10 best washer-dryers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

In the mass of modern multifunctional household appliances, washing machines with a drying function stand out to some extent. Not least due to the fact that in this type of apparatus even minimal efforts to care for the linen are excluded, namely, hanging and drying. This can be of great importance for apartments with limited space and for families with small children, where frequent washing of the same type of items is expected. Experts analyzed the market and made a rating of the most interesting options in terms of functionality and cost. The quite tangible price of an average unit of this kind is fully justified by the market and consumer expectations from the amenities obtained.

Rating of the best washer-dryers

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best washer-dryers – loading up to 7 kg 1 Siemens WD 14H442 91 147 RUB
2 Indesit XWDA 751680X W
3 Electrolux EWW 51476 WD RUB 50 390
4 Samsung WD70J5410AW RUB 48 480
The best washer-dryers – loading up to 10 kg 1 Electrolux EWW 51607 SWD RUB 109 480
2 LG F-14U2TDH1N RUB 48,740
3 Candy GVW45 385TC RUB 22,990
The best washer-dryer – load up to 15 kg 1 LG FH-695BDH2N
2 Daewoo Electronics DWC-VD1213 RUB 64 829
3 Hotpoint-Ariston RDPD 117607 JD

The best washer-dryers – loading up to 7 kg

The first group in our review is compact machines with dryers with a load of up to 7 kg.

The general specifications for all four models considered are as follows:

  1. freestanding installation type;

  2. front loading;

  3. drying up to 5 kg (except Siemens WD 14H442 with its 4 kg);

  4. spin speed up to 1400 rpm (except for Indesit XWDA 751680X W with its maximum 1600 rpm) with the possibility of manual adjustment until completely canceled;

  5. protection from children;

  6. imbalance control;

  7. foam level control;

  8. program for wool;

  9. tank material – durable plastic;

  10. white body color;

  11. drying type – by residual moisture.

Siemens WD 14H442

Rating: 4.9

 Siemens WD 14H442

The washing machine of the German trade mark Siemens WD 14H442 is produced in China. This solution stands out from the others in the group with its installation method. Formally, the machine is free-standing, but its design provides for the possibility of embedding and comes with a removable top cover. Machine dimensions – 60x59x84 cm, weight – 72 kg. Loading hatch with a diameter of 32 cm

The modes are controlled electronically using touch buttons with intelligent selection of programs – the system itself 'predicts' the optimal program with the assumption of more fine tuning options. Modes and other information are shown on the digital display.

The energy efficiency class of this model is not the highest – 'B', but this is not uncommon for tumble dryers. Washing class – 'A', spin class 'A'. Complete protection against leaks is provided. Water is supplied by direct injection, there are programs for quick wash, pre-wash, stain removal, wash of delicate items. The start of any program can be delayed using a timer. You can manually set the water temperature, the end will be signaled by an acoustic signal.

The declared noise level of this washing machine in the washing mode is 54 dB, in the spin mode – up to 73 dB.

Advantages

  • drum VarioSoft;

  • convenient for embedding;

  • simple control;

  • quiet work;

disadvantages

  • not quite universal dimensions, you need to take into account when drifting to the floor and into the apartment.

Indesit XWDA 751680X W

Rating: 4.8

Indesit XWDA 751680X W

Indesit XWDA 751680X W is a full-size washing machine of the Italian brand and the Italian one. Made in a well-recognized form factor for modern front-loading washing machines. Body color – white. Dimensions – 60x54x85 cm, weight – 66.5 kg.

The control is carried out electronically with an intelligent semi-automatic program selection. In terms of energy consumption class, this washing machine is higher than the previous one and belongs to class 'A', washing and spinning classes are also 'A'. Implemented partial leakage protection at the housing level.

Using different combinations of temperature settings, drum rotation and drying and spinning modes, you can use twelve complete programs, including economical, pre-soak, washing sportswear, black clothes and delicate fabrics.

The noise level declared by the manufacturer in the washing mode for this model should not exceed 54 dB. According to feedback from real users, the machine also behaves as quietly as possible in spin mode. With such characteristics, it can be recommended for night work in families with small children or lightly sleeping people. This moment would be almost perfect if this model had a delayed start function, but, unfortunately, it is not provided.

