I've been researching washers & dryers for a new house. Definitely want a front loading washer as they are easier on clothing and use less water but I'm concerned that all brands seem to have issues with mold developing in the gasket. The exception is the Asko, which doesn't have a gasket. However, it is smaller in capacity than others and it has to be connected through the Asko dryer for electricity because it has a built-in water heater. (We don't want to do this for a number of reasons.) I could probably live with the smaller washer but I'd prefer a larger dryer so that a full load won't come out of the dryer all wrinkled.
So my question is, what kind of front loading washer is best? This is a long term investment so I don't mind spending whatever it takes. Also, what about a dryer? How important do you think it is to have the same brand?