Slimline washing machines for compact kitchensHoover and Candy launch 'space-saving' washers

11 August 2010

Hoover space-saving washing machine

Hoover and Candy have launched a collection of slim-depth washing machines designed to fit into shallow spaces.

The washing machines have a slimmer 40cm depth but still claim to be able to pack in 6kg or 7kg capacity washing drums - making them 'the largest capacity slim depth models on the market', according to the manufacturers.

Conventional usually range in depth from 55-70cm. 

We'll be getting a couple of these models in the Which? test lab to see how they measure up.

Space-saving washing machines

According to Which? washing machines expert Vivienne Fitzroy: 'These shallow-depth washing machines will appeal to people living in flats or those with limited space for their appliances - but will they still pack a punch despite their smaller size when we test them out in the lab. We'll report back with our findings soon.'

The slim washing machines in the range are all available now at major electrical stores:

  • Hoover OPHS612 6kg washing machine: £249.99 (was £329.99) at Currys.
  • Candy GOFS262 6kg washing machine: £239.97 at Tesco.
  • Hoover OPHS712DF 7kg washing machine: £332.49 at Comet.
  • Candy GOFS272 7kg washing machine: £323 at EmpireDirect.

For more washing machines advice, take a look at our comprehensive washing machine reviews, and our free guide on how to choose the best washing machine for your home.

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