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Check Out Our 6 Best Budget Washer and Dryer Sets

by Ann Ferguson

Shopping for laundry appliances is not necessarily everyone’s idea of great fun. With tons of specs, finishes, features, and brand names to consider, this task can be extremely overwhelming. Price points can also be painful to look at if budget is a constraint, but to help pare the search down to affordable options that don’t lose out on important features or capacities, we’ve compiled a list of our 6 best budget washer and dryer sets.

large capacity Samsung White Laundry Pair in sunlit laundry room

At a Glance:

Best Overall: LG White Front Load Laundry Pair

Best Value: Maytag White Laundry Pair

Best Large Capacity: Samsung White Laundry Pair

Best Samsung: Samsung White Laundry Pair

Best Maytag: Maytag White Laundry Pair

Best GE: GE White Laundry Pair

How to Pick a Budget Washer and Dryer Set

When shopping for a budget pick, the top factor is the price range. Making sure to shop at a price point in line with your budget while avoiding disappointment can be a tricky task; however, some higher-end appliances can fall into a more affordable category with the use of deals and promotions. Shop around to find the best rate, look for active rebates, and take advantage of seasonal and holiday sales like Labor Day discounts and Black Friday deals.

Price point aside, it is just as important to assess the specifications of the appliance. For instance, buyers should ensure that both the washer and the dryer have a large enough capacity to handle the regular laundry loads of the house. Depending on your preferences, it might also be critical to note product features like sensor drying options, agitator versus no agitator, and deep fill.

The Best Budget Washer and Dryer Sets: Our Top 6

These options all have large capacities over 4.0 cubic feet for washers and 7.0 cubic feet for dryers, boasting great features that will get clothes clean and perfectly dry every time.

1. Best Overall: LG White Front Load Laundry Pair (LGLAUDLE3400W)

LG White Front Load Laundry Pair

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Our pick for the best budget washer and dryer set goes to this LG pair. Ultra-large capacity in each machine means more laundry loads per load, ultimately leading to less time spent doing laundry. A smart wash experience and sensor drying technology make this set advanced enough to pristine results every time.

Washer Features:

  • 4.5 cu. ft. ultra-large capacity
  • 6Motion™ Technology
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • LG SideKick™ compatible

Dryer Features:

  • 7.4 cu. ft. ultra-large capacity
  • Sensor Dry
  • FlowSense™ duct clogging indicator
  • Aluminized alloy steel drum
  • LoDecibel™ quiet operation

2. Best Value: Maytag White Laundry Pair (MALAUMVWC565FW)

Maytag White Laundry Pair

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At the lowest price point on our list, this Maytag washer and dryer is our choice for the best-value buy. This washer and dryer set doesn’t lose anything in terms of features and performance just because it is less expensive. In fact, it is equipped with technology like IntelliDry™ and optimized airflow, which give this pair exceptional drying capabilities. As the best-valued budget pick, this laundry bundle does not take up too much space without sacrificing load capacity, leaving room for big loads of laundry and larger items like comforters.

MSRP: $1,548

Washer Features:

  • Extra-large 4.2 cu. ft. capacity
  • PowerWash® agitator deep cleans using a unique agitating action
  • Deep Water Wash option adds additional water to accommodate extra-large loads
  • Auto Sensing option intuitively adjusts water levels for each wash

Dryer Features:

  • Large 7.0 cu. ft. capacity
  • Wrinkle Control Option
  • Heavy-Duty motor
  • IntelliDry® Sensor

3. Best Large Capacity: Samsung White Laundry Pair (SALAUDVE50R5400W)

 Samsung White Laundry Pair

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This Samsung washer and dryer boast the largest capacities on our budget list, making this set ideal for families that produce a lot of laundry, washing large items like comforters and rugs, and cutting down on the number of required loads. Beyond its voluminous capacity, this laundry pair has premium features like Active WaterJet and Steam Sanitize+ to make laundry day easier and more efficient. A unique glass-front dryer door gives you a peek at the clothes as they tumble dry, and a single knob control avoids cluttering the look and simplifies the process of selecting a cycle.

MSRP: $1,898

Washer Features:

  • 5.0 cu. ft. capacity
  • Super Speed
  • Active WaterJet
  • Deep Fill
  • EZ Access tub

Dryer Features:

  • 7.4 cu. ft. capacity
  • Steam Sanitize+
  • Sensor Dry
  • 12 preset drying cycles
  • Smart Care

4. Best Samsung: Samsung White Laundry Pair (SALAUDVE45T3400W)

 Samsung White Laundry Pair

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Samsung is a big name in the game, and this budget washer and dryer live up to the high expectations we’ve come to have with the brand. With features like the ActiveWave agitator, this washer and dryer set reduces noise and hassle during the laundry process. A built-in washer faucet and ten preset drying cycles round out the features list for this laundry pair.

MSRP: $1,598

Washer Features:

  • Large 4.4 cu. ft. capacity
  • ActiveWave™ agitator
  • Built-in water faucet
  • Innovative Vibration Reduction Technology+

Dryer Featuers:

  • Large 7.4 cu. ft. capacity
  • Sensor Dry
  • Reversible dryer door
  • Smart Care

5. Best Maytag: Maytag White Laundry Pair (MALAUMGDC465HW2)

Maytag White Laundry Pair

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Maytag appliances are built to last, making this affordable washer and dryer a great investment. Simple design results in easy-to-use top controls, a clean look, and a seamless laundry experience. Pairing simplicity with great features and an affordable price makes this laundry bundle a great budget pick. Case in point: The PowerWash® agitator deep cleans with a unique action, while deep water wash adds additional water to accommodate large loads. Plus, the dryer boasts a large capacity, a wrinkle control option, and a heavy-duty motor to handle even the toughest laundry.

MSRP: $1,648

Washer Features:

  • Extra-large 4.2 cu. ft. capacity
  • PowerWash® agitator
  • Deep Water Wash option
  • Auto Sensing intuitively adjusts water levels

Dryer Features:

  • Large 7.0 cu. ft. capacity
  • Wrinkle Control option
  • Heavy-duty motor
  • IntelliDry® sensor

6. Best GE: GE White Laundry Pair (GELAUGTD45EASJWS)

GE White Laundry Pair

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This GE washer and dryer set combines a top load washer and a front load electric dryer into a great budget-friendly bundle. Shiny silver knobs and a clean white finish allow this pair to seamlessly blend into any space. Not only that but improved rinsing capabilities also give clothes an extra clean in the wash cycle, while upgraded venting and a water sensor ensure they come out perfectly dry.

MSRP: $1,558

Washer Features:

  • 4.6 cu. ft. capacity
  • Deep Rinse
  • 2nd Rinse
  • Efficient infuser
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified

Dryer Features:

  • 7.2 cu. ft. capacity
  • HE Sensor Dry
  • Up To 120 ft. venting capability
  • Extended Tumble
  • End-of-Cycle signal

Shop Budget Washers and Dryers at East Coast Appliance

East Coast Appliance is The Discount King. You can find all your standard appliances, great accessories, and the best brand names in one place. We know budgets are important, so we stock a wide variety of the best budget washers and dryers. Shop laundry pairs online or visit us today at one of our 10 appliance showrooms in Virginia, including locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Richmond!

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