Detergent Pod Warnings

Dishwasher and Laundry Detergent Alert

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We've had several blogs over the last four years on the merits of using detergent pods for laundry or dishwasher loads. There are reasons for choosing the pods, and we've argued both against the detergent pods and in favor of them.


We've also consistently complained that the companies selling detergent pods shouldn't make them in bright colors that might easily be confused with candy by children.

Safety Warning – Laundry Detergent Pods – May 2012

Detergent Pods a Safety Hazard

Now, it appears that this issue is continuing to evolve. In fact, Consumer Reports has withdrawn their support for detergent pods because of the danger to children.

The problem with laundry detergent pods.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, just in the first 4 months of 2016, nearly four thousand kids five and under have been victimized by exposure to detergent pods.

“Some children who have gotten the product in their mouths have had excessive vomiting, wheezing and gasping. Some get very sleepy. Some have had breathing problems serious enough to need a ventilator to help them breathe. There have also been reports of corneal abrasions (scratches to the eyes) when the detergent gets into a child’s eyes.” – AAPCC

In addition, the National Capital Poison Center has stated, “Biting into laundry detergent pods can cause serious injury or even death.”

Unfortunately, the detergent manufacturers have not addressed the pods candy-like appearance, and have instead decided to make the detergent containers more difficult to open.

So, use your discretion, but CR and others are now recommending against the detergent pods, at least in any households with children.

As always, for all your appliances, floor coverings, window treatments and more work with your design professional, or builder, and call Arizona Wholesale Supply for an appointment with one of our associates.

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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:


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.

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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New GE Topload Agitator Washer

Industry's Largest Agitator Washer

New GE Washer is Largest Capacity Agitator Washer in Industry



New machines offer water flexibility, intuitive controls for personal preference
GE Appliances revolutionizes laundry line with largest launch in over 20 years

For the last several years, all the talk in washing machines has been about front-load washers, or HE (high efficiency) top load washers with no agitators. However, we need to remember that a large percentage of U.S. industry sales is in the traditional agitator-type topload washers that we've been so accustomed to for decades.

GE has just completed their largest laundry launch in 20 years including a re-designed topload agitator washer line. The new product lineup features the largest topload agitator washer in the industry. Learn more below:

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—August 18, 2015— Whether it’s a favorite task or most loathed chore, in huge piles or small, sorted loads, we all prefer to do our laundry our own way. In the biggest revamp of its clothes care line in more than 20 years, GE Appliances has announced new washer and dryer offerings to fit every consumer preference.
Introducing new topload laundry pairs, GE has enhanced traditional agitator washers to give consumers more control over their cycles while improving energy efficiency, technology and machine aesthetics. With the largest agitator capacity on the market at 4.2 cu. ft, along with modified cycles and easy one-touch settings, laundry has never been more convenient. And with high-performance settings and specialty cycles to treat stains and remove wrinkles, consumers know even their dirtiest clothes are getting thoroughly clean, every time.
“The traditional topload washer remains the most popular style of washer in the U.S. today,” said Julie Muennich, director of marketing for laundry products. “Like racecar drivers want precision control of their cars, our research shows that consumers who prefer topload washers want that same command over their washers. The features of our new GE washers, such as Extra Rinse and Deep Fill, fit the bill in terms of flexibility and customization.”
Along with larger capacities that mean fewer loads, less time and hassle, the new GE Appliances washers offer water flexibility while maintaining energy efficiency standards. Users can choose Extra Rinse or Deep Fill options for particularly tough loads, or count on GE Appliances Precise Fill technology to fill with the right amount of water for typical washing. GE also boasts the largest and only ENERGY STAR®-rated agitator on the market, offering a unique combination of capacity and efficiency.

If you'd like to find out more about GE's new washers or other appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, water systems, and more for your new home, or remodeling project call your builder or design professional, and make plans to visit Arizona Wholesale Supply for the best selection and lowest prices.

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NEW Whirlpool Heat Pump Dryer at AWSCO

Arizona Wholesale introduces NEW Whirlpool heat pump dryer



7.3 cu ft. HybridCare™ Ventless Duet® Dryer with Heat Pump Technology

Heat pump clothes drying system from Whirlpool

Whirlpool has launched a new Energy Star® dryer that uses heat pump technology to help dry clothes, saving energy and eliminating the need for outside dryer venting. The energy savings is substantial, and considering that your dryer can be responsible for 10% or more of your total electric bill, it's worth looking into if you're buying new laundry equipment.

If you're building a new house, additional savings comes from not needing duct work and venting for a dryer since the dryer recirculates the air eliminating any outside venting.

Finally, this makes finding a location for a laundry pair much easier since installing duct work is not a concern.

