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Airing My Dirty Laundry

frigidairewasherdryerI almost hesitate to call the Frigidaire Affinity Washer and Dryer “appliances”. It is like some advanced alien civilization visited my laundry room and left behind their space-age technology.

Maybe it is just because I’m frugal, but I’ve never owned anything quite like this before.  Sure, the other appliances are good.  They are more efficient, sharper-looking, and roomier than my old ones.  But the washer/dryer are a whole other species of home electronics.

First, they look hot. I mean the red color is just smoking. And the pair is so quiet, you’ll never hear them coming.

As a household with one mom, two young children, and a man who spends his weekdays wearing dress shirts and his weekends in military uniform, we generate a lot of laundry and I really appreciate the help from Frigidaire.

The options on the washer and dryer are out of this world.  If I could remember my high school math, I’d calculate the permutations.  But since that would eat into my “me time“, I’ll just say that there are a lot of options.  Two of my favorites are on the opposite ends of the spectrum. With two young children, I really appreciate the “Sanitize” option and have had call to use it several times, already.  On the more eco-conscious side, there is the Energy Efficient settings that use cooler water.

Because there are so many options, it did take a little exploration to make sure I chose settings on the dryer to get the clothing just dry enough.  Now that I’ve got it down (there’s even a setting for bedding), I feel good knowing I am using only as much energy as necessary.

Two other highlights save wait time.  Because the dryer has a high capacity, I never have to run two dryer loads for one washer load.  Plus, the dryer runs in about the same time as the washer–so there is no sitting around waiting for the dryer to finish when doing multiple loads.

Finally, I am the first to admit I am an indifferent housekeeper at best.  One thing I just do not do is iron.  When I was 20, I asked my grandmother, household arts expert extraordinaire, for tips on ironing.  Her answer? Send it out to be done.  With that I was absolved from any obligation to iron.  And now, with the “DrySense” wrinkle-reduction, I don’t have to.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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5 Responses to "Airing My Dirty Laundry"

  1. Tiffany says:

    The wrinkle reduction feature sounds really nice. I avoid ironing at pretty much all costs!

  2. Naomi says:

    Ooh, they’re so pretty… The DrySense feature sounds amazing. I covet these even more now!

  3. Dad says:

    Wow – it sounds like the washer and dryer are quick, quiet and effective!

  4. I totally agree with you – once you have high tech washer & dryer, there is no going back to old… Those look awesome!

  5. Loreen Banks says:

    Well, that’s good, however what about the other options we have here? Do you mind making a further post about these as well? Cheers!

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