5 best washer-dry­ers

While built-in washer-dry­ers keep a kitchen stream­lined, they of­fer sig­nif­i­cantly smaller ca­pac­i­ties and are nowhere near as ef­fi­cient as free­stand­ing models. Check out our round-up of the lat­est and great­est free­stand­ing, fea­ture-packed combo clean­ers

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1 THE 'FOR­GOT A SOCK' ONE

Proof you don’t have to com­pro­mise to have the con­ve­nience of a washer dryer, this Sam­sung model is A-rated for en­ergy and has a su­per-fast 1400rpm spin. Plus, the Quick­drive fea­ture speeds up washes and the in­ge­nious mini doorin-door al­lows you to pop in for­got­ten items. QUICK­DRIVE WASHER-DRYER WITH ADDWASH, £999, SAM­SUNG

2 THE BULK LOADER

With a 10kg wash­ing ca­pac­ity and the abil­ity to dry a whop­ping 6kg of clothes in one cy­cle, this A-rated, en­ergy-ef­fi­cient de­sign is ideal for time-poor fam­i­lies. Ev­ery drop of wa­ter is con­trolled to avoid waste and it can even wash and dry a 2kg load in just 60 min­utes. Fea­tur­ing 27 dif­fer­ent pro­grammes and dry­ing modes, there's a set­ting for all even­tu­al­i­ties. SERIE 6 WASHER-DRYER, £920, BOSCH

3 THE CLEVER ALL-ROUNDER

It's eye-wa­ter­ingly ex­pen­sive, but for this A-rated, 1600rpm spin model, it’s money well spent. Au­to­matic de­ter­gent dos­ing re­duces waste and im­proves clean­ing, plus the pro­grammes are all cus­tomis­able to suit your needs. WT1 WASHER-DRYER, £2,199, MIELE

4 THE BIG ONE

With its huge ca­pac­ity (11kg wash, 7kg dry) and ex­tra-large door open­ing, the Whirlpool is a breeze to use. Best of all, you can have your favourite out­fit washed and dried in just 45 min­utes us­ing the 1kg func­tion. Plus, if you for­get about the load, the machine will gen­tly mas­sage the clothes to avoid creas­ing un­til you empty it. FWDD117168W WASHER-DRYER, £649, WHIRLPOOL

5 THE GOOD-VALUE BUY

This af­ford­able 8kg/5kg model is Aa-rated for en­ergy and wash per­for­mance, has an im­pres­sive 1400rpm spin and can com­plete a full load of wash­ing in just 28 min­utes (or a half load in 14). It also features a choice of 11 wash and five dry pro­grammes, plus an An­ti­crease+ func­tion. WASHER-DRYER IONGUARD, £419, BEKO

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