Please recommend a washer/dryer
We are building a new, very small second floor laundry room and need a stackable washer and dryer. We would like:
- to conserve water and electricity (gas not an option).
- clean clothes.
- machines to be trouble-free and last a long time.
- to avoid shaking our 150 year old house down.
We would prefer something made in the U.S. (and give special preference to Whirlpool, since we are in Michigan). We don't need a lot of gimmicks.
Our appliance store recommended the Whirlpool Duet 9470. They said it has a good motor. This seems awfully expensive, though, and awfully fancy (I have no idea why we would even want steam).
What are your thoughts/suggestions?