My Personal Decision
Based on all of the input from readers, I’ve decided to go with a basic top-load washer with no bells and whistles, and no fancy electronic panel that may need to be replaced in the future. I just want a good, reliable washer, and preferably one with an agitator, if I can find one.
As far as the brand, I’m going to look at Speed Queen. The price is a bit hard for me to swallow, but Matt said I should go for it. Matt is always a little more willing to spend money than I am, so while he’s on board right now, it may take a few days for me to come around to spending that much on a washer and dryer.
If I can’t make myself spend that much, I plan to look for something equally as simple in design. I do want to look at some other options, and see what else is available, but Matt is already sold on the Speed Queen, and he wants me to make the purchase today. Yikes!