Washing Machines for Individuals or Couples

Washing Machines for Individuals or CouplesJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

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#1

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WW70K5410UW

Samsung WW70K5410UW

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£389.00

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£400
Over 10 years
Apr 2017
The highest scoring washing machine for individuals or couples around, with good features and spectacularly low running costs
#2

88

WAT28420

Bosch WAT28420

42 Reviews
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£379.00

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£450
Over 10 years
May 2016
A top-rated and amazingly cheap 7kg capacity washing machine, with very low running costs and good features
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86

WMI71641

Beko WMI71641

477 Reviews
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£299.00

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£580
Over 10 years
Feb 2015
A top-rated and excellent value for money 7kg capacity washing machine, good for individuals or couples
#4

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WW70J5555

Samsung WW70J5555

25 Reviews
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£299.00

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£440
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
A top-rated and great value for money 7kg capacity washer, good for individuals or couples
#5

85

WMAQF641

Hotpoint WMAQF641

23 Reviews
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£218.98

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£320
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A top-value and very popular 6kg capacity washing machine, good for individuals or couples
#6

84

HW70-B12636

Haier HW70‑B12636

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£334.97

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£170
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
A newly released and stunningly economical to run 7kg capacity washing machine, with good features and a very fair price
#7

84

WW70J5355FX

Samsung WW70J5355FX

4 Reviews
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£414.00

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£450
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
The highest review score washing machine for individuals or couples available, with a fair price and good features
#8

84

F4J6QN0W

LG F4J6QN0W

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£379.99

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£490
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
A recently released and top-value 7kg capacity washer, with very low running costs and good features
#9

84

WF70F5E2W2X

Samsung WF70F5E2W2X

11 Reviews
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£329.00

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£270
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
An amazingly economical to run and top-rated 7kg capacity washer, with good features and a very fair price
#10

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WAN28080

Bosch WAN28080

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£250.00

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£450
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
A very economical to run and low cost 6kg capacity washer, with good features
#11

83

FWG71484

Whirlpool FWG71484

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£299.00

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£37,000
Over 10 years
May 2017
A very good value for money and newly released 7kg capacity washer, with OK running costs and great features
#12

83

L6FBG741

AEG L6FBG741

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£449.99

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£480
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
A very economical to run and fairly new 7kg capacity washing machine, with very good features and a reasonable price
#13

83

WMB71231

Beko WMB71231

12 Reviews
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£279.00

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£580
Over 10 years
May 2015
A great value for money and positively reviewed 7kg capacity washing machine, with average running costs and good features

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WIX765450

Beko WIX765450

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£199.99

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£540
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A top-value but 2 year old 7kg capacity washing machine, with low running costs and one of the fastest maximum spin speeds available

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WAN280A1

Bosch WAN280A1

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£488.27

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£450
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A good value for money and very economical to run 6kg capacity washing machine, with good features
#17

83

GWN37430W

Grundig GWN37430W

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£180.00

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£490
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A very economical to run and affordable 7kg capacity washing machine, with good features
#16

83

WAN24100GB

Bosch WAN24100GB

31 Reviews
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£259.00

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£500
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A best selling and positively reviewed 7kg capacity washing machine, with a very good price and very low running costs

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WMB61432

Beko WMB61432

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£200.00

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£280
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A bargain price and astonishingly economical to run 6kg capacity washing machine, with good features
#15

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WDB020 Eco

Miele WDB020 Eco

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£579.97

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£570
Over 10 years
Feb 2017
A staggeringly highly rated and fairly new 7kg capacity washing machine, with alright running costs and good features
#14

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BHWM129-2

Hotpoint BHWM129‑2

278 Reviews
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£299.00

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£580
Over 10 years
May 2015
A very popular and very highly rated 7kg capacity washer, with moderate running costs and a stunningly quiet 42dB 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 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.

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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.