When my husband and I purchased our house we knew that we would have to replace all the appliances in the not-too-distant future. They were original to the house and about 10 years old. None of them were high efficiency and beyond that they just weren't really to our taste.
Those of you who are familiar with my blog know that I love to cook, so it would come as no surprise that I was voting for the kitchen appliances to be replaced first! In fact I had my new fridge already picked out (also Samsung oddly), but then our washer sprung a leak, and since our washing room (aka closet) is on our upper level and we like clean clothes we needed a solution ASAP.
Off we went on a Sunday afternoon to our local Home Depot. Thankfully my husband had done research before (apparently he knew a wing and a prayer wouldn't keep the appliances going) so when we walked into Home Depot we were able to make a quick decision and order our appliances right away. I'd say the one downfall is that we went in on a Sunday and the earliest we could get the new washer and dryer delivered was the following Friday. That's a long time without a washer as a new mom!
We had great service at the Home Depot on Sunday and I excitedly awaited the arrival of my new washer and dryer on Friday. Unfortunately, when the delivery guys got to our house they told us they couldn't take our old appliances because they weren't unstacked. This was rather upsetting as NO ONE TOLD US THAT.
My boss once told me one of my strengths is that I was quick to escalate (compliment?) and that skill came in handy as I started my negotiations. Round one on negotiating didn't go well though, as my old appliances were still in place in the upstairs closet and my beautiful new laundry pair were in my sewing room on the main floor.
That's when I called Home Depot, ready for a fight, and was pleasantly surprised when the manager's attitude was "We'll take care of it, no problem". An hour later I had three really friendly Home Depot employees removing my old appliances and installing my new ones. Hallelujah I could finally do laundry again!
On a side note: I was so happy with the Home Depot associates. It was clear that appliance removal and installation we're not part of their everyday activities but the guys worked quickly to take down my stacked appliances, install the new ones, and even stayed to do tests cycles to make sure that everything worked perfectly. I was beyond impressed with their commitment to making things right. Especially since this was a Friday, in the late afternoon. And as charming as I am I'm sure the guys wished they were at home. However, thanks to their quick action I was able to use my washing machine that evening... A day before leaving on a week long trip... I may have been slightly panicked about the fact that we had no clean clothes and empty suitcases, but with my fancy new machines I was able to make quick work of the heaping piles of laundry I'd been collecting all week.
I really love our new Samsung machines. Our old ones sounded like they were about to take flight when they went through a spin cycle, and I felt like they didn't have enough space to do a full load of laundry. The Samsung washer and dryer are what I consider to be super quiet. Before the washing machine would wake up baby Finnley, now it's quiet enough to that he stays sound asleep.
Also, they're super pretty with easy to use settings. This is important because we basically use the same setting every time (which it remembers), so if I had to do something new I appreciate that it is easy to use. I really love the lint trap in the dryers, it's like a cage/box so it collects all the little bits which is cleaner and likely a huge safety plus (no lint fires). The only thing that I don't love is it's hard to use the dryer settings since our units are stacked and I'm not vertically gifted. But I've got a step stool in the laundry room now so that should help!
This is our washer: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.48-cu-ft-front-load-washer-in-platinum.1000792494.html
This is out dryer: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.75-cu-ft-electric-dryer-in-onyx.1000799896.html
This was a rather long post to basically tell you that Home Depot was amazing and saved the day, and I love my Samsung appliances. Any recommendations for kitchen appliances? Leave them in the comments below!