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Should You Buy a Samsung Washing Machine?

Matthew
Updated 07 January 2021
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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 microwaves.

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 42,000 user and expert reviews and 60+ 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 $690 for the WW90K5410 which has a noise level of 53dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,400 RPM and a drum capacity of 9kg and go up to $1,099 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 $916.

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. 2 best washing machine brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 2nd best washing machine brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
1,376 reviews
#2
South Korea
80%
80%
5,678 reviews
#3
Magic Chef
78%
78%
83 reviews
#4
Germany
75%
75%
2,816 reviews
#5
AEG
Germany
66%
66%
555 reviews
#6
United States
66%
66%
1,855 reviews
#7
China
65%
65%
202 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 $916, 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 3 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
$607
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $1,999
Price Distribution of All Washing Machines
No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$916
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,499
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
21
4 stars
8
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
4,430
4 stars
873
3 stars
129
2 stars
62
1 star
144
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its washing machines than most other brands.

Over 97% of expert reviews and 94% of user reviews for Samsung washing machines are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 93% and 94% respectively across all Washing Machine brands.

Purchasers of Samsung washing machines frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and had well executed 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 Hotpoint Whirlpool
Which? logo
100%
9 reviews
100%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
90%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
92%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
CNET.com logo
75%
2 reviews
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
toptenreviews.com logo
40%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
100%
1 review
chipchick.com logo
Average
79%
30 reviews
73%
12 reviews
93%
11 reviews
67%
5 reviews
83%
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 Hotpoint Whirlpool
Which? logo
9
6
Expert Reviews logo
5
2
1
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 42,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung washing machines. over 1,300 of these reviews mention reliability of which 94% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung washing machine owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

94% 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
Good Build Quality
currys.co.uk
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
the build quality is excellent
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

badly engineered
amazon.co.uk
you use Heavy duty
Bestbuy.com
Poor Build Quality
currys.co.uk
Machine sold to me as a AEG built machine not Zanussi whose parts it required
johnlewis.com
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