What Are Washer and Dryer Pedestals?
Washer pedestals are platforms installed under a front-load washing machine to raise it off the floor. Access to laundry can be made easier if the door is brought closer to chest level. To help organize laundry items, many pedestals come with a large storage drawer.
It is also possible to add a matching dryer pedestal so that the washer and dryer are the same height and laundry can be transferred between the two appliances even easier. The pedestals for washers and dryers are an excellent solution for a number of laundry room issues. But are they a good match for you?
Explore washer and dryer pedestals from Maytag and discover your options. Or, take a look at this guide for help deciding whether to buy a washer pedestal, dryer pedestal, or both.
ARE WASHER AND DRYER PEDESTALS NECESSARY?
Pedestals are not necessary but they can be helpful to make front load laundry more easy to access. To reduce bending and stooping when loading and unloading, pedestals raise front-load machines 10–16 inches or approximately 25 to 40cm. In addition to ergonomic benefits some pedestals offer additional benefits like a storage compartment. This is again not necessary but does help keep many laundry room items well organized. Many Maytag models include a convenient storage compartment.
The pedestal for a washing machine should only be used when it is a front-loader. If you place your top-load washer on a pedestal, loading and unloading your laundry can actually become more difficult. When you use a top-load washer, you should be able to reach the bottom of the basket comfortably
WHAT IS A PEDESTAL WASHER?
You can use pedestal washers when you only have a few items, or you can wash some things separately from your main load. They have a small washing compartment built in. If a pedestal washer has its own water and drain lines, it can sometimes be used on its own. At the moment, Maytag pedestal washers do not offer this option.
SHOULD I CONSIDER WASHER AND DRYER PEDESTALS IN MY LAUNDRY ROOM?
Here are some reasons you might consider a pedestal for your dryer and washing machine.
YOU OWN FRONT-LOAD MACHINES:
The pedestals raise the side-by-side washers and dryers by up to 16 inches or 40 cm, so you can load, transfer, and remove clothing more easily
YOU DO NOT HAVE A LOT OF STORAGE PACE:
Some pedestals include storage and adding laundry pedestals won't increase your layout's square footage. They just need to be installed under your washer and dryer.
YOU WANT LESS DECLUTTER:
Surely everybody does. A pedestal that matches your washer or dryer will help you keep small items organized and tidy, such as laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and fabric softener.
How Do I Select Laundry Pedestals?
Here are some features to consider when buying laundry pedestals:
You should make sure your washer and dryer can be supported by the laundry pedestals. It's best to stay with the same brand as your appliances and find out if a matching pedestal is available. If not, ensure the dimensions of each product align and be mindful of the pedestal's weight limit.
Make sure you have enough open vertical space above your washer. This will ensure that the total height with the pedestal installed will not interfere with upper cabinets, shelving, or anything else.
Think about whether you need just a little extra height, storage, or a pedestal washer in addition to the basic pedestal.
COLOUR AND FINISH:
You can normally find washer/dryer pedestals in white, black or metallic finishes. Match the colour or finish of your appliances and laundry pedestals for a cohesive look.
Washer and dryer pedestals that are essentially raised stands will have a lower price tag. Storage drawers and compartments add to the cost, while pedestal washers are more expensive.
Ensure that you have everything you need to begin using your laundry pedestal. Maytag® washer and dryer stands come with instructions to help you install them.
EXPLORE MAYTAG® WASHER AND DRYER PEDESTALS
With pedestals for washers and dryers, your laundry room can be decluttered and everything is within easy reach. You can find pedestals to match your front load washer or dryer in a variety of colors.