The EcoSilence Drive™ tech will be able to reduce noise. The VarioPerfect™ feature will allow you to prioritise speed or energy consumption. The HygieneCare programme will make sure you don't damage delicate garments. The Drum Clean setting will work wonders removing dirt and bacteria from the drum, ensuring the most productive cleaning cycle.
The drying capacity is passable at best.
Bosch WVG30462GB is more feature-rich than most high-end washing machines. You'll be able to effectively remove the toughest stains yet make sure you don't waste unnecessary water and energy. Also, the SoftSurge™ system will ensure that the drum lasts.
7 kg washing, 4 kg drying
10 (Down Wear, Drum clean, Mixed Load, Super Quick 15, Allergy +, Hygiene Care, Wool Programme, Delicate/Silk, Drying, Fluff Removal Cycle), VarioPerfect™ feature (SpeedPerfect, EcoPerfect), Delay feature, Child lock
EcoSilence Drive™ , SoftSurge™ system, ActiveWater™ system, Anti-vibration sidewall, Foam detection system, Overdosage indication
85 x 60 x 59 cm
2 years (10 years on the motor)
The Steam Hygiene system adds extra steam when the wash cycle is complete to make sure the clothes come out as clean as possible. The Direct Injection technology pre-mixes water and detergent, increasing the mix's penetration into fibres and letting the detergent enzymes activate quicker than they normally do.
Some programmes take more time than you'd expect.
Hotpoint RD1076JD is the most complete appliance on this list. It is able to accommodate more clothes/garments than most combo machines without measuring more than them. At the same time, packed with cutting-edge tech, the unit will take good care of your clothes.
10 kg washing, 7 kg drying
14 (Daily Wash & Dry, Shirts Wash & Dry, Pre Iron, Steam Refresh, Anti-Stain Turbo 45, Anti-Stain Power 20°C, Cotton, Eco Cotton, Synthetics, Multicolour, Ultra Delicates, Wool, Sport, Fast), Delay feature, Child lock
Steam technology, Direct Injection system, Spreading drum action, Anti-stain system, Woolmark platinum care technology
85 x 59.5 x 60.5 cm
The anti-stain system works wonders removing up to 20 stubborn everyday stains. The machine's able to do that in one wash, even without pre-soaking. The Woolmark platinum care tech behind the unit's delicate wash programme will provide spotless results and protect the garment's softness.
The noise levels reach 81 decibels when drying clothes.
Hotpoint WDAL8640G combines form, fit, and function, matching aesthetics with performance. The machine looks sleek, smooth, and polished. At the same time, you won't have to worry about this appliance not being able to remove stains or make clothes as clean as the day you bought them.
8 kg washing, 6 kg drying
14 (Anti Stain, Whites, Cottons 90°, Cottons 60°, Cottons 40°, Synthetics 60°, Synthetics 40°, Anti Allergy, Wool, Delicates, Fastwash 30, Ready to Wear 45, Drying Cottons, Drying Synthetics, Drying Wool), Delay feature
Anti-stain and Anti-allergy system, Woolmark platinum care technology
85 x 59.5 x 54 cm
The Cotton 40 programme will prevent the machine from harming cotton garments, all whilst making sure that the most stubborn stains are removed within 45 minutes. The Special Shoes programme will ensure that runners and various shoes are cleaned spotless. The cycle takes one hour and does not damage the drum.
The spin speed is relatively mediocre.
Indesit IWDC6125 is reliable and effective yet quite simple operation-wise. The mechanical dials with LED indicators will let you quickly figure out the machine's cycles, programmes, and features. Getting the job done without compromising garments' integrity, this unit is well worth its price.
6 kg washing, 5 kg drying
13 (White Cottons, Cottons, Coloured, Synthetics, Wool, Silk/Curtains, Jeans, Sport Intensive, Sport Light, Special Shoes, Drying Cottons, Drying Synthetics, Express Wash & Dry), Delay feature
85 x 59.5 x 53.5 cm
10 years (product registration required)
The anti-stain technology delivers outstanding cleaning results, all without "forcing" you to pre-treat clothes/use expensive chemicals. At the same time, the anti-allergy tech adds extra rinse to remove as well as neutralise more than 99.9% of major allergens. The height-adjustable feet let you place the unit onto uneven surfaces.
There's no delay feature.
Hotpoint FDL9640K is the most unique unit within this lineup from the aesthetics standpoint. The machine's nine-kilogram washing capacity is enough to handle family-sized loads in one go. There are 13 different cycles that will let you treat and clean various garments.
9 kg washing, 6 kg drying
13 (Anti-Stain, Anti-Stain Quick, Whites, Cottons, Eco Cotton, Anti-Allergy, Wool, Delicates, Fast Wash 30, Wash and Dry 45, Drying Cottons, Drying Synthetics, Drying Wool)
Anti-stain and Anti-allergy system, Woolmark platinum care technology
85 x 59.5 x 54 cm
The Bosch WVG30462GB is packed to the rafters with various features and programmes.
First, the EcoSilence Drive™ works wonders reducing noise, so the machine is as quiet as they come.
The VarioPerfect™ feature lets you choose between SpeedPerfect and EcoPerfect, prioritising speed when that's necessary or saving as much energy as possible when speed is not of the essence.
At the same time, the HygieneCare programme keeps the temperature low to prevent clothing damage.
Meanwhile, the Drum Clean setting removes any existing dirt and bacteria from the machine's drum, ensuring the most productive cleaning cycle.
