GE GFWS1500DWW Steam Cycle 4.1 Cu. Ft.

by Jaro

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GE GFWS1500DWWLooking for an affordable but reliable washer? Then this one might be your choice. It’s simple, it’s classy, it gets the job done, and most of all, it is one of the most affordable washers available on the market today! This is the washer to buy when you don’t really need all those flashy wash options, and what you just want is a classic, simple, straight-to-the-point type of washer with a decent capacity.

The manufacturer is an American multinational conglomerate corporation called General Electric (GE) founded in 1892. It’s basically a merge of a couple of electric companies, including the Edison General Electric Company of Schenectady. It’s appliance division has been growing really rapidly and now can boast of revenues of almost $10 billion a year. Let’s have a closer look at one of their master piece.

Details:

Dimensions (WxHxD): 27” x 39 7/8” x 33 5/8”
Weight: 225 lb
Capacity (cu.ft.): 4.1 Cu. Ft.
Number of Wash Programs: 9
Features: Stain Wash Cycle (makes sure that tough stains like fresh grass marks and food spills are removed), Internal Water Heater, Steam Assist (loosens stains for easy washing, but ensures that fabrics are safe and protected), eWash Cold Wash Technology (an energy-saving option that allows the use of cold water on selected cycles but making sure that performance is still top quality), Bulky Bedding Cycle (a special cycle that allows you to wash larger items like bulky blankets and comforters), LED Cycle Countdown, Delay Start, LED Indicators, Control Lock, Hydro Heater, Hydro Motion, Leveling Legs, Vibration Control
Spin Speed (Max): 1100 RPM
Warranty: 1 year warranty for labor and parts
Wash Programs: Normal: Whites, Colors/Normals, Stain Wash, NSF Sanitize, Delicates/Hand Wash, Speed Wash, Drain and Spin; Specialty Cycles: Basket Clean, Bulky/Bedding
Wash/Rinse Temps: Too Cold, Cold, Warm, Hot, Extra Hot
Options: Prewash, Extra Rinse, Delay Wash, Lock, “My Favorite” Cycle, eWash, Steam
Tray Dispenser: Detergent (Liquid/Powder) Timed Flow Through, Bleach Timed Flow Through, Fabric Softener Timed Flow Through, Pretreat
Materials: Wash Basket: Stainless Steel; Door: See-Thru Glass; Handle: Chrome
Color: White
Ratings Electrical Requirements: 120 V / 60 Hz / 15 – 20 Amp
Images:
Video:
I’m sorry, but I couldn’t find a video about this model. But I hope that the images above will give you sufficient insight on the design of this machine.
Pros and Cons:
Positives:
  • It is one of the cheapest washers available in the market, but it doesn’t sacrifice the service it provides.
  • If you have the tendency to get easily confused with washers that provide different wash options, then the options on this washer is really simple. They are kept to the very basics. It has an easy to use menu and certainly not so complicated as some of the better ranked washers, simply because it contains less features. I know that some people who just need a simple washer consider that even an advantage.
  • It allows you to wash really bulky and heavy items.
Negatives:
  • The simple options might be too few for you if you prefer washers that have more than the usual.
  • It could get quite noisy.
  • The wash times could take a lot longer compared to others.
  • The RPM of just 1100 can seem pretty slow for some people, especially when you have quality washers in similar price ranges with even 1400 RPM.
Negatives common to all front-load washers:
  • Could be hard to install.
  • Problems with correct functioning if not installed properly.
Rating:
Design: 8/10 Capacity: 8/10
Features: 7/10 Wash Programs: 8/10
Money Savings: 8/10 Quiet: 7/10
Quality of Wash: 8/10 Speed of Wash: 8/10
Affordable: 10/10 Reliability: 7/10
Total Score: 79 %
Reviews and Prices:
Surprisingly, for a very cheap washer, you can hardly find some negative reviews on the product. Probably because of the price, the expectations on the performance of this washer are not set too high to start with. Hence, it easily surpasses expectations, because it can really still deliver quality service; quality that can compete with other brands with twice the price.
Online Store Price Link
Amazon.com $845.99 Details
GE Appliances $999.00 Details

Conclusion: The verdict? If you do not have any money to waste on more expensive washers, and you really just need a simple one to do the job you can go with this one with no worries. It’s number 8 on my ranking table, but it’s still a great machine and better than a whole bunch of other washers that didn’t make it to my TOP10.

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