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The 5 Best Washer and Dryer Sets

by Michael Webster

Your washer and dryer are a crucial part of your ability to look clean and feel put-together on a regular basis, and they’re usually appliances you can count on. After all, the average washer and dryer last about a decade, sometimes even longer. However, these essential home appliances won’t perfectly launder your clothes forever. If you’re struggling with an old washing machine and dryer, it’s probably time for an upgrade.

Luckily for you, the experts at Aztec Appliance have compiled a breakdown of the five best washer dryer sets available that will turn laundry day into an absolute breeze. Read on to see why purchasing a washer dryer set is more efficient and take a look at some of the top models that can instantly uplift your laundry arrangement.

At a Glance:

Best Overall

Best Budget

Best Luxury

Best Top Load

Best Front Load

Modern laundry room with washer dryer set.

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Why Buy a Washer Dryer Set?

Upgrading your laundry setup with a new washer dryer set is one of the smartest – and often the most affordable way – to purchase these important appliances. Plus, replacing just one laundry appliance can leave you with worry about when the other one may require replacement or repair. For those with small spaces, a compact or stackable washer and dryer is a good choice, while bigger families will most likely need a large capacity duo.

Washing machine and dryer in a luxury bathroom

When choosing the right pair of laundry machines, you'll want to look for a washer dryer set that has enough capacity for your average load sizes. In addition, consider the type of agitator and drum material of the washer since these factors have a bearing on the cleaning quality and the longevity of your clothes. You’ll also want to consider investing in an Energy Star Certified washer dryer set if you’re trying to save on that electric bill every month.

Types of Washer Dryer Sets

Whether you're shopping for the newest innovations in washer dryer sets or a budget-friendly pair to get your clothes clean, you can find great options in both top-loading and front-loading configurations. But what’s the difference (other than the physical appearance) between the two?

Front Load

  • Both appliances are the same height level
  • See-through panels on the doors that allow you to look inside
  • Can be stacked to fit into closet laundry rooms
  • More shallow than top-load appliances which saves water

Top Load

  • No door upfront to have a smoother, more polished look
  • Doesn’t require as much bending or hunching to transfer clothes
  • Slightly taller than front-load models
  • More affordable than front-load appliances

Best Washer Dryer Sets 

Best Overall: GE White Front Load Laundry Pair

Stock photo of a white GE brand washer dryer set.

This front-load washer dryer set from GE is the definition of a double threat. With a stainless-steel wash basket, it resists rust and won’t chip, peel, or snag clothes during the wash cycle. And with the UltraFresh Vent System with OdorBlock™, you’ll never have to worry about pesky mold or mildew accumulating over time. This set’s dryer also packs a heavy punch, with advanced settings such as quick dry, sanitize cycle, and advanced wrinkle care to ensure your clothes are handled with the best care. Plus, this GE washer dryer set includes built-in WiFi so you can control every load with the touch of a finger from your smartphone or other devices.

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Best Budget/Value: Whirlpool White Laundry Pair

Stock photo of a white Whirlpool brand washer dryer set.

This top-load washer dryer set from Whirlpool was designed for those that are seeking high-quality care for their clothes and garments, but don’t want to break the bank along the way. The 3.8 cubic feet capacity washer offers a smooth, stainless-steel wash basket, sustainable features like water level section, and includes a two-way wash action agitator that delivers a powerful, yet gentle clean. The 7 cubic-foot dryer finishes every job with ease with an AutoDry™ Drying System and Wrinkle Shield™ Option, making this Whirlpool washer dryer set the perfect choice for anyone looking to save a few bucks with their new laundry appliances.

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Best Splurge/Luxury: LG Black Steel Front Load Laundry Pair

Stock photo of a black LG brand washer dryer set.

This extremely sleek washer dryer set from LG is exactly what you’ve been looking for if you crave the taste of luxury. With state-of-the-art features like AI Fabric Sensors and smart pairing, this washer dryer set will take your laundry game to the next level. The 5 cubic feet front-load washer offers a mega-sized capacity to fit almost any load and also includes an ezDispense™ automatic dispenser to make the washing cycle even more convenient. And the dryer is no slouch either; featuring TurboSteam™ Technology and FlowSense™ Duct Clogging and Lint Filter Indicators, you’ll never have to deal with wet and wrinkled clothes after a cycle.

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Best Top Load Washer and Dryer Set: Samsung Champagne Laundry Pair

Stock photo of a champagne-colored Samsung brand washer dryer set.

With this stupendously clean washer dryer set from Samsung, you’ll never have to dread laundry day. With a beautiful champagne finish, both the washer and dryer are teeming with advanced features to handle the toughest of loads that makes this one of the best top load washer and dryer sets around. The 5 cubic-feet washer can help you conquer any stain or mess with active waterjets, plus, with an EZ access tub and practically silent operating cycle, this appliance takes all of the hard work out of doing the laundry. When it comes to the dryer, the Fabric Care-10 preset drying cycles allows you to get the optimal finish that also includes a Stop the Fluff-Lint Filter Indicator. And now you can relax while you unload the laundry (no matter the size of load), with a flexible, opening-reversible door for easy access.

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Best Front Load Washer and Dryer Set: Maytag Metallic Slate Laundry Pair

Stock photo of a gray Maytag brand washer dryer set.

Delivering one of the industry’s most powerful cleaning, this Maytag washer dryer set’s smart capabilities on both appliances also make it one of the best top load washer and dryer sets on the market. Not only that, but the dryer also takes care of small loads fast with the Quick Dry cycle, which pairs nicely with the Quick Wash cycle on the accompanying washer to get clothes ready in no time. But most importantly, Maytag ensures your laundry machines are built to last, coming standard with a reliable motor and dryer drum backed by a 10-year limited parts warranty.

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Shop Washer Dryer Sets at Aztec

Don’t forget to shop local! Browse our inventory of top-rated washer and dryer sets, and if you have any questions regarding front load vs top load pairings, feel free to contact our Aztec Appliance team at (858) 987-5777 or visit us at our San Diego, CA location. More accessible than ever, our experts can also be reached via chat!