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Steam washer and dryer? Worth it?

Asked by andrew (16159points) May 16th, 2008 from iPhone

I don’t have a big family, but I do have allergies. Worth the extra $300–400? Worth it on both washer and dryer?

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marinelife's avatar

I always think Consumer Reports when I am making a major purchase. Here is what they have to say and you can then decide what is right for you:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/appliances/laundry-and-cleaning/washing-machines/washers-2–08/overview/washers-and-dryers-ov.htm

andrew's avatar

@marina: The link doesn’t work for me.

Edit: its a long-standing bug in my linking code—try putting it as a link

marinelife's avatar

So sorry. Here you go: Read all about it on consumer reports

guesswho's avatar

you seem to have a great passion for appliances. Comfort is what you make it. I wouldn’t pay an extra 300$, but that me. If your allergies are that severe- or that factor is important to you, maybe you could spend that 300$ on air filters for your home, or towards a dyson… It depends on what your willing to do to be comfortable. Just because a product works for a large majority of people doesn’t neccesarily mean you will be pleased by it. Appliances are a big investment. No wonder your passionate…
Your guess is as good as mine. Good luck!

susanc's avatar

Andrew, slightly not the question you asked, but the Dyson is a pretty good idea. They have a smaller one
now that’s compact and cheaper.

mzgator's avatar

As I have said before, we find our steam washer to be worth the money. My daughter has allergies and asthma. Troy and I have allergies too. The steam washer cleans really well, is economical to use and a very handy appliance to have in your home.

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