LG Smart ThinQ 4.7 CU. FT. Top Load SmartWasher

We take an early look at LG's WT6001HV Smart ThinQ Washer

The question at hand with LG's WT6001HV Smart ThinQ Washer: Just how smart is it? On paper, it appears to stack up pretty evenly with its nearest rivals, the Samsung WF457 and the Whirlpool WFL98HEBU. LG's washer has a 7-inch LCD touchscreen, while Samsung's has an 8-inch LCD touchscreen. LG boasts a sanitizing cycle, as does Whirlpool. The Smart ThinQ offers smartphone controls and remote alerts - so do both the Samsung and the Whirlpool. All three are similarly priced, with the Smart ThinQ coming in at $1,599, compared with $1,499 for the Samsung and $1,699 for the Whirlpool.

But even if LG doesn't quite seem to be breaking the smart mold here, there's a lot about this washer I'm excited to test out. Smartphone controls for large appliances have been hit and miss in my experience thus far, but I like what LG is describing about the capabilities of its app. In particular, LG claims that you can easily download custom wash cycles in order to help combat specific and challenging stains. That's something that no other washer currently offers.

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