by John Sinclair
(New York, NY)
The Haier HWD1000 Washer Dryer combination machine is my latest appliance purchase. It is an amazing piece of engineering. It combines efficiency with space saving design. In this review, I intend to tell you why I got the machine, how it works, and why I love it so much.
First of all, the Haier fits perfectly in my 450 square foot apartment in Brooklyn. I mounted it in a cabinet space in my kitchen. This is really convenient for me as I do not have a separate laundry room. The reasons I got the Haier are threefold. First it is compact, it has a very small footprint. Second the Haier washer dryer combo is extremely energy efficient, compared to side by side stand alone models. Third, the Haier is very quiet compared to other washer dryer combo models.
The actual workings of the machine are amazing. All you do is throw in the clothes and detergent and turn it on. The machine washes, rinses, spins and dries your clothes all in the same go. You do not have to switch anything around, all you do is take out the dry clothes when it is done. This is a definite step up in my opinion from regular washers and dryers. All of this and it is very stingy on water and electricity. So far my energy usage is down and I am saving money.
Now to the reasons why I like the Haier so much might be obvious, but the energy efficiency and the convenience are what really do it for me. I get so much more space in my small apartment since I do not have to dedicate a small room to the laundry. The Haier is not without its flaws however. I do wish it had a slightly larger capacity, so I could wash more clothes at one time. The sound it makes takes some getting used to as well. It is not necessarily louder than an equivalent separate dryer, it just has a higher pitch since the drum spins so fast. It almost sounds like a small jet plane taking off sometimes. Other than that, it is a wonderful machine.
All in all, I cannot recommend the Haier enough to someone in my situation. If you live in a small space, have a modest amount of clothes to wash and wish to do it with a minimum of fuss, the Haier is the perfect machine for you. I would absolutely purchase this machine again if I did it over again.