Some good stackable washer and dryer units that have gained positive reviews from critics include the Whirpool Duet WFL98HEBU front-loading washer and WEL98HEBU electric dryer, both of which were ranked as among the best washer and dryer units of 2015 by 'Consumer Reports.' Other units ranked on this list include the Kennmore Elite 41472 front-loading washer and 81073 electric dryer. Both the Kennmore models and the Whirlpool models are stackable but can also be used side by side.
Other well-reviewed stackable washer and dryer pairs include the WM8500HVA front-loading washer and DLEX8500V electric dryer models from LG. Additional options include a high-efficiency Whirlpool Cabrio front-loading washer with its paired electric dryer, both of which are included in the 'Consumer Reports' list.
Some stackable washer and dryer pairs are wider than the average washer and dryer and are stackable as a means of saving space to accommodate these large machines. For example, the Samsung WF56H9100AG front-loading washer and DV56H9100EG electric dryer is a matched washer-dryer pair that are each 30 inches wide, which is 3 inches more than the average, but are designed for stacking in smaller spaces.
Not all washer and dryer pairs are stackable. Consumers should be sure to confirm that the washer and dryer models they purchase are designed with stacking capability.