Last weekend while looking for a dishwasher, the sales lady at Sears was touting the front load washer/dryer set.
I liked this green set a lot. Vince didn’t. It has everything. It has some special setting for silk! Other than one silk scarf (Thank you Susan!), I have no silk. It has a handwashing setting for wool. I have some wool socks that I wash in the sink in the laundry room. It has steam. Hmmm . . not exactly sure why I need that in the washer and the dryer.
Since Vince was in the deal making mood, they were talking about this discount and that discount. We looked at Bosch, at Samsung, at Kenmore brands. We decided to go to the local appliance store and talk to those guys. I like them a lot.
They had this set that really wanted to come home with us.
Tango Red! I would love that in my laundry room. Seriously! I only go in there to wash clothes and occasionally iron a shirt or two. I think the red would make me smile. But, we decided to think about it. They’re surely not inexpensive.
We got home and really . . there’s nothing wrong with our washer/dryer. Yes, the new ones are little more energy efficient. They use less water and less electricity. Our current set is probably 7 years old and working just fine. When it’s not too cold, and even sometimes when it is cold if it’s sunny, I hang my clothes on the line so our dryer doesn’t get overused.
Then I started thinking about my grandma. She was perfectly happy with the old wringer type washer and hanging all her clothes on the line. No dryer at all for many years. And her mom and grandma probably used a rub board and were thrilled with the wringer washers became available. What would they think about these red appliances that do so much? And, what would they think about the price? 🙂
Thinking about them and their clothes washing, with cold water they drew from a well and heated on a wood stove if they wanted hot water . . I think I’m perfectly happy with my old style top loading washer and dryer!
Some day we’ll get a new washer and dryer, and I’d love to get something spiffy and stylish but I’m surely not complaining about what I have, nor am I getting rid of a perfectly good washer and dryer. And, besides, after having to buy a new water heater, water softener and dishwasher . . I hope I’m not buying anything at all for at least a few months.