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Last updated: 09 November 2023


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Is a washer and dryer in one too good to be true? Our experts take to the CHOICE laundry lab to find out which models:

  • do the best job of washing your clothes
  • rinse detergents out most thoroughly
  • use the most water and energy to dry
  • use the least water and energy to wash
  • are gentle on your clothes.

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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We assess whether washer dryers live up to the promise of laundry utopia by seeing how well they work, putting their washing and drying performance through rigorous lab testing.

Get advice on what to look for in a washer dryer combo, or how to get the best out of your current model, with our washer dryer pros and cons.

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    The claimed washing capacity of a washer dryer. Note that drying capacity is less than the washing capacity in all machines, so you may need to dry in two goes if washing a full load.

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    The claimed drying capacity of a washer dryer. Note that dryer capacity is lower than the washing capacity in all machines due to the need for air to circulate when drying.

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    • Overall score
    • Drying performance score
    • Wash performance score
    • Recommended
    • Running costs over 10 years
    • Dirt removal score
    • Rinse performance score
    • Gentleness score
    • Water efficiency score
    • Spin efficiency score
    • Dryer energy efficiency
    • Drying time
    • Water used (L)
    • Energy used (kWh)
    • Cycle time (mins)
    • Noise (dBA)
    • Reliability score
    • Satisfaction score
    • Purchase price + running costs over 10 years
    • Good points
    • Bad points
    • Price
    • Capacity (dry, kg)
    • Capacity (wash, kg)
    • Shop Ethical rating
    • Tested capacity
    • Program tested
    • Coldest wash for normal program
    • Fast program
    • Gentle or delicates program
    • Auto-sensing water level
    • Out-of-balance correction
    • Selectable spin speed
    • Machine-washable woollens
    • Handwash-only woollens
    • Extra rinse
    • Lint filter
    • Delay time
    • Time remaining display
    • Add items after start
    • Energy label – washer energy (kWh/year)
    • Energy label – dryer energy (kWh/year)
    • Energy label – wash program
    • Energy label – dry program
    • Energy – washer stars
    • Energy – dryer stars
    • Water label – wash water (L)
    • Water label – dryer water (L)
    • Water – washer stars
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    • Minimum water pressure (kPa)
    • Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
    • Maximum speed (rpm)
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