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LG - SideKick 1.0 Cu. Ft. 6-Cycle High-Efficiency Pedestal Washer - Black stainless steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 373 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • I didn't find the connection kit until after several trips to the hardware store and many bad wishes to Samsung because of the difficulty in finding a way to hook up 2 washers to 1 hot and cold faucet.Doco
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my purposes

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    BBUser
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    I've been using this for hand-wash/gentle cycle items, items that will have to be hung or laid flat to dry, and items that need immediate treatment (think a bloody nose on a white blouse), and I love it for these items. I can run a full load in the LG steam washer and a few specialty items in the SideKick simultaneously. I don't have to search through all the items in the big washer to find the couple of items that can't go into the dryer. And it's great to not have to run the big washer for an item that has to be washed "right now." I washed a pair of jeans that had blood splattered on them (dog injured his ear and shook his head - yuck!). Every bit of the blood came out, and I didn't have to wash an entire load of anything in the big washer. The thing I don't like about it is that it's not wifi enabled. My new steam washer and dryer tell my iOS app when they're finished, but the SideKick does not. My husband did buy me the optional remote for my birthday, so I'll see how that works with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have!!

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    Breyer911
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    This is an absolute must have for anyone with kids, pets, or just about anyone! When i first looked at the sidekick i said I would never spend the extra money to have it. Then i decided to look at how much money a plain storage pedestal would be. During the memorial day sale, it was only $100 more for the sidekick! It was a no brainier. So make sure you keep an eye out for a sale because thats the time to purchase! Install:The install was quick and easy with detailed directions. You will use the existing water lines and just use the included water splitter to split water lines into two. This only took about 15 minutes to install. Operation: The operation of the sidekick is very easy. It only has a couple buttons with the most common settings. I have washed towels and clothes in this with positive results. The run time is about 35 minutes however uses a lot less water then the standard washing machine. You can't even tell the machine is running when its on. Im very satisfied with this purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a great idea LG!

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    calalily84
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    I've had this small washer for about 3 weeks now and I love it. Fits right under my new front load LG washer and has its own water hoses so I can wash loads separately. Great for all small loads, but I love it for washing my hand washable, workout gear and lingerie. It has a regular setting for small loads of normal laundry, too. Detergent is added right to the clothing at the start of the cycle and then the machine will alert you before the last spin cycle if you wish to add fabric softener. Interactive display and countdown timer on display. Same cute song plays at the end of the wash to let me know when it's all done. LG thanks so much for this wonderful addition to my washer that makes it so much easier and faster to wash my smaller/delicate loads. I have and will continue to recommend to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a first world thing - But I love it!

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    labner
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    I love this little guy. I would never pay full retail value for it, but the sale price was basically a steal. It's great for all those annoying tiny loads that lay around your laundry room until there are enough items to justify washing a 'load'. I put my bras in there without them being smashed in those garment bags and they seem to come out much cleaner. I always thought they were clean before, but now I feel like I can tell a difference. I knew I would use it for delicates, but I'm actually surprised how many other things I use it for. It's almost always running while the big washer is running! Now I just need a tiny dryer too.... #firstworldprobs

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!

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    arfloyd68
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    I debated back and forth on whether or not to get this and thanks to a sale where it wasn’t much more than the drawer pedestal I purchased for under the dryer I went ahead and bit the bullet and purchased it. After having used it much more than I thought I would I can say I would easily pay regular price for it in the event I ever need to replace it. It comes in handy more than you know for that small load you’d like to wash without having to use the large washer plus it has a hand wash and delicate cycle as well which I’ve actually used quite a few times!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We love them so far!

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    Jerryaz
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    We've had the new washer, dryer and sidekick for about 2 weeks now and we love them. They are much quieter than our old ones and the clothes are washed and dried much faster and look and feel better. Being on the pedestals reduces the bending over when loading and unloading. Installed them myself. They are very heavy! I ended up putting small sliders under each foot so I could move them - works great! Impossible to move them without the sliders. Highly recommend you do the same because you will eventually have to move them. When you arrange for delivery make sure they will take them out of the box and put both the washer and dryer on their pedestals. Like I said earlier, they are very heavy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a nice convenience

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    Josh
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    We love this pedestal washer. It is so convenient when we need to run another load simultaneously -- maybe for something that stained unexpectedly and there's already a full load running, or for a different type of cycle (delicates vs. towels, etc.). We did get this on an open box buy, and I don't know if I would have paid full price for it, but we were looking to get pedestals anyway just to make the washer and dryer closer to standing height (to save our backs), and with the washer pedestal it's just great to have the option of running a second smaller load.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Product but Installation a nightmare

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    HappyDuck
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    I bought what I thought would be a dream washer and dryer setup but the delivery and installation was a nightmare. 8 installers came out and all 8 refused to do the install. Some unpacked than walked off citing liability issues. The last crew never even showed up. In the end, I had to install it myself. I am in love with the setup and bought a new LG Refrigerator and dishwasher but not through BestBuy. I dont think I will ever buy appliances again from them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A nice little gimmick, convenient too

