Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm not a beggar but this time I am... Any advice?

It happened.... I knew it was coming but did not know when and Sunday it happened.... My dryer broke. It was nothing special just a regular dryer and Dan had it before we got married so it is about 10 years old. I have looked at washers and dryers before and I have no clue what I want. The regular kind or the new fancy front loaders kind. There are ups and downs to both styles. My washer still works so do I just get a dryer or do I get the matching set. I do know I need something that holds more and you can get those in both styles. I love the idea of the front loaders because you can stack them and the kit to stack them is 30 bucks vs. the pedestal to make them taller around 200 bucks for each. The idea of stacking is it would give me more room in the laundry room but on the other hand I can't go crazy because there is the price tag... So needless to say I have no idea and would love some advice from anybody and everybody, I don't care if I don't know you and you saw this blog (unless your a obsessed stalker and I would love to know why)... The purchase will happen this weekend so I have one week. Please anybody?


  1. This exact thing happend to me a few months back after 10 yrs and many moves the dryer left us, the washer is barely holding on now. I feel your pain.

  2. I have a front loader washer/dryer. I 100% absolutely love them. Best home appliance purchase I've ever made. As far as stacking vs. pedestal thats a personal opinion, mine aren't stacked simply because I didn't have the room. Best of luck :)

  3. Front loaders are WAY overrated, just my opinion. Get a good quality traditional that doesn’t have the agitator like the Calypso. All the major brands now make a version that no longer has the agitator which really saves on the wear and tear of your clothes. This comes from the many comments my customers have made (we install appliances), NOT from salesmen who would just love to sell you that nice big front loader and of course the matching pedestals. Now remember, this is just my opinion, which around my house isn’t worth much :o)