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How to select the right washer and dryer combo for you

In a world where energy is becoming more costly, two of the biggest considerations when buying a washer and dryer combo is how it rates for energy efficiency, and its overall affordability. Other factors are functionality and the cycles of the machines that are available in the combo.

What features do top selling washer and dryer combos have?

According to reviewers of washer and dryer combos, some of the best machines are compact, fitting into a closet, and many are portable so they can be plugged into smaller areas in your home, which is ideal for a compact home laundry. Most washer and dryer combos are energy rated and certified, which means they cost less to run. Plus, they are relatively inexpensive to buy, compared to conventional washing machines and dryers, due their compact size. Some of HouseofHome’s most affordable washer dryer combos are from leading brands such as Beko, LG and Electrolux.

What are considered the most important features on washer and dryer combos?

Two of the most important factors of a washer and dryer combo are an extensive selection of cycles and overall functionality, as these will save you more in terms of cost when operating the machine. Reviewers of washer and dryer combos tend to favour devices with bigger drums; this was because the machine used less electricity and water, due to having a larger load capacity.

With clothing costing a great deal, especially for a family, washer and dryer combos that had many settings and took into consideration the type of clothing being washed were preferred by reviewers over those that did not. The best combos were those that had delicate settings, could cater to the drying of towels, and had different water temperature settings to reduce the likelihood of colours running.

Tips When Buying a Combo Washer

It is probably best to only consider buying a combo washer if you are very pressed for space or you can afford to buy a premium model.

Pros Cons
• Small and compact. By combining two units into one, you shouldn't have any issues in finding a home for your washer
• Easy to use - a press of a button and your clothes are cleaned and dried
• Drying capacity is lower than the washing capacity meaning you are often required to take clothes out before starting a drying load
• Combo washers are generally more expensive to purchase
• Generally less efficient than dedicated washers and driers
• Condenser drier uses a lot of water drying clothes. Some models can use 72L to dry a load
• Cycles can take a longer period of time