We got a new washer and dryer today. Our old washer was 7 years old, and the dryer was 11 years old. When you consider the fact that we wash at least twice as many clothes as the "average" family, that's pretty good. We've been having a lot of trouble with the dryer, so we went to look at dryers on Saturday. We were tentatively planning to buy a stackable dryer now and add another one in the future because we're always waiting on the dryer. The washer can wash 2 loads to one load in the dryer. Once the salesman explained to us how the new technology works, we opted for a new washer to go with the dryer with no plans for the second dryer in the future.
They delivered and installed the new set this afternoon. We made the right decision! Wow!!! Talk about technology! With all the electronics and sensors, the washer and dryer take about the same amount of time. We spent the afternoon and evening running back and forth to the laundry room every time someone would shout, "Come look at this!" or "Look what it's doing now!" Since they both have glass doors, you can see what's going on inside. It really is amazing! I decided we need to get out more though if we could derive so much entertainment from a new washer & dryer.