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    Wednesday, December 31, 2008

    Washer and Dryer

    It finally happened. After countless rolls of quarters and relying our relatives' generosity with their appliances, we finally, finally have our own washer and dryer:

    That's a stackable (duh) Asko set. We had never dreamed of getting this high-end Swedish brand, but we have a designer friend who got us a hook up with a deal. We paid less than one-third of this set's retail price. The washer and dryer actually cost us about the same as a much, much lower end set would have, so we are pleased as punch.

    One of the things that we absolutely love about this set is that they are super water- and energy-efficient. The washer spins clothes up to 2000 rpm at the end of the wash cycle (roughly the same rpm that you car's engine will have on a mellow road), and things come out nearly dry. That means much shorter dryer cycles. The washer uses about one-quarter of the water that a traditional top-loading washer would use, even with optional extra rinse cycles. It requires very little detergent and still comes in as an energy star appliance!

    So, laundry is our new hobby for the new year. Happy New Year to everyone out there, and all the best in your 2009 endeavors!

    8 comments:

    Rian K. said...

    Glad I checked in on your blog. I never thought I'd say this, but I have washer and dryer envy. they are beautiful.

    joy said...

    My GE w/d ran out of the room in tears just now.

    Tai said...

    We are feeling pretty good, since for the first 3 years of our marriage we had a stacked laundry center from the early 80s and for the last year we had nothing. Being able to do laundry at home now seems like such a luxury.

    Side of Jeffrey said...

    Dreams really do come true.

    k8 said...

    so pretty. soooo jealous.

    amelia said...

    You are back in blogging action!!!

    Kristin said...

    Wow I never thought I would see a really cool washer/dryer. One that didn't need to be hidden away. With that said you've kind of screwed the rest of us who don't know people on the inside. (this is craig not kristin)

    april said...

    I didn't think washers and dryers could be sexy, but those come pretty darn close.