The Best Compact Washer and Dryer for a Small Apartment

Living in New York City, I never thought I’d have a washer dryer in my apartment.


StephanieMay 7, 2018 - 2:20 pm

This is SO helpful! I’ll be getting married soon, and on our income we won’t be able to afford more than a tiny apartment. Knowing which washer and dryer to get is super necessary. Thanks for sharing!

SherMay 7, 2018 - 2:26 pm

No problem! So glad it’s helpful, I couldn’t find anyone’s personal experience when we were installing ours!

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John HineMarch 27, 2019 - 11:55 pm

I’m hoping that you can recommend a stackable Washer and Dryer to fit into a Parisian apartment. There is adequate space where they will eventually sit, but to get there, they must pass through two doorways with a maximum width of 22-3/4 inches if I take the doors off their hinges.
Any suggestions would be most greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
J M Hine

SherMarch 28, 2019 - 1:13 am

Hi John, Ooh a Paris apartment sounds like a dream. I’m sorry, I don’t know any smaller washer dryers but if you’re in Europe you probably have access to more European brands and small size appliances than we do in the US.

You might have to just widen the doorways, and then re-patch (we did this in the kitchen to match a half wall to the counter depth), or perhaps you can air lift the appliance in through the windows?

PreetiMarch 30, 2019 - 7:34 pm

I am looking at the Samsung 24 inch washer/vented dryer. But I could modify my closet to fit a 27 inch LG washer/dryer. It would stick out a couple inches. I am worried about the reliability of the compact units since there are not as many of them sold. I used to have a 3.1 cu ft washer and it worked great. I think the 2.2 cu ft unit may be too small. Any thoughts?

margieJuly 20, 2019 - 1:14 pm

I bought the Bosch Stackable Washer and dryer and it was the worst purchase of my life. The washer leaked water after less than twenty loads and caused water damage. Needless to say, the washer went to the landfill. The Bosch customer service is a waste of time.

SherJuly 20, 2019 - 11:29 pm

Hi Margie – Hm, who did you purchase it from and did they do the install? It sounds like the washer may have been set up incorrectly. I can see why you’d be upset – leaking water is my worst nightmare since I live in an apartment building. I don’t know what I’d do if there was water damage! I used Bosch’s repair service and found it OK, but appreciate the you sharing your experience.

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