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Tom K.

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Actually, if you’ve looked at washers and dryers these days, you’d see they have the same apps as a phone and often cost many times more.

"There's a sucker born every minute" - P. T. Barnum

Why do all these new appliance need apps? Whatever happened to set it and forget it?
 

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Actually, if you’ve looked at washers and dryers these days, you’d see they have the same apps as a phone and often cost many times more.

These can be avoided, but it takes some deep shopping. When we bought our new house, it included a fancy washer and dryer. The dryer was fine, but the washer was so busy trying to save the planet that it refused to use enough water to actually clean/rinse the clothing. ESPECIALLY poly, which, as all skiers know, requires thorough rinsing.

So, after watching a bunch of youtube videos on how to "trick" the machine into using more water, it was time to shop for a replacement.

I explained my position to a nice appliance guy. Halfway through, he put up his hands in a stop motion, and said "stop, you're me, buy these". The new machine allows me to choose the water level for the wash and rinse. Just like the olden days. Woulda thunk?!

And they were cheap enough that we came out hundreds of dollars ahead after selling the fancy, lightly used ones.
 

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To be fair though, the reason people need to use machines at a laundromat isn't because they are choosing between a phone and the appliance; it is a financial problem at least 500x bigger. They can buy the washer, but tell me, where does it go?
 

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No way. Apple is the Miele of phones, so no.

I guess I was just saying that I paid less for our current washer and dryer set than the cost of a current, top of the line, iPhone. Fact.
 

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I guess I was just saying that I paid less for our current washer and dryer set than the cost of a current, top of the line, iPhone. Fact.

Yes, but are they the current top of the line Miele washer/drier with eleventy gazilion useless functions? This combo costs like 5-6 iPhones if not more. Or so I am told.
 

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Yes, but are they the current top of the line Miele washer/drier with eleventy gazilion useless functions? This combo costs like 5-6 iPhones if not more. Or so I am told.

Holy shite, you aren't kidding -- $3,600 on sale, no less.

I had no idea.
 

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