Buying a washer dryer combo can make life so much easier for you and your family. No more juggling loads as you transfer between units. No more thinking about how much more space you would have if you moved from a separate washer and dryer to a combined unit. No more thinking about how much time you could be saving on laundry day, and what you could be doing with that time.
It could be that you have a washer dryer combo unit already and are looking for an upgrade to help you get the most out of your device. Or perhaps you have been using separate equipment for years and have decided that it is time to consolidate and combine. Whatever your current situation, and whatever your needs, it pays to get help and support while you choose your new machine.
This is why the team at Appliances Connection has created this handy guide to browsing, considering, and choosing your new combined unit. This buyer guide brings together expert knowledge, a keen understanding of the market, and the kind of concise, clear, readable advice which is going to make all the difference to you on your journey towards a purchase.
So, let’s begin. Read on to discover more about the different types of washer dryer combo units which are available to you, and learn how to make the ideal choice for you and your home. Don’t forget that our team is always on hand to provide any help or assistance you may need. Just reach out.
What to Look for Before You Buy Your Washer Dryer Combo
When it comes to selecting the ideal washer dryer combo for you, there are several factors it is important to consider. We’ve included some of the most important here, to help you make your choice and to assist you as you find the right machine for your space.
It may be helpful to make a checklist, covering the different aspects of a washer dryer and helping you to prioritize the factors you consider most important. For example, if your property is on the smaller side, looking for a space-saving unit is probably going to be high on your list of priorities. However, if you have a larger family or need a washer dryer for a communal space, the unit capacity is going to be more important.
Let’s take a look at a few of these different elements.
Generally speaking, there is not a whole lot of variation in terms of unit capacity when you look for a washer dryer combo. These combined units tend to have less capacity than enjoyed by users of separate washer and dryers, but this may represent an acceptable trade-off when you consider how much space you will save.
This is not to say that there is no variation at all, of course. If you live alone or with your partner, a smaller unit will probably suffice, but if you have a large family you will need more capacity to handle all those clothes.
The Space You Have to Work With
The standard width of a washer dryer combo is around 27 inches, similar to that of a standard individual washer or dryer. However, you may also be able to find narrower models which measure around 24 inches in width.
Take a look at the space you have to work with and choose a unit which matches this. It is also worth bearing in mind the stackable option provided by some front loading washer dryers. This gives you additional storage space – or space for an extra unit – on top of the combo, which can be a great solution if you are working within tight confines.
Don’t assume that performance levels are the same across the whole range of different combo machines. Nor should you assume that a more expensive unit will automatically perform better than a lower priced one. As a rule of thumb, washer dryer combos do not perform quite as well as separate units do. However, you can still achieve solid levels of performance from these machines.
Take a look at the different settings, and also understand your own needs. What is the size and weight of the average load you need to process? How quickly will you need to wash and dry each load before moving on to the next? Will the specifications be able to accommodate this?
There are many ‘no added extras’ models on the market, which provide straightforward washing and drying functionality and little else. However, if you are willing to spend a bit more, you will find that there are many other features available too.
One such feature is the moisture sensor, which can alert you if conditions are less than optimal inside your machine and will help you to protect fabrics from damage. Other features help to minimize energy usage, which can actually save you money in the long run, while also helping you to do your bit for the environment.
More expensive models tend to offer more in terms of cycles and variable options. If you want to wash and dry different types of fabrics – including more fragile garments – this is vital. Consider the sorts of cycles you and your family will use, and make sure that the machine you choose can provide this.
Most washer dryer combo units will be powered by electricity and will plug into your home’s power points just the same as any other piece of equipment – such as fridges, freezers, and televisions. However, some units may be powered by gas.
If your home already has a gas line installed, this is something to consider. The initial outlay of purchasing and installing a gas powered washer dryer combo is more expensive when compared to the electric option. However, you may find yourself saving money in the long run, thanks to the lower cost of gas.
Warranties and Guarantees
It is important to purchase a washer dryer unit which comes with a good warranty. While your new combo machine will be of a high-quality level, there are many different components contained within the unit, and these components could fail or become damaged.
A one year warranty is a standard provision with most washer dryer combo units, but you may be able to extend this in some circumstances, sometimes up to five years. You may also be able to achieve specific warranties on individual parts, including motor, tubs, or control panels, which may be more vulnerable to damage. Be sure to understand the warranty on your product before you make your purchase.
Best Rated Washer Dryer Combos from Appliances Connection
When selecting a piece of equipment for your home, it pays to gauge the opinions of other users – users just like you, who experience the same problems and the same advantages. With this in mind, we have compiled a short list of some of the best performing and the best-rated combo machines in the Appliances Connection range.
Read on to discover more, and perhaps become inspired.
This Equator model is one of the most popular washer dryer combos at Appliances Connection, and measures 23.5 inches in width, and 33.5 inches in height, with a depth of 22 inches.
Powered by electricity, the unit is available in red and white color options, and is able to carry a load of up to 13 lbs.
Another popular slimline washer dryer combo, the Summit model has a width of 23.28 inches, a height of 33.25 inches, and a depth of 24.25 inches. Like the Equator, its fuel type is electricity.
The Summit is a capable unit, able to carry 1.57 cubic feet with each load. It also features a lower price tag compared to some of the other pieces in the range.
The LG WM3997HWA model has been one of our best sellers for quite some time, and brings all of the benefits of the efficient and feature-packed TurboWash Series. The unit is a little larger than the others listed on this page, but what the 27-inch width frame loses in space economy, it more than makes up for in capacity, achieving an impressive 4.3 cubic feet, which is ideal for larger families, communal areas, or commercial applications.
With a height of 38.6875 inches and a depth of 29.75 inches, the LG model is not the most slimline on the market. However, it does come complete with a range of different features and capabilities, including ColdWash functions to prevent damage to clothes, low decibel operation for a more pleasant operating experience, and a TrueBalance feature. This array of features is reflected in the pricing, however, and makes the LG a little less cost-effective than its competitors.
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