Spring is a time for renewal and fresh starts, and spring cleaning is a vital part of the process. Cleaning out your home after months of hibernation from the cold can be stressful, but Viewpoints reviewers come to the rescue and recommend washing machines, vacuums, dishwashers, and other general household cleaners that can help make this year’s spring cleaning the easiest yet.
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Essential spring cleaning appliances
The top scored front load washer by Viewpoints reviewers is the LG Front Load SteamWasher (Model WM8000HVA) (Viewpoints score 88/100 based on 83 reviews). In the washer category on Viewpoints, LG washers are the most trusted brand. This front load washer is popular for its load capacity, sleek style, and multiple convenient settings. Its convenience and durability make it a favorite of Viewpoints reviewers, and a spring cleaning appliance worth the investment.
“The capacity is what initially sold us on the washing machine, but the wonderful features like steam, stain removal, and quick cycle have been added bonuses. The unit is very contemporary and sleek-looking, complimenting our décor.” –cbvt, Reviewer since 2014
The top scored top load washing machine on Viewpoints is the Kenmore Top Load Washer (Model 22422) (Viewpoints score 87/100 based on 131 reviews). The highlight of this machine for Viewpoints reviewers is the durability or the machine. Reviewers praise it for withstanding the test of time while being easy to use and providing a quality wash. Some even recommend it as an introduction to laundry for the next generation of spring cleaners, teenagers.
“…this washing machine has to be ten or fifteen years old minimum and it is still purring like a new one. It does a great job cleaning my clothes… It’s so easy to use that I would recommend it for tweens and teens to help with household chores.” -clinen11, Reviewer since 2013
For a top quality vacuum that cleans at a convenient price, Viewpoints reviewers recommend the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Pro Vacuum (Viewpoints score 93/100 based on 105 reviews). The vacuum is a bagless upright model with a removable canister and easy assembly. Reviewers love its cleaning ability, saying the difference in their carpet is noticeable after the first use. An appliance to use for spring cleaning and beyond, it is priced well below a Dyson or other high end model and yields the same result.
“I put the vacuum together in under 5 minutes…My carpet looked noticeably brighter in color over every area I vacuumed… I removed the canister easily from the base and was able to clean my stairs without worrying about the vacuum sliding away.” -kingoftheink, Reviewer since 2010
The dishwasher most Viewpoints reviewers recommend is the Whirlpool Built-in Dishwasher (Models: GU2800XTVS / GU2800XTVB / GU2800XTVQ / GU2800XTVY) (Viewpoints score 88/100 based on 64 reviews). Reviewers recommend this dishwasher because of its large load capacity and ability to clean these large loads in full, without pre-rinsing or washing after the cycle ends. Reviewers also like the design, saying it can fit into any number of kitchen décors with ease. A durable aid for spring cleaning, with only the noise level being a minor complaint, reviewers highly recommend this dishwasher.
“I usually load up to the max before I run a cycle and every time all the dishes have been completely washed…The only slight complaint might be the noise level…Even without rinsing before loading, you get completely clean dishes after just one cycle… This is a very standard design that will fit right into your kitchen.” –minjeechan, Reviewer since 2014
For smaller jobs around the house, household cleaning sprays and wipes are an excellent tool. One of the highest scored multipurpose household cleaners on Viewpoints are Clorox Lemon Fresh Disinfecting Wipes (Viewpoints score 92/100 based on 284 reviews). Reviewers love the versatility and cleaning ability of the wipes, saying that clean kitchen countertops, bathroom surfaces, and the trashcans in between with a variety of scents available. Reviewers note to be careful when taking the wipes out of the container, since they can tear on the pronged dispenser, but otherwise, they are durable and a vital spring cleaning tool.
“It really does a good job at cleaning up messes like the bathroom counters and kitchen counters. It is also really nice to use on the top of the trash can. I really like how it disinfects and it cleans…the sheets do have a tendency to tear apart when getting them out of the container…” -Amber01sw, Reviewer since 2010
Spring cleaning made easy
Spring cleaning is a big job, but there are countless appliances and household cleaning items to make it easier. Let the appliances and cleaning products do the work for you, and you’ll be outside enjoying the spring weather in no time.