The washer dryer combo is becoming an increasingly popular appliance within the kitchen. It is designed to fit into a small space than that taken up by a separate washing machine and dryer sat side by side. With a combination washer and dryer you wash and dry your clothes within the same machine. A washer dryer combo is a single appliance that does the job of two. This can save a lot of time and effort as all you need to do is drop your dirty clothes into the machine, turn the switch and remove clean and dry clothes a short amount of time later.

Washer and dryer combo's are very popular in the Far East and Europe where space is a premium and therefore apartments and living areas are much smaller. Compact laundry appliances were designed to fit into these small spaces. Some washer dryer units are also portable which gives even greater choice in their placement within the kitchen or laundry. It was often thought that the combination unit was more fragile than their separate counterparts. However, this idea is untrue.

There are a couple of disadvantages to the combination appliances. They are often more expensive than the separate machines. hey are often non-vented when it comes to drying. Therefore, the receptacle for the condensed water needs to be emptied regularly. he drying part of the cycle often takes longer than with a separate drying machine. This can also result in the use of more energy and therefore be slightly less cost efficient.

Standard combination models come in two sizes which are 24 inches or 27 inches wide. These measurements translate to loads of anywhere between 11 to 22 pounds of items. Set up of a washer dryer combo requires access to a faucet with cold water supply and to a means of drainage. As mentioned earlier most combination units come as a non-vented model. However, it is possible to purchase a vented model if you have means of venting the machine to the outside world.

Although combination machines have some disadvantages over their separate items the advantage of being able to slot into a small place often far outweighs them. This is making them more popular and a great alternative.

Source by Ray T Jones