How Long do Appliances Last?

When Should I Replace My Appliances?

It's complicated

Many years ago, I used to carry around a chart from AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers) which itemized the expected life spans of various appliances: washing machines 15 years, ranges 20 years, etc. I've long ago disposed of this, but I did find this current version. Here is a look at today's appliance lifespans from Consumer Reports:

Dishwasher – 9 years
Dryer (electric and gas) – 13 years
Microwave oven – 9 years
Range electric – 13 years
Range gas – 15 years
Refrigerator – 13 years
Washing machine – 10 years

We all know that the life expectancy of appliances is not what it used to be, but let's not confuse quality with durability. Today's washing machines use less detergent, energy and water than their predecessors. They are more gentle on clothes, and get them cleaner than ever before, but have a life expectancy of only 10 years, compared to 15 years or longer from grandma's Maytag.

Today, manufacturers seem to be on a never ending quest to reduce costs, and as consumers we shop until we drop to get save every hard earned dollar we can on appliances. Moreover, we don't seem to care if our kids inherit the family refrigerator, and we are quick to get rid of a broken appliance to avoid paying a stiff repair bill.

I recently read that in upscale neighborhoods it is not uncommon for kitchens to be remodeled about every 10 years, and that includes new appliances. So, even though appliances don't last as long as they used to, we tend not to even keep them for as long as they last.

The truth is that we don't expect our appliances to last as long as they used to…but we do expect that they have the latest features and look great in our house. I once asked a customer if she had a brand preference for her new washer. She replied that it didn't make a difference as long as the washer was red.

So, don't feel guilty about replacing your 15 year old agitator style topload washing machine with a shiny new front loader. The old machine is at the end of it's life, and the new one could actually pay for itself in energy savings….plus, it's red!

To get more information on appliances, floor coverings, and more be sure to consult your design professional or builder, and make an appointment with the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply.


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Laundry Room Remodeling

Laundry Room Advice from Houzz

New Washers and Dryers from Arizona Wholesale

Modern laundry rooms are no longer after thoughts. Today's laundry rooms are designe for both function and aesthetics. Not just an anteroom from the garage to the living space, modern laundry rooms are workspaces for getting clothes clean and sometimes much more. Here are 5 questions posed by Mitchell Parker in his Houzz article:

Homeowner's Workbook: How to Remodel the Laundry Room

  1. What are you hoping to achieve?
  2. How do you want the space to function?
  3. How do you do your laundry?
  4. What kind of appliances do you want?
  5. Special features?

Of course, we're focusing here on #4 – The Washer and Dryer. Choices include:

Front-Load-Pair

Electrolux Front Load Pair

  1. Front load washers and matching dryers. Full-sized front load washers were launched in the mid-nineties by Maytag and Whirlpool and over the years have become very popular even though they are a pricey alternative to the traditional top loaders of the past. These units may have optional pedestal bases, and may even be configured so that the dryer is stacked on top of the washer.
  2. High efficiency Top Load washers and matching dryers. HE top loaders are for customers who want to load and unload their wash loads from the top, but also want the efficiency and water conservation of the tumble action front load machines.
  3. Traditional Top Load washers and matching dryers. Traditional top load washers have the high-post agitator in the center. While “old school”, some consumers still prefer them, and newer models are available with energy saving features.
  4. Combination washer and dryer. Combination units can be a single front load washer that can also double as a dryer, or a washer with a connected dryer on top configured and sold as a single unit.
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HE Top Load Washer

Of course, for help choosing what's right for you consult your designer or home builder, and then hurry over to Arizona Wholesale Supply to get the best selection and pricing on washers, dryers, other major appliances, and much more.


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Holiday Savings on Front Load Washer/Dryer Pair

The 12 Days of Christmas at Arizona Wholesale Supply

(Days 10 and 11)

Electrolux Washer/Dryer Front Load Pair with Pedestals

4.2 Cu. Ft. Front Load Washer with IQ-Touch™ Controls

EIFLW50LIW

  • Only 18 minutes to wash
  • AquaLux Wash System
  • Remove 99% of bacteria with Deep Clean Sanitation Cycle
  • 2nd Floor Guarantee with our Perfect Balance® System

8.0 Cu. Ft. Electric Front Load Dryer with IQ-Touch™ Controls

EIED50LIW

  • Electric Dryer
  • Gentlest Dry
  • Fast Dry Cycle
  • Largest Capacity Dryer
  • Reversible Door

MSRP $2296

SAVE $571

Your Cost $1725

Without Pedestals $1425

Gas Dryer add $100

Best Price Anywhere!


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12 Days of Christmas Presents (Day 7) at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Maytag Front Load Laundry Pair

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MAYTAG MAXIMA FRONT LOAD SET

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MAXIMA® FRONT LOAD WASHING MACHINE WITH LARGE CAPACITY – 4.5 CU. FT.

Make everyday laundry loads a breeze with this 4.5 cu. ft. large capacity washer. To tackle your dirtiest jobs, this reliable front load washing machine gives you the Best Cleaning in the industry enabled by the PowerWash® cycle. With a combination of extra cleaning action, heated water and a thorough rinse, it helps remove even your toughest stains. We're so confident in the reliability of Maxima® front load washers that we back the direct drive motor and stainless steel wash basket with a 10-year limited parts warranty1. And count on Maxima® washers being built to last thanks to the Maytag® Commercial Technology we put under the hood. Plus, you can take pride in buying a front load washing machine that's assembled right here in the U.S.A. in Clyde, Ohio.

