WasItAnyGoods – LG Steam Direct Washing Machine review

We’ve had this machine for a year now. It has, in that time, performed in excess of 350 washes, and kept control of a family of 6’s clean clothes, bed linen and towels.

A year ago I wrote a (loo-o-ng) and glowing review of this washing machine, the LG F1479FD56 Steam Direct 9kg. So, as we do for the ‘bigger stuff’ we review, I’m revisiting it after a years heavy use. What do I think of it now?


I love it.

More than I ever did.

I no longer marvel at it every time I walk past – it’s part of the furniture now. What I DO do is trust it. Whatever I cram into it (and I usually cram in a LOT) I know it will handle it. A full double bed change when a stomach-bug-ridden child chooses  MY bed to be sick in. The dog’s bed mid-moult. 6 pairs of jeans thick with mud after a spring walk in the floods. No problem.

We’ve never yet beaten the 9kg capacity, and it has never gone wrong (though it DID get clogged and stop draining. But that was to do with the ‘washing balls’ we were trialling which spilled the 249,742 little balls into my beautiful machine….).

Does the 9kg Steam Direct work for a large family? Oh yes.

Was It Any Good? Oh yes, yes, yes.

Have I mentioned it’s the prettiest washing machine I’ve ever seen too? :)

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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