A Guide to buying a Washing Machine

Washing machines have never been more advanced or tailored to your needs. From models with large capacity drums, advanced washing cycles and highly efficient energy ratings to reduced noise levels and super fast spin speeds; we have a range of washing machines for households of all types and sizes.

Here at Currys, our knowledgeable experts will guide you through the key features and benefits to help you choose which appliance is best suited to you and your family. View our complete ranges from all the leading brands and discover our unbeatable services including next day delivery, expert installation, free recycling and full product protection.

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Capacity is a simple but important consideration for washing machines: the bigger the drum, the more you can wash. As a guide, 1 kg is roughly equivalent to an outfit

including a pair of trousers, a top, underwear and socks. High capacity machines allow you to wash less frequently, cutting down on energy bills and environmental impact.

Ranging from smaller 5 kg models to those with impressive 12 kg load sizes, we have a washing machine to suit every size of household. If you have a larger family or regularly do larger loads, try a high capacity drum. If you live in a flat or run a smaller household, consider a 5 kg or 6 kg-capacity machine.

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Spin Speed

Washing machine spin speeds range from 1000 to 1600 revolutions per minute (rpm). Faster spin speeds extract more moisture, leaving clothes dryer when they come out of the machine.

This is perfect for items like jeans that require longer drying times, or for when you need to have those favourite or important outfits ready to wear in less time without needing a tumble dryer.

Look for a machine with a medium spin speed (1400 to 1500 rpm) for efficient everyday laundry. If you prefer to hang your clothes out to dry and don't want to wait too long, consider a washing machine with a fast spin speed (1600 rpm and higher).

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Latest Technology

Look out for innovations that care for different garment types, help you save on energy consumption and maintain a more peaceful household – among other features.

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Noise level

Our machines range from 45 dB(A) to 61 dB(A) during a wash cycle - any machine under 50 dB(A) offers a quieter performance, making approximately the same noise as a refrigerator humming.

A quiet washing machine can be crucial in open-plan living and is great for those with young families or who prefer late night washing. It's handy when you're trying to watch your favourite TV programmes too.

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Energy Rating

Cut costs and help the environment with an energy efficient washing machine. All our washing machines are rated from A+++ (most efficient) down to ‘A’, depending on their electricity consumption and water usage.

When buying a washing machine, check out the technical information on 'annual consumption' for a guide to energy efficiency levels which will help you compare how efficient they are. The lower the water and energy consumption, the more you'll save on your bills.

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While our washing machines are all built to last a long time, some brands are so confident in the quality of their design that they offer extra long warranties. Manufacturers like Miele test their machines so thoroughly they claim they can last for 20 years.

Several of our ranged brands offer 5 year guarantees on their most rigorously-tested machines, which will cover you against standard mechanical breakdown. Many appliances now offer extended warranties once you’ve registered your product.

Even though extended guarantees are available, these generally will not protect you against accidental damage or mishaps. That’s why we offer our Whatever Happens Care Plans to protect your washing machine for up to 5 years for as little as £3 per month.

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