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captain planet
07-30-2010, 11:01 AM
Anybody get CR? My subscription ran out and I missed from January through June and now I need the reviews for clothes washers and dryers that was in the February issue. Anybody have it?

thanks in advance,
CP

east tx skier
07-30-2010, 12:02 PM
I don't. But we just bought a pair of LG frontloaders. Pretty amazing pieces of equipment.

scott023
07-30-2010, 12:30 PM
This is a heck of a thread topic. ;):D:D

scott023
07-30-2010, 12:31 PM
CP, use the online subscription to view the reports... you can look at the last mothns issue free of charge.

Ski-me
07-30-2010, 12:50 PM
I may have them still. I'll see if I can find it this weekend.

We got the Samsung units and love them! I don't think we needed all of the cycles but I guess it's nice to have. I'd say we have only used 3 settings and never have used the "steam cyles" on the washer or dryer.

east tx skier
07-30-2010, 03:46 PM
I may have them still. I'll see if I can find it this weekend.

We got the Samsung units and love them! I don't think we needed all of the cycles but I guess it's nice to have. I'd say we have only used 3 settings and never have used the "steam cyles" on the washer or dryer.

The steam cycles are pretty awesome. I recommend, among the features to consider, getting on that has a pause button on it. It's nice to be able to open up the dryer mid cycle if you have to toss something in there that you forgot and not having to start the cycle over.

Dylan
07-30-2010, 04:00 PM
The steam cycles are pretty awesome. I recommend, among the features to consider, getting on that has a pause button on it. It's nice to be able to open up the dryer mid cycle if you have to toss something in there that you forgot and not having to start the cycle over.

I couldn't agree more. We bought the Front loader LG steam washer and dryer three years back, and haven't regretted it once. Super quiet, and hold a ridiculous amount!

joecarew3
07-30-2010, 04:09 PM
Im glad to see you all making use of a public forum.... but I just cant believe what I am reading about on TT. Bunch of dudes talking about W/D sets...Too funny! (Worst yet, I read it)

Ski-me
07-30-2010, 04:20 PM
I couldn't agree more. We bought the Front loader LG steam washer and dryer three years back, and haven't regretted it once. Super quiet, and hold a ridiculous amount!

Nice avitar! Macintosh......

captain planet
07-30-2010, 05:23 PM
Im glad to see you all making use of a public forum.... but I just cant believe what I am reading about on TT. Bunch of dudes talking about W/D sets...Too funny! (Worst yet, I read it)

Hey, it is the 'OFF TOPIC DISCUSSION' so washers and dryers are fair game. :D

I'm about to spend more on home appliances in the next 6 months than I have the previous 36 years of my life so I want to make an informed decision. NO JUNK, I'll sacrifice a little 'percieved better performance' for longevity and less repairs.

scott023
07-30-2010, 05:32 PM
Hey, it is the 'OFF TOPIC DISCUSSION' so washers and dryers are fair game. :D

I'm about to spend more on home appliances in the next 6 months than I have the previous 36 years of my life so I want to make an informed decision. NO JUNK, I'll sacrifice a little 'percieved better performance' for longevity and less repairs.

If modX was around this thread wuld've been deleted already. :D


I hear you there... I consult CR before purchasing any major item. It's a great source for honest opinions.

Dylan
07-30-2010, 05:32 PM
Im glad to see you all making use of a public forum.... but I just cant believe what I am reading about on TT. Bunch of dudes talking about W/D sets...Too funny! (Worst yet, I read it)

Nothing is more MANLY than clean underwear :confused: 8p

Nice avitar! Macintosh......

Steve Jobs, and the introduction of the Apple II. Good eye!

east tx skier
07-30-2010, 05:45 PM
I couldn't agree more. We bought the Front loader LG steam washer and dryer three years back, and haven't regretted it once. Super quiet, and hold a ridiculous amount!

Yeah, and I'm even more amazed at how little water the washer uses.

east tx skier
07-30-2010, 05:46 PM
Im glad to see you all making use of a public forum.... but I just cant believe what I am reading about on TT. Bunch of dudes talking about W/D sets...Too funny! (Worst yet, I read it)

More thought provoking than the political discussions IMO. :)

uncleboo
07-30-2010, 06:00 PM
The formatting may be screwed up, but here are the front loaders. As mentioned above, you can see these on www.consumerreports.org

Brand & Model Price Ratings and Test Results
Approximate retail price

Overall score
This score is based primarily on washing ability, efficiency, capacity, and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.




Washing performance
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)


Energy efficiency
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.


Water efficiency
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.


Capacity
For top-loaders, Capacity is based on how well the washer agitates increasingly large loads. For front-loaders, the score is based on our judgment of the maximum sized load that the washer holds.


Gentleness
Models that earned lower scores for gentleness are more likely to treat your clothes roughly, causing wear and tear.


Noise
This reflects judgments by panelists during the fill, agitate, and spin cycles.


Vibration
Reflects usage on a suspended wooden floor.