MAXIMA® FRONT LOAD ELECTRIC DRYER WITH REFRESH CYCLE WITH STEAM – 7.3 CU. FT.

Give your outfit a quick touch-up and reduce wrinkles and odors with this front load dryer's Refresh cycle with Steam. And, with 7.3 cu. ft. capacity and help from Advanced Moisture Sensing, this steam dryer has the space to keep your largest loads evenly dried1.* An extra interior fin helps small loads tumble better and dry evenly. You'll even be able to reduce wrinkles both during and after the cycle with the Wrinkle Control cycle and Wrinkle Prevent option. Our 10-year limited parts warranty** on the drive motor and dryer drum lets you know this Maxima® dryer will provide excellent drying for years. And we're proud to say: not only is this front load dryer designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A., it now joins the industry-first line of Maytag® electric dryers that are ENERGY STAR® qualified.

Washer MHW5100DC/W $899
Elec. Dryer MED5100DC/W $899
$1798 FOR THE SET
MSRP $2398
SAVE $600

Stands $175 each


Hurry in to your nearest Arizona Wholesale Supply to get your own new Maytag Maxima Front Load Laundry Pair.


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Tips on Washing Machine Maintenance

Washing Machine Use and Care

Advice on taking care of your washer

Maytag Washer

There are lots of great choices out there when it comes time to buy a new washer.

  1. Traditional top load agitator-type washers are an economical choice.
  2. High Efficiency front load washers are enormously popular, and
  3. For consumers who still prefer top load machines but want the advantages of a front load, the new High Efficiency top load washers are perfect.

Arizona Wholesale Supply carries most of the major washer brands:

  • Whirlpool
  • Maytag
  • Electrolux
  • Frigidaire
  • Samsung
  • Bosch

No matter what you choose, your new washer will need proper care. We recently wrote about cleaning your washer. Click on the link below to go to the article:

Cleaning your high efficiency washing machine

Now, we've got some advice on washer maintenance, as well as a few tips on how to prepare your washer if you leave for the summer (or winter). Here's a brief (2 1/2 minute) video that covers the essentials.

 

We've produced additional videos on:

  • Care and maintenance of your dishwasher
  • Dishwasher detergents, additives, and rinse aid
  • Choosing a water softener
  • Salt in your water softener
  • Reverse osmosis systems
  • Cleaning your high efficiency washing machine
  • Washing machine maintenance

go to the Arizona Wholesale You Tube Channel for all of our current videos.

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Cleaning your range and oven.



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Cleaning your High Efficiency Washing Machine

How to clean your HE Front Load or Top Loading Washer

High Efficiency, HE, washers continue to grow in popularity, and now are estimated to exceed 50% of the U.S. market for washing machines. The growth has been aided by the introduction of High Efficiency top loading washers so that consumers can now get high efficiency in either a top load or a front loading machine.

Water and energy savings over the expected life of the washing machine can usually justify the higher cost of HE washers. HE washers use far less water than the non HE agitator type washers. Consumers do need to adapt, however. These machines don't flush nearly as much water through the washer, and they can leave a detergent residue in the outer tub. If they're not cleaned regularly, mold and mildew can become a problem.

To find out more about cleaning your HE front load or top loading washer watch the short video below from Arizona Wholesale Supply.

 

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Maytag rated #1 in leading consumer magazine

#1 Rated Maytag MHW7000AW Washer is no surprise

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Maytag Washer

Maytag has been making washers since 1908. It's no surprise that the latest edition of a leading consumer magazine has this great new Maytag MHW7000AW Front-loading washer rated #1.

Top-Rated

If you want a washing machine that will do it all, this is your best choice. Using either hot or cold water your clothes will get the best cleaning available. Maytag has an exclusive PowerWash® cycle that provides extra cleaning action along with hot water to fight stains. Using the Cold Wash cycle, you get the same best in class performance AND added engergy savings.

The jumbo 4.3 cu. ft. capacity saves even more money by allowing you to use fewer loads to get more clothes washed quicker. Maytag® Commercial Technology means the components are built to last, and have the added security of a 10-year limited parts warranty. Just like mom, and grandma before you, buying a Maytag means you'll get your clothes cleaner not just today, but for many years into the future.

FEATURES

APPEARANCE
Extra-Large Window in Door
Front-Loading
Stainless Steel Tub

CAPACITY
4.3 Cu Ft Capacity

CONTROLS
Estimated Time Remaining Display

WASHING SYSTEM
1400 RPM Spin Speed
IntelliTemp™ Automatic Temperature Control

WASH CYCLES – 11 Automatic Wash Cycles
5 Water Temperature Combinations, 12 Hour Fresh Spin™ Option, Allergen Removal Cycle, Delicates Cycle, Extra Rinse Option, Normal Cycle, Power Wash Cycle, Steam for Stains Option, Overnight Wash & Dry Cycle, NSF® Certified Sanitary Cycle w/ Steam, Cold Wash Cycle

CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Add A Garment
Control Lockout
Detergent Dispenser
3 Tray Dispenser Drawer

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Advanced Vibration Control Plus®
American Pride Designation
Maytag® Commercial Technology
Variable Speed Magnetic Direct Drive Motor
Dynamic Venting Technology®

ENERGY/SOUND/POWER
CEE Tier III Level
Energy Star Qualified

MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY
1 Year Limited Parts and Labor
5 Year Limited Parts-Motor, Wash Basket, DVT Fan
10 Year Limited Parts-Motor & Stainless Tub

DIMENSIONS
38 1/2″ H x 33″ D x 27″ W


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