This LG QuadWash Dishwasher review is in collaboration with LG.
When we moved into our house a year ago, we knew that the kitchen needed an upgrade – in every possible way.
We managed with the existing (hundred-year-old) dishwasher for as long as possible and when LG kindly sent us the LG QuadWash, I was delighted beyond words!
Yes, the kitchen might still be old and barely functioning, but we have a shiny and sleek dishwasher to brighten it up. One that, you know, actually cleans properly too.
LG are one of the best dishwasher brands I know of and we loved our last one at a previous rented home. In fact, that was the most reliable dishwasher we had ever had.
LG QuadWash Dishwasher Review
LG have two QuadWash Dishwashers in their range and we opted for the LG in Noble Steel.
In our busy household, I’m still stunned every day at the number of dirty dishes we create.
From drink bottles, kids plates and bowls to dinnerware and wine glasses (ahem!), there is just SO much. For a long time, we hand-washed everything but it was getting out of hand (ha ha!) and just taking so long.
The LG QuadWash appealed to me because of how functional it is.
It’s super easy to stack and now that my kids have started helping after meals, it’s great to have a dishwasher that makes it easy for them too.
I also love this LG stainless steel dishwasher as it’s easy to clean and looks really modern.
Eventually, we will be updating our kitchen, and this is a free standing dishwasher that will move easily into the new one.
How to Use the LG QuadWash Dishwasher
After the dishwasher was delivered and installed, I pulled out the manual and was happy to read it was a very easy set up.
After checking that I didn’t need to add salt – you just need to check the water hardness in your area – I added dishwasher rinse liquid and put the machine on a rinse cycle.
It has a micro LED display that only lights up when the dishwasher is started or running and is very easy to navigate.
When it finished, we could start stacking our dishes as usual!
How we use it
The bottom draw is ideal for dinner plates, side plates and bowls – ours and the kids. I also stack some tall bottles in here too.
We use middle drawer for mugs, glasses and to lie longer utensils.
The top drawer (yes there are three, it has one extra than a traditional double drawer dishwasher!) is a sleek cutlery drawer and such a clever use of space.
Instead of stacking cutlery in a basket, it’s laid out individually in rows to save space and ensure the cutlery is completely cleaned as it doesn’t stick together.
It also makes it super easy to grab when I’m emptying the dishwasher and putting everything away.
LG QuadWash Dishwasher Features
- Capacity to wash 15 place settings
- Free Standing steel dishwasher
- Hidden handle – super sleek!
- Stainless steel interior
- Touch button display
- Cutlery rack
- LG Inverter Direct Drive motor
- Auto open door
- Water softener
- WiFi connectivity
- Auto, Intensive, Delicate, Eco, Turbo, Rinse, Express programs
- 38-minute Express cycle
- 600mm x 600mm x 850mm machine dimensions
- 5kg weight
- Find out about the warranty here
As well as the nifty cutlery drawer, we were treated to another nice surprise when the washing cycle was complete.
The dishwasher played a tune and then…it opened the door itself to let out the heat.
Seriously. It played me a tune to let me know it was finished and opened its own door. Genius.
We use the Turbo cycle a lot which takes just 59 minutes – this works great on everyday dishes.
It barely makes a noise during the cycle and doesn’t rock sideways as our last one did. In fact, the last one was so noisy that it was difficult to work sometimes. My office is right next to where it was.
One more huge benefit is the Dual Zone Wash technology. For example, after a big family dinner, I put our pots and pans in the bottom rack and our more delicate plates and glasses in the middle rack.
I can set the dishwasher to “power wash” the pans with a lower intensity pressure for the other rack that washes them more gently.
Previously, we’ve had to hand wash the pots and pans. I don’t know about you, but I can’t sit down to eat a meal until the pots are washed. Now I just pop them in the dishwasher and join the family at the same time.
The racks are height adjustable and we can easily move them up and down depending on what we’re washing.
Did I mention the LG SmartThinQ™ technology?
This is game-changing!
LG QuadWash dishwashers have SmartThinQ™ technology which allows you to download new wash cycles, diagnose problems and get notifications sent to your smartphone.
I’ll be setting up a Machine Clean Reminder. After it’s done 30 washes, the app will let me know it’s time to run it on a cleaning cycle.
How to set up LG SmartThinQ™
- Downloaded the LG SmartThinQ™ app onto your phone
- Set a new account
- Log in
- Register your product via WiFi.
- Choose which features will make your life easier!
Why we love the LG QuadWash technology
Looks-wise, our kitchen has been transformed with the new dishwasher. It’s so much cleaner, fresher and more modern than its predecessor.
This is down to it being an LG Direct Drive dishwasher with a motor that has less moving parts and therefore is much quieter and efficient.
The QuadWash arm has four blades to spins both clockwise and anti-clockwise with oscillating spray nozzles that deliver water at multiple angles into every inch of the dishwasher. There are no “dead spots” with this – everything is thoroughly cleaned.
If you’re looking for a new dishwasher, you can find more information on the LG Dishwashers, including the LG QuadWash, here.
You can find the LG Dishwasher Manual here.
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