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

Johnson’s Vita-Rich body range is the budget launch of the year

Johnson’s recently launched their new Vita-Rich body range consisting of body washes, body lotions and bar soaps.

My senses have fallen head over heels for this range. I promise you, when you try it, you will agree that this is the budget body range you’ve been waiting for.

Johnson’s Vita-Rich body range is the budget launch of the year

Johnson's Vita-Rich body range is the budget launch of the year

The Vita-Rich Body Care Range from Johnson’s is inspired by nature for healthy-looking skin. The range is enriched with beautiful natural ingredients like berry extracts, grape seed oil, papaya and rose water.

I was a bit hesitant to try the body wash at first as my super sensitive, eczema-prone skin usually doesn’t like body washes. By the 3rd or 4th wash my skin tends to start showing signs of an eczema flare-up and I have to put the wash away. Not with Johnson’s Vita-Rich! I used the last (precious) drop of my favourite variant and my skin loves it. No reaction at all. The body wash leaves my skin feeling cleansed, smooth and soft. Beautiful!

The body lotions are very light, non-greasy and fast-absorbing. This is great for summer, but I was worried that it would not give me the nourishment my skin needs in winter. Again I was proved wrong.

My favourite variant (thus far) is Replenishing with Raspberry Extract. Oh my. The scent is out of this world! When my little girl and I use it (the products are gentle enough to use on her skin by the way!), the whole house smells of berries. It really is such a treat.

Johnson’s Vita-Rich Soap Bars retail for R11,95, the Johnson’s Vita-Rich Body Wash for R29,95 and the Johnson’s Vita-Rich Body Lotion for R42,95. You can’t get a better deal than that.

Do I recommend this range? Oh yes!

Will I purchase it for myself? It’s already on the shopping list!


Disclosure Ranking: 2