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August 20, 2018
The Top 5 Best Smart Washing Machines
If you have a smart home or are thinking about investing in one, you have to get a smart washing machine. They’re full of advanced features that can do so many different awesome things, like help you select the proper wash cycle, alert you when the cycle is complete, and even let you stop and start a cycle from an app on your smartphone.
While these machines are loaded with the newest tech, they’re also some of the best at actually washing clothes. With extra-large capacities and technologies that allow steam cleaning, cold water cleaning, and antibacterial cycles that can kill 99.9% of germs, the tech isn’t the only thing that makes these machines stand out. Let’s take a closer look at five of the best smart washing machines for 2018.
Up first is the Kenmore Smart 41982. This front-load washer can handle any size load. The 5.2 cubic feet capacity can hold up to 28 extra-large bath towels or a full king-size bedding set in one load. If you have a large family or just a lot of laundry, this washing machine helps you get everything done, fast. It uses Accela Wash technology which combines ActiveSpray and ActiveRinse that makes washing so efficient, it can complete extra-large loads in only 29 minutes. This machine also includes Steam Treat technology so you can get stubborn stains out without pre-treating. There’s even a sanitize wash cycle that eliminates 99.9% of bacteria, a kids’ wash cycles to get their extra dirty clothes extra clean, and a rugged cycle for heavier fabrics like work clothes or area rugs.
You can control this machine with Alexa from anywhere using either the app or voice commands. Choose your wash cycle, start a load, check the status of a wash cycle, or check the maintenance schedule. This is an awesome machine that really takes care of everything.
The LG WM3270CW has a lot of cool features and is compatible with both Android and iPhone apps. With ColdWash technology, you get a warm water clean from cold water and enhanced washing motions for a deep clean. The large tub holds 4.5 cubic feet so you can get more done in fewer loads. The stainless steel drum will never rust and is always gentle on your fabrics. This washer has 7 different wash settings, including bulky, permanent press, normal, delicate, towels, speed wash, and heavy duty. That’s a setting for everything from your most delicate undergarments to your kitchen area rug.
Another great thing about this machine is that it automatically senses the weight and size of each load and sets the water level accordingly. And, of course, it’s also smart home enabled using NFC technology. If you’re not sure what cycle to use, just tap the app on your apple or smartphone to customize settings.
Another smart home ready washing machine is the Samsung WF456500AV. This machine features AddWash, a really cool feature that lets you add something to the machine after the washing cycle has already begun without interrupting it. The 4.5 cubic feet capacity does a lot of laundry all at once and a full load can be completed in as little as 36 minutes. There are a lot of other great things, too.
SteamWash eliminates stains without the use of harsh pre-treatments. Plus, the direct drive motor works without belts or gears. It has a max RPM of 1300 and gets your clothes done fast without a lot of noise.
There are a lot of preset cycles, 14 to be exact including sanitize, allergen, heavy duty, whites, and deep steam. You can use the app if you need to choose a cycle or to troubleshoot any issues. To reach the high temperatures needed to complete some of these cycles, there’s actually an onboard water heater. If you’re ready to use this machine with your smart home, just use the Samsung Smart Home Adapter to connect to Alexa and you’re ready to go.
Another option from LG is the WT1901CK. It has a large 5 cubic feet capacity that can wash a king size comforter and sheet set in one load. This is a top load design that can clean large loads in only 30 minutes and small loads in as little as 15 minutes thanks to LG’s TurboWash technology. The display is easy to use, just use the easy to read dual LED display to find the right settings for every load. There are a lot of other cool features, too, like a glass lid so you can monitor a wash cycle without interrupting it, ColdWash technology to get warm water results at a cold water cost, and motion technology that uses six different washing motions for a deep and powerful clean.
This machine is smart home enabled and has wi-fi capabilities for easy connectivity and is compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa. Plus, download the LG SmartThinQ app on your smartphone to set the wash cycle, start or stop the machine, and get notifications when your laundry is done.
Last up is another model from LG, the WT7700HVA. This is the largest capacity washer that we reviewed at a whopping 5.7 cubic feet. It’s the largest top loading washer available and can finish large loads of bedding and towels in as little as 30 minutes. This machine is equipped for LG’s TurboWash technology to get loads done quickly without any shortcuts in performance. It also uses the same ColdWash technology as other LG models to get warm water results using cold water. Steam technology penetrates fabrics to eliminate not only dirt but odors and wrinkles, too. There’s also an allergen cycle to remove pet dander as well as a speed wash cycle to get small loads done in about 15 minutes.
This machine is smart home compatible with NFC technology which means with the app, you can control it with both an Android or Iphone. Plus, you can download the LG Smart Diagnosis app to get immediate help if you ever have any issues with the machine functioning properly.
To conclude, having smart appliance can make your life easier in many different ways as well as decrease your carbon footprint. A smart washing machine is the perfect place to start and can help keep you organized. Happy washing!