

A bit about water, and the top-loader versus front-loader conversation. Our plumbing and washing machine area only allows for a top-loader, so the decision was really made for us. However, despite their reputation for using more water than their front-loading counterparts, high-efficiency top-loaders are quickly closing the gap between the two models. From personal experience having had an LG Fuzzy Logic top-loader before this, the leap in technology and efficiency is considerable – where our washing used to float in litres and litres of water five years ago, this new #SmartInverter barely uses enough water to cover the washing in the drum – as you can see in the image below.

Regardless of which washing machine you use, a helpful tip is to put your outlet pipe into a large bucket and collect that water for flushing toilets. The water at the end of your rinse cycle should also be good enough to use on plants or for general cleaning purposes at home.

Apart from the drastic reduction in water and energy use I noticed, here are a few more key features that you should note:

Energy Saving with Smart Inverter Control Smart Inverter Technology eliminates wasted operation by efficiently controlling energy use.

Smart Motion is 3 kinds of motions created by Smart Inverter for optimized washing by fabric type.

Turbo Drum™ enables the most powerful wash and removes even the toughest dirt through strong water stream of rotating drum and pulsator in the opposite direction.

You can get the full list of features here.

Another feature I rather love – superficially – is the slow closing lid. No slamming or heavy thunking of glass, you simply let go and the lid quietly and slowly closes. Admittedly, the most superficial, but it makes me feel a little fancy, and hey, get all the joy you can from your washing, right?

Check out the Smart Inverter here.

This post was sponsored by LG Appliances. All views and images are my own.

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