Washing Machines for Large Families

Washing Machines for Large FamiliesJanuary 2018(Last Updated 19 January 2018)

The best high-capacity washing machines the market, good for large families
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L7FEC146

AEG L7FEC146

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£669.99

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£540
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
The highest scoring washing machine for large families on the market, with a recent release date and a fair price
#2

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FSCR10432

Whirlpool FSCR10432

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£549.00

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£400
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
A fully featured and amazingly economical to run 1,400 RPM maximum spin speed washer, with a reasonable price and a gigantic 10kg drum capacity
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RPD10667DD

Hotpoint RPD10667DD

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£320.00

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£610
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A massive capacity and top-value 78dB noise level washer, good for large families
#4

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DWTL610AIW3

Hoover DWTL610AIW3

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£499.99

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£710
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
An astoundingly highly rated and huge capacity 76dB noise level washer, with satisfactory running costs and one of the fastest maximum spin speeds around
#5

85

F4J7JY2

LG F4J7JY2

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£744.00

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£500
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
An excellently reviewed and newly released 55dB noise level washing machine, with very low running costs and a giant 10kg drum capacity
#6

85

HL 14102D3-S

Hoover HL 14102D3‑S

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£289.00

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£730
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
A huge capacity and top-value 60dB noise level washing machine, good for large families
#7

85

FSCR 12430

Whirlpool FSCR 12430

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£549.00

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£600
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A top of the range and cheap 49dB noise level washer, with alright running costs and a huge 12kg drum capacity
#8

85

RPD10477

Hotpoint RPD10477

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£400.00

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£570
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
An award winning and enormous capacity 76dB noise level washer, with satisfactory running costs and great features
#9

85

DXOC 410AC3

Hoover DXOC 410AC3

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£429.99

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£360
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A massive capacity and stunningly economical to run 81dB noise level washing machine, with great features and a fair price
#10

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HW100-B14636

Haier HW100‑B14636

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£454.00

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£530
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
A new and good value for money 67dB noise level washer, with very good features and a giant 10kg drum capacity
#11

84

DXOA610AHFN

Hoover DXOA610AHFN

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£239.00

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£730
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A breathtakingly fast maximum spin speed and staggeringly cheap 80dB noise level washer, with average running costs and a giant 10kg drum capacity
#12

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ZWF01487

Zanussi ZWF01487

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£289.00

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£700
Over 10 years
Sep 2015
A gigantic capacity and top-value 54dB noise level washer, with alright running costs and terrific features
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FW1016

Belling FW1016

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£265.00

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£620
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A giant capacity and top-value 78dB noise level washer, with alright running costs and very good features
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101684X

Indesit 101684X

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£317.98

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£680
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
A fully featured and great value for money 10kg capacity washing machine, with satisfactory running costs and one of the biggest drum capacities around
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K1016WM17

Kenwood K1016WM17

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£349.99

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Over 10 years
Mar 2016
A very cheap and fully featured 78dB noise level washer, with OK running costs and a huge 10kg drum capacity
#16

83

FH4G1JCS2

LG FH4G1JCS2

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£964.00

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Over 10 years
Nov 2017
An spectacularly highly rated and new 55dB noise level washer, with very low running costs and a massive 10kg drum capacity
#17

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DXOA412AHFN

Hoover DXOA412AHFN

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£319.99

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£610
Over 10 years
Jan 2016
A top-value and massive capacity 80dB noise level washing machine, with OK running costs and very good features
#18

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AQ113F497E

Hotpoint AQ113F497E

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£494.99

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£780
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A best selling and gigantic capacity 77dB noise level washing machine, with satisfactory running costs and very good features
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WTB1041R2A

Beko WTB1041R2A

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£399.99

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Over 10 years
Mar 2016
A very cheap and fully featured 76dB noise level washer, with average running costs and a gigantic 10kg drum capacity
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L1014WM17

Logik L1014WM17

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£259.99

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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.

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.