Appliance Design · Dryer · Energy Efficiency · Energy Star

Dryers become the next Energy Star

energystarsappliancesThe Environmental  Protection Agency announced this spring the first-ever Energy Star dryer label.

I know what you’re thinking:

“Wait, you mean there wasn’t an Energy Star label for dryers before?”

I know, right? However, the popular thinking was that dryers couldn’t vary much among each other in energy use therefore, there was no reason to call them out.

But about three years ago, the EPA began to take steps to expand the program and reported on ways that clothes dryer efficiency could be improved.

The new label will recognize highly efficient gas and electric dryers that use about 20% less energy than required by 2015 federal standards.

Over 80% of U.S. homes have a clothes dryer, and these appliances account for approximately 6 percent of residential electricity consumption.

So far, one brand has already jumped on the new category. Whirlpool announced an Energy Star rated Duet steam dryer.

Whirlpool brand Duet® model WED87HED steam dryer
Whirlpool brand Duet® model WED87HED steam dryer

Many of today’s dryers already use temperature or moisture sensors to shut off the dryer once clothes are dry and cease using energy past its usefulness. Dryer models that meet the new Energy Star requirements are likely to improve upon these “auto termination cycles.”

From Energy Star:

Among the more efficient gas and electric dryers that will earn the Energy Star, consumers should expect to encounter a promising new technology. Heat pump dryers recapture the hot air used by the dryer and pump it back into the drum to dry more clothes. By re-using most of the heat, it creates a heat pump dryer that is more efficient and avoids the need for ducts leading heat out of the laundry room.

Appliance Design · Dryer · laundry · Washer

50 Shades of Gray Laundry Pairs

The appliance world has been rocked by gray this year, especially in the laundry room.

But it’s never “gray.”

These washers and dryers — whether front-load or top-load — are called pretty much every other name but looking just as sweet and trendy.

Here are the 12 iterations I could find.

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Sia, eat your heart out. I am (Electrolux) Titanium.
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Asko gray-colored washer, also monikered Titanium.
Maytag changed the name of this finish to Graphite after initial testing showed low response to "Pencil Lead."
Perhaps Maytag changed the name of this finish to Graphite after initial testing showed low response to “Pencil Lead.”
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LG’s lead pencil + metal, aka Graphite Steel.
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Samsung’s Onyx, which also features WiFi controls through a smartphone app.
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Perhaps to match the countertops in your kitchen comes Maytag’s Granite. Nevermind that true Granite comes in a huge variety of colors.
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Not to be confused with Silver is Samsung’s Stainless Platinum. If I’ve learned anything from being engaged, this shade will be more expensive.
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Now this one gets REALLY interesting. It’s the Whirlpool Cabrio Platinum Edition but the color is Chrome, not Platinum.
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Also Whirlpool Chrome, but this version is front loading.
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GE’s Metallic Carbon, shown here in the Right Height model, looks oddly reminiscent of GE’s Slate for the kitchen.
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Let’s just call a spade a spade with Electrolux Stainless Steel.
Miele stainless steel washing machine
Miele’s Stainless Steel washer
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Cyber Monday Appliance Deals – dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves

As big as Black Friday is for appliance shoppers, Cyber Monday tends to be a day of even greater savings on appliances for your kitchen and laundry room. Warners’ Stellian Cyber Monday Appliance Sale is no exception. We’ve made special buys of Cyber Monday dishwashers, washers and refrigerators. Not to mention 25% off Dyson vacuums with free shipping!

Due to the nature of the discount, all offers are good while quantities last and must be taken or delivered within 30 days! As always, local delivery and appliance recycling are free on orders $499 and up.

cyber-monday-dishwasher-dealssamsung-dishwasher-cyber-mondaySave $250 on this Samsung fully integrated dishwasher (model DMT400). Choose either white or black for only $399.97.

cyber-monday-dishwasher-dealsYou’ve probably heard raves about not being able to hear a Bosch dishwasher. They are rated the quietest dishwasher. This fully integrated, stainless steel Bosch dishwasher (model: SHX43R55UC) is rated at only 48 dBA, ya hear? Now only $599.97 when you SAVE $300.

If your Thanksgiving nearly ruined your stove like my Thankgiving did, you might be thinking a new range would look good under the tree, er, in the kitchen. Choose any color – stainless, white or black Samsung electric range (model FER300S) for only $499.99 — and you’ll save up to $300. Plus, we’ll deliver it, install it (parts extra) and recycle your old one easy peasy all included. Now if only the turkey were this simple!

