Price: $3,998 for both
Digital Smarts: First of all, the washer-dryer pair looks really cool. Inside the washer, "Cycle-Logic" technology offers 33 multiple-cycle choices including athletic wear, baby items, jeans, bath mats, shower curtains, shoes, swimwear and stuffed animals. If those don't grab you, program your own.
If you're a laundry newbie and perplexed by fabric stains, an LCD touch screen offers cleaning tips. For example, enter chocolate stain and cotton shirt and the machine offers cleaning tips.
The machines are also extremely energy efficient. The washer senses the amount of clothes inside and adjusts water use accordingly. The washer generally uses 76 percent less water and 75 percent less energy compared to conventional machines manufactured before 2004. The dryer includes and energy-efficient setting. The Vantage dryer features an eco-setting, which cuts energy use through efficient heat management. Plus, an "EcoMonitor" system for both machines tracks the amount of energy saved per load so consumers can track their savings over time.
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