The Whirlpool Cabrio WED8200Y[W] is part of the clothes dryer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer
models like the Cabrio WED8200Y[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 12-lb. load, predominantly cotton, representing a family's large weekly load; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.
For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.
The following models have the same ratings as Whirlpool Cabrio WED8200Y[W].
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Whirlpool Cabrio WED8600Y[ ] come from our tests of model Whirlpool Cabrio WED8200Y[W], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
The Ratings applied to untested model Whirlpool Cabrio WED8800Y[ ] come from our tests of model Whirlpool Cabrio WED8200Y[W], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand
This brand, known for innovation, markets itself as the brand that cares about the family and the environment. It offers a wide range of choices in lines that include Whirlpool, Duet, Duet Sport, Duet Steam, Cabrio, Cabrio Steam. Some Whirlpool dryers use steam to freshen up clothing or remove wrinkles. Prices for Whirlpool dryers range from $350 to $1,300.
Stainless-steel drum A stainless-steel drum is likely to resist damage better than plastic and painted metal drums.
Porcelain top A porcelain top resists scratching better than a painted one but generally adds to a dryer's cost. Painted tops, far more common, are often quite durable with normal use.
Drying rack The rack attaches inside the drum to keep items such as sneakers or sweaters from tumbling.
Custom programs This feature allows you to save your favorite settings.
Steam option Generally, a water hook-up is required with this feature. In this cycle, a small amount of water is sprayed into the drum while tumbling with heat. It helps to reduce wrinkles and odors, but is intended only for a few garments at a time.
Dries clothes quickly. Drum should never have cracked with only 1 week left on factory warranty. Would not buy another with a plastic drum. It will probably crack again - this time out of warranty!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Other User Reviews
(based on 1 reviews)
User has 5 Years of experience with this product
Whirlpool Appliances are not worth the price
Clothes always end up all tied together in a ball.
So disappointed in Whirlpool Electric Dryer. The sensing cycle doesnt work because the clothes are always all tied together in a ball. Constantly have to separate the clothes and run another drying cycle. Door latch is plastic and had to be replaced within two years. Dryer wont operate with out the door being latched. Too many plastic parts that fail in Whirlpool appliances. Whatever happened to having appliances for 20 years?