Best 8 Kg Washing Machines (UK 2017)

Last updated: 3 June, 2017

A washing machine’s capacity is measures by the weight of clothes it can take. Capacities range from around 5 kg to over 12 kg, with 8 kg being roughly the average washing machine capacity.

8 kg washing machines are good for families and busy households with 2 or more people. Here are 5 of the best 8 kg washing machines you can buy in the UK in 2017.

Best 8 kg Washing Machines (UK 2017)

ModelPictureMax. spin speedEnergy consumption per yearEnergy ratingPrice
Samsung AddWash WW80K5410UXSamsung AddWash WW80K5410UX1400 rpm116 kWhA+++ See on Currys
Bosch Serie 4 WAN28280GBBosch Serie 4 WAN28280GB1400 rpm176 kWhA+++ See on Currys
BEKO WM84125WBEKO WM84125W Washing Machine1200 rpm192 kWhA+++ See on Currys
Samsung ecobubble WF80F5E2W4XSamsung ecobubble WF80F5E2W4X1400 rpm195 kWhA+++ See on Currys
Kenwood K814WM16Kenwood K814WM161400 rpm195 kWhA+++ See on Currys

 

Samsung AddWash WW80K5410UX

SAMSUNG AddWash Washing Machine

The Samsung AddWash WW80K5410UX is a versatile family washing machine with a quick wash cycle that takes just 15 minutes to complete. This washing machine is very quiet so you’ll hardly notice it’s on.

One of the most useful features offered by this model is the AddWash door, which allows you to add extra items once the cycle has started.

Features and specifications

  • AddWash door for adding stray socks and other items you forgot to put in the wash
  • Capacity: 8 kg
  • Maximum spin speed: 1400 rpm
  • Weighted annual Energy consumption: 116 kWh per year
  • Energy rating: A+++

Pros

  • Very quiet
  • Sold with a 5-year manufacturer’s guarantee
  • User friendly
  • Good build quality
  • Energy efficient (A+++ rating)

Cons

  • Doesn’t spin clothes enough to dry them out much
  • Some washes take a long time

Verdict

This washing machine is relatively expensive, but offers some smart features and has a very attractive finish. It’s a good choice if you want something very quiet with a large choice of programmes.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

 

BEKO WM84125W Washing Machine

BEKO WM84125W Washing Machine

The BEKO WM84125W is a good value, straightforward washing machine with an LED screen for ease of use. The 14 minute quick wash for a small load is perfect for any last-minute items before a holiday or event. With its countdown timer, you’ll be able to know exactly when your clothes will be ready.

BEKO are a trusted brand who make good products for an affordable price, making this a great option for those who are on a budget.

Features and specifications

  • 15 wash cycles
  • Capacity: 8 kg
  • Maximum spin speed: 1200 rpm
  • Weighted annual Energy consumption: 192 kWh per year
  • Energy rating: A+++

Pros

  • Relatively quiet machine
  • Sold with a 1-year manufacturer’s guarantee
  • Very user friendly
  • Good value for money
  • Energy efficient (A+++ rating)

Cons

  • Certain cycles don’t allow the 1200 rpm spin speed meaning clothes come out wet
  • Door can be stiff while new
  • Water is left in the door seal after a wash

Verdict

The BEKO WM84125W has mixed reviews, but for the price it is a great option for a small household. The 15 different wash cycles give a lot of options and the water efficiency is great if you’re on a water meter.

It’s a perfect budget option for those living alone or landlords who let furnished properties.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

Bosch Serie 4 WAN28280GB

BOSCH Serie 4 Washing Machine

The Bosch Serie 4 WAN28280GB is a great mid-price machine which is designed for use in a large household. Those who have children with allergies would be advised to consider this machine as one of 11 washing programmes is specifically designed to eliminate allergens.

The magnetic motor is more durable than the usual brush method making it perfect for regular use. It also contributes to better longevity and a quieter machine.

Features and specifications

  • Sensors calculate how much water is actually needed per wash
  • Capacity: 8 kg
  • Maximum spin speed: 1400 rpm
  • Weighted annual Energy consumption: 176 kWh per year
  • Energy rating: A+++

Pros

  • Very quiet
  • Sold with a 2-year manufacturer’s guarantee
  • User friendly
  • Great quick wash cycles at 15 and 30 minutes
  • Energy efficient (A+++ rating)

Cons

  • Sensitive digital display can be knocked easily
  • Some programmed washes take a longer than on previous models

Verdict

This washing machine is more averagely priced when comparing with other brands and offers a good, hard-working machine for regular use. Designed with large families in mind, this water efficient machine is perfect for a household that does laundry every day.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

Samsung ecobubble WF80F5E2W4X

SAMSUNG ecobubble Washing Machine

The Samsung ecobubble WF80F5E2W4X is another averagely priced washing machine, but with a sleek design and graphite colour scheme, this would look superb in a modern kitchen. Not only does this machine look good, but with a lower percentage of water left after spinning, your clothes are sure to come out drier than with other models of washing machine.

The ecobubble technology uses air to create small bubbles with the detergent, penetrating fabrics creating a more effective wash.

Features and specifications

  • Diamond drum helps to protect fabrics in the wash
  • Capacity: 8 kg
  • Maximum spin speed: 1400 rpm
  • Weighted annual Energy consumption: 195 kWh per year
  • Energy rating: A+++

Pros

  • Quiet when running
  • Sold with a 5-year manufacturer’s guarantee
  • User friendly
  • Large drum for bulky items
  • Energy efficient (A+++ rating)
  • Plays a tune once your wash is complete

Cons

  • Some cycle times are very long
  • Does not have a half load function

Verdict

This washing machine is great for those with babies and small children as the Baby Care programme leaves less detergent residues in the fabric and is one of the Samsung’s quick wash functions. The ecobubble is so easy to use, anyone in the family will be able to use it!

Reviews are predominantly positive with very few cons for this machine.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

Kenwood K814WM16

Kenwood K814WM16 Washing machine

The Kenwood K814WM16 has 16 separate wash functions to suit most households and their great energy efficiency can help save on household bills. It would fit in well amongst other modern white goods in a contemporary kitchen.

The Diamond Drum is a great design feature for those who own lots of delicate clothing or have baby clothes to wash.

Features and specifications

  • Diamond Drum to protect clothes from damage
  • Capacity: 8 kg
  • Maximum spin speed: 1400 rpm
  • Weighted annual Energy consumption: 195 kWh per year
  • Energy rating: A+++

Pros

  • Can pause once the cycle has started to add more items
  • Sold with a 1-year parts manufacturer’s guarantee
  • Large drum for bigger wash loads
  • Quiet when running
  • Energy efficient (A+++ rating)

Cons

  • Can’t get 1400 rpm spin on all wash functions
  • Some washes take a long time

Verdict

The Kenwood is moderately priced and offers similar specifications to other similarly priced brands. It’s a great washing machine for large, busy families with it’s good-sized drum and the fact it switches itself off once the cycle is finished. However, it may not be the best machine for those who need quicker cycles as many functions take a fair amount of time.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

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