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Should You Buy a Samsung Washing Machine?

Matthew
Updated 17 January 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 $555 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 $850.

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. 4 best washing machine brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 4th best washing machine brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
126 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
94%
94%
1,210 reviews
#3
Germany
92%
92%
3,112 reviews
#4
South Korea
89%
89%
5,674 reviews
#5
United States
88%
88%
109 reviews
#6
United States
85%
85%
1,775 reviews
#7
Italy
83%
83%
1,991 reviews
#8
United States
74%
74%
6,526 reviews
#9
AEG
Germany
66%
66%
550 reviews
#10
China
65%
65%
203 reviews
#11
Sweden
63%
63%
3 reviews
#12
Magic Chef
59%
59%
0 reviews
#13
Maytag
United States
53%
53%
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

There's a wide selection of Samsung washing machines available compared to other washing machine brands, with 6 Samsung washing machines currently on the market in the US. At an average purchase price of $850, Samsung washing machines also tend to be more expensive than most other washing machine brands.

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

Samsung have better reviews than the typical washing machine brand, with the average rating of a Samsung washing machine being 88%.

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
$550
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,999
Price Distribution of All Washing Machines
No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$850
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,449
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
4,429
4 stars
891
3 stars
124
2 stars
61
1 star
138
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 90% and 94% respectively across all Washing Machine brands.

Purchasers of Samsung washing machines frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and has useful 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%
8 reviews
100%
5 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%
28 reviews
78%
11 reviews
93%
9 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 22 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
8
5
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
22
2
7
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
Good Build Quality
currys.co.uk
Convenience of the small sink built in makes pre-soaking clothes
Bestbuy.com
well built
Argos.co.uk
does not look plasticky
ao.com

NOT RELIABLE

Build quality feels a bit flimsy given the damage of the frame
currys.co.uk
badly engineered
amazon.co.uk
The frame on the new designs are not very sturdy
Bestbuy.com
Unfortunately the build quality is just not reliable
johnlewis.com
not as tough built as my last machine
ao.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Washing Machine?

Samsung WW90K5413UX

$555.62
Crampton and Moore
Samsung WW90K5413UX
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Samsung WW90K5413UX
9kg
CAPACITY
1,400 RPM
MAXIMUM SPIN
SPEED
53dB
NOISE LEVEL
130kWh
ANNUAL ENERGY
CONSUMPTION
$457
OVER 10 YEARS
A+++

A great mid range choice, priced at $555.62 is the Samsung WW90K5413UX, which has a Kagoo Score of 78.

Features We Love:
Big drum capacity (9kg)
Quieter than average noise level (53dB)
Child lock
Bubble soak technology
Delayed start timer

A very economical to run and classic 9kg capacity washing machine, good for small families. Multiple reviews mentioned that this washing machine has very good features and it's really quiet, and easy to use.

95
Reviews
373 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Running Costs
$470 Over 10 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Samsung WW90K5413UX has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 97%, based on 373 reviews.

Which? Best Buy
Samsung WW90K5413UX Washing Machine - Family Review
Samsung WW90K5413UX Washing Machine - Family Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the WW90K5413UX in the US is $555.62 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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