Cycle time (min.)
Our measurements of the time, rounded to the nearest five minutes, to complete the most aggressive normal cycle with our 8 lb. load. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)


Kenmore 4027[2] 3
Kenmore 4027[2]
Price: $800
Summary: This Kenmore front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$800
85 80
Samsung WF520AB[P]
Samsung WF520AB[P]
Price: $1400
Summary: This Samsung front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$1400 84 85
Kenmore Elite 4051[2] 3
Kenmore Elite 4051[2]
Price: $1020
Summary: This Kenmore front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
Similar Models:
Kenmore Elite Steam 4102[ ]
$1020
84 110
Samsung WF448AA[W]
Samsung WF448AA[W]
Price: $1400
Summary: This Samsung front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Steam option
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1400
84 90
LG WM2050C[W]
LG WM2050C[W]
Price: $700
Summary: This LG front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
Similar Models:
LG WM2101H[W]
$700
83 80
Kenmore Elite Steam 4219[2] 3
Kenmore Elite Steam 4219[2]
Price: $1400
Summary: This Kenmore front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Steam option
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1400
83 115
LG WM3875H[W]A
LG WM3875H[W]A
Price: $1200
Summary: This LG front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$1200
83 100
Kenmore 4044[1] 3
Kenmore 4044[1]
Price: $960
Summary: This Kenmore front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
Similar Models:
Kenmore 4031[ ]
$960
82 80
Electrolux WaveTouch EWFLW65H[W]
Electrolux WaveTouch EWFLW65H[W]
Price: $1500
Summary: This Electrolux front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1500
82 70
Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9750W[W]
Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9750W[W]
Price: $1300
Summary: This Whirlpool front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Steam option
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1300
82 65
Maytag Performance Series MHWE950W[W]
Maytag Performance Series MHWE950W[W]
Price: $1300
Summary: This Maytag front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$1300
82 65
LG WM3885H[W]A
LG WM3885H[W]A
Price: $1500
Summary: This LG front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Touchscreen
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$1500
81 90
Electrolux IQ Steam EIFLS55I[IW]
Electrolux IQ Steam EIFLS55I[IW]
Price: $1200
Summary: This Electrolux front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Steam option
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
Similar Models:
Electrolux IQ EIFLW55H[ ]
Electrolux IQ EIFLW55IRR
$1200
81 65
GE WCVH6800J[WW]
GE WCVH6800J[WW]
Price: $750
Summary: This GE front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$750
81 70
Frigidaire Affinity FAFS4474L[W]
Frigidaire Affinity FAFS4474L[W]
Price: $1000
Summary: This Frigidaire front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$1000
81 50
Bosch Vision WFVC440[0]UC
Bosch Vision WFVC440[0]UC
Price: $850
Summary: This Bosch front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 2 year warranty.

