The Duvet program in combination with the wide load opening will be very handy when you need to wash a duvet: in this mode, the filler will not stray into lumps. The program is also suitable for high-quality and safe washing of down jackets.
Comparatively small drying capacity.
This model is one of the quietest Washer Dryers that are available today: for example, the Spinning Noise Level here does not exceed 70 dB. Max Spin Speed is 1600 RPM - this guarantees high-quality washing and effective rinsing.
7 kg washing, 4 kg drying
Cottons, Cotton ECO, Synthetics, Delicates, Wool\Handwash, Duvet, Spin/Drain, Rinse, Machine Clean, 20min 3Kg, Sport Wear, OutDoor, Denim, NonStop 60min, Delay start option, Child lock
Flextime™ feature, AutoAdjust™ feature, DuoSensor™ technology, Anti-vibration sidewalls
Energy class: A
Wash Energy Rating: A
Washing: 48 dB
Spinning: 70 dB
Drying: 52 dB
59.6 x 54 x 81.9 cm
The Eco 20°C program is renowned for energy efficiency as well as extremely low water consumption. The Delay feature will be useful in case you want to wash clothes at a specific time. It is also relevant for those whose energy costs in the evening are much lower.
Pretty noisy (Spinning noise level - 81 dB).
This model is famous for its incredibly simple installation and connection: inlet and outlet hoses are already included in the kit, and the long power cord will be helpful if the outlet is far away. Easy enough for anyone to perform the install without additional help.
8 kg washing, 5 kg drying
Whites, Cotton + Prewash, Cotton, Eco 20°C, Mixed, Delicates, Rinse, Spin, Drain, Rapid (14, 30, 44), Shirts, Wool, Handwash, Delay start option, Child lock
Energy class: A
Wash Energy Rating: A
Washing: 60 dB
Spinning: 81 dB
Drying: 61 dB
60 x 57 x 82.5 cm
5 years for parts, 2 years for labour (registration required)
Thanks to the Rapid Program, you can wash and dry clothes as quickly as possible - especially important if you forgot to wash any thing, and you really need it at the moment. This program also allows you to set the duration (14, 30 or 44 minutes).
Some basic programs last relatively long.
This model will be the best solution for young parents: the baby care program carefully launders the detergent from the baby’s clothes, and the child lock will not allow the child to accidentally interfere with the washing process. Has an impressive 8 kg washing and 5 kg drying capacity.
8 kg washing, 5 kg drying
Whites, Cotton + Prewash, Cotton, Synthetics, Baby Care, Daily 59 min, Rapid (14, 30, 44), Rinse, Spin/Drain, Delicates, Hand/Silk, Wool, Delay start option, Child lock
Energy class: A
Wash Energy Rating: A
Washing: 56 dB
Spinning: 77 dB
Drying: 58 dB
60 x 57 x 82.5 cm
The Sport program will be indispensable for athletes: it allows you to quickly wash sports equipment upon return from training. Anti Odour program provides an opportunity for one cycle of washing and drying to get rid of strong odors, ingrained in the fabric.
Has "B" energy efficiency class.
Indesit products are known for their reliability and durability - and this model is no exception: proof of this is the 10-year warranty on parts (registration required). Ideal for a family of 3-4 people who wash clothes 4-5 times a week.
7 kg washing, 5 kg drying
Mixed, Cotton, Synthetics, White, Coloureds, Eco Cotton, Sport, Dark, Anti Odour, Delicates, Wool, Rapid 30 min, Wash and Dry 45 min, Air Fresh, Child lock
Energy class: B
Wash Energy Rating: A
Washing: 54 dB
Spinning: 74 dB
Drying: 61 dB
59.5 x 54 x 81.5 cm
10 years for parts, 1 year for labour (registration required)
The Anti-Allergy Wash and Dry Program will be useful in case you have an increased sensitivity to pollen, dust and pet dander: it destroys up to 99.9% of bacteria, thereby making wearing washed clothes safe for your health.
End of wash / dry cycle notification is a bit annoying.
