Electrolux IQ Touch pair first impressions
Hi! I'm an infrequent poster but long-time GW member. I first found the GW when I did a search on my Maytag Neptune FL in '05 and found out what a mistake I made buying them. I've purchased several different W/D sets (yeah, moved 3 times since). The last was the Cabrio set, which did a fine job but could never really handle my king-sized blankets without rocking across the floor. I swore I'd never buy another FL after my Neptune fiasco, but we having an aging dog who sleeps on our bed.....
After reading nearly every post here, I bit the bullet and purchased the Electrolux IQ Touch pair which were delivered last Friday. I chose them because of the capacity and ability to reverse door swings on each. Got the IQ instead of the Wave to save $$ to justify springing for the mediterranean blue! Started washing our bedding while the movers were unloading the truck and I-am-SHOCKED at the difference in performance! Everything came out so much cleaner and the colors that I thought were just faded look like new, including a dingy 10 year-old beige cotton blanket that returned to cream. I used the same detergent as always (Kirkland HE no-fragrance liquid) and nothing else. We do have a water softener but had one at our last home too. As far as the dryer, my King quilt (which used to take two dry cycles in the Cabrio), was dry in 45 minutes and didn't end up in a ball with a wet center.
I was concerned about having to leave the door open with the lighted interior, but was happy to find the light goes out after a minute or two. Drying the gasket is a bit annoying but will compel me to do all my wash on one day which I generally do anyway...yeah, Monday's wash-day!
Love the chime at the end of the cycle! LOVE the scent of the interior--does anyone know what it is? Will it go away?