Buying both a washer and dryer is quite expensive. However, if you buy a washer and dryer set, this will save some costs. Combining the purchase will make it less expensive. In addition, it is an advantage that you know that the two devices are attuned to each other and fit together. This comes quite handy when you want to put them on top of eachother, they will fit for sure. On the other hand, there is less choice in washer and dryer sets then when you buy them seperately. We list all the information on washer and dryer sets so you can buy the set that best suits your needs and household.
Some of the advantages of a washer and dryer set are obvious, namely the fact that the washer and dryer are well matched to each other. In terms of appearance this looks sleek, because the model is exactly the same. In addition, the control panel is also similar, which is of course very user friendly. Also, you know for sure that these devices can be placed on top of each other, because that’s what they are meant for after all. Another advantage, which many people don’t think about, is that this is a good way to buy a cheap washer and dryer. Because of the purchase of a set you get a better price for both devices. Another advantage is that nowadays more and more sets are for sale, so there is more choice in functions and price, which is nice if you have certain preferences. Still, the offer remains considerably less than when you buy the washing machine and dryer separately.
If you are buying a washer and dryer set, there are a few things you can look out for to make sure you buy the right washer and dryer set. As the lifespan is on average 10 years, you want to make sure you have a user friendly and low cost washer and dryer set. We have put together a queue for you to consider when buying a washer and dryer set.
Buying a washer and dryer set is a good idea, especially if you are going for a good price and a convenient, functional combination of both devices. The washer and dryer can be placed next to or on top of each other. If you want to place the appliances on top of each other, make sure you use vibration dampers and that both machines stand firm and straight. Check this a few times a year, this can change over the year due to the use and vibrations of the washer and dryer. This ensures that the washer and dryer set not only makes less noise, but also lasts longer since there will be less wear. Less vibration causes less damage to the different parts, which are already subject to a lot of movement anyway.
The energy label is not only important because it reduces your impact on the environment, but it also has a major impact on your wallet. A more economical washer and dryer set can save a lot in annual energy costs. The current washer and dryer sets have energy labels from A+++ to A+++-50%, which means that the washer and dryer set is very economical. A washer and dryer set with an energy label of A+++-50%, compared to a washer and dryer set with an energy label of A++++ can save €220 during its lifetime. Choosing a washer and dryer set based on the energy label is therefore certainly a good idea, especially in the long term. Washer and dryer sets with an energy label of A+++-30, -40% and -50% are considered environmentally friendly. The energy label will provide information on the yearly costs.
The washing quality of a washing machine depends on several factors. We recommend at all times to go for, at least, a middle class washing quality, but a top class washing quality will give better results. Washing quality is determined on the basis of different specifications: washing result, clothes protective drum, automatic detergent dosage, load sensor, extra rinse function, steam function and wash quality. You always pay a little more when the washing quality is better, so it’s up to you to decide whether you think this is worth the extra tens. However, you will find that your clothes have less wear. Especially if you have fragile clothes.
As far as building quality is concerned, we recommend the same as for washing quality: choose at least a middle class and preferably a top class. A basic class washer and dryer set has a significantly shorter lifespan because the materials and components are less durable. This is more likely to result in extra costs. However, this is a rule of thumb and it doesn’t always have to be this way, this also differs for each washer and dryer set. The build quality is determined on the basis of different specifications: type of housing, type of drum, material tub (stainless steel or plastic), whether or not carbon brushless motor, balance systems, water protection (overflow protection or soil sensor), self-cleaning detergent drawer and drum cleaning. You can imagine that a washer and dryer set with more durable materials and more automatic cleaning options requires less maintenance and lasts longer.
