Today we got a new washing machine. Isn't she lovely?
This is the simplest, cheapest name brand washing machine we could find with an okay energy rating.
Check it: 4 knobs and a button. That was the simplest. I swear. In addition to a power button on the right, you have:
Apparently not. Because you also have this:
because how could you live without a Jeans setting? How did we live without a Jeans setting? We were animals.
What I really want in a washing machine:
Small, medium, large.
Hot, warm, cold.
Wet, swish, rinse, and spin.
That's it. The rest is fluff.**
It's like a blender having a frappe setting. For all your constant frappe-ing needs. When it's the same blade in the same container no matter what you set it on. The only thing changing is the speed. So, why not have a speed button that goes from 1 to 10 and be done. Or better yet, 1 to 5. Or 1 to 3. Or On and Off! Life is so damn complicated!!!
Question du jour: How often do you frappe? ***
* Sure, when the baby does it, everyone thinks it's adorable.
** Oh, wait, that's a dryer setting.
*** Do you do it in sight of the neighbors?