Best Quiet Washing Machines in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 10, 2019
If you want to minimise noise pollution while washing your clothes, consider buying a quiet washing machine. The reviewed super-silent models will efficiently remove dirt and stains from your garments and help you save on your energy bills. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Type
Max Load
MAX SPINNING SPEED
Noise level
Programs & Features
Extras
ENERGY RATINGS
Dimensions
Warranty
 
PROS

Thanks to the uniquely-shaped drum that features diamond embossed imprint with 25% smaller holes, you can use the machine for washing delicate clothing (like silk blouses) without the risk of damaging the beautiful fabric even after many washing cycles.

CONS

The notification sounds might seem a bit annoying. You can switch them off, though. 

OUR VERDICT

A real breakthrough in the industry, Eco Bubble technology allows for eco-friendly washing. This unique feature puts the machine head and shoulders above the rest. The machine mixes the air, water and detergent to effectively tackle the most stubborn dirt and stains on any type of fabric.

detailed parameters
Type

Freestanding,
Front loader

Max Load

9 kg

MAX SPINNING SPEED

Up to 1400 rpm

Noise level

Wash: 53 dB

Spin: 74 dB

Programs & Features

14 (Cottons, Eco-cotton, Synthetics, Wool, Denim, Eco Drum Clean, Super Eco Wash, Bedding, Daily Wash, Delicates, Baby Care, Outdoor Care, Dark Garment, Rinse + Spin);

Delay feature, Bubble soak feature, Quick Wash (15/30) option, Child lock

Extras

Ecobubble™ technology, AddWash™ door, Diamond drum

ENERGY RATINGS

A+++

Dimensions

60 x 55 x 85 cm

Warranty

5 years (10 years on motor)

PROS

The machine features an innovative Allergy+ programme created especially for users with sensitive skin. It offers various washing cycles and raises the water temperature up to 95°C to remove detergent from garments, but only for a short while to make sure that the fabric is not damaged.

CONS

There could be more preset programmes to choose from. 

OUR VERDICT

This model is a real find for those who have a studio apartment and are looking for a really quiet washing machine. Its noise level does not exceed 49 dB while it's washing. Hence, you may not even notice the unit is operating unless you look at it.

detailed parameters
Type

Freestanding,
Front loader

Max Load

9 kg

MAX SPINNING SPEED

Up to 1400 rpm

Noise level

Wash: 49 dB

Spin: 75 dB

Programs & Features

11 (Cottons, Easy-care, Shirts, Sportswear, Mixed Load, Drain/Spin, Allergy +, Super Quick 15/30, Handwash/Wool, Delicates, Rinse);

VarioPerfect™ feature (EcoPerfect or SpeedPerfect), Delay feature, Child lock

Extras

ActiveWater™ system, AntiVibration sidewall, WaveDrum

ENERGY RATINGS

A+++

Dimensions

59.8 x 59 x 84.8 cm 

Warranty

2 years (10 years on motor)

PROS

This Samsung washing machine is equipped with an AddWash™ door that can be opened when the washing cycle has already started. It will allow you to add into the drum some garments, conditioner, or clothing that only requires rinsing. Right during the washing process.

CONS

A machine with an 8-kg max load could be more compact.

OUR VERDICT

Sharing the same features and conveniences with the Samsung 9 kg washing machine, this model has a smaller drum and lower maximum load, which makes the washing process more efficient. Besides, a high spinning speed will ensure faster tumble drying.

detailed parameters
Type

Freestanding,
Front loader

Max Load

8 kg

MAX SPINNING SPEED

Up to 1400 rpm

Noise level

Wash: 53 dB

Spin: 74 dB

Programs & Features

14 (Super Eco Wash, Bedding, Daily Wash, Delicates, Baby Care, Outdoor Care, Dark Garment, Cotton, Eco-cotton, Synthetics, Wool, Spin, Rinse + Spin, Eco Drum Clean);

Delay feature, Bubble soak feature, Quick Wash (15/30) option, Child lock

Extras

Ecobubble™ technology, AddWash™ door, Diamond drum

ENERGY RATINGS

A+++

Dimensions

60 x 55 x 85 cm

Warranty

5 years (10 years on motor)

PROS

This quiet washing machine has a special DrumClean programme for thorough cleaning of the drum, which helps to prevent odour formation. Moreover, a DrumClean Reminder feature will let you know when it is time to activate the said programme.

CONS

Its porthole is only 30 cm in diameter.

