Friday, July 7, 2006

Torture Chambers

Today's rant

American laundry machines. A typical froggie peeve. Their design borders on the absurd. The central spindle brutalizes the clothes so much that you can almost hear them shriek in pain.

Those WCD -- weapons of clothes destruction -- don't even wash well, and if you manage to untangle that ravissant petit top you just bought from the spindle, you'll end up with an overstretched, desperately wrinkled piece of 'thingy'.

The choice of washes is primitive -- you cannot select for a prewash, a quick cycle, a half-load or the spinning speed. Shall I add that they use and insane amount of energy compared to European machines? I won't go into a rant about the dryers' knack for shrinking your M into an XXS, that'd be too much.
photos LA Frog


With Love, Fat Girl said...

I know what you mean, I lived in Prague for a few months and greatly preferred the Euro washers over ours, even though the steel drum reminded me of a gigantic hamster wheel.

LA Frog said...

Yes, but an effective wheel ;)
Euro-peeve it is!

bourgogne said...

i LOVE french washing machines! they have 8 million different settings to choose from. it's awesome.

ChristianZ said...

Think I'm going to have to mail order a "Euro washer" now.