OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

Post by geob.. » Wed, 14 Aug 2002 22:00:05



We bought a new Maytag washer and dryer in November of 2000. We bought a
new house so we had to buy all new appliances. GE stove and Microwave, GE
refrigerator, Maytag washer and dryer. Did all the research in consumer's
reports and online. Maytags just always seem to run almost forever. We
bought white everything. Being color blind it doesn't really matter to me.
With white I don't have to worry about matching kitchen towels, placemas,
etc.

George

Quote:

> >So - who has bought one recently, and which one and why?
> >I really want the super energy saver front loader, but they are VERY
> >pricy.

> Umm, I really haven't bought one lately.  I have a Maytag that is about
> 27 years old.  Have never had a problem with it, except when we moved and
> had to have a belt reattached.  If you ever watch the 70's show and have
> seen the washer in the ba***t (pea soup green) that's mine.  My kids
> think it is hysterical that our washer's that old.  I keep buying white
> dryers, figuring that sooner or later the washer will die and I can
> finally have a matched set. So far I've gone through 4 dryers waiting for
> that day.  Some of my friends have newer Maytags, and they are all happy
> with them.

> Pat in NJ

> A pessimist complains about the wind; an optimist hopes it will change; a
> realist adjusts the sails.

> WIPs
> Stoney Creek Afghan - "Nature's Homes"
> Eva Rosenstand Flower Vase
> Moss Creek's "The Embroderess"

--
Quote of Note - "Can it be that there is not room for all men on this
beautiful earth, under those immeasurable starry heavens? Can it be
possible that in the midst of this entrancing nature, feelings of hatred,
vengeance, or the desire to exterminate their fellows can endure in the
souls of men?" -- Leo Tolstoy, The Raid, 1853
 
 
 

OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

Post by Cheryl Isaa » Wed, 14 Aug 2002 22:04:01


Sounds like Maytag is the way to go, now if I can swing the water saver one
I'll be happy!
Cheryl

 
 
 

OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

Post by Kell » Wed, 14 Aug 2002 23:37:03


Quote:
>We bought a new Maytag washer and dryer in November of 2000. We bought a
>new house so we had to buy all new appliances.

After following this thread for awhile, just had to jump in lol. When we bought
our house, we took along with us my used Whirlpool washer and Maytag gas dryer.
Alas the garage has no gas line so bye-bye washer/dryer--we had the trash
people come pick them up, so dh has more room in his garage.

Dh and FIL installed a used stack Maytag washer/dryer in my kitchen. It works
very well but I have to use small loads because our house has small pipes. It
really dries well-I don't have to dry a load but once. I've never had brand-new
appliances--except for our Whirlpool refrigerator (we bought it new in 1988 and
it still runs great).

Kelly in Calif.
WIPs: Lady of the Flag; Purrfect Patterns; SC Nature's Home afghan; Snowfolk
Row

 
 
 

OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

Post by Dianne Lewandows » Thu, 15 Aug 2002 04:42:11



Quote:
> We bought white everything. Being color blind it doesn't really matter to me.
>With white I don't have to worry about matching kitchen towels, placemas,
>etc.

>George

Oh, George!  I love it.  White.  How sensible.  When we redid our
bathroom two years ago, I went to white.  We're almost done with the
kitchen remodeling:  white everything except wainscoting, floor and
walls.

Wonderful, glorious white.  Lightens up dim rooms.  You can put
anything with it color wise.  It shows every speck of dirt, which can
be valuable (if your mind goes that way) because you see it before it
becomes a huge task.  Anyway, that's what I'm telling myself in the
kitchen.  Still have the old "almond" stove and refrigerator.  Will
until they drop dead.  Next will be either stainless steel (pricey) or
white.

Dianne

 
 
 

OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

Post by Dawne Peterso » Thu, 15 Aug 2002 23:49:59


"Dianne Lewandowski" wrote
 >When we redid our  bathroom two years ago, I went to >white.

