A Washer/Dryer That Removes Allergens

Posted on March 23, 2008

Photo of LG AllergieneAllergy season is upon us. Unfortunately, there have been no major medical breakthroughs on the allergy front, so we're stuck with the same old, same old this spring: antihistamines, nasal sprays, mountains of Puffs, vaporizers and the like. But we did see that one enterprising electronics company has created a washer dryer combo that claims to remove 95% of allergens: the SteamWasher and Dryer Combo with Allergiene Cycle by LG Electronics.

G's U.S. appliances group, John Weinstock, said in a statement, "Our new Allergiene steam combo extends this industry-first benefit to more consumers who need to reduce allergens in their washable fabrics in order to be better prepared this allergy season."

The washer/dryer has a suggested retail price of $1,999. It's an interesting idea. We're not sure about something that's both a washer and a dryer at the same time, but hey, why not? The $2,000 price tag is not cheap, though.

Photo: LG Electronics

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