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Danby DWM17WDB Compact Washer Review

Like a gremlin, the DWM17WDB can fit anywhere, but it'll cause you a lot of headaches

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Science Introduction

Quips and wit aside, we can definitively say whether a wash is good or bad. Based on our standardized tests, the Danby DWM17WDB is a bad washer when compared to the market as a whole. However, in context, the Danby isn't made to go toe-to-toe with other washing machines. It's meant for someone who either doesn't have the space or the water hook ups for a larger washing machine.

Cleaning Performance

The Danby DWM17WDB performed below par in every cycle except for the Delicates cycle. To determine this, we place in standardized stain strips that are coated in such common household substances such as sweat, blood, red wine, oil and carbon. After a wash cycle is completed, it is placed under a light spectrometer to calculatue how much of each stain has been removed. The Danby had the easiest time with red wine and hardest with carbon stains. But don't trust us, see for yourself.

Efficiency

Efficiency comes in two forms: what goes in the washer and what comes out. Based on national averages, we estimate that the yearly running cost for the Danby DWM17WDB to be around $45. That's what goes in. Wet laundry comes out. On average, test loads retained about 77% of their weight in water. That means more work for your dryer.

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