Whirlpool Cabrio WTW7300DW Washing Machine Review
Taking the guess work out of laundry.
There is a variation of the Whirlpool Cabrio WTW7300DW called the WTW7300DW. It is very similar to the Whirlpool Cabrio WTW7300DW in most respects.
By the Numbers
This page is devoted to the science behind our reviews. When it comes to washing machines like the Whirlpool Cabrio WTW73000DW, it's all about stain removal and efficiency.
The core of cleaning performance in a washing machine is stain removal. To track this from one model to another, we utilize mechanically stained cloth strips. These are coated with common household stains like cocoa and red wine, and then placed in eight-pound test loads that are washed using a unique, standardized detergent.
After a wash is done and we let the strips dry, they're scanned with a photospectrometer—a device that measures color by recording how much light reflects back from a surface. This allows us determine just how much of each stain was removed from the cloth strips.
The WTW7300DW showed average stain removal capabilities compared to similarly priced top loaders. The Mixed Cycle set to Normal with the soil level all the way up turned out to be the best. It cleaned 4% better than the next best cycle–Whites set to Normal soil level. That, in turn, did 3% better than the Mixed cycle set to Normal with a moderate soil level.
This model excelled against food stains like red wine, cocoa, and blood. However, it lacked the heat needed to erase dirt and sweat.
Efficiency is two-fold with washers. First, you've got to consider what goes into a washing machine: water and electricity. Using data gathered from water and wattage meters, and comparing those results to national averages, we calculate that the annual operating cost of the WTW7300DW will be around $50.76. That's about as good as you'll get from a top loader.
However, that's not the whole story. What comes out of a washer is important, too. If you're left with a sopping wet pile of clothes, it means your dryer will have to work harder, which means more energy consumed. If a washer can spin out more water, it means a lower energy costs all around. On average, the WTW7300DW spun out 56% of excess water. We think that any number around 50% or higher is good enough.
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