9 Best Energy Efficient Washer-Dryers

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Which washer-dryers are the most energy-efficient, and which are the best overall? We've compared 9 washer-dryers with an energy efficiency class of A and ranked them from best to worst.

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  1. The Best
    1

    Indesit BDE86436XWUKN
    Score
    90/100
    Good
    Washer dryer
    8kg wash load
    Steam function
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.5) 4241 reviews
  2. Lowest Energy Consumption
    2

    Hisense WDQA8014EVJM
    Score
    90/100
    Good
    Washer dryer
    8kg wash load
    Steam function
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.5) 1587 reviews
  3. 3

    LG V11 FWV1117WTSA
    Score
    88/100
    Good
    Washer dryer
    10.5kg wash load
    Steam function
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.4) 84 reviews
  4. The Best With 10Kg Washload
    4

    Hisense WDQA1014EVJM
    Score
    88/100
    Good
    AO.com £449
    Currys.co.uk £449
    Washer dryer
    10kg wash load
    Steam function
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.5) 56 reviews
  5. 5

    Haier HWD100-B14979S
    2 colors
    Score
    86/100
    Good
    Washer dryer
    10kg wash load
    Steam function
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.4) 653 reviews
  6. The Quietest
    6

    Miele WTD163 WCS
    Score
    86/100
    Good
    AO.com £1,490
    Washer dryer
    8kg wash load
    Quiet (71 dB)
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.3) 147 reviews
  7. 7

    Haier HWD100-B14959U1
    Score
    86/100
    Good
    Pricerunner UK £589
    PRC Direct £589
    Washer dryer
    10kg wash load
    Steam function
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.3) 86 reviews
  8. 8

    Samsung WD10T654DBH
    Score
    84/100
    Satisfactory
    Great price
    Pricerunner UK £729
    Great price
    AO.com £869
    Washer dryer
    10.5kg wash load
    Steam function
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.3) 174 reviews
  9. Haier HWD100-B14959S8U1
    Pricerunner UK £599
    Currys.co.uk £599
    Washer dryer
    10kg wash load
    Steam function
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (3.6) 5 reviews
Reviews and scores updated on April 7, 2024. Prices are updated daily.
Updated:
14. March 2024

About the energy label

The energy label for washer-dryers
The energy label for washer-dryers

The energy label for washer-dryers is split into two sections. On the left side, you’ll find information about the washer-dryer’s performance during the wash and dry cycle, while the right only displays information for the wash cycle.

On the energy label, you can find the following information:

  • Energy efficiency class (washing and drying)
  • Energy efficiency class (washing)
  • Energy consumption per 100 washing and drying cycles
  • Energy consumption per 100 washing cycles
  • Capacity for drying
  • Capacity for washing
  • Water consumption per 100 washing and drying cycles
  • Water consumption per 100 washing cycles
  • Duration for a washing and drying cycle
  • Duration for a washing cycle
  • Drying performance
  • Noise level
  • Noise level class

The energy label makes it easier to compare the key specifications across washer-dryers.

Energy efficiency class for washing and drying

The energy efficiency class for washing and drying indicated on the energy label
The energy efficiency class for washing and drying indicated on the energy label

The energy efficiency class ranges from A to G, where A is the best. Generally, washer-dryers tend to have a higher energy efficiency class when washing alone but a lower one when performing both washing and drying functions.

The following diagram shows how the energy efficiency class for washing and drying is distributed across the washer-dryers:

E (64%)
D (27%)
F (9%)
Updated April 20, 2024

The energy consumption for washer-dryers varies from 264 kWh to 391 kWh. These are the five washer-dryers with the lowest energy consumption:

Washer-dryer Energy consumption
264 kWh
265 kWh
265 kWh
266 kWh
266 kWh
Updated April 20, 2024 | See the full list
The energy consumption for washing and drying indicated on the energy label
The energy consumption for washing and drying indicated on the energy label

The following chart shows the distribution in energy consumption per 100 washing and drying cycles across the washer-dryers:

Updated April 20, 2024

How much does it cost to use a washer-dryer?


£
per kWh

The most energy-saving washer-dryers use around 250 kWh per 100 washing and drying cycles, while it is around 370 kWh for the least energy-efficient models.

An electricity price of £0.3 per kWh means that it costs £79 per 100 washing and drying cycles for an energy-efficient model.

For energy-inefficient washer-dryers, it costs £117.

