Best Smart Washing Machines iMore 2020
Here at iMore, we understand schedules can get so full that you barely have time to do laundry or remember when it's time to switch laundry loads. Smart washing machines make a world of difference by using a voice assistant like Alexa to control your machine, the load options, and even send you notifications when it's time to move the clothes to the dryer. Here are some of our favorites!
- Heavy duty: Kenmore Elite
- Better convenience: GE Diamond Gray
- Load options: LG Graphite Steel
- Steam Treat: Kenmore Smart metallic silver edition
If you want to use voice control to customize loads, schedule times, download 21 additional cycles, and check your energy consumption, all you have to do is connect to Alexa. The drum is large enough to wash a king-size comforter or up to 28 towels in just one load. You can even trust that your clothes will be cleaned properly because the spray jets are located around the entire barrel, instead of just the bottom.
GE is compatible with your Alexa and Google Assistant. That means you can control and monitor your laundry from the app, or use voice command options. In addition to the typical laundry features, this machine also has a water station located inside the barrel for you to hand wash your clothes that might need a little more attention. This removes the potential stains from cleaning them in your sink by keeping it in the washer where it belongs.
LG also has its own SmartThinQ app, where you can control the washing cycles and get notifications to your phone when it's all done. Aside from the app, the Graphite Steel can connect to your Alexa or Google Assistant. Once connected, you can use voice commands to control the machine, monitor your energy usage, or change your load types. At the bottom of this machine is a separate barrel so you can wash smaller loads without wasting water in the main barrel.
The Kenmore Smart app, combined with Alexa, will make laundry days a breeze with countless control options, energy monitoring, and voice commands. Most notable are its steam cleaning options, which include the Steam Treat and the Kids Wear Cycle. Between the power of the wash and rinse cycles, you can complete a full load of laundry in as little as 29 minutes.
You want to pick the best washer for your family that also fits your budget, and that's why I stand by the Kenmore Elite. This machine stole my heart and then when I learned it was also compatible with Alexa for voice commands and energy usage monitoring, I was absolutely blown away. Not only does the top loader style help prevent spills during transfer, but it makes overall loading even easier, and the price is extremely competitive. Then, with the large size of the barrel, you can do even fewer loads because it gives you the ability to wash more clothes at once.
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