Advantages

  • functional;

  • quiet work;

  • takes good care of the laundry, without twisting it;

disadvantages

  • no delayed start.

Electrolux EWW 51476 WD

Rating: 4.8

Electrolux EWW 51476 WD

The washing machine of the Swedish trade mark Electrolux EWW 51476 WD is made in Italy. Many users in their reviews emphasize 'country of origin' as a positive point, which is well reflected in the quality of materials and workmanship. Machine dimensions – 60x52x85 cm, weight – 68.4 kg. The body color is white, the form factor is classic for similar modern front-loading machines.

The machine is controlled by touch buttons with an intelligent selection of programs. In any case, the individual details of each mode can be adjusted manually, including the water temperature – the indicators are displayed here, on the control panel, on the backlit symbol display.

Like the first Siemens WD 14H442 model in our ranking, this machine belongs to the energy efficiency class 'B' (energy consumption is 0.14 kWh per kg). Washing class – 'A', spin class – 'B'. But it has one advantage that sharply distinguishes this model from the others in the group – it's direct drive. This is not least the secret of the phenomenal quietness of this machine. In the washing mode, the volume of its operation does not exceed 49 dB – this is the level of a quiet whisper. In the spin mode, the volume, of course, increases significantly, but it should not exceed the declared 75 dB.

In total, this washing machine implements 10 main programs, including special ones – silk washing, washing delicate items, washing down items, pre-washing, super rinsing. There is a separate function – steam treatment, but, according to user reviews, the functionality of this mode and its usefulness are not obvious. Any program can be delayed using the timer for up to 20 hours.

Drying in Electrolux EWW 51476 WD is worth mentioning separately. It is implemented in three modes at once – for drying synthetics, cotton and wool separately. The nominal water consumption for one ordinary wash is about 52 liters.

Advantages

  • large stainless steel tank;

  • high-quality European assembly;

  • minimal noise and vibration;

  • direct drive;

disadvantages

  • there is no full protection from children (the power button is not protected).

Samsung WD70J5410AW

Rating: 4.7

Samsung WD70J5410AW

Washing machines Samsung WD70J5410AW are made in China. It is the most economical machine in this group, including energy class – 'A' (consumption 0.13 kWh per kg). Washing and spinning classes – 'A'. The dimensions of the unit are 60x55x85 cm. Here, as in the previous model, a direct drive is used. Mode control is electronic, with intelligent prediction of washing parameters. The modes are shown on the digital display on the front panel.

The machine has 14 wash programs: economical, fast, super rinse, soak, pre-wash, delicate wash, baby clothes, outerwear, the function to remove stubborn stains, etc. There are two separate drying programs for different types of clothes.

A distinctive feature of the Samsung WD70J5410AW is the bubble wash function. When using it, small air bubbles are generated and rise upward, passing through the washed items. The drum does not rotate. This function is often useful for washing especially delicate items.

The nominal water consumption is up to 77 liters. The nominal noise level in the washing mode is minimal – up to 54 dB, in the spin mode – up to 73 dB.

Additional useful options in this model: steam refresh, Smart Check fault diagnosis system, durable ceramic heating element.

Advantages

  • direct drive;

  • relatively affordable price;

  • quiet work;

  • bubble wash;

  • attractive appearance;

disadvantages

  • the characteristic odor of rubber remains for a long time after washing at high temperatures.

The best washer-dryers – loading up to 10 kg

Now let's look at three models of washing machines with a much larger capacity – up to 10 kg. The general characteristics for the models included in the rating are as follows:

  1. freestanding installation type;

  2. front loading;

  3. electronic intelligent control;

  4. display;

  5. white body color;

  6. the ability to separately select the spin speed or cancel completely;

  7. imbalance control;

  8. foam level control;

  9. partial leakage protection at body level;

Electrolux EWW 51607 SWD

Rating: 4.9

Electrolux EWW 51607 SWD

Washing machines of the Swedish trade mark Electrolux EWW 51607 SWD are assembled in Italy. It is a full-length freestanding machine. Its dimensions are 60x64x85 cm, but some users have noticed that the car does not always fit into a standard interior door 60 cm wide – it is highly desirable to find out this point by simple measurement even before purchasing and prepare for a possible partial dismantling of the door frame.

