Best Quiet Washing Machines in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 29, 2021
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 integrated Wi-Fi module, you can control your washing machine's operation remotely via the Miele@mobile app (available on iOS and Android). Just choose the washing programme and start it at any comfortable time; you will be notified when the cycle is complete.

CONS

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

OUR VERDICT

If you have a big family and need a capacious heavy-duty model,  this innovative quiet washing machine by Miele is the choicest option. Being quite portable, it has a maximum load of 9kg, allowing you to easily wash your outwear and even a double duvet.

detailed parameters
Type

Freestanding,
Front loader

Max Load

9 kg

MAX SPINNING SPEED

Up to 1400 rpm

Noise level

Wash: 46 dB

Spin: 72 dB

Programs & Features

15 (Cotton, Minimum iron, Delicates, Woollens, Silks, Shirts, QuickPowerWash, Dark garments, ECO 40-60, Proofing, Outerwear, Express 20, Sportswear, Automatic plus, Maintenance wash); 

AddLoad™ function, Delay feature, Child lock

Extras

Powerwash™ 2.0 technology, Control via Miele@home app

ENERGY RATINGS

A+++

Dimensions

59.6 x 64.3 x 85 cm

Warranty

10 years (product registration required)

PROS

The innovative AquaStop™ system prevents any water leakage throughout the service life of the unit. The machine has a double-walled feed hose, a floor tank with a float switch, and a safety valve. If any issues occur, you will be well protected from any leakage.

CONS

You might need some time to study all its functions.

OUR VERDICT

This state-of-the-art washing machine by Bosh uses the ActiveWater™ Plus system that adjusts the water consumption depending on the fabric type and the amount of laundry (detected automatically). Meanwhile, the VarioDrum™ and the water induction system ensure faster soaking. 

detailed parameters
Type

Freestanding,
Front loader

Max Load

9 kg

MAX SPINNING SPEED

Up to 1400 rpm

Noise level

Wash: 48 dB

Spin: 72 dB

Programs & Features

14 (Auto Soft, Shirts, SuoerQuick 15/30, Mixed Load, Drum Clean, Rinse, Spin/Drain, ECO 40-60, Cottons, Cotton Colour, Easy Care, Delicates/Silk, Wool);

Delay feature, Child lock

Extras

ActiveWater™ Plus system, AllergyPlus™ technology, AquaStop™ technology, AntiVibration sidewall, VarioDrum, Control via Home Connect app

ENERGY RATINGS

A+++

Dimensions

59 x 59.8 x 84.5 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

AllergyPlus™ technology was introduced to meet the needs of people with sensitive skin. Washing clothes and linen at a higher temperature and a longer rinse cycle will allow for removing detergent residue and other allergens. A Mixed Load programme is ideal for washing all types of fabrics and colours.

CONS

Some programmes are almost identical.

OUR VERDICT

If you live a busy life, the Bosch WAN28281GB will help you save lots of time on taking care of your laundry. The SpeedPerfect™ technology will allow you to significantly shorten the washing time (the quality is not compromised). For lightly soiled items, you can use the Super Quick 15 programme.

detailed parameters
Type

Freestanding,
Front loader

Max Load

8 kg

MAX SPINNING SPEED

Up to 1400 rpm

Noise level

Wash: 52 dB

Spin: 74 dB

Programs & Features

14 (AllergyPlus, Shirts, Dark Wash, Sportswear, Delicates/Silk, Night Wash, Mixed Load, Cottons, ECO 40-60, Intensive, EasyCare, Wool, SuperQuick 15/30, Rinse); 

Delay feature, Child lock

Extras

ActiveWater™ system, AllergyPlus™ technology, AntiVibration sidewall

ENERGY RATINGS

A+++

Dimensions

60 x 59 x 85 cm

Warranty

2 years (10 years on motor)

PROS

Anti-Bacterial Treatment (ABT) technology effectively prevents mould and bacteria growth in the detergent drawer and other areas, thus, preventing bad odours. This will ensure easier cleaning and will help you save on washer cleaners in the long run.

CONS

The smoked glass door makes it harder to see what's inside.

OUR VERDICT

Featuring the lowest spin noise level, the Haier HW80-B14636 is one of the best quiet washing machines on the market. This stylish and compact appliance is a fantastic choice for smaller dwellings or studio apartments. Also ideal for families with small kids.

detailed parameters
Type

Freestanding,
Front loader

Max Load

8 kg

MAX SPINNING SPEED

Up to 1400 rpm

Noise level

Wash: 56 dB

Spin: 67 dB

Programs & Features

16 (Cotton, Synthetic, Mix, Wool, Underwear, Sport, Jeans, Hygienic, Fast, Express 15, Daily Wash, Baby Care, Delicate/Silk, Hand Wash, Duvet, Spin);

Delay feature, Child lock

Extras

Anti-Bacterial Treatment (ABT) technology, AutoWeight™ Technology

ENERGY RATINGS

A+++

Dimensions

58.5 x 55 x 85 cm

Warranty

5 years (product registration required)

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Miele WSG363

Excellent Results in the Shortest Time Possible

Combining high efficiency with low-noise performance (46 decibels when washing and 72 decibels when spinning), the Miele WSG363 is definitely one of the best quiet washing machines out there. The unit won't take too much space in your bathroom or kitchen, yet featuring a 9kg capacity it can be easily used for washing larger garments and linen, even double duvets. The patented honeycomb drum, in its turn, will guarantee gentle laundry care, while an ergonomic AddLoad function will allow you to add some clothing right during the washing cycle.

