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Kagoo Score
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Price
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
Available Colours
Running Cost
Release Date
#1

90

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Samsung logo

Samsung WF45K6500AV

 
Child lock  Features self‑cleaning  Delayed start timer
Child lock
Features self‑cleaning
Delayed start timer

$899.99

8kg
Info
(Unknown)
Info
1,300 RPM
Info
Info
$150
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
#2

84

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LG logo

LG WT1501CW

 
Big drum capacity Child lock  Delayed start timer
Big drum capacity
Child lock
Delayed start timer

$904.99

9kg
Info
(Unknown)
Info
1,100 RPM
Info
Info
$250
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
#3

83

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LG logo

LG WM1388HW

 
Quieter than average noise level  Child lock  Load balancing system
Quieter than average noise level
Child lock
Load balancing system

$1,099.00

6kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$180
Over 10 years
Jan 2018
#4

82

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Samsung logo

Samsung WW90K5413UX

36 Reviews
Which? Best Buy

$624.76

9kg
Info
74dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$380
Over 10 years
May 2020
#6

80

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Haier logo

Haier HLPW028AXW

 

$544.99

5kg
Info
(Unknown)
Info
750 RPM
Info
Info
$330
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
#7

80

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LG WT7500CW

 

$799.99

8kg
Info
53dB
Info
950 RPM
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Jan 2018
#8

80

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Samsung WW80K5413UW

1 Review

$624.76

8kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$340
Over 10 years
May 2020
#9

79

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LG WT5270CW

 

$899.99

8kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,100 RPM
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Jan 2018
#10

79

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Samsung WF50K7500AV

341 Reviews

$1,099.00

8kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,300 RPM
Info
Info
$160
Over 10 years
May 2016
#11

79

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LG WM3170CW

 

$999.99

9kg
Info
(Unknown)
Info
1,300 RPM
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2015
#12

79

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Bosch WAT28400UC

 

$899.95

7kg
Info
54dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$330
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
#13

78

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Whirlpool FSCR10432

2 Reviews

$645.62

10kg
Info
48dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$320
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
#14

77

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Samsung WW90K5410

37 Reviews

$690.00

9kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2017
#15

77

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LG WM9000HVA

157 Reviews

$1,979.00

8kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,300 RPM
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2018
#16

77

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AEG L9FEC966R

1 Review

$1,171.91

9kg
Info
47dB
Info
1,600 RPM
Info
Info
$320
Over 10 years
May 2020
#17

77

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LG WM8100HVA

 

$949.99

8kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,300 RPM
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Jan 2018
#18

76

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Bosch Serie 8 WAW285H2UC

 

$1,000.00

9kg
Info
48dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$450
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
#19

75

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LG WM5000HVA

 

$949.00

7kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,300 RPM
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2018

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What Are The Best Washing Machine Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every washing machine and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated washing machine brand is Bosch with an average rating of 90%. Compare all award winning washing machines.

Rank Brand Number of Washing Machines Price Range Average Rating
#1
Bosch Washing Machines 332 $900 - $1,000
90%
288 reviews
#2
Samsung Washing Machines 177 $627 - $1,099
88%
604 reviews
#3
LG Washing Machines 181 $332 - $2,199
87%
372 reviews
#4
Candy Washing Machines 165 $473 - $473
87%
127 reviews
#5
Siemens Washing Machines 180
86%
126 reviews
#6
Hotpoint Washing Machines 135
85%
738 reviews
#7
Hoover Washing Machines 214 $353 - $494
84%
332 reviews
#8
AEG Washing Machines 187 $1,177 - $1,177
83%
216 reviews
#9
Beko Washing Machines 231
83%
632 reviews
#10
Miele Washing Machines 106
78%
165 reviews
#11
Indesit Washing Machines 123
78%
182 reviews
#12
Bush Washing Machines 25
78%
8 reviews
#13
Blomberg Washing Machines 21
76%
1 review
#14
Whirlpool Washing Machines 108 $614 - $648
72%
33 reviews
#15
Hisense Washing Machines 25
72%
68 reviews
#16
Zanussi Washing Machines 45
72%
119 reviews
#17
Smeg Washing Machines 55
71%
30 reviews
#18
Haier Washing Machines 42 $545 - $545
70%
33 reviews
#19
Sharp Washing Machines 32
66%
106 reviews
#20
Logik Washing Machines 24
65%
321 reviews
#21
Amica Washing Machines 26
64%
80 reviews
#22
Gorenje Washing Machines 35
#23
Bauknecht Washing Machines 26
#24
Montpellier Washing Machines 22
#25
Electrolux Washing Machines 75 $1,687 - $1,687

