When buying a washer-dryer you need to think about energy efficiency, reliability and running costs. The best washer dryers do the following:
- Clean, rinse and dry effectively
- Are easy to load, unload and operate
- Are quiet and have clearly understood buttons and dials
Because a washer-dryer is two machines in one, more things can go wrong. Research customer reviews carefully before choosing the right washer-dryer for you.
Top Washer Dryers
- LG WM3988 HWA
Washing and drying is done in the same tub, which works well for an apartment with limited space. It also has a steam wash which is great for whites and getting rid of allergens. A 20-minute refresh cycle with this dryer can eliminate wrinkles and refresh clothes. Because of the advanced technology it uses, this model is more expensive than others. It uses a condensation dryer, which is slower than vented units.
- Maytag Super Stack Laundry Pair
This dryer-over-washer pair also saves spaces and comes with a gas dryer or an electric dryer. Although it has the same width as a normal washer, it has a lower wash load capacity, making it a great buy for those short on space but who don’t have much laundry. Rotary knobs instead of electronics lessen the chance of breakdown. All in all, this washer-dryer is versatile with multiple water level, temperature and spin settings.
- Ariston AWD121 Washer Dryer Combo
This model was deemed best priced for its features which include a pre-wash, an easy-iron option, an extra rinse, a delay timer and a spin of 1200rpm. It uses a condensation dryer rather than a vented one, but comes in a compact size and has an extended warranty period.
Other washer-dryers highly recommended by users:
- Kenmore Washer-Dryer
- Whirlpool Duet Washer Dryer
- Bosch Next 500 Washer Dryer
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