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Report: Special Washer and Dryer Features to Avoid

If you’re in the market for a new washer or dryer, the lure of special features can be a strong one. Not so fast, says Consumer Reports. Their recent report looks at five features that are not really worth the effort, or the money, including:

Special cycles. Thirty-three cycles and counting, that’s how many we’ve seen on some washers in our labs. Think about the fabrics you wash and the problems you’re trying to solve. For example, to kill allergens such as dust mites the wash water needs to be about 127 degrees F for 12 minutes. So check the manufacturer’s claims and keep in mind that the basic cycles and settings can handle most washing needs.

Source: Yahoo! News

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