About Whirlpool Clothes Dryers

A brief history of the company

Whirlpool has a long history dating back to 1911, when the Upton Machine Corporation was founded and produced electric motor-driven wringer washers.

This company merged with the Nineteen Hundred Washer Co in 1929, which then changed their name to the Whirlpool Corporation in 1950.

The company continued to acquire other appliance manufacturers and invest in technology over the next few decades, adding a great deal of variety to their product range and business portfolio. They owned many businesses with products ranging from refrigerators, cooking appliances, and the popular KitchenAid mixers.

Today, they are continuing to expand into countries where they are gradually growing their market share.

The product range

Whirlpool has six clothes dryers in their range: two 6kg models and two 8kg models. All four provide plenty of space to get larger loads dry, so you can stick it all in there in one go.

The main feature in Whirlpool dryers is their 6th Sense Technology which is a part of many Whirlpool appliances; it is what makes them so smart. Sixth Sense allows the dryer to know how wet your clothes are by measuring the humidity inside the dryer. With this information, the machine automatically adjusts the drying time and finishes when your clothes are dry. This is a way of saving energy, as your clothes won’t be tumbling around in the dryer for any longer than they have to be.

The Sixth Sense also dries extremely delicate fabrics safely, and ensures soft, optimal drying – even when you have multiple fabrics in the one load.

Essentially, it saves power, reduces your utility bill, and keeps your clothes as immaculate as the day you bought them.

Other brands we rated

Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey New Zealand consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who had recently bought a dryer.

The other brands in this year’s survey are:

  • LG
  • Bosch
  • Fisher and Paykel
  • Haier
  • Simpson

You can see the results of the 2014 survey here.