If you’re moving in to a rather small apartment, finding furnishings and appliances may be a bit of a challenge since you will have to think of space dimensions on top of the usual considerations: design, style, durability and cost.
To save you trips to the Laundromat, you will need your own washer and dryer – if your apartment wasn’t provided with these when you moved in. A great space-saving solution is to get a washer-dryer combo.
Before you begin your search for your washer-dryer combo, measure first the dimensions of the space where you will be placing this particular electric appliance. This will save you time when choosing your stackable washer and dryer.
If you’ve no inkling as to apartment stackable washer-dryer dimensions, there are a few ones that are very common in the market these days, regardless of brand or features.
27” Washer-Dryer Combo
This is considered as the biggest in the lot – that is, among the commonly-available washer-dryer combo units. General dimensions for this size are: 71.63 up to 75.5 inches high, 26.8 up to 27 inches wide and 30.85 up to 32 inches deep.
You will find that this size has a capacity of 2.6 up to 3.3 cubic feet for the washer and 5.9 cubic feet for the dryer.
24” Washer-Dryer Combo
This size is a bit more compact. It comes in the following dimensions: 71.75 up to 74.5 inches in height, 23.75 to 23.87 inches in width and 27.25 inches in depth. Capacity for the washer is about 2.2 cubic feet while dryer capacity is approximately 4.4 cubic feet.
Apart from looking at the specific apartment stackable washer-dryer dimensions to fit into your space, you should also check the features that come with each brand or model as these things do not come cheap.
Generally, these things can cost anywhere from $ 990 to $ 1,200 per unit so you would want to get something that is truly worth your money.
Look at the wash and dry cycles. Wash cycles are between 8 and 10, although there are units that come with only 4 wash cycles. Dryer cycles come in about 4 settings.
It’s important to look at the cycle options because these will provide you with the right pressure and/or temperature for the different types of clothing fabrics that you will be washing and drying with your unit.
Too much pressure on the clothes and too high a drying temperature may harm the fabrics which could result in damaged clothes.
You may also want to check if the unit comes with a separate dispenser for your detergent and fabric softener plus its noise level.
Finally, check the warranty if it’s just for parts or services or both – and for how long you can enjoy the warranty. One year is generally the period covered by the warranty.