(Closed) $4K for a washer/dryer…would you spend it?

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Unlimited budget?  Yes!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love the way they look, but could never spend so much on a washer/dryer.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

if they are a quality product i would

i have a $800 vacuum, a $660 kitchen mixer and a $300 thingy thats sole purpose is to slice cakes layers and its amazing  – i dont mind paying $$$ for quality items

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I totally would. When you purchase something like that you have to factor in how long you plan to use it and how often, and then divide the cost. I purchased a top of the line front load Maytag washer and dryer about 12 years ago and they are still going strong. The only thing that has had to be replaced was a belt on the dryer, and that was just recently. Good appliances are very worth the investment. You definately get what you pay for.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Yeah, if I had unlimited money..however, I think if there is something just as good for a bit cheaper, then I’d go that route.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

A top loading machine?  For that price why on earth did they make it top loading??  I don’t care for them, so unlimited or not, nope I wouldn’t buy those.  But the one in the article that will wash and then dry your clothes?  I’d totally buy that.  I hate having to stay up to move the clothes to the dryer!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@MightySapphire:  I’m always curious, why do people dislike top-loading machines?

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Would I spend that amount? Maybe.

On those specific ones? Probably not. I can find no consumer report or reviews of them, and some of the other sets from Whirlpool (other companies, too, not trying to point the finger) seem to have some problems with the electronic systems. I’d probably spend the money on a W/D set that had great reviews all around for the most part, and that wasn’t brand new to the market.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I spent over $3k for the energy efficient set from Kenmore in the largest model…and it is worth EVERY pennies!  I used to have a tiny top loader which required me to do 4 loads each week (it would fit so few)..now we do two (one color, one white) every two weeks!  It does large beddings too.  I save so much time and the energy efficient really help with the energy bill.  I wouldn’t mind $4k if it would make life easier.  Is there one that folds laudry too? I would pay top dollars for that feature! Money mouth

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Not on that set … but I did recently purchase a $3500 dollar washer and dryer set (luckily we got it on sale for $2500). Super capacity, steam, lighted drums … sigh!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@beekiss2: I always have a ton of laundry going at once.  I like to put my laundry baskets on top of the machines, or fold laundry without a basket on top of the machine.  A top loader is like taking away usable space to me.  Plus I like the trend of putting a countertop over the machines (for the same reason).

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Ms Mini: I too just spent almost $2,500 on a washer dryer set and I absolutely LOVE it.  To me, it was so worth it to just get the best model that I know will last.  Also I have expensive work clothes so a front loader was key for me.  I hate dry cleaning so it also saves me tons of money that way!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mighty…. i completely agree. if you are going to spend that amount of money go get the front loaders!!! i love them. you can fit 28 towels in at one time!!!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MightySapphire: I think it’s funny that so many people hate top loaders. I love them (as long as there is no agitator) and currently hate my front load. I guess it could be useful to use the top as a counter, but ours are on stands and are way too tall. 

I would spend a large chunk of money on quality appliances, so I have no qualms about $4k washer and dryers. I think if you can afford it, you should buy what you love since you’ll be using it so often. If you can’t afford it, then there are great alternatives, I’m sure. We have a scratch and dent store close by that often has awesome appliances for a fraction of the cost because they have a tiny scratch on the side. 

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