Front load washer ? for spring1

Not sure if they just give them away; the Amish may buy them at a discount, then sell higher.

I still buy the non-bashed stuff. Unless bashed is the last one left; then I bite the bullet. No cans, though. They can leak or be "off."

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I heard about them from a solar-heating installation guy I talked to at a local recycling/exchange thing I go to sometimes. All the off-grid people use Staber machines, because you can run them on solar power. They're supposed to be really good machines...as good as any of the electronic-gadget-filled machines in the big-box stores. And they have a lot of advantages with the fixability and no-boot thing. So, I'm going to save my sheckles to buy one when mine needs replaced. It seems I'll save money in the long run, because it will last me longer.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Guano: Does your fridge run off propane? If so, do you like yours? Any recs for one that you've read great things about? My husband says they're ridiculously expensive, since it's an appliance that isn't produced on a mass scale.
So....that's two votes for Samsung.

I like a short cycle for quick jobs. Does Samsung offer this option? Also is there a model you both prefer?
Originally Posted by claudine19
Samsung got consistently great reviews (I did tons of research). I also think they're decently priced (they were selling at Lowe's for $899 at the time). We went with Electrolux (also nice reviews) because I preferred some of the features and because they were on sale that month.

The Electrolux is very quiet. Some settings with the high spin cycle create some noise but it's not that noticeable. My washer dryer is on the first floor, in a closet in my half-bath. Also, the fast cycle is 17 minutes.

Check out this site too. It has a ton of information and does a comparison of different features of various machines.
Guano: Does your fridge run off propane? If so, do you like yours? Any recs for one that you've read great things about? My husband says they're ridiculously expensive, since it's an appliance that isn't produced on a mass scale.
Originally Posted by medussa
I don't live off-grid, so my house fridge is electric. However, i do have a propane/electric fridge in my RV. It's a standard appliance in most RVs, but i think most are made by just a few manufacturers so there probably isn't a lot of choices. Mine works great...they really have the technology down. I dont think they're particularly expensive.
I have a Samsung set that is about a year and a half old. Looks like the red one pictured above, but in white. I LOVE it! There is a short cycle that's 27 minutes and I use that for almost everything. The stuff comes out so well spun, it takes hardly any time in the dryer.

When I went to buy a set, I actually went in looking for Whirlpool. It was onsale, but the sales guy actually talked me into the Samsung (also on sale, but cheaper then the Whirlpool by about $300) saying Consumer Reports had rated it higher, and they sold more of that set. I went home to check reviews and everything was really good about the Samsung set.

I can't think of any complaints off the top of my head. I will say it's crazy quiet! A friend has the same set and we were talking about them at a BBQ this weekend. Her Hubby was saying he'll start it, then always has to go back down the stairs to check that it's actually on
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I don't live off-grid, so my house fridge is electric. However, i do have a propane/electric fridge in my RV. It's a standard appliance in most RVs, but i think most are made by just a few manufacturers so there probably isn't a lot of choices. Mine works great...they really have the technology down. I dont think they're particularly expensive.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Thanks, RCW.
I have a Kenmore set, which work fine. But, when I need to replace, I'm going to buy a Staber set. Staber is made in the USA (in Ohio!), and they are top loading washers that have horizontal-axis drums (like a front-loader), so they don't have the horrible rubber boot that gets stinky and requires maintenance. I'm just fed up with electronics and every.little.repair causing a $600-$1,000 repair bill, rendering many washing machines into disposable units in just a few years. The Staber is more mechanical than electronic, and it's built to be consumer-friendly for repairs.

Energy Efficient Staber Top Load Horizontal-Axis Washing Machines
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I remember you mentioning them before. Did the amount of bad user reviews put you off at all?


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Claudine- I always wondered what happened to dented cans and bashed-in cereal boxes. Now I know, they give them to the Amish to sell. Something about that will make me think twice about pushing aside the crushed box of Wheaties to grab the perfect one.

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Originally Posted by midgi
Ours go to the Pittsburgh Food Bank.


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Samsung got consistently great reviews (I did tons of research). I also think they're decently priced (they were selling at Lowe's for $899 at the time). We went with Electrolux (also nice reviews) because I preferred some of the features and because they were on sale that month.

The Electrolux is very quiet. Some settings with the high spin cycle create some noise but it's not that noticeable. My washer dryer is on the first floor, in a closet in my half-bath. Also, the fast cycle is 17 minutes.

Check out this site too. It has a ton of information and does a comparison of different features of various machines.
Originally Posted by medussa
Thank you!

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My washer/dryer is 14 years old...hubby has fixed the washer twice in it's lifetime for less than 100 dollars. The agitator is now making funny noises...thinkign it's about to die.

We've decided to get away from the front loader...since they have a larger capacity...suppose to be as good. I can't remember if decided on an LG or Samsung top loader.

I think I'll look at RCW's suggestion though...
I have a Kenmore set, which work fine. But, when I need to replace, I'm going to buy a Staber set. Staber is made in the USA (in Ohio!), and they are top loading washers that have horizontal-axis drums (like a front-loader), so they don't have the horrible rubber boot that gets stinky and requires maintenance. I'm just fed up with electronics and every.little.repair causing a $600-$1,000 repair bill, rendering many washing machines into disposable units in just a few years. The Staber is more mechanical than electronic, and it's built to be consumer-friendly for repairs.

Energy Efficient Staber Top Load Horizontal-Axis Washing Machines
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I remember you mentioning them before. Did the amount of bad user reviews put you off at all?
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls

Not really. Most of the bad reviews seem to come from people who can't function without an electronic idiot box doing all their work for them.

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