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Compare the 10 Best Washer DryersFebruary 2018(Last Updated 16 February 2018)

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The best washer dryers on the market, mixing the advantages of washing machines and tumblers
Compare top brands including Indesit, AEG and Hotpoint
Independent & impartial evaluation of every washer dryer based on features, reviews and price
To Find the Best Washer Dryers We Impartially Analysed: 913 Washer Dryer Models 3,020 Washer Dryer Reviews 2,830 Washer Dryer Prices
To Find the Best Washer Dryers We Impartially Analysed:
913 Washer Dryer Models
3,020 Washer Dryer Reviews
2,830 Washer Dryer Prices
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Price
Washing Capacity
Drying Capacity
Running Cost
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#1

88

Samsung WD80J5410A

8 Reviews
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£549.99

Electrical Experience
8kg
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6kg
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£590
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
The highest scoring washing dryer for small families around, with very good features and a good price
#2

87

AEG L7WEE961

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£799.00

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9kg
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6kg
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£580
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
A powerful and recently released 9kg capacity washer dryer, with a good price and very low running costs
#3

87

AEG L8WE86605

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£1,402.85

eBay
10kg
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6kg
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£610
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
A powerful and new 6kg drying capacity washer dryer, with a fair price and one of the largest washing capacities on the market
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#4

86

Samsung WD80K5410O

27 Reviews
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£550.00

eBay
8kg
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6kg
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£590
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
A positively reviewed and best selling 8kg capacity washer dryer, with very good features and a recent release date
#5

86

AEG L8WEC166

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£969.00

Appliance City
10kg
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6kg
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£270
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A high-quality and spectacularly economical to run 6kg drying capacity washer dryer, with a good price and an enormous 10kg washing capacity
#6

86

AEG L9WEC169K

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£1,195.29

Amazon UK
10kg
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6kg
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£700
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
A fully featured and newly released 6kg drying capacity washer dryer, with very low running costs and a giant 10kg washing capacity
#7

85

AEG L7WEE861

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£729.00

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8kg
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6kg
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£610
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
A newly released and fully loaded 8kg capacity washer dryer, with very low running costs
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#8

85

LG F4J8JH2W

4 Reviews
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£705.00

eBay
10.5kg
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7kg
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£760
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
A recently released and top-rated 7kg capacity washer dryer, with very low running costs and an enormous 10.5kg drying capacity
#9

85

AEG L9WBC61B

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£2,530.04

Amazon UK
10kg
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6kg
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£980
Over 10 years
Sep 2017
A powerful and new 6kg drying capacity washer dryer, with very low running costs and one of the largest washing capacities available
#10

85

AEG L7WEC166R

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£789.99

eBay
10kg
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6kg
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£630
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A very economical to run and high-quality 6kg drying capacity washer dryer
Vouchers 1
#11

85

Hotpoint RD 1076 JD

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£438.97

Appliances Direct
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7kg
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£360
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A best selling and astoundingly economical to run washer dryer, with features and a huge 10kg washing capacity
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#12

84

Zanussi ZWD91683NW

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£549.99

eBay
9kg
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6kg
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£330
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A top-quality and staggeringly economical to run 6kg drying capacity washer dryer
#13

84

AEG L77695NWD

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£639.99

eBay
9kg
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6kg
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£330
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A massive washing capacity and economical to run 6kg drying capacity washer dryer, with features
Vouchers 2
#14

84

AEG L7WEE965

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£529.00

eBay
9kg
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6kg
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£580
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A powerful and very economical to run 9kg capacity washer dryer
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#15

84

Hoover 686ACB

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£429.99

Currys
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6kg
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£380
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A top of the range and phenomenally economical to run 8kg capacity washer dryer
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#16

84

AEG L87695NWD

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£459.99

eBay
9kg
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6kg
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£640
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A powerful and very economical to run 9kg capacity washer dryer
Save 14%
#17

83

Hoover 496AF

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£419.99

Currys
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6kg
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£370
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A fully loaded and astoundingly economical to run 9kg capacity washer dryer
#18

83

Indesit IWDD7123

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£303.00

Boots Kitchen Appliances
7kg
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5kg
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£160
Over 10 years
Dec 2012
The cheapest washer-dryer for individuals or couples around, with good features
Vouchers 2
#19

83

Samsung WD90J6410A

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£594.97

Power Direct
9kg
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6kg
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£670
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A fully featured and top-rated 9kg capacity washer dryer, with very low running costs
#20

83

Electrolux EWW1698MDW

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£1,100.39

Amazon UK
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6kg
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£640
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
A high-quality and very economical to run 9kg capacity washer dryer

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What Are The Best Washer Dryer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every washer dryer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated washer dryer brand is Indesit with an average rating of 77%. Compare all award winning washer dryers.

