The 5 Best Smart Washer/Dryers of 2020

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The Rundown
"It can handle a full load of laundry in only 36 minutes without sacrificing cleaning power."
"A special faucet inside the washer dispenses water and detergent ideal for pre-treating."
"Ideal for apartments, townhomes, condos or rental properties."
"This GE top-loading washer and dryer is easy to use, has built-in Wi-Fi, and an integrated auto dispenser for detergent."

The best smart washing machines and dryers save you time and money by helping you do laundry efficiently, and can even allow for things like scheduling and notifying you when a load is complete. Our top choice is the Samsung High-Efficiency Front-Loading Washer at Home Depot. It can handle a fully laundry load in 356 minutes. It even has an AddWash door letting you toss in more laundry after the cycle has started.

If you're in the market for other appliances, be sure to take a look at our list of the best smart fridges. Otherwise, read on to see the best smart washing machines and dryers.

Best Overall: Samsung High-Efficiency Front-Loading Washer

Get your laundry done as quickly as possible with this smart Samsung washer and dryer (sold separately). The washer can handle a full load of laundry in only 36 minutes without sacrificing cleaning power. Forget something? Even once the cycle has started, you can use the convenient AddWash door to toss in forgotten items. With 14 wash cycles, five spin speeds, and five temperature settings, you can create truly custom wash conditions for everything from delicates to comforters. The washer’s diamond drum interior and special sensors keep loads balanced for quieter washing.

When it comes to the dryer, choose from 14 preset drying cycles, ff dryness levels and five temperature settings for the perfect results. A smart sensor automatically stops the dryer when your clothes are actually dry so you don’t waste energy or damage your clothes by drying them longer than you need to. The vent sensor sends you reminders to clean the lint trap, helping to keep the dryer running efficiently and preventing any safety issues. You can even control your washer or dryer from anywhere with Samsung’s Smart Care app that can be used on Android or iOS phones. If there’s ever a problem when you’re away from home, the app can even alert you and take you through any actions needed to solve it.

Best for Tough Stains: GE - 5.0 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle Top-Loading Washer

Does your family create tough stains every week? If so, you’re probably no stranger to pre-washing. Make this chore easier on yourself with this GE 13-cycle top-loading washer. A special faucet inside the washer dispenses water and detergent ideal for pre-treating, so your clothes are primed for stain removal before you even start the load. This washer has a built-in detergent holder that automatically dispenses the right amount for each load – talk about smart! Plus, it has a special auto-soak feature that helps dissolve even the toughest stains before the main wash, as well as a deep rinse at the end of the cycle that helps to ensure that any remaining residues will be swept away.

The Energy Star-qualified 7.4-cubic-foot GE electric dryer (sold separately) features the HE Sensor Dry setting, which detects moisture in the dryer’s drum to prevent premature shutoff, and its extended tumble setting drys clothes without heating them to prevent wrinkles and creases – less ironing for you! You can even use GE’s Wi-Fi Connect to control and monitor your laundry from anywhere with a smartphone, tablet or voice-activated device such as Alexa.

Best Budget: GE 3.8 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Washer and 5.9 Cu. Ft. 4-Cycle Dryer

Short on space? Like a skyscraper, build up, not out, to maximize the room you have with this budget-friendly GE Unitized Spacemaker. Ideal for apartments, townhomes, condos or rental properties, this 3.8-cubic-foot washer and 5.9-cubic-foot dryer combo helps you clean your clothes quickly and efficiently. Six wash and rinse settings and eleven different wash cycles give you all the control you need for temperature controlled-cleaning that is optimized based on fabric type and how much power you need to remove tough stains or extra dirt.

Four dryer cycles allow you to make the right choices based on fabric types, energy savings and how quickly you need the items dried. With GE’s ConnectPlus adapter, this set becomes Wi-Fi compatible, meaning you can use Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT to control your laundry with just the sound of your voice.

Best Top Load: GE GTW840CPNDG

The GE GTW840CPNDG is a 5.2 cu. ft. top-loading washer and dryer combo. It comes with Wi-Fi built-in, as you'd expect, allowing you to get updates on your laundry status. It also has an auto dispenser that can hold enough detergent for up to 48 loads of laundry. The top-loading nature makes it easy to handle large sheets, blankets, and other heavy loads and there's a water station feature to scrub stains and spots. Among its more interesting features is the SmartDispense system which can sense the weight and fabric type of each load, allowing it to add the right amount of detergent.

Final Verdict

The best smart washing machine and dryer to buy is the Samsung High-Efficiency Front-Loading Washer (view at Home Depot). It offers plenty of cleaning power, a fast duty cycle, and a unique AddWash door to toss in laundry after the cycle has started. As a close second, we like the GE 5.0 cu. ft. 13-Cycle Top-Loading Washer (view at Best Buy). It's a vertical stacked unit to save space, and it works great for tough stains.