I Have a New Love... in the Form of an Appliance

A few years ago, I was in the market for a washer and dryer. Being a young single girl, I was a on a budget. The idea of spending well over a thousand dollars on appliances was not appealing. I had more important things to spend my money on, like clothes, shoes and make up. So, when I found a brand new dryer at the Habitat ReStore for $100, I snatched one up.

The down side, it was euro size, i.e. tiny. It worked, was cheap and got the job done, so I didn't care. Fast forward a few years later and using a dryer the size of a small box started to take its toll. Our clothes always came out wrinkled, no matter what we did. Our king-size bedding had to be dried separately, as in one sheet at a time. So, three cycles for the flat sheet, fitted sheet and duvet cover to be dry. Ain't no body got time for that.

Over Memorial Day, we bit the bullet and ordered a new dryer thanks to the holiday sale and some gift cards we had saved up. We looked at the typical haunts: Sears, Home Depot, Lowes and Nebraska Furniture Mart and ultimately found the best deal at Home Depot. Our local store was out of stock, so we ordered it online, which allowed us to order through Ebates, giving us 6% cash back, plus I used a promo code for an additional $10 off (every little bit helps,right?).

We purchased the LG  Steam Dryer Model DLEX3250
Click HERE to find it at Home Depot.

Click HERE to read other reviews from the LG website.

It was delivered a few days later. For those of you that don't believe in love at first sight, do you believe in love at first sound? Because I now do. Yes, this dryer plays a little song when it turns on and when its cycle is done. No more loud beeps. The steam function has been getting lots of use. I have put tennis shoes, pillows, our down comforter and dog beds to name a few through the steam/sanitize cycle. Everything comes out fluffy and clean and most of all, free of odors.

If anything were to go wrong with this little love machine, you can hold up your smart phone to it and the dryer will alert your phone what the problem is. How cool is that?!

What I love most, however, is the capacity. Let's be honest, size does matter...when it comes to dryers. I can dry our entire bedding set in one cycle, and the best part is that our duvet cover comes out nice and smooth now, not like it's been playing a mean game of tug of war and lost.

I hate when I read reviews on products and then the person says they have only owned the item for a few days. When making a large purchase, I want to know how it holds up for the long haul. I'm happy to say that after 7 months of regular use, I am still in love. The sanitary steam cycle especially came in handy, when I sanitized everything in sight when Justin had the flu (which I was lucky enough not to catch). Plus, it has significantly cut down the drying time for everything. I do all of our laundry, including all of our bedding, every Sunday and it gets it done much faster than our old machine.

Anyone else in love with  a piece of metal?


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