Editor's choice GE GFWS1700HWW

GE GFWS1700HWW Review

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“A beautifully designed washer”

This washer is both beautiful and tall. Beautiful because the producer wanted to offer a complete washing experience and introduced a sleek design that promotes a big glass door, curved lines and a beautiful control panel that breaks the rule of three. Tall, because the washer is 47 inches tall. This is due to the built-in pedestal that offers the washer 7 extra inches. This helps the user in loading and unloading the washer without having to stoop.

The GE GFWS1700HWW is a beautifully designed washer that offers a complex and great series of features at the price of an average washer. One feature that really raised our interest is the Time Save function that allows the user to reduce the duration on almost every wash cycle with about 20% and this won’t have an effect over the cleaning performance.

The price is set for about $699, fact that makes this washer one of the most affordable devices on the market.

Type & SizeGE GFWS1700HWW

The GE GFWS1700HWW is a front loader with an enlarged capacity and increased height for a more efficient and comfortable use.

The physical size is (without the built-in pedestal): 33.5 x 40 x 27 inches (Depth x Height x Width). As you can see, the washer can take a bit of space, but if you have the matching dryer, it is easily stackable.

Design

The design is absolutely exquisite! With a big front door, that allows the user to simply sit and watch as the laundry is being cleaned, the washer promotes a high-end finishing that makes it look more expensive than it actually is. The classic white color has a shiny finish that increases the washer’s overall elegance.

The control is separated in 4 areas, which is quite unique for a washer, given that most of them have a 3 area panel. The first area is designated for the dispenser trays (4 options available here), the second area is for the dial used to select the programs, and the following two areas are occupied by the LED display and other buttons that help in selecting the options that customize the washing process.

Features

The features implemented in the GE GFWS1700HWW are very interesting and support a high-end washer that promotes great cleaning performance. The most important features that make this amazing experience possible are:

  • The possibility to create and memorize custom cycles – a feature that sets this washer closer to high-end devices like the LG WM8000HWA.
  • Stain Removal Guide – a predefined system designed to clean the most common 5 stains that are likely to land on our clothes (tomato, blood, grass, dirt, and wine). The washer will automatically adjust all its settings for the type of stain the user introduced.
  • Steam Assist – very few affordable washers implement a steam option, but the GE GFWS1700HWW uses it for loosening the stubborn stains and protecting the fabric.
  • Internal water heater – the user can actually set the temperature to be lower and higher according to its needs. Higher temperatures are great for a better clothes sanitation and cleaning.
  • Great for big items likes bedding, comforters and blankets.
  • Low noise and vibrations die to the fact that the washer adjusts its pattern according to each type of floor.

Capacity & Engine

The GE GFWS1700HWW is definitely larger than an average washer, with a capacity of 4.3 cubic feet. It is actually larger than one of its direct competitors, the LG WM3050CW, which is a bit more expensive. The generous capacity shortens the time a user has to spend in the laundry room and helps in saving water and electricity.

The engine is powerful and can bring the washer up to 1300rpm during the spinning cycle, thus removing the water more efficiently and shortening the time in the dryer.

Ease of use

The control panel offers two possibilities of selection: the dial for the main programs and a series of buttons for the rest of the options. Per total, the washer offers 10 washing cycles, 3 washer options, 5 temperature options, 5 speed selections, and 5 soil levels. These are to be selected among other options available on the panel. All these can be a bit confusing at first, but the user will definitely learn to use all of them in time.

Energy Efficiency

The GE GFWS1700HWW washer is Energy Star Certified and is implemented with automatic water adjustment level that decides the level of water necessary according to each load’s weight.

Final thoughts

PROS:
  • Large capacity
  • Great design
  • Great cleaning performance
CONS:
  • The large capacity makes it a great fit mostly for large families

This is an impressive washer with a series of great features that won’t stretch a user’s budget. Besides this, the washer has a very elegant and futuristic design that will fit amazing in anyone’s laundry room. All in all, if you need a washer with a great cleaning performance and durability, this is the product for you.

8.8 Total Score
Excellent!

Design
8.6
Type & Size
9
Ease of use
9.5
Features
8.9
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