It has been about 3 months since our new Whirlpool Duet Washer and Dryer arrived and I still pinch myself every time I go into the laundry room. These appliances have been amazing and I have loved every experience I have had with them. It is hard to pinpoint my favorite feature of the Duet, but here are some of our most used features.
This very clever feature allows you to fill the Precision Dispense Ultra cartridge one time, and it will dispense just the right amount of detergent, bleach, and liquid fabric softener for up to 36 loads of laundry! This washer is so smart that it will automatically determine how much detergent is needed based on cycle, load size, and the soil level. All you have to do is pour in your detergent, set the concentration level, and wash away.
Washing Machine Cycle Options
There are several different washing cycles available on the Duet washer. There is a special cycle for jeans, delicate, whites, and for bulky items. There is also an Allergen cycle that we use for our dog bed and bedding because my husband suffers from allergies and asthma. If you normally hand wash some of your laundry, the Duet washer has a hand wash cycle that eliminates the need to hand wash items yourself!
The dryer hasn’t been left out when Whirlpool created specialty cycles. My favorite cycle so far has been the Quick Refresh option that allows me to put in a few items that are wrinkled (because I hate to iron and I often forget to get my clothes out of the dryer right away to avoid this from happening in the first place) and run them through the cycle. They come out read to wear! The Deep Clean Steam Cycle penetrates deep into fabric fibers, breaking down and dissolving tough stains. The Jeans cycle makes sure that when the cycle is over your jeans are not damp while the rest of the load is dry (haven’t we all been there?).
The Computer Sensors
While most people might not think of this as a feature of the Duet Washer and Dryer, I can not tell you how handy the computer has been for my family. The dryer alerted us that there was a ventilation issue and we were able to fix it. The washer told us that we were not getting enough hot water into the washer to properly clean our clothes on the Hot cycle. Any other washer/dryer appliance would not be smart enough to tell us and we might never have known. We would still be trying to dry our clothes with a clogged vent pipe and we would still be washing our towels in cold water.
Whirlpool has options for everyone. Their HE washers and dryers come in both front loading and top loading options at every price point. I would highly recommend the Duet washer and dryer as I can not say enough good things about it. Thank you for following with me as I wrote about my experiences with my new washer and dryer. I will continue to update everyone on my experiences with my laundry suite.