OUR VERDICT

If 8 kg maximum load is enough for your needs, this energy-saving model is a fantastic choice. Featuring an automatic load adjustment system, it uses less water for washing. In addition, an EcoPerfect function will help you save on electricity bills.

detailed parameters
Type

Freestanding,
Front loader

Max Load

8 kg

MAX SPINNING SPEED

Up to 1400 rpm

Noise level

Wash: 55 dB

Spin: 76 dB

Programs & Features

15 (Cottons, Cottons Eco, Easy-care, Dark Wash, Shirts, Sportswear, Mixed Load, Allergy +, Super Quick 15/30, Duvet, Night Wash, Drum Clean with Reminder, Rinse/Spin/Drain, Wool/Handwash, Delicate/Silk);

VarioPerfect™ feature (EcoPerfect or SpeedPerfect), Delay feature, Child lock

Extras

ActiveWater™ system, AntiVibration sidewall

ENERGY RATINGS

A+++

Dimensions

59.8 x 55 x 84.8 cm

Warranty

2 years (10 years on motor)

PROS

Owing to the Load balancing system, the appliance will evenly distribute the laundry load to minimise vibration and ensure effective washing. Meanwhile, a Foam control system will provide an additional rinse if too much foam has been detected.

CONS

The unit is a bit less energy efficient than its rivals.

OUR VERDICT

Combining a high maximum load with impressively quiet operation, this machine boasts an excellent price-quality ratio. Besides, it has as many as 16 preset programs, ergonomic LCD display, and handy indicator lights for the most convenient operation.

detailed parameters
Type

Freestanding,
Front loader

Max Load

9 kg

MAX SPINNING SPEED

Up to 1400 rpm

Noise level

Wash: 50 dB

Spin: 78 dB

Programs & Features

16 (Mix Coloured, Cotton 45' and 59', Synthetics, Eco Cotton 40° and 20°, Mix, Express 20, Gym Kit, Sport Shoes, Baby, Rinse, Rinse/Spin/Drain, Duvet, Wool, Silk and Curtains);

EnergySaver feature, Child lock

Extras

Digital Progress indicator, Balance control system, Foam control system

ENERGY RATINGS

A++

Dimensions

59.5 x 60 x 85 cm

Warranty

10 years (product registration)

Samsung WW90K5413UX

Perfect for a Big Family

Today, home appliances become more and more energy-efficient, ergonomic, and environmentally-safe, and the Samsung washing machine is a wonderful example of this winning combination. The manufacturer has done its best to make sure nothing is overlooked in terms of quality and usability. And the proof of its premium quality is a generous 5-year warranty for the machine and a 10-year warranty for the motor.

First things first, the machine utilises the patented Ecobubble technology that allows for effective washing of clothes even in cold water. How does it work? Water, detergent, and air are mixed into a soapy foam. And as this foam is pumped into the drum, it penetrates the garments and starts removing dirt and stains right away (unlike conventional washing methods). In the result, your clothes will be left immaculately clean. This method works for any type of fabric and can be used even for the most delicate garments thanks to another great feature - a diamond drum that has a special imprint and extra-small holes to create a kind of water cushion beneath the clothes, preventing any tear and damage.

Next, this model has a wonderful AddWash feature - the big front door has a smaller add-on door which you can use for throwing in more stuff (forgotten clothing or some laundry softener at the end of the washing cycle). For this, you just need to activate a Start/Pause button, unlock the small door, put the items in, relock the door, and resume the machine's operation.

Finally, it is important to note that the appliance has a child lock function that will prevent your little explorer from opening both doors or reprogramming the machine.

Review of Samsung WW90K5413UX Freestanding Washing Machine

Programmes and Options

The machine has 14 standard programmes including Cotton, Eco-cotton, Synthetics, Wool, Denim, Eco Drum Clean, Super Eco Wash, Bedding, Daily Wash, Delicates, Baby Care, Outdoor Care, Dark Garment, Rinse + Spin. You can easily choose the appropriate one with an ergonomic cycle selector.

There is also a number of additional options allowing you to control the water temperature, spinning speed, and the number of rinses. You can also activate an intensive or pre-wash option (depending on the cycle), as well as an Eco-bubble, Quick Wash (15/30), and Delay End functions.

The Eco-bubble function helps users get rid of all kinds of stains while the Quick Wash feature is a real time saver when it comes to washing lightly-soiled clothes. It will allow you to reduce the washing time down to 30 or even 15 minutes depending on the load in the drum. As for the Delay End function, it will enable you to preset the cycle's end time so that you can have the washing complete by the morning, for example.

