Our complete buying guide will help you choose the washer dryer you need for simplified and convenient laundering. Capacity, drying time and special features unique to washer dryers are key things to consider, so let this buying guide help make the right choice simple for you.
1. How washer dryer combos work
After loading with clothing and detergent, the drum fills with water to soak, agitate and wash, draining and refilling to rinse, before spinning to remove excess water. At this stage, the sensor dryer kicks extracting moisture from your clothes. They work best with small loads.
2. Washer dryer benefits
The clever front load combination offers the convenience of two laundry appliances in one, saving on space, cost and handling. Plus, specifically engineered wash-to-dry programmes deliver ready-to-wear results for small loads. While not quicker than separate washing machines and dryers, there is no transferring clothes between units.
Every Electrolux washer dryer is designed to reduce energy and water usage while maintaining superior laundering performance. The more stars a product has, the more energy efficient it is.
3. Laundry layout & washer dryer installation
Whether a separate room or integrated, the general rule of laundry design is to measure where your appliances will fit, stacking or fixing side by side.
You’ll also need to consider storage, ironing equipment and a sink. A washer dryer is the perfect solution for those with limited space, as the compact front-load design means it can be stacked, or the top used for folding and storage.
Most washer dryer combination units don’t require ventilation which means you can install and operate them anywhere with a hot and cold water supply, power supply and drainage. Electrolux offers YouTube installation videos, otherwise employ a professional.
4. Washer dryer features and settings
Here are some features and settings to consider when choosing a washer dryer:
Detergents, softeners and water are optimally mixed before being dispersed into the drum with Electrolux’s advanced activating UltraMix technology, for expert protection of every fibre type.
Refresh without washing
VapourRefresh cycle helps quickly refresh your garments and smoothen out creases in less than 30 minutes. Your clothes will emerge revitalised, with less wrinkles compared to air drying.
Care advice on demand
Have no idea how to remove stubborn grass stains or unsure how to take care of your Hijab and Batik? The Electrolux Life app Care Advisor provides expert guidance for cleaning and caring for 37 types of fabric.
No more over-washing
AutoSense feature adjusts the energy, time, and water consumption according to the laundry load size. This efficiently prevents over-washing, minimising the wear and tear on your favourite clothes by making sure they are only washed for as long as needed.
Gentle on wool
The Woolmark Blue certification for washing and drying guarantees durability, performance and quality of wool washing by machine, rather than hand, even for hand-wash only items.
5. Most popular washer dryers
Choose a good and durable washer dryer from our best-selling Electrolux washer dryer combos below:
6. Take care of your washer dryer
To maintain the performance and longevity of your washer dryer, regularly clean the lint filter by emptying and the detergent dispenser by wiping. Periodically check the drain pipe and coin trap, removing any blockages. Remember to switch off and unplug the appliance prior.
Washer dryer FAQs
What are the differences between a washer-dryer and regular washing machine?
Unlike a regular washer, washer dryer comes with an in-built tumble dryer, allowing users to not only wash but also dry their clothes. After a complete laundry cycle, your clothing will be dry and ready to wear.
Can I just wash clothes in a washer dryer?
Yes, you could do washing or drying separately; they don't need to be combined.
How much electricity is the consumption of a washer dryer?
The electricity consumption of a washer dryer will vary and depend on different models. If the energy rating of a washer dryer is of a lower class, it may amount to high electricity bills in your home.