Monday, June 30, 2008
Buying a Washing Machine and Dryer
Who would have thought that something as simple as a washer and dryer would be so dang hard to buy?
I am finding in my new experience as a "New Appliance Buyer" that this is not something that is very easy.
One would think it would go something like this:
Imp walks into appliance area of some store. Imp points to the refrigerator, washer, and dryer that looks like all four hundred others lined up and says "I will take those." Imp pays for them and goes home to await delivery.
But is it that easy? NO!!!!
With the refrigerator it was:
What size? What color? Double door or single? Upside down or conventional? Icemaker or no? Internet connection or no? Live hamsters to turn the wheel and keep the freezer at the perfect temperature or the kryptonite special that works better than the hamsters?!?
It was enough to make one curl up on the floor in the fetal position, sucking their thumb and saying No more! No More!
I just want a refrigerator that fits in the hole I have to put it in and cools my food! How hard should that be?!?
We finally solved that riddle after many a headache but now we are on to another escapade that one would think should be easy....buying a washer and dryer.
It should be simple:
A washer that washes clothes (what a novel idea)
and a dryer that dries those washed clothes (ohh we have hit upon something here!)
But NO! it has to be the same thing we went through with the stupid refrigerator.
Washer with fifteen cycles or three? Washer with big capacity, somewhat larger capacity, or fit three small children capacity? Dryer with multiple cycles? dryer with steam? dryer with internet connection?
Where is "Buying Appliances for Dummies" when you need it! I know how to use my computer I just don't know how to get a simple washing machine!!!!!!