Speed Queen AFN51F Imperial Series 2.84 cu ft Front Loading Stainless Steel Washing Machine Review
Twice as sturdy, twice as expensive, but with half as many cycles and the same performance as an average clothes washer.
With its stainless steel exterior, bright red control knobs and thick glass door, the Speed Queen AFN51F looks like a prop from a Cold War-era nuclear thriller. In fact, the uncanny resemblance to military technology is no accident, as its design dates back to when Speed Queen was owned by defense contractor Raytheon. In fact, the only thing about this machine that isn't deadly serious is the owner's manual, written in a silly font called Tekton Pro that could easily pass for Comic Sans' older brother. The washer's performance won't melt any telephones, and its lack of custom controls may cause you to have a nuclear meltdown. At $2200 on sale, it will at least blast open your bank account.
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