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What follows are the notes from my reviews of various washers and dryers…
Random Notes About Today’s Washers & Dryers
The Washers & Dryers I Looked At:
GE 3.8 cu ft Washer & 7.0 cu ft Dryer
41-1/2″H x 31-1/4″D x 27″W
$998 $848 (Lowe’s)
$999 $899 (Home Depot’s Adora brand)
GE 3.7 cu ft Washer & 7.0 cu ft Dryer
41-1/2″H x 31-1/8″D x 27″W
$798 $748 (Lowe’s)
39″H x 29-15/16″D x 27″W
$999 $949 (Home Depot)
LG 4.0 cu ft XL Steamwasher & 7.3 cu ft XL Steamdryer
38-11/17″H x 29-3/4″D x 27″W
$1,499 $1,099 (Home Depot)
LG 3.5 cu ft Washer & 7.0 cu ft Dryer
39″H x 30-1/2″D x 27″W
$759 $649 (Home Depot)
38″H x 31-1/2″D x 27″W
$799 $799 (Home Depot)
$998 $898 (Lowe’s)
Samsung 3.8 cu ft Washer & 7.3 cu ft Dryer
38″H x 31″D x 27″W
$1,398 $1,048 gas (Lowe’s)
$1,398 $998 electric (Lowe’s)
Whirlpool Duet 4.0 cu ft Washer & 7.0 cu ft Dryer
38″H x 31-1/2″D x 27″W
$998 898 (Lowe’s)
Some Of My Notes:
- Maytag’s 4.0 washer & 7.0 dryer are my first choice (also the manager at Home Depot’s first choice — over Bosche and GE/Adora).
- GE’s front-loading washers & dryers have a lip on top (in the front) that takes up 1-2 inches of space, which would prevent you from putting a countertop directly over the appliances.
- GE had the most solid closing doors, of all the brands I looked at.
- Bosch’s controls are also on the top, but they’re flat (digital) controls. Their washer & dryer felt more like plastic than others.
- Of all the LG products I reviewed (refrigerators, stovetops, microwave ovens, washers and dryers), their washers & dryers seemed the highest quality. I would seriously consider buying their washers and dryers, but I just like the Maytag better overall.
- Whirlpool had very solid closing doors (a good thing), and the sturdiest container for adding detergent.
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