10 Best Washer Dryer Combo Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

There is no escaping dirty laundry, but a reliable washing machine that gently cleans clothes for years to come eases your load. Here’s how to find the best washing machine for your budget and needs.

Washers sell for around $275 to $2,500, depending on the type, capacity, and features. And while doing laundry may be a mundane task, the washer aisle is anything but boring. You’ll see multitasking machines that allow you to wash two loads at once, all-in-one front loaders that go straight into dryer mode, pod-dispensing front-loaders, built-in pretreat features, and more.

Top 10 Washer Dryer Combo

Bestseller No. 1
24' Washer/Dryer Combo Compact Laundry with 2.0 Cubic. ft. Capacity Electric Dryer and Washer...
56 Reviews
24" Washer/Dryer Combo Compact Laundry with 2.0 Cubic. ft. Capacity Electric Dryer and Washer...
  • ☀『EASY ASSEMBLE』: Our washing machine does not need complicated installation. Just connect the power...
  • ☀『RELIABLE CAPACITY』:Our washing machine has super capacity, cleaning 5 lbs, drying 5 lbs, to meet your...
Bestseller No. 3
Splendide WD2100XC White Vented Combo Washer/Dryer
115 Reviews
Splendide WD2100XC White Vented Combo Washer/Dryer
  • Max Spin: 1200 RPM; Cycle: 10 wash/3 dry
  • Max Wash Capacity: 15 lbs.; Max Dry Capacity: 11 lbs.
Bestseller No. 4
Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine 17.6lbs Washer Spain Spinner, Blue+ White
1756 Reviews
Giantex Portable Mini Compact Twin Tub Washing Machine 17.6lbs Washer Spain Spinner, Blue+ White
  • 【Compact Twin Tub Washing Design 】: This is our portable mini compact twin tub washing machine which is...
  • 【Large Capacticy】: Washing tube: place clothing in the wash tub section, rated washing capacity: 11 lbs....
Bestseller No. 5
Best Choice Products Portable Compact Lightweight Mini Twin Tub Laundry Washing Machine and Spin...
1372 Reviews
Best Choice Products Portable Compact Lightweight Mini Twin Tub Laundry Washing Machine and Spin...
  • COMPACT TWIN TUB DESIGN: Portable washing machine and spin cycle is constructed of durable plastic material
  • RELIABLE CAPACITY: Enjoy the convenience of washing and spinning up to 13 total pounds of laundry (Washer: 8...
Bestseller No. 7
Kenmore 81442 24' 1.6 cu. ft. 120V - 20 amp Electric Laundry Center in White, includes delivery and...
33 Reviews
Kenmore 81442 24" 1.6 cu. ft. 120V - 20 amp Electric Laundry Center in White, includes delivery and...
  • Item includes room of choice delivery, unboxing, item hook-up (including required parts) and free optional...
  • 1.6 cu. ft. washer with a Soft-Close Glass Lid designed to close gently.
Bestseller No. 8
Equator 24 inch New Version All-in-One Combo Washer-Dryer, Vented or Ventless, 1200 RPM, Auto Water,...
2 Reviews
Equator 24 inch New Version All-in-One Combo Washer-Dryer, Vented or Ventless, 1200 RPM, Auto Water,...
  • All-in-one unit combines a washer and dryer into a compact size to take up minimal floor space Convertible...
  • Redesigned control panel with an easy-to-read color coded LED display
Bestseller No. 9
Splendide WDC7100XC Washer-Dryer Combo - Ventless, Platinum
24 Reviews
Splendide WDC7100XC Washer-Dryer Combo - Ventless, Platinum
  • Max Spin: 1200 RPM; Cycle: 10 wash/3 (+2 auto) dry
  • Max Wash Capacity: 15 lbs.; Max Dry Capacity: 11 lbs.
Bestseller No. 10
ZENY Portable Compact Mini Twin Tub Washing Machine 13lbs Capacity with Spin Dryer, Lightweight...
66 Reviews
ZENY Portable Compact Mini Twin Tub Washing Machine 13lbs Capacity with Spin Dryer, Lightweight...
  • ◆ COMPACT MINI TWIN TUB - One tub for excellent washing and second tub for spin cycle to help dry garments....
  • ◆ SMALL BUT POWERFUL - The mini twin tub washer has great performance while saving space and time making it...

Washing Machine Types

Every type has its advantages and drawbacks. Do you prefer loading laundry from the top of a washing machine rather than bending to load a front-loader? A pedestal boosts a front-loader’s height—making loading easier—but you’ll pay $250 or more for the convenience.

Whatever you’re considering, know that washers with a capacity of more than 4.5 cubic feet readily fit a king-size comforter in our tests. And if the warranty matters, most tested full-sized machines come with a one-year warranty on parts and labor. Speed Queen, however, offers warranties ranging from three to seven years. You’ll see capacity and warranty information in our washing machine ratings.

Size Up Your Space

Bigger capacities often result in a washer that’s 2 or 3 inches wider than the usual 27 inches; the same is true of dryers. Measure the space you have to work with and allow at least 6 inches behind the washer for water hookups, and about an inch between the washer and dryer. Measure the doors to your home to make sure a new washer can fit through them. Check dimensions in the washing machine ratings, and note which front-loaders can be stacked with a matching dryer. If space is tight, also consider the compact washers we tested.

The Results of Our Tests

Toss your laundry into the LG WM3997HWA or Kenmore Elite 41002, push a few buttons, and the machine starts washing. It then goes straight into dryer mode if you’ve selected that option, giving you the ability to wash and dry your clothes in one move.

Washer: In our tests, the washer scored Excellent overall. It was top-notch at cleaning, gentle on fabrics, and superb in energy and water efficiency, using about 10 gallons to wash our 8-pound load of cotton, an average-size load. The vibration wasn’t a problem in our tests, and this machine is relatively quiet.

As for the wash time, it’s 100 minutes using the cotton-normal wash cycle on heavy-soil setting and the TurboWash option. Use the normal-soil setting and you’ll save time. There are 14 wash cycles, and there’s a steam option to boost stain removal. Claimed capacity is 4.3 cubic feet, which is comparable to some of the front-loaders in our washing machine ratings.

Dryer: Scoring Poor overall, this ventless dryer takes around 3 hours to thoroughly dry an 8-pound load of cotton. That means washing and drying a load that size takes over 4 1⁄2 hours. Most dryers we test have moisture sensors, but this one doesn’t. The sensor detects when clothes are dry and shuts off the machine, saving time, energy, and wear and tear on fabrics. This machine is quiet in dryer mode, which is a plus. Note that during drying, most of the condensation is removed via the drain line, but some moisture vents into the room from both the front of the machine and the back panel.

The machine’s drying capacity is similar to a compact dryer’s, which is why the LG manual states that if you’re using the machine to dry laundry, cut a full wash load in half for “effective drying.” Put another way, by both LG and Kenmore, the capacity for washing clothes is twice the capacity for drying: “If you wash a full load, you should remove half the clothes before drying,” says Kenmore’s Peters.

How to Install an All-in-One Washer/Dryer

• Integrate the machine into space, choosing a finish that complements the surroundings. The LG comes in white; the Kenmore is available in white and metallic silver.

• Ample counter space above the all-in-one washer/dryer is ideal, says Champley. This allows you to move the freshly laundered items straight to the counter to fold.

• Ventless dryers require a little space around them to allow for in-room circulation. You can install them in small areas or closets, but the closet door should be left open when drying, says Peters of Kenmore.

• Location near a sink or drain is key. As with any washer and many ventless dryers, the wash water, and the dryer’s condensation flow through a hose that feeds into a sink or drain.

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