Reliable but inexpensive front loader?
Long time listener, first time caller. I need your collective wisdom.
I recently purchased a house that needs a washer...and I couldn't take my Bosch Axxis front loader with me when I sold the condo :-(
In a perfect world, I'd buy a Miele, no question. However, the house only has 110 electrical service, and the upgrade to 220v is likely 3 to 5 years off.
It's only me, so capacity isn't a concern (I'm fine taking the occasional bulky item to the 'mat). Neither is service as I'm just outside Boston. Neither is vibration or noise, since it's going on a concrete basement floor. Don't need all the bells and whistles (still not convinced about steam cleaning, really concerned about motherboard failures)...just a basic reliable washer that gets my neverending stream of white cycling socks spotlessly clean.
Finally, I'd prefer not to spend an arm and a leg ($600 or more), since I'll likely upgrade to a Miele when the electric service is upgraded. Would love one with an internal heater, but not sure it's possible on 110v or my budget.
Is what I'm asking for impossible? Samsung's WF220ANW seems decent, but I'm concerned about reliability. I miss my Bosch :-(
Thanks in advance...
Jenny on the block (with a washer)