The 8 Best Smart Washers and Dryers of 2020

Harness the power of technology to power through your laundry

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Our Top Picks
"It's equipped with a SmartDispense system that senses the weight and fabric type of each load."
"Download the SmartThings app to remotely start a load, or receive alerts when the cycle has ended."
"If the six cubit feet of interior space isn't enough, pair it with TwinWash to wash two loads of laundry at once."
"This compact smart washer and dryer measure just 24 inches wide and will fit into even limited laundry areas."
"This front load machine from Samsung covers all the essentials in a smart washer while keeping the price tag in check."
Best for Custom Cycles:
Whirlpool WFW9620HC at Home Depot
"One of the best features of this smart washer is that you can store up to 30 of your customized cycles for easy recall in the future."
"This model saves space without sacrificing features, which include Wi-Fi capability and Turbo Wash."
"You can dry a load of wet clothes in as little as 15 minutes with this smart appliance's speed-drying cycle"

Cleaning your dirty clothes doesn't have to be a task you dread. With a smart washer and dryer tucked into a closet of your home or set up in a designated laundry room, you can tackle the stale t-shirts, smelly underwear, and grass-stained jeans in your basket with ease.

All of these appliances come with an enhanced, technology-based feature such as built-in Wi-Fi that allows you to control the machine from an app on your phone. You can also look forward to intuitive dispensers that read your load and recognize how much detergent it actually needs, and giving your clothes a quick air fluff from the couch using voice-activated commands.

Below, the best smart washers and dryers for an almost effortless laundry day.

Best Top Load: GE GTW840CPNDG

The GE GTW840CPNDG is a go-to option if you’re shopping for a smart top-loading washer and dryer. This machine (and its matching dryer) is not just smart looking; it also has intuitive features and smart functionality. It features built-in Wi-Fi and provides updates on your laundry status while also integrating an auto dispenser for detergent. 

There are 5.2 cubic feet of room inside the drum of this top load washer, with enough room to wash king size sheet sets or fluffy blankets. A water station is a handy feature when you need to scrub stains or pre-treat spots. To make the most of the features of this smart washer and dryer, use GE’s proprietary app to remotely start a load of laundry or receive notifications when a cycle is completed. This can be especially helpful if you’re prone to forgetting a damp load of laundry in the washer or frequently find a wrinkled heap of clothes in your dryer. 

You’ll also appreciate the fact that this smart top-loading washer is equipped with a SmartDispense system that senses the weight and fabric type of each load, then adds just the right amount of detergent. Plus, you can adjust the setting to increase or decrease the amount of detergent dispensed. 

Reviewers appreciate the descriptive cycles that make this smart washer and dryer easy to use, with settings for items like jeans or activewear. It also features a deep fill option that lets you override the automatic fill setting to ensure a thorough soak for bulky or large loads. 

Best Front Load: Samsung WF50R8500AV 5.0 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washing Machine

Check out this smart front load washer and dryer for an efficient and intelligent way to conquer your laundry. The Samsung WF50R8500AV washer boasts 5.0 cubic feet of drum space but more importantly, it has built-in Wi-Fi to keep you in the know while your laundry is on the go. 

Unlike some older models of Samsung smart washers and dryers, you won’t need to purchase a separate adaptor to make this unit integrate with your smart home. Instead, just follow the instructions for connecting the machine to your home network and download the SmartThings app to check in on your washer or dryer status, remotely start a load, or receive alerts when the cycle has ended. 

Reviewers find that the Samsung WF50R8500AV delivers a thorough cleaning experience. But what they frequently comment on is the convenience of knowing when a load is finished, instead of constantly making a trip to the laundry room to check on the cycle status.

Best High Capacity: LG Signature 5.8 Cu. Ft. Large Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Front Load Washer WM9500HKA

Take your biggest laundry loads from dirty to clean in no time with the help of a high capacity smart washer, like the LG WM9500HKA. This massive machine gives you nearly 6.0 cubic feet of interior space to wash your biggest loads with conveniences like cycle alerts, troubleshooting, and Bluetooth technology. You can also download new cycles or stop a cycle right from within LG’s laundry app. Or, if you prefer voice commands, sync your smart washer or dryer to a voice assistant like Google Home or Amazon Alexa. 

Another smart feature that makes this high capacity washer extra valuable to families with lots of laundry is the fact that it’s TwinWash compatible. You can add LG’s pedestal washer to your laundry room set up to wash two loads of laundry at once; like an extra small load of baby wear or delicates that need special care.

