Washer dryer buying guide

A washer dryer is ideal if you do not have enough space for a separate washing machine and tumble dryer. They have many similar features to a washing machine but with the built in benefits of being able to dry clothes as well.

From size and capacity, to energy rating and spin speed, buying a washer dryer can seem like a bit of a minefield. That’s why we’ve created this short, straightforward buying guide containing all the info you need to make the right choice for your family, home and lifestyle.

Look out for the ‘Our Experts Love’ range to find washer dryers that showcase the most exciting and useful features.

And of course, if you want to see what’s on offer for yourself, come down to one of our stores and we’ll be happy to help find the right appliances for you.

Standard features

Before buying a washer dryer these are the key features to consider.

What capacity washer dryer do I need?
What spin speed should I go for?
How long is a quick wash?
How noisy is a washer dryer?
How energy efficient are washer dryers?
What's the difference between a freestanding and an integrated washer dryer?

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Money saving features

There are lots of ways to save money from choosing economy wash options to looking out for sensor drying.

What if I don't always want to fill the washer dryer to full capacity?
How else can I economise on the wash?
How can I take the guess work out of drying so that I don't use too much energy?

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Most machines have standard programmes such as cotton, synthetics and quick wash but some have special cycles to help with different types of loads.

What should I look for to help with tough stains?
My family are really sporty, so I wash a lot of dirty kit
I want to do less hand washing but I have lots of delicates - what can I do?
Some of my family have sensitive skin. How can I ensure all of the detergent is removed in the wash?
How can I take the guess work out of drying?
Can I go automatically from a wash program into a drying program?

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There are different ways to control your washer dryer from simple dials to using your smartphone.

What types of control panels are there?
How can I set my washing to run at a time I want?
How can I stop my child opening the washer dryer door?
How can I control my washer dryer with my smartphone?

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Don't forget

From delivery to installation and recycling, once you've chosen your new washer dryer, we can help with all the extras.

What space does a washer dryer need?
Why are all washer dryers cold fill only?
What do I need to get my machine up and running?
What warranty does my washer dryer come with?

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