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Is this the first Mamie Eisenhower pink washer dryer made since … 1957? Could be!

Home Depot is rockin’ the retro these days. A few weeks ago, the little retro Magic Chef refrigerators. It’s where you can easy-peasy get our Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart laminates. And now, Catalina has spotted this cutie patootie pink – yes, Mamie Pink! — compact washer-dryer combo unit. 

Catalina writes:

Pam,

Not sure if you’ve seen this, and it’s not vintage, but it’s cute and could be a great option for some people.

It’s a new pink compact washer/dryer unit! Not that many reviews on Home Depot’s website, but the feedback seems good. I’m not very familiar with the brand, do you know if it’s any good?

Thanks for the tip, Catalina. Mamie Pink in a laundry appliance! That may be the first since… about 1957, as far as I know!

I don’t know about quality, and actually, I am not keen on comments that give reviews because I don’t know who may be legit. My favorite source for reviews is Consumer Reports, because they are independent…

That said: Mamie Pink!

Hey, wanna get this color on your existing washer and dryer? How about Mamie Pink spray paint — you can get it now. See this story.

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  1. Kathy says:

    It even can be ordered with two different types of platforms.

    These type of washers are expensive ($1000 plus) and take a long time per load, but are great for tight spaces or where it would be difficult to place a dryer vent. They typically are made for the European market, where it is common to have a small washing machine in the kitchen or in the bathroom. They take some getting used to because the clothes come out slightly damp and need to be air dried a bit. But they typically use a lot less energy too.

    A perfect match for my laundry room adjacent to my Mamie Pink kitchen and powder room. Too bad I have a white set already. I did consider a different combination washer/dryer for my rental property, but was afraid that it was too steep of a learning curve for my American renters to use, but it would have save me money in the long run.

    1. Brooke says:

      I bought an LG washer/dryer combo when I had my condo (in Canada) because I couldn’t vent/couldn’t get a 220v plug added and I found as long as you did smaller loads (or stopped between the wash/dry to pull out your hang to dry items) that my clothes came out pretty dry (no need to air dry). I actually liked it better than doing large loads, which I do now at our house, since I kept on top of my laundry more often and folding smaller quantities at a time was quicker. Not ideal probably for a family but good for two people.

      Your renters may have liked it more than you would think 🙂

  2. Lynne says:

    We looked all over for something similar to this when we moved 7 years ago. Small laundry room, with a venting issue. I wound up with a stacked unit, and a catty-wompus vent system. A trip to Home Depot might be in order just to check out this unique beauty! My laundry room is pink and aqua, so it would be right at home.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Please please please make this in a full size set. I have been hanging on to my LG Bahama Blue washer and dryer set because I can’t find any other colors I like as much (lots of grey, white and red, not much else)

  4. Carolyn says:

    Oh, if only I could recall where I just read it! Now it’s called “Millennial Pink” – I’d want to see two side-by-side to discern the difference.
    While it does seem pricey for the size, it beats the heck out of schlepping down to the shared laundry or the laundromat (heat & humidity, sub-zero temps, rain/snow, illness, need I say more?), especially if you’re a single and don’t need full-size. Looks like it might take some getting used to having it wash AND dry in the same unit.

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      My take on Millenial Pink is that it’s lighter, more washed out. Lack commitment, like most popular mainstream colors today.

  5. RAnderson says:

    Wow – beautiful!! If it works as well as it looks it could be a saving grace for our cottage where we have a washer but no room for a dryer!! Sweet!!

  6. Brooke says:

    This pink washer/dryer is super cute! I really hope more colours in all appliances start showing up.

    I’d love to buy Big Chill kitchen appliances but they’re super expensive in Canada and it’s hard to justify the expense :/ It would be nice some of the larger appliance brands started producing their products in some great colours. (Pam, maybe you need to do a Retro Renovation line with Frigidaire or LG! etc)

  7. KStacey says:

    Why oh why does it have to be a front-loader? (and the kind that no full-size American household would ever touch, LOL!) I’m going to take this as a sign that things are moving in a positive direction though, yay!

    1. CarolK says:

      As a short person, I love my front loader. I practically had to climb into my washer to get stuff out when I had a top loader.

      That is one cool looking washer. I hope my Samsung will last another 10 years though.

  8. KennyT123 says:

    The reviews on the Home Depot website don’t give it a very good overall rating. I’m sure you can get a more well-known unit in white that comes close in size–white appliances are 50’s retro too, or buy a can of spray paint–LOL. Cute doesn’t last long when you have to wait for the repairman or cart down to the local laundry. Now if it were a vintage Bendix or Westinghouse Launderall……that’s another story.

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