Appliances: Perfect union
With no agitator, there's less wear and tear on clothes and more room for large items, even a Queen size comforter. The high speed spin saves energy in drying time, too. The manufacturer estimates that the average family (doing eight loads per week) will save about $300 a year in energy costs.
The machine is easily serviced through the front panel, which provides access to most moving parts. Price is $999 (as shown) or $1299 with a stainless steel cabinet (November 2004).