Disclosure: As part of my review opportunity for Team Frigidaire, I agreed to post twice this month about my new front-load Affinity washer and dryer. At first I thought, “what the heck am I going to write about ,” but this was before I started using them…almost daily.
In late July my 7-year-old daughter, Miss C, caught a cold from her little sister. She just couldn’t kick the cough and one night I really became concerned when she came to me and told me, “Mommy it hurts here when I cough” and pointed to her chest. It turns out she had pneumonia in her left lung. Cue the mommy freak out music as school was starting in a little more than two weeks. Thankfully within two days of starting on an antibiotic she was asking to go swimming and ride her bike (which I told her, “um, no.”)
Now what does this rambling have to do with my new washer and dryer? I don’t know about you, but when one of my kids gets sick I immediately strip their bed and wash their bed linens. I realized as I was about to start our new washing machine that we had a high temperature sanitize mode and you can better believe I used it.
Here are some additional features on my Affinity washing machine from Frigidaire that I’ve been using frequently (and loving):
- Whitest Whites – I love using this for towels, especially. Socks get a beating at our house, too.
- Delicates/Hand Wash – I have some nicer items I wear to my office that I like to wash on delicate.
Another bonus feature is the fact that the Affinity washing machine is incredibly quiet during the wash cycle. Both appliances are energy saving, too. I have yet to use the delay wash feature but I’d like to try this on a day I am scheduled to go into my office.
As far as the dryer, I am using the Towels/Bedding feature the most. Even though there are only four of us in our household, it seems like I am constantly washing and drying towels, especially in the summer if we hit the pool.
I also love the storage pedestals that are optional to purchase with the washer and dryer, something I would highly recommend. Our utility room is a long and narrow space and having additional out-of-sight storage is wonderful.
Now if I can just get the rest of my utility room organized, it will be the ideal laundry room!