Which Are The Best Silver Washing Machines?




One of the most striking things about shopping for kitchen appliances these days is the level of choice that you have. This is especially true if you compare the options that you have today, to the options that you had a couple of decades ago.

When you shop for a new washing machine, there are quite a few different aspects you’ll need to decide on in order to get a model that meets your needs. You can get machines that come in a wide range of sizes, you have a vast selection of features and options to choose from and the modern machines also come in a great range of colours.

In the past, the famous quote attributed to Henry Ford “any color so long as it is black” very much applied to appliances if you just replaced the word ‘black’ with ‘white’, but these days you have a much wider selection. In addition to white, it is also common to find washing machines that come in colours like silver and black. While it may be less common, some brands go even further than making white, black and silver washing machines, and you can find the occasional washer that comes in colours like brown, blue or even pink!

Even with all of these colour options, most people are generally satisfied with machines that come in white, and it is still by far the most popular colour. However, there are plenty of people for whom an option like a silver washing machine will fit in better with their home décor. Fortunately there are now nice selection of silver washers on the market, and you should be able to find one that is not only the colour that you want, but also fits the other requirements of your home.

Since colour is only one deciding point in finding the right appliance for your home, you are also going to want to pay attention to some of the other factors that can help to make a particular model the right one for the circumstances of the individual. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the basic decision points and then move on to checking out our top picks for the best silver washing machines.

One thing to note is that if you’re looking for a top loading washing machine, unfortunately you’ll struggle to find a silver model. These don’t tend to be very popular in the UK so the range on offer is very limited (and you’ll find yourself back in ‘any colour you like as long as it’s white’ territory).

 

What to look for in a new silver washing machine?

Silver Washing Machines

If you have decided that a silver model is the right fit for your home, you are really just at the beginning of the decision making process. You still need to go over a number of different points that can be important for finding a machine that will work well for your laundry needs. In this article, we are only going to cover the basic points that can help you in making a decision, but if you want to know more about selecting the right freestanding washing machine for your home, you can read our washing machine buying guide.

 Capacity

For many buyers, the machine capacity (or wash load) is going to be an important point. When you see the listing for capacity, it tells you the amount of laundry that you are going to be able to wash in a single load. Obviously, if you wash a lot of laundry per week, a larger machine will serve you better (7kg load, 8kg load or possibly 9kg load), but if your loads tend to be light, you can go with a smaller machine (6kg).

 Programs

This is another area where the level of choice has expanded. While you still have the option to go with a machine that only has the basic settings, you do have machines that will come with a variety of special wash cycles. If you like some of the special cycles, then you may want to look for programs for things like wool, linens, gym clothes, baby clothes and jeans.

 Features

Many of the modern washing machines will also come with a range of features. Some will have anti-crease features, variable spin cycles (1200rpm, 1400rpm etc), temperature controls, the ability to speed up the cycles, sanitizing wash and more. With some brands, you may even be able to find special features that are not available from other manufacturers.

 Ease of use

In general, most washers are going to be fairly easy to use. If a machine comes with a wide range of features and settings, it may take some time to get used to, but manufacturers understand the value of making user-friendly kitchen appliances. If ease of use is a particular concern, then you could look at the design and layout of the controls as well as the size and degree of swing for the door.

 

Below you’ll find a selection of our top picks. Please note, these are all freestanding washing machines as people don’t tend to worry too much about colour with the integrated appliances as you can’t see the machine except when loading and unloading. You can see our integrated washer top picks here.

If you’re looking for a washer dryer instead you can find a list of our favourite washer dryers here. At the time of writing 2 of the models on our list are silver washer dyers.

If you happen to be looking for a slim depth model then the Beko washing machine listed at number 5 is only 50cm deep. If you’re looking for a really slim depth machine we recommend taking a look at this other silver 6kg Beko model on ao.com which is only 41.5cm deep.

Under each listing you’ll find a price comparison table that will show you the latest price ranges and best deals at a selection of the most popular online stores including John Lewis, ao.com, Currys, Appliance Direct, Argos etc (we’re hoping to add Tesco Direct soon). When comparing prices please bear in mind that different retailers will charge different amounts for things like delivery prices, washing machine installation, recycling of old units etc so sometimes the cheapest headline price doesn’t end up actually being the cheapest, depending on your needs. If you can wait a few days for example you can often get free delivery from companies like ao.com. Retailer John Lewis also offers an automatic free 2 year guarantee on all appliances (even if the manufacturer only offers a 1 year warranty) which can be great for added peace of mind. For more buying tips check out our buying guide here.

