By Alan Wolf, YSN
Whirlpool shares top honors with LG Electronics in a new ranking of laundry pairs by U.S. News & World Report.
LG copped the top spots for its WT7300 top-load washer with DLE7300 electric dryer, and its WM9000 front-load washer and DLEX9000 electric dryer. In addition, LG’s WM3700 was named “Best Washer of 2021” and the DLEX9000 was picked as “Best Dryer of 2021” in the news magazine’s U.S. News 360 Reviews report on popular consumer products and services.
Sharing the laundry pair spotlight are Whirlpool brand’s top-load washer with Quick Wash (WTW5000) and its top-load gas and electric dryers with Wrinkle Shield (WED5000 and WGD5000). The washing machine was also cited by the publication as “Best Affordable Washer of 2021.”
All three Whirlpool models have previously been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s 360 Reviews roundup in their respective laundry categories.
“Our team at Whirlpool brand prides itself on producing laundry solutions that make a helpful difference in our customer’s lives,” said Nelly Martinez, senior brand manager for Whirlpool brand. “Receiving continued recognition from a respected publication like U.S. News & World Report proves the value we bring to our customers, as our team works day in and day out to help families accomplish the chore of laundry with ease and efficiency.”
The report, which also ranked refrigerators, placed Whirlpool sister brand Maytag in a tie with Samsung for “Best Refrigerator of 2021,” citing the former’s MF12570FEZ and the latter’s RF260BEAESR/AA French door models.
U.S. News evaluated the appliances based on capacity, energy efficiency, warranty, price and other unique features that consumers take into consideration when purchasing a new washing machine or clothes dryer, and applied an unbiased methodology that accounts for professional ratings and reviews, consumer ratings and reviews, and research comparing various features of washers and dryers, the publication said.