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The best integrated washer dryers to buy in 2024

A trio of integrated washer dryers

Washer dryers are a great space-saving option for smaller kitchens, and these integrated models are as discreet as they come

The best integrated washer dryers are great space-savers for small kitchens, and offer excellent performance, too. In our experience, these appliances often produce comparable results to freestanding washer dryers, while conforming more effectively to the space.

We’ve reviewed dozens of laundry appliances, so we know first-hand why a multi-role washer dryer might appeal to you more than a standalone washing machine and tumble dryer. This route saves space as well as money, since you’re using up only one kitchen unit, instead of two. And while standalone dryers tend to offer superior performance, most of us only tumble dry during cold weather – especially given the cost of electricity these days.

Read on for our selection of the best integrated washer dryers to suit every kitchen. We’ve included a wide range of options in our expertly compiled round-up, including machines with a large wash or dry capacity, budget models, and reliable all-rounders. If you aren’t sure of exactly what you need from a washer dryer, you can use the link below to skip down to our buying guide, where we cover some frequently asked questions on how to choose the ideal integrated washer dryer for your home.

Best integrated washer dryer: At a glance

Best integrated washer dryer under £450Baumatic BDI1485D4E/1 (~£399)Check price at AO
Best high-end integrated washer dryerAEG 7000 L7WC8632BI (~£929)Check price at John Lewis
Best for drying capacityHotpoint BI WDHG 861485 UK (~£449)Check price at AO

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The best integrated washer dryers to buy in 2024

1. Baumatic BDI1485D4E/1: Best integrated washer dryer under £450

Price when reviewed: £399 | Check price at AO

  • Great for… washing your laundry in a hurry
  • Not great for… energy-efficiency

In our opinion, an integrated washer dryer for under £450 is already decent value and what’s more, this model is more highly rated than most alternatives costing a similar amount. The super-speedy 14-minute quick wash is a particular highlight.

We have more energy-efficient models on this list, as well as options with higher spin speeds, so it’s worth considering this when offsetting the upfront cost against the longer-term running costs. That said, if you’re on a budget and the initial cost is your biggest concern, you will get a decent machine with a good capacity.

It doesn’t have any fancy wash programmes but it’s got all the basic ones that most people use regularly, including whites, cotton, wool, eco and delicates, as well as variable spin speed and temperatures. For drying you can choose between low and high heat. All-in-all this machine might be fairly basic, but it’s simple to use and gets the job done.

Key specs – Wash capacity: 8kg; Dry capacity: 5kg; Spin speed: 1,400rpm; Energy rating: E; Dryer type: Condenser

Check price at AO

2. AEG 7000 L7WC8632BI: Best high-end integrated washer dryer

Price when reviewed: £929 | Check price at John Lewis

  • Great for… easy operation
  • Not great for… up-front affordability

Now available for under £1,000, this AEG integrated washer dryer delivers high-end features and performance for a little less than some of its four-figure rivals.

The 1,600rpm spin is the best on this list, and we regularly see users comment on how well it removes water from their laundry. This means the dryer has less work to do, which ultimately means you will use less energy drying clothes.

The control panel is simple to use and includes special cycles for denim and sportswear, as well as an anti-allergy cycle and a Woolmark-accredited wool cycle. You can also choose between sensor drying or timed drying. Our only issue with this machine is the small 4kg drying capacity, which may be a deal-breaker for larger households.

Key specs – Wash capacity: 8kg; Dry capacity: 4kg; Spin speed: 1,600rpm; Energy rating: E; Dryer type: Condenser

Check price at John Lewis

3. Beko WDIK754421: Best integrated washer dryer under £550

Price when reviewed: £379 | Check price at AO

  • Great for… value-for-money functionality
  • Not great for… washing large laundry loads

With a D energy rating, this washer dryer would have scored an A on the pre-2021 scale, and it’s up there with some of the most energy-efficient integrated models you can buy right now. This means it won’t be too costly to run – especially since it offers sensor drying to prevent you from wastefully over-drying your laundry.

The 7kg wash capacity isn’t huge, but we think it should be adequate for a couple or small family. Meanwhile, the 5kg drying capacity is much more generous, so even when the washing machine is full you shouldn’t have to unload too many items prior to the drying cycle. This gives Beko’s machine a smooth washing-drying user experience.

We can also recommend this machine for its quiet operation and comprehensive range of programmes. The presets include a 28-minute quick wash cycle and a HygieneTherapy cycle, which Beko claims can kill 99% of bacteria and viruses.

Despite its reasonable price, this machine comes with some premium features including ‘SteamCure’, which uses steam at the end of a cycle to reduce creasing. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to use an app to control the machine and download additional programmes.

Key specs – Wash capacity: 7kg; Dry capacity: 5kg; Spin speed: 1,400rpm; Energy rating: D; Dryer type: Condenser

Check price at AO

4. Hotpoint BI WDHG 861485 UK: Best for drying capacity

Price when reviewed: £449 | Check price at AO

  • Great for… larger drying loads
  • Not great for… speedy washing and drying

In our experience, it’s pretty rare to find an integrated washer dryer with a drying capacity as high as 6kg. And it’s rarer still for that high capacity model to be quite so impressive and as all-round, as the Hotpoint BI WDHG 861485 UK.

