It's been about 8 years since we bought our last washer and dryer set. As you know, we left them with our house in South Dakota as an aid in helping the house to sell. I loved my Duet washer and dryer and for that time they were the best things next to sliced bread for me! Washing machines have really come along since my last purchase 8 years ago; there are steam features, and sanitize settings that remove 99.9% of germs. After looking at what's on the market and reading the great reviews and seeing that it was rated highest in customer satisfaction by JD Power and Associates for 2008/2009/2010 and 2011- well I don't think that we couldn't do any better with another brand.
I've always bought plain ol white machines, never really had the desire for colored ones- until now. When I first saw these blue ones I knew that they were for me! And yes, we even bought the pedestal drawers that go under the machines (no hunching down to retrieve the laundry). I like that the dryer door is reversible if you need to switch it around. We'll be installing these babies on the day we move in! The thing I'm most looking forward to- no more hand washing of lingerie and delicate clothing!