Size and Dimensions
One of the main reasons to choose a washer dryer is to save space. Even so, you should still check if it will fit where you want it.
Fortunately, washer dryer dimensions are fairly standardised, and the exact measurements will be stated in the manufacturer’s specifications.
Most washer dryers are around the same height – 85 cm. This means that they’ll comfortably fit under most kitchen worktops.
Integrated washer dryers tend to be a bit shorter, around 82 cm in height. However, as they’re designed to be built into your kitchen, you’re unlikely to get much benefit from this.
Standard appliances are about 60 cm wide. 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 free space under your surfaces, it’s likely a washer dryer will fit.
Washer dryer dimensions are fairly standardised.
Washer dryer sizes vary most in terms of depth.
Often, this is linked to capacity – a larger drum size can mean a deeper appliance. Likewise, styling – such as a curvy design – can make the machine deeper than expected. Washer dryers range from around 50 cm to 65 cm deep.
Bear in mind that having more space behind your washer dryer can make installing it more manageable. If you have a galley kitchen or small utility room, you’ll also want to make sure it doesn’t stick out too far. And, you should allow enough space for the hoses which are connected to the back of the appliance, and for the door to be opened comfortably.
More space behind your washer dryer can make installing it more manageable.
Washer dryers range from around 50 cm to 65 cm deep.
COMPACT WASHER DRYERS
A compact washer dryer – one that is significantly smaller than a regular model – does not 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 are camping and caravanning versions, which you’re unlikely to use very often.