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26 February 2014 @ 12:40 pm
Steam Washer/Dryers  
I'm in the market for a new washer/dryer.  I've been doing a bit of researching into the steam washer/dryers but have seen a lot of varying opinions.  Some say it's super awesome, energy efficient to the max, gentle on the clothing etc. Others say it's not worth the hassle because it takes 2 + hours to do one load of laundry and that the "cold water sanitation" is a bunch of hooey (I usually wash everything in cold that I can).  Any advice?

Other than the steam question, what are your favourite brands? top load/front load for washers? Any features you love?

On a side-note, has anyone had any experience with cloth diapers and a steam washer? My little one is quickly approaching potty learning, but if I have another child I'll definitely be cloth diapering again and don't want to have a washer/dryer that don't work with cloth diapers.

Thanks :)
silverana on February 27th, 2014 04:55 pm (UTC)
You can not use a steam/sanitize setting on cloth diapers.
couchtiger: tiger on your couchcouchtiger on March 3rd, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
Having washed cloth diapers in several different washers over the years, I will say nothing gets them as clean consistently as a regular, top-loading, water-filling washer. When looking for a HE top loader, a salient point was the ability to control water level and fill the basin.

I can't speak to steam, but my plain old top loader is way better on diapers than my HE front loader ever was.