Features - 90%
Performance - 90%
Ease of Use - 81%
Energy Efficiency - 82%
We like this dryer because it can be controlled via your smartphone. However, it has a rather unsatisfying warranty coverage.
Are you looking for a smart dryer that doesn’t only do a great job, but it is very easy to use as well? Moreover, do you want a household appliance that uses less energy when operating, and can also be controlled using your smartphone even if you are not at home? If your answer to these questions is yes, then you should consider Whirlpool WEL98HEBU Smart Front Load the best choice you could make. The listing price for this product is $1700. It is not an affordable unit, but it is certainly a long-term investment.
Smart Assistant is a clever feature that allows you to easily control the appliance even if you are away. Using your smartphone which has been connected to the unit, you can easily activate specific options and run the unit even if you are away. Unlike other products that are on the market nowadays, Whirlpool WEL98HEBU Smart comes with this amazing features which can be quite useful, especially for those who do not spend too much time at home. In order to make sure that the unit is running properly, manufacturer thought to include the amazing feature, called Smart alerts. A quiet operation is essential in order to be able to use the appliance at any time you’d like, without disturbing your family. This type of household appliance comes with this amazing feature, and therefore, you will not be disturbed by the noise. You will feel secure at all times that everything is working the way it should with the amazing reminder feature called Clothes dry nudge, which will actually offer you the desired information about the status of the unit. Moreover, the appliance comes with a direct water installation feature. The ”Y” connector that this dryer has will deliver water to it from the washer’s existing water line, for a hassle-free steaming and an extremely easy installation. Other clever features that this unit has, are EcoBoost, Advanced Moisture Sensing System, and Temperature selection.
Cycles and programs
Whirlpool WEL98HEBU comes with the following drying programs and cycles: quick drying, heavy duty, air dry, towels, quick refresh, bulky items, delicate, time dry, low heat drying, casual, wrinkle shield plus, quick refresh steam cycle, and enhanced touch-up steam cycle. This machine also comes with a Time Remaining Display which tells you how long does the machine have until it will finish operating, and an End of cycle signal which will let you know when the operation has ended.
Size and design
This unit comes with a width of 27 inches, a depth of 31.1 inches, a height of 38.9 inches, and a capacity of 7.4 cubic feet. It is quite big, and due to this aspect, you must make sure that you have enough free space in your home to place it. It is ideal for medium or large families. The design is an interesting combination of traditional and modern shapes, with a stainless steel exterior, and therefore, the unit will fit in any interior décor. Its dryer drum is also made of stainless steel, and the unit comes with a reversible door option that allows you to set the dryer door to open to the left or to the right, depending on what best suits your space. The appliance is available in two colors, gray and white, and unlike other dryers, it doesn’t have an LCD touchscreen, it actually has buttons on the side and beneath its screen as well.
This unit is considered to be an energy efficient one. You have the option to adjust the settings, in order to minimize the energy consumption. If you set the EcoBoost mode, the dryer will run longer but use less heat, and implicitly less energy. This way your energy bill will certainly not go up. The appliance can be the most economically efficient when it is set to run on Smart Grid mode. With this option, you will not only protect the environment, but you will also reduce your energy costs. This is not all, because with the amazing Advanced Moisture Sensing System feature you can also save some money on the energy bill, due to the fact that when this setting is activated, the machine will automatically sense how wet are the clothes and it will start drying them, and most of all, it will stop exactly when they are dried enough.
Warranty and support
When it comes to the warranty, the manufacturer offers a 1-year warranty for parts and labor. On the other hand, when it comes to the support, you will be able to access the existing live chat and email for further information or comments.