- Very quiet
- Easy to use
- Large capacity
- A** energy efficiency rating
- Long cycle times
- Needs solid flooring to take full advantage direct drive
Review Price £449.00
The maximum spin speed of 1400 revolutions per minute is good for a machine with such a large drum. But this doesn’t mean it’s a noisy machine — producing only 54 decibels of noise, making it one of the quieter machines on the market. This is because of LG’s Direct Drive technology, where the motor, belt and pulley are combined to make a durable motor. When this is attached directly to the drum you get a machine that’s quieter, vibrates less and uses less energy than traditional models.
In fact, the energy consumption of the LG F1481TD is one of its best points. It has a fantastic A** energy efficiency rating and an A spin efficiency rating. The former means that the machine itself uses a small amount of energy whereas the latter means your clothes are dry when they come out of the machine so you don’t have to dry them in the tumble dryer for so long. Both ratings mean you’ll use less electricity and, as a result, reduce your bills.
With 16 wash programmes to choose from including baby care, duvet, hand wash, sportswear and skin care, the Quick30 cycle will let you clean your clothes in a hurry and counteract the otherwise lengthy cycle time. It’s not difficult to select these cycles, however, as the display is clear and easy to understand.
It’s true that the LG F1481TD is one of the more expensive models on the market, despite this though, it’s full of features intended to make your life easier and as a result is still worth considering.