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Whirlpool Cabrio Platinum WTW8000BW Washing Machine Review

You'll strike silver with this Cabrio Platinum

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Science Introduction

Welcome to the science section, take a seat. It's time to get extreme and detail oriented. Every machine that rampages through our labs gets throughly tested. We use only objective methods to determine the two major factors of how good a washing machine is: cleaning performance and efficiency.

Cleaning Performance

To keep things consistent, we use stain strips. These are fabric swatches that were machine dyed with substances like red wine and cocoa. They nestled into an eight pound test load to face the Whirlpool Cabrio Platinum WTW8000BW's wash cycles. When a cycle completes, we remove them and analyze them under a photospectrometer. Across the board and across different cycles, the WTW8000BW did the best with blood and red wine patches on stain strips. However, it did slightly below average with sweat and cocoa.

Efficiency

At Reviewed.com, washing machine efficiency is a two pronged issue: It's about what goes into a machine and what comes out. What goes in is water and electricity, and what comes out is wet laundry.

By our estimates, the Whirlpool Cabrio WTW8000BW will cost about $60 a year to run. That's on the higher side, but within reason for top loaders.

When a load of laundry comes out of the washer, it's wet. Just how wet determines how much work your dryer will have to do to get your clothes into a wearable state. On average, test loads emerged from the WTW8000BW retaining 64 percent of their weight in water. That means more work and energy use for your dryer. We'd like to see a number closer to 50 percent.

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