The AllergyPlus feature will make sure that people who suffer from allergies and those who have sensitive skin won't have any issues with the machine.
What else is there to add? The foam detection system does an excellent job removing excess foam, whilst overdosage indication will make sure you don't use more washing powder than necessary.
The machine's brilliant. Its downsides are basically limited to unimpressive (four kilograms) drying capacity.
Apart from that, there are not too many washing machines that could tussle with this appliance, and we haven't seen any washer-dryer combination units that impressed us more than this one.
The Hotpoint RD1076JD makes things easy. With this machine, you won't have to do much. First and foremost, the Steam Hygiene tech will be adding extra steam periods at the end of a complete wash cycle to ensure the deepest, most intensive clean.
At the same time, the Direct Injection tech will make sure that water and detergent are pre-mixed to increase penetration into fibres and enable the detergent enzymes to activate as fast as possible, adding extra cleaning power.
The tech allows the machine to remove more than 100 stains at 20 degrees Celcius. These stains can range from pizza and coffee to pen ink, mud, bronzers, and more.
Meanwhile, the appliance is spreading drum action incorporates unconventional movements to avoid fabric friction and reduce fibre stress, offering better colour protection than most washing machines.
Though the tech here is impressive and so are the features, the machine's specs sell this product as much as anything else. Able to produce 1600 revolutions per minute, the appliance will have no issues removing the toughest stains.
Its capacity is no joke too. You'll be able to load 10 kilograms and dry 7 kilograms worth of clothing items/garments. Considering that the unit measures the ~same 85 x 59.5 x 60.5 centimetres that most washer dryer combos add up to, this large capacity is nothing short of impressive.
Can't go Wrong with Silver and Grey
The Hotpoint WDAL8640G looks more modern and sleek than most washer dryer combo units.
As much as we like its grey/silver accents, the machine's looks are not that important here. What's important is all the tech the unit's packing that makes the appliance so effective and reliable.
First things first, the anti-stain system will be able to remove as many as 20 tough everyday stains in one wash without pre-soaking. Managing drum rotation, temperature, detergent, and water as cleverly as possible, this tech makes sure the clothes come out squeaky-clean.
Apart from that, the Woolmark platinum care tech uses the machine's delicate wash programme to ensure spotless results all whilst protecting the fabric's softness at the same time.
The machine's motor is quiet more often than not. That being said, when drying clothes, the appliance goes above 80 decibels, so we wouldn't necessarily call the entire unit quiet.
On the upside, the appliance's specs are solid. It is able to reach 1400 revolutions per minute and the capacity will let you stuff clothing items adding to 8 kilograms inside the machine.
In short, the Hotpoint WDAL8640G will have no issues getting the job done and looking sleek in the process.
Getting the Job Done
The Indesit IWDC6125 is as reliable as these washer dryer combo machines get, though it is not as impressive on paper as its competition within the same price bracket.
Of course, that's partially because the people behind Indesit were never the biggest fans of packing their appliances with various questionable features and naming the technologies that these appliances use to secure solid results.
The machine gets the job done without compromising clothes integrity, that's the bottom line.
The Cotton 40 cycle will be able to extend extra care to cotton garments, all whilst effectively removing stains at 40 degrees Celcius within 45 minutes.
At the same time, the Special Sport programme will give you fresh, clean kits taking the same 45 minutes, cleaning and preparing non-iron sportswear items quicker than most washing machines.
Meanwhile, the Special Shoes cycle will make sure that the runners come out spotless within an hour and without damaging the drum.
The company's condensing tumble dryers have never been especially quiet but here, incorporating anti-vibration sidewalls, the engineers behind this product have been able to reduce noise and keep the machine stable and secure.
The machine's flaws are more or less limited to the relatively underwhelming (1200 rpm) spin speed.
Going With Black
The Hotpoint FDL9640K is black, as you can probably tell. Since these machines are usually adopting light finishes, we can definitely get behind the somewhat unique aesthetic.
Do the appliance's advantages end with its interesting/attractive appearance? Not really, although we've seen more impressive washer dryer machines before.
It's not as if we've any major gripes with the unit, it is that most machines on this list have more different features to offer. For starters, the machine comes without a delay feature, which is a shame since it is an excellent feature, even though rarely used.
The appliance could also use anti-vibration sidewalls or its successors spreading drum action mechanism. We're not saying that the unit is loud but we're not saying the opposite either.
The machine definitely has its advantages though. The anti-stain tech secures excellent cleaning results without pre-treating clothes and using expensive chemicals. The anti-allergy system outputs extra rinse and high temperature to neutralise and remove most (>99.9%) major allergens.
Its 9-kilogram washing capacity will let you dump considerable loads inside the machine, whilst the 6-kilogram drying capacity is enough to dry many heavy clothing items at the same time.
What Is a Washer Dryer Combo?
Washer dryer combos are machines that are able to wash and dry your clothes. Shocked? Probably not. We've all seen these machines before.
Aside from combining these two previously separated tasks, these appliances are not that different from most washing machines. You should take into account how much noise these things produce. You should look into the cycles/programmes that these units come fitted with since those will usually determine how versatile/adaptable the unit is.
Apart from that, pay attention to the tech that these machines are adopting. More often than not, washer dryer combos come equipped with various technologies/systems that make these appliances more efficient, functional, and careful. Sometimes, these technologies make sure the machine's able to remove stains without damaging the fabric. Sometimes, these systems are there to enable the unit to handle specific garments and clothing items.
Of course, you should also not forget about core specs like spin speed and capacity.