This machine has some superb core performance specs, notably including its D rating for energy efficiency (which is very good, compared to most appliances currently available), and its relatively high wash and dry capacities (6kg and 8kg).

On top of that, the BI WDHG 861485 UK gives you some unusual, stand-out features that could help keep your laundry in great condition. We were particularly impressed with ‘Steam Refresh’, a 20-minute steam cleaning mode that can add some extra freshness after a wash or dry cycle.

Key specs – Wash capacity: 8kg; Dry capacity: 6kg; Spin speed: 1,400rpm; Energy rating: D; Dryer type: Condenser

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5. Candy CBD495D2WE/1-80: An integrated washer dryer for large households

Price when reviewed: £469 | Check price at Currys

  • Great for… washing for all the family
  • Not great for… fast drying

If you’re on the hunt for an integrated washer dryer that has a capacity big enough for a larger household, this reasonably priced Candy model is our pick. The machine’s 5kg drying capacity is pretty average, but its 9kg wash capacity is generous compared to other integrated models.

We would recommend this machine, in particular, if ease-of-use is your top priority. It’s packed with sensors to optimise the washing and drying programmes, including moisture sensors that terminate the drying cycle once your clothes are dry, and a weight sensor that adjusts the wash time, water use and energy use to suit the size of laundry load. On a more negative note, its drying cycles are a little on the slow side – but this is a common complaint among washer dryers.

If you need a machine that can take big loads of washing, but doesn’t come with a big price tag to match, we’d make this one a leading candidate in your search.

Key specs – Wash capacity: 9kg; Dry capacity: 5kg; Spin speed: 1,400rpm; Energy rating: E; Dryer type: Condenser

Check price at Currys

6. Hoover H-WASH & DRY 300 PRO HBDOS695TAMCE: Best mid-range large-capacity integrated washer dryer

Price when reviewed: £530 | Check price at Argos

  • Great for… keeping machine noise to a minimum
  • Not great for… drying super-sized laundry loads

This popular mid-range washer dryer is an economical choice, thanks to its D energy rating and reasonable price tag. It boasts a generous 9kg wash capacity and arrives with some added extras that we don’t tend to see in models at the cheaper end of the market, including Wi-Fi connectivity so you can monitor wash loads and download extra programmes via an app.

Using sensor technology, this Hoover model weighs your laundry load and adjusts the settings accordingly to offer efficient washing and drying. The 1,600rpm spin speed will remove as much water as possible, before the drying programmes get to work – and at the very end of washing or drying, a steam function can help avoid excessive creasing, so you can spend less time standing at the ironing board.

We also think it’s worth noting this machine’s quiet operation and decent range of programmes, including the super-speedy 14-minute quick wash for when time is of the essence.

Key specs – Wash capacity: 9kg; Dry capacity: 5kg; Spin speed: 1,600rpm; Energy rating: D; Dryer type: Condenser

Check price at Argos

How to choose the best integrated washer dryer for you

What are some useful features I should look out for in an integrated washer dryer?

Integrated washer dryers cram a lot of functionality into a standard size, built-in appliance. So, it should come as no surprise that this type of washer dryer tends not to offer as many fancy features as the average freestanding, single-function appliance does. With that said, there are a few useful extras that we would recommend looking out for in your integrated washer dryer. Some have a steam cleaning mode, which can make a big difference to the freshness of your wash load. Meanwhile, smart, connected washer dryers offer features, such as remote operability and additional programmes, which some users will find useful.

How energy-efficient is a washer dryer?

A washer dryer isn’t as energy-efficient as a freestanding tumble dryer, so you might want to think twice before using it to dry every single wash load. That said, if you need to tumble-dry the bulk of your laundry, we would recommend paying particular attention to the energy rating and spin speed. First off, a machine with a higher spin speed will leave your laundry drier at the end of the wash cycle, reducing the amount of time it needs in the tumble dryer. Second, opting for a machine with the best energy rating you can afford should translate into lower electricity bills.

While we’re talking about energy ratings, it’s worth knowing that the energy rating scale has recently changed to reflect how much more efficient appliances are nowadays and also to give manufacturers more scope and motivation to keep innovating and improving the energy efficiency of appliances. A washer dryer that used to be A-rated on the old scale will now be a D-rated machine, so don’t panic when you can’t find any A-rated machines.

Why do washer dryers have a different capacity for the dryer?

When you start scouring the specs of washer dryers you will notice that they all state a lower capacity for the dryer than for the wash load. This is a frustrating quirk of these combination machines, but in order for the dryer to work efficiently, there has to be more space in the drum for the laundry to move around freely. In practical terms, this means you can’t dry the full load of washing in the dryer, so you either have to wash smaller loads if you want to dry the whole lot in one go, or you will need to remove half of the laundry at the end of the wash cycle and dry each half of the load separately – or hang it out to air-dry.

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Do I need a hole in the wall to vent out the tumble dryer air?

In short, no. Washer dryers are typically condenser dryers, which means the steam that comes from your laundry as it dries is condensed back into water and simply goes out of the same waste-water pipe used by the washing machine. This means that you don’t need a giant hole in the wall for a vent, and you also don’t have to empty a water tank as you would with a standalone condenser dryer.

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