Frigidaire GLGH1642FS Washer/Dryer Combo
by Angela F.
(Orange County, CA)
The Frigidaire Washer/Dryer combo is a great solution for apartments or other small spaces where you don't have room for a full sized side-by-side washer and dryer setup.
Ours is in a hall closet in our condo, and has a door, which makes it virtual undetectable to guests. This washer/dryer combo has 16 different wash cycles and 4 wash speeds - I do like having a gentle cold cycle that is definitely less agitation than permanent press or cotton. It says that it has "super load" capacity, but I've found that to be just hype (like so many others). That's not to say you can't put a decent sized load of clothes in the washer, but I just would caution doing 15-20 large towels, blankets, jeans, or other heavy material items in the same load.
I do like the front load capability as well as the variable water level capability, although I must say I try not to run the washer (or dryer for that matter) without having a full load. But you may feel differently. The dryer has worked fine for us, with no problems.
It has four different drying settings, but I use a Permanent Press one most of the time. I also prefer NOT to use the end of cycle signal (basically because I hate those darn buzzers)since I do a lot of laundry late at night. I've been told by my neighbor that they've been able to hear the signal on occasion! Overall it's a good washer/dryer combo - although I don't have many to compare it too, as this is really the first one I've used.
But if you live in an apartment or a condo, it sure beats using the community laundry room ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Pricing is around $850-1000 for this model and as far as I know, only comes in white.