Overview

Washer-dryer Electricity costs (100 washing and drying cycles) Electricity costs (per washing and drying cycle) Electricity costs (100 washing cycles) Electricity costs (per washing cycle)
Most energy-efficient washer-dryer £79 £0.8 £14 £0.1
Least energy-efficient washer-dryer £117 £1.2 £27 £0.3
Average washer-dryer £95 £0.9 £20 £0.2

Energy efficiency class for washing

The energy efficiency class for washing is indicated on the energy label
The energy efficiency class for washing is indicated on the energy label

When washing, washer-dryers are almost as energy efficient as front-load washing machines.

The following chart shows how the energy efficiency class for washing is distributed across the washing machines:

D (33%)
A (27%)
C (21%)
E (9%)
B (6%)
F (3%)
Updated April 20, 2024
The energy consumption for washing indicated on the energy label
The energy consumption for washing indicated on the energy label

The following chart shows how the energy consumption for 100 washing cycles is distributed:

Updated April 20, 2024

Tips to save energy

These are some of the ways you can save energy with your washer-dryer:

  • Full loads: Whenever possible, wait until you have a full load of laundry to wash and dry. Running the machine with full loads is more energy-efficient than running smaller loads multiple times.
  • Cold water washing: Use cold water for washing clothes whenever possible. The energy consumed by a washing machine primarily goes into heating the water, making cold water a highly effective way to reduce energy consumption.
  • Energy-saving wash cycles: Modern washer dryers come with energy-saving wash cycles. These cycles use less water and save energy. Opt for these cycles when appropriate.
  • Proper loading: Ensure proper water and detergent distribution by loading the washer-dryer correctly. Overloading can lead to inefficient washing and longer drying times.
  • Air drying: Whenever possible, skip the dryer altogether and air dry your clothes. Hanging clothes on a clothesline or a drying rack is energy-efficient and can prolong your clothes’ life.
  • Clean the lint filter: Regularly clean the lint filter in your dryer. A clogged lint filter restricts airflow, making the dryer less efficient and potentially posing a fire hazard.

Energy consumption comparison

How much energy does a washer-dryer consume compared with other major appliances? The following chart shows the average energy consumption across various types of household appliances:

Updated April 20, 2024

Notes:

* For washer-dryers, front-load washing machines, top-load washing machines, and dishwashers, the energy consumption is based on 100 cycles.
*For tumble dryers, the energy consumption is based on 160 cycles.
*For refrigerators and freezers, the energy consumption is based on a year’s consumption.

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caret-up caret-down Product information
Indesit BDE86436XWUKN Hisense WDQA8014EVJM
LG V11 FWV1117WTSA
Name Indesit BDE86436XWUKN Hisense WDQA8014EVJM LG V11 FWV1117WTSA
Score
90
90
88
Reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.5)
4241 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.5)
1587 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.4)
84 reviews
Price £388 £354 £649
caret-up caret-down Energy consumption (washing + drying)
Energy rating
Energy consumption (100 washing+drying cycles) 307 kWh 266 kWh 391 kWh
Energy consumption per washing+drying 3.07 kWh 2.66 kWh 3.91 kWh
Electricity price per 100 washing/drying cycles £92 £80 £117
Electricity price per wash/dry cycle £0.9 £0.8 £1.2
caret-up caret-down Energy consumption (washing)
Energy rating
Energy consumption (100 washing+drying cycles) 47 kWh 47 kWh 53 kWh
Energy consumption per washing cycle 0.47 kWh 0.47 kWh 0.53 kWh
Electricity price per 100 cycles £14 £14 £16
Electricity price per wash cycle £0.1 £0.1 £0.2
caret-up caret-down Water consumption (washing+drying)
Water consumption per washing+drying 65 L 80 L 100 L
Water price per wash/dry cycle £0.2 £0.2 £0.3
caret-up caret-down Water consumption (wash cycle)
Water consumption per washing cycle 48 L 42 L 53 L
Water price per wash cycle £0.1 £0.1 £0.2
caret-up caret-down Centrifugation
Spin performance B B A
Max. spin speed 1400 rpm 1400 rpm 1400 rpm
Residual moisture 53 % 53 % 43 %
caret-up caret-down Capacity
Washing capacity 8kg 8kg 10.5kg
Drying capacity 6kg 5kg 7kg
caret-up caret-down Functions
Type of motor Brushless motor
Drum cleaning program
Steam function
WiFi control
Wash cycle time 215 min 206 min 240 min
Wash and dry cycle time 560 min 690 min 500 min
Noise level 75 dB 74 dB 71 dB
Noise emission class B B A
caret-up caret-down Dimensions and weight
Height 85.0 cm 84.5 cm 85.0 cm
Width 59.5 cm 59.5 cm 60.0 cm
Depth 54.0 cm 54.0 cm 57.0 cm
Weight 66.0 kg 68.0 kg 73.0 kg
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