GE WSXH208 front load washer
Not all consumers need giant-size tubs and super-size capacities for their laundry. There are small families and single users who will benefit from using just the right size of front-loading washers such as the GE WSXH208.
Whether there's lack of space in the laundry room or laundry cleaning is done in small batches, this washer offers almost the same features for a clean and thorough wash.
Though this washer is compact, the WSXH208 is still filled with features that make doing the laundry almost hassle-free. Its small size makes it ideal to be installed in places that don't have enough space as it opens up at the front. This washing machine can also be free-standing or installed in a special closet. Despite its smaller capacity, this front loader can perform just as well as other washers. It looks nice and stylish as well.
The WSXH208 is still a heavy-duty washer despite its compact frame. Its 3.1 cu. ft. body can take on small batches of laundry without wasting water, energy, and detergent. This washer is Energy Star certified, helping users save on energy and water costs because of the rebates. Since it's a front-loading device, it can be fitted into spaces even when no headroom is available. The laundry goes easy into the front-loading door and into a stainless steel wash basket in the tub.
One's laundry gets a deeper clean with the prewash cycle that treats fabric pieces with a water bath first before the detergent is added. This procedure gently blasts the laundry with hot water to loosen dirt and stains. Laundry items are then quickly treated with cold water to prevent quality and color degradation. The timed dispensers of this front-loading washer automatically and evenly releases cleaning solutions such as detergents, bleach, and even fabric conditioners at just the right time and at the right amount so that none is wasted. Stubborn dirt and stains are also taken care of through the heavy and light soil options that control the speed, water level, detergent amount, and energy that will be used to get these stains out.
Despite its small size, the WSXH208 is packed with pre-programmed wash settings for different types of fabric. These can be set using the front rotary electromechanical controls. Variious cycles are suited for various kinds of fabric such as silk, baby clothes, and even wool sweaters. Water levels are
automatically measured and adjusted using the controls.
There are four different washing and rinsing water temperature settings to choose from as well. This washer gives the clothes a deeper clean with its auto 2nd rinse cycle that washes out residual detergent from the clothes to protect people with sensitive skin and to ensure the quality and freshness of the fabrics. Fabric pieces with permanent pressing also receive the royal treatment from this washer by decreasing the occurrence of unsightly wrinkles through the easy care and permanent press options.
Since this washing machine is fully automatic, users can leave the washer to do its job to go work on other stuff or chores. There are times when users forget that they are doing the laundry. Fortunately, the WSXH208 has an adjustable end-of-cycle signal. This alerts users when the cycle is done, so they can put the clean laundry immediately into a dryer or hang it to dry, thus saving time in between cycles.
For a compact washer that's designed to take on most stains, dirt, and other laundry problems, the WSXH208 is a pretty quiet machine. Its Quiet-By-Design™ is engineered for a silent operation, barely emitting a hum that could interfere with concentration on other chores. Vibrations are also significantly reduced as this washer comes with a leveling system that uses leveling legs.
For households that only do smaller batches of laundry every week, the WSXH208 seems to be a good option. It performs just as well as other washers. It also comes in a compact design and has all the necessary features for thorough laundry cleaning.
Since this washer is very compact, this is not ideal for consumers who need to wash a large load of laundry or a large item such as a king-sized comforter. Also, this washer is a bit too pricey for its size, with its retail price set at approximately $900.
This front-loading washer is perfect for users who live alone or do only small batches of laundry and have limited space. Though it can be a bit pricey, users can get a good value for their money because of its impressive features and the rebates that they can get because of its Energy Star certification.
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• Energy Star certified
• just not suitable for large loads
• a bit pricey