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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every washer dryer on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 881 washer dryers, 488 reviews and 390 prices. Last updated 19 September 2017.

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#1 Bosch WAT28402UC

WAT28402UC
A giant washing capacity and huge drying capacity washer dryer, with breathtakingly low running costs and great features
96
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
99
Running Costs
$220 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
17kg
17kg
Jun 2015
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$769.95

#2 Indesit IWDC 6125

IWDC 6125
A good spec but inferior value for money 6kg capacity washer dryer, with moderate running costs
36
Value for Money
Mediocre
62
Features
Good Features
40
Running Costs
$1,441 / 10 Years
46
Overall Score
Mediocre
6kg
5kg
Oct 2013
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$727.02

#3 Gorenje WD94141DE

WD94141DE
A good spec and cheap 6kg drying capacity washer dryer, with satisfactory running costs and one of the largest washing capacities available
70
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Features
Good Features
66
Running Costs
$572 / 10 Years
65
Overall Score
Good
9kg
6kg
Feb 2016
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$807.21

#4 Siemens WT47Y701

WT47Y701
A huge drying capacity and very economical to run 8kg capacity washer dryer, with good features but representing poor value for money
30
Value for Money
Mediocre
64
Features
Good Features
91
Running Costs
$296 / 10 Years
52
Overall Score
Average
8kg
8kg
Nov 2013
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Washer Dryer Buying Guide

Washer Dryers, as the name suggest, combine both washing machine and tumble dryers into a single appliance. They tend to be smaller and be less effective than individual washers and dryers, but the saving in space is a massive advantage if you have limited space for large appliances.

Washer dryers can be used individually for either washing or drying clothes, or a single mode can do the entire cycle, moving seamlessly from washing to drying. This can be a timesaver if you only run a single load of clothing at once, since you won’t have to swap between several machines.

We have both freestanding and integrated washer dryers on our website. An integrated washer dryer is one that can be installed into it’s own section in your kitchen, often hidden behind a door so that it blends in with the rest of the cupboards. While this provides a significantly nicer and more coherent design for your kitchen, integrated machines are substantially more expensive than the freestanding alternatives.

Programs

Most models of washer dryers will have some form of automatic drying program, which will use sensors to determine when the clothes have been sufficiently dried. This can help save money by keeping cycle times no longer than they need to be. More advanced models may also have an additional ‘iron-dry’ program, which leaves clothes damp enough to make ironing easier.

An 'anti-crease’ function is a typical mode of washer dryers - this periodically rotates the clothes in the drum once they have finished drying, in order to minimise creasing.

Lastly, models may also have specialist washing/drying programs for delicate clothes and fabrics - using these can help prevent damage or undue wear to your clothes. This also extends to the spin speed - most models of washer dryer will have variable spin speeds, dictating how fast the drum rotates. Certain delicate fabrics may have a maximum speed they can be spun at to prevent accidental damage. On the other hand, extremely soiled clothes may need far faster spin speeds to properly remove all the dirt from them.

Capacity

The capacity of the drum in a washer dryer will determine how many clothes can be cleaned in a single cycle. We measure drum capacity in kilograms (Kg), with a single Kg being roughly equivalent to a single outfit. Bigger washer dryers have larger capacities, which may be necessary for families - single people and couples may find it far cheaper and more energy efficient to buy a smaller appliance.

Please note that as a rule washer dryers have a smaller maximum capacity for drying clothes than they do for drying them. This is because drying clothes requires a larger airflow through the drum to dry effectively, meaning less space for clothes.

Noise Level

Noise levels for our appliances are measured in Db - most washer dryers fall between 60-70db, which is generally slightly quieter than the noise of a vacuum cleaner running. While washer dryers generally don’t cause enough noise to be troublesome, if you live in a thin-walled apartment or tend to run washing overnight, it may be worth investing in an extra-quiet machine.

Energy Efficiency

Finally, all our washer dryers are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used per cycle, and the cheaper the appliance will be to run. Look for a machine graded A+ or above or the best efficiency in daily use.

Washer Dryer Retailers, Prices and Features

Washer Dryer Prices

We currently list 4 washer dryers ranging from $726 to $1,255. On average, a new washer dryer costs $889 and 80% of washer dryers are priced between $726 and $1,254. The Bosch WAT28402UC is the most expensive washer dryer that we found at $1,254, and the Gorenje WD94141DE is the cheapest at only $726.

Washer Dryer Brands - Price Range

The highest average washer dryer price out of all brands is Bosch washer dryers with an average price of $1,254. Bosch washer dryers range in price from $1,254 to $1,254.

Siemens washer dryers start at $807 and the most expensive Siemens washer dryer costs $807. The second highest average washer dryer price out of all brands is Siemens washer dryers with an average price of $807.

The average price of Indesit washer dryers is $770 which is the third highest average price of all washer dryer brands. Indesit washer dryers start at $770 and the most expensive Indesit washer dryer costs $770.

Washer Dryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 5 expert reviews and 341 user reviews for washer dryers and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of washer dryer. Whirlpool is the top rated washer dryer brand with an average rating of 88%. Candy is the second best brand with 85% and Siemens is the third best brand with 85%.

Biggest Washer Dryer Retailers

We found 3 current offers for washer dryers from eBay making it the biggest washer dryer retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Best Buy for whom we found 1 current offers for washer dryers.

When Are Most New Washer Dryers Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any evident trend in the release month for new washer dryers. The biggest month in 2016 for new washer dryer releases was January, with 17 new washer dryers released that month. In 2015 most new washer dryers were released in July, with 50 new washer dryers released that month. June was the biggest month in 2014 for new washer dryers, with 34 new washer dryers released that month.

How Fast Do Washer Dryer Prices Drop After Release?

New washer dryers drop in price by an average of 2% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new washer dryer costing $889, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $18.

Washing Capacities

The amount of clothes that the washer dryer drum can hold during its washing cycle.

The washing capacities of washer dryers range from 3.5kg to 17kg. The washing capacities of most washer dryers range from 7.7kg to 8.5kg. The BoschWAT28402UC has the largest washing capacity. This washer dryer is a 17kg capacity washer dryer and sells for $1,254.10. The washer dryer with the smallest washing capacity is the BoschWAT28402UC, which is a 6kg capacity washer dryer and is available at $769.95.

A bigger drum capacity means that the washing machine can hold more clothes at once.

Drying Capacities

The total amount of clothes that can be put in the tumble dryer or washer/dryer in a single dry.

Comparing all washer dryers, the drying capacities range from 2kg to 17kg. The drying capacities of the majority of washer dryers range from 5.8kg to 6.5kg. The BoschWAT28402UC has the largest drying capacity. This washer dryer is a 17kg drying capacity washer dryer and can be purchased for $1,254.10. The BoschWAT28402UC, which sells for $769.95, has the smallest drying capacity and is a 5kg drying capacity washer dryer.

A bigger drum capacity means that the washing machine can hold more clothes at once.

Energy Efficiency of Washer Dryers

The Energy Efficiency Class of a washer dryer shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

The most common energy efficiency rating amongst new washer dryers is A+++. We found 397 washer dryers that have an energy efficiency rating of A+++. A is the second most common energy efficiency rating amongst new washer dryers. We found 170 washer dryers that have an energy efficiency rating of A.

A washer dryer with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Biggest Washer Dryer Retailers

We found 3 current offers for washer dryers from eBay making it the biggest washer dryer retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Best Buy for whom we found 1 current offers for washer dryers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Washer Dryers?

With the cheapest price on 2 washer dryers, eBay is most frequently the cheapest washer dryer retailer.

Proportion of Washer Dryers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

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