 

1. Samsung WW90K5413UXSamsung WW90K5413UX

It is a bit on the expensive side, but the Samsung AddWash WW90K5413UX is one of the best silver washing machines that you can find. It is 9kg 1400rpm washing machine suitable for large loads, it comes with a wide selection of programs and the buyer gets a great number of options for customising their wash.
With this model, the buyer gets top quality washing performance. It uses the Samsung ecobubble system for getting the suds deep into the clothes and it has great stain removal capabilities (ideal for sports clothes for example). This washing machine comes 14 wash programs including cycles for cottons, delicates, synthetics, wool, bedding, baby care and darks. Further, you have nice features like the bubble soak, speed up and the ability to control the water temperature and the spin speed.

The WW90K5413UX from Samsung is also easy to use. It has a display with a countdown timer, a dial for selecting your cycles and it has buttons for adding features, setting the delay timer and controlling the temperature and spin of the cycle.

In our opinion this is one of the best 9kg washing machines on the market today.

Large 9kg drum

Great selection of programs

Good build quality

A+++ energy rating

 A little expensive

Want to buy the Samsung WW90K5413UX? See who’s cheapest

(Prices updated daily)
Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
WW90K5413UX ECOBUBBLE £559.00 Visit Store

 

2. LG FH4A8TDN4LG FH4A8TDN4

With the LG FH4A8TDN4, you have a freestanding washer that is a little pricey, but it delivers some of the best washing performance that you will find. This model has an 8kg 1400 rpm capacity and spin speed, a selection of 14 wash programs and it offers a high level of user control with options for changing the spin cycle speed, the wash temperature and different rinse options.

When it comes to cleaning performance, there are few models that are going to rival to the FH4A8TDN4. It has the LG six motion drum, and this provides a variety of drum motions that give the machine the ability to handle a wide range of fabrics and get them about as clean as any machine can. Among the 14 wash settings, you have options for baby care, hygiene, cotton, stain, sports wash and more. Additionally, you can download and add a special cycle using your Smartphone.

For the most part, this model is easy to operate, but new users may find that it does take a little time to get used to all of the options and features. This washing machine comes with a turn-dial selector for the programs, and the options and features can be turned on and off through buttons on the control panel.

Good variety of cycle options

Good build quality

  Fast cycle times

A+++ energy rating

 Expensive

 First time users may find it a little complicated

Like the LG FH4A8TDN4? See who’s got the best price below

(Prices updated daily)

 

3. Bosch Serie 6 WAQ2836SGB

Bosch Serie 4 WAQ2836SGB

The Bosch Serie 6 WAQ2836SGB is a washing machine that offers reliable operation and great wash performance. This Bosch appliance has an 8kg capacity, a good range of washing options and it performs well on almost any task that you put it to.

The WAQ2836SGB has some good cycle options, but it does not have a long list of special cycles. You have programs for cottons, wool, delicates, easy care, quick wash and mixed load. While the cycle options are a little limited, you do have a good number of additional options that you can add to the cycle. You can control the temperature and the spin speed, and this washing machine comes with the Bosch VarioPerfect feature to make it more energy efficient and for cutting the time of the cycles and it also has an anti-crease feature.

As for ease of use, buyers should not find this 8kg washing machine difficult at all. It has a selector dial for all of your wash programs and it has buttons for making adjustments to spin speed and temperature. Additionally, it has a countdown timer on the control panel and it has indicators that tell the user the stage of the cycle that the machine is currently in.

