The 5 Best Stackable Washers and Dryers to Buy in 2018

Save space with these washer-and-dryer duos

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If you want to save space in the laundry room, you may want to invest in a stackable washer and dryer. These appliances take up quite a bit of room when placed side by side, but when you stack them one on top of the other, you can essentially cut the floor space used in half.

There are two main choices when it comes to stackable washers and dryers. First, you can buy two separate stackable appliances and install them one on top of the other. The downside of this is that some models require an...MORE additional “stacking kit” to hold the appliances in place. The second option is to buy a pre-stacked washer and dryer set. These are usually smaller and cannot be separated.

Here are some of the best stackable washer and dryers that you can buy to save space in your home now.


  • Best Overall: GE Spacemaker Stacked Washer and Electric Dryer

    For a high-quality stacked washer and dryer that takes up minimal floor space, you should consider the GE Spacemaker. This appliance has a bigger capacity than many other stacked washer/dryers, and reviewers say it gets laundry done efficiently, even though it doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles.

    This GE product features a 5.9 cubic foot capacity dryer and 3.2 cubic foot capacity washer, and the dryer comes stacked on top of the washer. The entire unit is almost 27” wide and 75.5” tall, so...MORE make sure it will fit through your door before you purchase, as it cannot be taken apart.

    The washing machine has 11 wash cycles and six temperature settings, as well as auto-load sensing with four water levels. As for the dryer, it has four heat settings and four cycles, including permanent press, delicates and de-wrinkle.

    While the all-in-one appliance may not have some of the high-tech features of newer washer and dryer models, reviewers say the GE Spacemaker gets the job done and fits perfectly into small laundry rooms or bathrooms.

  • Frigidaire - 3.8 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Washer and 5.5 Cu. Ft. 4-Cycle Dryer Electric Laundry Center - White

    Best Budget Set: Frigidaire Laundry Center

    If you’re furnishing your first home, you may be looking for an inexpensive stacked washer and dryer set, and in that case, the Frigidaire Electric Laundry Center may be the perfect option for you. This all-in-one appliance features a surprisingly spacious washer and dryer with ample settings, all for less than $1,000.

    The Frigidaire Electric Laundry Center is 27” wide and 76” tall, and it combines a 3.8 cubic foot washer and a 5.5 cubic foot dryer. The stacked washer and dryer has eight wash...MORE cycles and four dry cycles, giving you plenty of options when it comes to washing your clothes. Further, the appliance has DrySense technology, which uses a moisture sensor to more efficiently dry your clothes, as well as wrinkle release technology.

    This stacked washer and dryer laundry center gets top marks from reviewers, who say it’s spacious and surprisingly quiet. Many note that this all-in-one unit is ideal for small apartments and the price can’t be beat if you’re on a budget.

  • Whirlpool Electric Stacked Laundry Center with 1.5-cu ft Washer and 3.4-cu ft Dryer

    Best for Small Spaces: Whirlpool Electric Stacked Laundry Center

    For really tight spaces, your best bet is the Whirlpool Electric Stacked Laundry Center. While this stacked washer and dryer can’t accommodate huge loads of laundry, it’s a good option for small apartments or homes where space is an issue.

    The Whirlpool Stacked Laundry Center measures just 24” wide and 72” tall, making it a great space-saving option for your home. On the bottom, the washer has a capacity of 1.5 cubic feet, while the dryer is 3.4 cubic feet. The washing drum features a smooth...MORE porcelain surface that resists scratches, chemicals and odors, and the dryer uses its AutoDry™ Drying System to sense when clothes have reached the right moisture content and stop the cycle to save energy.

    This stacked washer and dryer from Whirlpool doesn’t have many advanced features, but it gets consistently high ratings from users who say it performs well. A few reviews do note that this appliance can be a bit loud — something to take into consideration if you live in tight quarters.


  • Best High-Quality: Maytag High-Efficiency Front Load Washer and Electric Dryer

    For a high-quality, top-rated washing machine that you can stack, the Maytag High-Efficiency Front Load Washer is a worthwhile investment. This Energy Star-certified appliance comes with a host of helpful features, and with the help of a stacking kit, you can place a compatible dryer on top of it to save space.

    This front-load Maytag washing machine measures 27” wide and 40” tall. It has a 4.3 cubic foot capacity, which it claims can accommodate up to 29 towels at once! There are eight wash...MORE cycles, including cold wash, drain and spin, powerwash, rapid wash and more, as well as a sanitize cycle that claims to removes 99.9% of household bacteria with hot water. Additionally, the washing machine has automatic load sensing technology, a delayed wash option, and advanced vibration control to stabilize loads.

    This Maytag washing machine can be stacked, thanks to its front-load design and front-mounted controls. However, you do need a stacking kit to stabilize the washer and dryer. This kit is sold separately and costs around $40.

    You’ll also want the Maytag 7.4 cu. ft. Electric Dryer to pair with the Maytag washing machine mentioned above. This top-rated dryer can be stacked on top of the compatible washer to save space in your laundry room, and it’s sure to impress with its efficient performance.

    This sleek electric Maytag dryer measures 27” wide and 39” high and has a 7.4 cubic foot capacity to accommodate even the largest loads of laundry. It has six dryer cycles and four temperature settings, and the appliance uses moisture sensing to save you money by evenly drying loads without over-drying. There’s also a sanitize setting that removes 99.9% of three common household germs without having to wash the items.

    One of the best features of this Maytag Electric Dryer is that it can be stacked on top of compatible Maytag washers to save space. You will need a stacking kit to arrange your appliances on top of one another, but it’s a small one-time expense that will be valuable in the long run.

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  • Best High-Capacity: Samsung High-Efficiency Washer and Electric Dryer

    For a low-cost stackable washer, you can’t go wrong with the Samsung High-Efficiency Stackable Front-Load Washer. This spacious washing machine gets top marks from reviewers, and compatible dryers can be stacked on top of it using the Samsung Stacking Kit.

    This Samsung washing machine measures 27” wide and 38” tall and has a 4.2 cubic foot capacity. It has a diamond drum design that treats fabrics gently in order to extend clothing life. It has 11 cycles to choose from including a bedding option,...MORE as well as an EZ Drawer Dispenser where you put detergent. The appliance’s VRT Plus technology reduces vibrations by 40% for a quieter cycle, and the 800-RPM spin speed ensures your clothes are ready faster.

    Reviewers are generally happy with this affordable front-load washing machine, saying that it does an efficient job cleaning clothes and is surprisingly quiet. One reviewer does note that if you stack the washer and dryer, it can be hard for shorter people to reach the controls at the top, so keep that in mind if you plan on stacking these appliances.

    You’ll want to pair the Samsung washer with the Samsung Stackable Electric Dryer, which comes at an equally affordable price. This appliance’s large drum and easy-to-use controls will make it a welcome addition to your household.

    The Samsung dryer has a 7.5 cubic foot capacity and measures 27” wide by 38” tall. Note that when stacked, these two units will be over 6 feet high, so shorter people may have trouble reaching the controls on the dryer. The appliance comes with four temperature options and nine cycles, including quick dry and wrinkle release. The Samsung dryer uses Sensor Dry technology to detect moisture levels and stop the cycle, and it also has a lint indicator light that lets you know when the lint trap needs to be cleaned.

    Though most users have good things to say about this machine’s performance, several do note that the appliance has a problem with forming cracks in the dryer drum after a few years. For this reason, you may want to look into an extended warranty to protect your investment.


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