Sorry, I did not read your full request before I responded, however I wanted to let you know that even though we have never owned the GE Adora, we have owned a GE Washer. We just purchased our 3rd washer in ten years and the first two were GE, so as you have probably guessed we are not big fans of the GE washers. Now we have had the same dryer for the ten years and have not had a bit of trouble with it. We just purchased a Boshe 300 front loader. We picked it because my husband did an enourmous amount of research on washers ( he is an engineer, so go figure) but anyway with what he found out thru his research and what consumer reports suggest, the Boshe 300, and 500 were the top picks. We bought it at Sears in Sugar Land for $799. and we opened a sears card and got 10% off. You also get your delivery fee of $65.00 as a rebate. The next best machine, which is the sister to the Boshe 500 is the Frigidare brand and I think it was on sale for $599. We did not purchase the dryer as ours is still working just fine, but reviews were excellent on that as well and we do plan on purchasing one in the future. Also, most places will give a bigger discount if you buy the set so you might look for those offers as well. I know that Best buy and Circuit City does that. Good luck.