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Are Washer Dryer Combos Good? We’ve Got the Answer!

by Michael Webster

If your laundry room is short on square footage, we know how difficult it can be to fit all of your garment cleaning mechanisms and essentials (along with a mountain of clothes) in one place ― especially when it comes to a washer and dryer. Luckily, there are several space-saving laundry appliance options that can maximize the amount of usable space, whether you live in an apartment, condo, or just a smaller-sized household. One of those effective options is a washer and dryer combo also referred to as an all-in-one washer-dryer combination.

Rising in popularity amongst loft-dwellers and apartment residents alike, washer dryer combos eliminate the need for two separate laundry appliances with one convenient and reliable unit that’s easy to use and treats your clothes are garments with the utmost care. To help you learn more about these seamless, square-footage-saving appliances, our experts have put together a comprehensive guide that will break down compact washer dryer combos and the advantages they can bring to your smaller-scale abode, as well as our best all in one laundry units available.

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How Does a Washer Dryer Combo Work?

Our Best Washer Dryer Combos


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How Does a Washer Dryer Combo Work?

The phrase “Are Washer Dryer Combos Good?” is a frequent Google search when it comes to learning more about these unique two-in-one laundry appliances. There are many benefits to owning a washer dryer combo. Not only will it save you a significant amount of square footage in your home, but they’re also incredibly easy to use and gentle on all types of clothes. So, how does a washer dryer combo work?

Whether it’s a vented or ventless unit, all-in-one washer-dryer combos offer a wide range of washing and drying options to best fit your fabric care needs. You’ll have the ability to wash and dry your clothes in one process, or you can also set the unit for a "wash only" or "dry only" cycle. The best part? You’ll never have to transfer your wet laundry from the washer to the dryer ever again, saving you that unnecessary puddle that can occasionally build up at your feet.

Benefits of a Combo Washer Dryer

Along with providing a truly seamless washing and drying process, washer dryer combos can benefit homes of all sizes. In fact, upgrading your laundry setup from two separate units to a new washer dryer combo is one of the smartest – and often the most affordable ways to purchase laundry appliances upfront. Plus, replacing just one laundry unit can sometimes leave you with worry about when the other one may run its course or require repairs. Instead of switching out one unit at a time, a washer and dryer combo presents the best of both worlds in one single appliance and will save you a considerable amount of space in the process.

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Our Best Washer Dryer Combos

While we can’t guarantee that your piles of dirty clothes will get any smaller, a washer-dryer combination unit will help you crack down on your laundry space and provide an all-in-one user experience that’s hard to match. Whether you live in an apartment in the city or a loft in the suburbs, our experts have picked out our best washer dryer combos that will truly simplify laundry day and help free up some space around your place.

Whirlpool® 2.8 Cu. Ft. Cashmere Smart All-In-One Washer & Dryer-WFC8090GX

Stock photo of a cashmere finish front load Whirlpool washer dryer combo

Completely reinvent your laundry routine with this cashmere Whirlpool washer and dryer combo. This compact two-in-one combo is slim enough to fit in the smallest of spaces and can easily replace an apartment size washer and dryer thanks to its ventless design. Speaking of convenience, you can even do your laundry from your smartphone thanks to the Whirlpool app that lets you remotely set, start, or pause the wash and dry cycles and track their progress when you're out running errands or coming home from work. And with intuitive features like the Load & Go Plus dispenser that lets you skip detergent and fabric softener refills for up to 20 loads, along with an array of washing and drying options, this Whirlpool washer dryer combo ensures that your laundry days are close to effortless.

Key Features:      

  • Load & Go Plus Detergent Dispenser
  • Wi-Fi capabilities with Whirlpool App
  • Customizable touchscreen
  • Wrinkle Shield and TumbleFresh drying options

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GE® 2.4 Cu. Ft. White on White Front Load Washer/Condenser Dryer Combo-GFQ14ESSNWW

Stock photo of a white finish front load GE washer dryer combo

Coming equipped with both steam and sanitize cycles that effectively fight off germs and bacteria, this GE washer dryer combo is the perfect compact selection for those who value their space and sanitation. Offering 2.4 cubic feet of capacity and five different soil level options to boot, this front load unit from GE is the ideal washer and dryer combo for apartments due to its modern washing features and seamless footprint design. To make life in the laundry room even sweeter, this GE washer and dryer combo unit also comes with auto-dispensing and auto dry options that take the guessing game out of caring for your favorite fabrics.

Key Features:      

  • 2.4 cubic foot capacity
  • Automatic detergent, bleach, and fabric softener dispensers
  • Auto dry option
  • No external venting required

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LG 2.4 Cu. Ft. Graphite Steel Front Load Washer Dryer Combos -WM3555HVA

Stock photo of a graphite steel finish front load LG washer dryer combo

To round out our top washer dryer combos, we couldn’t forget to mention the elegance and innovation of this graphite steel washer and dryer combination from LG. With this LG washer dryer combo, doing the laundry will soon become your favorite chore, thanks to built-in artificial intelligence (AI) that detects fabric textures and load sizes, then automatically selects the optimal wash setting to eliminate any unnecessary guesswork. Plus, if you happen to have a furry companion running around your space, this perfect apartment washer dryer combo comes with asthma- and allergy-friendly certification (AAFA) and helps remove over 95 percent of pet dander and dust so that your four-legged friends can continue to roam around as they please. To put the cherry on top, this LG smart washer dryer combo allows you to start the wash and dry cycles, check cycle times, and so much more from virtually anywhere, right from the convenience of your smart device via the ThinQ app.

Key Features:      

  • Built-In Intelligence - AI Fabric Sensor
  • ThinQ Technology with Proactive Customer Care
  • Ventless Condensing Drying
  • Sensor Dry

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Q: Is a washer dryer combo better than a separate one?

A:  For some smaller homes, apartments, and condos, a washer dryer combo can be the better choice because they take up relatively half the space. However, while a set of separate laundry appliances does take up a little more space, they provide more drying capacity, more energy efficiency, and faster cycle times.

Q: Do washer-dryers need a vent?

A: Most combo washer-dryers don't need to be vented ― just like a standard separate dryer. This allows you to install a unit anywhere there’s a water and electricity connection.

Q: How long does it take to dry clothes in a washer dryer combo?

A: On average, drying clothes in a washer dryer combo can take between 45 minutes and three hours per load (depending on if the unit is vented and the specific drying cycle.)

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Since 1973, Spencer’s TV & Appliance has grown to 10 locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The secret to our longevity is simple: personal service. Customer satisfaction has always been the focus of our business, and throughout the years, we have been able to work hard with our suppliers to bring you the best prices. After all, getting customers the best price and personal attention is how we compete with big-box stores, day in and day out.   

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At Spencer’s TV & Appliance, we provide high-quality, name-brand products at great prices — check out our catalog to shop all-in-one washer-dryer combos today. Your friends in the business are always happy to help you find the best laundry appliances, no matter what! Call us, or better yet, stop by at one of our locations in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale regions. Visit us today!   

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