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Post# 527802   6/30/2011 at 07:30 (4,538 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        

Just a question to all you fans out there, what is the best looking front loader in your opinion??? We are only talking about looks, NOT performance. My vot goes to the new Whirlpool Duets second would be Maytag Maxima.

Post# 527814 , Reply# 1   6/30/2011 at 08:17 (4,538 days old) by mark_wpduet (Lexington KY)        

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Hey Mike!

I agree somewhat. But I think the LG's look great too (some of them).....I've read where the exterior was also a little more solid on the outside than the Duets, not sure if WP has made the latest duets exterior sturdier though. The Maxima looks very solid........

Even still. I hope my first generation Duet keeps on going. I saw a video on youtube of a full wash cycle of a newer duet, and it looked like it used 25% of the water my Duet uses. The same user showed the bulky cycle as well and it looked like the same amount of water mine uses in the regular cycle. I'm happy with the amount mine uses but it doesn't need to be any lower than that.

Post# 527830 , Reply# 2   6/30/2011 at 10:18 (4,538 days old) by PassatDoc (Orange County, California)        

LG's look sleek, but I'd stay away because of horror stories I've read re: repair support. I think Duets are probably the nicest looking machines out there, with Electrolux not too far behind.

My Frigidaire 2140 washer and 1442 dryer just turned five years old. So far, no issues. It would be nice to see them reach ten years old without any problems. I have no idea where my washer spider is in terms of deterioriation, of course. I avoid chlorine bleach and use oxygen bleach only when necessary. I use powder HE detergent only to avoid liquid-detergent residue accumulation on the spider and elsewhere. Still, the spider is aluminum and is going to break some day. The washer itself does a nice job of cleaning while using less water than my prior TL. It must use more water than today's models, since it's no longer on the list of models that qualify for water rebates in our area. The 2140 was introduced c. 2003-4, so the design is nearly ten years old.

Post# 527832 , Reply# 3   6/30/2011 at 10:42 (4,538 days old) by dj-gabriele ()        

My vote goes for either one of those SMEG washers, depending on where you want to fit the machine!

My absolute favourite would be the all stainless steel washing machine but I also love the retro looking ones!

Post# 527841 , Reply# 4   6/30/2011 at 11:16 (4,538 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I'm cheating by posting a commercial machine, but I really love the looks of a V-Zug Unimatic. This is the SL model. No joking with that machine!

Post# 527842 , Reply# 5   6/30/2011 at 11:22 (4,538 days old) by joe_in_philly (Philadelphia, PA, USA)        

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I too like the look of the new Duets and Maytag Maxima. While the door felt very solid, I was disappointed with the flimsy feeling of the buttons on the Maytag.

Post# 527888 , Reply# 6   6/30/2011 at 14:55 (4,538 days old) by neptune ()        

I must say that that I like the maytag Neptune 5000 series

Post# 527889 , Reply# 7   6/30/2011 at 15:02 (4,538 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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I like the new LGs with the square windows the best and my second choice would be the new Maytags.My only concern with the Maytags is there is no access to the button catcher. Most others have it easily accessible and it really does help keep the repairs to a minimum.As far as fear goes with LG service, it has gotten quite a bit more under control now that Sears has them making a lot of their appliances.

Post# 527951 , Reply# 8   6/30/2011 at 22:02 (4,537 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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Square-window slantfront Westys. Sehr geschlechlisch, not that many of them.

Post# 527985 , Reply# 9   7/1/2011 at 05:14 (4,537 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

my vote would go to the LG 11kg and 9kg front loaders as sold in SA and UK. BEAUTIFUL machines! i also like the samsung 12KG and 8.5kg eco-bubble, but LG is my 1st choice. the whirlpool dreamspace is nice but the cycles put me off it. those smegs are very cool, and AEG, Bosch and Miele also have wonderful machines

Post# 528010 , Reply# 10   7/1/2011 at 08:35 (4,537 days old) by mieleforever (SOUTH AFRICA)        

Well no surprise as to what I think looks the best... The Miele Integrated of course.


Post# 528032 , Reply# 11   7/1/2011 at 11:03 (4,537 days old) by chaskelljr2 (Washington, D. C.)        

The LG WM3360 is the best looking front loader in my opinion.

The new Whirlpool TOL Duet takes second.


Post# 528064 , Reply# 12   7/1/2011 at 14:19 (4,537 days old) by mrx ()        
Hotpoint / Hotpoint-Ariston Aqualtis

I'm completely ignoring anything to do with build quality here, but I would have to rate the Hotpoint-Ariston Aqualtis as one of the best looking machines on the market here.

It's just very slick.

Hotpoint Aqualtis washer + dryer

Post# 528065 , Reply# 13   7/1/2011 at 14:22 (4,537 days old) by mrx ()        
For pure solid looks

I would rate Stainless Steel Mieles as probably the ultimate in classic front-loader style.

They are just solid looking and really high quality machines.

It just oozes well-built:

Post# 528070 , Reply# 14   7/1/2011 at 14:40 (4,537 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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Speed Queen Imperials, of course!

Post# 528133 , Reply# 15   7/1/2011 at 18:56 (4,537 days old) by AutowasherFreak ()        

The Speed Queen's get my vote. Smile

Post# 528149 , Reply# 16   7/1/2011 at 20:44 (4,536 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Miele W1918 and W1986--the classic look

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