Although the Beko WDIY854310F Integrated Washer Dryer has an affordable price, it’s still very technologically advanced: the brushless ProSmart™ Inverter Motor ensures even rotation of the drum, and Sensor Drying Technology gives you completely dry laundry.
8 kg washing, 5 kg drying
Wash and Wear, 5 kg Wash and Dry, Anti-allergy Wash and Dry, Daily Quick, Super Short 14 min, Spin / Drain, Cottons, Cottons Eco, Synthetics, Delicates, Woollens, Hand Wash, Shirts, Rinse, Delay Start Option, Child lock
ProSmart™ Inverter Motor, Sensor Drying Technology, Anti-vibration sidewalls
Energy class: A
Wash Energy Rating: A
Washing: 47 dB
Spinning: 73 dB
Drying: 58 dB
60 x 55 x 82 cm
2 years (10 years for ProSmart™ motor)
Most people are familiar with the sounds of laundry day, which are often not very pleasant. Hearing the constant hum and whine of a washing machine, along with the rolling action of it, can often disrupt the peace within a home. This is why many manufacturers in recent years have tried to make their washing machines operate with much less noise than before, yet few are able to match the Zanussi Z716WT83BI Integrated Washer Dryer. This washing machine with a condenser dryer is one of the quietest devices we have encountered, with a noise output of only 48 dB during the washing cycle, and only 70 dB while spinning. This means you can actually relax at home while doing the laundry, without the constant loud noise disturbing you or your housemates.
Just because this unit is one of the quieter models out there doesn't mean it is lacking in washing power, however. This unit features a maximum spin speed of 1600 RPM, making it the fastest model in our review. This is quite an impressive speed, especially for an integrated washer dryer, and it ensures that your clothes will be washed with maximum efficiency, and with as much water drained from them as possible once the washing cycle is finished. The drying cycle takes advantage of this spin speed as well, giving you fully dry clothes in only a short amount of time.
Programs for Special Items
Despite the high efficiency and quiet operation of this washer dryer combo, it does have a downside, which would be in its relatively small load capacity. This unit supports washing loads of up to 7 kg, and drying loads of only 4 kg, making it the lowest capacity model on our list. However, the washer has some features that help make up for this deficit, namely in the special program features that are built into the device.
This unit has special programs that allow you to wash more than just ordinary clothes. One of the best examples is the Duvet program, which works well in allowing you to wash a duvet or other similar items that contain lots of filling material within them. This mode lets you wash the item without worries of the filling turning into clumps, one of the main problems that occurs when trying to wash such an item in a regular washing machine. In combination with the wide opening, you'll be able to wash plenty of items that most other units just can't handle well.
Plenty of other features are included in this washer dryer unit as well, including such things as anti-vibration side walls as well as a slew of other specialised programs for washing various items. In short, this highly efficient and highly capable washer dryer unit is simply one of the best ones you will find.
Simple DIY Instaltion
Many people are eager to get a new washer and dryer, but very few people are eager to install the units themselves. There's a reason for that, of course, with it being quite difficult for the average person. Installation is usually only a little less complex with an integrated washer dryer, but with the Baumatic BWDI1485D-80 Integrated Washer Dryer, there is virtually no complexity at all. This washer dryer combo unit is well-known for being quite simple to install, being well within the means of the average person. The unit comes equipped with all of the necessary hoses and inlets, so you won't be left scrambling to find the right ones for the appliance, and the included power cord is long enough to reach a far away outlet, if necessary.
Once the unit is installed, the simplicity continues, as this washer dryer is easy enough for anyone to operate. The controls on the unit are simple to figure out and clearly labeled, with all of the included wash programs having clear labels for each one. Operating the unit is as simple as selecting the program you want and pressing the start button once you have loaded your laundry into the tumbler. With any washer or dryer, or even any combo unit, it just doesn't get any easier than that!
Not only is this washer dryer combo easy to install and operate, it is also quite efficient, both with energy and water. This appliance is renowned for its efficiency in both areas, using only a minimum amount of electricity and water for washing clothes. Those who are concerned about high energy bills will certainly find this model to be a favourite choice. Of course, this efficiency doesn't mean that it does a subpar job of washing and drying your clothes. Far from it, in fact. The unit is capable of washing loads of up to 8 kg and drying loads of up to 5 kg, with its laundry capacity matching or exceeding most other models.
