In a previous blog, we raved all about our favorite large-capacity refrigerators for big families. Today, your friends in the business at Spencer’s TV & Appliance are touting the best large-capacity laundry pairs our catalog has to offer. Listen: We know doing laundry—especially for a large brood—can be a strenuous, time-consuming task no matter how you frame it. Thankfully, recent innovations in the appliance industry make it so that you can confidently leave the work to your washer and dryer while you’re busy elsewhere.
In addition to holding more clothes so you don’t overwork your laundry appliances (and risk breaking them down in the process), large-capacity washers and dryers encourage you to work smarter—never harder.
What You Should Know About Large-Capacity Laundry Pairs
But before we dive into our laundry appliances catalog, here are some key points to note about these heavy-duty washers and dryers.
Simply put, with a big washing machine and dryer, you have the room to do more laundry in fewer loads. Catering to big families, large-capacity washers and dryers allow you to take some time back so you can spend it with your loved ones—or enjoy it for yourself.
For reference, most washer capacities are between 3.1 and 4.1 cubic feet, which equates to a maximum load size of 12 and 16 pounds of laundry, respectively. By contrast, a large-capacity washer that starts at 4.2 cubic feet can hold up to 20 pounds—and if you sleep on a king-size bed, mega-capacity models that are over 5.0 cubic feet can wash your comforter and your sheet set in one load!
Likewise, the average capacity for dryers is around 4.0 cubic feet while large-capacity dryers start at approximately 7.3 cubic feet. And mega-capacity dryers can be as voluminous as 9.2 cubic feet.
Based on metrics such as stain removal, wear and tear, water retention, and cycle times, product experts consider LG, Maytag, Samsung, GE, and Whirlpool among the best manufacturers of large-capacity washers of 2021. These same experts determined that large-capacity dryers from Maytag, Electrolux, and LG perform the best based on drying performance and maximum temperature.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the washer and dryer features these aforementioned brands offer in their large-capacity laundry pairs!
1. Samsung Laundry Pair (SALAUDVE45T6200W)
Included in this set is the Samsung 4.5 Cu. Ft. Front Load Washer (WF45R6100AW, WF45R6100AC, and WF45R6100AP). While harnessing the power of steam, this washing machine gently removes stains, eliminating the need for time-consuming pre-treatments. But the benefits of steam don’t stop there. To achieve a deeper clean, steam is also released from the bottom of the drum so that every item in the load is thoroughly saturated.
Additionally, this Samsung washer comes with Self Clean+ technology to disinfect the drum, VRT Plus™ to reduce noise and vibration, and an improved drum pattern that prevents fabrics from snagging during the wash cycle. If that’s not enough, the Smart Care mobile app interacts with your washer to perform an immediate diagnosis for any performance issues to offer quick solutions.
Likewise, the accompanying Samsung 7.5 Cu. Ft. Front Load Gas Dryer (DVG45T6200W) lets you troubleshoot issues with your smartphone, among other convenient features that are designed to bring you peace of mind.
Sensor Dry automatically optimizes the time and temperature to protect your clothes from heat damage while avoiding excess use. An internal drum light brightly illuminates the cavity so that no loose sock is left behind. And the Filter Check Indicator light on the control panel will notify you when it’s time to take out the fluff.
2. Electrolux Laundry Pair (ELLAUEFME627UTT)
Recognized as one of the “Best of the Year” in 2021 by Reviewed.com, the Electrolux Laundry 4.4 Cu. Ft. Front Load Washer (EFLS627UTT and EFLS627UIW) maximizes cleaning power by premixing water and detergent before the cycle begins. Impressively, this washer also features the industry’s first Adaptive Dispenser that accepts detergent pods to give you the flexibility to clean with all detergent types.
Equipped with a Sanitize option, this Electrolux washing machine is certified to eliminate 99 percent of bacteria and 95 percent of allergens. Other state-of-the-art features include the LuxCare® Wash System with improved wash actions, temperature control, and smart load sensing in addition to the Perfect Balance® system for smooth, quiet operation.