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$899.99
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$130 cheaper to
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WT1501CW
$904.99
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1kg bigger
drum capacity
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$1,099.00
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17% bigger
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$100 cheaper
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12% cheaper to
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level
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$645.62
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drum capacity
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$904.99
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$949.99
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$1,099.00
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$645.62
$254 cheaper
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drum capacity
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WT5270CW
$899.99
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WW80K5413
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$547 cheaper
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AEG
L9FEC966R
$1,171.91
Quieter noise
level
1kg bigger
drum capacity
AEG
L9FEC966R
$1,171.91
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One more award
6dB quieter
noise level
VS
LG
WT7500CW
$799.99
$372 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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FSCR10432
$645.62
$304 cheaper
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capacity
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$949.99
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$899.95
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WT7500CW
$799.99
$100 cheaper
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WAT28400UC
$899.95
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Whirlpool
FSCR10432
$645.62
$254 cheaper
Newer by 14
months
Bigger drum
capacity
Whirlpool
FSCR10432
$645.62
$154 cheaper
17% bigger
drum capacity
5dB quieter
noise level
VS
LG
WT7500CW
$799.99
Better Kagoo
Score
18 months newer
Better brand
Samsung
WW90K5410
$690.00
$210 cheaper
10% bigger
drum capacity
VS
LG
WT5270CW
$899.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Newer by 11
months
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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.

Washing Machine Buying Guide

Washing machines come in 2 different forms - top loading or front loading. While these two forms largely do the same thing, there are some small advantages and differences between them:

Top Loading

These washing machines tend to be older, and don’t have quite as much power, but because of this they are quieter and cheaper. Clothes are loaded into a hatch in the top of the machine - because of this they require less bending to load, which may be a boon for elderly people or those with back problems. The top-loading means that it can’t be stacked under other white goods, since you’ll need access to the top of the machine.

Front Loading

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.

Additionally, 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.

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.

Washing Machine Retailers, Prices and Features

Washing Machine Prices

The price range of washing machines is from $239 to $2,199 and in total we found prices for 27 washing machines. The average price of a new washing machine is $885 and the 80% of washing machines are priced between $473 and $1,177. The LG WD100CV is the cheapest washing machine at only $239, and LG WM9500HKA is the most expensive at $2,199.

Washing Machine Brands - Price Range

The average price of Electrolux washing machines is $1,687 which is the highest average price of all washing machine brands. Electrolux washing machines start at $1,687 and their most expensive washing machine costs $1,687.

The average price of AEG washing machines is $1,177 which is the second highest average price of all washing machine brands. AEG washing machines range in price from $1,177 to $1,177.

The average price of LG washing machines is $1,070 which is the third highest average price of all washing machine brands. LG washing machines range in price from $239 to $2,199.

Washing Machine Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 47 expert reviews and 5,009 user reviews for washing machines and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of washing machine. Bosch is the top rated washing machine brand with an average rating of 90%. Samsung is the second best brand with 88% and LG is the third best brand with 87%.

Biggest Washing Machine Retailers

We found 15 current offers for washing machines from eBay making it the biggest washing machine retailer. That is over 15 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Overstock for whom we found 1 current offers for washing machines. The third biggest retailer is A J Madison with 1 current washing machine offers.

When Are Most New Washing Machines Released?

We looked at the release dates for new washing machines over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any obvious trend. The biggest month last year for new washing machine releases was April, with 146 new washing machines released that month. April was also the biggest month in 2018 for new washing machines, with 109 new washing machines released that month. 174 new washing machines were released in October 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new washing machine releases.

How Fast Do Washing Machine Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, washing machines drop in price by 8% on average.

That means a saving of $73 on a typical $866 new washing machine if you wait 6 months before buying.

Drum Capacities

The drum capacity refers to the amount of clothes that the washing machine drum can hold, measured in kilograms.

Comparing all washing machines, the drum capacities range from 1kg to 45kg. The drum capacities of the majority of washing machines range from 8kg to 9kg. The Magic Chef MCSTCW16S4, which sells for $272.64, has the biggest drum capacity and is a 45kg capacity washing machine. The LG WD100CV, which is available at $239.00, has the smallest drum capacity and is a 3kg capacity washing machine.

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

Noise Levels

How much noise the washing machine makes when it's in use, measures in decibels (dB).

Comparing all washing machines, the noise levels range from 39dB to 99dB. The noise levels of most washing machines range from 58dB to 64dB. The Hoover HBWM816S, which is priced at $494.21, has the loudest noise level and is a 79dB noise level washing machine. The AEG L9FEC966R, which is available at $1,176.50, has the quietest noise level and is a 47dB noise level washing machine.

Less noise makes for a nicer atmosphere while your wash is running, and means the machine is less likely to disturb and annoy people.

Maximum Spin Speeds

The maximum spin speed in the quickest that the washing machine can spin, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM).

The maximum spin speeds of washing machines range from 100 RPM to 2,800 RPM. The maximum spin speeds of most washing machines range from 1,400 RPM to 1,500 RPM. The Hoover HBWM816S, which is available at $494.21, has the fastest maximum spin speed and is a 1,600 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine. The washing machine with the slowest maximum spin speed is the LG WD100CV, which is a 700 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine and can be purchased for $239.00.

A faster spin speed means the clothes will have water spun out of them faster and more efficiently - making the overall wash time shorter.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Washing Machines?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying washing machines. For each retailer it shows the total number of washing machines where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying washing machines. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 14 of their washing machine prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Washing Machines for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for washing machines by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of washing machine prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's washing machine prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 93.3% of their washing machine prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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