Just some quick love to our new appliances. Back in Georgia there was a washer and dryer in the townhouse we were renting so Chris sold his washer/dryer before we got married and moved it.
This washer and dryer we had been using for the past 4 years was AWFUL. Really. It would take 3 90 minute cycles to dry a load of towels. And I'm really not sure if it was because the dryer was so bad or if it was because the washer wasn't spinning out enough water. Probably a combination of both, but either way getting laundry done in a timely manner was near impossible.
So moving into our new house a new washer and dryer were a MUST have. I wanted an HE washing machine, but was a little hesitant to purchase one because I was not sure how well it would wash and clean our cloth diapers. A HE machine is great for energy efficiency and research shows it actually gets your clothes cleaner. However, it uses a very small amount of water, which can be problematic when washing extra absorbent cloth diapers.
We decided to take the plunge anyhow, and I LOVE them! (I've figured out a good washing routine for the diapers too, but I'll post on that another time) We got LG front loaders (because there is an option to add some extra water into the wash cycle for the diapers). Laundry is so much easier now, less time consuming, and less expensive!
I love all the cycle options that they offer, but my favorite feature is probably the steam sanitary cycle on the dryer. Have I ever mentioned my dislike of stuffed animals? I think they are germ-infested, dust-mite covered grossness. But Phoebe loves them, so they get dragged around the house, rolled around in the dirt outside, chewed on by Haddie Grace, peed on by Phoebe (yep, that's right. I didn't really believe her when she told me she had to go potty the other night but I took off her diaper and sent her to the bathroom anyway. She didn't quite make it to the potty. Minnie was an unlucky bystander)...you get the idea. Now I can just pop in the dryer rack so they're not bouncing around the dryer, (super excited to use this with low heat for sweaters this winter) take out my Woolzie balls, toss those bad boys in the dryer on the rack and it will steam clean and sanitize them. LOVE IT.
These are probably my favorite appliances right now.