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10 Easy Pieces: Stackable Washer/Dryers


10 Easy Pieces: Stackable Washer/Dryers

April 6, 2016

Short on laundry space? Consider a stackable washer and dryer. Sometimes sold as complete units, most are compact washer and dryer sets that can be raised, stacked, or placed side by side. To stack them, count on spending an additional $30 to $75 for a stacking kit from the manufacturer.

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Above: The Whirlpool 8700 series front-loading Washer & Dryer Pair has a washer with 10 cycles and Energy Star certification, and an electric dryer with nine cycles. It’s available in white or chrome, starting at $1,788.20 at AJ Madison. (A gas dryer is also available.)

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Above: Miele earned a Red Dot Design Award for its PWT 6089 stacking washer/dryer combo, a commercial washing system available for UK homes. Contact Miele for pricing.

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Above: The Bosch 800 Series Washer (WAT28402UC) and Dryer (WTG86402UC) each have 15 cycles and exceed Energy Star standards; $2,508.20 for the set at AJ Madison.

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Above: This commercial-style set from Swedish company Asko is the priciest of the bunch, boasting a stainless steel front and titanium sides. The Summit 64P Washer and Dryer Pair has a minimal LCD display and is anchored with cast-iron counterweights to stabilize the machine better than oft-used concrete. The system contains no plastic parts, for better hygiene and durability; $6,096 for the pair at AJ Madison.

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Above: The GE 1705 Series front-loading Washer and Dryer comes in dark gray and has a steam-assist option for difficult stains. It’s $1,786.20 for the set with electric dryer (optional gas) at AJ Madison.

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Above: The Heritage Maxima Steam Washer from Maytag holds 4.5 cubic feet, has 11 wash cycles, and earned an Energy Star Tier II rating. The washer and its accompanying Electric Dryer (also available in gas) are both made in the US, come in brushed chrome or white, and start at $1,349 each at Bray & Scarff.

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Above: Fisher & Paykel does not make a front-loading washer for the US market, and therefore none that can be stacked, but for Australia we like the WashSmart Washer and Condensing Dryer, perfect for spaces without traditional laundry hookups since no dryer venting is required. The washer boasts an extra-quiet operation and has a timed liquid detergent dispenser. $1,099 AUD ($829 USD) for the washer and $999 AUD ($753 USD) for the dryer at Bing Lee Appliances.

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Above: This Samsung Washer (WF56H9100AG) and Electric Dryer (DV56H9100EG) was named a top pick by Consumer Reports, which  noted that the washer had one of the largest capacities of all washers tested. Available in white  and onyx starting at $1,303 each at the Home Depot.

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Above: This front-loading Washer (WM8500HVA) and Electric Dryer (DLEX8500V) from LG in graphite steel also finished near the top of the Consumer Reports rankings; the magazine noted the washer was superb at cleaning and gentle on fabrics, and “the dryer aced its job.” $1,439 each at the Home Depot.

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Above: The Electrolux 617 Series Washer (EFLS617SIW) and Dryer (EFME617SIW) each have nine pre-set cycles and come in white or titanium. The set starts at $1,786.20 at AJ Madison. (A gas dryer is also available.)

For more of our 10 Easy Pieces picks, see Best Blenders, Pink Sofas, and Caned Dining Chairs.

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