Logo Brand Number of Washer Dryers Price Range Average Rating
Indesit Washer Dryers 21 £220 - £529 77%
Other Washer Dryer Brands 151 £87 - £2,530

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Siemens
WD14H420
£499.00
£300 cheaper
Better energy
efficiency
rating
1.5kg larger
drying capacity
VS
Siemens
IQ300
£799.00
Cheaper to run
by £124 over
five years
Indesit
IWDC6105
£370.00
£335 cheaper
to run over
five years
VS
Indesit
IWDC6125
£249.00
£121 cheaper
20% larger
drying capacity
Siemens
WD15G421GB
£499.99
£2,030 cheaper
£715 cheaper
to run over
five years
Better brand
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L9WBC61B
£2,530.04
Larger drying
capacity
Larger washing
capacity
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WD12F9C9U4W
£747.99
£241 cheaper
34% cheaper to
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£989.00
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FH4U2TDH1N
£599.00
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£510.15
£89 cheaper
Better brand
29% larger
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£640.00
£23 cheaper
£381 cheaper
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£663.00
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£449.99
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£379.99
£70 cheaper
12% larger
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£299.99
46% cheaper to
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£299.00
Superior energy
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rating
Samsung
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£550.00
£419 cheaper
Better brand
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£969.00
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Larger washing
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£579.99
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£320.00
£260 cheaper
37% cheaper to
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£510.15
£40 cheaper
1kg larger
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Larger washing
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WD80K5410O
£550.00
25% cheaper to
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£320.00
Better energy
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£269.00
£51 cheaper
20% cheaper to
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£475.00
£314 cheaper
£192 cheaper
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£789.00
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Hotpoint
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£349.00
£41 cheaper
£351 cheaper
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24% larger
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£389.99
Larger drying
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WDIX8543100
£289.00
£81 cheaper
£396 cheaper
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FWD8614
£369.99
Larger drying
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Belling
FWD8614
£369.99
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Larger drying
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£269.00
£101 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £251 over
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Samsung
WD90J6410A
£594.97
12% larger
washing
capacity
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Samsung
WD80K5410O
£550.00
£45 cheaper
£74 cheaper to
run over five
years
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WWDC 9716
£510.15
Better brand
A lot larger
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Larger washing
capacity
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WDIX8543100
£289.00
£221 cheaper
64% cheaper to
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WVH28422
£475.00
£5 cheaper
Marginally
better user
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Cheaper to run
by £408 over
five years
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WVG30461GB
£479.99
More popular
1kg larger
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Larger washing
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Samsung
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£550.00
£150 cheaper
Better brand
Energy
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rating is
superior
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£699.99
15% cheaper to
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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 benefit of faster spin speed?
AFaster spin speeds mean that the water will be removed from the clothing faster and more efficiently.
QWhat is a load balancing system?
AA load balancing system helps to spread the clothes evenly around the drum of the washer-dryer, rather than have them all bunch in a single place. This helps keep the machine more stable while in the spin cycle.
QWhy do washer-dryers have a different washing and drying capacity?
ABecause the washing expands when it's being dried, washer-dryers can normally hold fewer clothes when on a drying cycle. For this reason it's generally better not to pack the washer-dryer too full, otherwise you'll have to dry the clothes in batches.

Washer Dryer Buying Guide

Washer Dryers, as the name suggest, combine both washing machine and tumble dryers into a single appliance. They tend to be smaller and be less effective than individual washers and dryers, but the saving in space is a massive advantage if you have limited space for large appliances.

Washer dryers can be used individually for either washing or drying clothes, or a single mode can do the entire cycle, moving seamlessly from washing to drying. This can be a timesaver if you only run a single load of clothing at once, since you won’t have to swap between several machines.

We have both freestanding and integrated washer dryers on our website. An integrated washer dryer is one that can be installed into it’s own section in your kitchen, often hidden behind a door so that it blends in with the rest of the cupboards.

While they provide a significantly nicer and more coherent design for your kitchen, integrated machines are substantially more expensive than the freestanding alternatives.

Programs

Most models of washer dryers will have some form of automatic drying program, which will use sensors to determine when the clothes have been sufficiently dried. This can help save money by keeping cycle times no longer than they need to be. More advanced models may also have an additional ‘iron-dry’ program, which leaves clothes damp enough to make ironing easier.

An 'anti-crease’ function is a typical mode of washer dryers - this periodically rotates the clothes in the drum once they have finished drying, in order to minimise creasing.

Lastly, models may also have specialist washing/drying programs for delicate clothes and fabrics - using these can help prevent damage or undue wear to your clothes. This also extends to the spin speed - most models of washer dryer will have variable spin speeds, dictating how fast the drum rotates. Certain delicate fabrics may have a maximum speed they can be spun at to prevent accidental damage. On the other hand, extremely soiled clothes may need far faster spin speeds to properly remove all the dirt from them.

