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Speed Queen vs Fisher & Paykel Washer - Alternatives for 2020

Posted by Todd Buehler on Nov 27, 2019 10:00:00 AM 

 

If you are looking to compare two awesome washing machine options that won't break the bank, you're in luck. We've singled out two great top loading agitator models from two niche brands that may be just what you are looking for when shopping for a new machine. Unfortunately, Fisher & Paykel has discontinued their popular agitator washer as of late 2019, so this article has become an "in memoriam." Don't worry - we'll give you other agitator washer brands to consider!

Speed Queen and Fisher & Paykel are not quite as well known as some of the other juggernaut appliance brands like Whirlpool, Frigidaire and GE, but that doesn't mean they don't deliver great products. Speed Queen is a specialty laundry manufacturer headquartered in Wisconsin that has been making great laundry products for both the commercial and domestic markets in the US for over 100 years. Fisher & Paykel is based in New Zealand and has been in operation since 1934. They have gained wide exposure in the US in the past 20 years and introduced many innovative products to the market, including a one-of-a-kind dish drawer dishwasher that made them famous with US consumers. Their agitator washer was a surprising hit when it came out a few years ago.

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Topics: Washing Machines, Speed Queen

Where to Buy Speed Queen Washers & Dryers

Posted by Todd Buehler on Oct 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM 

 

Wondering where to buy Speed Queen washers and dryers?  Speed Queen is a specialty manufacturer of laundry appliances. They produce the most durable and dependable washers and dryers on the market today. Unlike many other appliance brands, Speed Queen appliances are not widely available at Big Box retailers and department stores.

When you're looking to purchase Speed Queen washers and dryers you have two basic options: online retailers and appliance specialty retailers. Let's take a look the options and discuss some pros and cons for each.

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Topics: Appliance Brands, Speed Queen

Best Top Loading Washers: LG vs Speed Queen

Posted by Todd Buehler on Sep 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM 

 

It’s challenging to make the right decision about what type of clothes washer to purchase. With all of the new washer designs that are so different from the older models, how do you know which one you will like? Does a high efficiency low water wash model or a traditional manually adjustable water level model fit your needs? The following information may help answer some commonly asked questions and point you in the right direction.

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Topics: Washing Machines, LG, Speed Queen

Speed Queen Stackable Washer and Dryer Review (Built to Last 25 Years)

Posted by Alex Frank on Aug 19, 2019 9:10:00 AM 

 

After 20 years of use, it isn’t uncommon for an old washer or dryer to bite the dust, leaving the owner tasked with researching new options. Once they start reading reviews online, however, the unsuspecting shopper may be dismayed with how many customers say that their modern laundry machines died after only six years or so! How can this be when the old machines, apart from an occasional repair, hardly caused any issues for over two decades?

Well, the answer is simple. They just don’t make things like they used to... BUT WAIT! Not all hope is lost, for we still have Speed Queen, and they're making machines just as durable as the good ol’ days! They currently offer a unified stacked laundry center with a front load washer and an electric or gas dryer for people looking for compact laundry options.

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Topics: Washing Machines, Dryers, Speed Queen

American Made Washers - Speed Queen vs Whirlpool - Reviews, Features, Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on Aug 8, 2019 5:31:00 PM 

 

As you research your next washing machine, consider the brands Speed Queen and Whirlpool. Both are well known names in the US laundry industry. Both companies are known for making quality products in both the commercial and domestic markets, and their laundry products are manufactured in the United States: Speed Queen in Wisconsin and Whirlpool in Ohio.

The laundry industry has changed over the years and washers have been redesigned to use less water and electricity. These changes have been challenging for the industry because these new washer designs require customers to make adjustments and changes in the way that they do laundry. With less detergent and water used per cycle along with longer cycle times, many customers are missing their old machines that had deep water washes, 35 minute cycle times, and excellent cleaning results.

However, there are many excellent washers available that will do the job well while saving energy. Speed Queen and Whirlpool are on the leading edge of this industry and are making products that are energy efficient while providing excellent cleaning results and durability. Let's compare two of their best top loading agitator washers.

