Laundry is one of those never-ending tasks that can build up fast and seem to take forever to catch up on. Fortunately, laundry centers allow you to run a load in the washer and a load in the dryer at the same time, so you can get twice the amount of laundry done in the same amount of time as a washer/dryer combination. Check Appliances Connection's top picks for the best laundry centers of 2021 below.
This GE laundry center boasts 11 different wash cycles and six different washing and rinsing temperatures to get your clothes clean in the most energy and water-efficient manner possible. The GE GUD27GSSMWW comes with a washer capacity of 3.8 cu. ft. and a dryer capacity is 5.9 cu. ft. The exterior white finish looks great in any home when displayed out in the open, though its slender design allows it to be easily tucked in a laundry closet or other small, hidden space.
The Whirlpool WET4027HW is another fantastic laundry center that has nine wash cycle and four dry cycle options to suit most or all of your laundry needs. The washer capacity is 3.5 cu. ft. and the dryer's is 5.9 cu. ft., which is enough room to satisfy individuals and families alike. Perhaps the best feature of this unit is its AutoDry™ Drying System that detects when your load has the proper moisture content and stops the cycle. This prevents your clothes from getting over dried, which often leads to shrinking and fabric damage.
The Frigidaire FLCE7522AW is one of the most budget-friendly options on the list, but that doesn't mean it lacks in features and benefits. This Frigidaire laundry center offers an astounding 10 wash and dry cycles, meaning that you can fully customize your washer and dryer settings exactly to your liking. You can get this unit in either gas or electric, but both offer a capacity of 3.9 cu. ft. in the washer and 5.6 cu. ft. in the dryer.
In a hurry? With this laundry center, you can select a 35-minute quick wash cycle and a 25-minute quick dry cycle to get your load done in under an hour! Plus, if your laundry needs some extra attention, this unit features MaxFill™ options, that allow the washer to use the maximum amount of water and increases the wash duration to get out even the peskiest stains and messes.
The Summit SLS24W3P is a stylish and versatile unit that allows owners to choose between a stacked laundry center or side-by-side configuration. This is handy for those who may move within a few years and might not be able to accommodate a stacked configuration in the future, or for those who have concerns about not always being able to reach the top machine. The washer provides a 2.3 cu. ft. capacity, and the dryer offers 3.88 cu. ft. There are three wash cycles and an impressive 14 dry cycles to choose from in this unit.
What makes this combination really special are its advanced features, especially the innovative and gorgeous touch screen display and ventless heat pump. The washer and dryer both also have a maximum speed of 1,400 RPM, which allows your clothes to dry much more efficiently.
For those who want a quiet and efficient laundry center, the Speed Queen SF7003WG is hard to beat. This unit has nine wash and four dry cycles, with EcoDry and moisture sensor technology. The capacity is also impressive with 3.42 cu. ft for the washer and a whopping 7.0 cu. ft. for the dryer. Another impressive feature is the dynamic balancing technology that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to nearly eliminate vibrations, giving you quieter and quicker laundry cycles.
This unit is definitely built to last, as Speed Queen puts their washers and dryers through rigorous and comprehensive testing. They estimate that many of their washers and dryers can last for over 20 years, double the average lifespan of washers and dryers.
How long do laundry centers last?
Laundry centers have a general life span of 13-15 years, but this depends on the quality of machinery and how well it is maintained.
When should you replace your dryer?
It can be difficult to decide if a dryer can be repaired, or if it should be replaced entirely. Generally, dryers that are more than a decade old are cheaper to replace, and newer models tend to be much more efficient which can reduce your electric bill and save you money in the long run.