The washing machine belongs to the high energy efficiency class 'A'. Washing and spinning efficiency classes – 'A'. The capabilities of the unit include a whole list of different modes of washing and other processing of linen: pre-wash, economical, for delicate items, for downy items. Programs for silk and wool are offered separately. There is a steam treatment function. Any program can be delayed up to 20 hours using the built-in timer. Spin speed (adjustable) – up to 1600 rpm. The water temperature can be adjusted manually.

Drying (by residual moisture) in Electrolux EWW 51607 SWD is capable of processing simultaneously up to 6 kg of laundry. There are three drying programs for different types of things.

This model is characterized by the lowest noise level in the washing mode – no more than 51 dB. In the spinning mode, the machine operates at a volume comparable to similar models – 77 dB.

Advantages

  • flexible settings;

  • functional;

  • the lowest noise level;

disadvantages

  • some inconvenience of installation.

LG F-14U2TDH1N

Rating: 4.9

LG F-14U2TDH1N

Washing machines of the South Korean brand LG F-14U2TDH1N are made in China. This is a full-size unit capable of loading up to 8 kg of laundry per wash. The volume of one drying is limited to 5 kg. Machine dimensions are 60x58x85 cm, weight – 63 kg. The body color is predominantly white, the design is typical for modern large-sized equipment LG. Loading hatch with a diameter of 35 cm.

This is the most energy efficient model in this trio and belongs to the 'A +++' class. Washing and spinning efficiency classes – 'A' (drum rotation speed during spinning – up to 1400 rpm). Equipped with direct drive, which minimizes vibration, extraneous noise and potential wear of moving parts.

LG F-14U2TDH1N supports all the modes most demanded in modern washing machines: pre and economy wash, super rinse, for delicate items, main (mixed fabrics), for wool, steam treatment of things. Programs can be adjusted manually, for delayed wash you can use a timer up to 19 hours.

An important feature of this model, which is highlighted by users in reviews, is the availability of full protection from children. Additional useful options: self-cleaning of the drum, antiallergenic properties, EcoHybrid technology, the possibility of online diagnostics remotely via a smartphone (Smart Diagnosis).

Advantages

  • economical;

  • protection from children;

  • environmental friendliness, antiallergenicity;

  • quiet work;

  • direct drive;

disadvantages

  • dark glass drum.

Candy GVW45 385TC

Rating: 4.8

Candy GVW45 385TC

Washing machines Candy GVW45 385TC are made in Italy. The brand is owned by a large Italian machine-building holding of the same name. The dimensions of the car are 60x50x85 cm, weight – 70.5 kg. It is made in a rather stylish, but on the whole 'mass' design with a white body. Loading door 35 cm in diameter opens 180 degrees.

This model belongs to energy efficiency class 'A', washing efficiency class – 'A', spin – 'B'. The spin speed is up to 1300 rpm and can always be adjusted manually.

Programs include a typical wide range of options: prewash, economy wash, mixed items, super rinses, quick wash, baby clothes, wool, delicates and more. Drying in the machine allows loading up to 5 kg of items.

The volume declared by the manufacturer in the washing mode is 61 dB, in the spin mode – up to 79 dB.

Advantages

  • high-quality Italian assembly;

  • affordable price;

  • night mode;

disadvantages

  • separate complaints about the characteristic smell of the laundry after drying.

The best washer-dryer – load up to 15 kg

And our rating is completed by the most capacious washing machines with a drying function, containing up to 15 kg of laundry per wash. The general characteristics for the three monitored models are as follows:

  1. freestanding installation type;

  2. front loading;

  3. drying type – by time;

  4. electronic control;

  5. display;

  6. imbalance control;

  7. direct drive (except Hotpoint-Ariston RDPD 117607 JD);

  8. foam level control;

  9. selection of drum rotation speed during spinning;

  10. cancellation of spinning;

  11. protection from children;

  12. partial protection against leaks (along the body).

