Ron got these for me while I was gone last week. New front loader washer and dryer. Well... not exactly brand new, but gently-used-new. We bought them from a lady that was moving and couldn't take them with her. I guess they are a valentine gift, mothers day gift, birthday gift. He won't have to shop now for the next 6 months :)
I asked him if he had tried them out (surely he had a hamper full of dirty clothes, since I was gone all week)- he said "No, he was afraid to use them" :) They are super quiet and don't use very much water. The wash cycle is long (you can't be in a hurry) but the dry cycle is short.