Next, this innovative machine uses a unique PowerWash technology (activated automatically for a number of settings) that provides the most effective washing within the shortest time possible, with the lowest energy consumption.

To give you full control over the washing process, the appliance is equipped with an integrated WiFi module. You can download the Miele@mobile app to your smartphone, create a Miele user account, and connect the machine to your home WiFi network. This will help you to control the appliance remotely and easily access information about the unit's operating status and programme sequence.

Review of Miele WSG363 Freestanding Washing Machine with Quick Powerwash

Tailored to Your Needs

Multiple programmes (Cotton, Minimum iron, Delicates, Woollens, Silks, Shirts, QuickPowerWash, Dark garments, ECO 40-60, Proofing, Outerwear, Express 20, Sportswear, Automatic plus, and Maintenance wash) will allow you to get excellent washing results each time. With the unique QuickPowerWash programme, a complete wash is achieved in just 49 minutes and the quality is not compromised at all. In other words, the unit will leave your garments and linen perfectly clean in half the time a conventional washing machine would do.

To help you get the hang of using this machine, the manual includes a comprehensive programme chart with lists of items, washing temperature, maximum load, and helpful tips. For most programmes, you can additionally select the following extras: SingleWash, Pre-ironing, Water +, Pre-wash, Soak, Intensive, Extra quiet, Extra gentle, and AllergoWash.

Lastly, we would like to mention that the detergent drawer here has a special capsule compartment and a softener compartment. You can use Miele portioned capsules for washing your woollen and silk clothes, sportswear, and other clothing.

Summing up, the Miele WSG363 is a fantastic choice for ultimate laundry care. It will help to keep your clothes and linen clean and looking like new for long years to come.

Miele WSG363 Freestanding Washing Machine with Quick Powerwash in the use

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User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price £1,047.00
Stock In stock
ASIN B07VZGB7R3

 

Bosch WAU28PH9GB Serie 6

In Tune With the Times

Packed with the latest technologies, this washing machine by Bosh combines whisper-quiet performance with outstanding efficiency. In addition to the top-quality insulation that minimises noise pollution even during the spin cycle, the unit has futuristic sidewalls that enhance stability and reduce vibration. With that, the machine offers an impressive 9kg capacity.

To take the guesswork out of the dosing and to ensure excellent results each time, the i-DOS System will measure the precise amount of detergent for each load. Meanwhile, the ActiveWater Plus technology uses built-in sensors for adjusting the amount of water depending on the type of material and degree of soiling.

The fabric-friendly VarioDrum system structure promotes even water distribution that will help you wash all types of garments without creasing, stretching, or damaging them. Its asymmetrical paddles and droplet-shaped design will direct your laundry right to the drum's centre, providing faster soaking and more effective cleaning of your clothes.

The good news for tech lovers - the appliance can be controlled via the Alexa app. So, even when you are not at home, you can take care of your laundry thanks to the Home Connect app. It will help you monitor and control the washing machine's operation remotely; notifications on the current programme status will be sent to your mobile gadget. Even more, it will allow you to choose the right programme depending on the laundry's fabric type, colour, and degree of soiling.

Review of Bosch WAU28PH9GB Serie 6 Freestanding Washing Machine

User-Friendly and Reliable

In addition to basic washing programmes, this innovative appliance provides many additional functions. For example, to reduce washing time, you can use the SpeedPerfect feature that can be combined with most of the programmes. With that, your garments will be thoroughly cleaned in half of the usual time or even faster.

The other extra, an ergonomic Reload function, will allow you to add the missed items to the load after pressing a pause button; just make sure the water level is not too high and its temperature is below 50°C. A TimeDelay function, on the other hand, will help you have your clothes washed by the time you are ready to take the laundry out.

Finally, the machine is equipped with a reliable AquaStop system. Its feed hose is double-walled for better durability and leakage protection. Besides, the unit uses a floor tank with a float switch and a safety valve. Both these features will prevent any kind of water leakage and prolong the unit's service life.

In a word, the Bosch WAU28PH9GB washing machine is reliable and innovative appliance packed with user-friendly features. You can delay start, add more clothes during the cycle, and even control it remotely.

Bosch WAU28PH9GB Serie 6 Freestanding Washing Machine in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price £587.00
Stock In stock
ASIN B084R61CY1

 

Samsung WW80K5413UW

Meant to Make Your Life Easier

The Samsung WW80K5413UW is another 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 8kg) and smaller loads.

