When you're thinking of purchasing a washer and dryer, there are plenty of things to think about and take into consideration. Capacity, features, reliability, clean ability, steam or no steam, which brand to choose, rebates available, is it energy star rated, the list can go on and on. What we may forget to consider, are the "extras". What do the extras consist of? Let's further investigate this topic together!
As far as washers and dryers are concerned, the one accessory most contemplated is probably the pedestal. Pedestals are an option offered when you purchase a front load washer or dryer.
GE® 13" Laundry Pedestal-Ruby Red-GFP1328PKRR
There are a couple purposes the pedestal offers. One of which being to raise the washer and dryer off the ground, allowing easier access to the interior of your appliance. When you purchase a pedestal which acts as storage due to the drawer feature, it makes for a nice place to stash items which may usually be sitting out on the tops of your machines. Pedestals come in two different size options; a 10 inch, and a 15 inch. 10 inch pedestals don't come with the drawer option, but do come at a more friendly cost. They also come in any matching color your washer and dryer may be, so they'll always look fluent and flush with your appliances. As always, be sure to measure the space you're working with in your laundry room, before going shopping. Provide your salesman with your measurements so that they may provide you with the best experience possible, and avoid any mistakes or hang ups.
Amana® Adjustable Clothes Rack-XHS1000XX-AM
What are some other laundry extras which may come to mind? What about something as simple as a clothes rack? At a cost of only $62, a clothes rack is a very reasonable and useful tool to have handy next to your washer and dryer. Conveniently hang garments which can’t be thrown into the dryer, then easily collapse for immediate storage after use. They assemble in less than five minutes with a Phillips head screw driver, and attaches with scratch resistant magnets to most washers and dryers.
Amana® Top Load Washer/Dryer Cover-Gray-W10214580RP-AM
Maybe you have a summer home which requires you to leave your appliances behind for the season. How do you proceed with protecting them while you're away for the winter? What about a customer tailored cover for your laundry set? This cover fits most top load washers and dryers. It helps protect against any laundry room environment, as well as preventing chips and scratches. This cover is dust resistant, mildew resistant, and water resistant. It ties on the bottom to keep the cover in place, and cleans with a damp cloth. At a cost of $54 per cover, protecting your laundry is easy and affordable.
What about families with detergent allergies, or just the want to have a natural clean for your clothing? Do you struggle to find the right detergent, one which won't irritate your skin? The PureWash Eco-Friendly laundry system is exactly what you need! PureWash is an environmentally friendly appliance designed to work with your washing machine, adding enhanced oxygen and oxidizers to the cold water supply. What does this mean to you? It not only eliminates the need for hot water in your laundry, but also the use of detergent all together! It's convenient, small, lightweight and easy to install. There's a backlit window which actually allows you to see the oxidation being dispersed into the water. This unit turns on and off automatically with water flow, and is maintenance free.
To clean your washer properly, "Affresh" tablets will come in handy. These foaming tablets clean and freshen your washer interior by removing and preventing odor causing residue that can occur in all brands of HE washers. They dissolve slowly to get under residue, break it up, and then allow it to be washed away. Simply place one tablet in the wash basket (without clothes) and run a normal cycle (hot option) or "clean washer" cycle. They're safe for all the washer components as well as being safe on septic tanks. For $14, each package includes 3 tablets, allowing you to take care of your washer for 3 months cleaning it once every 4 weeks.