Two weeks ago our shiny new Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer arrived! The newness has still not worn off – we all adore them! This is the first front-loading washer I have ever owned and I feel very spoiled right now. I’m part of a group of mom bloggers reviewing the Duet through Mom Central – we are the #WhirlpoolMoms and you can follow our tweets on twitter to stay current on what we think of them.
My biggest worry when I signed up was “how do I effectively wash my cloth diapers in this front loader?” I’ve read countless stories of diapers getting stink issues from being washed in front loaders due to the water-saving capabilities. As I washed my first load I was a bit perplexed. Which option do I do? There are so many choices – and then there are options in the choices! My favorite feature is I can create my own setting and name it “cloth diapers.” Then, I just have to tell somebody “put in the dirty diapers, set it to the cloth diaper setting, thanks!” I will show you step-by-step later how I created my cloth diaper cycle.
My other favorite thing about this set? The bottom drawers! I store Lizzie’s favorite towel down there, the dryer sheets and dryer balls down there. They are so handy. The only thing adding drawers below does, however, is make this set pretty tall. It comes with a table to place on top of the set, to keep things from falling between it and give you a flat surface to fold on. But I can’t use it because my cabinets above are too low. It doesn’t exactly matter, I wouldn’t use it as a folding table anyway because I can’t reach above very comfortably, since I am so stinkin’ short.
So the washing machine has a bajillion options including the ability to squirt the exactly perfect amount of detergent into your laundry. Fill the dispenser and it does the rest.
But the dryer is way super smart too. You know how you leave clothes in the dryer too long and they get all wrinkled? So you dry them again, only to forget again? This has a setting for that. It’s called “wrinkle guard” and it will continue to fluff your clothes every couple minutes until you either power it off or open the door. Pretty nifty!
I will be writing about my Duet in the coming months – now go check out Felicia’s set! She wrote an informative little piece about her favorite features called “There’s an app for that!“
I wrote this review while participating in a test-drive campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Whirlpool and received a complimentary Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer to facilitate my review. I do not post reviews on products I can not stand behind.