Last week, several of you inquired about my Cabrio washing machine. Specifically, you wanted to know what I think of this top-loading, high-efficiency appliance now that I’ve lived with it for more than one year. My assessment for you:
I like my Cabrio! It has not required a single repair since purchase. Although it uses almost no water, it cleans Mr. Fox’s and my laundry just as well as our previous water-guzzling Whirlpool did.
To date, I have not taken advantage of Cabrio’s many cleaning features. For instance, I’ve not used the “heavy” cycle. Nine times out of ten I press both the”quick cycle” and “mixed colors” buttons. Only on rare occasions do I activate the “Normal” cycle. The quick cycle, which runs for approximately 36 minutes, does a fine job on moderately soiled clothing.
Like all high-efficiency machines, the Cabrio has two special needs. First, following the manufacturer’s directions, I leave the lid up when the machine is not in use. This way, moisture can evaporate, and mildew can’t take hold. Next, and also recommended by the manufacturer, once each month I drop a bleaching tablet into the tub, and select the “clean washer” option.
The tub, by the way, is enormous — 5.3 cubic feet. I’ve never filled it to capacity, but it does handle all of my bed linen plus a queen-size comforter in just one load.
Would I recommend this machine to you? No, Nanette. Your cleaning needs might be different from mine. Although the Cabrio does a fine cleaning job in a household that counts just one food blogger and one psychologist, I can not possibly predict how the appliance would clean an auto mechanic’s overalls!
Well then. You asked for this update. And I’ve delivered it. So will someone please give me lollipop?