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How to Buy a Front Load Washer (Reviews/ Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The most popular washer when I started in 1986 was a one speed Maytag called “FabricMatic." It could wash delicate clothing through a special soak cycle. There wasn’t even a bleach dispenser.

Thirty-one years later, the average machine has twice the capacity along with every cycle imaginable for every kind of fabric. There are even a few models with two washers in one machine!

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Topics: Whirlpool, Washers, Dryers, Electrolux, Maytag, Extended Warranties, Laundry, LG Electronics

Best Full-Size Stackable Laundry for Tight Spaces

by Alex Leifer

Growing up in Boston I learned a few things, one of which is space is a luxury! So we must make sure we take advantage of every square inch. If you have a small space, compact or 24 inch laundry is a good option, but you will lose almost 50% of the capacity.

Contrary to public opinion, you do have full size options. 

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Topics: Electrolux, Maytag, Laundry, Speed Queen

Electrolux vs. Kenmore Elite Stackable Laundry (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Ross

Years ago, you had to buy a unitized washer and dryer for a stackable application (pictured below). Now almost every front load washer and dryer can be stacked. The unitized style is still around, but front load laundry offer bigger capacity and more energy efficiency.

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Topics: Electrolux, Laundry, Kenmore

Speed Queen vs. Fisher Paykel Laundry (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Roger Pontes

There seems to be a backlash against front load laundry. The Maytag Neptune and its myriad issues started it. Front load washers do have a mold problem if you leave water in the gasket and they are more expensive to repair.

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Topics: Laundry, Fisher Paykel, Speed Queen

Unitized vs. Two Piece Stack Washer & Dryer Laundry (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Jonathan Beresford

If you live in a smaller space (condo, townhome, etc) and have the opportunity for in-unit laundry, chances are you were faced with the decision of buying unitized or stackable laundry machines.

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Topics: Washers, Dryers, Laundry

Speed Queen vs. Kenmore Top Load Laundry (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

Top load laundry has been around since the 1940s, dating back to the invention of laundry machines. The most compelling benefit of a top load washer is pricing. Most top loaders range from $299 - $899 as opposed to $599-$1,299 for a front load washer.

But there is way more to considering what washer would be right for you. We will look at front loaders, hybrids and then compare Speed Queen and Kenmore Elite.

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Topics: Laundry, Speed Queen, Kenmore

New Electrolux vs. LG Laundry (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Todd Rourke

Electrolux and LG have been manufacturing front load laundry in the U.S. market for about 15 years. However, they both have debuted new products and have approached laundry from two very different perspectives.

Electrolux has improved their washer by adding a third pump and a brand new control interface. LG has a bold new concept called the Sidekick or a second washer in the pedestal.

LG Laundry with Sidekick 

Which one is right for you? We will look at both companies, the products, and then compare.

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Topics: Electrolux, Laundry, LG Electronics

New Samsung AddWash Washer & Dryer (Review/Rating/Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

How many times did you forget to add a sock or outfit after you started your wash cycle? You would have to cancel the cycle, wait for the water to drain and the latch to release or perhaps you just wait for the next wash (which is why I have so many mismatched socks).

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Topics: New Products, Laundry, Samsung

The New LG Sidekick Pedestal Washer (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Amy Ross

If you like the modern styling, LG was the first to design it. Every other brand has copied it.

Now LG has designed a pedestal washer to fit under their washer. Now you can have two washers for washing different fabrics at the same time. (You've seen the TV commercials with the clothes fighting each other).

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Topics: New Products, Laundry, LG Electronics

New Samsung Washer & Sink Combination; Is it Worth Buying?

by Paul Gillis

The new Samsung Energy Star rated top loader with a built-in sink and water jet machine is the newest laundry available. Groundbreaking technology always excites us and our tech savvy customers as long as it works.

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Topics: Laundry, Samsung

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