2 Washer dryers
If you can’t put together clothes washing and drying or if you live in a cold city, with a lot of smog (where you can’t hang out the laundry because it’d be unhealthy) and you don’t have enough space to put a washing machine and a drier, then you need a washer dryer! This useful appliance performs both operations: it has a washing cycle and also a drying cycle. The first models appeared in the United States during the ‘50s but didn’t gain a lot of popularity. It was only ten years later that it arrived in Europe but it would take twenty more years to see it become popular.
Let’s have at look on how it works. Once the washing cycle has finished (identical to the normal washing machine cycle) you can only put half of the laundry to dry so you’ll need to unload half of it. This is a negative point since you’ll have to perform two drying cycles. Once you start the drying cycle, cold water will fill up the tumbler which will make warm air condense thus drying the clothes. Water and vapor are then pumped away by the same pump that empties the machine during the washing cycle.
You’ll need to pay attention to the energy efficiency label on the washer-dryer as well. Choose the A class models to keep your energy bill under control.