To everyone that has been having a noise problem from the washer transferring through the pedestal.....just go to a hardware store or a crafts store and buy a sheet of foam. Cut to size and place inside the pedestal's floor and sides. Problem solved.
These are wonderful!!! I can store all of my laundry detergents, bleaches, fabric softeners and spot cleaners in one and the other I can store my rags and excess towels etc. They make my laundry room so much neater. I could not be happier in regard to these, the only thing is I don't know why it took my so long to switch up to a washer and dryer set that had these. They are precisely what I have needed for the past 10 years or more.
Makes a big difference having the washer higher, no bending over. Also the storage space is a plus
Product was a bit too shallow to stand medium size washer liquid containers upright. Liquid spilled in drawer will drain out through holes in bottom of drawers. To get to liquid under pedestal, will need to unscrew drawer front from frame to remove - not very convenient.
Very convenient, helps organize a small area, raises the appliance to a more accessible height.
This cost much less than my other name brand pedestal that I have for my dryer, and does the same thing. Warning, it is a super difficult job getting the washer onto the pedestal, unless you have lots of room and some gorilla friends to help. I didn't, and I would hire someone to install this next time, even if the installation cost as much as the pedestal... I started by giving this five stars because it works just as well as my other name brand pedestal, which cost significantly more more, and this one does the job just as well. Now, the down side. I'm taking three stars away, because the packaging was lousy. This was not an accident, it could not have happened accidentally... The moment any employee picked up the box, in the factory, in shipping, in the store that received and stored it, and when they were bringing it out and placing it in my van, it was obvious that it sounded like an enormous baby rattle. It should not... So Sears gets one star on this item, from me.
If you like doing squats and want buns of steel, then no need for these, otherwise its a necessary evil. * Pros - Saves you from doing squats Installation went fairly well, definitely a 2 person job. *Cons - Washer machine now vibrates uncontrollably, even with it being level. much quieter when washer on floor Drawer does not hold bottle larger than 10" (previous models did) No slider, which was a nice to have for dyer fabric softner(again previous had this)
In response to "aker's" recent review: I read this review and it was my biggest concern prior to purchasing. Since I really wanted to put my machines on pedestals, I researched possible ways to address the potential noise issue. I found the answer in a product called "Hushmat." I bought the pedestals, applied the Hushmat material to top and back of each, and viola?the machines are actually quieter than they were sitting directly on the floor! Very happy with the solution. I still give it 3 stars due to the marginal drawer height issue on which others have commented. That is a bit frustrating, but I can certainly live with it; I just use the drawers for stuff that fits. Very happy with these pedestals.
The pedestal is necessary to elevate the washer/dryer door to a reasonable height, but it's designed as a hollow can (with drawer) so the loud noise from the washer is amplified by it. This is a poor design! A front load washer has a longer wash cycle with water that is shot in at regular intervals. Every time the water shoots into the washer it sounds like someone is breaking in! Our washer placement is a good 6 inches from our dryer, and 12" from the wall and we have it in the basement! From our kitchen and living room in the floor above, this sounds like someone is breaking in! Seems to me that this pedestal should have been designed to quiet the sound rather than amplify it! Kind of pricey for the benefit of a drawer... but the disadvantage of added noise.