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Hi, we are looking for a new washer-dryer before we move into the house we just bought! We've never bought one of these machines before, so not sure where to start looking for some good deals! Idea… Read More
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6m, 3d agoPosted 6 months, 3 days ago
Hi, we are looking for a new washer-dryer before we move into the house we just bought! We've never bought one of these machines before, so not sure where to start looking for some good deals!

Ideally we would be looking for one in the mid-price range, from either Samsung, Bosch, Siemens or LG. So not the cheapest ones, but not the most expensive ones either! I hope there are still some deals out there for good machines, afraid we might have missed out on the January deals!
I am also on Quidco and Topcashback if there are any good deals on there!

Any help is appreciated to steer me in the right direction! :)
Thanks!
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6m, 3d agoPosted 6 months, 3 days ago
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#1
Congratulations on the first house. We had a couple of washer dryers in the past, had non stop issues with them, not drying clothes, using alot more energy usage and just not a good experience. May have "ironed" out all the problems with these machines (mind the pun) but if you have room in your new place id recommend getting separates.
#2
Beko are recommended often.
#3
stoneblade
Congratulations on the first house. We had a couple of washer dryers in the past, had non stop issues with them, not drying clothes, using alot more energy usage and just not a good experience. May have "ironed" out all the problems with these machines (mind the pun) but if you have room in your new place id recommend getting separates.
Sadly we don't have the space at all! Already had to go for a small undercounter fridge as well as the kitchen simply doesn't have much space. :(
#4
What about a Dri Buddi heated Airer
http://www.dunelm.com/product/dri-buddi-1000081185?cm_mmc=pla_google-_-PLA%20-%20GS%20-%20Utility%20-%20LIA-_-Product%20ID%20-%20Utility-_-keyword&gclid=Cj0KEQiA5IHEBRCLr_PZvq2_6qcBEiQAL4cQ00vXT5EQT0nfj8U-
JHwyNFu6f3VCgNvrTreyYWxCN6caAoJg8P8HAQ

It's only that the washer dryers are rubbish and like stoneblades said they eat electric

Edited By: patti on Jan 19, 2017 14:14
#5
Don't bother, all the ones I've had have been crap. I only use ours now for socks & PJ's, everything else ends up tied in a knot and so creased you have to wash it 3 more times before you can iron the creases out. Even small loads are a nightmare to dry. Had a dedicated dryer before and they are much better. Get a good clothes horse, or stick a dedicated dryer in an outhouse/garage.
#6
just get a good washing machine they have come on a lot the clothes are quite dry.when they come out put it on a airer overnight and they dry if u start getting moisture issues are u really want dry the washing faster get a dessicant dehumidifier they are cheaper to run than a drier and do a good job of keep mouldy walls under check for the whole house they u can pick one up around 100 quid I would think that plus a washing machine will be cheaper and better than a washer drier but obviously upto u.
#7
Condenser dryers can go anywhere, perhaps under stairs?. Spare room etc.
#8
LG washer dryer
#9
Like promthius said condenser dryers can go anywhere, have you got a shed in the garden or a garage you could put one?

Having a look around at washer dryers, the one I can see that gets recommended a few times on sites is a Bosch WVG30461GB. It has a decent spin cycle (1500rpm) which means less water in the cloths when it reaches it dry cycle. We found that the one we had only 1200 so when it got to dry the clothes were still sogging wet, so dry took forever to finish and were never totaly cupboard dry.

I cant recommened it though as I have never had one, so research, and research again before buying as they are alot of money, and if they break you will be down a washer and dryer.

Also if you get a newer washing machine you can spin them at very high revs, at 1600 spin and the clothes come out pretty much nearly dry and then put them on a rack, and air dry?


Edited By: stoneblade on Jan 19, 2017 16:57
#10
Thanks for the comments everyone!

Think we might just go with a normal washing machine and hope that clothes don't take too long to dry in our new house (it can take 3-4 days in our rented flat cause of dampness!). If they do, that electric air dryer might be a good idea. :)

Thanks!
#11
Clothes dryer in front of a radiator. We would never ever have a washer dryer. We tried one out only once and after 3 hours our towels were still damp. I was a bit concerned at first why when putting it on drying mode I could hear the washer fill with water. Steam dried perhaps. I wouldn't have a condenser dryer either but they may have got better since last time we had one. We no have a house with a nice size utility so we now have a proper dryer vented to the outside but in the past we have had dryers in garages, sheds, even spare bedrooms with a hose hung out the window but now even though we have a proper utility the majority of our clothes dry on the radiators and in the summer they get hung out.

The problem with any combined appliance is what do you do when the dryer side or washer side breaks. Expensive to repair be expensive to replace.

Edited By: Smartguy1 on Jan 19, 2017 21:17
#12
I've been looking into this for a long time, as we want to make room for a dishwasher-doing so means getting rid of our condenser dryer.

So far we haven't bought one but are saving up for the largest Samsung, which is very expensive. The issue is both getting one that isn't useless, and that also has capacity to dry large loads / bedding / sofa throws, etc.

If you haven't had one before, remember the wash load is always significantly higher than the wet load the machine will be able to dry. Therefore you can't just fill it up and expect a single wash/dry cycle to work properly.

I'm well off topic here but it might be worth getting a used dryer from Gumtree / friends / family and seeing how you get on without a dryer. Also remember a 1500 or 1600 spin is great for drying clothes, it can also ruin them if they are in any way delicate.

So...I don't have a bargain to recommend but hope sharing my research / experience so far might help!

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