POINTS TO CONSIDER:
If you’re planning to place your washer and dryer near a bedroom or family room, opt for less-noisy models and those that let you silence those startling end-of-cycle buzzers. Don’t pay for extras you don’t need — a zillion fancy cycles may sound great, but you probably don’t actually need all of them, or you can replicate them using standard settings. Besides, many users complain that the “smart” features are the things that frequently break down. If you do opt for any fancy features, consider a moisture sensor and a steam cycle, but keep in mind that steam cycle capability requires a water hookup.
Also, think about size. Go for a dryer that has roughly twice the capacity of your washing machine. Don’t be misled by marketing that says a dryer is “extra large” because this definition varies by brand.