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How much will your washer dryer cost to run?

6kg 7kg 8kg 9kg 10kg
A+++ Rated 68 73 77 81 85
A++Rated 72 77 82 87 92

A+ Rated

76 82 87 93 98
A Rated 80 86 92 99 105
B Rated 84 91 98 104 111
C Rated 88 95 103 110 118
D Rated 92 100 108 116 124

How did we work this out?

Assumes 260 washing cycles are run per year across an array of temperatures and 140 drying cycles. Actual running costs will vary depending on how often the appliance is used and what temperature and spin settings are used for each cycle.
Assumes electricity tariff of 12.50p/kWh

Buying a large appliance such as a washer dryer can be a big investment, so you want your appliance to be as efficient as possible when it comes to running costs.

A washer dryer with a high energy rating will save you water, electricity and will save money on your energy bills. To allow you to see which the best models are at a glance, most white goods sold across Europe now have an EU Energy label. This includes a rating of how energy efficient a machine is and also gives a rating from A-G (with A being the best) to the washing and the drying performance, these are scored from ‘A’-‘G’ with ‘A’ being the best.

energy saving tableThe majority of washer dryers are ‘B’ rated, ‘A’ rated models are also available and will cost slightly more to purchase but less to run. Some manufacturers offer ‘A+’ rated models which are 10% more energy efficient than ‘A’ rated models.


For the most energy efficient washer dryers, look out for the Energy Saving Recommended logo. Only washer dryers that comply with the Energy Saving Trust’s most stringent criteria are endorsed. If you are upgrading your old appliance remember Appliances Online offer a recycling service, whereby we collect and recycle your old appliance when we deliver your new one; for full details of this service please see our appliance connection service. 

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