The Whirlpool Cabrio Platinum WTW8900BC is a top-loading washing machine with a great balance of features. The stainless steel tub of this top loader has a capacity of 4.8 cubic feet. That’s a little more space than the 4.5 cubic feet of other units in the Cabrio Platinum series and enough space to handle large loads. Larger loads mean less wash cycles, which saves on resources by decreasing how many times you use the washing machine.
Another resource-saving feature is this top-load washing machine’s automatic water level setting. This setting adjusts the water level in a cycle according to how much laundry you’re washing, which conserves water and improves how well the machine washes.
This top-load washer is energy efficient in other ways and is Energy Star qualified. It also has an EcoBoost washer option, which saves on energy usage by optimizing water temperature and spin speed. Paired with this option is an Eco Monitor, which lets you keep track of how much energy your top loader washing machine is using. Overall, this unit has an estimated yearly operating cost of $16 and a yearly energy usage of 150 kilowatt-hours according to its EnergyGuide.
This particular model also has 15 washer cycle options, five temperature settings and five washer options. These options include a delay wash feature that lets you set a start time for a load for up to 12 hours later. You can also use an allergen cycle to better wash out allergens like dust mites and a sanitary cycle that kills up to 99.9 percent of common bacteria.
The warranty is disappointing compared to some other washing machines we reviewed in the same price range. Whirlpool offers a one-year limited warranty to cover parts and labor, and it doesn’t have a separate warranty for the motor and tub.
If you need to contact the company for help and support, you have the option of using the phone, live chat or online email form, all found on their website. Like other Whirlpool units, you can download the Cabrio Platinum’s manual and other guides.
Whirlpool Cabrio Platinum Summary:
The Whirlpool Cabrio Platinum WTW8900BC has a variety of cycle options, including a long delay wash time of up to 12 hours. The cycle options include both allergen and sanitary cycles. This top-load washing machine has several energy-saving features, but lacks a lengthy warranty to compare to other high-end washing machines.