Kenmore washer/dryers- opinions vs. Whirlpool/LG/Samsung?
So while researching the other appliances that we needed for our kitchen , I never really paid attention to the info on washer/dryers, figuring that we wouldn't need to buy them. Now we have to find the energy to shop around for these (and a dishwasher we couldn't decide on, but that's another story).
The other night we popped back into Sears to get their opinions on stuff and I was a bit surprised that the saleslady matched us up with two different Kenmore sets (one Elite and one not). She said that since we wanted a set for $2000 or under and didn't want any bells and whistles (steam, automatic dispensing system) the Kenmore were their best deal instead of some of the fancier Whirlpool, LG or Samsung sets. I do realize that Kenmore is their own brand, but they didn't even mention Kenmore when we were shopping for our other stuff.
Since Kenmore doesn't seem to get mentioned as often as other brands, I'm curious to see what people's opinions were.
One option was a Kenmore Elite HE set (front loaders, direct drive, 4 cu ft washer drum) and one option was a Kenmore set (front loaders, belt drive. 3.7 cu ft drum on washer). There was only a $10 difference between the two sets. I didn't get the model numbers because we were just in doing preliminary research but I believe that they were both priced around $1600 for each set, not including the pedestals which are $199 per piece.
How would the Whirlpool Duet/Duet Sport sets compare?
Reasonable price for the pedestals?
EDIT: I should also mention that it will just be two people using the machines so super huge capacity is not required. Also the machines will be in our main floor laundry room. FInally, I passed by Quan's today and they had a Whirlpol Duet Sport set (8300 series) for $1298, pedestals are $150/each. I've been skimming through some old posts and have gathered that the Whirlpool Duets are seemingly better than the Duet Sports. Also hapy to have read good things about the Kenmore Elites.