(Closed) best washer/dryer?

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We got a nice washer, and just a standard dryer because I don’t think it makes a difference. We have an LG washing machine which I like but the normal cycle takes over an hour. So that is a bit irratating…

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Because this is a real investment, its probably best to buy a one month subscription to consumer reports and see what they say. Relying on one  or a few peoples experience may or may not be representative.

You want one that does what you need, energy star (they can cost a lot to run) doesnt use a ton of water and will last awhile. You dont want to be buying a new one in 3 years.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/washing-machines.htm

While you have the subscription it would be worth searching the site. The review lots of things you wouldnt think of either, like coffee, food products not just appliances and cars.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We bought our Samsung washer and dryer from Sears. We didn’t really NEED them per say but since Sears has layaway I was able to convince hubby to put money down on them. I have to say I LOVE THEM. I don’t know the model numbers but they are front load and we bought them last year. Samsung now has the steam feature so Im not sure if that’s worth it or not bit you might want to check them out. 

What I love most is that for things that are not caked in mud I can just throw them on the quick cycle for 20 minutes and they come out just like new. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We have a LG washer and dryer and so does my mother. We love ours but she does not. I think she is just not use to a front load washer that takes longer to wash the clothes.

Post # 8
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Maytag, still the best.

Avoid anything GE or Whirlpool

 

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it depends on your needs, your budget, and your priorities.

Ours works fantastically for us, but we don’t do very much laundry and we were forced to get a stackable front loading set.

If you do 4 loads a day, have huge budget, and want a super stylish colorful set, then ours wouldn’t work for you at all.

Post # 10
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524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We got both our washer and dryer stainless steel from the scrath and dent  from Sears, the scratch is on the sides where you cant see once they are place next to each other and they are MayTag..

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

After close to a year of thinking about buying a new set off-and-on… and doing tons of research Mr TTR and I finally did this recently.

We went with a top loading High Efficiency pair from Maytag that we purchased at Sears.  They are the top of the line Maytags (Bravos XL # 950)… and have all the bells & whistles (including steam), but seeing as we’ve BOTH had good luck with W&Ds in the past… getting many many years out of them, we saw this purchase as sort of an investment (and we’ve been happy with both Maytag and Sears service / quality in the past)

We opted for the top loading HE set vs the front loaders, BECAUSE of all the negative stuff we’ve read about front loaders, and what friends of ours have said about their own experiences making that switch.  MOST people we found are somewhat or very disatisfied with their front loaders (and they begrudge the money they dished out for them).  The biggest concern for people we’ve talked to is the smell / mould issues.  Even if they don’t have a big stink problem, they have been told that they need to leave the door open for air circulation… in our situation where our W&D sit in a narrow hallway on the way to our Backdoor this just isn’t practical. 

The other concerns we heard about are noise and some folks saying they don’t find that their clothes are as clean as when they had an old fashioned Washer.  Many have told us that they honestly WISH they’d not traded in their old basic top loading Washers that used a ton more water, but ran perfectly fine with no issues.

In the short time I’ve had the set, I am VERY VERY HAPPY with them. They clean well… although I did have to read up a lot on the various cycles and what all the features were and how to use them… including stocking up on HE Detergents and Cleaners.  They can do anything from a very small delicate load (1 or 2 items) right up to a HUGE load of clothing, or even bulky things like Blankets, Duvets, etc.  The set I purchased also offers Steam in both appliances.  I believe I’ll find that I’ll save money on drycleaning with them… because in the past I’ve sent out many items that are marked Dryclean OR Launder just because I didn’t have the capacity in my machine OR I felt the old agitator washers to be too tough on my “special” items.

Overall, they are doing an AWESOME job for me, and run very quietly too which is a BONUS.  Plus, the set looks GORGEOUS and are easy to maintain with their steel & stainless construction. The only thing I’d warn anyone about is MEASURE… although they don’t seem so in the store, they are considerably BIGGER than a standard old-fashioned set in all regards (side to side – back to front – and height also)

Hope this helps,

 

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