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LG's stunning double washer stands tallThe $1,500 LG WM5000HVA is a gorgeous washer, but it didn't have the best cleaning performance.
[MUSIC] LG's $1500 WM5000 front load washing machine is a definite premium upgrade, but it also has the goods to back it up. It has a ton of features, great usability, nice design, and good performance. So in terms of features, you'll see a lot of the usual suspects. Normal, bedding mode, and things like that. But this also offers a lot of advanced options. Including an app that actually lets you remote start your washing machine. That connects over WiFi, so you can actually access it on Android or iOS phones, but it worked intermittently at best. It also is compatible with LG's new twin wash system. That's a system that adds a secondary smaller washing machine down below. So you can actually wash a bunch of larger items up top, and delicate smaller items below. Now that is an option. But if you wanna spend the extra 730 bucks, it's a good option. And even though it does have a ton of different settings, it's really, really easy to navigate. The display looks nice, and it's generally just a very intuitive setup. The one caveat with this machine is its performance. It actually did perform it really well, it averaged a 93 out of At the ideal 100. That isn't on a zero to one hundred scale though. So instead, of it being an A or A-, I give it more of a B or B+. Still good but not awesome. This model does strike a good balance between overall stain removal and being gentle on your clothes but there are other models out there that do better in terms of stain removal and that's definitely an important Facet. A performance for a lot of people. [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO]