What are washer and dryer pedestals?
A laundry pedestal is a stand that goes under a front load washer or dryer to raise it off of the ground and help make it easier to load and unload items. Laundry pedestals can also include a drawer that provides storage space for your detergent and other laundry supplies. Shop Whirlpool® Laundry Pedestals.
In addition to laundry pedestals both with and without built-in storage, there are also pedestal washers which have a separate washing compartment for doing smaller loads of laundry.
How tall are washer and dryer pedestals?
Washer and dryer pedestals are generally 10 to 16 inches tall. Features like the brand of pedestal, a storage drawer or separate washing function affect its height. Check out our laundry sizing guide for more tips on how to find the right size washer, dryer and pedestals for your laundry room.
Do pedestals have to be the same brand as the washer and dryer?
Similar to stackable washers and dryers, you should try to match the brand of your laundry pedestals to your washer and dryer. While some laundry pedestals might be universal, things like the pedestal’s dimensions, color/finish, weight limit and features can vary from brand to brand.
What are the pros and cons of laundry pedestals?
If you’re wondering, ‘Are washer pedestals worth it?,’ here are some of the pros and cons of a washer pedestal:
Helps make it easier to load and unload laundry
Can provide additional storage space
Pedestal washers can wash small loads separately
No additional floor space needed
Not designed for top load washers, which can be harder to reach inside when on a washer pedestal
Laundry tip: Not all pedestals include a laundry drawer. Confirm your pedestal has a pedestal drawer before purchase.
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