A Washer Dryer combines a washing machine and tumble dryer in one – making it the perfect model for kitchens that are limited for the room, as you’ll save so much space. If you do have the extra space in your kitchen or utility room, it may be worth buying a Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer separately, as overall they do work out cheaper to run. We always want to ensure that you receive the best quality appliances. And with Miele, Samsung, Bosch, Hoover, Gorenje, Hotpoint and Whirlpool among our trusted household names, you’ll know you’re buying a washer dryer that you’ll love and trust. Starting at 7kg and ranging up to 10kg, our models can wash a variety of different loads. Plus, with washing machines that have high spin speeds, your clothes won’t be as wet when it comes to the drying cycle, meaning you’ll use less energy.
There’s lots of things to consider before buying a new washer dryer. From finding the right drum size to suit the amount of laundry you do, to choosing a model with the most useful wash cycles, you need to find the perfect one for your needs. Our handy buying guide is full of useful information to help you pick the right model, so tackling that never-ending laundry pile will be totally effortless.
Let us guide you through the some of the commonly asked questions to help you find the right washer dryer for you
What capacity do I need?
Washer dryers have two capacities – a washing capacity and a drying capacity. Typically the drying capacity will be slightly smaller than the wash capacity, so you’ll need to bear this in mind when you’re searching for the right one to suit your laundry routine. If you prefer to do several small loads throughout the week, a smaller 6kg drum will be the best option for you. If you live in a larger household or simply like to tackle a mountain of laundry in one go, a large 10kg drum or above will let you wash more at once.You should also consider that washing capacity will normally be higher than drying capacity, as clothes condense when wet and need more room to spin while drying.To save money and time, a great tip is to look out for a washer dryer that does both functions at the same time.
What Spin speed are available?
Spin speed refers to how fast the drum moves when it’s washing your clothes. Our washer dryers range from 1200rpm to 1600rpm – which lets you know how many times the drum spins per minute. A higher spin speed gets rid of more water at the end of a wash, so your clothes won’t take as long to dry. Most machines let you adjust the spin speed to suit different items - for example, if you’re washing fabrics like silk and wool, you should choose a lower spin speed to avoid damaging delicate items. If you’re washing heavy bath towels or fabrics like denim, a faster spin speed will better suit the load
Which Wash programmes are available?
Washer dryers have lots of brilliant wash programmes to help make laundry days easier. You can keep your favourite knitted scarves and jumpers looking like new with dedicated wool programmes, as they wash at slower spin speeds. You can protect your delicate items with hand wash only programmes too, and even give your little ones’ clothes a hygienic clean with special baby programmes. They also have programmes that target really stubborn stains, so you’ll never have to worry if you spill a little red wine on your favourite shirt, or panic if the kids come in from playing in the garden covered in grass stains.
Which Drying programmes are available?
Washer dryers have lots of fantastic drying programmes to help leave your clothes perfectly dry and looking like new. You can save time on the ironing with handy anti-crease programmes, protect your favourite knitted items with wool programmes that gently tumble clothes, or use clever refresh programmes to keep everything smelling lovely and fresh. A lot of washer dryers have sensor drying features too, which use sensors to work out the ideal drying time for each load. This makes sure you never waste energy, and it protects your favourite items from damage caused by over-drying.
What is the Energy rating ?
Washer dryers have energy ratings that range from A to C. This refers to how efficient your machine is, so the higher the rating, the more energy you’ll save with each cycle. This means a rating of A or B will be more economical to run, which makes it kinder to the environment and your utility bills.