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Samsung washer-dryers rated

By Liz Ransome-Croker

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Find out whether paying the high price tag associated with many Samsung washer-dryers will get you a superior machine.

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You might be more familiar with Samsung for its phones or TVs, but the brand also sells a number of appliances, including washing machines, fridge freezers and washer-dyers. 

If you're considering a Samsung washer-dryer, our table below will help you determine whether the brand is worth buying into. In it, we reveal how many Samsung washer-dryers have impressed us enough to become Best Buys, the average test score is for Samsung washer-dryers and our definitive verdict on whether you should buy a machine from this brand.

If you want to jump straight to our reviews to see how we have rated individual models, visit our Samsung washer-dryer reviews.

Only logged-in Which? members can view our exclusive ratings and verdicts in the table below. If you're not yet a member, sign up for a Which? trial to get instant access. 

Samsung washer-dryers overview table
Samsung washer-dryers overview table
Number tested in the past three years 6
Number of Best Buys
Number of Don't Buys
Average test score
Customer score
Typical spend
Should I buy one?
Table notes Average test score based on results of washer-dryer models tested between January 2015 and June 2017 that are still currently available. Table last updated November 2017


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How much do Samsung washer-dryers cost?

Samsung washer-dryers don't come cheap. For a top-end machine, the average price is around £850. For a less high-spec model, you're looking at around £600.

Either way, this is a lot of money, especially considering you can get a Best Buy washer-dryer for £400. But it could be money well-spent – we have found a Best Buy Samsung washer-dryer.

Find out how Samsung compares with other washer-dryer brands in our page on the most reliable washer-dryer brands.

Choosing the best Samsung washer-dryer

Samsung washer-dryers generally have large wash capacities of around 8kg to as much as 12kg. Dry capacities are a little lower, as it the case with most washer-dryers. But they're still fairly sizeable (some of the largest we've seen) at between 4kg and 8kg.  

Many of Samsung's models are technologically advanced. Samsung was among the first to incorporate smart technology into its washer-dryers, which allows you to control the machine from your phone, see how long is left on the cycle and even, in some cases, diagnose problems.

New models also have a straight wash-to-dry function, depending on the size of the load, so that you don't have to program the machine to dry clothes after they have been washed.

If you see the word Ecobubble in the name of a Samsung washing machine, this is Samsung's trademarked wash technology that mixes the detergent with air and water before the cycle begins. Samsung claims this gives a better wash. 

Find out which Samsung is worth splashing out on by visiting our Best Buy washer-dryers