La Dolce Vita: Anatomy of a Home - Laundry Room

I'm over at La Dolce Vita again today talking about all things laundry.

I need serious recommendations, people. I will be shopping for a new washer and dryer this weekend and besides Consumer Reports, I have no clue what I'm doing. I've heard I need to go with LG or Whirlpool. Would you not do front loaders? I feel like I need them in my life. Maybe that will satisfy my urge for getting another dog...HELP!