Buying Guide: Best Combination Washers & Dryers For The Money (2016 – 2017)
When it comes to a washer and dryer some people simply do not have the room for a full sized set or a deluxe size set. This is where stackable or washer dyer combos come into play. Finding one machine that can do the job of two is a great way to save space and make the most of the area that you have.#1 Top Rated Washer/Dryer Combos (Editor Selection) — Click Here!
Keep reading below to see our top selections for the best washer/dryer combos on the market, as well as read some reviews from our editors.
- Our Combination Washers & Dryers Ratings At-A-Glance
- Top 10 Best Combination Washers & Dryers Reviewed 2016 - 2017
- Our Washer/Dryer Combo Unit Reviews
- Stackable Units
- Full Combination Washer Dryers
- How Much do they Cost?
- Do You Need this Product?
Our Combination Washers & Dryers Ratings At-A-Glance
Top 10 Best Combination Washers & Dryers Reviewed 2016 - 2017Below is our list of the best all-in-one clothing washers & dryers for the money based on our team's ratings of the products. For reviews and more product information, scroll down the page or click on the links.
Our Washer/Dryer Combo Unit Reviews
Our editors compared all the models listed up above and made notes on what they like and don’t like about each one. Keep reading to see what they think of the unit that you’re considering buying for your home.
Midea 2.0 Cu. Ft. Combination Washer/Dryer Combo Review
Are you tired of sharing the same washer and dryer with everyone in your house? Now it is possible to get a washer/dryer of your own. Space isn’t an issue with this incredibly versatile 2.0 cu. ft. washer/dryer combo, fully equipped with a ventless condensing drying system and 7 wash cycles. The convenient LED display control panel lets you know what mode you are in and when your laundry is ready.
Pros: Runs quietly, three temperature selections, max spin speed of 1,200 RMP, sturdy polyurethane tub, light and easy to move, small size lets it fit almost anywhere.
Cons: Laundry takes longer to do since machine alternates between washing and drying.
EdgeStar 2.0 Cu. Ft. Washer Dryer Combo Review
The EdgeStar 2.0 Cu. Ft. Washer Dryer Combo is a step up in terms of compact design. Previously, one used to have to buy stack dual unit for a combo washer and dryer. The EdgeStar combines the features of both machines in one. It has seven wash cycles and five spin speeds. Further the drying feature makes it entirely easy to throw in dirty clothes, run the full cycle, and pull out entirely dry clean clothes without any machine transfer. What a novel idea!
Pros: Extreme space-saving benefits without having two machines.
Cons: When it breaks, the entire system is out of commission, not just the washer or dryer.
Della Compact Portable Washing Machine with Spin Dryer Review
Limited space? The Della Compact Portable Washing Machine with Spin Dryer is the remedy for that! This mini washer has a wash capacity of eleven pounds and is small enough to fit into any dormitory or studio apartment. One side of the machine is for washing clothes while the other is reserved for spinning. The Della portable washing machine is easy to operate (just fill with water and start the timer) and ideal for cleaning delicate apparel and rugs.
Pros: compact, easy to use, dual function allows for spinning and washing simultaneously, strong spin cycle motor
Cons: heavy, too much soap deposited may result in hand-washing
DELLA Electric Small Mini Portable Compact Washer and Dryer Review
Need a washer/dryer combo for a small space like a dorm, apartment, condo, motor home, RV or for camping? This electric mini washer/dryer combo from Della is your answer! It’s easy to operate but so powerful that it allows you to simply load your clothes, fill it with water, set the timer and it’ll start washing! The control timer even lets you set your perfect time for washing and drying.
Pros: Small size for small spaces, lightweight, functions well, quick washing and drying times, very few (if any) wrinkles in clothes
Cons: Pump may not be powerful enough on occasion
XtremepowerUS Portable Compact Washer and Spin Dry Cycle Review
Whether you are out and about traveling on the road, or just need something that doesn’t take up space in your dorm, apartment or home, the answer to all of your washing woes can be an all-in-one convenient Compact and Portable Washing Machine with a Drain Pump plus Spin Dry. Light and easy to use, the 28-pound appliance has a built-in pump, is white and blue in color, and the machine’s shipping weight is 32.4 pounds. Life is messy, with the Portable Compact Washer with Spin Dry Cycle, getting your clothes cleaned wherever you are easier than ever.
Pros: Uses little water and clothes get thoroughly cleaned. Powerful pump.
Cons: Is not a washer-dryer, but a washer with a spin bin.
While these are technically still two units they can be considered a washer dryer combo because they are on one stand and they only take up the space that a single machine would take up. This makes them handy when it comes to saving space. They are however much smaller than your typical sized machine so you will be doing multiple loads whereas using a larger machine you may only be doing one load.
This type of machine is great for those that need a smaller unit but are no prepared to go for a full washer dryer combo. These are also great for small apartments and those that many not have enough money for a traditional washer and dryer. If you’re interested in this type of appliance, read out stacked washer/dryer buying guide.
Full Combination Washer Dryers
For those that are ready to take the plunge, there are machines that are all in one and act as both a washer and a dryer. These are often the best option for those that have little to no space for their washer and dryer and need something that is going to be small and do all the jobs that are needed. So how do they work?
One major consideration when these were being created was of course keeping the heating element out of the water so that there is no danger of an electrical fire or accident. With a traditional non vented combination washer and dryer there are two drums. The first is the inner drum. The inner drum is where the water is held when the washing cycle is employed. The washing cycle will go through then the water is drained through a drain at the back of the drum.
Now the dryer takes over. Hot air is forced into the outer drum where the condensation process is used to cool the air and force the water out of it. The water then leaves the dryer combo through the same drain that the water was taken out of at the start of the cycle. This seems simple enough and is perfect for those that really want to save space and want to make the most of the area that they have.
How Much do they Cost?
Cost is variable with this type of product just as it is with a wide range of other products. Since these are still relatively new, with the original model only being a few years old, they are not cheap. These are going to cost about the same as a mid quality set would otherwise. For those that are on the cheaper end, they are going to cost under $1000. Higher quality sets that have more settings, more cycles, and more options are going to be in the over $1000 range easily.
The brand also makes a difference. LG models for instance are going to be cheaper than Samsung models. This is something to keep in mind when buying. The size of the drum can also affect how much they cost. Smaller units are going to be in the $1000 range while the larger units are going to be a bit pricier.
Do You Need this Product?
This is a question that you should certainly ask prior to purchase. While some love this machine and are happy with what it does, how much space it saves, etc, others hate the product. If you are used to doing multiple loads of laundry at once with one in the washer and one in the dryer you can forget this unless you buy two units. This type of machine is certainly limit the number of loads you can do every day as it requires that you wash and dry at the same time tying up both functions.
If you are more concerned with saving space however this is a wonderful option. This does take up one footprint as opposed to having to make space for both. Also many of these machines are going to offer special cycles like steaming which may be beneficial for you delicate items.
The last thing to keep in mind is price. If you are looking at one of these machines thinking it is going to save you a ton of money, think again. These are still going to be $1000 so you are not really saving much unless you are thinking about buying top of the line washer and dryer sets. This is still a relatively new technology so there has not really been enough time for the price to come down to the point where you will actually save money buying this instead of a set.
No matter what factor you use to justify buying or not buying this product, you need to make sure that a professional installer puts this item in your home. A combination washer dryer does have the potential to cause electrical issues so it is important to make sure that your installer is putting the product in properly to both save your investment and to keep your family safe while using your new combo washer dryer.