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The 10 Best Washer Dryers - July 2017

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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every washer dryer on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 855 washer dryers, 394 reviews and 2,330 prices. Last updated 14 July 2017.

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#1
FH4A8FDH2N

LG FH4A8FDH2N

Trusted Reviews - Editor's Choice
Reviews
87
1 Award
Value for Money
86
Excellent
Features
61
Good Features
Age
65
2 Years Old
Running Costs
19
£5,266 / 10 Years
Overall Score
73
Very Good
9kg
6kg
Sep 2015
Washing Capacity
Drying Capacity
Release Date
#2
HDB 854DN

Hoover HDB 854DN

A cheap to run and fully featured 8 kilogram 5 kilogram washer dryer
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
28
Mediocre
Features
53
Average Features
Age
40
3 Years Old
Running Costs
56
£4,223 / 10 Years
Overall Score
44
Mediocre
8kg
5kg
Feb 2014
Washing Capacity
Drying Capacity
Release Date
  • £379.00
    Save £144.95 (28%)
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#2
WD80M4453

Samsung WD80M4453

A recently released and excellent value for money 8kg 6kg washer dryer
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
88
Fully-Featured
Age
96
3 Weeks Old
Running Costs
82
£4,286 / 10 Years
Overall Score
89
Excellent
8kg
6kg
Jun 2017
Washing Capacity
Drying Capacity
Release Date
#3
L87695NWD

AEG L87695NWD

Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
1
Mediocre
Features
91
Fully-Featured
Age
68
2 Years Old
Running Costs
31
£4,822 / 10 Years
Overall Score
49
Mediocre
9kg
6kg
Jan 2016
Washing Capacity
Drying Capacity
Release Date
  • £579.99
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#4
WD80K5410OW

Samsung WD80K5410OW

Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
81
Excellent
Features
71
Good Features
Age
82
8 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
66
Good
8kg
6kg
Nov 2016
Washing Capacity
Drying Capacity
Release Date
#5
WDX8543130

Beko WDX8543130

A great value for money 8 kilogram 5 kilogram washer dryer
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
49
Average Features
Age
82
8 Months Old
Running Costs
56
£4,178 / 10 Years
Overall Score
67
Good
8kg
5kg
Dec 2016
Washing Capacity
Drying Capacity
Release Date
#6
WDUD9640

Hotpoint WDUD9640

Reviews
76
5 Reviews
Value for Money
1
Mediocre
Features
25
Missing Some Features
Age
68
2 Years Old
Running Costs
81
£3,750 / 10 Years
Overall Score
42
Mediocre
9kg
6kg
Dec 2015
Washing Capacity
Drying Capacity
Release Date
#7
WD15H520GB

Siemens WD15H520GB

A cheap to run 7 kilogram 4 kilogram washer dryer
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
9
Mediocre
Features
30
Missing Some Features
Age
62
2 Years Old
Running Costs
86
£3,469 / 10 Years
Overall Score
38
Mediocre
7kg
4kg
Jul 2015
Washing Capacity
Drying Capacity
Release Date
#7
V7446X1GB

Neff V7446X1GB

Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
89
Excellent
Features
68
Good Features
Age
70
1 Year Old
Running Costs
36
£4,611 / 10 Years
Overall Score
67
Good
8kg
5kg
Feb 2016
Washing Capacity
Drying Capacity
Release Date
#8
FH4U2TDH1N

LG FH4U2TDH1N

Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
56
Average
Features
73
Good Features
Age
65
2 Years Old
Running Costs
54
£4,297 / 10 Years
Overall Score
60
Good
8kg
5kg
Sep 2015
Washing Capacity
Drying Capacity
Release Date

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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 this provides 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.

Energy Efficiency

Finally, 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

The price range of washer dryers is from £189 to £1,695 and in total we found prices for 144 washer dryers. On average, a new washer dryer costs £543 and 80% of washer dryers are priced between £299 and £860. The most expensive washer dryer that we found is the Miele TMV840 WP at £1,695, and the cheapest is the Indesit IWDC6105 at only £189.

Washer Dryer Brands - Price Range

Miele washer dryers start at £1,200 and the most expensive Miele washer dryer costs £1,695. The average price of Miele washer dryers is £1,446 which is the highest average price of all washer dryer brands.

Neff washer dryers range in price from £559 to £1,228, and the average price of Neff washer dryers is £787 which is the second highest average price of all washer dryer brands.

The %8highest average washer dryer price out of all brands is Bosch washer dryers with an average price of £740. Bosch washer dryers start at £529 and the most expensive Bosch washer dryer costs £947.

Washer Dryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 3 expert reviews and 142 user reviews for washer dryers written online and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of washer dryer. Siemens is the top rated washer dryer brand with an average rating of 85%. Candy is the second best brand with 85% and Whirlpool is the third best brand with 83%.

Biggest Washer Dryer Retailers

The biggest washer dryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 93 current washer dryer offers from eBay. The second biggest washer dryer retailer is Currys with 49 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Currys when it comes to washer dryers. ao is the third biggest retailer with 38 current offers.

When Are Most New Washer Dryers Released?

We looked at the release dates for new washer dryers over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any evident trend. 15 new washer dryers were released in November 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. In June 2014 35 new washer dryers were released making it the biggest month that year for new washer dryer releases.

How Fast Do Washer Dryer Prices Drop After Release?

On average washer dryers drop in price by 6% in the first 6 months after release. That means that on a typical washer dryer costing £543 you could save on average £32 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Washing Capacities

The washing capacities of washer dryers range from 5kg to 17kg. The washing capacities of the majority of washer dryers range from 7.8kg to 8.5kg. The washer dryer with the largest washing capacity is the SamsungWD12F9C9U4W, which is a 12kg capacity washer dryer and currently retails for £685.00. The SamsungWD12F9C9U4W has the smallest washing capacity. This washer dryer is a 5kg capacity washer dryer and is priced at £419.99.

Drying Capacities

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

Comparing all washer dryers, the drying capacities range from 2kg to 17kg. The drying capacities of the majority of washer dryers range from 5kg to 5.8kg. The HaierHW100-1479N, which currently retails for £329.00, has the largest drying capacity and is a 10kg drying capacity washer dryer. The HaierHW100-1479N has the smallest drying capacity. This washer dryer is a 3kg drying capacity washer dryer and sells for £1,199.99.

Energy Efficiency of Washer Dryers

A is the most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new washer dryers. We found 174 washer dryers that have an energy efficiency rating of A. We found 111 washer dryers that have an energy efficiency rating of B, making this the second most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new washer dryers.

Biggest Washer Dryer Retailers

We found 93 current offers for washer dryers from eBay making it the biggest washer dryer retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Currys for whom we found 49 current offers for washer dryers. The third biggest retailer is ao with 38 current washer dryer offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Washer Dryers?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest washer dryer prices (found to be cheapest for 74 washer dryers).

Proportion of Washer Dryers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest washer dryer prices (found to be cheapest for 79.6% of its washer dryers).

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