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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique washer dryers rating which considers: 2,300 UK prices • 6,500 expert & user reviews • 1,100 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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Samsung WD90J6A10AW

151 Reviews

£589.97

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Aug 2019
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Bosch WDU28560GB

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£760.96

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Oct 2016
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AEG L8WEC166R

42 Reviews

£829.00

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May 2018
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Hotpoint RD966JGD

149 Reviews

£407.98

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Jul 2015
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AEG L7WEE861R

12 Reviews

£759.00

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Oct 2017
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Hotpoint FDL9640G

4 Reviews

£326.98

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£1,600
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
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Whirlpool FWDD1071681W

£478.97

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Jun 2018
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Bosch Serie 6 WVG30462GB

119 Reviews

£688.97

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Oct 2017
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AEG L7WEE965R

37 Reviews

£798.00

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£950
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Jan 2016
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Samsung WD80K5B10OW

£559.97

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£970
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Jun 2018
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Beko WDIX8543100

149 Reviews

£450.98

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47dB
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73dB
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£460
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Jul 2015
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Indesit XWDE1071681XW

71 Reviews

£368.98

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£1,800
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
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Beko WDIR7543101

158 Reviews

£379.00

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Oct 2016
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Hotpoint RD1076JD

15 Reviews

£409.97

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Jul 2015
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Leisure RI85421

51 Reviews

£329.00

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Sep 2017
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LG FWV796WTS

£719.00

9kg
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52dB
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71dB
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£790
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Mar 2018
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Candy CBWD8514D

123 Reviews

£365.98

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£1,200
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Mar 2017
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Hotpoint WDAL8640G

395 Reviews

£349.97

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£3,700
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Sep 2016
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Hotpoint FDEU9640P

£389.99

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£600
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Nov 2017
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Whirlpool FWDD117168W

£529.00

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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 Hoover with an average rating of 87%.

Rank Brand Number of Washer Dryers Price Range Average Rating
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Hoover Washer Dryers 95 £220 - £500
87%
365 reviews
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Siemens Washer Dryers 48 £564 - £883
84%
132 reviews
#3
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Samsung Washer Dryers 83 £83 - £1,099
84%
412 reviews
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Bosch Washer Dryers 53 £419 - £899
83%
241 reviews
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LG Washer Dryers 67 £489 - £1,817
81%
161 reviews
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AEG Washer Dryers 70 £358 - £1,186
81%
305 reviews
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Candy Washer Dryers 68 £310 - £450
79%
172 reviews
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Whirlpool Washer Dryers 32 £325 - £529
77%
67 reviews
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Hotpoint Washer Dryers 49 £249 - £602
75%
1,465 reviews
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Miele Washer Dryers 25 £1,659 - £1,799
74%
17 reviews
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Beko Washer Dryers 35 £200 - £430
74%
448 reviews
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Zanussi Washer Dryers 24 £350 - £629
73%
134 reviews
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Indesit Washer Dryers 55 £216 - £399
72%
1,396 reviews
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Electrolux Washer Dryers 35
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Hotpoint-Ariston Washer Dryers 27

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AEG
L8WEC166
£829.00
20 months newer
Better brand
Cheaper to run
by £29 over
five years
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Bosch
WDU28560
£599.00
£230 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
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Bosch
WDU28560
£599.00
£284 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Siemens
WD14H422GB
£883.00
£170 cheaper
to run over
five years
3% lower wash
noise level
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Beko
WDIX8543100
£279.00
£216 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
£540 cheaper
to run over
five years
VS
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Grundig
GWDI854
£495.00
19 months newer
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Grundig
GWDI854
£495.00
£134 cheaper
17% larger
drying capacity
1kg larger
washing
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JLBIWD1405
£629.00
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
Nine months
newer
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WVH28422
£779.99
18% cheaper to
run over five
years
6% lower wash
noise level
3dB lower spin
noise level
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L7WEE861
£759.00
Better Kagoo
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newer
Better brand
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Samsung
WD80K5410O
£550.00
£279 cheaper
Better user
reviews
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overall reviews
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L8WEC166
£829.00
Better Kagoo
Score
19 months newer
Better brand
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AEG
L8FEE945R
£719.00
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
2kg larger
drying capacity
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JLWD1614
£579.00
£140 cheaper
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Beko
WDIX8543100
£279.00
£180 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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£650 cheaper
to run over
five years
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FWD8614
£459.00
Larger drying
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Bosch
WVH28422
£779.99
£169 cheaper
Better brand
£310 cheaper
to run over
five years
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F4J8FH2
£949.00
Better Kagoo
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User reviews
are hugely
better
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BIWDHL7128
£358.97
Better brand
Better Kagoo
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£250 cheaper
to run over
five years
VS
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Indesit
BIWDIL7125
£329.00
£30 cheaper
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newer
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AEG
L7WEC166R
£789.00
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Larger drying
capacity
VS
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JLWD1614
£579.00
£210 cheaper
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Candy
GVSW 485
£329.00
Newer by three
years
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Hoover
WDXOC 485A
£257.50
£72 cheaper
Better brand
Better energy
efficiency
rating
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LG
F4J6VG0W
£639.97
Two years newer
Better Kagoo
Score
Cheaper to run
by £210 over
five years
VS
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Samsung
WD80J6A10A
£629.00
Better brand
Energy
efficiency
rating is
better
2dB lower spin
noise level
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Bosch
WDU28568GB
£799.00
More popular
Better Kagoo
Score
17% larger
washing
capacity
VS
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Samsung
WD80N645OOW
£599.99
£199 cheaper
Better brand
One month newer
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Samsung
WD90J7400GW
£699.99
£50 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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Siemens
WD14U520GB
£750.00
Better Kagoo
Score
13% lower wash
noise level
1kg larger
washing
capacity
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AEG
L7WBG741R
£469.99
£29 cheaper
Better brand
Better overall
reviews
VS
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Samsung
WD90J6A10
£499.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
25% larger
drying capacity
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Belling
FWD8614
£459.00
7dB lower spin
noise level
2% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Hotpoint
RD 1076 JD
£409.97
£49 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
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Samsung
WD80N645OOW
£599.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Energy
efficiency
rating is
superior
VS
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Grundig
GWDI854
£495.00
£105 cheaper
Newer by three
months
Lower wash
noise level
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Beko
WDIX8543100
£279.00
£50 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Candy
GVSW 485
£329.00
Newer by three
years
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Indesit
XWDE 861480
£329.00
£130 cheaper
Newer by 21
months
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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FWD8614
£459.00
Lower spin
noise level
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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.