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    SpartyOn
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    I was pretty skeptical about this at first and definitely packaged it with the Best Buy warranty since it's new tech. Between the sales and rebates, the cost increase was incremental to get the second mini-washer in lieu of another pedestal. Overall it's a pretty cool feature to have. It's great for small loads and handwash items that I'll never actually handwash. Much more efficient use of water than the larger washers. My big complaint right now is the detergent fill method. They give you a very small cup that indicates the amount to fill (less than the 1 line in your detergent cup). It's nice and easy, I'm just afraid I'll lose the cup!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing little washer

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    Kayy
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    This is a very understated machine. I use this as an apartment machine. It easily fits under my fridge (ok this is deffinetly not how lg intends it to be used) and can fit an entire sheet set! The mutiple setting are great and i love the gentle cycle which has been great in my knits and delicate fabrics. Its quiet and does not shake the floors, an awesome feature most lg machines have. I have had no issues with clogging or odours and have used this machine regularly for a year now. Hook up was super easy and the call in phone feature is fantastic! Now if only lg would make a matching dryer...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This product is great

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    1234name
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    Quite possibly the best part of the entire package. At first I thought it was a dumb gimmick but I find myself using this to wash athletic clothes and a towel or two. It's very convenient to use this for small loads like athletic clothes, delicates and other things that may not need drying. Surprisingly there are many wash settings and a few temperature settings. It makes sense given the price of wash pedestals. It's also pretty quiet. The only downside so far is the amount of hoses needed. This unit requires separate hoses from your main washer so it can look like a rat's nest behind the units. Overall I'm happy that I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad we bought it.

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    SomeGuyInSanDiego
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    I have an active family of six and we always have small loads of laundry from sports or other activities that aren't worth running by themselves in the larger washer. The LG pedestal washer is exactly what we needed and allows us to wash those small loads or other items that you don't want to throw into the larger machine. The machine is very quiet and does a great job of getting the clothes clean. The only variable to consider is that you may only have two outlets available for the washer and dryer, and adding this pedestal washer will require one more outlet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Washes great! Very convenient

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    Nyto
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    The sidekick is a great addition and invention. Great for a quick wash when you have kids (for things such as « food reject » incident, « bottom » incident,...) and also to wash work out clothes or the clothes you just used for DIY workshop or housework renovation. Really love it and will defenetly always buy from now on! Very easy to mount under washer (you will need 2 people of course). It also comes with all the Y connectors (you just have to buy 2 other hoses for hot and cold). And make sure you check for leaks before you « push it back in place »

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best sidekick for a washer

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    Happymama
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    We purchased this when we found out that we were having a baby. As a parent, washing baby’s clothes or burpy cloth can be an issue because it ends up in their mouth. So, we decided to get this only for the baby. It’s just a piece of mind, but I definitely feel great using it just for the baby stuff. It washes even dirty burpy clothes very well, and even thought it’s small, it’s pretty powerful!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Disappoint

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    Mateo
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    My wife wanted a washer with hand wash, but the additional cost for a washer with that feature simply didn't make sense. We decided to buy an inexpensive washer and also this Sidekick because of its hand wash feature as well as the ability to wash two loads simultaneously. We couldn't be happier with its performance. The clothes come out smelling and looking great. What used to take my wife half a day is now only a matter of several hours. It does not disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very useful for small laundry

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    movielover
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    There are many cases, such as kids poured milk or juice over their clothes, or dirty dirt on their jacket or shirts after activity. Then this is quite useful for small laundry. It does not have many wash mode, but normal mode is quite OK. My wife loves it. Only issue is that it is quite expensive. But you could find $100 off or other deal when you buy this with the regular washer/dryer as a package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Skeptical at first...now can't live without it!

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    BrentwoodJohn
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    We have had the sidekick for about two months and we love it. It is great for those items that you forgot to put in the main wash. Great for active wear. We are cyclists and our cycle clothing all fits in the unit which requires a gentle wash. My wife loves it for her lingerie. We are extremely happy with our purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LG appliances are the best

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    Travis
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    LG appliances are the best. Highest quality and best value. Easy to use and many functions. Fits under your dryer or washer, just like a pedestal. Only washes small loads or delicates. I use it for my dress shirts and wife uses it for her unmentionables. Does raise the height of the mashing so make sure your ok with that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a great Idea!

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    guyLucky
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    I love the fact that I can wash a normal/big load in my front loader and the things I forgot in this mini-washer! When washing I forget things all the time, and they tend to be small things like socks or underwear that I misplaced or dropped along the way to the laundry room. This pedestal washer was made just for that (in my case). Its great, quick and efficient. I purchased while on sale and was been a great decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded my expectations

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    SierraStar
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    I purchased my appliances during a sale for appliance bundles. I decided to add the SideKick to the washer instead of the regular pedestal with the drawer. I am so glad I did and highly recommend it. It allows me to separate small loads of specialty items and do two loads at the same time. I love it for my delicate items and other handwash. It is also great for high frequency items that require daily washing.

    I would recommend this to a friend