Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Furnishing Our Home || Washer + Dryer

The time has come to get some shopping done (or at least that is what I'm telling myself)!  In the first post of my "Furnishing Our Home" segment, I figured we could discuss washers and dryers!  I know many of you have blogged about some pretty awesome washer and dryers...and boy there are some fancy ones on the market these days.  Do you remember growing up with a heavy-duty washer with about four main options: 'hot', 'cold', 'whites' and 'colors'?  Talk about technological advances!  

In our current apartment, we have a front loading set.  After using it for the last two years, I am pretty certain front loading is not for us.  We love the look and all the features, but we are constantly cleaning it.  Honestly, we hardly use any of the specialty features, but I guess they can be nice to have.  With our current set, there can be build-up of gunk and a smell of ewww if you fail to leave the door open and clean it periodically.  

With that, we have decided to shop for top-loaders (which is what we know best).  While there are many brands with so many different features available, we have narrowed it down to either a Maytag or Whirlpool.  There are so many options that you don't think about like a locking lid, view windows or not, stem, sanitize settings, and finally, whether or not you want your machine to sing a tune to you when you open the lid!  After reading reviews on both, I am torn!  There are pros and cons of both sets, so I need your help!  I will say that for me, the Maytag is leading the pack based on the reviews, but I would love to hear from you!        

Has anyone purchased a Maytag or Whirlpool?  If so, which model did you purchase?

If you went with a different make like LG or Samsung, which make/model did you go with and why?  Maytag and Whirlpool are our initial thoughts but we are not opposed to switching to another brand if they're awesome!  

Thank you to Sherry & John and LuLu for all the research and great insight!   

Whirlpool Cabrio
Whirlpool Cabrio

Maytag Bravos XL

Maytag Bravos XL



  1. Well, we clearly haven't used ours yet, so I can't tell you how good it is :) But we changed our minds from the Maytag Bravos to the Samsung because it was a better model and the price was lower (with the sales). I can't remember when you are moving, but I feel like it isn't until December... but I would hold off on buying until Black Friday / Thanksgiving week if you are able. Historically there are really good deals on appliances during that time!!! Good luck!!!

    1. December is right! I do plan to wait a little longer, but I am afraid I will miss the actual Black Friday sales because we will not be in town during the sale time-frame. Booooo I will wait until the last minute in November to get the best deal possible. I am not sure about all appliance stores, but Best Buy has a price-adjustment policy that could be beneficial. I will also look more into your set as well. Thanks again LuLu!!!