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stainless-steel-fridge-cyber-mondayThis Black Samsung Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Closeout (model RB195ACBP) is only $799.97, after you SAVE $400. Or update to stainless steel and sleek handles for $999, with this Samsung Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Closeout (model RL225NCTASR). It’s a $700 savings!

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Another common casualty of Thanksgiving and the onslaught of leftovers is the microwave. So we put together a killer deal on some over-the-range Samsung microwave (model SMH1622). It’s only $129.99 for black or white or $139.99 for stainless steel, save $70 or $80.

Other featured deals:

  • Save $130 on a new Whirlpool Washer (model WTW4930XW), now just $399.97
  • Score a new Whirlpool Gas Dryer (model WGD4800XQ) for only  $449.97 – you’ll save $150
  • SAVE $250 on LG third rack dishwasher in stainless steel with towel bar (model LDF7561ST):  $749.99
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Top Black Friday washer and dryer deals at Warner Stellian

If you’ve been waiting to replace your washer or dryer, wait no further. Black Friday 2013 washer – dryer deals are here! If you’ve been waiting to do your laundry, apologize to your loved ones.

Here are the top 2013 Black Friday laundry pair deals in Minneapolis, MN:

Black Friday Washer Dryer Deal #1

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Titanium colored LG front-load steam washer & electric steam dryer. SAVE $600 on pair. Final price: $899.99 each. (white $799 each)

Black Friday Washer Dryer Deal #2

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Whirlpool Duet front load steam washer & electric steam dryer. Save $600 on pair. Final price: $699.99 each.

Black Friday Washer Dryer Deal #3

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Samsung front-load steam washer & electric steam dryer. SAVE $600 on pair. Final price: $599.99 each.

Black Friday Washer Dryer Deal #4

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LG front-load steam washer & electric steam dryer pair. SAVE $600 on pair. Final price: $599.99 each.

Black Friday Washer Dryer Deal #5

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Whirlpool high-efficiency, top-load washer and electric dryer. SAVE $400 on pair. Final price: $499.99 each.

Black Friday Washer Dryer Deal #6

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Amana top-load washer & electric dryer pair. SAVE $180 on pair. Final price: $599.00.

Plus, Warners’ Stellian always offers free, professional delivery and appliance recycling from a friendly crew you can trust to treat your home like its their own on purchased $499 and up. We will also handle basic reinstallation on refrigerators, ranges/stoves, washers and dryers — all you’re on the hook for are any necessary parts.

Also featured:

Maytag top-load washer & electric dryer. SAVE $380 on pair. Final price: $399.99 each.

GE top load-washer & electric dryer. SAVE $400 on pair. Final price $399.99 each.

Appliance Design · Dryer · Innovative Features · laundry · Washer

The laundry pair that’s got your back…literally

It’s the reason I was set up with my now-fiance: height. He’s tall, I was told. But I digress…

I’m not the only one who thinks height matters. GE just got taller.

GE’s newest laundry innovation acknowledges that only 60% of consumers buy the washer dryer pedestals recommended to front-load laundry owners to prevent uncomfortable bending and hunching when loading and unloading.

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The RightHeight washer and dryer’s built-in risers raise the machines 7 inches off the ground, making it just under 4 feet tall. A traditional laundry pedestal will raise the top of the machine to about 4-½ feet tall, which GE argues limits the function of the top of the machine to storage space instead of a folding surface, as illustrated below:

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*Disclaimer* Laundry-doing man & well-behaved child sold separately.

There are a lot of other features that are worth considering, but my favorite is single-item wash, promoted like this:

“Ditch the environmental guilt with this uniquely designed cycle that offers great wash performance for single items.”

In my house it’d be more like:

“Stop feeling like a failure for never getting around to the laundry and just wash outfits on demand!”

Perhaps most importantly, the RightHeight washer and dryer come in fun colors that either match a beautiful, trendy laundry room or grant respite from a hideous basement dungeon area like mine. Introduce some tall and handsome to your dark laundry room 😉

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4 days left to get up to $1,700 in Appliance Stimulus rebates

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The Appliance Stimulus is back, at Warners’ Stellian through Sunday, March 3

Warners’ Stellian re-created the government’s Cash for Clunkers-style appliance rebate program that was so popular, it crashed the state’s website a few years ago. Not everyone got to take advantage of the limited rebates, and customer requests for similar savings was huge.

