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Should You Buy a Samsung Washing Machine?

Matthew
Updated 01 March 2020
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should you buy a Samsung Washing Machine?

Samsung is one of the most popular washing machine brands as well as being well known for its TVs, PC monitors and digital cameras.

If you are thinking about buying a Samsung washing machine then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of washing machine brands is compiled by analysing over 40,000 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 5,400 washing machines.

Samsung are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning washing machines. Their washing machines start at $503 for the WW80K5413 which has a noise level of 53dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,400 RPM and a drum capacity of 8kg and go up to $1,900 for the WF50K7500AV which has a noise level of 53dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,300 RPM and a drum capacity of 8kg. The average price of a new Samsung washing machine is $854.

Samsung are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning washing machines.

Is Samsung the Best Washing Machine Brand?

So are Samsung washing machines any good? We give every washing machine a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all washing machines we are able to impartially rank all the washing machine brands.

Samsung is ranked the No. 5 best washing machine brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 5th best washing machine brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
1,210 reviews
#2
Germany
95%
95%
126 reviews
#3
United States
91%
91%
109 reviews
#4
Germany
91%
91%
3,045 reviews
#5
South Korea
88%
88%
5,667 reviews
#6
Italy
87%
87%
1,996 reviews
#7
United States
86%
86%
1,775 reviews
#8
United States
74%
74%
6,535 reviews
#9
AEG
Germany
66%
66%
551 reviews
#10
China
65%
65%
203 reviews
#11
Sweden
63%
63%
3 reviews
#12
Magic Chef
61%
61%
0 reviews
#13
Maytag
United States
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Samsung washing machines compare to the other washing machine brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All washing machine Brands
Samsung Washing Machines

At an average purchase price of $854, Samsung washing machines tend to be more expensive than most other washing machine brands. Samsung also have better reviews than the typical washing machine brand, with the average rating of a Samsung washing machine being 88%.

The average review score for a Samsung washing machine is 88%.

There's a smaller selection of Samsung washing machines available compared to other washing machine brands, with only 5 Samsung washing machines currently on the market in the US. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Samsung washing machine is $78 (based on a person typically doing 5 washes per week), which makes them less efficient than most other washing machine brands.

No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$592
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,999
Price Distribution of All Washing Machines
No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$854
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,999
Price Distribution of Samsung Washing Machines

What Do the Samsung Washing Machine Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Samsung washing machine to work out the average distribution of reviews for Samsung and then compared this to the other washing machine brands.

Samsung logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
13
4 stars
7
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
4,425
4 stars
888
3 stars
126
2 stars
59
1 star
139
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its washing machines than most other brands.

Over 95% of expert reviews and 94% of user reviews for Samsung washing machines are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 94% respectively across all Washing Machine brands.

Purchasers of Samsung washing machines frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and had nice technical features. Their washing machines have also won 20 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Samsung washing machines by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other washing machine brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung LG Bosch Whirlpool Miele
Which? logo
100%
9 reviews
100%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
90%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
67%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
92%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
1 review
70%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
dday.it logo
82%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
100%
1 review
pcforalla.idg.se logo
100%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
84%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
100%
1 review
chipchick.com logo
Average
80%
29 reviews
78%
11 reviews
93%
10 reviews
81%
5 reviews
87%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Washing Machines Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 23 industry awards for Samsung washing machines. This means that Samsung has more awards for its washing machines than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards received by Samsung to other popular washing machine brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Samsung has more awards for its washing machines than any other brand.

Compare all award winning washing machines

Number of Awards Samsung LG Bosch Whirlpool Miele
Which? logo
9
6
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
2
Trusted Reviews logo
3
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
chipchick.com logo
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
Total
23
2
8
1
1

How Reliable Are Samsung Washing Machines?

We checked over 40,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung washing machines. over 300 of these reviews mention reliability of which 90% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung washing machine owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

90% of reviewers think Samsung washing machines are reliable.

So, most people think that Samsung washing machines are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Samsung washing machines that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

the Samsung WW80J6410CW is well made
Expert Reviews
Excellent Build Quality
currys.co.uk
reliable this was my next choice
ao.com
Samsung needs to design a built in pull out step
Bestbuy.com
well put together (nothing feels flimsy
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Build quality feels a bit flimsy given the damage of the frame
currys.co.uk
I'm just so angry that it is not durable
Bestbuy.com
cannot complain at all (I do hope though that it certainly lasts longer than the 1 star reviewer whose broke down - it might just be down to extreme bad luck for them
johnlewis.com
trouble - not spinning/Water leaking/poor wash results
ao.com
badly engineered
amazon.co.uk
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