Washer Dryers Buying Guide
Wash and dry capacity determines how many items the machine can wash and dry respectively, while spin speed can make a difference to drying times. Check appliance energy ratings to see which machine will help cut costs for you. Washer dryers now offer improved energy efficiency, as well as special programmes such as half load and quick wash that can make a real difference.
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Wash & Dry Capacity
Capacity is simple but important in a washer dryer: the bigger the drum, the more you can wash and dry. A 1 kg capacity is roughly equivalent to an outfit including a pair of trousers, top, underwear and socks.
Wash capacity will always be higher than drying capacity, and our range varies from models with a 5 kg wash capacity and 2.5 kg dry capacity through to those with a huge 10 kg wash capacity and 8 kg dry capacity.
Consider an appliance that can perform wash and dry programmes within the same cycle to save time.
Look out for the wash and dry programme which does both jobs in one go.
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A faster spin speed helps your clothes to dry faster after they’ve been washed because more water is extracted during the spin cycle. You’ll be able to reduce the time needed using the drying programmes on your washer dryer if it offers a fast spin speed.
Spin speed is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm), with models ranging from 1000 to 1600 rpm. If getting your clothes dry as quickly as possible in a washer dryer is important, then you need to consider the spin speed.
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Each washer dryer offers a range of programmes and functions to suit what you need to wash and make your life simpler. Key features to look for:
Regular washing can wear down the fibres in your clothes, causing delicate items such as linen, silk and lace to look older and faded. Some washer dryers offer gentle wash cycles to help care for your clothes and keep them looking great for longer. Look for appliances with dedicated Wool or Handwash cycles that have been awarded Woolmark certificates to make sure your woollen items stay soft and smooth.
Machines with a Quick Wash function allow you to wash small loads as little as 30 minutes. Some appliances offer Wash & Dry cycles that can take just 45 minutes on certain models - ideal if you’re in a hurry.
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If you have young children, need to wash late at night or live in an open-plan home, consider a washer dryer that operates at less than 50 dB(A) to keep noise and distractions to a minimum. Our machines range from 47 dB(A) to 66 dB(A) – washer dryers rated at under 50 dB(A) make approximately the same noise as a refrigerator humming.
A quiet washer dryer can be crucial in open plan living or beneficial when it comes to late night washing or watching your favourite TV programme, preventing unnecessary distractions.
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Conserving energy and detergent is an important consideration, and many appliances offer intelligent systems that adjust electricity and water consumption to each load, so you only use what’s needed. Some also feature intelligent dosing to work out how much detergent and softener to use per current load.
Washer dryers are much more energy efficient than they used to be. Our appliances are energy rated from A to C, depending on their electricity consumption and water usage.
Sensor drying also helps cut down energy costs by turning the machine off automatically when the clothes are dry, preventing wasted energy.
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