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Buyers Guide to Laundry

by Grand Appliance

Laundry Buyers Guide

Last Updated 8/4/2021

If you’re like most people, you only buy a washer or dryer a couple times in your life - and when the time comes most customers are overwhelmed when they find out all the options and technologies that are available today. This can be particularly problematic when you’re racing the clock (or piles of laundry) to replace a broken down washer, dryer or both. 

Not to worry. Grand has you covered with a host of topics, tips and guides to help sort through your options and ensure you get a laundry product or products that will give you years of high quality performance. 

A great place to get started is our comprehensive buying guides for washers and dryers. In these guides you’ll find high level information about the different types of products, key features and price points to expect when shopping for your new washer or dryer. 

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In addition to the Buyers Guides, we have a host of other posts that dive deeper into topics, features and more in order to help you find the right laundry products for your needs. Follow the links below to learn more about washers, dryers and more.

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Which Washer Type Is Right For You?

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3 Things Before You Shop A Washer Or Dryer

Before you even get into features, brands and models, it’s best to know some things to look for in your home and your laundry room that may limit your options when selecting a washer or dryer. This handy blog discusses how to determine your fuel (gas or electric) as well as connecting, venting and sizing considerations that could impact your laundry choices.

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Laundry appliances may not be a one-size-fits all purchase, so knowing how to properly measure the dimensions of your home when shopping for a new washer or dryer is key. 

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Sanitizing and Laundry Wellness Features

The definition of clean is always changing. Many washers can clean better than ever while taking great care of your clothes, with feature specific cycles like sanitization and allergien removal. Explore the brands and products that are setting the industry standard for sanitizing and deep cleaning.

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Agittaor vs Impeller

Its the age-old question when shopping for top-load washers. The fact is, both agitator and impeller style washers are effective in cleaning, but it comes down to a user’s lifestyle. Our experts break down which is best for you, and how to shop.

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Compacy Laundry

Compact washers and dryers are great laundry solutions for their large capacity, small footprint, and unique install options. Learn why these pairs are perfect for everything from urban apartments to master bath suites. 

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Front Load Washer Gasket

If you own a front load washer, chances are you'll know of the smell that comes with neglected maintenance. Our experts have five tips to keep your front load washer free of mildew and odors, along with recommended brand features that make maintenance even easier.

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Top Rated Laundry

Want to know which models earn the highest marks among shoppers on our site? Our Top Rated blog series highlights models that have earned 4+ star ratings and dives into a bit of what makes each one different. 

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Energy Star Certified Laundry

We all want to save energy and - perhaps most importantly - money when operating our appliances. Thankfully, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a list of standards for efficient home products and identifies models that meet those standards with its ENERGY STAR® certification badge. The purpose of the badge is “...providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions” ( 

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