Summing it all up, if you are looking for a reliable, silent, and powerful washing machine to do your family's laundry, the Samsung WW90K5413UX is a solid option. With Eco Bubble technology, it will be especially useful for families with allergy sufferers.

Samsung WW90K5413UX Freestanding Washing Machine in the use

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Bosch WAT28371GB

Takes Care of Your Garments

Modern washing machines are designed to make washing quiet, effective, and gentle on fabrics. And the Bosch WAT28371GB is exactly like that. Thanks to the VarioDrum with asymmetrical pedals and droplet-shaped design, the laundry remains in the centre during the drum rotation (irrespective of its direction). This will not only ensure effective and thorough cleaning of your garments but will also prevent them from creasing, stretching, or damaging during the washing cycle.

The unique spiral embossment on the sidewalls is one more innovative solution meant to minimise vibration and enhance the stability of the machine. Combined with enhanced insulation, this AntiVibration design makes the unit one of the quietest washing machines available on the market (its noise level makes only 49 decibels during the washing cycle and 75 decibels during the spinning cycle).

Every single detail of this Bosh washing machine was made with a user's convenience in mind. Even if you have forgotten to throw in some items, an ergonomic reload function will allow you to add them during the washing cycle (but not when the water level is too high or the suds temperature is over 50°C).

Review of Bosch WAT28371GB Washing Machine

Fast and Eco-Friendly

The Bosch WAT28371GB has 10 preset programmes: Allergy +, Shirts, Sportswear, Super Quick 15/30, Mixed Load, Delicates/Silk, Handwash/Wool, Cottons (at 20°C, 40°C, 60°C and 90°C), Easy-Care (30°C or 40°C), Rinse, and Spin/Drain.

An Allergy + cycle was specially designed to help you minimise allergy risks. When washing cotton garments and linen, you can select the programme with the desired temperature to achieve the best results each time. Likewise, there are two temperature options for an Easy-Care programme.

Thanks to the VarioPerfect™ feature, you can adjust the washing process to your needs by either shortening washing time by 65% or reducing energy consumption by 50%. All you need to do is choose a SpeedPerfect or an EcoPerfect function while setting the program.

In a word, the Bosch WAT28371GB washing machine is incredibly efficient, silent in operation, and convenient in use. Featuring 9 kg maximum load, Allergy + programme, and a child lock, it is a great option for any household.

Bosch WAT28371GB Washing Machine in the use

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Samsung WW80K5413UW

Meant to Make Your Life Easier

The Samsung WW80K5413UW is a user-friendly and efficient washing machine that is also silent in use. The unit is equipped with a Digital Inverter Motor that provides low-noise and low-vibration operation. And owing to an automatic error-monitoring system, all possible problems will be detected at an early stage - easy solutions to those issues will be provided via a Smartphone App.

Moving on, we would like to emphasise that this machine uses the patented Ecobubble™ technology to mix detergent with water and air, ensuring faster penetration in fibres even under lower temperatures. A 30-minute bubble soak that effectively fights even stubborn stains can be added to any programme.

Made with a user's convenience in mind, an ergonomic AddWash™ door enables you to add more items or some cloth softeners even if you have already activated a washing programme. That is to say, you can also add your hand-washed items of clothing for a final rinse.

Review of Samsung WW80K5413UW Freestanding Washing Machine

Full Control Over the Washing

The washing machine has the following programmes that you can select by turning a dial: Super Eco Wash, Bedding, Daily Wash, Delicates, Baby Care, Outdoor Care, Dark Garment, Cotton, Eco-cotton, Synthetics, Wool, Spin, Rinse + Spin, and Eco drum clean.

Next to the dial, there is an LCD screen and digital control panel that lets you adjust all important parameters such as washing temperature, a number of rinses, spinning speed, and washing options (pre-wash, intensive, bubble wash).

Additionally, the machine has a Delay End and Quick Wash features that will give you full control over the washing process. For example, the Delay End feature will help get your garments washed by the time you come back from work, for instance. Just keep in mind that when using this programme, you should add detergent to the detergent drawer (not to the drum) so that it does not discolour the laundry. The Quick Wash option is recommended to use for smaller loads (about 2 kg) or for washing lightly-soiled clothing.

All in all, this low noise washing machine will help you thoroughly wash your garments and linen. It is equally perfect for bigger (up to 8 kg) and smaller loads.

Samsung WW80K5413UW Freestanding Washing Machine in the use

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Bosch Serie 4 WAN28201GB

Saves Your Money and Time

This silent washing machine by Bosh is one of the most energy-efficient models you can find on the market today. Not only does it have an EcoPerfect function that helps you save on electricity bills; it also uses an ActiveWater™ system with special 2-step automatic load adjustment that allows for using less water and saving this resource as well. By the way, if the washing speed is your priority, you can always press a SpeedPerfect button to reduce the washing time significantly.

