8 Best All-in-One Washer/Dryers
Check out this collection of the best all-in-one washer dryers to see which one can boost your laundry game the most.
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What Is an All-In-One Washer/Dryer?
An all-in-one is a clothes washer and dryer in a single appliance. It’s a great choice if:
- Space is limited;
- You’re single or a couple;
- Laundry loads are light;
- You own an RV or sailboat.
While standalone and all-in-one washer/dryers do the same things — clean and dry clothes — there are some distinct differences.
All-in-ones take up less space than two standard standalone washer and dryer units, are almost always front-loading and powered by electricity.
Where they diverge: Standard dryers use heat to dry clothes, while the drying function of an all-in-one works on a ventless condensing system. Also, all-in-ones tend to be more delicate mechanically than their traditional cousins, which can require extra care to avoid repairs.
Often people own smaller, all-in-one units to save space. Ron Shimek, president of Mr. Appliance, a Neighborly company says, “People tend to overload them which can make them wear out faster or cause breakdowns.” But, he adds, “With proper repair, care and maintenance, an owner should be able to maximize the life spans on either type.”
Best Small-Space All-in-One Washer Dryer
Apartment dwellers take heart. Equator Advanced Appliances all-in-one combo washer/dryer ($846) has a 1.6-cubic foot, 13-pound washer capacity, which makes it a great small-space washer/dryer.
Just how small is it? Length = 22 inches, width = 23-1/2 inches and height = 33-1/2 inches. Oh, and it weighs less than an average adult. Despite its petiteness, it has full-sized features like a color-coded LED display, delay wash setting, 14 wash cycles and more. Here are a few tips for buying an apartment-sized washer and dryer.
Best Large-Capacity All-in-One Washer/Dryer
You don’t have to give up capacity for convenience with the LG ultra-large-capacity electric all-in-one washer/dryer combo ($1,999). It has an impressive 4-1/2-cubic foot stainless-steel tub to do more laundry in fewer loads. In a hurry? Set to TurboWash and cut up to 30 minutes off your wash time. This machine dries your clothes using ventless condensing technology.
Best Travel All-in-One Washer/Dryer
Giantex full-automatic portable washer and spin dryer ($250) is perfect to take camping or to college. This top-loading, cylinder-shaped traveler is deceiving. Despite its small size (16-1/2-in. x 16-in. x 29-1/2-in.), it can handle up to eight pounds of laundry per load.
It doesn’t include a dryer but does have a really powerful spin cycle that removes water from items for reduced line-drying times. The imbalance adjustment keeps the unit from vibrating. Plus, it comes with a built-in drain pump and tube to expel dirty water.
Best Energy-Efficient All-in-One Washer/Dryer
Upping the ante on energy-efficiency, the Deco Electric all-in-one washer/dryer combo ($1,333) is the future of sustainability. Unlike many all-in-ones, this machine meets strict energy standards and can convert the drying mode from ventless to external venting with the press of a button. It dries 30 percent faster due to its dual fan system to increase airflow.
The slimmest model in North America, it fits into tight spaces. It has a load capacity of 1.6 cubic feet, and its chic design is available in white, black or merlot. Get to know the benefits of ventless washer-dryer combos.
Best High-End All-in-One Washer Dryer
Nearly double the price of many other machines on our list, the LG Signature all-in-one washer/dryer ($3,200) earns its place as a splurge for its laundry list of intelligent features.
Besides the futuristic styling, it also sports a robust 2.8 cubic feet of capacity. It uses auto-dosing to detect soil levels and automatically dispense detergent accordingly. It’s WiFi capable, so you can access the LG inverted heat pump dryer remotely through ThinQ technology. Truly deluxe.
Best Mini All-in-One Washer/Dryer
A pint-size combo washer and dryer with decent capacity (just under eight pounds), the Frifer mini washing machine ($101) fits on a kitchen counter, tabletop or shelf.
Ideal for washing small items like undergarments or baby’s clothes and bibs, it’s easy to carry from room to room. And because of its low power consumption, it saves electricity. According to the manufacturer, you can wash a load in 10 minutes and dry it in three. This is a handy gadget to have around the house.
Best Steam All-in-One Washer/Dryer
LG’s all-in-one front-load washer and dryer combo ($1,699), sporting 2.3 cubic feet of capacity, uses steam to gently remove more than 95 percent of pet dander allergens from even the most delicate fabrics.
Each wash cycle combines up to six wash motions, eliminating dirt, odors and wrinkles — it can even use cold water to get warm-water performance. Operate and troubleshoot key washer features using its WiFi-enabled SmartThinQ, which sends an alert to your phone the minute your load is done.
Best Budget All-in-One Washer/Dryer
Overall, this GE washer dryer combo ($1,259) gives you the biggest bang for your buck and a lot of choices. You can wash and dry clothes (2.4 cubic feet capacity) in one step or choose to wash or dry only. Add a forgotten item at the last minute, even after the wash cycle has started, by pressing “pause” to unlock the door.
For those times when you don’t want to decide, the machine does it for you. Set auto dry and the unit will default to the correct dry cycle based on the wash cycle you select. Detergent, bleach and fabric softener will also be added automatically. Reasonably priced, this is a great option for most households.