Sunday, October 24, 2010
HOW TO MAKE A GIRL HAPPY? LAUNDRY!
This is not the first set of front end loaders to grace the laundry room. Prior to this new gleaming sophisticated looking machinery, we had a Maytag washer and dryer. They were more of the first generation of front end loading machines and did not have the bells and whistles of this new pair. When I bought the Maytag set, the front doors of the machines at that time were solid and they did not make them with a window so that you could watch your laundry being cleaned or dried. These machines are not made by Maytag but are made by Samsung. The decision made to buy this make was based on data gleamed from various websites and the retail bible - Consumer Report.
The window feature on the front door is quite enthralling. When I washed the first load, I took a big flashlight and shined it into the window so that I could peer into the machine and watch what was happening. How much water is really used; did I use enough soap; does the drum roll all the time or stop periodically; and, how hard does the machine spin the clothes? Besides myself watching the washing activity, I had the DH and the dog by my side, just as curious as me peering into the machine. The dog wants to be involved with all of the activity. With subsequent loads being done, I still grabbed the flashlight so that I can watch the action going on in the washing machine.
So does a new washing machine make a girl happy? You bet it does! Washing clothes has never been this much fun.