Overwhelmed! Out of time! Tell me what to buy!
I have to order a washer and dryer for our new place. We're moving next Saturday and really want to have them delivered on or around our move-in date. With two little kids, I'm just not finding the time to do proper research and get overwhelmed with information when I try.
I was initially leaning toward a front loader, but the reports of smells and the like have turned me off. So I think a top-loader would be best. Our units will be in a closet in our downstairs bathroom, abutting the living space, so sounds and vibration are a factor to consider.
I went and saw the LG Wave top-loader, and it was sleek and seductive, but I couldn't help but think that a lot of the bells and whistles seem frivolous and unnecessary. I also read that these take forever to wash, and don't necessarily do all that great of a job cleaning.
It seems like there's a decent cult following for Speed Queens. Tell me more. I like the idea of basic and dependable and a good warranty. But I have nightmares about agitators destroying all of my bras and delicates when I used to go to the laundromat and these have a center agitator.
Gah! What would you recommend for a family of four, two little kids, who do a wash probably 3x a week + one delicate cycle every week or so? I'm willing to pay (within reason) for quality. Oh, and the dryer we'll need is electric.