LG Smart Inverter

The LG Sapience Top Loader with Smart Inverter washing machine – a review

Hi readers! I am slowly emerging from the wedding planning haze and returning to regular life (whatever that is). I know I haven’t posted anything proper about the wedding yet (although you can get a sneak peek on Instagram here), but that will come, I promise!

I’m going to go right ahead and put the cart before the horse, and share with you about one of our best wedding gifts – a brand-spanking-new Sapience Top Loader with Smart Inverter washing machine from LG for me to review! (Thanks LG, your timing for this campaign was pretty great 😉 )

My previous machine had been a trusty LG Fuzzy Logik that had served me well for many, many years, so I already had a pretty good opinion about the brand’s reliability and what an LG machine could offer, but let’s just say I was blown away by how far the technology has come. Plus it’s really pretty and shiny and new – I mean, just look at it!

Our LG Smart Inverter washing machine tucked into its nook.

Energy Saving with Smart Inverter Control

Living at the centre of the Cape Town drought, water consumption is at the absolute forefront of my mind. As a family of 3 we’ve made a great effort to cut down the amount of laundry we have to do, and with the Sapience I’m thrilled to be able to do what washing we have to far more efficiently. The machine is available in 13, 15, and 17kg sizes, and with the 15kg machine that we opted for I am able to do 2-weeks worth of laundry (including sheets and towels) in one load – significantly cutting down the number of loads I have to do. I love that I am able to monitor and control exactly how much water the machine uses with the easy-to-use ‘water level’ settings display. (And it goes without saying that we save and re-use all grey water wherever possible!)

I really like being able to see and control the LG Sapience Smart Inverter’s water usage.

The Smart Inverter functionality is the absolute cherry on the top. What these fancy words mean is that the machine adjusts its power consumption to the exact amount required – meaning it figures out how much you need to wash and doesn’t draw unneeded power. They claim a 36% energy saving, which is not just great for your pocket, but the environment too!

Smart Motion for optimized washing by fabric type

The Smart Motion capability of this machine means that you can customise what kind of wash your load gets based on what it is that you’re washing. Obviously you would want a load of towels and sheets to be treated very differently to your delicate frocks load! With the LG Smart Inverter it’s as easy as programming your wash by fabric type. You can pick between normal, wool, duvet and silent, and the machine will combine the correct motions for the best care and treatment of your load.

LG Smart Inverter
Punch+3 creates powerful streams of water which mix laundry up and down repeatedly for even washing result.

Turbo Drum™ removes even the toughest dirt

Another of the defining characteristics of this machine is that the drum rotates. This Turbo Drum functionality gives the best possible wash to your grubby goodies by creating a strong water stream via rotating the drum and pulsator in opposite directions.  More fancy words, but what you need to know is that this machine doesn’t mess around – even the grungiest of stuff will come out clean (trust me, I wash my boys’ sweat-soaked, mud-splashed kit after they do motocross).  The Auto Pre Wash function, which lets the clothes soak while agitating them every two minutes before your regular was, is also really great for soiled loads.

One of the most impressive things for me – and the sure sign of a good buy – is the fact that the machine comes with a 10-year-warranty. I feel like that really is a sign of a company backing the claims that they make – you really can’t go wrong! Other things I really like are the soft-close lid (it just makes you feel fancy, ok?) and the sweet little tune it sings you when your load is done!

Check out more about the LG Smart Inverter here.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me, but all opinions are my own and honest, based on my experience with the product.


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