There is something especially nice about clean white towels and white terry
bathrobes, isn't there.
Dawne

 
 
 

OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

Post by Cheryl Isaa » Thu, 15 Aug 2002 21:20:46



Quote:


>> We bought white everything. Being color blind it doesn't really matter to me.
>> With white I don't have to worry about matching kitchen towels, placemas,
>> etc.

>> George

> Oh, George!  I love it.  White.  How sensible.  When we redid our
> bathroom two years ago, I went to white.  We're almost done with the
> kitchen remodeling:  white everything except wainscoting, floor and
> walls.

> Wonderful, glorious white.  Lightens up dim rooms.  You can put
> anything with it color wise.  It shows every speck of dirt, which can
> be valuable (if your mind goes that way) because you see it before it
> becomes a huge task.  Anyway, that's what I'm telling myself in the
> kitchen.  Still have the old "almond" stove and refrigerator.  Will
> until they drop dead.  Next will be either stainless steel (pricey) or
> white.

> Dianne

Funny, we went all black in the kitchen - very modern and shows very little
except water spots!
Cheryl
 
 
 

OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

Post by Dianne Lewandows » Fri, 16 Aug 2002 07:36:15


We love it.  Even DH thinks it's great, and I thought he might balk at
the all-white stuff.

I will admit, the woodwork is a very pale pinkish beige (called raw
silk), making it a bit of a cameo affect.  But mostly, ya see white
everywhere ya look.  :-)

Dianne

On Wed, 14 Aug 2002 08:49:59 -0600, "Dawne Peterson"

Quote:

>"Dianne Lewandowski" wrote
> >When we redid our  bathroom two years ago, I went to >white.

>There is something especially nice about clean white towels and white terry
>bathrobes, isn't there.
>Dawne

 
 
 

OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

Post by Kell » Fri, 16 Aug 2002 10:01:06


Quote:
>We bought white everything. Being color blind it doesn't really matter to me.
>>> With white I don't have to worry about matching kitchen towels, placemas,

I swear if dh had his way, our entire house would be all white LOL. After 8
years of renting, then finally owning our first home, you'd think he'd be
willing to paint the walls something other than white..but noooo!!

Kelly in Calif (who's getting sick of white walls lol)

WIPs: Lady of the Flag; Purrfect Patterns; SC Nature's Home afghan; Snowfolk
Row

 
 
 

OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

Post by geob.. » Fri, 16 Aug 2002 21:03:00


Our walls are an ivory white at the beach cottage, and a different
off-white at our weekday house. One bedroom has walls that are a very pale
blue. We bring in color with the furnishings and with the window
treatments. But we tend to be very monochromatic. Lots of beiges. The tile
floors in the kitchen and bathrooms are all different and colorful. But to
me, white makes a room nice and bright.

George

Quote:

> >We bought white everything. Being color blind it doesn't really matter
> >to me.
> >>> With white I don't have to worry about matching kitchen towels,
> >>> placemas,

> I swear if dh had his way, our entire house would be all white LOL. After
> 8 years of renting, then finally owning our first home, you'd think he'd
> be willing to paint the walls something other than white..but noooo!!

> Kelly in Calif (who's getting sick of white walls lol)

> WIPs: Lady of the Flag; Purrfect Patterns; SC Nature's Home afghan;
>   Snowfolk
> Row

--
Quote of Note - "Can it be that there is not room for all men on this
beautiful earth, under those immeasurable starry heavens? Can it be
possible that in the midst of this entrancing nature, feelings of hatred,
vengeance, or the desire to exterminate their fellows can endure in the
souls of men?" -- Leo Tolstoy, The Raid, 1853
 
 
 

OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

Post by Cheryl Isaa » Fri, 16 Aug 2002 21:14:46


Kelly,
My DH has the same affliction - white walls - which show every mark, rub
etc... I hate washing walls!
C

Quote:

> Our walls are an ivory white at the beach cottage, and a different
> off-white at our weekday house. One bedroom has walls that are a very pale
> blue. We bring in color with the furnishings and with the window
> treatments. But we tend to be very monochromatic. Lots of beiges. The tile
> floors in the kitchen and bathrooms are all different and colorful. But to
> me, white makes a room nice and bright.