While dryers using some or all of this technology have been around in Europe for quite a while, European dryers also tend to be quite small. This new dryer from Whirlpool has a giant 7.3cu. ft. dryer drum. Also, this drying technology does take somewhat longer to dry. But ror those who can't wait, Whirlpool has included a 5500 watt heating element and a quick dry cycle. Otherwise, consumers can use the balanced cycle, or the eco cycle.

For a quick video from Whirlpool showing how this technology works click on the link below:

Hybrid Heat Pump Dryer Benefits


Here is a list of features from Whirlpool:

  • Our Most Efficient Dryer
  • Installs in More Places
  • Gentle Care
  • Advanced Moisture Sensing
  • Quad Baffles
  • HybridCare Energy Options
  • ENERGY STAR(R) Qualified
  • Tap Touch Controls with Memory
  • SingleSwipe Lint Screen
  • 7.3 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Stainless Steel Dryer Drum
  • Wrinkle Shield Option
  • Quick Dry Cycle
  • Bulky Cycle
  • Heavy Duty Cycle
  • Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A

Other brands and models are quickly following suit with heat pump dryers of their own. Check with your sales associate at Arizona Wholesale Supply for more information on this new product.

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

Maytag Front Load Laundry Pair





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.


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
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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12 Days of Christmas at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Holiday Specials at Arizona Wholesale Supply

Save on Deluxe Whirlpool Cabrio Washer and Dryer

Arizona Wholesale Supply has some appliance specials just for the season. If you’re moving into a new home soon, or just need to replace your old washer and dryer, here’s a way to save money now on a deluxe washer/dryer pair from Whirlpool. Check back here often for more specials or call Arizona Wholesale Supply today.

Whirlpool® Cabrio® Platinum 4.5 cu. ft. HE Top Load Washer with EasyView™ Framed Glass Lid



Give your clothes the care they need with the Whirlpool® Cabrio® Platinum top load washer. Adaptive Wash technology automatically senses the size of each load and uses the right amount of water to keep colors vibrant wash after wash. With Precision Dispense Plus, the 4.5 cu. ft. model even adds detergent, bleach and other additives at the right time during the cycle, so you don’t have to. And with up to 11 adaptive wash actions, your clothes will always experience the perfect combination of powerful cleaning and gentle fabric care. You can even keep an eye on wash progress and see your laundry cycle in action with the EasyView™ framed glass lid.

Whirlpool® Cabrio® Platinum 7.6 cu. ft. HE Dryer with Door Window



Whether it’s your favorite sweater or that perfect pair of jeans, you can keep all your clothes looking and fitting great with the Whirlpool® Cabrio® Platinum dryer. Advanced Moisture Sensing automatically stops the cycle when everything is perfectly dry, helping to prevent overdrying, while the Sanitize cycle eliminates 99.9% of three common household bacteria without washing1. Plus, a door window lets you keep an eye on drying progress and clothes tumbling inside. This dryer also makes sure you can dry any load from your Cabrio® Platinum top load washer with ease thanks to 7.6 cu. ft. of capacity. When paired together, you can save over $3,300 in lifetime energy costs2 thanks to the EcoBoost™ option with Eco Monitor.

Pair Price

MSRP $1798

Discount $600


While present supplies last

For other holiday specials visit this site daily over the next two weeks, or call the nearest Arizona Wholesale Supply showroom today.

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Spectacular Holiday Washer and Dryer Sale at Arizona Wholesale

Save on Washers and Dryers this Holiday Season

Special Pricing at Arizona Wholesale Supply

If you're in the market for a new washer and dryer, you owe it to yourself to check out the special pricing on top brand name washers and dryers at Arizona Wholesale Supply. These aren't low end “door buster” models. They're fully featured washers and dryers such as Whirlpool Cabrio, Whirlpool Duet, Maytag, and Samsung.

Click on the link below for our Holiday Flyer on Savings up to Whirlpool Washer Dryer pairs, and $800 off on Maytag's #1 Rated Washer Dryer set.

Holiday Laundry Flyer

Arizona Wholesale Supply has made a Special Purchase on a Maytag Front Load Washer and Dryer with Steam. Reg. $2198 Special Price $1450. Save $748. Click on the link below for features.

Maytag Pair Special Purchase

Click on the link below for savings of $422 on a Samsung Front Loader pair.

Samsung Washer Dryer Special

Check out all the Holiday Appliance Specials at Arizona Wholesale Supply by clicking on the link below:


Maytag Washer

Maytag #1 Rated Washer

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


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.

Call or visit the professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply today for more information on their Holiday Specials.

