Best Matching Washer & Dryer Sets
Pairs from Electrolux, LG, Maytag, Samsung, and Speed Queen stand out in CR's tests
Like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, a matching washer and dryer pair may look spectacular together—but they don’t always make a great couple. Why does the washer deliver while the dryer disappoints? How does a high-efficiency top-loader that can’t remove tough stains end up with a terrific dryer?
Remember, the choice is yours. You get to play matchmaker when shopping for your new clean machines. You needn’t settle for the prettiest pair a salesperson shows you. Performance matters most. We make your decision easier by scanning the best washer and dryer sets from our ratings. You know, like a dating app for laundry. Here, we pair up some dynamic duos.
Best Front-Load Washer and Dryer Sets
The front-loaders here deliver top-notch cleaning, and the dryers are impressive at their job, too. You’ll hear these machines working, but none make loud, sustained noise. The washers are water- and energy-efficient, and most are gentle on fabric, earning them Green Choice status, CR’s designation for the most Earth-friendly machines. Wash times in our tests are based on the normal wash/heavy-soil setting, but the normal-soil setting is faster and works well for most laundry. A bonus with front-loaders is that they extract more water than other washers, trimming dryer time and saving energy.