Two weeks from today we move into our new house. We are leaving our washer and dryer behind and plan to purchase new ones once we get down there. I just have NO clue what to get. I know it doesn't make much of a difference, but we will be on a septic system and using well water. If we are ever blessed with another child, I would like to use cloth diapers. I've heard about half/half regarding whether front or top loaders are best for cloth dipes. I don't want to completely base our decision on that, though, b/c that may never happen (we've been TTC for 10.5 years). I'm leaning towards a front loader, but am still opened minded (we have a top loader atm). Otherwise it's just a family of 3 with minimal laundry usually, but we usually wash full loads.
What are the best, most reliable brands? What do you think would work best for our circumstances? I have experience using the Whirlpool Duet, and I like the steam version of it. We have a budget of about $1500 max for both a washer and dryer. Tell me the bad ones also, so I can avoid those. Any and all advice would be great, thanks!!