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The Silliness of Black Friday Appliance Deals

Unbelievable Washer/Dryer Prices = Unbelievably Bad Deals.

Black Friday sales are tempting.

But consider that the market for home laundry is a “saturated” market. Over 90% of U.S. households already have a washing machine. New washers and dryers are rarely purchased when the old ones are still working. It's just silly when folks with working appliances rush out to buy Black Friday specials at seemingly ridiculously low DOOR BUSTER prices. (There really is no free lunch).

When is a great price a bad deal?

Nobody wants to pay too much for a new appliance. But buying unneeded washers that must constantly be monitored for out of balance, and dryers without an end of cycle signal at almost any price is paying too much! (Read comments below).

It makes much more sense to keep your wallet in your pocket and buy your appliances as a “considered” or planned purchase. THEN you are buying appliances on your schedule, not someone else's. There will always be opportunities to save money, but you should save money on appliances when you need them, and get products that will make ownership a pleasure – not a burden.

Customer comments on Black Friday washer and dryer models:

“This is not a washer you can start and walk away from to do other things. Every time I start a load of laundry I must stay close to it to make sure it continues the cycle because it often “hangs” on the wash cycle and sits forever…. I hate this machine with the passion of 1000 white hot suns. I would go on, but it is laundry day and I have to go back downstairs to babysit the washer.”

“I can see now why the price is pretty cheap and the dryer is non-returnable. I bought this junk three weeks ago and have used it about a dozen times. I have used both automatic and timed drying. I have to run two 60 minute cycles to dry any type of load I put in. I would not recommend this to anyone.”

Just so you know that we're not referring to hypotheticals here, a major home improvement chain (think orange aprons), has a stupid low price on the old style agitator type washer above. It has a mediocre brand name, and a small tub, but it uses more energy and water than most other washers…I could go on. Here's what a leading consumer magazine (OK – Consumer Reports) says about this type of washer:

These perform least impressively as a group and use the most energy overall. They hold only about 12 to 16 pounds of laundry and use the most water. Most are relatively noisy, and their loads can become unbalanced.

When it comes time for you to buy a new washer and/or dryer check with the professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply. They can help you select a product that suits YOUR needs. They'll check for any rebates or specials that can save you money. It you're not too picky you could also check with Arizona Wholesale's liquidation center for model home returns or scratch and dents.

Happy Holidays!

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Only 2 more weeks of Holiday Savings at AZ Wholesale Supply

Today's Featured Specials:

Whirlpool washer and dryer pairs

Whirlpool Cabrio Pair

Cabrio Top Loading Washer only $499

Cabrio Electric Dryer only $499 (add $80 for gas)

Save $500 on the pair


Whirlpool Duet Pair

Duet Front Loading Washer only $849

Duet Electric Dryer only $849 (add $99 for gas)

Save $448 on the pair

To view all the washer and dryer Holiday Specials at Arizona Wholesale Supply click on the link below:

Holiday washer/dryer specials

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Holiday Appliance Specials

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A Brief History of Washing

Washing Over the Centuries

Clothes washing devices go back to the 17th century, and forms of scrub boards and clothes beaters go back even further. In the U.S., the first patent for a machine for “clothes washing” was issued to Nathaniel Briggs in 1797. The washers of the 19th century consisted of tubs or drums with hand operated gears and cranks. Alva J. Fisher invented a washing machine powered by an electric motor that was brought to market in 1908 by the Hurley Machine Company under the brand name Thor. Fisher is generally given credit for inventing the first “modern day” washing machine though there is some debate on this.

Fred Maytag introduced a hand powered wooden tub washing machine in 1907 to supplement his farm implement business. It wasn't until 1911 that he added an electric motor, the same year that Upton Machine Company, which later became Whirlpool, was started. Considering that this was the era of Henry Ford and the Wright brothers, it is easy to imagine the many industries that began in the early 20th century.

In 1937 the first automatic washer, invented by John W. Chamberlain, was introduced by Bendix Aviation Corporation. Ten years later (1947), it was the forerunner of the Whirlpool Corporation that built the first top load automatic washer. This post WWII period was a period of rapid growth in the appliance industry. Automatic washers were soon accompanied by automatic dryers.

While top loading washers were predominant in the U.S. throughout the last half of the 20th Century, in the last decade front loading washers have become very popular. They're much more energy efficienct than the traditional top loading agitator type machines, and because they don't have an agitator they have a greater capacity.

Even more recently, HE (High Efficiency) top loading washers with no center-post agitators have been introduced to compete with front loading washers. These machines combine the advantages of a top loading machine and those of a front loading machine. For more information on the the different types of washing machines available click on the link below to be directed to a previous blog for a comparison:

Choosing a New Washer

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