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Old 01-12-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
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Like the fridge discussion.....any opinions on brands models? Moving into my first house in the next week or two and will need the appliances ASAP.
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I've got a Kenmore pair. the washer is the side-loading type which is apparently supposed to save you on your water bill.

2 years and no issues!
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I have a maytag drier that is fairly decent.
I also have a kenmore washer that sounds like DEATH when its working. Not sure if its just cause its old (at least 3 years) or broken. Gets the job done. Just sounds like its about to blow up while it does. lol


I'm not sure how picky you are about washer/drier, but we bought ours used. Very ligthly and almost new condition for like 300 for both back in the day. A fridge I'd buy new only. washer and drier, depending on condition, you could pick up used.
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I missed the Fridge discussion, but we got a new one last year, and new washer and dryer the year before.

I highly recommend both, they're almost life changing.

FRIDGE: Kenmore 22.4 cu ft

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...&blockType=L14

The bottom tray in the fridge section, and the wide shelves are much more useable than you'd ever think. Freezer roll-out drawers and icemaker are great. ****** is friggin' frigid.


WASHER:

Whirlpool Duet with the sanitary cycle

http://www.google.com/products/catal...=0CIgBEPMCMAQ#

I mean, if you like your clothes clean and ****.

The different cycles make a huge difference in how your your clothes are treated...but we've noticed stuff lasts longer since we got this machine. Heavy duty for mine, delicate for wife's, white cycle rocks, and sanitary for my daughter's stuff.

Just double check nothing is caught in the rubber door seal weekly or it WILL leak. I've found pens, credit cards, socks, all kinds of stuff, and it doesn't let the seal deform like it should and seal on the glass portion of the door properly.

Uses very little soap.


DRYER:

One of the cheapest White Westinghouse. We've been through 4 dryers in our marriage (oh how I wish it had been four wives and one dryer this whole time)...and have found that the simple ones last the longest. Use the spikey dryer *****...they help.


CONGRATS on your first home.
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This is like Deja Vu from the fridge thread lol. We have a pair of Whirlpool Duet Sport models we bought from Sears Scratch and Dent Outlet. The retail price on them was over $2000, the on sale price at the regular Sears was $1600, and the price we paid on a 30% off weekend at the S&D was $1000 out the door for the pair. The washer had quite a few scratches on the top but all were minor and I was able to buff much of them out. The drier had no noticeable damage. They are 4 years old and no problems.
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We have a Miele set. I don't think it was more than $4k for both the washer and the dryer. They're great units, our maid hasn't complained or broke them yet... and that's saying something! That bitch found a way to break a toaster oven while cleaning it.
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We have Maytag, front load. Warrantied the dryer 6 times for the front door popping open.

They look pretty.
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I got the Whirlpool Duet stuff on recommendation of a friends family who owns an appliance company.

So far so good.
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I've got the front load LG that is like the Kenmore (LG makes kenmore) I used consumer reports. If you have a sears scratch and dent store in close proximity then I would use it.
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Spend $20 or whatever it is for a consumersreport.com (org?) website subscription. Use the experience of thousands of customers and non-biased reviewers to get the best product at the best price. I've done this a few times when I bought stuff (my pickup truck for example). Well worth the money...
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+1 on the front loading washer. They use less water, less detergent and they spin faster, thereby evacuating more water, which leads to shorter drying times. - All in all, more cost efficient.

As to the dryer, larger capacity is more important than feature set. Dryers are (for the most part) dirt simple.

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+1 on the front loading washer. They use less water, less detergent and they spin faster, thereby evacuating more water, which leads to shorter drying times. - All in all, more cost efficient.

As to the dryer, larger capacity is more important than feature set. Dryers are (for the most part) dirt simple.

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The downside to a frontloader is that if the seal goes, it will flood all of your ****. Ask me how I know. I have kenmore elites now and I couldnt ask for anything more.
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That bitch found a way to break a toaster oven while cleaning it.
Maybe y'all should give her some frat dick when she asks!
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Maybe y'all should give her some frat dick when she asks!
She works for my parents.
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