Best Stackable: Bosch 800 Series Stacked Washer & Dryer Set

For smart cleaning power in a small space, consider the Bosch 800 series washer and dryer. This compact smart washer and dryer measure just 24 inches wide and will fit into even limited laundry areas, especially since they’re also stackable. However, you’ll need to have a 240V outlet accessible. 

The 2.2 cubic feet inside is enough for small to average-sized loads and the suite of cycle options gives you plenty of control of the laundry experience. This smart washer and dryer are equipped with Bosch’s Home Connect technology, which allows you to make cycle selections within the brand’s app to match the specifics of each load you do. You can also start a load from anywhere—your couch, car, or office. While the biggest complaint is that this washer has long cycle times, this tends to be true of front-load washers in general. Overall, however, this smart washer from Bosch lives up to the brand’s reputation for delivering a quiet and thorough clean, and it makes a good choice for condos or in an apartment.

 

Best Budget: Samsung WF45R6300AW 4.5 cu. ft. HE Front Load Washing Machine

Savvy shoppers don’t have to compromise on smart features with the Samsung WF45R6300AW. This front load machine covers all the essentials in a smart washer while keeping the price tag in check. Despite costing less than the majority of other smart washers and dryers on the market, this model from Samsung has built-in Wi-Fi and uses the brand’s Bixby assistant to help you manage your laundry. 

You’ll find the usual features common to smart washers and dryers, like notifications when a cycle has ended, the ability to schedule a load, or in-app diagnostics if your machine is having an issue. But reviewers also appreciate the intuitive way that this machine guides you through cycle selection. Select one of the preset cycles or use the app to guide you through the right options for the fabric type, soil level, and load size. The app sends the cycle information to your machine, which buzzes into action. 

The bottom line is that this budget smart washer offers many options but is easy to use and won’t break the bank. 

Best for Custom Cycles: Whirlpool WFW9620HC 5.0 cu. ft. High Efficiency Smart Stackable Front Load Washing Machine

If you’re interested in customizing your laundry experience, go with a smart washer that allows you to make cycle selections store frequently used settings, and get in-app info at the push of a button. The Whirlpool WFW9620HC does all this and more and is a spendy option but includes plenty of bells and whistles. 

The touchscreen interface gives this smart washer and its matching dryer a modern feel and provides you the ability to choose from dozens of settings easily. One of the best features of this smart washer is that you can store up to 30 of your customized cycles for easy recall in the future. Connect the machine to your Wi-Fi and use the app to remotely control your washer or dryer. 

One of the smart and efficient features of this model is the built-in fan that keeps clothes fresh and mildew-free for up to 12 hours after the wash cycle has ended. If your day didn’t go as planned, don’t stress over your clean laundry sitting idle—use the app to tell the machine to keep things tumbling until you get a chance to empty the washer. 

Best All-in-One: LG Signature LUWM101HWA 2.8 cu. ft Compact Smart All-in-One Front Load Washer and Electric Ventless Dryer

For a smart washer and dryer that saves space without sacrificing features, check out the LG LUWM101HWA. This model has Wi-Fi capability and also gives you handy features like LG’s Turbo Wash. The built-in connectivity means you can keep an eye on the machine’s status from your smartphone or use Amazon Alexa or Google Home commands to control the machine’s operation. 

Saving space is always a smart idea, but you don’t have to worry about losing valuable cycle settings. The LG LUWM101HWA includes plenty of unique wash and dry cycles, like wool and babywear wash settings or drying settings for ‘delicate’ and ‘outdoor.’ 

Best Dryer: LG Electronics DLE3500W 7.4 cu ft. Large Smart Stackable Front Load Electric Dryer

Looking for a smart dryer to solve your damp clothes dilemma once and for all? The LG DLE3500W will certainly do the trick, as its both powerful and modern. It can be completely controlled within the LG SmartThinQ app, which you can download to your phone upon its arrival and use wherever you are. If the Sensor Dry system in this appliance doesn't already dry your sweatpants and favorite t-shirts to a tee, then simply ask your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to run a quick cycle.

This dryer's SpeedDry Cycle can ensure that your clothes are dry in 15 minutes, even if you just took them out of the washer. If you're in less of a time crunch, then you can take advantage of one of its 10 drying cycles, and three drying temperatures. This specific model doesn't have a steam feature—which would typically tackle wrinkles in even your most delicate of items. However, it does allow you to select "wrinkle care" on a majority of its cycles. Ultimately, it'll be a win for those looking for efficiency and a custom laundry experience.

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