I wrote this review while participating in a test-drive campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Whirlpool and received a complimentary Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer to facilitate my review.
Whirlpool and Mom Central recently chose 50 bloggers to test drive the Whirlpool Duet Washer and Dryer. If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen my excited announcement that I was chosen to be one of these Whirlpool Moms! I’m thrilled and honored to be among this group of influential mom bloggers and looking forward to sharing my experiences with the Duet over the next couple of months.
The Whirlpool Duet arrived at our house about 2 weeks ago and laundry has never been more fun!
- Whitest Whites
- Bulky Items
- Hand Wash
There’s even a setting for Specialty Cycles where you can select Sheets, Comforters, Pillows, Wool Sweaters, Business Wear, Intimates, and more.
Also, I can’t forget to mention a feature that will soon become a favorite – in the Wash/Rinse options there’s a Sanitize setting which reduces 99.9% of bacteria and prevents carryover of bacteria between loads after the cycle is complete. I foresee us using this selection often in the next couple of months as we head into cold/flu season.
Two of my favorite features of the Whirlpool Duet Washer is the Precision Dispense and the Fan Fresh with Steam.
Precision Dispense is a dispenser cartridge that holds up to 18.5 oz of liquid HE detergent, which is enough for up to 36 loads depending on the cycle.
The FanFresh option periodically tumbles the wash after the end of the cycle for up to 16 hours while the interior fan circulates air through the washer to reduce humidity.
I love to use this feature when I do that last load of laundry at night and am just too tired to head to the basement to change it or if I’ve put a load in and we are out of the house for the day. It keeps the clothes from getting that musty smell and I’ve found it really helps reduce wrinkles.
I also just read that the FanFresh feature also turns my washer into a dryer! When combined with the Quick Wash cycle it will wash and dry a small load of lightweight items overnight. I haven’t used this yet, but can’t wait to try it out!
The dryer also offers a large selection of cycles similar to those listed above for the washer.
My favorite feature of the Duet Dryer is the Steam Cycles. There is a Wrinkle Shield with Steam option which is similar to the washer’s FanFresh where it willl tumble clothes periodically and add a short steam refresh cycle after an hour to help avoid wrinkles.
There is also the Quick Refresh with Steam and Enhanced Touch Up options which utilize the Wrinkle Shield and Static Reduce selections. These settings are used to remove odors and reduce wrinkles.
Kora and Logan also love the Whirlpool Duet. Their favorite feature is the light that allows them to watch the clothes wash and dry. Here’s a quick video of them seeing the Duet in action for the first time:
I’ve just touched on a few of my very favorite features in this post. I recently had a chance to stay at the Whirlpool Real Whirled House where I learned so much more about the Whirlpool Duet, other Whirlpool products, and about the corporation itself. I’m excited to share my experience in the Real Whirled House and all of the tips and tricks I learned in a post later this week.
I’m also looking forward to sharing more about the new washer and dryer over the next couple of months. Let me know if you have any questions about the Duet and I’ll be happy to answer them for you.