See model overview
$850
81 70
Frigidaire Affinity FAFS4473L[W]
Frigidaire Affinity FAFS4473L[W]
Price: $900
Summary: This Frigidaire front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$900
80 55
LG SteamWasher WM2801H[W]A
LG SteamWasher WM2801H[W]A
Price: $1200
Summary: This LG front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$1200 80 100
Maytag 5000 Series MHWE550W[W]
Maytag 5000 Series MHWE550W[W]
Price: $1300
Summary: This Maytag front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Maytag 5000 Series MHWE450W[ ]
$1300
80 65
GE Profile Steamwasher WPDH8900J[WW]
GE Profile Steamwasher WPDH8900J[WW]
Price: $1300
Summary: This GE front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Steam option
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1300
80 75
GE Profile WPDH8800J[WW]
GE Profile WPDH8800J[WW]
Price: $1200
Summary: This GE front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1200
80 80
LG Allergiene SteamWasher WM3001H[W]A
LG Allergiene SteamWasher WM3001H[W]A
Price: $1450
Summary: This LG front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$1450
80 105
Samsung WF419AA[W]
Samsung WF419AA[W]
Price: $1200
Summary: This Samsung front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Steam option
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1200
80 80
Whirlpool WFW9050X[W]
Whirlpool WFW9050X[W]
Price: $600
Summary: This Whirlpool front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$600
79 60
Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9700V[W]
Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9700V[W]
Price: $1250
Summary: This Whirlpool front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Steam option
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1250
79 95
Samsung WF330AN[W]
Samsung WF330AN[W]
Price: $800
Summary: This Samsung front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Samsung WF350AN[ ]
$800
79 85
Frigidaire Affinity FAFS4272L[W]
Frigidaire Affinity FAFS4272L[W]
Price: $800
Summary: This Frigidaire front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$800
79 50
Maytag 9000 Series Steam MHWE900V[W]
Maytag 9000 Series Steam MHWE900V[W]
Price: $1300
Summary: This Maytag front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$1300
78 95
LG WM0642H[W]
LG WM0642H[W]
Price: $900
Summary: This LG front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Stainless-steel tub
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$900
78 95
LG Allergiene WM2688H[WM]A
LG Allergiene WM2688H[WM]A
Price: $1400
Summary: This LG front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$1400
78 95
LG WM2301H[W]
LG WM2301H[W]
Price: $850
Summary: This LG front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$850
78 100
Whirlpool Duet WFW9150W[W]
Whirlpool Duet WFW9150W[W]
Price: $700
Summary: This Whirlpool front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$700
78 55
Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9550W[W]
Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9550W[W]
Price: $1200
Summary: This Whirlpool front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Steam option
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1200
77 100
Miele Touchtronic W4840
Miele Touchtronic W4840
Price: $1900
Summary: This Miele front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
Similar Models:
Miele W4800
$1900
77 100
Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3511K[W]
Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3511K[W]
Price: $700
Summary: This Frigidaire front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
Similar Models:
Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3517K[ ]
$700
77 50
Whirlpool Duet WFW9250W[W]
Whirlpool Duet WFW9250W[W]
Price: $850
Summary: This Whirlpool front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$850
77 55
Frigidaire Gallery GLTF2940F[S]
Frigidaire Gallery GLTF2940F[S]
Price: $650
Summary: This Frigidaire front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
Similar Models:
Frigidaire FTFB2940F[ ] (Best Buy)
Frigidaire LTF2940F[ ] (Lowe's)
$650
77 65
Asko WL6532XXL[W]
Asko WL6532XXL[W]
Price: $1300
Summary: This Asko front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1300
77 70
LG WM2701HV
LG WM2701HV
Price: $1100
Summary: This LG front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$1100
77 85
Bosch Vision 500 Series WFVC5440UC
Bosch Vision 500 Series WFVC5440UC
Price: $1000
Summary: This Bosch front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
Similar Models:
Bosch Vision 500 Series WFVC5400UC
$1000
77 70
Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9500T[W]
Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW9500T[W]
Price: $1000
Summary: This Whirlpool front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Steam option
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1000
76 90
Whirlpool Duet Sport HT WFW8400T[W]
Whirlpool Duet Sport HT WFW8400T[W]
Price: $750
Summary: This Whirlpool front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$750
76 100
Frigidaire Affinity ATF8000F[S]
Frigidaire Affinity ATF8000F[S]
Price: $800
Summary: This Frigidaire front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
Similar Models:
Frigidaire Affinity ATFB8000F[ ] (Best Buy)
Frigidaire LTF8000F[ ] (Lowe's)
$800
76 55
GE WBVH5300K[WW] 4
GE WBVH5300K[WW]
Price: $700
Summary: This GE front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on June 10, 2010, announced the recall of this washing machine due to fire and shock hazards. For more details, go to the CPSC's recall page.
See model overview
$700
76 70
LG WM2016C[W]
LG WM2016C[W]
Price: $700
Summary: This LG front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$700
76 90
Bosch Nexxt 800 Series WFMC840[1]UC
Bosch Nexxt 800 Series WFMC840[1]UC
Price: $1300
Summary: This Bosch front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1300
75 105
Kenmore HE3t Steam 4674[2]
Kenmore HE3t Steam 4674[2]
Price: $900
Summary: This Kenmore front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Steam option
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$900
75 95
Whirlpool Duet HT WFW9400S[W]
Whirlpool Duet HT WFW9400S[W]
Price: $850
Summary: This Whirlpool front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$850
75 105
Maytag 5000 Series MHWE500V[W]
Maytag 5000 Series MHWE500V[W]
Price: $1100
Summary: This Maytag front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$1100
75 70
Bosch Vision 800 Series WFVC8440UC
Bosch Vision 800 Series WFVC8440UC
Price: $1300
Summary: This Bosch front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Steam option
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1300
75 60
Kenmore 4002[1]
Kenmore 4002[1]
Price: $700
Summary: This Kenmore front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$700
75 65
Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3577K[W]
Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3577K[W]
Price: $750
Summary: This Frigidaire front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
Similar Models:
Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3574K[ ]
$750
75 55
Samsung WF218AN[W]
Samsung WF218AN[W]
Price: $800
Summary: This Samsung front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$800
75 90
Bosch Vision 300 Series WFVC3300UC
Bosch Vision 300 Series WFVC3300UC
Price: $850
Summary: This Bosch front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$850
75 65
Bosch Nexxt 500 Plus Series WFMC544[0]UC
Bosch Nexxt 500 Plus Series WFMC544[0]UC
Price: $1050
Summary: This Bosch front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$1050
74 75
Frigidaire Affinity ATF6000F[S]
Frigidaire Affinity ATF6000F[S]
Price: $650
Summary: This Frigidaire front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$650
74 55
Samsung WF220AN[W]
Samsung WF220AN[W]
Price: $750
Summary: This Samsung front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Samsung WF210AN[W]
$750
74 95
Amana NFW7200T[W]
Amana NFW7200T[W]
Price: $600
Summary: This Amana front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$600
74 85
Maytag Epic Z MHWZ600T[W]
Maytag Epic Z MHWZ600T[W]
Price: $700
Summary: This Maytag front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$700
73 95
Speed Queen AFB50R
Speed Queen AFB50R
Price: $1600
Summary: This Speed Queen front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Manufacturer recommends conventional detergent.
Comes with a 3 years warranty.
See model overview
$1600
69 60
LG WM2010C[W]
LG WM2010C[W]
Price: $600
Summary: This LG front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.

