Checking Out the GE Energy Star Washer and Dryer

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GE Washer Dryer 1

Have you ever had to live without a washer/dryer in your house?  I mean… since college??  It’s really, really tough.  When we moved away from San Diego, we sold our washer/dryer set with our house.  We moved into our new place… and… the previous owners did not leave us a washer/dryer!  Not cool!  For someone who is laundry-obsessed (yeah, that would be me), this was a problem.  So in those first few weeks of living in our new home, I dragged laundry OFTEN over to a friend’s house and mooched off of her electricity.

GE Washer Dryer 2

Soon though, our beautiful new set arrived!  Isn’t it the prettiest washer and dryer you’ve ever seen???  I absolutely fell in love with the ruby red.  I mean… if you have to do laundry, you should at least have some pretty stuff to look at, right?  The washer is GE’s ENERGY STAR 4.8 DOE cu. ft. capacity RightHeight Design Front Load Washer (and it’s matching dryer).

GE Washer Dryer 3
It’s beautiful inside and out.  I’ve used it now for three months, and I can honestly say that this is the best functioning washer/dryer set I’ve ever owned- with a lot of really useful options.  (I should mention that my husband and I have had some major washer/dryer DUDS in the 18 1/2 years we’ve been married).  We’re pretty excited about these.

GE Washer Dryer 4

My old front loader back in San Diego got kind of moldy-smelling after a while.  I think companies have really improved that problem with the newer sets- but here are a couple of things to think about:

  • leave your washer open after a cycle so that the interior of the washer can dry completely.
  • It is recommended that Tide Washing Machine Cleaner be used occasionally.

GE Washer Dryer 5

There are a lot of cool options on the washer.  I’m still learning…

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… but I really love that there is a bulky bedding setting.  The washer has great capacity inside, so it’s no problem to wash a comforter or other large items like that.  There is a “SINGLE ITEM” setting too, which is also very cool (uses minimal water, and the wash time is quick).

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The “Stain Removal Guide” is helpful… just press the setting that you need, and the washer automatically adjusts the to the best settings for taking care of those stains.  I can’t wait to experiment more with this.

GE Washer Dryer 6

I love that the set is up on risers (my old set was NOT!), so I don’t have to bend over to do the laundry.  The interior lights-up on both machines, so you can easily locate all of those hiding socks.

GE Washer Dryer 7

The best part of it all:  my chores-weary pre-teen can operate the machines, and I’m teaching him how to do his own laundry!!!

GE Washer Dryer 8

Digital display, lights and beeps… he’s all over it.  In fact, he wants to keep pressing the buttons over and over again to drive me crazy until he decides on the cycle he wants to use.

GE Washer Dryer 9
And then, of course, the swooshing around of the clothes in the washer is always a fascinating sight to children.

There are more cool features of these machines that I’ll share with you in another post.  After using for 90 days, I do have to say that I’d definitely recommend this GE washer/dryer set.  It’s reasonably priced for a good set, and the functionalities are awesome.

Disclosure:  There are Amazon affiliate links included within this post. GE provided me with this washer/dryer set so I could share my experience with RecipeGirl readers.  All opinions shared are my own.

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  • Jami wrote:

    I bought this set for our newly built home in September. We had a precious front loader set for 7 years and love them. These?? Hate. Why?? Every SINGLE load of laundry I’ve done in the last 6 months has STUNK. Allll of our clothes stink. I can not get it out. It can’t possibly be because the washer isn’t clean… has happened from load 1 no matter what I try! I’m almost at my wits end 🙁

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      That’s horrible. I’m not sure what’s going on with your set. I haven’t had any trouble at all- still love the set! I do make sure that I leave the washer door open until it’s completely dry inside before I close it, and I clean the inside of the washer often… but that’s it. Sorry you’re having trouble!

  • T Lee wrote:

    Beautiful laundry set. I would love to own these but first I need to have a place to live.

  • Damyon wrote:

    Besides leaving open the door of the washer after it is emptied, it is also advisable to wipe down every nook and cranny of the door seal. Also remove the soap drawer and wash it periodically as well as the interior of that drawer area. Tide Washing Machine Cleaner or Affresh for the clothes washer should be used, religiously, once per month. Use only the designated amount of designated HE detergent. Too much, or the wrong kind of detergent will leave a residue in the washer that will feed mold and mildew. All of the above procedures should keep your new water saving, high efficiency washer free of mold and mildew. Again, best of luck.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Those are very helpful tips- thank you!!

  • Damyon wrote:

    Best of luck with your new GE washer and dryer both assembled in the new $9000,000,000 plant in Louisville, KY.