LG FH-695BDH2N

Rating: 4.9

LG FH-695BDH2N

Washing machines of the South Korean brand LG FH-695BDH2N are produced in South Korea itself. Full load capacity is 12 kg, for drying – 8 kg. The linear dimensions of the unit are 60x64x85 cm, weight without packaging is 75 kg. Made in a familiar modern design in a predominantly white case.

The expressive feature of this washing machine is its high technology and emphasis on saving energy. Thus, the machine's energy consumption class is the highest in this group – 'A +++' (0.1 kWh per kg), washing and spinning classes – 'A'. Nominal water consumption per wash is up to 72 liters. Partial control is supported by a wearable gadget (for example, a smartphone).

The developers have implemented a wide range of programs in this model: washing delicate fabrics, economical, washing children's clothes, sportswear, downy clothes, prewash, stain removal program, steam treatment, wool program. Any program can be delayed using the timer up to 19 hours. The water temperature can be set separately in manual mode. At the end, an acoustic signal sounds. In spinning mode, the machine can operate at a drum speed of up to 1600 rpm.

The nominal operating volume in the washing mode is minimal – 56 dB, in the spin mode – up to 75 dB.

Advantages

  • original assembly;

  • the most economical in terms of electricity consumption;

  • antiallergenic properties;

  • large load for drying;

disadvantages

  • 'dislikes' small downloads.

Daewoo Electronics DWC-VD1213

Rating: 4.8

Daewoo Electronics DWC-VD1213

Washing machines Daewoo Electronics DWC-VD1213 are designed and assembled in South Korea at Electronics' own facilities Daewoo. This is the most spacious washing machine in our rating – it allows a maximum load of 15 kg and for drying – 8 kg. Its dimensions are 63x77x99 cm, weight – 88 kg. Made in a sophisticated high-tech design and silver metallic color scheme.

This is the weakest washing machine in our review in terms of energy efficiency – it belongs to the 'C' class. Washing class – 'A', spin class – 'B'. A full-fledged set of programs for washing and other processing of things has been implemented: economical wash, baby clothes, super-rinse, fast, soak, pre-wash, stain removal program, wool wash program. There are as many as 5 drying programs for different types of things. The spin speed is up to 1200 rpm. Programs can be delayed up to 19 hours with a convenient timer.

There is a drum design feature in Daewoo Electronics DWC-VD1213 that some customers may find important. This machine adopts tilt-type star drum (material is durable plastic).

Unobtrusive, but pleasant bonuses of this model – direct injection, bubble wash, liquid detergent compartment, automatic MS dosage.

Advantages

  • high-tech design;

  • optimal water consumption;

  • bubble wash;

  • maximum roominess;

disadvantages

  • low energy efficiency.

Hotpoint-Ariston RDPD 117607 JD

Rating: 4.7

Hotpoint-Ariston RDPD 117607 JD

Washing machines of the famous Italian trade mark Hotpoint-Ariston RDPD 117607 JD are produced in Russia. This is a full-size machine with a maximum washing capacity of 11 kg and drying (residual moisture principle) up to 7 kg. The dimensions of the device are 60x60x85 cm, weight – 76 kg. Made in a classic design, the body color is mostly white. Loading hatch with a diameter of 34 cm.

The washing machine is quite energy efficient – energy consumption class 'A' (consumption 0.13 kWh per kilogram), as for the efficiency of washing and spinning, the machine also belongs to class 'A' in both of these parameters. The nominal water consumption for an 'average' wash is 60 liters.

As many as 16 washing programs were implemented, including washing wool, silk, delicate fabrics, children's clothing, outerwear, down clothes, mixed fabrics. The programs also include super rinse, stain remover, prewash and steam refresh. And all this with a direct injection system.

The maximum spin speed is up to 1600 rpm. There are three separate programs for drying, depending on the nature of the clothes and the type of fabrics. Any program can be delayed using a timer for up to a day. The water temperature can be manually adjusted separately.

The nominal noise level of the machine during washing is only 54 dB. In the spin mode, the unit is already noticeably noisy – 83 dB.

Advantages

  • system of silent washing Super Silent;

  • many programs;

  • simple control;

disadvantages

  • noisy on the spin.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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