See model overview
$600
69 90
Whirlpool Duet Sport WFW8300S[W]
Whirlpool Duet Sport WFW8300S[W]
Price: $700
Summary: This Whirlpool front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 1 year warranty.
See model overview
$700
68 70
Asko Ultracare WL6511
Asko Ultracare WL6511
Price: $1300
Summary: This Asko front-loader washing machine has
Energy Star qualification
Auto temp. control
Auto detergent dispenser
Auto bleach dispenser
Auto fabric softener dispenser
End of cycle signal
Rotary dial
Push button
Stainless-steel tub
Stackable
Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
Comes with a 2 years warranty.
See model overview
$1300 66 115


3 Kenmore updates washer software based on Consumer Reports' test findings.
4 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on June 10, 2010, announced the recall of this washing machine due to fire and shock hazards. For more details, go to the CPSC's recall page.

uncleboo
07-30-2010, 06:02 PM
Brand & Model Price Ratings and Test Results
Approximate retail price

Overall score
This score is based primarily on drying performance, drum volume and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.




Drying performance
This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 12-lb. load, predominantly cotton, representing a family's large weekly load; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.


Capacity
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.


Convenience
For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.


Noise
This score was determined by a panel of judges who listened while machines dried an 8-pound load, measuring both sound quality and volume.


LG DLE2701[V]
LG DLE2701[V]
Price: $1100
Summary: This LG full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
$1100
84
GE Profile Harmony DPGT750EC[WW]
GE Profile Harmony DPGT750EC[WW]
Price: $950
Summary: This GE full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.

See model overview
Similar Models:
GE Profile Harmony DPGT750GC[WW]
$950
83
LG DLEX2501[W]
LG DLEX2501[W]
Price: $1050
Summary: This LG full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
$1050
83
Samsung DV419AE[W]
Samsung DV419AE[W]
Price: $1200
Summary: This Samsung full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
$1200
82
Kenmore Oasis Steam 6808[2]
Kenmore Oasis Steam 6808[2]
Price: $950
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Kenmore Oasis Steam 6809[ ]
$950 81
Whirlpool Duet Steam WED9750W[W]
Whirlpool Duet Steam WED9750W[W]
Price: $1200
Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
$1200
81
Whirlpool WED9450W[W]
Whirlpool WED9450W[W]
Price: $1100
Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
$1100
81
Kenmore Elite 8219[2]
Kenmore Elite 8219[2]
Price: $1300
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
$1300
80
LG DLE2050[W]
LG DLE2050[W]
Price: $700
Summary: This LG full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Custom Programming.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
$700
80
Samsung Steam DV448AE[W]
Samsung Steam DV448AE[W]
Price: $1150
Summary: This Samsung full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
Samsung Steam DV448AG[W]
$1150
80
Maytag 5000 Series Steam MEDE500V[W]
Maytag 5000 Series Steam MEDE500V[W]
Price: $1100
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
Maytag 5000 Series Steam MGDE500V[W]
$1100
79
Kenmore Elite Oasis 6703[2]
Kenmore Elite Oasis 6703[2]
Price: $680
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Kenmore Elite Oasis 7703[2]
Kenmore Elite Oasis 6705[ ]
Kenmore Elite Oasis 6704[ ]
$680 79
LG SteamDryer DLEX3001[W]
LG SteamDryer DLEX3001[W]
Price: $1300
Summary: This LG full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
LG SteamDryer DLGX3002[W]
$1300
79
Maytag 9000 Series MEDE900V[W]
Maytag 9000 Series MEDE900V[W]
Price: $1200
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
$1200
79
LG DLE5955[W]
LG DLE5955[W]
Price: $950
Summary: This LG full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
LG DLG5966[W]
$950
79
LG DLE2516[W]
LG DLE2516[W]
Price: $700
Summary: This LG full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
LG DLG2526[W]
$700
78
Kenmore 800 Series 6982[2]
Kenmore 800 Series 6982[2]
Price: $510
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Kenmore 800 Series 6983[ ]
Kenmore 800 Series 7982[2]
$510
78
Bosch Vision 800 Series WTVC833[0]US
Bosch Vision 800 Series WTVC833[0]US
Price: $1200
Summary: This Bosch full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Stackable

See model overview
$1200 77
Kenmore 8002[1]
Kenmore 8002[1]
Price: $650
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
$650 77
GE Profile DPVH890EJ[WW]
GE Profile DPVH890EJ[WW]
Price: $1200
Summary: This GE full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
$1200
77
GE Profile DPSE810EG[WT]
GE Profile DPSE810EG[WT]
Price: $600
Summary: This GE full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.

