Shortly after we got married, my husband headed into the basement with a basket full of clothes and mumbled, “Laundry is the bain of my existence.” Okay, so I don’t like laundry either, but I wouldn’t exactly say it is the “bain of my existence.” I guess any married woman can admit that our hubbies can be a little dramatic at times (and I’m sure they would say the same about us!)
Let me tell you why laundry was not our favorite chore. We live in NYC. I can’t say that we even live in a small apartment. Not only do we have our own full sized apartment (which is bigger than most of my friends’ 1 family homes) we even have a basement studio apartment AND a laundry room (kinda.) Being much more fortunate than our neighbors, I decided not to whine about not having a dryer. Until I had a baby. The laundry piled up and the makeshift clothes line that my dad hung up for us wasn’t big enough to hold more than a load of laundry at a time. At some point we had wire laundry racks in the apartment. 2 in my baby’s room and 1 in the dining room. Something had to be done.
After deciding that getting a dryer was out of the question due to spacing technicalities, Whirlpool chose me to be part of their test drive program. Because of this, I decided we had to figure something out as far as where this dryer would go. We decided that we would need to separate the machines – so the washing machine would have to stay where it was since there was a pipe and a drain, but the dryer would have to go in the basement apartment so that it could be connected to the gas line coming from the stove. Even though I would have to trek my wet clothes from one room to another, I thought this would be a much better arrangement that trailing 5 baskets of laundry to my moms house when we would be so backed up.
When my new appliances finally arrived, I was in awe at all the options. Got a stain? There’s an app for that. Got the stinkies? There’s an app for that. I am still teaching my hubby about all the settings. When you first look at these machines with all the buttons and settings, you can get a little intimidated. Once you hit that power button, it guides you through the rest of your wash. I previously had a front loader which I thought was decent, until I fired up my shiny new Whirlpool. Whether you have a deep stain or just need to do a quick wash, the simple to follow steps will determine what type of wash your clothes require.
I love my new washing machines! I’ll be posting pics soon as well as more details on how to use the various features!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a test-drive campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Whirlpool and received a complimentaryWhirlpool Duet washer and dryer to facilitate my review.