Holiday parties, guests staying for several days (whether you expected them to or not), cookies and other goodies in just about every room, dirty clothes and other non-goodies in just about every room—it all adds up to a lot of stuff that needs to be cleaned. Your post-holiday home purification can be less stressful and more efficient with the right appliances, and you can even help the planet at the same time. That’s a win-win for everything except dirt and crumbs, although the dirt outside may thank you.
The Energy Star-efficient Miele vacuums conserve electricity while improving the air quality in your home by employing variable speed settings along with active HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters to capture lung-damaging particles. To clean all those dirty dishes, check out the Bosch Integra 500 Series 24″ undercounter dishwashers. Bosch dishwashers use an ECOSENSE system that automatically deletes unneeded fresh water fills to cut energy usage by 20%, and an ECOOPTION feature that adjusts water temperature and cycle length to reduce energy usage by up to 25%.
The Whirlpool Duet Washer and Dryer
Now that the floors and dishes are finally clean, you can move on to that pile of dirty clothes you’ve been trying to ignore. The Whirlpool Duet Front Load Washer uses sensors to determine the size of the load and then delivers the precise amount of water needed to clean it, with the water then warmed gradually to make the detergent more effective. The matching Whirlpool Duet Gas Dryer features an AccelerCare sensor drying system that safely speeds drying, along with sound-absorbing materials on the top and sides to help reduce noise. Both the washer and the dryer are Energy Star qualified.
Also, just in case you forget how Green you’re becoming, these Whirlpool machines come in Aspen Green to provide a constant reminder. Your home and your planet thank you. —by Graham W.