As the combination washer dryer grows in popularity in the United States, so does the number of appliances offered by various manufacturers. Some of the more popular manufacturers rated the best in 2015 for washer and dryer combo models used in the home were Whirlpool, GE, Maytag, and LG. While GE’s, Maytag’s, and Whirlpool’s “combination” machine is actually a stacked washer and dryer in one, the LG washer dryer combo is a single front loading appliance.
The key difference between LG’s washer and dryer in one and the other brands is there is no need to transfer clothes in between loads. The LG model washes and dries the clothes in the same appliance. With the stacked “combination” models, the clothes have to be transferred from the washer to the dryer.
When shopping for a new combination washer and dryer, pay careful attention to the following items:
- Capacity: It is important to select a combination machine with the capacity to fit your needs, but in a size to fit in your home.
- Drying Method: Ventless drying eliminates needing a dryer vent. While some brands do offer vented drying, you actually end up spending more in energy costs for vented drying. Ventless drying cycles run about 30 minutes longer, but use a fraction of the electricity.
- Features: Front loading combination models use a fraction of water and electricity compared to top loading combination models. The best washer and dryer combo has multiple cycles for washing and drying clothes, just like conventional full size appliances.
To learn more about compact combination washers and dryers, contact LG at 800-875-1533 today.