I'm in the market for a washing maching that will last a while. The one we have now is leaving brown flakes all over the clothes especially on the delicate cycle and handwash cycle. Of course, the delicate cycle is the one I use all the time. I recently ruined a matelesse bedspread.
So Consumer Reports says the front loaders are best. According to CR, "The U.S. Department of Energy now requires washers to use 21 percent less energy, a goal we wholeheartedly support. But several major manufacturers are meeting the new standard in part by lowering wash-water temperatures, which often lowers performance. Traditional top-loaders with center-post agitators are having the hardest time, with some leaving our stain-soaked swatches nearly as dirty as they were before washing. Most top-loaders received only mediocre washing scores, and some had the lowest scores we’ve seen in years." Thank you very much!!
The reviews I've read on http://www.epinions.com/ say that some front loaders will vibrate your house to death.
We are leaning toward the Bosch Nexxt 500 series, but I really don't know what to do. I briefly considered getting a wringer washer like my grandma used to use. ; ) Or how about this one.
I'd like to hear your comments on what washing machine I should get. Help me out.