Samsung WW80K5413UW Freestanding Washing Machine in the use

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User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price £399.00
Stock In stock
ASIN B01CM7TR8Y

 

Bosch WAN28281GB Serie 4

Saves Your Time and Money

The Bosch WAN28281GB uses innovative AntiVibration design, SpeedPerfect function, EcoSilence Drive and other ingenious inventions introduced by the company's engineers. For a user, this means that the machine is very quiet in operation and has very low energy consumption combined with excellent performance and durability.

Offering an 8kg capacity, the appliance has an automatic load adjustment function that will help you save on your electricity and water bills. It adjusts the washing cycle duration and water consumption depending on the fabric type and load capacity. Also, if you do not use the machine for a while, it switches to an energy-saving mode (the displays go out) until you use it again. A SpeedPerfect option will allow you to minimise washing time if you need fast yet quality results.

Next, you'll find using and maintaining the appliance a breeze. An ergonomic Reload function will come in useful for adding or removing clothes in the middle of the washing cycle; however, it is not possible in case the water level is too high or the operating temperature is above 50°C.

To ensure cleanliness and freshness of your laundry, it is important to regularly wash the drum. And, luckily, the DrumClean feature will remind you to do so after every 20 cycles (if you only use low-temperature washing settings).

Review of Bosch WAN28281GB Serie 4 Freestanding Washing Machine

So Silent that You Can Run It at Night

This functional washing machine has the following programmes: Shirts, Dark Wash, Sportswear, Delicates/Silk, Night Wash, Mixed Load, Cottons, ECO 40-60, Intensive, EasyCare, Wool, and SuperQuick 15/30.

The AllergyPlus mode allows you to effectively remove any allergens (including the detergent residue) from your and your kids' clothing and linen. This is achieved owing to the higher temperatures and a longer rinse cycle. The Mixed Load programme allows you to wash clothes made of various fabrics in one load. The Night Wash setting, in its turn, is irreplaceable for super quiet washing at the night time when electricity is cheaper. It features a lower final spin speed and there will be no final signal when the programme is complete. If you need to quickly wash a small amount (2 kg max) of lightly soiled clothing, choose the SuperQuick mode in combination with the SpeedPerfect function. In this case, the whole cycle will only take 15 minutes.

To wrap it up, the Bosch WAN28281GB is a functional and energy-efficient appliance. Though not the largest in our shortlist, this model has lots of innovative features that make it a great choice for a big family.

Bosch WAN28281GB Serie 4 Freestanding Washing Machine in the use

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User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price £399.00
Stock In stock
ASIN B08CF2ZLMK

 

Haier HW80-B14636

Direct Motion Motor for the Quietest Performance

The Haier HW80-B14636 is one of the quietest washing machines out there. Producing only a 65 decibels full spin noise, the appliance won't disturb you or your family members even during the powerful spin cycle. This is largely achieved owing to the Direct Motion Motor that is incredibly effective and energy-efficient. This motor has a unique construction with fewer moving parts which helps to minimise vibration and noise but maximise the reliability. With 8kg maximum load and 1400 RPM maximum speed, this freestanding unit will handle any washing task easily.

Not only the motor is prominent in this machine. Everything is well thought out to help you make your clothes extra clean. The machine has built-in digital scales for weighing your laundry and automatically adjusting the cycle duration and the amount of water to be used. In other words, it selects the most optimal settings for the best cleaning results.

Designed to make your laundry chores as easy as possible, the machine is equipped with a 24-hour delay timer. Just preset the time when you want the programme to finish and its starting time will be calculated automatically. That way, your clothing and linen will be perfectly clean whenever it is convenient for you.

Review of Haier HW80-B14636 Freestanding Washing Machine

Clean and Fresh Clothes Every Time

As for the programmes this machine offers, they are as follows: Cotton, Synthetic, Mix, Wool, Underwear, Sport, Jeans, Hygienic, Fast, Express 15, Daily Wash, Baby Care, Delicate/Silk, Hand Wash, Duvet, and Spin. An ergonomic control panel and the unit's large LCD screen will make selecting a programme, setting washing temperature and spin speed a breeze. To find out which programme to choose for washing different types of textile, you can always consult the user manual. The box includes comprehensive cleaning and maintenance instructions, as well as a troubleshooting guide.

We would also like to mention a unique ABT technology - the areas prone to bacterial growth (like a detergent drawer or a door gasket) here are protected by a special material that prevents bacteria build-up. This Anti-Bacterial Treatment (ABT) technology will prevent odour formation and ensure a hygienic cleaning time after time. It will also help you save on washer cleaners.

Summing up, the Haier HW80-B14636 is a silent, reliable, and stylish appliance that brings laundry care to a new level. Intelligently designed, it will help save your time on chores and lower your electricity and water bills.

Haier HW80-B14636 Freestanding Washing Machine in the use

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Last updated price $0.00
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ASIN B071HF9PKC

 

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