I am looking to buy new laundry machines for my new apartment. (A washer and a dryer that can be stacked on top of each other.)Coffee room users which models do you recommend that are good quality, but not too expensive?
Don’t assume anything. Some models will not have a soak cycle on the “no frills” end and you won’t notice it until after the unit is installed.
I got the following advice from a professional home inspector: Front loading washers are <high percentage> more efficient than top loaders. He mentioned that he has an LG model that is extremely quiet.
I have a Maytag stackable in my kitchen for about 22 years, & have had very few repair calls. B’H, b’a’h.
I have a Kenmore (Sears) stackable – it is actually one piece. The only complaint that I have about it is that it has a much smaller capacity than a traditional set. I can do 2 king size sheets at the same time but I find that they get very creased and take a long time to dry, so I split the set and do other things with each sheet. The length of the wash cycle is a lot shorter than my daughter’s front loading set, so it doesn’t take long to do a load of laundry – it dries quickly as well. Truth be told, I really like this set and have had absolutely no problems with it in the 5 years I have had it.
Front loaders are more energy efficiant but the load takes longer to complete.