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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

We currently list 210 washer dryers ranging from £83 to £1,817. A new washer dryer costs on average £515 and 80% of washer dryers are priced between £300 and £779. The most expensive washer dryer that we found is the LG F94J8FH2W at £1,817, and the cheapest is the Samsung WD80K5400OW at only £83.

Washer Dryer Brands - Price Range

The highest average washer dryer price out of all brands is Miele washer dryers with an average price of £1,729. Miele washer dryers start at £1,659 and their most expensive washer dryer costs £1,799.

Haier washer dryers start at £535 and their most expensive washer dryer costs £1,440. The second highest average washer dryer price out of all brands is Haier washer dryers with an average price of £988.

The third highest average washer dryer price out of all brands is LG washer dryers with an average price of £814. LG washer dryers start at £489 and their most expensive washer dryer costs £1,817.

Washer Dryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 25 expert reviews and 5,704 user reviews for washer dryers and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of washer dryer. The top three washer dryer brands are Hoover, Siemens and Samsung. Hoover has an average rating of 87%, Siemens has an average rating of 84% and Samsung has an average rating of 84%.

Biggest Washer Dryer Retailers

The biggest washer dryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 195 current washer dryer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is AO with 101 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than AO when it comes to washer dryers. Boots Kitchen Appliances is the third biggest retailer with 98 current offers.

When Are Most New Washer Dryers Released?

January to March is the most common period for new washer dryers to be released in. That means that most of the latest washer dryer technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. The biggest month in 2019 for new washer dryer releases was January, with two new washer dryers released that month. 23 new washer dryers were released in March 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new washer dryer releases. In October 2017, 27 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?

In the first 6 months after release, washer dryers drop in price by 3% on average.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £17 on a typical £518 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.

The washing capacities of washer dryers range from 2.27kg to 18kg. The washing capacities of most washer dryers range from 8kg to 9kg. The Hoover AWDPD4138LH1, which currently retails for £499.97, has the largest washing capacity and is a 13kg capacity washer dryer. The Beko BWD6421OG, which sells for £319.99, has the smallest washing capacity and is a 6kg capacity washer dryer.

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.

Comparing all washer dryers, the drying capacities range from 1.4kg to 20kg. The drying capacities of the majority of washer dryers range from 6kg to 7kg. The washer dryer with the largest drying capacity is the Whirlpool FWDD117168W, which is an 11kg drying capacity washer dryer and is available at £529.00. The washer dryer with the smallest drying capacity is the CDA CI925, which is a 3kg drying capacity washer dryer and currently retails for £459.99.

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

Wash Noise Levels

How much noise the washer dryer makes when it's in use, measures in decibels (dB).

Comparing all washer dryers, the wash noise levels range from 41dB to 83dB. The wash noise levels of most washer dryers range from 56dB to 59dB. The Hoover WDXOA485ACR, which is priced at £399.00, has the highest wash noise level and is a 79dB wash noise level washer dryer. The washer dryer with the lowest wash noise level is the Hotpoint BIWDHG7148, which is a 46dB wash noise level washer dryer and is on sale for £378.97.

Less noise makes for a nicer atmosphere while your wash is running, and means the machine is less likely to disturb and annoy people.

Spin Noise Levels

How much noise the washer dryer makes when it's running a spin cycle, measures in decibels (dB).

The spin noise levels of washer dryers range from 53dB to 89dB. The spin noise levels of the majority of washer dryers range from 75dB to 78dB. The washer dryer with the highest spin noise level is the Hotpoint WDAL8640G, which is an 85dB spin noise level washer dryer and is available at £345.00. The Blomberg LRF2854121G, which sells for £499.99, has the lowest spin noise level and is a 57dB spin noise level washer dryer.

Less noise makes for a nicer atmosphere while your wash is running, and means the machine is less likely to disturb and annoy people.

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.

We found 458 washer dryers that have an energy efficiency rating of A, which makes A the most common energy efficiency rating amongst new washer dryers. The second most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new washer dryers is B. We found 249 washer dryers that have an energy efficiency rating of B.

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.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Washer Dryers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying washer dryers. For each retailer it shows the total number of washer dryers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying washer dryers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 104 of their washer dryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Washer Dryers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for washer dryers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of washer dryer prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's washer dryer prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 53.3% of their washer dryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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