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.
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