See model overview
Similar Models:
GE Profile DPVH890GJ[WW]
$600
77
Whirlpool Cabrio Steam WED6600V[W]
Whirlpool Cabrio Steam WED6600V[W]
Price: $830
Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Whirlpool Cabrio Steam WGD6600V[W]
$830
77
Whirlpool Duet WED9250W[W]
Whirlpool Duet WED9250W[W]
Price: $850
Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
$850
77
GE DCVH680EJ[WW]
GE DCVH680EJ[WW]
Price: $700
Summary: This GE full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
$700
77
Maytag Bravos MED6400T[Q]
Maytag Bravos MED6400T[Q]
Price: $750
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Maytag Bravos MGD6400T[Q]
$750 77
Bosch Vision 500 Series WTVC533[0]US
Bosch Vision 500 Series WTVC533[0]US
Price: $930
Summary: This Bosch full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
$930
76
Maytag Bravos MEDB850W[Q]
Maytag Bravos MEDB850W[Q]
Price: $900
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
$900
76
Amana NED7200T[W]
Amana NED7200T[W]
Price: $600
Summary: This Amana full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
Amana NGD7200T[W]
$600
72
Electrolux IQ EIED55H[IW]
Electrolux IQ EIED55H[IW]
Price: $1100
Summary: This Electrolux full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
$1100
71
Maytag Bravos Steam MEDB800V[Q]
Maytag Bravos Steam MEDB800V[Q]
Price: $900
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Custom Programming.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Maytag Bravos Steam MGDB800V[Q]
$900
70
Electrolux Perfect Steam EWMED65H[IW]
Electrolux Perfect Steam EWMED65H[IW]
Price: $1500
Summary: This Electrolux full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
Electrolux Perfect Steam EWMGD65H[IW]
$1500
70
Kenmore 8027[2]
Kenmore 8027[2]
Price: $750
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
$750
69
Maytag Bravos MEDB200V[Q]
Maytag Bravos MEDB200V[Q]
Price: $740
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
$740
69
Whirlpool Cabrio WED6200S[W]
Whirlpool Cabrio WED6200S[W]
Price: $700
Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Whirlpool Cabrio WGD6200S[W]
$700
68
Miele Touchtronic T9800
Miele Touchtronic T9800
Price: $1300
Summary: This Miele full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Miele Touchtronic T9820
$1300
66
Frigidaire Gallery GLEQ2152E[S]
Frigidaire Gallery GLEQ2152E[S]
Price: $600
Summary: This Frigidaire full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
$600
65
Whirlpool WED5800S[W]
Whirlpool WED5800S[W]
Price: $480
Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Whirlpool WED5700V[ ]
Whirlpool WGD5700V[W]


Discontinued - See similar models $480 62
Kenmore 6962[2]
Kenmore 6962[2]
Price: $420
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Kenmore 6963[ ]
Kenmore 7962[2]
$420
61
Fisher & Paykel DE62TG1
Fisher & Paykel DE62TG1
Price: $770
Summary: This Fisher & Paykel full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Fisher & Paykel DG62TG1
Fisher & Paykel DE62T27G
$770 59
Frigidaire Affinity AEQ6000E[S]
Frigidaire Affinity AEQ6000E[S]
Price: $650
Summary: This Frigidaire full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
Frigidaire Affinity LEQ6000E[ ] (Lowes)
Frigidaire Affinity AGQ6000E[S]
Frigidaire Affinity AEQB6000E[ ] (Best Buy)
$650
58
Asko TL751XXL[W]
Asko TL751XXL[W]
Price: $1000
Summary: This Asko full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drying rack.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Asko TL751GXXL[W]
$1000
56
Maytag Centennial MEDC500V[W]
Maytag Centennial MEDC500V[W]
Price: $490
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Maytag Centennial MGDC500V[W]
$490
56
Fisher & Paykel DE60FA1
Fisher & Paykel DE60FA1
Price: $470
Summary: This Fisher & Paykel full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
$470
52
GE DRSR483EG[WW]
GE DRSR483EG[WW]
Price: $550
Summary: This GE full-sized dryer offers:
No moisture sensor
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
GE DRSR483GG[WW]
$550
45
Staber HXD2304E
Staber HXD2304E
Price: $800
Summary: This Staber full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor

See model overview
Similar Models:
Staber HXD2304G
$800 39
Amana NED4800V[Q]
Amana NED4800V[Q]
Price: $400
Summary: This Amana full-sized dryer offers:
No moisture sensor
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Amana NGD4800V[Q]
$400
36
Hotpoint NBXR333EG[WW]
Hotpoint NBXR333EG[WW]
Price: $370
Summary: This Hotpoint full-sized dryer offers:
No moisture sensor

See model overview
$370
30
Kenmore 6952[2]
Kenmore 6952[2]
Price: $380
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
No moisture sensor
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Kenmore 7952[2]
$380
30
Roper RED4440V[Q]
Roper RED4440V[Q]
Price: $300
Summary: This Roper full-sized dryer offers:
No moisture sensor

See model overview
$300
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Dylan
07-30-2010, 06:04 PM
Wow... I'll wait for the book on tape.

