For all of the things LG's $1,100 WM3575CV washing machine gets right, it has one fatal flaw -- poor performance. Out of all of the front-loaders we've reviewed so far, this model earned the lowest overall stain removal score. Given its subpar cleaning skills, I can't recommend the LG WM3575CV. Look instead to the Electrolux EFLS617S or the Whirlpool WFW87HEDW.
Before I got the WM3575CV's performance results, I was fairly impressed with it. This LG machine dominates when you stack its features against competitors in the same price range.
It comes in an attractive "Graphite Steel" finish (that's code for gray), has a 4.5-cubic-foot-capacity, 12 cleaning cycles and a related Android and iPhone app for troubleshooting repair needs and other potential issues.
Here's a closer look at the WM3575CV's specs versus the Electrolux and the Whirlpool:
Comparing washing machines
|LG WM3575CV||Whirlpool WFW87HEDW||Electrolux EFLS617S|
|Color finish||Graphite Steel, White (for $1,000)||Chrome Shadow, White (for $1,099)||White, Titanium (for $1,199)|
|Capacity||4.5 cubic feet||4.3 cubic feet||4.4 cubic feet|
|# of cycles||12||10||9|
|Energy consumption||90 kWh/year||109 kWh/year||85 kWh/year|
|Dimensions (width, height, depth)||27x38.7x29.7 inches||27x38.7x33.1 inches||27x38x31.5 inches|
|Warranty||1 year, limited||1 year, limited||1 year, limited|
|Voltage rating||120V; 60Hz||120V; 60Hz||120V; 60Hz|
|App||Yes, Android and iPhone||No||No|
In addition to having a slightly larger drum capacity, slightly more cleaning cycles and an app, the WM3575CV can also complete a laundry cycle faster than the competition.
With help from its TurboWash setting, this LG model can wash a regular ol' load of laundry in 30 minutes flat. It also has a 15-minute Speed Wash cycle that I used to wash some of my clothes in a hurry. Here's a list of all of the WM3575CV's available cleaning options:
- Perm. Press
- Hand Wash/Wool
- Speed Wash
- Tub Clean
- Heavy Duty
- Bright Whites
- Small Load