W/D recommendations in the $500 range?
I've just bought a new/old house and need a new washer and dryer, but with all the other expenses piling up, I'd like to keep to under around $1000 or less for the pair. (I'm thinking if I can pick something that usually retails in the $500-600 range, I might be able to get a deal for a bit less in the summer sales.) I don't want or need too many bells and whistles; I prefer simple dials to complicated electronics. I would like to be able to wash and dry my giant comforter, but I don't have a big family's clothes to look after. I need side-by-side rather than stacking, but could do front- or top-loading. And I would REALLY like to be able to make this decision without a lot of agonizing over it!
Many, many thanks in advance for any advice.