CNET First Look
An elite washer with so-so cleaning powerKenmore's Elite 41582 washer doesn't exactly excite, but it gets the job done.
[MUSIC] A lot of mid-range front load washers we tested are pretty limited in the features department. But this Kenmore Elite 41582 front load washer is a little bit different. It has slightly more features than your average front loader for this price, 1,100 bucks. So you're gonna get 14 cleaning cycles, you'll get a steam setting, you'll have a drum light that illuminates the inside while you're filling up your clothes. But that's pretty much all that this washer does right. Everything else is just kinda meh or not great at all. So the display is nice, I like the blue LEDs but This side over here is a little too cluttered, given that it doesn't actually do a lot on this side. You're actually just controlling the temperature, your cycle spin speed, and your [UNKNOWN] soil level. It's a little bit hard to locate what you're looking for. I also wish the display here was a little bit larger. And it's a little bit difficult to see from certain angles. So if you wanna see how much time is remaining on your cycle, it's a little tough to do. So this model didn't do poorly overall, but the Elextrolux model we reviewed recently did a lot better in terms of performance and also nailed all the other basic features, design, and usability. So if you're in the market for a front load washer, this one is okay but I'd definitely look at the competition before you buy. [MUSIC]