Washer Dryer Buying Guide

Picking the right washer and dryer

Whether you're doing laundry for one, two or many, we have washers and dryers designed for every size load. Let our buying guide help you make the right selection.

Washer and Dryer

Choosing the right size

Compact to Medium, Best for 1-3 people Fits about 7 jeans  COMPACT TO MEDIUM 3-4 cu. ft.
  Best for 1-3 people
  Fits about 7 jeans
Compact to Medium, Best for 1-3 people Fits about 7 jeans  LARGE 4-5 cu. ft.
  Best for 4-6 people
  Fits about 11 jeans
Compact to Medium, Best for 1-3 people Fits about 7 jeans  EXTRA LARGE 5+ cu. ft.
  Best for 6+ people
  Fits about 13 jeans
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Measuring your space

If you’ve already found the washer and dryer that you want but are wondering if it will fit into your home, follow these tips to make sure you have enough room:

When looking at washer and dryer specs,
you’ll see the Width X Height X Depth dimensions. Here’s how to measure for those specs so you can make sure that the set that you’re shopping for will fit in your space.

Where do you put your washer and dryer?
Look for the dryer vent outlet and the water supply line to find the space in your home designed to store your washer and dryer.

Make sure you leave some free space
Leave 1”-3” on the sides, at least 4”-6” at the back and, for top load washers, at least 20” for door clearance.

Getting the washer and dryer inside
Remember to check out how you’ll be bringing the washer and dryer in. Look for sharp corners, narrow doorways, and anything else that might get in the way on delivery day.

Picking the right washer

The type of washer you choose is often based on space and personal preference. Looking to use less water and energy? Check out our high efficiency washers. Need more room? Try a front load washer. At Aaron's, we make sure we have options so you can find the one that’s right for you.

Top Load Washer

Top Load

With faster wash and rinse cycles, you can spend more time enjoying the things that matter most. Top loaders are usually your least expensive washing machine option.


  • Shorter wash cycles
  • Ability to add items mid-cycle
  • Often most cost-efficient option

  • CONS

  • Unable to stack
  • Potentially more expensive utilities
  • Typically has less features and settings

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    Front Load Washer

    Front Load

    If you’ve got a big family, you’ll love the large capacity of front load washing machines. Plus, their superior washing performance means that they can be gentler on clothes and cost less per load.


  • Typically uses less water per cycle
  • Higher capacity
  • Reversible doors
  • Option for pedestal to raise the washer and offer convenient storage

  • CONS

  • Requires bending to load and unload
  • Tends to vibrate more

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