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The Best Front Load Washers

by Steve Sheinkopf

We have been blogging about front load washers since 2007. Front load washers are much larger than a conventional top load, yet use much less electricity, water and detergent. Front load washers also spin 2-3 times faster, so there is less actual drying time.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Frigidaire, Washers, Electrolux

A Review Of The Best Appliances

by Steve Sheinkopf

I usually compare brands and really try to post about value, all the more reason to talk about the best appliances in Boston irrespective of price.

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Topics: Miele, Washers, Professional Ranges, Sub-Zero, Refrigerators, Laundry

Whirlpool Duet vs Maytag Maxima Front Load Laundry(Ratings/Reviews)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Maytag and Whirlpool are two marquee names in the laundry business, have a look:

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Washers, Dryers, Maytag

The Best Washers for the MA Tax Holiday

by Steve Sheinkopf

Following are the most heavily rebated washers and laundry pairs for the tax holiday. Also, take a look at our article about the 2011 MA Tax Holiday.

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Topics: Bosch, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Washers, Dryers, Electrolux

Washing Machines - Front Loads, Top Loads and Hybrids

by Steve Sheinkopf

We have been blogging about the differences between front loads and top loads for almost 5 years. The difference in washing machines is more profound than ever as front loads have become bigger, more efficient, yet cheaper. Top loading washing machines have stayed the same - cheap to buy, expensive to operate.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Washers, Laundry

A Review Of Miele Full Size Laundry

by Steve Sheinkopf

I have blogged less about this brand than any other. I actually own a set and have been to their factory in Germany. Miele is named after the family and owned by Dr. Marcus Miele.

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Topics: Miele, Washers, Laundry

EnergyStar Top Load Washers

by Steve Sheinkopf

People have been buying front loads as their washer of choice in the last 5 years. Top loads use more water and electricity as well as have less capacity than a front load washer. They also spin slower, so there is also more drying time.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Washers

Electrolux and The Cautionary Tale of Outsourcing

by Steve Sheinkopf

In the late 1980s, appliance manufacturers, led by GE, outsourced their manufacturing to Mexico predominantly, and most recently to China.

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Topics: Washers, Dryers, Electrolux, Laundry

Products To Consider

by Steve Sheinkopf

I have often posted about rebates, which can be enormous. Have a look at a few examples...

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Topics: Bosch, Dishwashers, Front Load Washers, Frigidaire, Washers

Condenser Dryers vs Combo Washer/Dryers

by Steve Sheinkopf

Let's say you cannot vent your dryer. You live in a condo in Boston or any other city. For LEED and PassiveHouse certification, its pretty common. Now you have really two options. Either you buy a washer with a separate condenser dryer (turns steam into water) or a washer and dryer combination in one unit. My strong recommendation:

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Topics: Condenser Dryers, Washers, Dryers, Laundry

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