Labor Day is usually a great time to find a great deal on a new washer and dryer. Generally, washing machines and dryers are designed and sold as sets, which means that when one is sold, the other is usually made as well. But you can also mix and match to get exactly what you want. And they tend to have the same, or almost identical, prices. But not all pairs are created equal; In some cases, you may want to avoid buying a matching set.
Washers range in price from $ 400 to $ 2,500, and there are many types to choose from. You’ll find multitasking machines that allow you to wash two loads at once, all-in-one front-loaders that go straight into dryer mode, dispensing front- loader, built-in pretreat features, washer with steam option, and more.
When it comes to choosing the best washing, you want one that is dry and safe to dry your clothes. Dryers that perform well but don’t last over time are not winners. That is why it is important to be aware of the most and less reliable brands.
Check out the following deals on washers and dryers:
GE Top-Load Agitator Washing Machine
The agreement: $ 656 at Home Depot; $ 674 in Appliances Connection
CR test results: GE GTW465ASNWW
This GE top-loader has an average washing performance score, meaning it can handle most loads, but for tougher stains pretreating will help. And typical of persuasion washers, it’s rough on fabrics and noisy. Where this top-loader really stands is speed. It only takes 35 minutes to make a load on our tests, half the time of some. And it uses less water than many of our ratings – 13.5 gallons in our tests – meaning it doesn’t use a lot of water to quickly clean your laundry. The top GE agitator rioters got a Good score for predicted reliability but only a Fair score for enjoyment. This washer, which originally cost more than $ 700, is out of stock at many retailers, but these two still have moderate discounts.
Maytag Electric Clothes Dryer
The agreement: $ 1,394 in Appliances Connection
CR test results: Maytag MEDB955FC dryer
Its Maytag cargo is one of the quietest models-it can put a baby to sleep-and offers superior drying performance comparable to the MEDB955FW. CR recommends this. and there’s a stainless steel drum, custom programs, a drying rack, a humidity sensor, and a steam option. It is Energy Star certified and originally sold for over $ 1,600.
The Samsung Compact Front-Load Washing Machine
The agreement: $ 800 at Best Buy, Home Depot, and Wayfair
CR test results: Samsung WW22K6800AW
Samsung compact washers earn top marks in predicted reliability, making Samsung one of the most reliable brands in our member survey. This model is an eco-friendly Green Choice washer and a CR Best Buy, and offers impressive washing performance and exceptional water and energy efficiency. It runs very quiet and gentle on the fabric. It shakes, as do most of the compact washers we try. And the washing time is 100 minutes using the heavy duty setting. It can be stacked with its matching vented dryer, the Samsung DV22K6800EW.
Samsung Electric Clothes Dryer
The agreement: $ 730 at Abt Electronics, Connection Appliances, Best Buy, and Home Depot
CR test results: Samsung DVE45R6300W
This Samsung electric dryer gets top marks for drying performance in CR tests, making it one of the best choices under $ 800. It’s convenient to use and relatively quiet. The Energy Star-certified dryer offers a claimed capacity of 7.5 cubic feet, a steam option, and a humidity sensor that detects when the load is complete, perhaps the most important feature of a dryer. WiFi is also enabled, allowing you to control settings from a cell phone.