To complement the washer’s hard-hitting capabilities, the Electrolux Laundry 8.0 Cu. Ft. Front Load Electric Dryer (EFME627UTT and EFME627UIW) is stocked with an Instant Refresh cycle that revives fabrics, an Extended Tumble option that keeps clothes tangle-free, and a Perfect Steam™ that Gently releases wrinkles and reduces static to keep clothes looking their best.
Our favorite feature is the Predictive Dry™. Thanks to smart sensors, after 90 seconds, this Electrolux dryer determines a more accurate time your clothes will be dried to perfection, saving you the hassle of constantly checking on your load.
3. Maytag Laundry Pair (MALAUMED5630HW)
This family brand boasts the Most Powerful Cleaning in the industry, and this heavy-duty washer and dryer set from Maytag is no exception. The Maytag® 4.5 Cu. Ft. Front Load Washer (MHW5630HW) is teeming with performance-boosting features, including an Extra Power button that fights stains with a dual-temperature wash, an internal heater that amplifies your detergent’s cleaning power, and a 12-Hr Fresh Spin™ option that guards against wrinkles when clothes can’t be transferred to the dryer right away.
What’s more, this Maytag washing machine offers a 15-minute wash cycle, a cycle memory feature that stores your latest setting choices, and a Late Add feature so you can easily pause the wash to throw in any straggling items.
Similarly, the Maytag® 7.3 Cu. Ft. Front Load Electric Dryer (MED5630HW) features an Extra Power button that extends time, heat, and tumbling; one push also helps prevent under-drying by getting thick fabrics, pockets, and seams drier the first time. In addition, Advanced Moisture Sensing monitors moisture and air temperatures to help evenly dry loads while the Wrinkle Prevent option can tumble for up to 150 minutes to keep creases from forming on your clothes.
4. GE Laundry Pair (GELAUGTD72EBPNDG)
Batting for top-loading models is the GE® 4.6 Cu. Ft. Top Load Washer (GTW725BPNDG and GTW725BSNWS). Thanks to its dual-action agitator that enables a reversing, powerful wash action, you can experience a high level of clean. And its specialized pods dispenser is unlike any other—a dedicated water jet pierces the detergent pack while a shower of water activates the detergent for faster activation and increased cleaning power.
This large-capacity GE washer even offers smart assistance that modifies the wash cycle for five specific stains, a Deep Fill button that adds water in any amount, and a Sanitize option that boosts your detergent’s effectiveness with an Oxi additive.
Not to be outdone, the GE® 7.4 Cu. Ft. Front Load Electric Dryer (GTD72EBPNDG and GTD72EBSNWS) comes with an HE Sensor Dry system that continually monitors temperature and moisture in the air to prevent over-drying and under-drying. Not only that, but Damp Alert notifies you when your washed clothes are the ideal level of damp to remove from the dryer before wrinkles set in.
In addition, this dryer maximizes your dryer’s performance with up to 120 feet of venting to provide optimal airflow, enhanced drying ability, and flexible installation. And with four different drying levels and four distinct temperature options, you can get laundry done exactly the way you want.
5. LG Laundry Pair (LGLAUDLE7300WE)
We’re rounding out our list of large-capacity laundry pairs with a washer and dryer set from LG. The LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. Top Load Washer (WT7300CW and WT7300CV) expands the limits of your laundry room with the LG SmartThinQ® app.
With your smart device, you can monitor your laundry via push notifications about when your laundry will be done and you can remotely control operations, including selecting a cycle and starting or stopping the wash. And if you’re raring for a completely handsfree experience, this washer works with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa so you can manage your laundry with simple voice commands.
Even better, the LG 7.3 Cu. Ft. Front Load Electric Dryer (DLE7300WE and DLE7300VE) features a Sensor Dry system and a reversible door—on top of connectivity with the SmartThinQ® app. Speaking of which, Smart Pairing™ connects your washer to select a compatible drying cycle.
Do You Need a Water Softener?
Yes! A water treatment system, such as a water softener, ensures your home’s pipes and appliances will all be protected from the effects of hard water. As far as your laundry machines are concerned, installing a water softener means you’ll enjoy fresher clothing, protection from limescale buildup, and longer-lasting performance.
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