How to Buy a Washer and Dryer


As you prepare to buy a washer and dryer, you must consider many options in brand, features and price. It is important to select a washer and dryer that best fits your lifestyle and is in accordance with your budget. Washers and dryers affect the functionality in your household and play a role in your clothes' appearance and life span. Chose a washer and dryer that is best for you and your family. It is important to become well educated before you purchase.

  • Compare the variety of brands available in buying a washer and dryer. Check out to research company and brand ratings on all washers and dryers on the market. Also, visit your local appliance stores to compare brands by quality, features and prices.

  • Compare features from size, colors, capacity, settings and sensors. Consider the features before making a buying decision, and think about how often you use your washer and dryer and for what kinds of laundry. Common features of interest in a washer are: auto temperature, water level settings, capacity, stain-removing feature and energy efficiency and water usage. Common dryer features to compare and ensure are: energy source, capacity, controls, temperature settings, a cool-down cycle, noise level, moisture sensors, drying rack, drum light and lint filter. Know what your interests are and what is important to you and your daily life.

  • Compare prices before you buy; it is key to establish a budget that is best for your monthly spending plan or savings. New washers range anywhere from $275-$1,500. Accordingly, dryers range from $220-$1,200. Establishing a budget will also help you only look at the models that are appropriate in price for you. Don't be timid to also check out many stores and models available. Comparing prices will help you get the best deal for your dollar.

  • Decide where to purchase, based on where they are offered at the best price. You will also want to consider availability and if you want them to deliver your new washer and dryer and haul off your old machines.

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