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ENERGY STAR SAVES WATER – THIS SAVES YOU TIME & MONEY

Washers & Dryers at Bekins Energy Star

At Bekins, we take many efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. We offer new Whirlpool washers that will save water and rate well with the Energy Star standards. Their new features help the environment but may leave some customers confused.

ENERGY STAR GUIDELINES changing expectations

If you start seeing detergent residue on your clothes with a newer washing machine, especially one that rates well with Energy Star, we offer simple solutions to try before calling our service department.

As a way to use less water with each wash, new Whirlpool washers have changed their “Normal Wash” settings. For years the rinse cycle in a “Normal Wash” setting offered a deep wash. The tub would fill with water, agitate the clothes, then drain the water.

Washer Options Energy Star

Newer washers now spray the clothes with water in the rinse cycle, then drain the much less remaining water.

The solutions?

  • You can use less detergent, because your normal wash cycle is using less water. This option can save you both time and money.
  • You can also activate various “options” to tell the washer that you want the tub to still fill with water, agitate and drain for your rinse cycle.
  • Which options? That depends on the model so you need to consult your Use and Care Guide.

NEED ADDITIONAL HELP?

That’s why we have a service department. We want you to be thrilled with your purchase. That means helping you use it correctly and making sure your appliances work.

Have any questions, give our Service Department a call at 616-288-1020.

Bekins Appliance Repair - Energy Star

CONSUMER REPORTS PRAISES WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES

It always feels good when somebody agrees with you. A recent Consumer Reports test proves that we carry the best brands in our Bekins showrooms. Two brands of Whirlpool appliances (Whirlpool and Maytag) earned some of the highest scores in a test of washers and dryers. Even better, they earned those high scores in multiple price ranges.

FEATURES GRADED BY CONSUMER REPORTS

WASHERS

  • Washing performance
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water efficiency
  • Gentleness
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Cycle time

DRYERS

  • Drying performance
  • Convenience
  • Noise

STANDOUT SETS

Maytag Aplliances Washer & Dryer
Whirlpool Appliances Washer & Dryer

MAYTAG AGITATOR TOP LOADER & ELECTRIC DRYER

MVWB765FW & MEDB755DW

Consumer Reports calls it “Good Looks for Less Money.” They say both machines are pretty quiet and “this workhorse is among the most energy efficient agitators.” Finally, they noticed the washer extracts more water than most which helps cut down on drying time.

WHIRLPOOL FRONT LOAD WASHER AND ELECTRIC DRYER

WFW75HEFW & WED75HEFW

Consumer Reports gave this washer high marks for water efficiency, energy efficiency, cleaning and gentleness with the fabric. The report also said this washer was among the most affordable front-loaders they tested.

The dryer earned praise for working quietly. The report says, “Expect the dryer to do its part without making a racket.”

Maytag Appliances Washer and Dryer
Maytag Appliances Washer and Dryer

MAYTAG MAXIMA FRONT-LOAD WASHER & ELECTRIC DRYER

MHW5500FW & MED5500FW

MAYTAG BRAVOS HE TOP LOAD WASHER & ELECTRIC DRYER

MVWB835DW & MEDB835DW

Maytag Appliances Washer and Dryer
Whirlpool Appliances Washer and Dryer

MAYTAG MAXIMA FRONT LOAD WASHER & ELECTRIC DRYER

MHW8200FW & MED8200FW

WHIRLPOOL CABRIO HE TOP LOAD WASHER & ELECTRIC DRYER

WTW8500DW & WED8500DW

Consumer Reports talked about the Maytag washer’s efficiency with water and energy. The report praised its ability to clean and how gently it treated fabrics. This washer offered one of the fastest wash times of the appliances they tested at that price range.

The report says the dryer “aced it’s job. Neither (the washer nor dryer) makes a racket.”

