I had to stop and think how many washers and dryers we’ve bought over the years (this makes set #7) … I’m pretty sure we’ve replaced them in EVERY house we’ve bought and left them when we’ve sold the house. I think the ones here were probably the original set from when the house was built in 2020! They worked but were old and not in great shape so I’m thrilled to have new ones here and hopefully for the first time, we’ll actually wear this set out.

I hate getting up early but when they tell you delivery is going to be between 8 am and 12 pm – it’s great when you’re the first delivery of the day. I’m going to go down and sew some while the machines are running their initial cycles and then I’ll do some laundry.


  1. Funny how in the “olden days” the appliances often moved from one house to another, but sometimes not, so that was specified in the sales contact. (I’m having a vivid flashback to our move from Kansas to Maine in 1982: washer/dryer were old and left behind. [How old? Harvest gold, brought from New Hampshire to Kansas in 1976.] Fridge and stove were new so they were hauled all the way (and replaced the really old ones in the house we moved into). Hope your new models last a good long time!

  2. We’ve moved some appliances and left some over the years. In December 2019 we replaced ALL of the appliances in this house at once. Washer, dryer, dishwasher, stove, fridge, etc. My husband almost had a heart attack at the cost. But it is definitely nice to have new ones that work properly.

  3. When was the house built? I the last 46 years we have had 2 washers ans 2 dryers. Mostly because we buy the most reliable, Paul also does minor repairs and we don’t move.

  4. In England, I’ve only ever seen front loader washers and dryers. Older houses were not built with a laundry room. Mine fit under the counter top, which is what you would normally find in a kitchen here 🙂

    • I only ever had a twin tub in England. Hauled out from under the counter in the kitchen to wash in. My first top loader in its own laundry room in Australia was amazing. I still use a top loader because it has such a big drum. And now the new ones don’t have an agitator in the middle I love them even more.

      • Btw. When I visited my sister in the US last year I was STUNNED at the size of her washer and dryer. The cost of electricity is so high here in Australia that we simply can’t afford to run such huge machines. I don’t have a dryer. Of course we have much less rain here. But even so, on wet days I wait to wash and even then will hang stuff to dry under cover in the garage or carport when it’s raining. I’ve been known to hang clothes near the fire or over column heaters to dry them off!

  5. We recently replaced our washing machine. It’s a top loader too. I wish we had chosen one with a see-through lid like yours! I would like to check on my load sometimes without having to open the lid. Lol.

  6. Replying to Hubblebird’s comment. Linda drying is much better for the environment and climate change so you’re doing the right thing by waiting for dry day to hang out washing. I live in the UK and I do have a tumble dryer but only use it in the winter for drying towels and thicker fabrics. Shirts etc I dry by hanging on coat hangers from the Sheila maid in my Utility Room ( laundry). I like the feel of tumble dried clothes but I would worry for our planet if I used the machine all the time.

  7. Only a washer here so everything gets dried outdoors and if it is raining we skip a day’s wash or live under hanging clothes!

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