LG launches new Top Load Smartwasher with large 14kg capacity to help get the laundry done in fewer loads and save time.
New research compiled by LG Electronics (LG) has revealed just how much time Australians spend doing laundry. The figures, released today from the LG Annual Household Survey 2016 (1), show that 58% of people surveyed spend a minimum of three hours per week doing their laundry and 59% do in excess of three separate washing loads per week. This means that most Australians during their lifetime will spend well over a year (384 days (2)) completing laundry, and get through an impressive 9,204 loads of washing. (3)
With no sign of the washing pile shrinking, LG has looked to ease the burden of this daily chore by developing large capacity washing machines. The new LG WTG1432VH / WTG1432WH 14kg Top Load Smartwasher, which has been launched in Australia, is designed to keep a busy family on top of their mountain of clothes and to help them reduce the overall loads required each week.
Brad Reed, Home Appliance Marketing Manager at LG Australia said: “It’s no secret that laundry can be a big task, especially when you have multiple loads on your to-do list. And while washing is important, at LG we think a lot of our customers would rather spend time doing other things over laundry.”
“Our research shows the overwhelming majority (82%) of Australians do laundry for more than one person and with laundry baskets constantly filled to the brim, it’s vital that we look to new technology to make this task easier. This is a big part of the reason busy families will love the option to wash larger loads with large capacity machines,” Reed added.
The LG study also shows that more than a quarter (26%) of people spend up to five hours a week washing their clothes, while 14% spend upwards of seven hours each week washing. This is almost the equivalent of a whole working day doing laundry!
Key Features of the 14kg Top Load Smartwasher
6 Motion Wash Technology
LG washing machines use an innovative combination of six motions that mimic the varied action of hand washing to clean clothes. This intelligent technology is specially designed to tackle dirt effectively, but be gentle on delicate fabrics as well as helping to reduce the production of lint.
- Wave Force: Gently removes dirt and stains from clothes using strong water currents.
- Compressing: Dissolve detergent with high-speed spinning and squeezing.
- Rotating: The pulsator rotates in alternate directions to help untangle clothes.
- Agitating: Powerful current created by the agitating motion helps to remove stubborn stains.
- Rubbing: Rubbing motion, efficiently scrubs off stains.
- Swing: Smooth wash for your delicate fabrics.
In addition, LG Top Load machines no longer have an agitator due to the 6 Motion Wash technology, which provides an outstanding wash and gentler clean while caring for your clothes
Key features include:
On-board Heater with Tub Clean
Equipped with an On-board Heater, the 14kg Top Load has a hot water wash setting which is especially handy for when you’re washing towels and sheets or items with stubborn stains.
Additionally, the new LG 14kg Top Load Smartwasher has a special cycle designed to clean the tub. Keep your tub in tip-top condition by running this cycle on a monthly basis to help remove detergent build-up and other residue.
Smart Diagnosis 3.0
Have you ever been charged for a service visit only to find out that it was an issue you might have been able to solve on your own? With LG Smart Diagnosis, the washing machine can “talk for itself” using either a Smartphone app (4) or by calling the LG Customer Information Centre to find a solution that may save time and money on unnecessary callouts.
Transparent Glass Lid
Do you enjoy the meditative viewing experience of watching your clothes being cleaned? Good news – you can check washing without the hassle of opening the machine due to the convenient transparent glass lid. The lid also features a soft-closing function that can help to prevent the prying fingers of small children from getting hurt if the lid unexpectedly closes.
Touch-button LED Display
Our easy-to-use Touch-button LED Display is conveniently water resistant, which is ideal when you’ve got your hands full and want to rest damp clothes on the machine without worrying you’ll affect the controls.
Full Stainless Steel Tub
The 14kg Top Load Smartwasher also boasts a full stainless steel tub, which is more effective in helping to control bacteria growth than conventional tubs made of plastic. A hygienic wash starts with a clean tub!
Inverter Direct Drive Motor and 10-Year Parts Warranty
At LG, we’re so confident about the quality and durability of our washing machine range that new selected models come with a standard decade-long parts warranty on the direct drive motor (5).
The LG 14kg Top Load Smartwasher will be available in the following stores (6):
- Harvey Norman
- The Good Guys
- Bing Lee
- Radio Rentals
- JB Home
- Winnings Appliances
- Betta Electrical
For more information and the full LG washing machine product range, please visit http://www.lg.com/au/washing-machines
(1) LG Annual Household Survey, conducted on national sample of 1012 consumers by Tonic: The Agency in March 2016
(2) Calculated on 3 hours per week equalling 156 hours a year. Assumes that if average life expectancy of an Australian according to the ABS is 82 years, a person will do Laundry for 59 years (begin washing at 18 years and stop for the last 5(http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats%5Cabs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyCatalogue/F95E5F868D7CCA48CA25750B0016B8D8?Opendocument). 156 x 59 = 9,204 hours is 383.5 days
(3) Calculated on 3 loads per week equalling 156 per week. Assumes that if average life expectancy of an Australian according to the ABS is 82 years, a person will do Laundry for 59 years (begin washing at 18 years and stop for the last 5 (http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats%5Cabs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyCatalogue/F95E5F868D7CCA48CA25750B0016B8D8?Opendocument). 156 x 59 = 9204
(4) Smartphone app – Android 2.2+ Apple iOS 4.0+ is required
(5) The LG 10 Year Parts Warranty on the Direct Drive Motor is available on selected washing machine and dishwasher models and includes 2 years parts and labour cover
(6) Select stores only, not all will stock the white and the anti-fingerprint stainless VCM models