Best Washer and Dryer Sets For 2020
With huge technology improvements, there's never been a better time to buy a washer and dryer. Here are some of the best in 2020.
Best stackable washer and dryer
The new GE 4.8 cu ft. front loading washing machine and 7.8 cu ft. dryer are a great stacking kit with plenty of tricks up their sleeve. First, the smart WIFI connectivity lets you monitor and control your laundry at a distance; you won’t have to guess if the laundry is done. Everyone knows how front-loading washers can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold, but this washer is equipped with OdorBlock that eliminates moisture. It also has built-in antimicrobial technology to prevent bacteria growth. The dryer can dry small loads in 23 mins or less and can prevent wrinkles by cycling the laundry without heat. Here’s how to clean a front-loading washer the right way.
Best performing washer and dryer
The LG WM9500HKA TWINWash WIFI-Enabled 5.8 cu ft. high-efficiency washer can handle larger loads and wash a full load of laundry in 30 minutes. It’ll notify you when the cycle is finished and includes SmartDiagnosis technology to tell you if something goes wrong. In tandem with this washer is a CES award-winning dryer. It includes a touch screen panel, extra laundry space, ergonomic door and TurboSteam to get wrinkles out of your clothes. Check out these things you never knew your dryer could do.
Best budget washer and dryer
The Insignia 4.1 cu. ft. High Efficiency washer and dryer combo is a low-price option without sacrificing performance. You could probably find something at a little lower price, but we think high efficiency is worth the extra cost. This set has a digital display to show the remaining cycle time, vibration reduction and 10 cycle choices for the dryer. If you’re looking to save money and still have a solid washer and dryer, this is a solid choice. Make sure you avoid these common laundry mistakes.
Best energy efficient washer and dryer
When you’re looking for energy savings, the last thing you want is a power hog. According to Energy Star, among the 4.4 cu. ft. washers, the clear energy efficient winner is the Electrolux EFLS627UTT which uses an estimated 60 kWh annually. As for dryers, the Miele TWF160WP takes that spot, using 133 kWh a year. If you’re looking for a larger washer and dryer, keep in mind the energy usage will increase with the size of the machine. These appliances should last 10 years or more.
Best front load washer and dryer
The LG WM3900HWA and DLEX3900W washer and dryer have plenty of bells and whistles to make laundry easier. Both are smart WIFI enabled, connecting them to your smartphone and smart assistant, like Amazon Echo and Google Home; they’re also quiet with a “LG LoDecibel” motor, has smart diagnosing technology, and is asthma and allergy-friendly. The washer is large, but not too large, at 4.5 cu. ft. which gives you the space you’ll need while handling larger loads without breaking your back. The dryer has “LG TurboSteam technology,” allowing you to throw in a wrinkled shirt for 10 minutes and pulling it out wrinkle-free.
Best top load washer
For those wanting a top-loading washer, the Maytag MVWB765FW 4.7 cu. ft. has a sleek design but its what’s under the hood that counts. In this case, it doesn’t hold back with a “PowerWash” cycle and agitator that removes the toughest stains and a large capacity for heavy loads of laundry. With 11 wash cycles and 5 temperature selections, plus an auto-sensing option that adjusts the water based on the load, this washer is equipped to clean. Look out for these signs that your washing machine is about to die.
Best overall washer and dryer set for 2020
The Samsung WF45R6100AC and DVE45R6100C washer and dryer set look great together as a laundry pair and have a whole host of cleaning options to boot. The washer is self-cleaning, quiet and will let you know if there’s a problem and how to fix it. And, for those wanting to eliminate germs, the dryer’s Steam Sanitize+ feature removes 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. Plus, you can use the steam to iron out wrinkles without the iron. Next, read about the laundry tip that will remove pet hair from your clothes.