In the busy world we live in owning your own washer and dryer is more a necessity rather than a luxury. I love spending time with my family on the weekends. Our weeks are usually pretty hectic when you factor in extra curricular activities with the kids, chores at home, errands in town, etc. So, our weekends are treated like the precious 2 days of freedom that they are. The last thing you’d want to do in our position is give up 4 hours of your weekend to trudge to your local laundry mat because your washer and dryer went out.
Thankfully, our old washer and dryer didn’t go out (this time) but all the same they have served us faithfully over the last few years and were in need of minor repairs. Aside from a few dents and scratches they were fine but even so, when I received word that I would be partnering with Whirlpool to review both a washer and a dryer, I couldn’t find it in myself to turn down the opportunity. I’d reviewed my fair share of big ticket items over the years that I’ve been blogging but a washer and dryer duo went above and beyond my dreams.
After having our old faithful washer and dryer for as many years as we did, they were in need of a rest and I was all too happy to write to Whirlpool with my positive answer. After all, it wasn’t every day a brand spanking new washer and dryer just fell into ones lap, especially not from a well-known and trusted brand like Whirlpool.
When placed side by side with our old unit, the Cabrio High Efficiency Top Load Washer with Active Spray Technology looked gorgeous. I’m not one to call appliances anything but what it is but I was in love with my new washer unit. It measures in at 5.3 cubic feet and is the perfect way to get your clothes staying cleaner for longer. This particular model features the Precision Dispense feature that releases detergent at the correct time with optimal results on your clothes that you can see after just the first wash. Also included in the Cabrio High Efficiency Top Load is the Adaptive Wash feature with Active Boom wash action that senses and adapts to your loads while adding in the right amount of water and advanced wash actions. That’s pretty nifty, if I do say so myself.
One of my favorite features about this particular model is that it’s a steam model. If you’re wondering about what the difference between steam and a regular washer is, don’t worry about it. I had to research it for myself and find out as I went along. A steam washing machine simply allows you to cut out unwanted odors and helps keep your clothes free of wrinkles, both of which a regular washer can’t do. The steam will penetrate deeper into your soiled clothes for a fresher, cleaner load every time.
The Cabrio High Efficiency Electric Steam Dryer is available in 3 great colors to choose from: red, black and grey. Say goodbye to your old, dull model and welcome in this new exciting version that’ll have your family and friends envious. Tired of overdrying and ultimately ruining your delicates and day to day wear? The Cabrio High Efficiency Electric Steam Dryer eliminates the possibility of over drying by utilizing the Moisture Sensing feature that senses the drying needs of your clothing the minute you throw them in the dryer, adapting its drying time so that you get perfectly dry clothing at the optimal moment you need them, without over drying.
My favorite features so far is the Intuitive Touch Controls with Memory feature. This particular feature boasts the ability to memorize your last setting for ease of use every time but it also helps create customized cycles. With it’s simple “how” and “what” questions that it asks after you’ve loaded everything in, the guesswork is taken out of what settings you need for the different kinds of clothing you’re washing. As someone who is never sure what setting to dry my clothes on, this feature is a life saver as well as a time saver too!