We have had our Whirlpool Duet Washer and Dryer for over 3 months now. So I thought it would be a good time to sum out my overall impression and thoughts about our set. I won’t lie, I’ll be honest, the truth is…I really do LOVE my Whirlpool washer and dryer. Laundry day is now just a day and not the weekend and first part of the following week. Everything runs smoothly and it just makes the laundry process so much easier.
My favorite feature is still the “Fan Fresh” option. This is great for throwing a load into the washer before you head off to work or in our case it works great when the boys are doing their own load of laundry. Fan Fresh option works for up to 16 hours. Fan Fresh will periodically tumble the load after the end of the cycle while the integrated fan circulates air through the washer to reduce humidity. Also if you combine this with the quick wash cycle, you can wash and dry a small load of many common lightweight items overnight to save time and energy.
I also love the liquid detergent precision dispenser. Each drawer holds up to 18.5 oz of liqud HE detergent. You can change the settings to let the washer know if you have a 2x concentrated detergent. Thought I don’t use it often there is also a compartment for single load, power detergent, liquid fabric softener and liquid chlorine bleach. The washer automatically dilutes and dispenses the bleach at the optimum time during the load of laundry. It does all the work for you!
When it comes to the dryer we don’t use many of the features. We simply use the time dried as it seems to get the clothes dried the quickest. We have our setting on 40 minutes. Despite the initial problems we had with the dryer we love it. The dryer has always been my problem when doing laundry, in the past it would take two 70 minute cycles to get a load dry. Now it takes all of 40 minutes. I will occasionally use some of the other cycles to touch up. I do also use the wrinkle shield.
Two things I love that do not have to do with the function of the washer and dryer are the pedestals that are under the washer and dryer and the work bench that spans the top of the washer and dryer. The pedestals really help keep my laundry room clean giving me a place to put all my detergent, stain fighters, and bleach. The work bench gives me a place to stack my clothes as I fold them fresh out of the hot dryer.
Disclaimer: 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. You may read more of my disclosure .