wow! We are going to pick up a samsung 210 this evening (if I don't get cold feet) its a budget washer at about $460 before tax. Our dryer is working fine also, so we aren't going to switch just yet. This one has the best reviews in the price range, that I can see. There is an LG that looks like it has more features (plus a button to add more water); but I couldn't find a whole lot of reviews online. I'm so nervous! our previous WD set was bought used for 200, so this feels like a lot of money!
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Ooo sounds exciting! I need to make a trip out to Lowes/Home Depot and look at stuff in person... I need a extra rinse option (to add a rinse on the end), the ability to do at last a warm rinse (hot would be great tho) and a button to add extra water be awesome. I would LIKE to spend around 1500 but would go up to 2000 if we could get all the stuff I want!
I wish I had a good one to recommend, but I do have a washer and dryer I can warn you about. I have the Kenmore Oasis washer and dryer. When they work, they are fabulous. Unfortunately, in the almost four years we've had them, we've had them each serviced at least four times. The dryer actually blew the electrical outlet and we had to pay an electrician to replace that. The electrician showed me the burned outlet and said it was a miracle it didn't start a fire. On a similar note, the house we are renting has a Kenmore dishwasher that is less than four years old and has already needed service in the eight months we've been living here. I'm thoroughly convinced that Kenmore has decided they can make more money off of service calls and extended warranties (that cost almost as much as the washer and dryer cost to begin with) than selling quality merchandise.
I have heard that the Kenmore brand is now being made my LG, a company not noted for its fabulous quality.
The diapers came out VERY WELL, on a single cycle! I pushed buttons, walked away, and came back in two and a half hours to clean diapers. The "presoak" button rocks - LOTS of water and nice gentle swishing with the soap, then the whole wash and rinse cycles can be devoted to getting the soap out! Very happy with the Whirlpool Duet so far. (But I still bought a 4-year warrantee!)
Ok... so I've managed to go through the weekend washer-less and without going into labor. We are getting a Samsung WF220 tomorrow. It's 4.0 cu feet, and I'm crossing my fingers that a king comforter will fit (and get washed) in there. Totally different price point than the Duet (we were able to find it for 500). The difference between this one and the one 210 is this has an onboard water heater, which let's you run a sanatize cycle.
The only washer I've seen where you can add water is the LG's. They have a 'water plus' feature. I was also told that the 'soak' feature (very cool on the duet!) can be approximated by running the delicate cycle on some of the machines.
Smithie-- did you ever get a chance to test out the capacity of your washer? I wish we had brought our comforter to the store. If it doesn't fit, I'm seriously thinking I"ll return this set and upgrade-- with two under two, I'd like to wash the bedding far more often than we do.
I'm so nervous! We had a chance to get a slightly larger, dented LG, but I passed at the last minute. Now I'm wondering if I did the right thing.
Just updating! We got the samsung yesterday, and it *can* fit a king comforter with a bit of room to spare. The washer seems to use more than enough water to get every thing soaked, so I feel better about passing on the 'water plus' feature. It doesn't seem to spin out much better than our old TL; and it didn't get out some set in baby clothes stains that I was hoping it would. I haven't tried the 'sanitize' feature that heats up the water, but I'll report back when I do!