LG Smart Inverter Washing Machine Review

I am a huge fan of LG. Our old washing machine was a LG top loader handed down to us many years ago. I think she’s about 15 now. She has treated us so well, but apart from old faithful’s broken lid, she is still in very good shape and she will serve her next owner very well. LG appliances last! But I digress …

We have a new 17kg LG Smart Inverter top loader washing machine!

LG Smart Inverter Turbo Drum

As a blogger I’ve had great opportunities come my way, but this one rates way up there. When the chance to review a brand spanking new LG appliance presented itself, I grabbed it with both hands. And feet!

LG Smart Inverter Washing Machine Review

Isn’t she beautiful?! My heart skipped a beat when I saw this gorgeous machine. Can you be this excited about an appliance? Yes you can. Especially if the only household chore you actually enjoy doing, is the laundry. It’s so satisfying. Not sure why. Maybe it’s the smell of clean clothes and linen when I remove it from the machine?

How stunning is this Wide Diamond Glass lid? The tempered glass is shock-resistant and anti-scratch and it allows you to see exactly what’s going on in the machine. The lid made me a bit nervous at first. I mentioned old-faithful’s broken lid earlier in the post. Her lid is solid plastic and after being opened and closed a few thousand times over the years, the hinges broke. I also accidentally slammed the lid closed on many occasions. How can I keep this lid safe from the same fate? I don’t have to… it’s soft-closing!

LG Smart Inverter functions

I love that there are so many programs to choose from – Normal, Wool, Duvet, Silent, Normal+Pre Wash, Quick Wash, Extra Clean and Tub Clean. The Air Dry option also works like a charm! The machine also offers delayed start of between 3 and 18 hours, child lock and auto restart. Impressive, isn’t it?

This machine definitely is not just a ‘pretty face’ –  Smart Motion is 3 kinds of motions created by the Smart Inverter motor for optimized washing by fabric type. This means that you can wash your most delicate of delicates with complete confidence.

Smart Inverter Control eliminates wasted operation by efficiently controlling energy use. Yay for saving energy!

With the current drought we are trying our utmost to save water wherever we can. I always check the water level when I wash, as I don’t want to waste a drop. The LG Smart Inverter chooses the optimal water level for the specific load and it does it perfectly. It fills the drum with the bare minimum needed to wash your load effectively. I’ve checked! I can switch this baby on, walk away and be sure that nothing goes to waste. On a side note… every single drop of water that comes out of this machine is repurposed. If you’re in Cape Town, please do all that you can to help us save water.

The fantastic TurboDrum™ ensures a super powerful wash thanks to the  strong water stream of the rotating drum and pulsator in the opposite direction.

Side Waterfall ensures perfect mixing of detergent (I prefer washing powder so this is a great feature) with the water minimizing the chance of residue left on clothing – a godsend for our sensitive and allergy-prone skins.

Add to that Punch+3 that creates powerful streams of water, and every load is washed to perfection.

Another feature I love is the mesh filter. Old faithful’s filters have seen better days and they did not work properly (haven’t for years in all honesty – my own fault as I didn’t replace the little material pouches that catch the lint). These mesh filters catch all the fluff and dog hair leaving clothes lint free and looking great. Sorry for the gross pic but it is quite satisfying isn’t it? Haha.

Can you really love an appliance this much? Once again – Yes, you can! I most certainly do. Now it just needs to rain so I can wash everything in my house.

Well done on a brilliant appliance LG. And thank you for my squeaky clean clothes.

Need a new washing machine? Make sure to check out the LG Smart Inverter HERE. You won’t regret it.


Disclosure Ranking: 2