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The Convenience & Economy Of Washer Dryer Combos

Updated on March 20, 2011

Washer Dryer Combos Are Taking America By Storm!

Washer dryer combos have become very popular in Europe and Asia because they are small and fit well in their small living spaces and apartments. These combined laundry appliances were designed to be convenient for small spaces. Many washer dryer combos are portable, with wheels or casters fixed to the bottom of the unit, making them ideal for small homes as you can easily move the appliance and store it out of the way until you need it. That's why washer dryer combos are surging in popularity in North America as well.

Washer Dryer Combos Suit Today's Smaller Residential Spaces

Many families today rely on laundromats for their clothes cleaning needs. Some reasons for this could be limited space at home for two machines or even the cost of purchasing a washer and a dryer is too much. A washer dryer combo eliminates these problems by saving you space and money.

The magnificent Kenmore Elite HE5 & HE5T Washer Dryer Combo
The magnificent Kenmore Elite HE5 & HE5T Washer Dryer Combo

Washer dryer combos are fantastic and their sales continue to rise, but like every other appliance for your home, they can have a series of advantages and disadvantages.

One of the best advantages of owning a washer dryer combo is that they use much less energy, detergent and water. This may not seem like much, but in the long run, you will save lots of money. That is very important in this day and age!

Furthermore, there's no need to vent a washer dryer combo. The drying unit houses a unique drum system that transforms hot air into steam eliminating the need for venting.

One downfall to owning a washer dryer combo is that the basin is smaller than that of a regular washer, meaning you can't wash and dry as many clothes as you normally would in one load. It's not the perfect unit for a huge family!

The stackable Frigidaire GLEH1642FS Gallery Series 27" Electric Washer and Dryer Laundry Center
The stackable Frigidaire GLEH1642FS Gallery Series 27" Electric Washer and Dryer Laundry Center

Always Look For Name Brand Washer Dryer Combos

The stacked washer dryer combination machines are very popular washer dryers for relatively small spaces, but if you're really tight on floor space you can always opt for a mini washer dryer.

Small washer dryer combos and the stacked washer dryer combos have become extremely popular among people who are downsizing their living space or young adults just starting out!

Some of the best washer dryer combos are the famous brand name ones like the LG washer dryer combos, Haier washer dryer combos, GE washer dryer combos, Maytag washer dryer combos, or the Whirlpool washer dryer combos.

When selecting a washer and dryer combo, whether it be portable washer dryer combos, compact washer dryer combos, or stackable washer dryer combos, it is important to choose a model that is energy efficient. There are some washers dryer combos that can use up about half the electricity of some of the other washer dryers combos, so an informed consumer is an intelligent consumer!

A wonderful Whirlpool 24 inch front load laundry pair
A wonderful Whirlpool 24 inch front load laundry pair

Washer Dryer Combos Are Foolproof!

 Another common concern with washer dryer combos is that people don't know how they work. It's simple! You place your dirty clothes inside the machine, which then washes them. When the washing is done, it switches to drying mode and dries your clothes.

A Partial Restoration Of A 1956 GE Washer Dryer Combo!

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    • WasherDryerCombo profile image


      6 years ago from Florida

      This is a great hub full of some helpful info for somebody who is considering purchasing a washer dryer combo unit. Cool restoration video as well!

      I operate and manage a website based on similar topics to this hub. For more information about my website, check it out here:

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      Stackable Washer Dryer 

      7 years ago

      My mom switched over to an apartment size stackable washer dryer a few years ago and she absolutely loves it.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      Thanks. I have to put a disclaimer on all my product/merchandise Hubs. Better to be safe than sorry! :)

    • Ms Chievous profile image


      9 years ago from Wv

      I have a stacked washer dryer combo that came with the house when I bought it. I like it more than I thought I would. Interesting you put a disclaimer on this one! Good hub, as always!


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