This unit includes 15 wash programs and 2 different drying programs, allowing you to wash a wide variety of clothing without worries of the unit not capable of handing the clothing properly. Among the wash programs, one that is sure to be a favourite of many is the Delay program, which will let you wash clothes at a specific time. This will be a favourite of those who find their energy costs to be lower at certain times of the evening. If there is anything negative to say about this appliance, it would be that its operation is rather noisy, but many people already expect this of any kind of washing machine. Regardless, the features and capabilities of this integrated washer dryer make it one of the top choices on our list.
Great for Families
Anyone with young children can tell you that most washing machines and dryers were not made for washing and drying baby clothes. The small, delicate clothing for babies and toddlers tend to not hold up very well over repeated wash or dry cycles, which leads to them getting worn out before the child has outgrown them. For parents with young children, the Candy CBWD8514D-80 Integrated Washer Dryer is definitely worth a look. This washer dryer combo includes a baby care program that will be extra gentle with children's clothing, carefully washing the detergent completely out of the fabrics while also being gentle enough to not damage them. Furthermore, the unit has a child lock that automatically locks the loading door whenever a wash or dry cycle is running, ensuring that young, curious children won't be able to interrupt the process.
Another thing that makes this unit great for families is its load capacity. This unit is able to wash up to 8 kg of laundry, with a drying capacity of up to 5 kg, so the typical large loads of laundry that families often find themselves having to do can be taken care of quickly here. The 1400 RPM spin rate of the tumbler ensures that large loads of laundry won't take forever to complete, whether they are going through a wash or dry cycle.
Wash and Dry in a Rush
As if the normal wash and dry cycle times weren't impressive enough, some people will find another feature of this integrated washer dryer even more impressive. This unit features a Rapid program that lets you wash and dry clothing in an incredibly short amount of time, being made specifically for those times when you find that you need to wash an outfit in a hurry. The program includes three different timed settings (14, 30, and 44 minutes) that you can select for when you really need to get that outfit washed as fast as possible. Those who find themselves in this situation often will certainly fall in love with this feature.
Plenty of other programs are included in this unit as well, including programs for washing and drying various types of clothing and fabrics. In fact, there is very little that this unit can't handle, making it a true Swiss Army knife for the laundry room. The appliance also includes anti-vibration sidewalls that prevent the machine from shaking violently whenever it is running an unbalanced load of laundry. If there is anything to complain about here, It would be that some of the basic programs do tend to take a long time to complete, but with the Rapid feature, most people won't find this to be an issue. At the end of the day, anyone with small children, or those who often find themselves in a rush, will find this unit to be the perfect choice.
Most of the integrated washer dryers on this list are not coming from big name brands, but this unit is the exception. Indesit is one of the better known brands when it comes to home appliances, with a reputation for inexpensive products that are built to last. This same reputation carries over to the Indesit BIWDIL7125 Integrated Washer Dryer, which is one unit that is definitely durable. The high quality materials and expert craftsmanship exhibited in the design of this product show that it is truly a durable appliance that will easily hold up to the rigors of daily use. This fact makes this washer dryer combo a great choice for larger families that find themselves doing laundry on almost a daily basis.
Further proof of this product's reliability comes with the 10 year warranty that covers the maintenance of this unit. Along with that, the unit has a maximum load capacity of 7 kg for washing, which is not the highest of the products on this list, but still quite reasonable for family use. The 5 kg load for drying is quite good when compared to most other units, though, so you'll often find yourself able to wash and dry a load of laundry in just one cycle instead of having to split them up. As anyone who finds themselves needing to do multiple loads of laundry knows, this will help quite a bit in getting the laundry done as fast as possible.
