Top Washers & Dryers

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Looking for a new Washer/Dryer pair to fit all of your needs? Are you looking for multiple was options or perfect dryness? Look no further! Below are my top three picks for a Washer/Dryer combination.

My Top Three Washer / Dryer Recommendations

GE Ultra-Fresh Front Load Washer Dryer # GFW850SSNWW GFD85ESSNWW

GE Ultra-Fresh Front Load Washer Dryer # GFW850SSNWW GFD85ESSNWW

So, what can I say? Thank you to the GE engineers who finally listened to the dealers and the public! These machines are a little wider than your traditional 27″ machines, sitting at 28″ wide each. The washer is a huge 5.0 cubic foot with a matching 7.8 cubic foot dryer! Bigger isn’t always better, but in this case, it is! They’ve added a feature call ultra-fresh which means your dryer doesn’t smell anymore! They also have a fan to assist in venting the unit in addition to adding microban antimicrobial features throughout to inhibit mildew, mold, etc. What more can you ask for? This washer gets clothes clean and is reliable. The dryer, to me, matches so it makes sense here and it’s still a very high-quality unit with well-made components. I’ll tell you what- when my machine breaks I’m buying these!

Features of a GE Ultra-Fresh Washer Dryer

This model comes with UltraFresh Vent System With OdorBlock™ which eliminates excess moisture to help prevent odors, enabling optimal freshness. Microban® antimicrobial technology that is built into components including the gasket, dispenser, and draining system that delivers protection that lasts. The SmartDispense™ Technology saves time and makes laundry easy with an intuitive dispenser that holds up to 32 loads of detergent and automatically dispenses the right amount each time. A convenient 1 Step Wash + Dry that allows you to wash and dry a small load in your washer, eliminating the need to transfer clothes to the dryer. An industry first, Sanitize + Allergen, sanitizes fabrics to kill 99% of common bacteria and allergens. Modern touches such as built-in WiFi as well as Dynamic Balancing Technology (dBT™), our patented, time-saving technology that rebalances uneven loads during the spin cycle providing you with a quiet wash. Lastly, a reversible door with superior installation flexibility and a PowerSteam option that safely penetrates deep into fabric fibers, loosening stains delivering enhanced cleaning performance.

Speed Queen Washer TC5003WN and Dryer DC5003WE
Speed Queen Washer TC5003WN and Dryer DC5003WE

If you want to kick it old school, these are for you! To get it out of the way, here is what people don’t like about Speed Queen. They say Speed Queens are small, have manual controls, limited on features and look like my grandmother’s machines. My response is, “Okay…and your point?” While you’re at the laundromat waiting on your brand “S” to be fixed I’m still doing my wash. They even removed the lid lock this year so that’s another plus. As I always say, K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid), and these machines are exactly that! They make a few versions and they even have an electronically controlled model which I rate higher. I rate them higher because in 20 years instead of saying, “Let’s buy new ones, these are broken,” you’ll say, “Let’s buy new ones, these are old!” They generally sell via a network of independent retailers so you won’t typically see them in mass merchants. This is purposeful and very smart. Let the smaller store educate you on them and know that this is not just another lined-up appliance. Speed Queen: yes, please!

Features of a Speed Queen Washer and Dryer

This washer comes with durability that is designed, tested, and built to last and deliver commercial-grade performance in your home. It’s like having a laundromat in your home! It has a classic wash action that removes stains fast with the Top Load Stainless Steel Wash Tub that provides better corrosion and wear resistance than competitor 400 series ferritic stainless steel tubs. This model comes with a no lid lock so you can conveniently add forgotten clothes. A full-size agitator that helps move water through the clothes to create a better and gentler wash. The matching dryer delivers a superior dry every single time by allocating the perfect balance between drying temperature, airflow pattern, and mechanical action. It comes with a heavy-duty fan system and an advanced airflow pattern that allows every ounce of warm air to enter the cylinder to perfectly dry the clothes every time. Both the washer and drying come with a reversible door that allows you to configure the dryer so the door opens conveniently in your laundry room. With a three-year warranty, this ensures you’re getting a quality appliance you can count on.

LG Washer WT7305CW and matching Dryer dle7300WE

LG Washer WT7305CW and matching Dryer dle7300WE

This LG is kind of a hidden, under-the-radar type of unit. I don’t just rate for the masses, I rate for the unique items that deserve it as well. This is a 4.8 cubic with an agitator, so not your traditional agitation plate. I’m still an agitator type of guy if it makes sense and in this machine it does. The washer and dryer both have clear doors, so if you’re bored, you can watch the wash! Since these came out, I’ve sold em people love them, and the repair rate is low! What more can I say or do? You want a good pair in a top-load at a fair price, check em out!

Features of a LG Washer with matching Dryer

This washer is sleek with intelligent electronic controls and a control panel with a Dual LED Display, touch buttons, and Dial-A-Cycle™. It is ENERGY STAR® Qualified with 8 different wash programs and 16 different wash options. The fabric care features include TurboWash3D™ Technology, SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System, and ColdWash™ Option. This model comes with THINQ™ TECHNOLOGY that includes SmartDiagnosis™ (3.0), WiFi Connectivity, Energy Monitoring, and Remote Start and Cycle Monitoring. The matching dryer comes with EasyLoad™ Door and also includes Intelligent Electronic Controls with LED Display, Dial-A-Cycle™, and a Full Touch Control panel. With 8 programs and 12 dry options, there are multiple options to achieve perfect dryness! It includes convenient options such as the 3 Minute Installation Check, LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation for a quieter dry, Reversible Door, and the FlowSense™ Duct Clogging Indicator.

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