Yellow X9
07-30-2010, 06:36 PM
Well in that case....Might as well top it off with this Pic

east tx skier
07-30-2010, 11:23 PM
Well in that case....Might as well top it off with this Pic

You asked. Here's the LG.

TX.X-30 fan
07-31-2010, 01:12 PM
I don't. But we just bought a pair of LG frontloaders. Pretty amazing pieces of equipment.




Do you sit in front and watch those bad boys work??

TX.X-30 fan
07-31-2010, 01:14 PM
You asked. Here's the LG.




Figures a wealthy attorney would spring for the over-priced bases................:rolleyes:

joecarew3
07-31-2010, 01:35 PM
Brand & Model Price Ratings and Test Results
Approximate retail price

Overall score
This score is based primarily on drying performance, drum volume and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.




Drying performance
This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 12-lb. load, predominantly cotton, representing a family's large weekly load; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.


Capacity
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.


Convenience
For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.


Noise
This score was determined by a panel of judges who listened while machines dried an 8-pound load, measuring both sound quality and volume.


LG DLE2701[V]
LG DLE2701[V]
Price: $1100
Summary: This LG full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
$1100
84
GE Profile Harmony DPGT750EC[WW]
GE Profile Harmony DPGT750EC[WW]
Price: $950
Summary: This GE full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.

See model overview
Similar Models:
GE Profile Harmony DPGT750GC[WW]
$950
83
LG DLEX2501[W]
LG DLEX2501[W]
Price: $1050
Summary: This LG full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
$1050
83
Samsung DV419AE[W]
Samsung DV419AE[W]
Price: $1200
Summary: This Samsung full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
$1200
82
Kenmore Oasis Steam 6808[2]
Kenmore Oasis Steam 6808[2]
Price: $950
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Kenmore Oasis Steam 6809[ ]
$950 81
Whirlpool Duet Steam WED9750W[W]
Whirlpool Duet Steam WED9750W[W]
Price: $1200
Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
$1200
81
Whirlpool WED9450W[W]
Whirlpool WED9450W[W]
Price: $1100
Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
$1100
81
Kenmore Elite 8219[2]
Kenmore Elite 8219[2]
Price: $1300
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
$1300
80
LG DLE2050[W]
LG DLE2050[W]
Price: $700
Summary: This LG full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Custom Programming.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
$700
80
Samsung Steam DV448AE[W]
Samsung Steam DV448AE[W]
Price: $1150
Summary: This Samsung full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
Samsung Steam DV448AG[W]
$1150
80
Maytag 5000 Series Steam MEDE500V[W]
Maytag 5000 Series Steam MEDE500V[W]
Price: $1100
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
Maytag 5000 Series Steam MGDE500V[W]
$1100
79
Kenmore Elite Oasis 6703[2]
Kenmore Elite Oasis 6703[2]
Price: $680
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Kenmore Elite Oasis 7703[2]
Kenmore Elite Oasis 6705[ ]
Kenmore Elite Oasis 6704[ ]
$680 79
LG SteamDryer DLEX3001[W]
LG SteamDryer DLEX3001[W]
Price: $1300
Summary: This LG full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
LG SteamDryer DLGX3002[W]
$1300
79
Maytag 9000 Series MEDE900V[W]
Maytag 9000 Series MEDE900V[W]
Price: $1200
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
$1200
79
LG DLE5955[W]
LG DLE5955[W]
Price: $950
Summary: This LG full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
LG DLG5966[W]
$950
79
LG DLE2516[W]
LG DLE2516[W]
Price: $700
Summary: This LG full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
LG DLG2526[W]
$700
78
Kenmore 800 Series 6982[2]
Kenmore 800 Series 6982[2]
Price: $510
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Kenmore 800 Series 6983[ ]
Kenmore 800 Series 7982[2]
$510
78
Bosch Vision 800 Series WTVC833[0]US
Bosch Vision 800 Series WTVC833[0]US
Price: $1200
Summary: This Bosch full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Stackable

See model overview
$1200 77
Kenmore 8002[1]
Kenmore 8002[1]
Price: $650
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
$650 77
GE Profile DPVH890EJ[WW]
GE Profile DPVH890EJ[WW]
Price: $1200
Summary: This GE full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
$1200
77
GE Profile DPSE810EG[WT]
GE Profile DPSE810EG[WT]
Price: $600
Summary: This GE full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.

