When space is tight, compact laundry appliances have a big appeal. We found that these scaled-down models get the job done, but they differ in important ways, such as how noisy the dryer is. Features vary, too.
Matching washer and dryer pairs are a widely sold choice, although some don't make a great couple. Their coordinating style makes a statement, but you'll question how a terrific washer and a noisy dryer that's tough on clothes ended up together. Our tests found pairs that are worth a look.
Clean sheets, soft towels, and fresh clothes free of wrinkles can't be taken for granted. A reliable clothes dryer that gets the job done and lasts for years is what you need. A dryer can cost $500 to more than $1,400, depending on capacity and features.