Amana washer & dryer review {+ amazing giveaway!}

Written by editor Nicole Bennett of Gidget Goes Home.

I love it when things slide into place at just the right time. We knew we”d be moving into an all-electric condo and that our gas dryer, while in great condition, would no longer work for us. What I didn”t know was that the opportunity to receive a brand new set of Amana washer & dryer was coming my way –what a blessing!

Read on to learn more about this fabulous, energy and water-efficient pair and how you can enter to win one. (My laundry room is nowhere near that gorgeous, but now my washer and dryer are, thanks to Amana!)

About the Amana washer and dryer

This is my first experience with a high-effeciency washer. The Amana 3.6 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Washer retails at $649.

I have been amazed at the completely different functionality of it and how much less water and energy it uses. For a family of five (with one in cloth diapers) that is music to my ears!  A few specifics about it:

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills
  • Low-water wash system delivers optimal cleaning with as little as 13 gallons of water
  • Durable stainless steel wash basket resists scratches and rust to help prevent snags and stains on fabrics

As for the dryer, I went for electric, but it also comes in a gas model. In a relatively short cycle it dries my clothes nicely so that I don”t have to waste the energy on a second cycle. It retails for $479. More details about the dryer:

  • 7.0 cu. ft. capacity dryer easily handles large loads, meaning you”ll spend less time on laundry and more time on the things you enjoy
  • Interior drum light and wide-opening side swing door help make loading and unloading simple
  • Automatic dryness control sensors monitor temperature, automatically stopping the cycle when fabrics are dry to help reduce shrinking (how amazing is that?)


I”m stoked today that you, dear readers, get a chance to win– I”ve teamed up with TodaysMama on this giveaway where one winner will win their very own set– a new, energy-efficient Amana washer and dryer.

Just enter via this Rafflecopter widget (you”ll need to leave a comment here on the post as a mandatory entry). The contest ends January 16th at 11:59 pm MST.

Thanks again to Amana, who provided the washer/dryer for review!

About Nicole

Nicole can be found blogging at her lifestyle blog, and is the editor of Simple Homemade. She loves to read, sew, make ice cream, take pictures, watch baseball and go for walks by the beach with her hubby and three little kiddos. She loves anything handmade and is affectionately known as a bit of a hippie among family and friends.


  1. Awesome! Our set isn’t the best, so this wound be great!

  2. These look wonderful! Bret and I are hoping to buy some soon, so this would be so cool!

  3. Our washing machine recently broke so this is perfectly timed for us! Thanks for the giveaway, so generous.

  4. Right now I’m chipping away at our post-holiday laundry mountain!

  5. I like how you write your articles! Thank you.

  6. My laundry is (thankfully) no longer a mountain after this weekend! Thanks for offering this amazing giveaway!

  7. Awesome – would be such a blessing!

    • Sorry – I didn’t realize what I was supposed to comment on. My laundry is *mostly* caught up…but is it ever really done? :)

  8. We ended up playing catch up on all the laundry yesterday, it was awesome! But, it isn’t so much the washing that I have trouble with normally…it is getting it put away!

  9. Our laundry is in a frightening, towering pile right now. Our washer died over the holidays & we are without one, so my fingers are crossed ultra tight. 😉

    Thanks for the chance!

  10. For once, the laundry is all caught up on. Might have something to do with the baby we expect any day now. I don’t see us keeping up with it once we add cloth diapers to the mix though.

  11. I need to do laundry pretty badly! With the snow, it’s been hard to get to the laundromat.

    My husband and I are planning on buying our first house this year, and a new washer and dryer would be so wonderful!

  12. Oh man what a giveaway! Would love to win this!
    Sarah M

  13. Having just returned from a week of family gatherings, our laundry is partially mounded and stinky, partially wrinkly in suitcases (but clean!), partially already-washed (I’m so efficient, ha!) but jumbled in piles to be folded. And I’m reading this blog to avoid it all. :)

  14. just finished this weeks laundry over at my in-laws. our washer is on the fritz so winning a new one would be SUPER!