See model overview
Similar Models:
GE Profile DPVH890GJ[WW]
$600
77
Whirlpool Cabrio Steam WED6600V[W]
Whirlpool Cabrio Steam WED6600V[W]
Price: $830
Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Whirlpool Cabrio Steam WGD6600V[W]
$830
77
Whirlpool Duet WED9250W[W]
Whirlpool Duet WED9250W[W]
Price: $850
Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
$850
77
GE DCVH680EJ[WW]
GE DCVH680EJ[WW]
Price: $700
Summary: This GE full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
$700
77
Maytag Bravos MED6400T[Q]
Maytag Bravos MED6400T[Q]
Price: $750
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Maytag Bravos MGD6400T[Q]
$750 77
Bosch Vision 500 Series WTVC533[0]US
Bosch Vision 500 Series WTVC533[0]US
Price: $930
Summary: This Bosch full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
$930
76
Maytag Bravos MEDB850W[Q]
Maytag Bravos MEDB850W[Q]
Price: $900
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
$900
76
Amana NED7200T[W]
Amana NED7200T[W]
Price: $600
Summary: This Amana full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
Amana NGD7200T[W]
$600
72
Electrolux IQ EIED55H[IW]
Electrolux IQ EIED55H[IW]
Price: $1100
Summary: This Electrolux full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
$1100
71
Maytag Bravos Steam MEDB800V[Q]
Maytag Bravos Steam MEDB800V[Q]
Price: $900
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Custom Programming.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Maytag Bravos Steam MGDB800V[Q]
$900
70
Electrolux Perfect Steam EWMED65H[IW]
Electrolux Perfect Steam EWMED65H[IW]
Price: $1500
Summary: This Electrolux full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Steam option.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Custom Programming.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
Electrolux Perfect Steam EWMGD65H[IW]
$1500
70
Kenmore 8027[2]
Kenmore 8027[2]
Price: $750
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Duct blockage indicator
Stackable

See model overview
$750
69
Maytag Bravos MEDB200V[Q]
Maytag Bravos MEDB200V[Q]
Price: $740
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
$740
69
Whirlpool Cabrio WED6200S[W]
Whirlpool Cabrio WED6200S[W]
Price: $700
Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Whirlpool Cabrio WGD6200S[W]
$700
68
Miele Touchtronic T9800
Miele Touchtronic T9800
Price: $1300
Summary: This Miele full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Miele Touchtronic T9820
$1300
66
Frigidaire Gallery GLEQ2152E[S]
Frigidaire Gallery GLEQ2152E[S]
Price: $600
Summary: This Frigidaire full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Stackable

See model overview
$600
65
Whirlpool WED5800S[W]
Whirlpool WED5800S[W]
Price: $480
Summary: This Whirlpool full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Whirlpool WED5700V[ ]
Whirlpool WGD5700V[W]


Discontinued - See similar models $480 62
Kenmore 6962[2]
Kenmore 6962[2]
Price: $420
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Kenmore 6963[ ]
Kenmore 7962[2]
$420
61
Fisher & Paykel DE62TG1
Fisher & Paykel DE62TG1
Price: $770
Summary: This Fisher & Paykel full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Fisher & Paykel DG62TG1
Fisher & Paykel DE62T27G
$770 59
Frigidaire Affinity AEQ6000E[S]
Frigidaire Affinity AEQ6000E[S]
Price: $650
Summary: This Frigidaire full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.
Drying rack.
Stackable

See model overview
Similar Models:
Frigidaire Affinity LEQ6000E[ ] (Lowes)
Frigidaire Affinity AGQ6000E[S]
Frigidaire Affinity AEQB6000E[ ] (Best Buy)
$650
58
Asko TL751XXL[W]
Asko TL751XXL[W]
Price: $1000
Summary: This Asko full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
Electronic controls.
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drying rack.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Asko TL751GXXL[W]
$1000
56
Maytag Centennial MEDC500V[W]
Maytag Centennial MEDC500V[W]
Price: $490
Summary: This Maytag full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Maytag Centennial MGDC500V[W]
$490
56
Fisher & Paykel DE60FA1
Fisher & Paykel DE60FA1
Price: $470
Summary: This Fisher & Paykel full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
$470
52
GE DRSR483EG[WW]
GE DRSR483EG[WW]
Price: $550
Summary: This GE full-sized dryer offers:
No moisture sensor
Stainless steel drum
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
GE DRSR483GG[WW]
$550
45
Staber HXD2304E
Staber HXD2304E
Price: $800
Summary: This Staber full-sized dryer offers:
Moisture sensor

See model overview
Similar Models:
Staber HXD2304G
$800 39
Amana NED4800V[Q]
Amana NED4800V[Q]
Price: $400
Summary: This Amana full-sized dryer offers:
No moisture sensor
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Amana NGD4800V[Q]
$400
36
Hotpoint NBXR333EG[WW]
Hotpoint NBXR333EG[WW]
Price: $370
Summary: This Hotpoint full-sized dryer offers:
No moisture sensor

See model overview
$370
30
Kenmore 6952[2]
Kenmore 6952[2]
Price: $380
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
No moisture sensor
On/off end of cycle signal.
Drum light.

