I like how the pedestal puts the height of the washer and dryer to keep me from having to bend so much. A draw back is that it does not easily accomadate the larger sizes of laundry product. If it was just about 2 inches taller it would be better
We just purchased the 42192 Kenmore (4.5cuFt Front loader) washer and this pedestal to go with it.
We are replacing a 5 year old Kenmore HE4T washer with its matched pedestal. According to the Sears sales people, the old pedestal will not work with the new washer. (Old washer was made by Whirlpool and the new washer is made by LG)
There isnt much you can say about a pedestal. It seems to be of good quality and is sufficiently strong enough to hold the 200lb washer.
However the biggest advantage to have the pedestal is the storage it gives you. In my previous model I was able to store all of the washing supplies (detergent, bleach, oxyclean, color catchers, etc). It all fit without a problem.
I was transferring all of my washing products to the new pedestal and found the detergent bottle is too tall for the drawer to close. The height of the inside of the new drawer is 11 inches. The old drawer is 11.5 inches. My bottle of Tide 100oz liquid detergent is 11.25 inches.
I cant say how other detergent bottles will work, but Kenmore should of noted the size of the possible products that could be stored in the the pedestal and made it a 1/2 inch taller.
I bought this to go with my new Kenmore dryer and it is a great addition. Less bending, more storage, and looks just fine. Better yet I had the whole package delivered and installed and it went off like clockwork.
This came with our Kenmore washer and dryer set, and we love them. Perfect for 50oz detergent bottles, but if you buy 100oz ones, they won't fit.
I purchased a pair of these pedestals to go with my washer and dryer purchase. They matched the machines perfectly in size, color and strength. The leveling feet were easy to adjust and I liked the fact that they were rubberized. The drawer was ample in size and comes with a removable divider. They came with good instructions and necessary hardware. By using the pedestals the machine doors were at a better height to access the clothes.
Great product. No more bending over to do laundry. Storage keeps everything in its place, always looks nice and neat
I previously purchased one to go with my dryer 2 years ago. So glad I did. It makes the dryer a perfect height. I just bought a new washer and would not have a front loader without a pedestal. My 88 year old mother has the same type of machines without the pedestals and I don't know how she can enjoy using the machines without them. The only complaint I have is that they should maybe be another inch higher because some of the detergent bottles ( even the smaller ones) and other laundry related bottles are a little too tall to fit in properly sometimes. The other complaint is the price, but it's worth it to have the pedestals.
These pedestals are a must when buying Washer/Dryer. I like the Storage Drawer. A nice big space to store almost anything related to wash/dry. Unless Washer/Dryer is going on an elevated space, the pedestals are a must because the machines are much too low.
The Kenmore laudry pedestal is an excellent product. It fit our Kenmore front loading washer perfectly. You could not ask for a better made product. I highly recommend this product.
I know these items are expensive and don't seem to go on sale with the machines but they really make doing laundry easy. Also, the drawers are much larger then they appear and hold not only my laundry supplies but other household cleaning supplies.
These are a MUST HAVE!!!! Don't contemplate over the extra money! You will be so glad to have had them. No matter what you store in them, it is worth the money to have your washer and dryers at standing level!!! No more bending over to pull out laundry or braking your back to get clothes out of the dryer!!!!! I paced for a week about getting them or not, and I finally did. It was so WORTH IT!!!!! Just do it, stop thinking about!!!!! :-)