  15. Alexis Russell says:

    Oh my god, our washing machine is on its last legs. This would be too good to be true!

  16. I’m actually all caught up on laundry!

  17. Wow, what an amazing giveaway! I am definitely behind on my laundry – somehow I seem to always be behind, no matter how much I do!

  18. This would be awesome! My washer/dryer is older than I am and are almost on the fritz!

  19. Oh my – wonderful giveaway!

  20. I have heard that Amana is a very good product, and we would be so blessed to win this! We would be able to bless someone else with our older set, which would be wonderful! Thanks for sharing this awesome giveaway, God bless!

  21. We try to do 2 loads each day but the laundry still seems to pile up. I think it may be the tween girl that tries everything on in her closet and doesn’t want to hang it back up. We would love to win this set. First we are from Iowa and Amana is from here!! And second our set is on its last legs!!!

  22. Wow! What an amazing giveaway!

  23. What a fantastic giveaway! I feel like I do laundry all the time, but the piles just keep multiplying. Ugh. Our set is probably on its last leg too.

  24. I have four sons and a handy husband. I do laundry 2 loads/day and a new set would be beautiful! I would add cloth diapers back in to my routine :)

  25. Lots of laundry to do after the holidays!

  26. catherine says:

    this would be a blessing! my set has been on it’s last leg for some time now.

  27. Our laundry situation is under control today (for now)… just need to fold what’s in the dryer from last night and put it away. :) We have a freebie (old) dryer that is starting to ruin clothes on occasion, so a new one would be divine!

  28. My washer is on it’s last leg! Maybe I’ll win! Great giveaway!

  29. Kristina Best says:

    I have one tall basket full. I have an OLD Washer & Dryer so it takes forever to get laundry done. :)

  30. I’m keeping it up to date every day this week- all in preparation to go on a sev. week trip the end of the week.

  31. I have two little girls, so my laundry is never done. :)

  32. Would certainly love this for my mom. Not that she does MY laundry anymore, but…she still deserves a nice w/d in which to do her own!

  33. We’re moving this summer, this would be perfect timing for us to win!

  34. Katherine says:

    I am currently caught up on most of our regular laundry (except for what we’ve worn over the past day or two), but we’ve been sick, so I plan on washing all of the sheets and blankets today.

  35. Our dryer is 20+ years old. It takes forever to dry our clothes. Would love a faster more energy efficient addition. Thank you for the opportunity!

  36. Jenn Cornish says:

    Oh how we could use this washer and dryer set!

  37. It would be great to win this set! I have been looking at getting high efficiency appliances!

  38. O my! This is a simply amazing giveaway. I would love this set!!!!

  39. What a fantastic giveaway! We are desperately in need of a new washer!

    • Woops, I didn’t do the rafflecopter first……my laundry is fairly caught up but I’m always behind ; )

  40. Patti Fiedler says:

    I’ve been making trips to the laundromat again since my 15 yr old Maytag is out of commission. I hate the fact that appliances don’t last as long as they once did. My previous Maytag was 26 when I traded it in.

  41. I finished up the laundry yesterday! Except all the towels and kitchen laundry…

  42. I am actually all caught up on our laundry at the moment. But, by the end of the day with a family of 5…there will be more! :)

  43. I do laundry 6 days a week in order to keep up… don’t have a dryer so have to hang it all. What an awesome giveaway!

  44. My laundry pile is growing rapidly. I had it done before the holidays, but now, I’ve got to get to work again.

  45. thanks for this giveaway! it would be awesome to win this. have been looking to switch over the HE for awhile now.

  46. My washer leaks now…this would be a great improvement!

  47. Thanks for the giveaway! I washer & dryer is very old, it would be so nice to win this set!!

  48. Is the laundry ever really done? I thought It would be finished yesterday, but alas… it is just never-ending!

  49. Our washer and dryer are just hobbling along so this would be a fantastic thing right now :-) Thanks!!!

  50. stephanie says:

    Mine is stack up like crazy…Old washer hanging on by a thread…its even a 70’s avacodo green!