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Best Front Load Washers for 2017 (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Best Front Load Washers

Our Best Front Load Washers article is updated frequently as rebates change from month to month. Recommendations can change with prices.

Holidays like Memorial day typically are good times to buy an appliance or washer and dryer

Washing machines have become as much about energy and water savings as they are about washing clothes.

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

The Best Compact Laundry for 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Paul Groux

Compact Laundry is a great alternative for homes in the city or if you have limited space.Typically these units are 24 inches wide by about 24 inches deep, so they could fit in a kitchen cabinet.

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Topics: Miele, Blomberg, Bosch, Whirlpool, Electrolux, Compact Laundry

How to Buy a Front Load Washing Machine (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 washing 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

The Largest Front Load Washers for 2017 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

Laundry is one of the simplest, yet diverse product categories in the industry. If you are reading this blog, chances are you are looking to get through as much laundry as you can as quickly as possible.

How do you accomplish this?

Get the largest capacity machine you can.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Electrolux, GE, Samsung, LG Electronics

New Whirlpool All-in-One Washer Dryer Combination (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Todd Rourke

Wouldn’t it be great if you could put your laundry in a machine, go to sleep and when you wake up it would be washed and dry? Whirpool is releasing a new combination all-in-one washer/dryer that may change the game.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Washers

Most Reliable / Least Serviced Appliance Brands of 2016 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

I look at lowering repairs and issues all the time. We manage this very closely. It actually starts in the warehouse where the products need to be handled properly. Then competent delivery and installation crews can also solve quite a few possible issues.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Appliance Service, Appliance Repair, Electrolux, Maytag, Samsung, Most Reliable Appliances

Whirlpool vs. Electrolux Front Load Laundry (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

There are many different brands of laundry and it is overwhelming trying to figure out what’s the best. You can drive yourself crazy listening to different opinions and comparing reviews online.

Both Electrolux and Whirlpool are popular and have new machines with unique cycles as well as different features. We will look at both machines and then compare. But first let’s look at the companies.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Front Load Washers, Electrolux

Whirlpool vs. Speed Queen Top Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

The actual technology has not changed in a top load washer since the 1940s. You may fondly remember your old Maytag that lasted 20 years. Most top loaders are still pretty reliable.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Washers, Speed Queen

Most Reliable Freestanding Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

This is our 8th or 9th most reliable post. Gas ranges should have been one of the first as the category is over 60% of the market. We will reiterate the service formula, but reliability is a very elusive measurement in our industry.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Website, Electrolux, KitchenAid, Maytag, Freestanding Ranges, Most Reliable Appliances

The Least Serviced/Most Reliable Appliance Brands 2015 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

I look at this information all the time. How do we sell the more reliable brands, so you will be happier with the purchase and Yale as well?

If you look at last year’s most reliable list, our service percentages have decreased by almost 50% from 18% in the 2014 to 12.55% in 2015.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Appliance Service, Appliance Repair, Electrolux, Maytag, Samsung

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Pricing on this blog is for reference only and may include time sensitive rebates. We make every attempt to provide accurate pricing at time of publishing.


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