I shouldn't be so emotionally attached to my home appliances, but I am. I shouldn't have cried when Mike called to tell me that the 70-year-old delivery guy wouldn't even try to drag my dream washing machine down the 1/2 inch-too-narrow basement stairs, but I did.
My favorite, super-huge 5.0 cubic feet washing machine (Maytag Bravos) was just too big. I researched washing machines for a full week and decided specifically on this model. Then it was a week before it could be delivered. I even read the manual online before the delivery date. I was so sad.
But I love my new only-25"-wide-and-fits-down-the-basement-stairs washer. It's supposed to be super energy and water-efficient and the guy at Warner's Stellian says that stuff made in New Zealand is made to last 20 years. We'll see about that. I hope he's right.
It's a high efficiency top-loader and doesn't have the center agitator, so it's really big inside. It's made by Fisher & Paykel (I hadn't heard of them either). I tackled all this laundry in only 5, maybe 6 loads:
I've been really excited to do laundry this week. Absence makes the heart grow fonder...
PS- I can still use my homemade laundry soap in this machine because its low-sudsing!