Having been around since the 1950s, washer dryers have been perfected over numerous decades, making them more efficient and reliable.
Where space is a factor in your home, a washer dryer combines two appliances and halves the space you need to be able to do your laundry. This is useful for smaller households and for those who don’t need a huge unit for large, family sized loads.
You can still expect to get all the features of a regular washing machine or tumble dryer, and what you get for your money depends on how much you spend; the bigger the budget, the more functions and features you get.
For some people there are some big drawbacks on a washer dryer, namely the fact that the drum is smaller for the washing function. You won’t be able to fit as many clothes in for dryer, since you can’t fill the drum – you will no doubt need to do half a load of drying at a time, slowing down your laundry process.
Similarly, for large households you’ll want to do a lot of washing and drying – possibly simultaneously – but with a washer dryer you can only do one or the other, which means you can’t get through a backlog of clothes quickly. This is important to bear in mind if you have a large family, with lots of clothes to wash and dry in a short time frame.