Size and Dimensions
One of the main reasons people choose a washer dryer instead of a separate washing machine and tumble dryer is to save space – one appliance takes up less room than two. Even so, it’s still a good idea to check whether it will fit where you want it.
Fortunately, washer dryer dimensions are fairly standard, and the exact measurements will be stated in the manufacturer’s specification.
Most washer dryers come in at around the same height – 85 cm. This means they’ll comfortably fit under most kitchen worktops.
Integrated models tend to be a bit shorter, around 82cm in height. However, as they’re built in you’re unlikely to get much benefit from this.
Standard appliances are about 60 cm wide and washer dryers are no different, usually measuring somewhere between 59.5 cm and 60 cm in width.
Kitchens are often designed to take appliances of this size, so if you have a free space under your surfaces, it’s likely a washer dryer will fit.
Depth is where you’ll get the most variation in washer dryer size.
Often, this is linked to capacity – a larger drum size can mean a deeper appliance. Likewise, styling, such as a particularly curvy design, can make the appliance deeper than expected. Washer dryers range from around 50 cm to 65 cm deep.
Bear in mind that having more space at the back can make installing your washer dryer easier. If you have a galley kitchen or small utility room, you’ll also want to make sure it doesn’t stick out too far.
More space at the back can make installing your washer dryer easier.
Compact Washer Dryers
Sadly, ‘compact washer dryers’ – i.e. ones that are significantly smaller than a regular model – don’t really exist.
You might find one that’s slightly smaller than others on the market, but it will still need the space a standard appliance would take up under your worktops.
The only exceptions we know of are camping and caravanning versions you’re unlikely to want to use very often.