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Kenmore's giant washer tackles family-sized laundry needsThe $1,650 Kenmore Elite 41072 washing machine holds more than your average front-loader. It's tough on stains, too.
[MUSIC] The most interesting thing about this $1,650 Kenmore Frontload Washing Machine is that it wasn't actually manufactured by Kenmore. This mega-capacity washing machine right next to me is actually an LG model that is already available on the market. The good news is that this washer is. An exceptional performer. It did really well both in terms of stain removal and in terms of overall gentleness on the clothes. So that means it won't wreck your favorite sweater or anything like that, which is great. Another thing is that it is a huge washer for a front load model. Most are at or under 5 cubic feet, but this one is actually 5.2 cubic feet. And that's the largest washer It's a front load model that we've reviewed to date. Another bonus is that it's currently on sale for less than $1,000 so if you don't wanna spend the excessive $1,650 on this thing you can get it for $990 at Sears. So overall this thing is perfect for large families if you can get its 29 inch width through your front door. It is available for less that 1,000 bucks on Sears right now and it's definitely a model that I would recommend. [SOUND]