The load capacity of a washer and dryer set is also important. This can vary a lot, from 6 to 12 kilograms. Most washer and dryer sets generally have a reasonable average filling weight of 7 to 9 kilograms. This is suitable for 2 to 6 persons. A 2-person household does not really benefit much from the extra kilograms of load capacity, because this is often not used. If you do buy a large washing machine and dryer set, you will unnecessarily use a lot of energy to run a ‘half full’ washing. Larger families, on the other hand, don’t need a smaller washer and dryer set because it takes a lot more washes to get rid of the weekly laundry, which of course also uses a lot of energy. Always check the load capacity to avoid buying a washer and dryer set that is too big or too small.
The operation of a washer and dryer set differs. When buying a cheap washer and dryer set this will be less advanced. The control can be both with rotary knobs as well as push buttons and digital. In general the washer and dryer are the same, but there are combinations in which one machine is controlled digitally and the other model with rotary knobs and push buttons. Furthermore, the model and the look are the same.
User-friendliness is very important, especially if you assume that you are going to use the washer and dryer set for a considerable period of time. You buy two expensive appliances to use in the household for years, so some extra features to make it easy are not superfluous. Think of the following functions: residual time indicator, start delay, load sensor, automatic detergent dosage, clothing protection drum, self-cleaning drum, self-cleaning detergent drawer, add interim washing, steam function and app control. Whether this is useful or unnecessary is of course up to you. However, it may be useful to take this into account when purchasing a set of washer and dryer. A cheap washer and dryer set will have less user-friendliness than a more expensive washer and dryer set.
This part also falls under user-friendliness, but is worth mentioning separately. If, for example, you are someone with a lot of satin blouses, you may take this account when buying a washing machine. A washing machine almost always has the standard washing programmes such as fine wash, hand wash, cotton, wool, synthetic, short wash and ecological programme. In addition, there are washing machines with extra programs that can make your life easier, such as baby clothes, bedding, jeans, mixed laundry, sportswear, silk, shirts, allergies, dark laundry, stains, impregnation and outdoor clothing. In addition, there are washing machines where the number of revolutions can be set independently of the washing programme. This is especially useful when you want to reduce the risk of damage to the clothes with fewer tours, or when you want to tour more so that the laundry comes out of the washing drum dryer. The dryer in the set also has several options, including programs that do not wrinkle the laundry out, or extra dry. If you now think that certain washing programmes are useful for you and your family, it is useful to take this into account when purchasing the washer and dryer combination set.
The noise level can be important, especially if you have the washer and dryer set in the pantry or just next to the bedroom. The noise level of the washing machine varies during hot washing and spinning. Washing is often around 48-56 dB and spinning is around 72-78 dB. A quiet washing machine has a spinning noise level below 76 dB. If you want to spin the laundry at night, it can be useful to take this into account. A tip: a washing machine already makes less noise when placed on dampers.
The sizeof a washer and dryer set are not important for many people, because the space is large enough. However, there are also many people who want (or have) to put the washer and dryer set in a smaller corner, a closet or a niche. In that case make sure you take a good look at the dimensions of the washer and dryer set. Also make sure that you always need space behind the washer and dryer set for the hoses, count on at least 20 centimeters. If you use a small space, it can also be useful to look at the direction of rotation of the door, sometimes it can be adjusted and sometimes not.
Finally, the reason why you choose a washer and dryer set: the price. This is favorable when you compare it with the separate purchase of both products and it can make a considerable difference. However, the price of a set still varies, depending on the set and the specifications above. The price varies from about €1500 to €700. You’ll have a washer and dryer for that.
With the selection tool we help you on your way to find out which type of washer dryer combination suits you best. This depends on your preference and your situation, for example the amount of persons in your household, but also how much you would like to pay. We do this on the basis of a number of questions on which we make a targeted selection. The questions are carefully chosen in collaboration with experts in the field of washer dryer machines. Fill in the selection guide to find out which washer dryer combination suits you best!
There are several brands of washer dryers combinations. Each one has its own charms, and often people stick to what they are used to. We listed several brands for you. The different brands we recommend are: Splendide, Equator, BestAppliance, GE, LG and Samsung.