Capacity

The capacity of the drum in a washer dryer will determine how many clothes can be cleaned in a single cycle. We measure drum capacity in kilograms (Kg), with a single Kg being roughly equivalent to a single outfit. Bigger washer dryers have larger capacities, which may be necessary for families - single people and couples may find it far cheaper and more energy efficient to buy a smaller appliance.

Please note that as a rule washer dryers have a smaller maximum capacity for drying clothes than they do for drying them. This is because drying clothes requires a larger airflow through the drum to dry effectively, meaning less space for clothes.

Noise Level

Noise levels for our appliances are measured in Db - most washer dryers fall between 60-70db, which is generally slightly quieter than the noise of a vacuum cleaner running. While washer dryers generally don’t cause enough noise to be troublesome, if you live in a thin-walled apartment or tend to run washing overnight, it may be worth investing in an extra-quiet machine.

All our washer dryers are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used per cycle, and the cheaper the appliance will be to run. Look for a machine graded A+ or above or the best efficiency in daily use.

Washer Dryer Retailers, Prices and Features

Washer Dryer Prices

Washer dryers range in price from £219 to £2,036 and in total we found prices for 187 washer dryers. The average price of a new washer dryer is £588 and 80% of washer dryers are priced between £300 and £906. The Candy GO W 465 is the most expensive washer dryer that we found at £2,035, and the Indesit IDC75 (EU) is the cheapest at only £220.

Washer Dryer Brands - Price Range

The highest average washer dryer price out of all brands is Miele washer dryers with an average price of £1,715. Miele washer dryers range in price from £1,550 to £1,999.

Fagor washer dryers start at £1,106 and their most expensive washer dryer costs £1,106. The second highest average washer dryer price out of all brands is Fagor washer dryers with an average price of £1,106.

Bosch washer dryers range in price from £480 to £1,894, and the average price of Bosch washer dryers is £860 which is the third highest average price of all washer dryer brands.

Washer Dryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 11 expert reviews and 2,893 user reviews for washer dryers available online and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of washer dryer. The top three washer dryer brands are Miele, Candy and Hoover. Miele has an average rating of 94%, Candy has an average rating of 89% and Hoover has an average rating of 88%.

Biggest Washer Dryer Retailers

The biggest washer dryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 102 current washer dryer offers from eBay. The second biggest washer dryer retailer is Currys with 70 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Currys when it comes to washer dryers. Amazon UK is the third biggest retailer with 57 current offers.

When Are Most New Washer Dryers Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any prominent trend in the release month for new washer dryers. The biggest month in 2017 for new washer dryer releases was October, with 27 new washer dryers released that month. 19 new washer dryers were released in January 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new washer dryer releases. In 2015 most new washer dryers were released in July, with 49 new washer dryers released that month.

How Fast Do Washer Dryer Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, washer dryers drop in price by 3%. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £15 on a typical £588 new washer dryer by waiting 6 months before buying.

Washing Capacities

The amount of clothes that the washer dryer drum can hold during its washing cycle.

Comparing all washer dryers, the washing capacities range from 3.4kg to 17kg. The washing capacities of most washer dryers range from 6.8kg to 7.6kg. The SamsungWF431ABP has the largest washing capacity. This washer dryer is a 17kg capacity washer dryer and sells for £1,759.99. The washer dryer with the smallest washing capacity is the SamsungWF431ABP, which is a 5kg capacity washer dryer and sells for £1,595.00.

A bigger drum capacity means that the washing machine can hold more clothes at once.

Drying Capacities

The total amount of clothes that can be put in the tumble dryer or washer/dryer in a single dry.

The drying capacities of washer dryers range from 1.4kg to 17kg. The drying capacities of most washer dryers range from 5.7kg to 6.4kg. The SamsungWF431ABP, which is available at £1,759.99, has the largest drying capacity and is a 14kg drying capacity washer dryer. The SamsungWF431ABP, which can be purchased for £799.00, has the smallest drying capacity and is a 2.5kg drying capacity washer dryer.

A bigger drum capacity means that the washing machine can hold more clothes at once.

Energy Efficiency of Washer Dryers

The Energy Efficiency Class of a washer dryer shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

The most common energy efficiency rating amongst new washer dryers is A+++. We found 340 washer dryers that have an energy efficiency rating of A+++. The second most common energy efficiency rating amongst new washer dryers is A. We found 143 washer dryers that have an energy efficiency rating of A.

A washer dryer with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Biggest Washer Dryer Retailers

The biggest washer dryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 102 current washer dryer offers from eBay. The second biggest washer dryer retailer is Currys with 70 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Currys when it comes to washer dryers. Amazon UK is the third biggest retailer with 57 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Washer Dryers?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest washer dryer prices (found to be cheapest for 64 washer dryers).

Proportion of Washer Dryers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 62.7% of its washer dryers, eBay is most frequently the cheapest washer dryer retailer.