My Speed Queen Review

by Shalice Noel

Ok, I really love my washer.

Let me explain. I’ve had every brand, many front loaders (that smell after many uses and not remembering to leave the doors open) 2 years ago when we bought our first Georgia house, I was in the market for a washer and dryer. I was told to forget all the brands and just purchase a Speed Queen. I tried many distributors and they were sold out and on a major waiting list. As a mom of 5, how can I wait 6 months for a washer and dryer? Since that was out of the question, I went with an LG front loader. The latter of which I never felt cleaned the clothes very well and I was happy to part with it.

Enter the TC5 top loader from Speed Queen, it has a 30min wash option, is heavy duty, no smells, and even Levi realized, “wow mom, you got all the stains out!” I’m a fan.

I did have one hang up the week we moved in, I overloaded the washer with my duvet cover, water spilled all over the floor, and I tripped the line. We had to go down to the basement to reboot the wires. After Reid fixed that, my Speed Queen was back to purring.

Founded in 1908 in Ripon, WI, Speed Queen owned by Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, I was sold on the fact that their washers last 25 years. They’re known for their durability which the brand credits to “ergonomic motors, suspension systems, and only the best materials designed to handle wear, tear, and abuse.”

Which one did you get?

Speed Queen TC5 Classic top load



Does the lid lock?

No, the lid doesn’t lock.


One of the big pros is that you get clean clothes in about 30 min! Many of my readers raved about the quality of this commercial washing and dryer, and mentioned how they work for warranty companies and never get calls for Speed Queens.


It can be loud when in use, so I close the door.

What do you think, have you tried a Speed Queen?


I recently went to Evelyn Bobbie for the first time and it was like nothing I had ever experienced before while shopping for a new bra. I was greeted by a friendly staff and a light and airy ambiance. Since the family came along, my kids were offered water and ushered to the back area where they played “look for Lloyd the LEGO” with daddy. On their way out, they cleverly spotted Andes mints in a cute bowl and sneakily over-stuffed their pockets, thinking I wasn’t watching. 

Ha! When they were squared away, Nicole, the manager, showed me to a changing room where I entered my email and name into an iPad and was given an ice cold Pelegríno. From there, I was measured over my bra. Nicole informed me of a couple interesting facts:


  • 70-80% of women are not wearing the right sized bras. 
  • EB fit is found by a professional fitter who uses 6 measurements to find the perfect fit. 
  • A woman should check every 6 months for a new bra fitting. That’s how much our breasts change!

What’s the bra made out of you ask? A mold made from memory foam with a rubber core. 

No wire, just rubber that molds to your shape. 

I must say, it’s an investment, but look at it this way – it’s like your favorite jeans or a white tee. You may own 100, but you wear maybe 5 a year? Invest wisely.

 If you read my blog, you know I love investment buys. So what are you waiting for? Get a free sizing scheduled! 

The Portland-based Evelyn Bobbie pop-up is in Venice till Sept 7, and online 365 days a year, 24/7.

If you’re curious how to buy online, EB has a tool to look up your current size. You start a quiz and they find your match. If it’s somehow off, there’s free shipping, free returns, and 100% guaranteed.

Thank you Evelyn Bobbie for sponsoring this post! 


Learn more about the Venice Pop-up HERE

To those curious as to what I got, I went home with a bra in MICA, and knickers in MICA as well. I liked the color! Click here for your personalized fitting!