Washers & Dryers
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Brands of Washers and Dryer We Carry
There are nearly 150 models of washers and dryers available. We can’t sell all of them, but we do have a great selection including most of the major appliance brands you’ve come to know like Maytag, GE, Samsung, Whirlpool, Bosch and many more. And all of them are up to 70% off.
Washer & Dryer Types
With that many models out there how do you decide what type of washer and dryer to buy? Start by thinking about how you do your laundry. If it’s just you, you can get by with a lesser capacity setup. Got a small apartment? A stackable washer dryer may work best. If you’re washing for a family you probably need a large capacity. With any washer and dryer, you’ll want to keep in mind its loading type, size, capacity, cycles, and energy efficiency. And oh yeah, cost. So let’s take a look at the various types you can selector.
Front loader washing machines cost more than top load machines, but they spin faster, remove more watts to decrease drying time, and use less water during a cycle. Those features combine to make them more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. They’re also stackable if you have a small space.
Top Load Agitator
Agitator washing machines are typically your least expensive top load washer option up front. But they do consume more water and energy, impacting your costs more longer term. Something to keep in mind … agitators can be hard on your clothes. Either a top load agitator or impeller washer and more accessible if you’d prefer to not bend over.
Top Load Impeller
Vanes on an impeller washing machine create currents in your wash water when the impeller rotates that move clothes through the water for cleaning. That impeller also takes up less room than an agitator system. Impeller washing machines are highly efficient and use less water. Plus spin faster to remove more water from clothes for faster drying times. Although they are less harsh on your clothes, they may not clean as well as an agitator model.
Gas dryers use a gas burner to dry clothes. A motor causes the igniter to light the pilot light which triggers a sensor to open the gas valve. An electric fan then circulates the heated air to dry your clothing. Gas dryers are thermostatically controlled to retain heat if the temperature drops by 30 degrees. Owing to the difference in energy costs between gas and electric and the fact gas dryers run hotter than electric, a gas dryer costs less to dry a load making them typically more efficient than electric.
Electric dryers use a heating coil and run off 240-volt current with 3-prong and 4-prong versions. As mentioned, electric dryers cost more than gas when drying a load, almost twice as much. The upside is they cost less up front and can be easier and less expensive to install. The other upside is that you can go with a ventless version, whereas gas dryers must be vented.
Speaking of ventless dryers, they’re great if you lack space for a laundry room or are just averse to punching a hole in your wall. They also don’t require the voltage of a vented dryer so you can plug them in anywhere there’s an outlet. Ventless dryers use a condenser and dual loop airflow system to dry making them more efficient than vented models. The second loop in the dual loop cycles wet air back into the condenser to cool down and remove the need for venting. You can connect the dryer to a drain or you’ll have to remove the water tray after each load.
Washer/dryer combo models are great space savers, after all, they combine a washer and a dryer into one unit that can fit under a countertop. For that reason, they are also great for boats and RVs. Ventless and vented versions are available and work as mentioned above. You also set it once and your load will move from wash to dry cycles. Like a front loading washing machine, they save water and spin clothes more quickly to dry them faster. Their downsides are load capacity and time … it can take two to three hours for a single load.
Stackable Washer Dryer
If you have space issues, this is your answer. In a stackable washer dryer, the dryer sits on top of the washer. These units, often known as a laundry center, come in 24- and 27-inch models. Top loading and front loading washers are available as are gas and electric. Stackable units are typically bare bones and lack additional features. At times, one piece may break down sooner than the other piece leaving you in a bit of a jam. To avoid that issue, you can purchase washer and dryer sets and stack them versus buying a unit that comes integrated.
Like most appliances, you have some options for additional bells and whistles with your washer and dryer. Here are a few.
High Efficiency/Energy Efficient
If you’re looking for efficiency in a washer, look for the ENERGY STAR logo. These models have larger capacities, load sensing, longer agitation strokes, and moisture sensors. They use more than 50% less water and energy with each load.
Standard capacity washers range between 3.1 and 4.0 cubic feet allowing for 12 pounds of laundry. High capacity washing machines jump to 4.2 to 4.5 cubic feet and almost double your capacity to 20 pounds or more. So if you have a big family and want to get laundry fast, look into a high capacity model.
A WiFi washing machine, or Smart washer, has a communication card built into it that communicated with your phone for remote monitoring, control, and notifications. So now you can control your washer remotely and monitor status, time remaining, dispensers as well as receive alerts when your wash is complete.
You can get either a washer and dryer or both, with a pedestal that raises the units 12-16 inches off the floor. Why? For starters easier access, especially if you have back problems. Then there’s a drawer incorporated where you can conveniently store laundry supplies.
Want more information about washers and dryers? Check out our washer and dryer buying guide.
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