Whirlpool is arguably the largest appliance manufacturer in the World. Headquartered near where it was founded in the Western Michigan town of Benton Harbor, the company began making washing machines in the early 1900’s. Today, Whirlpool still is a leader in automatic washers and dryers.
In this posting, we’re featuring Whirlpool’s All-in-One Washer & Dryer. Whirlpool’s “combination” stacked laundry centers are well-known and have been a favorite for consumer’s lacking the space for separate side by side washer and dryer for many years.
However, Whirlpool’s Smart All-In-One Washer & Dryer is different. This is a washer and dryer in a single unit. The washer cylinder and dryer drum are one in the same… “all-in-one”. While this configuration is not unique, it is fair to say that it is not very common.
Here is Whirlpool’s description of this appliance:
This compact two-in-one combo fits in small spaces to replace an apartment washer and dryer. The ventless design allows installation virtually anywhere. You can even do laundry from your smartphone, and the Load & Go™ Plus dispenser lets you skip detergent and fabric softener refills for 20 loads.
One obvious advantage for a washer/dryer combination like this is that you don’t need to transfer clothes from one machine to another. In fact, when the washing cycle is complete the appliance begins drying immediately. In addition, Whirlpool’s Load & Go™ bulk dispensing system relieves the owner from adding detergent or other chemicals with each load. Of course, in today’s smartphone era users can not only control this appliance remotely, the appliance will send an alert when the laundry is complete. No…you still have to remove the clothes and do the folding yourself. 🙂
Other high tech benefits include an option called Amazon Dash Replenishment which senses that detergent is low and can automatically order more. There’s more…much more, but we’ll save the discovery fun of all this to you.
What are the disadvantages of this “all-in-one” appliance? One obvious disadvantage is that you can’t be washing a second load in the washer while the first load is drying. You need to go through a complete wash AND dry cycle before you can start a second load. Of course, to some extent you can’t replace the dryer without replacing the washer, and vice versa. In fact, dryers typically have a longer lifespan than washers, so this might be a concern say if your washer fails after 8-10 years, and your dryer still has another 8-10 years to go!
For more information on this ingenious appliance call or visit the nearest Arizona Wholesale location today.