Front-Loading Washing Machines

Front-Loading Washing MachinesJanuary 2018(Last Updated 16 January 2018)

The best front-loading washing machines on the market
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Every week we rank the best washing machines based on features, reviews and price
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WM3670

LG WM3670

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$423.00

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$230
Over 10 years
May 2017
The highest scoring washing machine for small families around, with brilliant features and extremely low running costs

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WAT28400UC

Bosch WAT28400UC

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$939.10

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$250
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
The highest scoring washing machine for individuals or couples on the market, with excellent features

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WF45K6500AV

Samsung WF45K6500AV

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$798.80

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$130
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
An impressive value for money and remarkably economical to run 8kg capacity washing machine, with features

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FFFW5000QW

Frigidaire FFFW5000QW

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$799.00

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$150
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
An amazingly economical to run and very good value for money 8kg capacity washer, with fantastic features

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WF45K6200AZ

Samsung WF45K6200AZ

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$649.00

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$99
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
An extremely economical to run and top-value 9kg capacity washing machine, with features

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WAT28401UC

Bosch WAT28401UC

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$1,074.10

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7.5kg
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$230
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
An extremely economical to run and top-value 7.5kg capacity washing machine, with terrific features

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W6543-S

Gorenje W6543‑S

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$427.74

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6kg
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$320
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
An astoundingly economical to run and bargain price 6kg capacity washer, with features

92

WAN28020

Bosch WAN28020

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$591.65

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$300
Over 10 years
May 2016
A staggeringly economical to run and sensationally good value for money 6kg capacity washer, with features

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WA 7960

Gorenje WA 7960

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$487.24

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$360
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A great value for money and high-quality 7kg capacity washing machine, with very low running costs

91

WAE28220

Bosch WAE28220

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$541.13

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$360
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
A top of the range and very good value for money 7kg capacity washing machine, with very low running costs

90

WAK28227

Bosch WAK28227

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$588.28

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$360
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
A top-quality and top-value 7kg capacity washer, with very low running costs

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W8543

Gorenje W8543

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$546.75

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$410
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
A phenomenally cheap and top of the range 8kg capacity washing machine, with very low running costs

90

WM9500HKA

LG WM9500HKA

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$1,795.10

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10kg
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$280
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
An economical to run and giant capacity 1,300 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine, with a very fair price and features

89

WA7840

Gorenje WA7840

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$443.46

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$1,200
Over 10 years
Jan 2015
A fully featured and astonishingly cheap 7kg capacity washing machine, with very low running costs

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ZWF71443

Zanussi ZWF71443

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$609.92

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$360
Over 10 years
Dec 2014
A fully featured and very cheap 7kg capacity washing machine, with very low running costs

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L6FB50470

AEG L6FB50470

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$612.98

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$360
Over 10 years
May 2017
A fully featured and top-value 7kg capacity washer, with very low running costs

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WAB28222

Bosch WAB28222

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$537.76

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$2,900
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
The most economical washing machine for individuals or couples on the market

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WM3170CW

LG WM3170CW

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$999.99

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Feb 2015
A fully featured and top-value 9kg capacity washer

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W95F64

Gorenje W95F64

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$629.82

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$410
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
An extremely fast maximum spin speed and very cheap 9kg capacity washing machine, with great features and very low running costs

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ZWF81443W

Zanussi ZWF81443W

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$662.38

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$390
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
A cheap and fully featured 8kg capacity washing machine, with very low running costs

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QHow much is a kilogram of laundry when measuring capacity?
A1kg of washing equates to approximately a single change of clothes (for example top, jeans, underwear, socks). Therefore an 8kg washing machine will be able to hold clothing approximate to 8 'outfits'
QWhat is the average noise of a washing machine?
AOn average, washing machines make between 50-60db of noise. This means the are fairly quiet - nothing that will disrupt daily life.
QWhat is the benefit of faster spin speed?
AFaster spin speeds mean that the water will be removed from the clothing faster and more efficiently, meaning they are less damp at the end of the cycle.
QWhat is a load balancing system?
AA load balancing system helps to spread the clothes evenly around the drum of the washing machine, rather than have them all bunch in a single place. This helps keep the machine more stable while in the spin cycle.

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Front-Loading Washing Machine Buying Guide

Washing machines come in 2 different designs - top loading or front loading. Here we are concentrating specifically on front-loading machines:

Front-Loading Design

These comprise of the majority of washing machines. Clothes are loaded into a hole in the front of the machine. These machines generally are newer and have more power than top loading machines, though are also more expensive. This extra power comes with increased noise and vibration, which may be detrimental depending on where you’re going to be installing the machine. Finally, some brands of front loading machines can be stacked on top of each other, saving valuable space in flats and smaller utility rooms.

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Some washing machines come as integrated - meaning they are altered to look like a cupboard or part of the work surface. These types of machines generally cost more than a standalone model, but may be worth the expense to gain a more streamlined and design-focussed kitchen.

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Spin Speed, Noise & Vibration

Most modern washing machines will have a spin cycle that can run at the end of the wash, to remove excess water and mean the clothes dry faster. Higher spin speeds mean the clothes dry faster and more efficiently, but there is a tradeoff: higher spin speeds mean more noise and vibration from the machine while it is running.

Noise levels for washing machines are measures in Db - most washing machines fall between 60-70Db, which is generally equivalent to the noise of a vacuum cleaner running.

Vibration is harder to measure, but generally speaking the faster the spin speed, the more the machine will move around when you use it. Newer models have special technology to reduce the amount of vibration given off by the spin cycle - look for these machines if you want quieter washing cycles.

Capacity & Size Of Machine

The capacity of the drum in your washing machine will determine how many clothes you can fit in a single wash. Drum capacity is measured in Kg, with a single Kg being equivalent to a single outfit. Bigger washing machines have bigger capacities, which may be necessary for families - single people and couples may find it far cheaper and more energy efficient to buy a smaller machine.

Programs

Modern washing machines come with a variety of different programs to handle different types of clothing, levels of dirt, etc. Most machines will include programs for white and coloured washing, as well as delicates and quick cycles. More advanced machines may also have more specialist programs, with cycles catering specifically to the safe washing of woollen jumpers, pillows, jeans and even shoes. While not all of these programs may be necessary, more programs is generally a good sign of a higher-end and more capable washing machine.

All washing machines are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used per wash, and the cheaper the washing machine will be to run. Look for a machine graded at A++ or above for the best efficiency in daily use.