Which? reveals new Best Buy washer-dryerOne of the best washer-dryers we’ve ever tested

07 September 2012


We’ve tested nine washer-dryers from Samsung, LG, Indesit, Zanussi, Smeg, Hoover and AEG, and one model has proven to be one of the best we’ve seen.

Washer-dryers don’t have the best reputation for being efficient machines. And several we’ve tested from these big manufacturers are much closer to being Don’t Buys than Best Buys, with one taking nearly five hours to dry a cotton load.

But one machine in the set of nine has risen high above the rest - it's not only become a Best Buy, but the second best on our site. This washer-dryer is also a Which? Energy Saver and will save you money on your energy bills compared with similar-sized models.

Which members can jump straight to our Best Buy washer-dryers to find the model that's best for them. 

But if you’re not a member yet, you can still discover which 6 of our 69 washer-dryers have made the Best Buy grade by signing up to an instant £1 trial.

Best Buy washer-dryers

To become a Best Buy, a washer-dryer needs to score a minimum of 62% in our tests, only 10% of the washer-dryers we test ever achieve this.

But our new Best Buy washer-dryer has smashed through this barrier, scoring an incredible 73%. Not only is it quick with powerful cleaning and speedy drying, but we also found the washer-dryer to be easy to use and fairly quiet.

Five-hour drying time?

Though no washer-dryer did badly enough to be a Don’t Buy, some were pretty close. One machine took an incredible four hours and 48 minutes to fully dry a load of cottons. If you want to avoid this machine, read our washer-dryer reviews before you buy.

Here is the list of washer-dryers from our latest test - click each model to read our expert reviews.

LG F1480YD

LG F1480RD

Indesit IWDE7168

Zanussi ZKG7145

Hoover WDYN856DG

AEG L75480WD

Zanussi ZWT71201WA (integrated)

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