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Topics: Washing Machines, Whirlpool, Speed Queen

Speed Queen Front Load Washer Review - New Models for 2019!

Posted by Bob Allaire on Aug 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM 

 

 

There is a lot of buzz about Speed Queen in the laundry industry, and our readers want to know more about their products.  Speed Queen is a specialty laundry manufacturer headquartered in Wisconsin that has been making great laundry products for both the commercial and domestic markets in the US for over 100 years.

Unlike many other appliance bands, they focus their efforts on one thing - laundry!  This focused effort has led to great results for Speed Queen. We see this in industry publications and hear it from our own customers. Consumers looking for a Speed Queen front load washer will be excited to learn that Speed Queen offers two front load options as of 2019.

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Topics: Washing Machines, Speed Queen

The Speed Queen TC5000WN - A Return to Tradition for 2019!

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Jul 31, 2019 9:00:00 AM 

 

If you aren't deep in the laundry industry or a hardcore Speed Queen fan, you might have missed the controversy over Speed Queen's new top load models released in 2018. They had to make changes to meet energy efficiency requirements, and some of those changes involved the wash action of their top load models. This departure from what their fans were used to resulted in some backlash. Long story short, the new wash action is gentler overall, which is not necessarily a bad thing - but it wasn't ideal for some of Speed Queen's customer base. (Despite this controversy, as of this writing all of the TR series of washers have over 4.5 stars from customer ratings on their website.)

The TC5000WN is a return to tradition with a lot of the features that people loved about Speed Queen's 2017 and earlier washers. We'll compare in-depth the differences between the 2018 TR5000 model and the 2019 TC5000 model below! (Speed Queen also released a front load model for 2019 - click the link to read our review!)

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Topics: Washing Machines, Speed Queen

Best Rated Top Load Washer - Commercial Grade Options - Maytag vs Speed Queen

Posted by Bob Allaire on May 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM 

 

Washing machines have changed considerably with all of the new energy requirements and many have become very complicated. Longer wash times and lower water usage have definitely changed the way we do our laundry, and new laundry appliances seem to require more service than older models, especially if the operator uses too much soap or does too many over-sized batches.

Customers are looking for options before they purchase - they want to cut down on service calls and are seeking simpler operation. If you are looking for the best rated top load washer with these features, you should definitely consider Speed Queen and Maytag commercial washers. 

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Topics: Washing Machines, Maytag, Speed Queen

Coin Operated Washer and Dryer - Speed Queen vs Whirlpool

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM 

 

Are you in need of a coin operated washer and dryer for your apartment or other commercial location?  Are you wondering where to begin in the process of researching new models? Installing coin operated washers and dryers can be a great way for landlords to increase their monthly income on apartment rentals, and if you're an entrepreneur in the laundry business, you may be looking for new machines for your laundromat. There are several coin operated dryer models on the market, but they aren't as widely advertised as traditional dyers.

In this article, we'll profile top-selling commercial washers and dryers from manufacturers Whirlpool and Speed Queen. Whether this is your first purchase of a coin operated dryer or you're replacing an existing model, taking a close look at the features of these models will help you compare and contrast with other models you are considering.

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Topics: Washing Machines, Dryers, Whirlpool, Speed Queen

Side Venting Dryer - Need a Good Side Venting Option?

Posted by Todd Buehler on Jan 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM 

 

There are several important questions to consider when doing your research on a new dryer. How it will vent is one of them. Depending on the configuration of your laundry room or closet, you may find that you need a good side venting option.

Standard dryer installation calls for rear venting but due to space limitations or configuration, you may need to look for a model that allows side venting. Not all models do! It's important to bring this up with your local appliance salesperson, because different brands and models have different restrictions for the options to install side venting. For example, you may only be able to side vent on one side of the dryer - most gas dryers can only be side vented to the left because of the burner housing. Dryers with "four-way venting" usually will allow you to install a side vent on either side.

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Topics: Dryers, Speed Queen

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