See model overview
Similar Models:
Kenmore 7952[2]
$380
30
Roper RED4440V[Q]
Roper RED4440V[Q]
Price: $300
Summary: This Roper full-sized dryer offers:
No moisture sensor

See model overview
$300
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Sorry... I had to!

east tx skier
07-31-2010, 02:36 PM
Figures a wealthy attorney would spring for the over-priced bases................:rolleyes:

Yes, she did. Long story. Had to have the cabinet guys over to raise those cabinets so we could fit with the somewhat useful bases. They did it for free. Pictures of the built in buffet complete with undercounter kegerator will follow in the next couple of weeks.

:):cool:

jwmiller
08-01-2010, 09:01 PM
Figures a wealthy attorney would spring for the over-priced bases................:rolleyes:

You almost need the bases, otherwise they are very low to the ground making it uncomfortable to load and unload.

Front loaders are very nice but be ready to spend extra time cleaning the front seals otherwise they begin to stink.

And finally make sure your flooring is solid otherwise they are not as quite as they say they are.

I have LG's from 2004. One drive motor was replaced within 6 months but since then no problems.

BriEOD
08-02-2010, 06:47 AM
I don't. But we just bought a pair of LG frontloaders. Pretty amazing pieces of equipment.

Yes, we bought a set of LGs last year and have been very happy with them. The minimal water consumption and how quiet they are also notable.

captain planet
08-02-2010, 10:30 AM
Sorry... I had to!

Now, THAT was funny! 8p

captain planet
08-02-2010, 10:33 AM
I'll spare hitting the quote box.

Thanks Uncleboo. You wouldn't happen to have a scan of the ratings table would you? :rolleyes:

Ski-me
08-02-2010, 10:52 AM
I'll spare hitting the quote box.

Thanks Uncleboo. You wouldn't happen to have a scan of the ratings table would you? :rolleyes:

I sent you an email a few days ago....I have them scanned in and can email them to you. Just need your email address as the files are 1mb each x 5.

Also, they are in color! :D

captain planet
08-02-2010, 12:18 PM
I sent you an email a few days ago....I have them scanned in and can email them to you. Just need your email address as the files are 1mb each x 5.

Also, they are in color! :D

Perfect! Got em' Thanks again.

Willski
08-02-2010, 01:17 PM
I also have LGs. No problems so far. They do hold alot. By the way, this is not the first time we have discussed washers and dryers on this forum!!

TX.X-30 fan
08-02-2010, 01:20 PM
[QUOTE=jwmiller;698284]You almost need the bases, otherwise they are very low to the ground making it uncomfortable to load and unload.
/QUOTE]



Not if your wife is a midget. :D

east tx skier
08-02-2010, 01:29 PM
Figures a wealthy attorney would spring for the over-priced bases................:rolleyes:

Update. Had a party for our ski club this weekend. Our host's house was pretty spectacular. I noticed he had this same washer dryer set. But unlike us poor attys, he didn't have the plastic drawer add ons. He had built ins that the W/D sat upon.

east tx skier
08-02-2010, 01:30 PM
Yes, we bought a set of LGs last year and have been very happy with them. The minimal water consumption and how quiet they are also notable.

Yeah, I have to look twice to see if they're running. Hey, our washer plays music when it starts, but the dryer doesn't. I feel like I got ripped off? What gives? :D

Ski-me
08-02-2010, 02:05 PM
Yeah, I have to look twice to see if they're running. Hey, our washer plays music when it starts, but the dryer doesn't. I feel like I got ripped off? What gives? :D

I guess you should of gotten the Samsungs...both our washer AND dryer play music when they are done. I didn't know what to initially think but my wife likes it! :o

TX.X-30 fan
08-02-2010, 02:20 PM
Guys chatting washers and dryers is borderline.........................

scott023
08-02-2010, 02:40 PM
Guys chatting washers and dryers is borderline.........................

That's what I said on the first page of the thread... it has gone on now four pages worth. :o:D

Willski
08-02-2010, 02:46 PM
Oops. Looks like I started the other one! At least it was in the offseason!

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=21060

MCVOLS
08-02-2010, 03:06 PM
On a related note, what vaccum do you guys have? :D

(we also have the LG's, but I put my foot down when she wanted to get the color option!)

captain planet
08-02-2010, 03:26 PM
Guys chatting washers and dryers is borderline.........................

Aw, c'mon TX, it's just economics, not high fashion or shoes! I want to buy the best possible. Wait until next week when I pop the "which dishwasher does CR recommend" question. :)

captain planet
08-02-2010, 03:27 PM
Oops. Looks like I started the other one! At least it was in the offseason!

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=21060

Trust me, I would have loved to have bought our house in the offseason. :(:confused:

east tx skier
08-02-2010, 03:29 PM
Guys chatting washers and dryers is borderline.........................

I've been talking about top loaders and front loaders. What are you talking about? :cool:

TX.X-30 fan
08-02-2010, 05:16 PM
I've been talking about top loaders and front loaders. What are you talking about? :cool:





I prefer the front loaders but I've heard some women swear by their top loader.........;)