Happy Monday! I hope you had a fun weekend. Hadley and I found a few things to keep us busy and are looking forward to another pretty laid back week. I’ll be 30 weeks pregnant on Friday, so we’re zeroing in on the home stretch to meeting Sadie and briefly reuniting with Jamie. Ahh. 🙂
I quickly mentioned our new LG TWIN Wash & SideKick Pedestal washer and dryer several months ago in one of my Slice of Life posts, and since then a few of you have asked for a full review after I’d used the system for a while. I’d be happy to!
Believe it or not, I actually won this LG TWIN Wash & SideKick Pedestal from a Best Buy sweepstakes that I entered at the BlogHer conference last July. I’ve never won anything substantial like this before, so when I received a tweet from a Best Buy employee late August stating that I’d won a sweepstakes, I actually thought it was spam or some kind of promotional gimmick. After exchanging a couple emails back and forth, I realized this was no joke! Jamie and I were floored (and thankful) to say the least!
Let’s cut straight to the chase: This system includes two (TWO!!) washing machines. The top left drum is huge and fits an outrageous amount. The pedestal underneath the washing machine isn’t actually a storage pedestal like it appears, but it’s a second washing machine. It can run at the same time as the top machine and is designed to quickly and fully wash smaller loads.
If your biggest laundry-related issue is getting it done fast, this is the system to purchase. The huge drum combined with the second pedestal washer is a landslide for doing laundry quickly.
Though I’ve already enjoyed the luxury of having the second washer, I know I’ll appreciate it so much more once Sadie makes her arrival soon. I remember how fast dirty laundry piled up when Hadley was a newborn, so I’m really looking forward to utilizing the pedestal washer to do small daily loads of newborn clothes, burp clothes, etc.
The LG pedestal washer is also going to come in handy when Jamie is back from his deployment because I’ll be able to throw his gym clothes that he brings home straight into the wash without wasting water like we used to do when he came home needing specific items washed.
Here’s a close-up of all the possible washer settings. Pretty fancy, huh?! Admittedly I’ve only used the “Normal” and “Bright Whites” settings, but I’m so impressed by my options! This is obviously a very technologically “smart” machine, but I need to spend a bit more time digging through the manual to learn more about the advanced options.
Let’s chat about the dryer! Who knew there could be so many settings for drying your clothes? I like to keep it simple and set on “normal”, which uses a sensor to figure out how long the cycle needs to go. Most of my full loads are done in 30 minutes or less.
There’s a storage portion on top of the dryer where I keep a handful of dryer sheets ready to quickly throw in.
Underneath the dryer is a standard storage pedestal which is handy for keeping all of the manuals, spare parts and other items right where I know they should be and easily assessable.
I’m not quite sure how long the average washer and dryer system is supposed to “live”, but we’re hoping to keep this system for a good 10-12 years.
Though this post isn’t sponsored by Best Buy, I’m really appreciative of the giveaway they sponsored last summer that allowed us to be spoiled by this wonderful set of new appliances, so thank you Best Buy!
If you’re in the market for a new washer and dryer and are up for a bit of a splurge in the name of efficiency and quality, don’t look any further than the LG TWIN Wash & SideKick Pedestal. You can read about it and check out pricing on Best Buy’s website here.