Best matching washers and dryers of 2013

Best matching washers and dryers of 2013

In the laundry appliance aisle, 2013 was a pretty good year. There were ways to save money, capacities kept increasing to help make up for longer wash times, and Wi-Fi enabled appliances allowed you to change cycles using your smart phone. You still had to do laundry, but some appliances made it easier or better. Here’s a look.
 
An LG duo with an appealing price. The LG WT1101CW high-efficiency top-loader was the best of the tested top-loaders and at … (read more)

Top-rated matching washers and dryers

Top-rated matching washers and dryers

Matching washer and dryer pairs are a popular choice but some don’t make a great couple. Their coordinating style and color make a statement, but you’ll question how a terrific washer and a noisy dryer that’s tough on clothes ended up together. Enter the matchmaker. Consumer Reports’ tests found a number of matching pairs that are worth a look.

About six out of 10 buyers choose a matching laundry pair, according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, a trade group. Special pricing and … (read more)

GE debuts its first U.S.-made front-loader and matching dryer

GE debuts its first U.S.-made front-loader and matching dryer

GE has added two new assembly lines to its plant in Appliance Park and for the first time will manufacture front-loading washing machines and their matching dryers in the U.S. The folks in Louisville, Kentucky are happy because the move creates 200 new jobs. The matching machines are GE’s new RightHeight models, which are elevated on seven-inch risers to reduce the back-bending job of doing laundry.

The matching washer and dryer also have larger door openings. “Approximately 59 percent … (read more)

Picky about paint? Try Sherwin-Williams’ online matching tool.

Picky about paint? Try Sherwin-Williams’ online matching tool.

Sherwin-Williams’ Chip It, an online color tool, creates paint palettes based on images that catch your eye. Simply find an online photo with colors you love—a Maui sunset, Parisian café—or use an image saved on your computer and upload it to letschipit.com. A palette of up to 10 Sherwin-Williams’ colors instantly appears, corresponding to the hues in your photo. And while we like this online app, not all Sherwin-Williams paints measured up in Consumer Reports paint tests.

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