The model is super convenient in use. Featuring a DrumClean cycle, it has a handy reminder function that will let you know when it is time to activate this programme so as to get rid of any foul odours that might develop inside the drum.

Meanwhile, the unit has all the innovative features you can find in other Bosh models. It boasts a specially designed AntiVibration sidewall that, combined with noise reduction material, reduces vibration, provides more stability, and minimises noise pollution. It also has a Reload function that enables you to add some clothes or remove them during the washing cycle.

Review of Bosch Serie 4 WAN28201GB Freestanding Washing Machine

Makes Laundry Care a Breeze

Now, let's have a closer look at the unit's operation. This quiet washing machine has a nice control panel with a dial and an LCD screen. The dial allows you to select one of the following programmes: Allergy +, Shirts, Dark Wash, Sportswear, Duvet, Delicates/Silk, Drum Clean, Rinse/Spin/Drain, Cottons, Cottons Eco, Easy-Care, Wool, SuperQuick, Mixed Load, or Night Wash.

Behind the LCD screen, there are touch control buttons for activating additional functions and options. More precisely, you will be able to alter the water temperature and spinning speed. In addition to that, you can use a Reduced Ironing option for minimising creases on clothing and linen. An Aqua Plus button will allow you to increase the water level while SpeedPerfect and EcoPerfect functions will help you save time or electric power. Finally, a 24-hour start delay will ensure the washing cycle is started just when you need it to.

All thing considered, this functional, reliable, and energy-saving washing machine with 8 kg loading capacity is a fantastic choice for a medium-sized household.

Bosch Serie 4 WAN28201GB Freestanding Washing Machine in the use

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Indesit EWE91482W

Moderately-Priced Alternative

The Indesit EWE91482W is a reasonably-priced washing machine that boasts a relatively low noise level (50 decibels while washing and 78 decibels while spinning) and a wide selection of preset programmes. Though it is a little less energy-efficient than its rivals (A++ vs A+++), it has a competitive 9 kg maximum load.

Understanding that different types of clothing require different care, the manufacturer has equipped this machine with multiple programmes to provide excellent washing results each time. This model not only offers special cycles for washing wool, cotton, and synthetics but also features some unique programmes for washing sportswear and even sports shoes to help you keep your gym gear in a perfect condition. It also offers a Duvets programme for thorough washing of padded items, making sure feathers remain evenly distributed. Finally, the unit has a special programme for washing babies' items. It will efficiently fight stains and dirt. Plus, it will remove any potential allergens from fabrics.

Review of Indesit EWE91482W Freestanding Washing Machine

Multiple Programmes + Convenient Options

The operation is pretty intuitive. Like most washing machines, the unit has a control knob for selecting the washing programme (the programmes are listed on its left, each with a corresponding number) and an LCD screen with some additional buttons above it. You can set one of the following cycles: Mix Coloured, Cotton 45' and 59', Synthetics, Eco Cotton 40° and 20°, Mix, Express 20, Gym Kit, Sport Shoes, Baby, Rinse, Rinse/Spin/Drain, Duvet, Wool, and Silk and Curtains.

All the buttons for additional options (Extra Wash, Extra Rinse, Energy Saver, Keypad Lock, and Start/Pause) are equipped with indicator lights that will notify you which of them are activated at the moment.

  • An Extra Wash option added to any fast cycle will help you to get rid of stubborn stains.
  • An Extra Rinse feature will help you remove the detergent residue.
  • A Keypad Lock locks the control panel so that your little one will not be able to reprogramme it.
  • This machine also has a handy delay start option - as you activate it, the countdown timer will be displayed on the LCD screen.

In case your chosen option is not compatible with your selected cycle, the button will not be activated and the indicator light will flash.

In a nutshell, the Indesit EWE91482W is a functional and silent washing machine that will be especially appreciated by new parents as well as by regular gym goers.

Indesit EWE91482W Freestanding Washing Machine in the use

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What Is a Quiet Washing Machine?

Home appliances become more and more functional, energy-efficient, and quiet in operation - even the most powerful ones. Today, you can get a washing machine with large load capacity and a high RPM level for efficient washing and spinning that produces minimum noise. Being a great solution for studio flats, such appliances are a real find for any household because you can use them any time of day and night (most of the units are equipped with a start delay function) without disturbing your nearest and dearest. In such a way, you will be able to save on electricity bills while keeping your clothes perfectly clean. Moreover, most of these innovative silent washing machines are equipped with additional energy-saving features that will allow you to save both electric power and water.

