My New Appliance: Mabe Washing Machine

Mabe has been in the Philippines since 2014. Although, honestly, I only heard and read about it recently. I was scouting for a washing machine, and came across this brand.

The reason why I was scouting for a washing machine (after surviving the longest time without it) is that for some weird reason, the laundry shop that we have always trusted keeps on making mistakes. They would send us bags of clothes that are not ours. They would forget to bring receipts (even acknowledgement receipts). We’re not too sure anymore if they send us back all of clothes that are sent to them.

It’s so hard when you don’t have full control of your laundry. We have a dryer at home, but our previous washing machine failed us. I saw that Mabe was actually partners with General Electric Co. So I did a little research, of course, and it turns out that Mabe was actually owned by Mexicans Mabardi and Berrondo. The company has been creating kitchen appliances since 1946!

About my Mabe Washing Machine WMA071XESXS

The Mabe Washing Machine is pretty straightforward and very user friendly. The buttons are not hard to figure out (especially if it’s the user’s first time to use a washing machine…hehe!). I created an IGTV video that you can view here: Mabe Washing Machine

But, let me take you through the buttons / functionalities, as promised.

Power Button – used to switch the machine off and on. If you forget to switch off your machine, it automatically shuts off after 5 minutes.

Start/Pause Button – This is used to start using the machine. You can also pause it anytime during the cycle.

Cycle Button – You can choose from the different programs shown:

  • Wash – Just run the washing cycle without the drainage cycle. The detergent in the tub will be recycled.
  • Rinse – removes detergent from clothes and rinses with clean water
  • Spin – removes water when the wash program ends
  • Air Dry – dries the inner and outer tub to avoid mildew
  • Normal – Recommended for mixed fabric and general clothing
  • Soak – For thick, heavy-soiled laundry
  • Delicate – For clothing which require extra care
  • Quick wash – Quick wash for normal laundry

Water Temp – You can select if you want Hot, Warm or Cold Temperature.

Delay – It will show the delay time of finishing washing (in hour). The point light flashes to indicate that it’s in the reverse mode.

Water Level – When you use Normal level (which we always do.. hehe), it will select the water level which is usually levels 4, 6 or 8. If you want to change the water level, just press the Start/pause button then press the water level button to select the desired level.

So far, it’s really cheaper if you do your laundry at home. The fact that this has an inverter motor, it works more efficiently. Check this article for more information about inverter washing machines.

If you have tried out Mabe appliances, let me know. Did it work well for you, too?

On Technology: Do More with Less

Every company needs to live by core values that they define. I remember, in the last company where I was employed with before I became an entrepreneur, the core value that we all tried to adapt was SMART Banking. We had to do everything ‘smarter’ than competition or simply just in a ‘smart’ way. Although still early in the game since my company is just a start-up, our core value is continuous learning. With this, all members of the team are encouraged to try new things in order to learn. They are encouraged to experiment on new things so that they learn from it.

If I were to add a second value though, it would be to do more with less. Seriously, I am super impressed with people who can accomplish a lot of things with less effort. I feel that I am not there yet in terms of the ‘less effort’ part. I feel that I’m still exerting a lot of effort… hehe! I have been emotional recently and thus this recording…

Honestly, without tools and technology, I don’t know how we can survive living in this world anymore. Well, we probably could in certain places, but I feel it will be difficult since we’re now so used to how we currently live. I feel that everything is so fast paced right now and thus, we need to use new tools just to catch up with the changing times and just to have enough time for ourselves.

I’m so glad that a lot of companies and individuals are innovating and creating new ideas to address different needs. One company that I have come across that wants us to #DoMorewithLess is Electrolux. I have this new top-load washing machine and it’s incredible.

What’s so amazing about it?

Electrolux T-Drive Washing Machine

Electrolux T-Drive Washing Machine

You need not hand-wash clothes that require hand-washing, since this T-Drive has an Agitator technology that is a paddle feature that simulates hand washing and lessens the wear and tear of delicate pieces. I always worry that new household helpers might destroy my clothes that require delicate washing just because they are not familiar with my things. Now, I don’t need to worry! I don’t need to brief new helpers on each clothing piece that I have in the closet.

Electrolux T-Drive Washing Machine 3

Electrolux T-Drive Washing Machine 2

The next amazing thing about this top load washing machine is that is has an Anti-Residue system prevents unsightly detergent residue on dried clothes. Have you ever experienced having that whitish residue on your clothes just because the washing machine didn’t get to rinse it thoroughly. I have experienced it!

Another amazing thing that the T-Drive can do is that it can spew money. Haha! Just kidding, but it can help me #DoMorewithLess “Money” since it cuts on water usage by 50% when rinsing with its Eco Rinse program. This is super savings for the budget-conscious mom like me!

The T-Drive will also save you the hassle of untangling clothes after wash, because its Anti-Tangle system gently separates your clothes automatically.

Safety feature of the Electrolux T-Drive: Soft Closing Lid

Safety feature of the Electrolux T-Drive: Soft Closing Lid

Also, this really “smart” washing machine also has a security feature of Soft Closing Lid that keeps your hands safe from accidents, like suddenly and accidentally closing the washing machine lid. This is super because if your carrying a lot of laundry, and if you have a wash area as tiny and packed as ours, the tendency is that you would most likely shut the lid of the washing machine accidentally.

This T-Drive washing machine from Electrolux made me realize how much I love technology! Things, devices, contraptions, gadget, etc. like these make our lives easier!

I can now spend more time with my daughter!

I can now spend more time with my daughter!

Remember to #DoMorewithLess. Thanks, Electrolux for reminding me!