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Kagoo Score
Average Review Rating
Price
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
Available Colours
Running Cost
Release Date
#2

89

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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
#1

90

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Bosch logo

Bosch WAT28400UC

 
Fast maximum spin speed  Child lock  Delayed start timer
Fast maximum spin speed
Child lock
Delayed start timer

$899.95

7kg
Info
54dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$320
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
#14

77

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LG logo

LG WM1388HW

 
Child lock  Load balancing system Delayed start timer
Child lock
Load balancing system
Delayed start timer

$699.99

6kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$180
Over 10 years
Jan 2018
#5

82

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LG logo

LG WT1501CW

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

$599.99

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

86

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Bosch logo

Bosch Serie 8 WAW285H2UC

 

$900.00

9kg
Info
48dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$440
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
#8

80

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Whirlpool FSCR10432

2 Reviews

$611.08

10kg
Info
48dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$320
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
#17

75

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LG WM8100HVA

 

$949.99

8kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,300 RPM
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Jan 2018
#7

81

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Haier HLPW028AXW

 

$544.99

5kg
Info
(Unknown)
Info
750 RPM
Info
Info
$320
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
#6

81

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Whirlpool FSCR90430

7 Reviews

$617.60

9kg
Info
48dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$340
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
#11

79

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Samsung WW80K5413UW

1 Review

$622.80

8kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$340
Over 10 years
May 2020
#12

79

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LG WT5270CW

 

$899.99

8kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,100 RPM
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Jan 2018
#18

72

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Hoover HL1492D3

 

$358.60

9kg
Info
60dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$530
Over 10 years
Dec 2017
#13

78

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LG WM3170CW

 

$999.99

9kg
Info
(Unknown)
Info
1,300 RPM
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2015
#10

79

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LG WT7500CW

 

$799.99

8kg
Info
53dB
Info
950 RPM
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Jan 2018
#15

77

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AEG L9FEC966R

1 Review

$1,168.23

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

80

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Samsung WW90K5410

358 Reviews

$690.00

9kg
Info
53dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Feb 2017
#16

75

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Bosch Serie 8 WAW28570

 

$969.24

9kg
Info
47dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$490
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
#19

71

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Electrolux WE170P

 

$1,688.96

8kg
Info
49dB
Info
1,400 RPM
Info
Info
$460
Over 10 years
Apr 2015

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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 89%. Compare all award winning washing machines.

Rank Brand Number of Washing Machines Price Range Average Rating
#1
Bosch Washing Machines 321 $900 - $1,273
89%
305 reviews
#2
Candy Washing Machines 159 $395 - $395
87%
127 reviews
#3
LG Washing Machines 177 $332 - $2,499
87%
411 reviews
#4
Samsung Washing Machines 160 $447 - $1,287
87%
1,188 reviews
#5
Siemens Washing Machines 169 $654 - $1,068
86%
126 reviews
#6
Hoover Washing Machines 184 $353 - $514
83%
385 reviews
#7
AEG Washing Machines 184 $1,168 - $1,168
83%
216 reviews
#8
Beko Washing Machines 207
83%
1,369 reviews
#9
Hotpoint Washing Machines 129 $467 - $519
81%
4,343 reviews
#10
Indesit Washing Machines 116
81%
2,548 reviews
#11
Miele Washing Machines 105 $2,458 - $2,458
80%
215 reviews
#12
Bush Washing Machines 25
78%
8 reviews
#13
Blomberg Washing Machines 21
76%
1 review
#14
Whirlpool Washing Machines 108 $589 - $850
75%
45 reviews
#15
Hisense Washing Machines 25
72%
72 reviews
#16
Smeg Washing Machines 54
71%
30 reviews
#17
Zanussi Washing Machines 45
71%
340 reviews
#18
Haier Washing Machines 39 $545 - $545
70%
33 reviews
#19
Sharp Washing Machines 32
66%
106 reviews
#20
Amica Washing Machines 25
64%
80 reviews
#21
Gorenje Washing Machines 35
59%
3 reviews
#22
Electrolux Washing Machines 75 $1,689 - $1,689
#23
Bauknecht Washing Machines 26
#24
Montpellier Washing Machines 21

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$72 cheaper
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$690.00
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$999.99
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$799.99
$882 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Three years
newer
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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

In total we found 40 washing machines ranging from $239 to $2,499. A new washing machine costs on average $862 and 80% of washing machines are priced between $442 and $1,287. The LG WM9500HKA is the most expensive washing machine that we found at $2,499, and the LG WD100CV is the cheapest at only $239.

Washing Machine Brands - Price Range

The highest average washing machine price out of all brands is Miele washing machines with an average price of $2,458. Miele washing machines range in price from $2,458 to $2,458.

The second highest average washing machine price out of all brands is Electrolux washing machines with an average price of $1,689. Electrolux washing machines range in price from $1,689 to $1,689.

The third highest average washing machine price out of all brands is AEG washing machines with an average price of $1,168. AEG washing machines start at $1,168 and their most expensive washing machine costs $1,168.

Washing Machine Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 60 expert reviews and 14,341 user reviews for washing machines and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of washing machine. The top three washing machine brands are Bosch, Candy and LG. Bosch has an average rating of 89%, Candy has an average rating of 87% and LG has an average rating of 87%.

Biggest Washing Machine Retailers

We found 14 current offers for washing machines from eBay making it the biggest washing machine retailer.

When Are Most New Washing Machines Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any evident pattern in the release month for new washing machines. The biggest month last year for new washing machine releases was January, with 29 new washing machines released that month. 109 new washing machines were released in April 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new washing machine releases. In October 2017, 174 new washing machines were released making it the biggest month that year for new washing machine releases.

How Fast Do Washing Machine Prices Drop After Release?

On average washing machines drop in price by 9% in the first 6 months after release.

A typical new washing machine costs on average $849. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $75.

Drum Capacities

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

Across the range of 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 washing machine with the biggest drum capacity is the Magic Chef MCSTCW16S4, which is a 45kg capacity washing machine and can be purchased for $289.00. The LG WD100CV, which can be purchased for $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 the majority of washing machines range from 58dB to 64dB. The Hotpoint NM11946GCA, which can be purchased for $518.58, has the loudest noise level and is an 83dB noise level washing machine. The Bosch WAW28570, which can be purchased for $969.24, 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 the majority of washing machines range from 1,400 RPM to 1,500 RPM. The Miele WWR860WPS, which is on sale for $2,458.19, has the fastest maximum spin speed and is a 1,600 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine. The LG WD100CV, which sells for $239.00, has the slowest maximum spin speed and is a 700 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine.

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. 100% of their washing machine prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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