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Give Your Laundry Room an Upgrade with Our Top Washer & Dryer Picks

February 2, 2024

Doing laundry is a necessary chore, but it does not have to be a dreaded one. With the right laundry equipment, you can make this task more efficient and even enjoyable. In this article, we'll share our top picks for washers and dryers to help you upgrade your laundry room.

front load washer and dryer in laundry room

Why Choosing the Right Laundry Appliance is Important

Having the right washer and dryer can make a huge difference in your laundry routine. Here are some reasons why it is important to choose the right laundry equipment.

  • Efficiency and Timesaving: The right washer and dryer can save you time and energy. With advanced features like steam cleaning and quick wash cycles, you can get your laundry done faster and with less effort. This is especially helpful for busy households or those with large families.
  • Cost Savings: Investing in high-quality laundry equipment can also save you money overall. Energy-efficient washers and dryers can help reduce your utility bills, and durable machines will last longer, reducing the need for frequent replacements.
  • Better Cleaning Results: The right washer and dryer can also provide better cleaning results. With advanced technology and features, you can ensure that your clothes come out clean and fresh every time. This is especially important for those with sensitive skin or allergies.

Factors to Consider

Before you start shopping, we recommend considering these factors to help you narrow down your options. Here are a few factors to consider.

  • Size: Before making a purchase, make sure to measure your laundry room and ensure that the washer and dryer will fit.
  • Capacity: You should also consider the capacity of the machines and choose one that can handle your laundry needs.
  • Energy Efficiency: Energy-efficient washers and dryers can save you money on your utility bills and are better for the environment. Look for machines with an Energy Star rating for the best efficiency.
  • Noise Level: If your laundry room is near living spaces, you may want to consider the noise level of the machines. Look for models with a low decibel rating for a quieter laundry experience.
  • Integration: If you already have other smart appliances in your home, it may be helpful to purchase a washer and dryer from the same manufacturer so all your appliances can easily integrate.

The Top Recommendations from Howard's Appliances

With over 75 years in the industry, the experts at Howard's Appliance are ready to help you choose the best washer and dryer to meet your needs. Here are our top recommendations.

The Best Washer & Dryer for Big Families

This extra-large capacity washer and smart electric dryer are the perfect pair for large families. This pair offers the following features to help make life easy for big families.

  • Extra-Large Capacity - The 5.5 cu. ft. washer provides room for more clothes in each load saving time.
  • Worry-Free Drying - This dryer feature automatically adjusts drying time to prevent heat damage and conserve energy.
  • Steam Sanitize+ Cycle - This cycle removes 99.9% of germs and bacteria which is vital to keeping everyone healthy.

The Best Washer & Dryer for Energy Efficiency

This washer and matching dryer from Samsung is an energy-efficient pair that we highly recommend. Standout features include:

  • Generous Capacity - Both the washer and dryer boast ample capacity, enabling you to minimize energy usage by reducing the number of laundry cycles.
  • Rapid Wash Cycle - With the Super Speed Wash feature, accomplish a full laundry load in just 28 minutes, not only optimizing your time but also conserving energy while maintaining cleaning effectiveness.
  • Smart Drying - Utilizing Sensor Dry technology, the dryer adjusts drying time and temperature automatically, safeguarding garments from excessive heat and unnecessary energy consumption, thus presenting a greener choice for your laundry needs.

The Best Smart Washer & Dryer

This large-capacity smart washer and dryer from Samsung easily makes the top of our list. Samsung provides quality appliances, and this pair is no exception. We know you will love these features included with this washer and dryer.

  • Wi-Fi Connectivity: Seamlessly connect to your washer through Wi-Fi, enabling you to receive cycle alerts, initiate or halt wash cycles remotely, and schedule operations via the SmartThings App on your smartphone.
  • Antimicrobial Protection: Benefit from long-lasting defense against germs on high-contact surfaces, ensuring a fresh-smelling drum and detergent drawer, courtesy of built-in antimicrobial technology.
  • Remote Control & Notifications: The SmartThings App keeps you informed with end-of-cycle notifications and grants you the power to manage your washer from afar, whether it is starting, stopping, or delaying cycles—all accessible from your smartphone.
  • Energy Monitoring: Monitor and regulate your washer's power consumption effortlessly with SmartThings. Receive energy-saving suggestions and alerts to help minimize your electricity expenses.

The Best Stacking Washer & Dryer Set

LG's front-load WashTower™ is one of our top choices. This set offers the following features that we know you will love.

  • Quick Cleaning Power: Tackle substantial loads swiftly, as the LG WashTower™ incorporates five jets with adjustable sprays, ensuring a thorough clean in under 30 minutes.
  • Allergen Removal: Combat common household allergens adhering to your clothes with ease. The Allergiene™ wash cycle employs steam to eliminate up to 95% of dust, pet dander, and pollen, enhancing the cleanliness of your wardrobe.
  • TurboSteam™ Technology: Refresh garments between washes and sanitize children's toys and decorative pillows effortlessly with TurboSteam™ technology integrated into the dryer.

Shop at Howard's Appliance

Are you ready to upgrade your laundry room and shop for new appliances? Howard's Appliance has several locations conveniently located throughout Southern California and our experts are ready to match with the perfect appliances to meet your needs.

With locations in La Habra, Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, Long Beach, and the surrounding area, we're nearby and ready to help. Use our appliance store locator today to find the store nearest you.

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