TEST MAYTAG AND WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES IN OUR SHOWROOMS

As the Consumer Reports study shows, Bekins carries the best products. Yet, those products can fit all types of budgets, designs and needs. Visit our Grand Rapids or Grand Haven showroom to test Maytag and Whirlpool appliances for yourself. Test them against many other brands in our showroom to see which is the best fit for you.

Washers & Dryers at Bekins Energy Star

DESIGN INSPIRATION: STAINLESS STEEL WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES

Stainless Steel Whirlpool Appliances

If you love shopping local, then this 2017 Parade of Homes entry is for you. The home features:

  • Local builder Lee Allen Homes.
  • Appliances furnished by Bekins.
  • Stainless steel Whirlpool appliances. Whirlpool’s headquarters are right here in West Michigan.

The remarkable two-story craftsman-style home has a large kitchen and dining room that open into a two-story great room.

STAINLESS STEEL WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FURNISHED BY BEKINS

PREMIUM FRONT CONTROL RANGE

FULLY INTEGRATED DISHWASHER

SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR

Stainless Steel Whirlpool Range
Stainless Steel Whirlpool Dishwasher
Stainless Steel Whirlpool Refrigerator

AMANA STAINLESS WALL HOOD

Stainless Steel Amana Wall Canopy

Design Inspiration: Stainless Steel KitchenAid Appliances

Stainless Steel KitchenAid Appliances

Thinking about stainless steel appliances for your home? Bekins supplied and installed stainless steel KitchenAId appliances for Engelsma Homes LLC. and the 2017 Parade of Homes.

You will notice many unique features when visiting this traditional style ranch home in Rockford. The open kitchen features a large island, custom designed end panels and the stainless steel KitchenAid applainces from Bekins. We also supplied and serviced the Whirlpool washer and dryer.

STAINLESS STEEL KITCHENAID APPLIANCES FURNISHED BY BEKINS

FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR

Stainless Steel KitchenAid Refrigerator

DISHWASHER

Stainless Steel KitchenAid Dishwasher

TRUE CONVECTION WALL OVEN

Stainless Steel KitchenAid Wall Oven

COUNTERTOP MICROWAVE

Stainless Steel KitchenAid Microwave

PREMIUM FRONT-CONTROLLED GAS RANGE

KitchenAid Range

WHIRLPOOL
WASHER & DRYER

BROAN HOODS VENTILLATION

Whirlpool Washer & Dryer
Broan Hood

DESIGN INSPIRATION: A CHEF’S THERMADOR KITCHEN

Thermador Kitchen Bekins Blog

If you are looking to design a Chef’s Kitchen you can draw inspiration from this home that was featured in the 2017 Greater Grand Rapids Spring Parade of homes. Bekins furnished Thermador kitchen appliances and Whirlpool appliances for Forest Hills Homes.

PRO ALL THE WAY

Forest Hills Homes Architectural Designer Robin Berlin says she picked Thermador because she wanted pro-grade appliances. She appreciates how the refrigerator lines up flush and you cannot see the grill on the bottom. She also added a splash of blue with the knobs on the range.

Robin chose a Whirlpool washer and dryer for the laundry room plus appliances for a wet bar in the basement.

Thermador Kitchen Blue Knobs Bekins Blog

thermador KITCHEN appliances FURNISHED BY BEKINS

BUILT-IN FRESH FOOD COLUMN

Thermador Kitchen Fresh Food Column

BUILT-IN FREEZER COLUMN

Thermador Freezer Column

STAINLESS STEEL TOPAZ DISHWASHER

Thermador Topaz Dishwasher

PRO WALL HOOD

Thermador Pro Wall Hood

PRO-GRAND RANGE

Pro Grand Range

GLASS DOOR WINE RESERVE

Thermador Wine Reserve

WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FURNISHED BY BEKINS

WASHER & DRYER

Whirlpool Washer and Dryer

DISHWASHER

Whirlpool Dishwasher

COUNTERTOP MICROWAVE

Whirlpool Countertop Microwave