Shiny! New! Clean!

These three words generally don't describe my house. Some things may be shiny, but it's generally from wear, not because they are new and/or clean. But our gorgeous front-loading washer is all this and more.

We decided on a Whirlpool Duet Sport. I had a bit of a hard time settling on it, since they all looked so pretty sitting there in the store. But we really don't need 17 water temperatures and 28 pre-set load types. Everything we wash is either with warm or cold, and on permenant press unless it's towels. The Sport (makes it sound like a car, doesn't it?) has 3 temperatures, 3 spin speeds, and 5 load settings. Water level is automatic, so I don't have to guess. Simple is good. And significantly cheaper, too!

I've been washing clothes like a woman possessed since last night after work. I had to go inside a VERY unsanitary house, so I changed clothes in the laundry room as soon as I walked in the door. Since then, I'm almost an addict. What amazes me most is how quiet the washer is. Unless it's spining, you can't hardly hear it. Until it leveled itself as well as it could on our notably un-level back porch, I thought it would shake the house apart when it spun. But it seems to have settled into a sweet spot, and you can't feel the vibrations inside the house now. I can't say the same for the porch. Out there it still feels like a minor earthquake...

But overall I'm thrilled. It uses so little water I'm sure we'll notice a difference in our bills, and it's Energy Star on top of that. I can't wait to get the dryer and stack the two. The porch will be less cluttered and awkward to navigate, and then maybe we'll have room for a little coat locker to stash some of our outerwear in.


Our Little Bungalow said...

Isn't it nice to get a new washer and dryer? The bill isn't, but it almost makes you want to wash clothes. LOL I was so happy ours weren't damaged too much by the flood! Enjoy!

The Litter Box House said...

Congratulations! We just got our first front loading washer last month. Granted it was our first washer ever, so that was even more exciting. Who hates laundry mats? I DO, I DO, I DO!!!!!