Hate Doing Laundry? This Sleek New Product Might Change Your Mind
Maybe it’s because your laundry room is in the basement or crammed into your guest bathroom, taking up valuable real estate. Maybe it’s because your machine takes two hours for one measly load. Or maybe you just can’t stand pulling out the step stool every time you need to start your stacked washer (who thought that placing the “start” button at the tippy-top was a good idea?). Whatever the reason you have for despising laundry day, the LG WashTower™ has solved for it.
Let’s start with the basics: At first glance, this machine may look like an ordinary stacked washer-dryer combo. However, the WashTower is one complete unit, consisting of a dryer on top and a washing machine underneath—both of which can fit even your largest load of towels and linens.
Curious about the aesthetics? This laundry machine is just plain beautiful to look at. It’s also incredibly space-saving. Taking up roughly 30 inches (less than most washer-dryer stacks), adding this machine to your laundry area allows you to free up room for a sink, table or more organized storage. You could even move your setup out of the basement and build the LG WashTower into cabinetry or a closet if you want to hide it in plain sight—the latest version has a ventless heat pump dryer, so you can install it anywhere you have an electrical outlet and water line.
Speaking of easily accessible, the LG WashTower is also ergonomically designed. We never really thought about this until we saw it, but the center control panel on this baby is genius. It eliminates the need for a step stool or having to reach up to the top of the washer to use the controls (for those of us who are not NBA all-stars). And forget about waiting around for hours for a load to finish—the washer and dryer work as a unit, so they communicate cycle information in real time to predict the total completion time for both washing and drying. You can also sync with LG’s ThinQ app to monitor and control cycles from your smartphone (on the go!).
The innovative smart features on the LG WashTower even help your clothes last longer. No more one-cycle-fits-all. The AI Direct Drive™ technology allows the washer to identify the most suitable washing pattern for each load, reducing fabric damage, while Smart Pairing™ syncs the dryer with the washer and automatically selects the best drying cycle. Finally, the Allergiene™ wash cycle uses steam to remove up to 95 percent of common allergens such as dust, pet dander and pollen from your wardrobe. Whew.
The LG WashTower is available with an electric, gas or ventless dryer and in five modern colorways, making it an easy choice for nearly any laundry room situation (even if it must remain the guest bath).
*Based on independent testing comparing models WKEX200/WKGX201 and WM3900 in normal cycle with TurboWash™ option, 10 lb. load (June 2020).