Washer and dryer: Deciding betw Electrolux, Bosch & Samsung
I am putting in a new second floor laundry room and am considering buying a new washer and dryer (out of fear that my 14 year-old washer might break down and cause a leak). I would like to get something very large, with strong stain removal ability, and minimal vibration and noise. I am looking at Electrolux, Bosch & Samsung. I have heard that the Electrolux and Samsung are the quietest with the least vibration, and are the best for second floor installation. The Electrolux model (4.7 cu ft, EIFLW55HIW) does not have steam, which I hear is great for stain removal. The large Samsung model (4.5 cu ft, WF448AAAP), which has steam, comes only in platinum color and is more expensive. The next size down for the Samsung is 4 cu ft, WF338AAW. The Bosch model (4.2 cu ft, WFMC5440UC) has steam and an Aquastop leak protection system (which is great for the second floor)-- but it is louder, vibrates more, has controls on the top (so it can't be stacked in the future)and doesn't look as sleek as the Electrolux and the Samsung. What should be the most important feature in choosing a washer/dryer: Noise/vibration, steam, size, or a leak protection system?