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Yes, I know.  Why is anyone writing about a washing machine?  There are more important things to write about ... and I agree. 

While some people may find it trivial to get excited about a new washing machine however, for anyone who has ever lived with an archaic one that sounds like an army tank and doesn't extract the water so that you have to bail the water out by hand then wring the clothes out, can appreciate the excitement.

Moving into a home where the appliances are included, although not necessarily new ones, and to find the first 'to go' is the washing machine, is daunting to say the least.  'Schlepping' clothes to the local laundromat becomes tedious and so, finally, I trecked off to my favourite local appliance store, Square Deal Neil's in Southampton.

Looking for a new appliance today is like looking for a new computer if you're used to a typewriter!  They are totally different.

Fortunately, I had their expert advice and ended up with a machine that is energy saving, water saving, soap saving and that purrs like a kitten.

Not quite the Mona Lisa ... but close when in the eye of the beholder!

A new front-end loader, this Frigidaire uses 15 gallons of water compared to the old 45 gallons; it uses two tbsp. of soap compared to 1/2 cup or more; it uses one-third the energy; it uses cold clean water wash and ... once spun dry, the clothes require one-half the drying time and, therefore, another energy saver.

Is it any wonder I am excited?  Especially with two teenagers who cannot wear the same thing twice!

Now, I am looking at even more energy saving appliances!

Sandy Lindsay.


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Sunday, November 14, 2010