Honest opinions about how to buy Appliances and Lighting.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mistakes To Avoid...Part 2

24 inch washers are versatile...They fit in small spaces, under a counter and can be stacked. There are a bunch; Bosch, Miele, Asko, Maytag and Whirlpool.

But don't run a gas line. They are exclusively electric...(A friend of mine made that error)

1 comment:

  1. Are you in the market for a new washer, and you're thinking about going with a front load washer? If you're pressed for space, then you might need to go with a compact front load washer. Not every manufacturer has as much to offer you if you fall into this case. For example, if you're interesting in a Bosch front load washer there are 3 for you to choose from that fit their compact designation. LG Electronics on the other hand seems to only have one compact front load washer offering at this time, the LG WM1355HW compact front load washer. Worth noting about the offerings from both of these manufacturers is that their compact offerings are relatively costly when compared to their similarly featured full size counterparts.

    Maytag, a brand that is generally on the front of most American's minds when they think about washer manufacturs is somewhat of a departure from this trend. While the Maytag lineup of front load washers may not be quite as extensive as that of other brands, they do still have a single offering in the compact size. This compact front load washer is the Maytag MAH2400AWW. Very much worth noting about this particular compact front load washer is that, as previously stated, while the offerings from LG and Bosch cost significantly more than their entry level full size front load washer, that isn't the case with the Maytag MAH2400AWW.

    According to the Maytag website, there is only a $50 price difference, from $750 to $800, between the MAH2400AWW and their entry level front load washer. In contrast, a look at the Bosch website reveals that their cheapest front load washer, Bosch WFVC3300UC, has an MSRP of $900 vs $1050 for their least costly compact front loader. LG has an even more pronounced price difference between their overall entry level front load washer, the LG WM2010CW, has an MSRP of $629. With a price over 50% higher is their compact front load washer the WM1355HW, with a price of $1049.

    If you're shopping for a compact front load washer, and you're a somewhat price conscious shopper, then perhaps the Maytag MAH2400AWW is your best bet to fulfil your needs. Granted, these prices are all based on the MSRP, so if stores are running sales on a given brand but not another, then this price difference may not hold true at any given store on any given day.