The hottest trend in home laundry is washing machines that can also dry! Wash and Dry.
A new feature for this year’s crop of laundry is the ability for washing machines to do laundry by itself! These new washing machines can wash and then dry a single small load of laundry overnight. With the new high efficiency washers frequently taking more than an hour to finish washing, this feature can really save you the time and hassle of having to wait for a load of laundry to finish washing before you can place it in the dryer, giving you another precious extra hour of all important sleep.
The way the overnight dry function works, is by utilizing a built in fan that combined with the tumbling motion of the washers drum provides enough ventilation and circulation to dry clothes.
An added function of this fan is that it continues to circulate your just washed clothes, keeping them fresh and free of the awful smell of mildew when you cant get to the washer to unload it in time. This venting technology intermittently tumbles the load of clean laundry every hour for up to 12 hours. With energy efficiency in such high demand, its important to note that the cost to run this feature is less than a penny per day.
There currently are some limitations of this useful feature, the main one being that it can wash and dry around 2.5 lbs of laundry or essentially a single outfit like a pair of jeans and a tee shirt.
With peoples schedules becoming busier than ever, the overnight dry feature can really be a lifesaver for those with hectic schedules. Think about all the times you have gotten home late from your sons baseball game or your daughters dance rehearsal, overnight dry will let you simply throw the dirty baseball uniform or leotard into the wash and go to bed. By the time you wake up in the morning, the uniform will be clean and ready for another day.
The newest crop of washers, wash and dry!
MAYTAG MHW7000, MHW8000
WHIRLPOOL WFW88HEAW, WFW94HEAW