Effective Washing Programs
The durability of this unit isn't all that it has going for it. Just like with many of the other products here, this washer dryer combo unit comes with a number of built-in washing programs that let you handle specific loads of laundry in the best way possible. A great example of this is the Sports program, meant specifically for washing sports gear quickly and thoroughly, letting athletes wash and dry their sports clothing without having to wait an eternity to finish, all the while ensuring that it is washed properly.
Another of the handy programs that this unit contains is a special Odour program that is meant for clothing or fabric that carries a strong odour. Anything washed using this program will go through a rigorous washing cycle that will remove virtually any types of foul odours that the fabric may contain.
As shown with the above examples, you can wash almost any type of clothing thoroughly with this unit. Unfortunately, not everything is roses with it, though, as this particular model only carries a "B" Energy Star rating, meaning it is far from the most energy-efficient unit. Despite this drawback, though, anyone who purchases this unit will be assured of having both a highly durable and highly effective way to wash and dry their clothes.
Advanced Budget Washer Dryer
Budget appliances always seem to carry a stigma with them, and for good reason. Low-cost appliances are almost always cheaply made and very basic, which are both qualities that people want to avoid when looking for any kind of washing machine or dryer. With that in mind, those who are looking for a highly capable integrated washer dryer will be quite pleased to learn of the Beko WDIY854310F Integrated Washer Dryer, a washing machine that is just as technologically advanced as any other, but comes in at a very low price.
We're not kidding when we say this is a technologically advanced washer dryer combo. It has many of the same technologies found in other much higher priced units, and even a few that aren't. For example, this appliance features a brushless ProSmart Inverter Motor, which ensures that the motor always works smoothly to keep your loads distributed evenly, preventing the unit from becoming off-balanced. In addition, this integrated washer dryer also features Sensor Drying technology that detects the level of dryness of your clothes through a drying cycle, ensuring that they are completely dry while preventing the possibility of overdrawing. These two features alone are certain to catch almost anyone's attention.
Along with the above mentioned technologies, this washer dryer unit also includes plenty of built-in washing programs that give you plenty of options in regards to how to wash and dry your clothes. One great example of this which is rarely found in other units is the Anti-Allergy Wash and Dry program. This particular program washes and dries your clothes in a way that ensures that all bacteria and other potential allergens are completely removed from your clothing, giving you completely fresh clothes that won't cause any problems for allergy sufferers.
The usual array of program features also include ones for washing Cottons, Synthetics, Delicates, and many other types of clothing, so there is very little that can't be washed in this unit. The washing and drying cycles are also among the quietest that we've experienced, which is helped a great deal by the anti-vibration walls of the unit. Unfortunately, this is offset by the end of cycle alarm, which has a rather annoying sound that may disturb others in the household. However, despite this small annoyance, the combination of features and price of this integrated washer dryer is sure to make this model a worthy buy for anyone who is shopping on a budget.
What Is an Integrated Washer Dryer?
The venerable washing machine has been one of the most important inventions of recent history. Whereas clothes typically took hours upon hours to clean, the washing machine has reduced the process to less than an hour, saving a huge amount of time and effort in the process. At the same time, dedicated dryers have gone hand-in-hand with washing machines, allowing people to dry their clothes in a short amount of time instead of having to spend time hanging their wet clothes up on clothes lines and waiting all day for them to dry. In short, these two machines save people much more time and effort than most of them realise.
Sometimes, though, having both a dedicated washer and dryer just isn't practical for where you live, such as in an old, small house or apartment. This is where an integrated washer dryer comes in. These machines combine the functionality of dedicated washing machines and dryers into one device, helping to save the user a lot of money and space. Having such a machine lets you do both the washing and drying with the same device, and thus can often help save on energy costs as well. And not to mention they are a lot more convenient to have than needing to hand wash and hang dry!
Unfortunately, not all clothes are safe to dry in a dryer. If you have some extremely delicate clothes that you can't put in the dryer, then check our reviews of the 5 best wall mounted clothes airers in the UK.
What Features to Compare
Most people are familiar with using both washers and dryers, and as such, generally have an idea of some of the characteristics to look for with each of these appliances. However, care must be taken when looking at an integrated washer dryer, as some of these characteristics will have some subtle differences that will make them quite different from dedicated units. Below are some of the common things to look for when searching for the right integrated washer dryer for your home.
