Let’s take a little spin with the Whirlpool Duet Washer & Dryer #WhirlpoolMoms


I‘m pretty excited about this.

I think you all might know by now, that I’m a little obsessed with laundry.  For the most part, I like to stay on top of it and do a load or so most every day.   Ok, let me confess, my husband may actually do more laundry than I do, and my girls help out quite a bit too……for those of you with younger kids, just wait, your day will come soon {wink}.  Although we try to keep up with our routines, none of us are perfect with the housework, and we do get behind. (did I ever mention that starting this blog has made me a “not as tidy of a mom” hehe)  But I digress, our old washer and dryer managed to keep up with everything we put them thru.

So imagine my SURPRISE when I got an email a few weeks ago asking if I would like to be a Whirlpool Mom and give their new Duet Washer and Dryer a little spin! FOR ME? Why YES I would, thankyouverymuch!  Our current set was old, not pretty (not there’s anything wrong with that), the dryer seemed to be taking longer and longer to dry, and we had to pull out the lint catcher with a string my husband attached when the handle broke off.  Basically, not a couple I enjoyed spending time with every day.

I’m not thrilled with our “laundry room”…….it’s in our unfinished basement.  So replacing an ugly not so great washer and dryer that no one will ever see but us, was never very high on my list to take care of.  Yet they were appliances that I used on a daily basis, and never looked forward to our visits.

So this, my friends, is like CHRISTMAS!!  and I thought MAYBE, just maybe this will make me look forward do doing laundry!

It’s now our one month anniversary, and are you curious how it’s working out?

Ummm…….I’m doing a LOT more laundry than my husband is these days (he thanks you Whirlpool) and I’m actually enjoying my daily visits with my new friends!  The Whirlpool Duets are beyond fancy!  They light up and even play music when I turn them on!  Seriously!! Like a little serenade. 

A few of my favorite features so far:

Precision Dispense

The Duet Washer has 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.  What does that mean?  It means no more worrying about how much detergent my family is adding to each load, no more pouring messy detergent with every load……..I can pour the HE detergent* into the cartridge once and the Duet Washer will dispense the proper amount of detergent for each wash up to 36 loads!  How cool is THAT?  *precision dispense only works with liquid detergent.  For powdered detergent you just removed the precision dispenser and add your detergent with each load.

Fan Fresh Option

Press this button before a load and the Duet Washer 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.  What does that mean? If I can’t move the load to the dry right away, The Duet Washer will keep the load clean and fresh for up to 16 hours.  No more stinky/musty clothes because someone forgot to move them to the dryer!  

Stain Assist

The full-color LCD screen gives practical advice on stain removal.  So if I have a stain that I’m not sure how to treat I can just ask my Duet Washer for advice!!………See I told you they are great new friends!

Wrinkle Shield with Steam

Similar to the washer, the dryer has an option to keep clothes fresh with wrinkle shield and steam.  What does this mean?  Periodically the Duet dryer tumbles clothes for up to 140 minutes, helping prevent wrinkles from setting in = less ironing!

Honestly we are still learning all the great features, and some, I just haven’t had the chance to use yet, like the sanitize setting that can kill 99.9% of bacteria (will be handy with flu season coming up), and specialty cycles specifically for washing pillows! you can even choose, feather, down or decorative pillows!  The best thing is, the LCD screen walks you right thru everything and makes it all very easy to figure out.

I can’t wait to share more of these features with you and everything I learned during my stay at The Real Whirled House recently.

Let me know if you have any laundry issues and I’ll see if I can get answers for you from the laundryologist and fabric care experts I met from Whirlpool!!

“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.”