Best Integrated Washing Machine

Best Integrated Washing Machine 2022

If you have a fully integrated kitchen, and your washing machine needs replacing, you are going to want to replace it with the best choice available. Technology moves fast nowadays, so there will probably be new innovations that you have never considered in a washing machine since your last purchase. So read on for all you need to know to buy the best integrated washing machine.

Best Selling Integrated Washing Machines UK

Bestseller No. 1
CDA CI361 White 6kg Fully Integrated 1200rpm Spin 16 Program Washing Machine
  • Fully Integrated Installation
  • 6kg Capacity & 1200rpm Spin Speed
  • 15 Minute Quick Wash / Refresh Cycle
  • 24 Hour Timer Delay for Convenient Washing
  • 5 Year Parts & 2 Year Labour Guarantee
SaleBestseller No. 2
Hotpoint BI WMHG 91484 UK Built-in Washing Machine, 9kg load, 1400rpm, White
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Hotpoint BI WMHG 91484 UK Built-in Washing Machine, 9kg load, 1400rpm, White
  • Antistain - Remove 20 of the most stubborn, everyday stains in just one wash, without the need to pre-treat, thanks to clever management of detergent, water, drum rotation and temperature
  • Connector type: water line and drain; Installation type: built-in
  • Material: stainless steel
  • BI WMHG 91484 UK
SaleBestseller No. 3
Candy CBW 47D1E Integrated Washing Machine, 7 Kg Load 1400 Rpm, Quick Wash, Sensor Wash, Hygiene cycle, White
  • The Candy CBW 47D1E-80 comes packed with programs to make washing your clothes effortless. Perfect for a medium household, this machine comes with a 7kg load capacity and a 1400 spin speed. There are 16 wash cycles to choose from, including a 14-minute quick wash. Variable spin and temperature settings allow you to adjust the spin speed and temperature on all cycles to suit the load. This machine also comes with the option to delay the cycle start time for up to 24 hours.
  • With the All in One technology, you can wash different fabrics and colours together on a quick wash or low temperature wash, without the worry of the colours running! And the energy saving KG Mode uses an intelligent sensor to weigh the laundry during the first 4 minutes of the cycle, then adjusts the cycle time, water and electricity consumption to suit the size of the load.
  • This Candy Washing Machine comes with a Hygiene cycle. This programme washes at 60C, clearing any bacteria or dirt from your clothing. The additional use of water ensures a full and thorough clean.
  • Choose the most suitable programme for your wash and the KG detector will adjust the amount of water and lathering based on your wash load and type of fabric selected, so you always get the best, most efficient wash.
  • Designed to be built in, this machine will fit seamlessly into any kitchen setting.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Hoover H-WASH HBWS 49D3ACBE/80 9Kg 1400 Rpm Integrated Washing Machine, Quick Wash, Eco Wash, Black with Chrome door
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Hoover H-WASH HBWS 49D3ACBE/80 9Kg 1400 Rpm Integrated Washing Machine, Quick Wash, Eco Wash, Black with Chrome door
  • The Hoover HBWS 49D3ACBE comes packed with programs to make washing your clothes effortless. Perfect for a medium household, this machine comes with a 9kg load capacity and a 1400 spin speed. There are 16 wash cycles to choose from, including a 14-minute quick wash. Variable spin and temperature settings allow you to adjust the spin speed and temperature on all cycles to suit the load. This machine also comes with the option to delay the cycle start time for up to 24 hours.
  • This Hoover washing machine comes with a Hygiene cycle. This programme washes at 60C, clearing any bacteria or dirt from your clothing. The additional use of water ensures a full and thorough clean. And with Hoover's All in One technology, you can wash different fabrics and colours together on a quick wash or low temperature wash, without the worry of the colours running!
  • Choose the most suitable programme for your wash and the KG detector will adjust the amount of water and lathering based on your wash load and type of fabric selected, so you always get the best, most efficient wash. With our machines, a half-load can require up to 70% less water, time and electricity!
  • This appliance has a number of quick wash programmes under 60 minutes, (14, 30 and 44 minutes), which ensure that your clothes are thoroughly cleaned in the quickest time possible. With 3 different rapid washes available you are able to quickly clean lightly soiled clothes in a fraction of time of a standard wash cycle.
  • With a delay start the laundry will be ready just when you want it. It allows you to programme the start of the washing cycle with a maximum delay of 24 hours. No more worries of unpleasant odours created by wet laundry that has been left inside the machine.
Bestseller No. 5
HBWS49D2ACE 9 Kg Integrated Washing Machine
  • Washing Machine Noise Emission Class: C
  • 820mm x 600mm x 525mm (HxWxD)
  • 9kg Capacity
  • 56 dBA / 77 dBA

Fully Integrated Washing Machine Explained

A fully integrated washing machine is a machine that is completely hidden from view behind a cupboard door. They’re perfect if you don’t like to look at your appliances, and are particularly good for smaller families. Integrated washing machines are narrower, thinner and have a smaller base area to continue the plinth around the kitchen units.

