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Laundry Appliances Buying Guide

by Diana Lamirand

Washers and dryers add convenience to our lives we often take for granted. Washing school uniforms, work clothes and all of those baby items are simply a part of our daily or weekly routine, and we expect these hard-working laundry appliances to perform perfectly every time.

What happens when your washer and dryer conks out? Total chaos. If you’ve ever lugged a load of damp, half-washed clothes to the local laundromat, you know exactly what we mean. 

Avoid the mayhem of laundry piling up all over your house by replacing your old appliances today with a high-performing and highly efficient washer and dryer from Big Sandy Superstore. If you’ve ever searched online for “superstore near me,” you know Big Sandy offers the best selection of laundry pairs and appliance packages, featuring the latest styles, brands and smart features.

To help you choose the right washer and dryer to meet your family’s laundry demands, our team of product experts compiled this handy Laundry Appliances Buying Guide for your easy reference.

If you prefer to shop online, visit our Laundry Appliances page to take a 3D tour of our Big Sandy showroom or take an interactive quiz to see which washer and dryer best fits your needs. Ready to visit one of our 18 showrooms in Ohio, Kentucky or West Virginia? Call our product specialists at 888-610-2449 to learn more about the appliances available and on special in your area.

Best Prices for Washer and Dryer Pairs

Got a budget in mind for buying a new washer and dryer? Take advantage of Big Sandy’s fair prices, promotional discounts, and robust manufacturer rebates by shopping our laundry pairs and stackable washers and dryers for the best value.

Our prices for laundry pairs range from $699 for a basic Amana Top-Load Laundry Pair to $2,999 for the LG 29-inch-wide Mega Capacity Laundry Pair. The stacked washers and dryers range from $1,098 for the all-electric GE Unitized Spacemaker Stack Laundry-White On White, to $3,159 for the high-performance Speed Queen Washer and Gas Dryer White Stack.

In general, laundry sets with top-load, smaller-capacity washing machines, and dryers electric cost less than high-tech, gas-powered models with more features.

Washer and Dryer Designed for Big Loads or Small Loads

How do you plan to use your new washer and dryer? Whether you have a houseful of kids with constantly overflowing laundry baskets, or you just want to keep your professional wardrobe looking good and wrinkle-free, Big Sandy offers all styles of washers and dryers to handle big loads, small loads, and everything in-between.

Choose from large-capacity washers that can fit a king-size comforter to compact washing machines designed to save time and space. Our washers range from the smallest 21-inch-wide version to the larger 30-inch-wide washer models, and with tub capacity ranging from 1.6 cubic feet up to 6.5 cubic feet.

Want to wash a large load and a small load at the same time? Did you even know that was possible? Talk about a time saver! Be sure to check out our Laundry Accessories page and this LG SideKick™ 27" White Pedestal Washer. This “mighty mini” is specially designed to care for your small, custom-care laundry loads while handling larger loads in the main tub at the same time. We also offer basic pedestals to raise front-load washers and dryers, with various storage options for laundry supplies.

Make laundry day a breeze and get your family’s clothes dry the first time with one of our high-performing electric or gas dryers. Prices range from $209 for a compact, 24-inch-wide, 2.6-cubic-feet electric dryer with 3 drying cycles, to $1,529 for the high-tech Samsung 9.5-cubic-feet Black Front Load Gas Dryer, which allows you to dry up to four laundry baskets in a single load. 

Get to Know Your Laundry Appliance Style

Take our interactive quiz at to determine which washers and dryers best meet your family’s needs when it comes to keeping clothes fresh and clean. Most of our manufacturers offer two main styles: top-loading or front-loading.

While the front-load washers tend to cost a bit more, they also offer a larger tub space (no agitator to get in the way), use less water per washing cycle, and offer more advanced, energy-efficient features and more effective washing cycles. The front-load washers also provide easy accessibility for older homeowners and those with mobility issues.

Big Sandy shoppers also love the simplicity and price points of our top-load washing machines. We offer a wide variety, from the $399.99 Amana 3.5-cubic-feet White Top-Load Washer for smaller, budget-conscious families, to the $1,499.99 LG Top Load Washer-Graphite Steel for larger families who need to get laundry done fast.

Modern Laundry Features for Busy Families

Willing to pay a little more for modern, high-tech features to help you save time and get your clothes cleaner? Consider these modern laundry features, many of which now come standard in a wide variety of models at Big Sandy Superstore.

  • Built-in sinks are great for busy families who want to pre-treat stains, hand wash delicates or do a quick rinse before the regular load.
  • Pedestal Washers give you options for running a quick, small load and a larger load at the same time.
  • Dryers with Multi-Steam™ technology reduce and remove wrinkles, odors, bacteria and static.
  • SmartDiagnosis™ technology allows you to troubleshoot issues straight from select smartphones, or monitor your laundry remotely.
  • TurboSteam® technology lets you refresh fabrics and reduce wrinkles in half the time of other steam settings.
  • TurboWash® technology shortens the wash cycle by up to 30 minutes, by cleverly combining 2 cycles into one: rinse and spin.
  • Dedicated pods dispensers draw those popular laundry pods into a reservoir so they fully dissolve before gunking up your washing machine.