Washing Dryers for Small Families

Washing Dryers for Small FamiliesJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

The best medium-capacity washer dryers on the market, good for small families
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We compare: 941 Washer Dryer Models 2,180 Washer Dryer Reviews 2,450 Washer Dryer Prices
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WD80K5410OW

Samsung WD80K5410OW

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£649.95

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£590
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
The highest scoring washing dryer for small families available, with a recent release date and features
#2

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XWDE 861480X

Indesit XWDE 861480X

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£349.00

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£330
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
The top scoring washer dryer under £500, with terrific user reviews and marvellous features
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L7WEE961

AEG L7WEE961

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£640.00

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£580
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
The newest washing dryer for small families around, with stunningly low running costs
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496AF

Hoover 496AF

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£399.99

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£370
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A sensationally cheap and astonishingly economical to run 9kg capacity washer dryer, with features and a recent release date
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WD90J6410AW

Samsung WD90J6410AW

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£515.00

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£670
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
A phenomenally highly rated and newly released 9kg capacity washer dryer, with a phenomenally good price and outstanding features
#6

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L7WEE861

AEG L7WEE861

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£734.00

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£610
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
An impressive value for money and newly released 8kg capacity washer dryer, with sensationally low running costs and features
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96

iQ500

Siemens iQ500

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£414.00

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£650
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A top-quality and spectacularly cheap 9kg capacity washer dryer, with very low running costs and a recent release date
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RD966JD

Hotpoint RD966JD

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£449.00

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£370
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A phenomenally economical to run and top-value 6kg drying capacity washer dryer, with features and one of the largest washing capacities available
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95

WD15G421GB

Siemens WD15G421GB

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£549.00

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£260
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A staggeringly economical to run and top-rated 8kg capacity washer dryer, good for small families
#10

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WDXOC 686AC

Hoover WDXOC 686AC

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£367.97

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£710
Over 10 years
Mar 2016
A powerful and sensationally cheap 8kg capacity washer dryer, good for small families
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ZWD91683NW

Zanussi ZWD91683NW

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£499.99

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£330
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A phenomenally economical to run and fully loaded 9kg capacity washer dryer, good for small families
#12

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WDXOA 696AFG

Hoover WDXOA 696AFG

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£469.99

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£740
Over 10 years
May 2016
A top-quality and phenomenally cheap 9kg capacity washer dryer, good for small families
#13

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WD90J6410AW

Samsung WD90J6410AW

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£599.97

Power Direct
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£670
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A top-rated and top-value 9kg capacity washer dryer, with a recent release date and outstanding features
#14

95

RD 966 JGD

Hotpoint RD 966 JGD

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£499.00

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£370
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
An astoundingly economical to run and extremely good value for money 9kg capacity washer dryer, good for small families
#15

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RD 966 JKD

Hotpoint RD 966 JKD

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£499.00

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£370
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A remarkably economical to run and amazingly cheap 6kg drying capacity washer dryer, with features and one of the largest washing capacities on the market
#16

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WD80M4453

Samsung WD80M4453

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£544.00

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£590
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
A very good value for money and newly released 8kg capacity washer dryer, good for small families
#17

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L7WEG851

AEG L7WEG851

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£449.99

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£580
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A very economical to run and top-value 8kg capacity washer dryer, good for small families
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WDUD9640

Hotpoint WDUD9640

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£315.00

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£860
Over 10 years
Dec 2013
A classic and top-value 9kg capacity washer dryer, with brilliant features and very low running costs
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WDAL8640P

Hotpoint WDAL8640P

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£279.99

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£730
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A best selling and bargain price 8kg capacity washer dryer, good for small families
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L7WEE965

AEG L7WEE965

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£649.99

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Jan 2016
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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.

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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 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.