The first thing that most people will look at, and which is often considered to be one of the most important characteristics of a washer dryer, is the maximum load of the unit. Potential buyers need to pay careful attention to this, though, as with most units, the maximum load for washing will almost always be different than the max load for drying, with the former often being larger than the latter. For a single person home, this usually isn't that important, but for a home with two or more people, it is best to be aware of the max loads for washing and drying, as the dryer will most often accommodate a smaller load.
Max Spin Speed
Another important characteristic to consider is max spin speed of the unit. This is important because it can often dictate how effective the unit will be with both washing and drying, with a faster speed meaning that it will generally take less time to both wash and dry a full load of clothes.
As with dedicated washing machines and dryers, the program features are good to be aware of, as many units will have special features dedicated to the washing and drying of loads of particular clothing or fabrics. If you have special fabrics that you will wish to wash and dry in a unit, it is best to make sure that the one you choose has the right program features to handle them.
The extras of any particular unit are good to be aware of, as these will often be particular features that help add to the total convenience and effectiveness of a particular unit. These features will often vary, but will commonly consist of such things as anti-vibration technology and special sensors that will detect the laundry that is loaded and adjust itself for maximum efficiency.
Efficiency Class & Noise Level
A couple more characteristics to be aware of are the efficiency class and noise level of a particular unit. The efficiency class will show how well the unit is in conserving the amount of energy that it uses while running, with an A rating being the best, while the noise level will show just how loud the machine is during the washing and drying cycles. Both of these characteristics are quite important to know, especially for those who want to conserve energy while providing as little distraction to others as possible.
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Washing and Drying Types of Clothing
Some people don't really think much about the proper way to wash and dry different types of clothing. They just tend to gather all of their dirty laundry in one load and dump it into the washing machine, taking little care about how they're washed. Sure, some people will separate the whites from the coloureds in order to prevent dyes from bleeding into their whites, but little else tends to be done. At the same time, people will often complain that their clothing just doesn't hold up well, wearing out much faster than they'd like. Little do they realise that much of the wear and tear of clothing happens during the washing and drying process!
In effect, there is a right way and a wrong way to wash various types of clothing. For example, you don't want to wash and dry your jeans the same way that you do with delicate clothing such as women's underwear or lingerie. Below are some tips on how to properly wash and dry various types of clothing, which in turn should help them stay in good condition for years to come.
This type of fabric is well-known for being highly durable, able to last through much more abuse than more delicate kinds of fabric. However, denims can be very susceptible to damage and even shrinking during the washing and drying process if not done right. If you've ever wondered by your jeans have suddenly become much tighter than before, well now you know! Denim is very hardy material, and can be washed virtually any way you like, but drying is another matter. Drying denim with high heat is certain to cause it to shrink, so it is best to choose a lower heat setting for the drying process, or even air drying them if possible.
Some people tend to think that spandex is a hardy material. In the case of wearing it, this is true, but washing and drying spandex with high heat is a sure-fire way to cause it to wear out quickly. Both the washing and drying cycles of spandex clothing should be done without high heat in order to prevent the threads from stretching out too far and becoming brittle.
It used to be fairly common knowledge that washing and drying wool in machines will cause it to rapidly shrink. It seems that many people have forgotten this over the years, so it is time to remind them! Some washing machines will have special programs for washing wool items. If yours doesn't, though, then it is best to avoid the washing machine altogether and wash it by hand, while laying it out flat to dry.
Delicate clothes come in all different shapes and colours, ranging from silk shirts to lacy underwear, but what they all have in common is that washing and drying them in a normal cycle is certain to damage them beyond repair. Delicates are often best washed by hand unless you have a washing machine that has a clearly labeled "Delicates" program. Just keep in mind, though, that not all delicates are the same. The more delicate the fabric, the better it is to avoid washing and drying in a machine altogether. In fact, many people will actually recommend just washing and drying delicates by hand, as the constant movement of a washer and dryer can often lead to damaging the fabric. Take special care with any types of delicate clothing that you have!