He liked them because they are made in America, they are a simple machine - no computer in them - and he can fix it easily. Also they use very little water or detergent.
We were using just an ounce of liquid detergent and our clothes were coming out very clean and our black clothing no longer had white marks from laundry soap that didn't get rinsed out!
About that time I came across a recipe for making your own laundry soap and decided to give it a try. It couldn't be easier.
We use the following recipe
1 cup washing soda - Arm and Hammer brand found at Wal-Mart. This is not baking soda!
1/2 - 1 cup of borax - I buy it at Target.
1 bar of soap. You can use any kind of soap, but I like the Fels Naptha laundry soap bar. I find it at Wal-Mart for 97 cents.
You use only 1-2 tablespoons of laundry per load! This stuff lasts quite a while.
My kids make it up regularly - it is simple and non toxic.
Do any of you make your own laundry soap? I next want to make my own liquid hand soap! Any recipes to share?