Electrolux, what were they thinking with those doors?!
After reading the glowing reports here about how well they worked, I decided that surely the Electrolux wavetouch W/D were for me. The feature set seemed perfect. Then I went to Lowe's to see them in person. What's with those push to open doors? The dryers weren't so bad but the washers were more like push...wait...wait...doubt...wait to open. You could never tell whether you successfully activated the door or if your were just waiting like a fool for something that will never happen. Then just as you lose patience and reach to push it again it slowly pops open. Likewise closing it was hit or miss. Sometimes it latched and sometimes I had to push it again and again. There just isn't any significant tactile feedback from the mechanism to know whether you've activated it or not.
Clearly it's just another bad marketing gimmick as it looks good to have the pretty girl bump the door with her hip as she walks past with a full basket in her hands. But with a front loader you need to set the basket down anyway just to load the machine so is it really a bother to then pull the handle?
Seriously, I think this is a deal breaker for me. Within two minutes I was annoyed by it so I'm not sure I want to risk it for the next 10 years.
So now I'm looking for an alternative. I know about the Mieles, but what other (cheaper) FL W/D's are worth considering now?