 Good build quality

 Bosch VarioPerfect system

 Anti-crease setting

 A+++ energy rating

 Limited selection of programs

 Spin performance could be better

 

Find the lowest price for the Bosch Serie 6 WAQ2836SGB below

(Prices updated daily)
Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
Bosch Serie 4 WAQ2836SGB A+++-20% 8kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine in Silver Inox £429.00 Visit Store
Bosch Serie 6 WAQ2836SGB Free Standing Washing Machine in Silver £454.00 Visit Store
Bosch Serie 6 WAQ2836SGB Free Standing Washing Machine in Silver £469.00 Visit Store
Bosch WAQ2836SGB £469.00 Visit Store
BOSCH WAQ2836SGB Washing Machine - Silver, Silver £469.99 Visit Store
WAQ2836SGB £499.00 Visit Store
Bosch WAQ2836SGB 8KG 1400 Spin - Washing Machine-Ins/Del/Rec £514.99 Visit Store

 

4. Hotpoint Ultima S-Line RPD9467JGG

Hotpoint Ultima S-Line RPD9467JGG

For a 9kg capacity washing machine, the Hotpoint Ultima S-Line RPD9467JGG offers exceptional value. It is reasonably priced for a model of this size, and it still comes with a great selection of washing programs and features.

This Hotpoint from the Ultima S-Line delivers good cleaning performance with its 16 wash cycles, and users will love all of the options that they have. It comes with cycles for whites, baby clothes, stain removal, bed & bath and it has two anti-allergy settings. In addition to that, it has features like a speed up option, colour care and steam hygiene that can be added to programs.

This silver/graphite appliance from Hotpoint is very user-friendly. You have an electronic turn-dial for all of the program options and it has buttons for all of the features that can be added to the wash. You can easily select a program, adjust the temperature and the spin speed and add features like the direct injection stain removal system.

 Large 9kg drum

 Wide selection of programs

 Speed up feature and hygienic steam

 A+++ energy rating

The spin cycle is a little loud

Spin cycle could perform better

 

See which online retailer is offering the best deal on the Hotpoint Ultima S-Line RPD9467JGG

(Prices updated daily)
Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
Hotpoint RPD9467JGG £357.00 Visit Store
Hotpoint RPD9467JGG Ultima S-Line 9kg 1400rpm Freestanding Washing Machine Graphite £358.97 Visit Store
Hotpoint Ultima S-Line RPD9467JGG Free Standing Washing Machine in Graphite £364.00 Visit Store
Hotpoint Ultima S-Line RPD9467JGG Free Standing Washing Machine in Graphite £379.00 Visit Store
HOTPOINT Ultima S-line RPD9467JGG Washing Machine - Graphite, Graphite £379.00 Visit Store
Hotpoint RPD9467JGG 9KG 1400 Spin Washing Machine - Graphite £404.99 Visit Store

 

5. Beko WMB71543S (  Budget Best Buy)

Beko WMB71543S 7Kg Washing Machine 1500 rpm

For a cheap silver washing machine, we like the Beko WMB71543S. This 7kg 1500 spin washing machine comes at a budget price, and it still offers a nice range of options for washing clothes. This machine is also very energy efficient, so the low operating costs make it good for buyers that want to save on their utility bills.

With this Beko 7kg model, the user gets good cleaning results, and it offers some nice options too. It has sixteen wash cycles that you can choose from, and the user can add options like anti-crease, time saver, extra rinse and prewash. For programme options, this model comes with all of the standards, and it has special options like baby clothes, woollens and hand wash. You even have a quick wash that can do a full load in about forty minutes, or you could clean a half load in about fifteen minutes (perfect if you realise on Sunday evening you’ve not washed the school uniform like you promised you would).

For ease of use, you will find few machines that are simpler than the WMB71543S. It is a simple turn dial for the programs, and you have buttons for adjusting the temperature and the spin speed. You can also add a prewash or a rinse with the touch of a button and it has a display with a countdown timer.

Owners all agree that this Beko washes really well, especially for an affordable washing machine – just check the customer rating on ao.com!

 Nice range of programs

Anti-crease feature

 1500rpm maximum spin speed

 A+++ energy rating

 At times, the spin cycle can get  a little noisy

 The load balancing is a little sensitive. You might have to adjust the load or the machine won’t start

Find the best price for the Beko WMB71543S below

(Prices updated daily)
Stockist Catalogue Product Name Price  
Beko Washing Machine - Freestanding - WMB71543S - Silver £250.00 Visit Store
BEKO WMB71543S Washing Machine - Silver, Silver £309.99 Visit Store

 

In our opinion the above are some of the best silver washing machines for sale. We wish you luck in finding the perfect one for your home and, once you do, why not consider adding one of our recommended tumble dryers to really take the pain out of the whole laundry experience?

And finally, for more information check out our washing machine buying guide here.

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