Best 9 Kg Washing Machines (UK 2017)

Last updated: 13 June, 2017

If you want a relatively large washing machine, a 9 kg model will be a good choice. 9 kg refers to the weight of clothes the washing machine can hold, not the weight of the washing machine itself.

Washing machines with a 9 kg load capacity are bigger than average and will let you wash lots of clothes at once. They are ideal for families of 4 or more, and are especially good for homes with children who get through a lot of clothes quickly.

We’ve researched the best 9 kg washing machines available in the UK in 2017. Here are our top 5.

Best 9 Kg Washing Machines (UK 2017)

ModelPictureMax. spin speedEnergy consumption per yearEnergy ratingPrice
Hotpoint WMFUG942PUK Smart1400 rpm245 kWhA++ See on Currys
Samsung AddWash WW90K5410UX/EU1400 rpm130 kWhA+++ See on Currys
Indesit IWC91482ECO1400 rpm245 kWhA++ See on Currys
Hotpoint Smart+ RSG 964 JX1600 rpm196 kWhA+++ See on Currys
LG FH4U2VCN21400 rpm152 kWhA+++ See on Currys

 

Hotpoint WMFUG942PUK Smart

HOTPOINT WMFUG942PUK SMART

The Hotpoint WMFUG942PUK Smart has 16 different wash programmes including Anti-Allergen and Baby Cycle, as well as featuring a Child Lock. So this would be a perfect machine for a large family with lots of young children.

The machine’s Auto+ function can recognise the load size and adjust water levels to suit, making this a great machine for those on a water meter.

Features and specifications

  • Capacity: 9kg
  • Maximum spin speed: 1400 rpm
  • Weighted annual energy consumption: 245 kWh
  • Energy rating: A++

Pros

  • Available in grey or white
  • Sold with 1-year manufacturer’s guarantee
  • Large capacity drum
  • Quiet machine
  • Energy efficient (A++ rating)

Cons

  • Quickest wash time is 30 minutes
  • Sometimes need to run an additional drain and spin programme after washing
  • Washing programmes are quite long

Verdict

The Hotpoint is great value if you catch it on sale, but otherwise, it is a little more expensive than other brands. With this machine being available in 2 colour ways, it is a great choice for those who like to match their kitchen appliances.

With a few reviews mentioning clothes still being wet after the cycle has finished, it may not be as energy efficient to have to run the additional spin cycle.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

Samsung AddWash WW90K5410UX/EU

The energy efficient Samsung AddWash WW90K5410UX/EU is one of the more pricey models of washing machine so it is great if you can catch it on sale. With its AddWash function, you can pop stray socks and pants into the machine during a cycle, which is perfect for a busy mum or dad. If you only need a small load washed, it can be done in 15 minutes, which is great for last minute items.

Features and specifications

  • AddWash function
  • Capacity: 9kg
  • Maximum spin speed: 1400 rpm
  • Weighted annual energy consumption: 130 kWh
  • Energy rating: A+++

Pros

  • AddWash door for any forgotten items
  • Available in silver/grey and white
  • Sold with a 3 or 5-year manufacturer’s guarantee
  • User friendly – app to help with troubleshooting
  • Good build quality
  • Energy efficient (A+++ rating)

Cons

  • Quite expensive
  • Long washing programmes
  • 9kg only available on 2 washing programmes
  • Should have a child lock on the AddWash door

Verdict

An effective, well built washing machine with a great energy rating considering the 9kg capacity drum. Of course, there is the issue of the price being a little high, but Samsung are a trusted brand and offer 5 years guarantee for this model.

Also, the WW90K5410UX/EU plays a little tune when the wash is finished, who wouldn’t love that?

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

Indesit IWC91482ECO

The Indesit IWC91482ECO has 16 functions with the option to vary the temperatures, which is great for a more eco friendly washing. The 20 degree refresh function is great for items that don’t need a full wash, but just a little freshening up, perfect for a interview shirt or a light cardigan.

Features and specifications

  • Self cleaning drain pump
  • Capacity: 9kg
  • Maximum spin speed: 1400 rpm
  • Weighted annual energy consumption: 245 kWh
  • Energy rating: A++

Pros

  • Sold with a 1-year manufacturer’s guarantee
  • User friendly
  • Good build quality
  • Energy efficient (A++ rating)

Cons

  • No quick wash
  • Difficult to use detergent drawer
  • Although 9kg, most functions are for 3-6kg

Verdict

This mid-priced washing machine is perfect for a household with older children or for shared accommodation, as it features Sport Shoes, Outerwear and Sport Intensive functions.

The Indesit is a quiet machine with good washing results and pretty good reviews. The long washing functions are the most off-putting aspect to this machine, but it’s ease of use and good build should also be taken into account.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

Hotpoint Smart+ RSG 964 JX

HOTPOINT Smart+ RSG 964 JX

The Hotpoint Smart+ RSG 964 JX washing machine’s Anti Stain Turbo function can remove 40 different types of stain in just 45 minutes and all at an eco friendly 20 degrees. Helping you to save money on your energy bills, the Hotpoint uses less water and less electricity than similar models, which is perfect for saving those few extra pennies.

Features and specifications

  • Anti Stain Turbo function
  • Capacity: 9kg
  • Maximum spin speed: 1600 rpm
  • Weighted annual energy consumption: 196 kWh
  • Energy rating: A+++

Pros

  • Quiet when running
  • Clothing come out dry
  • Sold with a 10-year parts manufacturer’s guarantee (1-year labour)
  • Good build quality
  • Energy efficient (A+++ rating)

Cons

  • Quickest wash time is 30 minutes
  • Long wash times for certain functions
  • Not the most user friendly

Verdict

The high maximum spin speed means washing will come out drier than with other models. The 10-year parts guarantee gives you the indication that the machine is well built and if anything does happen to go awry, you’ll be well covered.

When not on sale, the Hotpoint is at the higher end of the price spectrum, but this is reflected in the quality of the build and the washing machine’s functions.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

LG FH4U2VCN2

LG FH4U2VCN2

The LG FH4U2VCN2 has a unique patented 6 Motion Direct Drive which combines different drum movements and speeds, meaning your washing machine is now as customisable as your phone. You can mix and match the functions to create your own perfect wash setting! You can also download more programmes from your washing machine using the LG app.

Features and specifications

  • 6 Motion Direct Drive
  • NFC Pairing and Smart Diagnosis
  • Capacity: 9kg
  • Maximum spin speed: 1400 rpm
  • Weighted annual energy consumption: 152 kWh
  • Energy rating: A+++

Pros

  • Can download and add wash functions using the LG app
  • Sold with a 5-year manufacturer’s guarantee
  • 14-minute quick wash
  • Available in White and Silver/Grey
  • Good build quality
  • Energy efficient (A+++ rating)

Cons

  • Top spin speed not fast enough
  • Long washing times on certain programmes

Verdict

A great washing machine for people who like to feel in control in everything they do, the LG is totally customisable. If you know exactly what you need from your machine, you can create the perfect settings to suit.

The FH4U2VCN2 is a good choice if eco friendly is something that is important to you.

Buy on Currys.co.uk

 

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