Excerpt: When the LG steam range entered the fray it signaled a renaissance in the washing machine
Pros: LG’s steam direct drive washing machines caused a sensation when they first launched, by introducing not just steam, but a range of colours as well. The latest model now has a massive 9kg drum and comes in black white or silver. An injection of steam into the wash improves efficiency and will even freshen and recrease clothes that don’t need a full wash. Meanwhile, the direct drive does away with the old belt system and makes it run a lot more quietly.
Cons: Amazingly, the big drum doesn’t make this machine any wider, but it is a little deeper, so make sure you measure up carefully. The steam feature requires it’s own hot water feed as well, so you will need to plumb in both pipes.