If Lovin’ Dirty Laundry Is Bad, I Don’t Want To Be Good

This is the last in a series of posts I’ve written about my Frigidaire Affinity washer and dryer as part of the Mom Central campaign that kicked off in July.

I’ve been married for 12 years and my Affinity front-loading washer and dryer have to be the nicest appliances we’ve ever owned. I feel like Jane Jetson or, better yet, a modern day Betty Draper every time I walk into our utility room. I just need a laundry robot to fold everything, mix martinis, and bake homemade apple pies. Actually toss Don Draper into the mix, strolling into the kitchen to read the paper and drink his morning coffee and, well, that’s my little domestic fantasy, OK?


It’s been a real treat for me because, let’s face it, washing dirty britches is a fairly mundane task. I have been really pleased with the overall quality of the appliances, but I thought I’d point out a few areas that haven’t been all gleaming and spot free, but I can honestly say it’s pretty difficult to find anything too noteworthy. First of all if you are short like me (I am barely 5 ft. 2) and you purchase the pedestals for the appliances (which I highly recommend because OH MY LORD the storage space) then you may have a bit of trouble pouring bleach or liquid detergent into the slots at the top. We also have a small concrete ledge that’s about 2 inches high that our washer and dryer sit on and that makes it even tougher to reach. There is a rubber “lip” at the opening of the washing machine that tends to catch miscellaneous things, mostly random weird stuff my 4-year-old likes to collect in her pockets, like pumpkin seeds and wood mulch chips from the playground. I’ve also read that it’s common for front-loading machines to tend to get stinky, so I’m going to start leaving the washing machine door open so it can air out. But so far I haven’t detected anything smelly, other than our usual two dogs.

Now, how would you like a chance to own a swanky Frigidaire appliance?

Actress Jennifer Garner, a mom to two girls like me, has teamed up with Frigidaire to ask moms to think ahead to November 1 (remember spring forward, fall back)and pledge to use that time to help make a difference in the lives of children. Save the Children created the CHANGE program (Creating Healthy, Active, and Nurturing Growing-up Environments) to promote healthier lifestyles for children living in poverty by providing nutritious snacks and regular opportunities for them to get physically active.

Frigidaire will donate $1 to support CHANGE for anyone who visits Frigidaire.com and pledges to make time for a child. Everyone who pledges will also be entered for a chance to win a new Frigidaire Professional double wall oven. Mom Central is also giving away a Frigidaire Professional double wall oven!  Visit Mom Central online and tell them about your pledge and how you would give back your time to children in need. A random winner will be chosen from all entries…good luck!

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