Plus, many needed new dryers, microwaves and ranges, which were excluded from the government’s program. Our event has become wildly popular, so we’ve made it an annual mainstay and continue to make it bigger each year.

Like the state’s program in 2010, rebates must be reserved online at warnersstellian.com. Participants may receive up to $1,700 in rebates total but will receive at least $100 in many cases per appliance.

Sample rebates include:

$150 rebate on a refrigerator that costs between $1,000 and $1,4999
$100 rebate on a dishwasher that costs between $499 and $999
$200 for a cooking appliance which costs between $1500 and $2499.99

$50 for a freezer which costs between $299 and $499
$50 for a vacuum which costs more than $328

Rebate total details

Dishwasher (limit 1):

  • $499 to $999.99 – $100 rebate
  • $1000 and up – $150 rebate

Cooking – Ranges, cooktops, ovens, microwaves, etc. (limit 2)

  • $699 to $999.99 – $100 rebate
  • $1000 to $1499.99 – $150 rebate
  • $1500 to $2499.99 – $200 rebate
  • $1500 to $2499.99 – $300 rebate
  • $2500 and up –  $300 rebate

Refrigerator (limit 1):

  • $699 to $999.99 – $100 rebate
  • $1000 to $1499.99 – $150 rebate
  • $1500 to $2499.99 – $200 rebate
  • $2500 and up – $300 rebate

Washer and/or Dryer (limit 1 washer and dryer):

  • $499 to $999.99 each – washer $50 rebate, dryer $50 or $150 for a qualified laundry pair
  • $1000 and up each – washer $100 rebate, dryer $100 rebate or $300 total for a qualified laundry pair

Freezer (limit 1):

  • $399-599.99 – $50 rebate
  • $600 and up – $100 rebate

Vacuum (limit 1)

  • $329 and up – $50 rebate

Water Softeners and Water Heaters (limit 1; can be combined with utility rebates for even greater savings; check with your provider)

  • $499 to $1399.99 – $50 rebate
  • $1400 & up – $200 rebate

Participating brands we are advertising: Bosch, Electrolux, Samsung, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, GE, LG, Bertazzoni, Liebherr, Capital, ULine, Asko, Speed Queen, Panasonic, Dyson, Blomberg and more.

Beyond the Stimulus rebate savings, there will be deep discounts on all categories of appliances. A few examples:

  • Frigidaire front load laundry pair for only $899 (regularly $1399)
  • KitchenAid stainless steel dishwasher for just $599 (regularly price of $999.99)
  • Save $1000 on a 4-piece stainless steel kitchen package (fridge, range, dishwasher, microwave) from GE Profile, now just $4249

Aggressive discounts on kitchen packages hope to encourage consumers to replace their existing refrigerators, ranges, microwaves and dishwashers all at once. For example, shoppers can get $1000 savings on a GE Profile stainless steel kitchen package, making it just $4249.

As always, local delivery (including free-standing appliance installation) and appliance recycling are free on orders $499 and above.

WHEN:  Now through Sunday, March 3. Customers can reserve their rebate online  

WHERE:  Eight Warners’ Stellian locations, including our:

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Budget-wise · Dishwashers · Dryer · Energy Star · Ranges · Refrigerator · Washer

Cyber Monday appliance deals

This year, Black Friday appliance deals were some of the best we’ve ever seen.

But if you were out scoring a TV or an iPad and neglected your poor kitchen, the sales are not over yet, courtesy of Cyber Monday.

Like this stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator for only $399.97. Model FRT18HS8KS.

 

Score a GE top load washer for $349.97 and the matching gas dryer for $399.97 (save $400 on the pair). The GCWP1000MWW washer isn’t shown online, but is available while quantities last. Dryer is model GTDX100GMWW.

Upgrade to a stainless steel, towel bar dishwasher that’s Energy Star rated AND super quiet.

This Bosch Ascenta dishwasher is $200 off, at $499.97. Model SHX2ARL5UC.

Or, get even quieter with the Samsung stainless steel dishwasher with Stormwash, rated at only 48dB and selling for $250 off at only $599.98. Model DMT800RHS. Colors available at the same price.

All Dyson vacuums are 25% off  through today AND they ship for free.

Shop our Cyber Monday discount refrigerators, washers, ranges, dishwashers. Heck, even freezers are on sale.