To the Editor: New appliances offer all the bells & whistles
Written by Norma Davenport   
Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:16
Have you bought a new appliance recently? Have you looked at a new appliance recently? If so, do some of them remind you of digital war machines instead of earlier models with simple dials and choices? Do I really need a dryer that comes with a shelf for steam drying my tennis shoes or an option for sanitizing my bedding? Today, deciding upon a new home appliance can require a Consumer's Report, a diligent on-line-search, and, or a PhD in Home Economics.
Disclosure: My first real job as an adult was managing the House Ware's Department at LaSalle's in the early 60s. Today, I continue to check out new kitchen gadgets, as well as, everything from coffee pots to vacuum cleaners. Despite the overwhelming amount of brands, stores, and on-line services that compete for our attention today, I do feel fortunate for all the updated styles and colors that can turn our houses into homes.
I prefer to buy locally whenever possible because I am very proud of our community's unique shops and vendors. Our town is inviting, friendly, and every merchant has an interesting story to tell if we take the time to listen. This is why I recently bought my new washer and dryer from one of our trusted dealerships. I can always count on Franks to provide me with reliable service and advice.
In closing ... No, I did not need the tennis shoe accessory or the steam cleaning options, but the steel grey color, and other bells and whistles had me at "Hello."  My beautiful dryer also plays a little jingle when my freshly sanitized load is ready and keeps my laundry wrinkle free. "Doo- dah, Doo-dah, Oh! De-doo-dah day!"
Norma Davenport
Bowling Green

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