Tuesday, February 21, 2012

BIG News....well for me

If you have read my blog you are probably aware of my on going laundry saga.  Yep, laundry is a big deal at this house.  I am a farm wife, therefore I constantly have the normal everyday dirty clothes to wash plus chore clothes covered in cow poop, grease, and oil.  I am never caught up on laundry.....EVER.  Okay, maybe once in awhile I get it all done, but I swear it only lasts for five minutes.  You can read about my laundry saga here, here, here & here.

Mondays and Thursdays are my days off from work so I do the majority of my laundry then.  I try to do one load every night so I don't get so far behind.....like one load makes a difference...LOL.  Well, I was doing laundry on one of my days off and my dryer started acting up or maybe I should say overacting.  It wouldn't turn off!!!  I think this could be a fire hazard.  I am one that throws a load in the dryer and walks out the door to go do my errands.  I didn't feel comfortable doing leaving the house while the dryer was running so this started causing me to be...well....irritated.  I was having to babysit my clothes dryer....REALLY.  When we purchased the dryer it was used.  I am sure it has done its fair share of laundry over the years and was ready to move to the "bone" pile.

I told my hubs years ago that  the next time I have to buy a new washer or dryer I was getting both.  My washing machine is small capacity and I find it to be very unpractical for a family of six.  When my last washing machine quit my hubs went to the local appliance store and bought one because we can't be without one.

So, let me introduce you to my new friends.  We are still getting to know one another, but so far I have a PAIR of new friends.

Purdy huh!!!  I ended up going with a beautiful pair of Maytags.  I was planning on getting LG because they seemed to have fairly good reviews.  I am sad to say that when I was reading reviews I never read any on Maytag.  I had it stuck in my head that I was going to go with LG or Whirlpool.  When the hubs and I got to our local appliance store I browsed all they had.  I mentioned that I was leaning toward the LGs.  They mentioned that their repair man refuses to work on LG brand appliances.  The repair man has to pay for the parts up front and then is reimbursed by LG THREE months later!!!  I guess I can't blame him for not working on them!!  I wanted to be sure to have a repair man close {remember we live in the sticks} and they recommended the Maytag or Whirlpool.  With new appliances I hope I don't need a repair man for a long time!!!!!!

I would love to give you full blown review of my new friends, but we are still getting to know one another.  They are from the Maytag Maxima line and I LOVE that they are LARGE capacity.  The washing machine is soooo quiet that I find myself checking on it like I would a sleeping baby.  I am impressed with how much cleaner my whites seem to be.  There is a setting for Whitest Whites.  I love that if I have a stray article of clothing that I forgot I can pause the machine and toss it in.  I would hate if I didn't have that feature.  The dryer only takes about 30 minutes to dry a normal load {jeans take a little longer....and there is a setting for denim}.  I'm loving the wrinkle preventer.  It also has steam, but I haven't used that yet.  I have only had the set for a week, but I can tell you that I am in love!!!!!

In the midst of my appliance love I also have another love....CARPET!!!!!!  My carpet if finally in.....no more cold feet in the morning!!!!!!!!!!!

I can hardly contain myself!!!!

P.S. I was not paid by Maytag to talk their product up.....I really love them and Maytag doesn't even know I exist.  That's all.



  1. Oh my Jodi!!! Your new "friends" are absolutely gorgeous!


    Really, really pretty!

    Do you think you might actually enjoy doing the laundry now? Lol! I'm so happy for you!

    Like my husband says, "Wives need the right tools, too."

    And, Yay!, for new carpet and no more cold feet. Some day, in my next house, I hope to have heated floors!

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