> George


>>> We bought white everything. Being color blind it doesn't really matter
>>> to me.
>>>>> With white I don't have to worry about matching kitchen towels,
>>>>> placemas,

>> I swear if dh had his way, our entire house would be all white LOL. After
>> 8 years of renting, then finally owning our first home, you'd think he'd
>> be willing to paint the walls something other than white..but noooo!!

>> Kelly in Calif (who's getting sick of white walls lol)

>> WIPs: Lady of the Flag; Purrfect Patterns; SC Nature's Home afghan;
>>   Snowfolk
>> Row

 
 
 

OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

Post by geob.. » Fri, 16 Aug 2002 21:26:53


My wife also hates washing walls, so washing walls goes on the honeydew
list. I use a sponge and comet or ajax powder. Reaaly bad marks on the wall
get washed and then touched up using a samll artist's brush. (Sable, flat
#5).

George

Quote:

> Kelly,
> My DH has the same affliction - white walls - which show every mark, rub
> etc... I hate washing walls!
> C


> > Our walls are an ivory white at the beach cottage, and a different
> > off-white at our weekday house. One bedroom has walls that are a very
> > pale blue. We bring in color with the furnishings and with the window
> > treatments. But we tend to be very monochromatic. Lots of beiges. The
> > tile floors in the kitchen and bathrooms are all different and
> > colorful. But to me, white makes a room nice and bright.

> > George


> >>> We bought white everything. Being color blind it doesn't really
> >>> matter to me.
> >>>>> With white I don't have to worry about matching kitchen towels,
> >>>>> placemas,

> >> I swear if dh had his way, our entire house would be all white LOL.
> >> After 8 years of renting, then finally owning our first home, you'd
> >> think he'd be willing to paint the walls something other than
> >> white..but noooo!!

> >> Kelly in Calif (who's getting sick of white walls lol)

> >> WIPs: Lady of the Flag; Purrfect Patterns; SC Nature's Home afghan;
> >>   Snowfolk
> >> Row

--
Quote of Note - "Can it be that there is not room for all men on this
beautiful earth, under those immeasurable starry heavens? Can it be
possible that in the midst of this entrancing nature, feelings of hatred,
vengeance, or the desire to exterminate their fellows can endure in the
souls of men?" -- Leo Tolstoy, The Raid, 1853
 
 
 

OT Help please - any one in the USA buy a washing machine recently

Post by Lucretia Borgi » Fri, 16 Aug 2002 21:33:21


Quote:

> Kelly,
> My DH has the same affliction - white walls - which show every mark, rub
> etc... I hate washing walls!

I have all white walls but I never wash them.  I keep extra paint on
hand and just run the roller over the finger level paint every six
months or so.  Takes less than half an hour and does not tax one.   You
can't do it with coloured walls because the colour fades and changes but
with the right white, you can't spot the finger removing paint.

Like George I like the colour elsewhere, then you can change the whole
outlook more readily.  Besides, white walls really display art work or
needlework wonderfully.

Sheena

Quote:
> C


> > Our walls are an ivory white at the beach cottage, and a different
> > off-white at our weekday house. One bedroom has walls that are a very pale
> > blue. We bring in color with the furnishings and with the window
> > treatments. But we tend to be very monochromatic. Lots of beiges. The tile
> > floors in the kitchen and bathrooms are all different and colorful. But to
> > me, white makes a room nice and bright.

> > George


> >>> We bought white everything. Being color blind it doesn't really matter
> >>> to me.
> >>>>> With white I don't have to worry about matching kitchen towels,
> >>>>> placemas,

> >> I swear if dh had his way, our entire house would be all white LOL. After
> >> 8 years of renting, then finally owning our first home, you'd think he'd
> >> be willing to paint the walls something other than white..but noooo!!

> >> Kelly in Calif (who's getting sick of white walls lol)

> >> WIPs: Lady of the Flag; Purrfect Patterns; SC Nature's Home afghan;
> >>   Snowfolk
> >> Row