To keep your laundry organised, we recommend you to get one of these handy plastic or wooden laundry baskets. And if you have a cramped bathroom, opt for one of these collapsible baskets that require minimum space for storage.

What Features to Compare

Type

There are several things to keep in mind while choosing the best quiet washing machine for your needs, and the first one is its type.

All appliances of this kind can be divided into freestanding and integrated. Freestanding washing machines are more common; you can place them in any comfortable place in your laundry room, bathroom, or kitchen. On the other hand, integrated (or built-in) washing machines are more securely fitted. Featuring a low-vibration and low-noise operation, they can be hidden behind a cupboard door to keep your kitchen neat. In any case, before buying a washing machine, it is important to make sure it will slot into the space, so please pay attention to the dimensions.

Washing machines can also be divided into front load and top load units. Front loaders have a porthole on their front, so you might need to bend while loading them. Taking your laundry out of a top loader is in most cases more convenient. Besides, you are less likely to drop newly-washed items on the floor. However, front loaders can be easily placed under a shelf or counter. Moreover, most front-load models now allow you to throw in forgotten clothing or add washing conditioner in the middle of the washing cycle.

Programmes and Features

We also recommend you to pay your attention to pre-set programmes and additional features a machine offers.

Most washing machines have programmes for basic needs, such as Cotton, Daily wash, Delicates, etc. If you have little children, make sure the machine has a special cycle for washing babies' clothing. You might also want to choose a model with an Allergy+ cycle that will effectively remove detergent residue from clothes. Importantly, some units have special programmes for washing sportswear and even sports shoes - it will gently and effectively remove sweat and odours.

As for additional features, they can make the washing process faster (Quick Wash or SpeedPerfect options), more effective (by adding an extra wash cycle or a bubble soak), or more energy-efficient (EcoPerfect or EnergySaver features).

Extras

Innovative silent washing machines use special patented technologies to bring the washing process to a whole new level. Most of them have special anti-vibration design to ensure a low-noise operation and quiet spin cycle. Some units have a special door for adding more laundry right during the washing cycle; some have a special drum design for delicate garment care.

A balance control system will ensure the clothes are evenly distributed inside the drum and a foam control system will activate an additional rinse cycle if too much foam has been detected.

Did you know?

Washing clothes has been one of the most time-consuming chores for centuries. Let's have a quick look at some interesting facts from the laundry history.

First Washing Methods

Laundry was (and still is in some countries) performed in rivers and brooks. To remove the dirt more effectively, clothing was twisted, rubbed, and slapped. Sometimes, special sticks or bats were used to beat out the dirt. For rubbing clothes, people used wooden or stone scrubbing surfaces until metal washboards were introduced. They were lightweight, handy, and portable. No wonder this device has soon acquired wide popularity all over the world.

First Detergents

It was only in the 19th century that soap finally became widely available; for thousands of years, people used natural detergents to bleach clothes and remove stains. The first known detergent (birch cinders) dates back to 2800 century B. C. It was used in the washing process for centuries before it was replaced with soda crystals. Native American tribes used soaproot that contains saponins which form lather when mixed with water. In India, soapnuts were (and are still) quite popular for daily cleaning needs. The Romans, who built both public laundries and public restrooms, used fermented urine from the latter for bleaching clothes. Since urine contains ammonia, it was utilised for removing stains and dirt from fabric in Medieval Europe as well.

Early Washing Machines

First washing machines were introduced around 300 years ago and they were hand-powered. Earlier models had enclosed containers with grooves or paddles for rubbing the clothes, while an ordinary stick was used for rotating them along the sides of the container. Though complicated enough, this method was more effective than washing clothing by hand. The next step was the invention of the washing machine with a wooden drum and a hand-crank to rotate it. Later, when a wooden drum was replaced with a metal one, it could be heated over a fire for better washing and bleaching results.

Up To the Present Days

Finally, at the beginning of the 20th century, an electrically-powered washing machine was introduced. However, all the switches were manual back then. Automatic washing machines appeared in 1930, but only in 1980, they became more functional and energy-saving.

If you look back at the laundry history, it seems amazing how the process has changed for a comparatively short time. Offering multiple washing programmes and a variety of eco-friendly features, modern washing machines are so quiet, efficient, and convenient, that they can make the washing process absolutely hassle-free.

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Publish Date: 2019-07-03 08:57:21