Due to their design, they cannot be left freestanding, they rely on the cupboard to support the machine. As a result of this, they have lower spin speeds than freestanding machines which are of a more robust design. 

What Is A Semi-Integrated Washing Machine?

A semi-integrated washing machine is similar in many ways to an integrated machine apart from the control panel is on display in a semi-integrated machine. Here are less semi-integrated machines available but they can be handy if you want to see how long the cycle has to run at a glance.

Should You Purchase An Integrated Washing Machine?

Space is the biggest factor we have found, when it comes to the top reasons for buying an integrated washing machine. Or rather the lack of space. Full size machines are deeper and wider than integrated machines, which means they take up more space. If you have a small kitchen then an integrated machine might be your only option. 

Let’s have a quick look at the pros and cons of an integrated washing machine.

Pros For An Integrated Washing MachineCons For An Integrated Washing Machine
Maintains an equal space of kitchen floorLess choice
Fits flush to other kitchen unitsMore expensive to purchase
Built-in and hidden from viewMore expensive to install, maintain and repair

What Are The Advantages Of An Integrated Washing Machine?

The main advantage of an integrated washing machine are:

  A Washing Machine That Fits In Your Kitchen

As space is at a premium, having an integrated washing machine allows you to at least do your washing at home.

Keeps The Look Of The Kitchen Tidy

As you cannot see the washing machine at all, the kitchen has that uniform, ordered look.

Saves On Kitchen Floor Space

As the washing machine is fitted behind the standard cabinet, it keeps the floorspace clear and uniform.

Quiet Running Sounds

Because the integrated washing machine is behind a cupboard door the noise level is kept to a minimum.

What Are The Disadvantages Of An Integrated Washing Machine?

There are a few disadvantages to having an integrated washing machine they are :

Less Choice Available

Less than 20% of all washing machines manufactured are integrated, so you have far less choice  when it comes to buying a machine.

Cost More To Buy

As there is less choice, you will always have to buy an integrated washing machine with some sort of compromise. Integrated machines are at least £30 to £150 more to buy than a freestanding model.

Integrated Washing Machines Smell

As you can’t leave the washing machine door open because it’s part of an integrated kitchen design, the machine doesn’t have the ability to dry out between uses. This causes damp and moulds to form inside the machine. Which makes the machine smell.

Can’t Take It With You If You Move

With a freestanding washing machine, if you move it’s simple to disconnect the washing machine and take it with you. With an integrated machine, that’s virtually impossible. Too small a space to work in, and less access to pipes and wires.

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Integrated Washing Machine Buyers Guide

Before buying an integrated washing machine consider the following:

Model size

Not all integrated machines are equally sized. It might only be a few millimetres but that can make all the difference when it comes to installation. Be sure to accurately measure the space you have to fit your machine in.

Wash Cycles

Consider what your washing usually consists of, and find a machine that has cycles suitable for your washing, cycles like sportswear, woolens, towels, duvets, sheets, school uniforms, delicates like silk etc.

Drum Size

Although integrated washing machines have a limited choice, look for the largest drum size you can find. The larger the drum size, the more capacity of washing it can wash at one time. 9 kg seems to be the largest available with integrated machines.

Special Cycles And Programs

Things like quick wash, or delay switches to take advantage of lower tariff rates (economy 7 etc).

Brands

We always say stick to a tried and tested brand. Their machines usually last longer and give the least amount of problems.

Eco-Friendly 

Is the machine able to wash at lower temperatures? Use less soap powder etc and what about energy ratings? Some integrated machines have A+++rated energy efficiency levels.

Less Ironing

Some models have a steam program that removes creases and lowers the need for ironing

Door Size

 Just because it’s a smaller machine doesn’t necessarily mean it has to have a smaller door. There are a few integrated models that have near enough full-size doors.

Self Cleaning Program

Some models have a self cleaning program that removes bacteria with a hot wash.

Noise Levels

Some integrated machines have a quiet spin cycle, quiet enough to not interrupt normal conversation. Perfect for open plan kitchen diners.

Digital Display

Is the display panel easy to interpret? 

How Much Does An Integrated Washing Machine Cost?

 Integrated washing machines range in price from around £270 for a 7 kg model with a 1400 spin speed, and rise to around £949 for a 8 kg with a 1400 spin speed and A+++ energy rating.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you get an integrated washing machine?

You can get an integrated washing machine, many of the top manufacturers make integrated washing machines.

What noise level is quiet for a washing machine?

Anything 50 decibels or below is considered quiet for a washing machine.

How much space do you need behind an integrated washing machine?

You need to allow a space of 3 to 4 cm between the back of the machine and the wall to allow room for the pipework.

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