Both the new appliances work well. Clothes are clean. The dryer takes about as long as you would expect a small dryer to take. I've been staying close to make sure there are no washer leaks. So far I am well pleased. Four loads of clothes done and I didn't need to climb any stairs. Life has just gotten better.
The only problem I had was in hooking up the dryer vent hose. Two clamps came with the machine for that purpose. They are pretty much useless. Grabbed a roll of duct tape. Problem solved.
Red Green would be proud. :)