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Samsung WW80J5555FA

831 Reviews

£329.00

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£810
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Bosch Serie 6 WAT28371GB

635 Reviews

£399.00

9kg
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49dB
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1,400 RPM
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£900
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May 2018
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Bosch Serie 4 WAN28201GB

189 Reviews
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£357.00

8kg
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55dB
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1,400 RPM
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£910
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Samsung WW90K5413UX

373 Reviews
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£449.00

9kg
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53dB
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£760
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
#5

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Haier HW80B14636

182 Reviews

£348.99

8kg
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67dB
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1,400 RPM
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£790
Over 10 years
May 2017
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AEG L6FBI841N

52 Reviews

£329.99

8kg
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50dB
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1,400 RPM
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£850
Over 10 years
Oct 2018
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Candy GVS169DC3

932 Reviews

£229.00

9kg
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60dB
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1,600 RPM
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£1,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
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Candy CBWM916D

49 Reviews

£349.00

9kg
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48dB
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1,600 RPM
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£930
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Jul 2016
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Hoover DXOA68C3R

477 Reviews

£269.00

8kg
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61dB
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1,600 RPM
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£950
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Dec 2016
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Hotpoint WMBF944P

23 Reviews

£254.39

9kg
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53dB
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1,400 RPM
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£1,100
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
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Indesit EWD81482W

894 Reviews

£229.00

8kg
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1,400 RPM
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£1,000
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Jul 2016
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Hoover AWMPD69LHO7

8 Reviews

£409.00

9kg
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51dB
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1,600 RPM
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£820
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Jan 2017
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Samsung WW90J5456MW

466 Reviews

£389.00

9kg
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74dB
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1,400 RPM
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£760
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
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Bosch WAN28150GB

737 Reviews

£379.00

8kg
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54dB
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1,400 RPM
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£900
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Jul 2016
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Hotpoint WMAOD944P

350 Reviews

£279.00

9kg
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54dB
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1,400 RPM
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£1,000
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Jul 2016
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Hotpoint WMAOD844P

622 Reviews

£249.00

8kg
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1,400 RPM
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£980
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Jul 2016
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Hotpoint NM10944WW

18 Reviews

£283.17

9kg
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54dB
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1,400 RPM
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£1,000
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Hotpoint NM10844GS

27 Reviews

£258.97

8kg
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54dB
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1,400 RPM
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£980
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Candy BWM149PH7B

80 Reviews

£330.00

9kg
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£820
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Hotpoint WMBF844P

9 Reviews

£229.97

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£980
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QHow much is a kilogram of laundry when measuring capacity?
A1kg of washing equates to approximately a single change of clothes (for example top, jeans, underwear, socks). Therefore an 8kg washing machine will be able to hold clothing approximate to 8 'outfits'
QWhat is the average noise of a washing machine?
AOn average, washing machines make between 50-60db of noise. This means the are fairly quiet - nothing that will disrupt daily life.
QWhat is the benefit of faster spin speed?
AFaster spin speeds mean that the water will be removed from the clothing faster and more efficiently, meaning they are less damp at the end of the cycle.
QWhat is a load balancing system?
AA load balancing system helps to spread the clothes evenly around the drum of the washing machine, rather than have them all bunch in a single place. This helps keep the machine more stable while in the spin cycle.

Washing Machine Buying Guide

Washing machines come in 2 different forms - top loading or front loading. While these two forms largely do the same thing, there are some small advantages and differences between them:

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Top Loading

These washing machines tend to be older, and don’t have quite as much power, but because of this they are quieter and cheaper. Clothes are loaded into a hatch in the top of the machine - because of this they require less bending to load, which may be a boon for elderly people or those with back problems. The top-loading means that it can’t be stacked under other white goods, since you’ll need access to the top of the machine.

Front Loading

These comprise of the majority of washing machines. Clothes are loaded into a hole in the front of the machine. These machines generally are newer and have more power than top loading machines, though are also more expensive. This extra power comes with increased noise and vibration, which may be detrimental depending on where you’re going to be installing the machine. Finally, some brands of front loading machines can be stacked on top of each other, saving valuable space in flats and smaller utility rooms.

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Additionally, some washing machines come as integrated - meaning they are altered to look like a cupboard or part of the work surface. These types of machines generally cost more than a standalone model, but may be worth the expense to gain a more streamlined and design-focussed kitchen.

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Spin Speed, Noise & Vibration

Most modern washing machines will have a spin cycle that can run at the end of the wash, to remove excess water and mean the clothes dry faster. Higher spin speeds mean the clothes dry faster and more efficiently, but there is a tradeoff: higher spin speeds mean more noise and vibration from the machine while it is running.

Noise levels for washing machines are measures in Db - most washing machines fall between 60-70Db, which is generally equivalent to the noise of a vacuum cleaner running.

Vibration is harder to measure, but generally speaking the faster the spin speed, the more the machine will move around when you use it. Newer models have special technology to reduce the amount of vibration given off by the spin cycle - look for these machines if you want quieter washing cycles.

Capacity & Size Of Machine

The capacity of the drum in your washing machine will determine how many clothes you can fit in a single wash. Drum capacity is measured in Kg, with a single Kg being equivalent to a single outfit. Bigger washing machines have bigger capacities, which may be necessary for families - single people and couples may find it far cheaper and more energy efficient to buy a smaller machine.

Programs

Modern washing machines come with a variety of different programs to handle different types of clothing, levels of dirt, etc. Most machines will include programs for white and coloured washing, as well as delicates and quick cycles. More advanced machines may also have more specialist programs, with cycles catering specifically to the safe washing of woollen jumpers, pillows, jeans and even shoes. While not all of these programs may be necessary, more programs is generally a good sign of a higher-end and more capable washing machine.

All washing machines are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used per wash, and the cheaper the washing machine will be to run. Look for a machine graded at A++ or above for the best efficiency in daily use.

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