Whirlpool has incorporated steam functions into its Duet washer and dryer for added cleaning power using less water and energy. The washer offers a Steam Boost option to lift tough stains; the dryer uses steam to remove odors and wrinkles in a refresher cycle or to dry full loads. Whirlpool says the dryer features the industry's first direct water line, eliminating the need for manual filling. Choose from colorful options such as Aspen green or Tuscan Chestnut. Whirlpool Corp., 866.698.2538; www.whirlpool.com