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Let me warn you, you will probably never hear someone speak so passionately about a washing machine like you will in this post...
My friends and I always have a little chuckle about the things that bring us genuine joy these days now that we are adults. It used to be all about clubbing, hot boys, having extra cash for a new dress... Nowadays it's the little things like getting 8 hours of sleep, how my handheld vacuum has changed my life, and finding comfortable underwear that doesn't show panty lines!
A few weeks ago I was delivered a genuine joy...
Introducing, the LG 15kg Sapience Top Loader with Smart Inverter!
|Ain't it a beauty??|
I will be covering 3 main advantages or 'selling points' of the LG Smart Inverter in bold, pink type below!
Energy Saving with Smart Inverter Control → Smart Inverter Technology eliminates wasted operation by efficiently controlling energy use.
|A 36% energy saving? Where do I sign up?|
One of my 2018 goals is to make a concerted effort to be more energy efficient, using power, water and plastic as efficiently as I possibly can (I think I should do a post on the small changes I have made in my life so far, what ya think?)
I love the fact that the top selling point of the LG Smart Inverter is that it saves 36% more energy than its conventional counter part - probably even more than other brands!
Compared to my previous washing machine, I have a ton more control over every single wash. I used to just pick 'quick wash' on my oldie, now I have a range of controls to choose from to customise every wash.
|Sorry the pic is slightly blurry, in order to see the controls lighted-up I needed to take the photo on night mode|
Here is a typical cycle for me, sometimes increasing 'wash', 'rinse' or 'spin' depending on what I am washing.
I received the 15kg capacity unit of the LG Smart Inverter (I can finally wash my duvet and couch cushion covers!) but I certainly don't do a 15kg wash every week (especially since I live alone again).
I love that I can set the machine to a certain water level when I do my weekly laundry, I usually go for the '2' out of 10 wash level setting and do few 'washes' and 'rinses' to use as little water as possible.
As you can see on the display, this wash will take a grand total of 31 minutes!
More on my couch cushion cover washing later in the post...
Smart Motion → Smart Motion is 3 kinds of motions created by Smart Inverter for optimized washing by fabric type.
Quick side step... When I was in high school my poor dad would beg me to zip and button up my jeans before putting them in the washing machine. I was a little brat back then and wouldn't do it... Then he told me that doing it would make my clothes last longer - I'm sold! I don't even know if it's true but I have been doing it ever since.
|The best way to showcase this was to take a screen shot directly from their site. |
A previous problem with top loaders was that the clothes in the machine would tangle terribly, stretch the fabric, and essentially ruin your clothes.
Being a fashion blogger and stylist, clothing is very important to me (perhaps a little too important, let's be honest) and I really do want them to last as long as possible. The Smart Motion of the LG Inverter ensures that clothing never tangles, reassuring me that my previous misconception of "top loader? nah" is a thing of the past.
Turbo Drum™ → TurboDrum™ enables the most powerful wash and removes even the toughest dirt through strong water stream of rotating drum and pulsator in the opposite direction.
Another really cool aspect of the LG Smart Inverter is that it has LoDecibel™ Quiet System technology. My previous washing machine (which I had for 9 years) sounded like a rocket taking off when it was in the spin cycle - but not my new baby! It's so quiet that I forget I am even doing washing, until it plays me a little jingle once the washing is complete and I get up and do a little jig (told you I was obsessed with this washing machine..)
I was so enamored by this new beauty of mine that I watched the whole first cycle through the diamond glass of this top loader. The beauty of the machine was one thing, the other was that I genuinely wanted to know how a washing machine works. I'm a nerd, I accept.
As I mentioned earlier, I finally got to wash my couch cushion covers at home! I have two large Coricraft couches with massive cushions and my old washing machine couldn't fit my covers *cries with frustration
|That's a lot of cushion cover laundry!|
For this wash I had a completely different set up than I showed earlier. I opted for a 'normal' wash instead of my typical 'quick wash', I did a 'high spin' since the fabric is denser, it had been ages since they had been washed so I did a long 'wash time' and a 'warm' temperature, and finally, I chose the highest 'water level' since the machine was filled to the top. That's a 1 hour 33 minute wash there!
Also, the motor has a 10 year warranty - score!
You can read all about the other features and benefits of the beautiful 15kg LG Smart Inverter, as well as other models such as the 17kg version, here
The LG Smart Inverter goes for around R6,300 depending on which retailer you purchase it from. Worth. Every. Cent. I promise!
That was a long read, thanks for sticking around, I clearly have a deep affection for this machine!
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*Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by LG. The views on the post are not influenced by the sponsorship, they are true and my own.
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