GE Brings Tide PODS Dispense to Top-Load Washers
GE Appliances, a Haier company, has launched what it says is the first Tide PODS Dispense functionality in top-load, high-efficiency washers.
With Tide PODS Dispense, a specially designed dispenser drawer accommodates the liquid laundry pacs, and a dedicated water jet punctures them; then, a shower dissolves the detergent to optimize their cleaning power, while remaining gentle on clothes, says the company.
The GE 4.8-cu.-ft.-capacity washer with Tide PODS Dispense and GE 4.6-cu.-ft.-capacity washer with Tide PODS Dispense with a dual-action agitator come in Diamond Gray and White and start at a suggested retail price of $849. The 4.8-cu-ft. units use a low-profile infusor instead of a traditional agitator, which means more room for large loads and bulky items, says the company.
This functionality joins other, previously released GE innovations, including SmartDispense Technology, an intelligent dispenser that holds up to 48 loads of detergent (75 ounces) and automatically dispenses the right amount of liquid detergent according to load size and selected cycle.
Other features on the washers include: Connectivity -Built in Wi-Fi technology, providing the ability to monitor and control laundry from anywhere and receive real-time notifications and updates on a phone; Quiet Wash - provides a quieter wash and reduced vibration thanks to Dynamic Balancing Technology; Preset modifications on each wash cycle to more easily remove five of the most common stains; and a Water Your Way feature – including options such as Deep Fill, Deep Rinse, Extra Rinse and Warm Rinse to provide flexibility and remove detergent, fabric softener and stubborn soils