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What is an inverter motor?

Take a closer look at these quiet energy efficient washing machines.

A washing machine with an inverter motor uses less moving parts than other models. It spins the drum directly using magnets instead of brushes, so they're a lot quieter and very energy efficient.

How does an inverter motor work?

Washing machines with an inverter motor have a smaller amount of moving parts than regular models. They work by using frictionless magnets to spin the drum directly instead of any belts, brushes or chains.

Since inverter motors have fewer parts, they make for extremely quiet washing machines - perfect for open-plan living - and they even last a lot longer than other models. They also use a lot less energy to run so they help you save on your household bills, which is always nice.

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What we recommend

If you're after an integrated washing machine with an inverter motor, then this model from Hoover will be right at home in your kitchen. It's been given an A+++ energy efficiency rating so it'll be really kind to your electricity bill. Plus, your clothes will be treated with utmost care thanks to the EcoMix 20 programme, which lets you wash different fabrics at 20. Great if you've got lots of laundry to go through on a busy day.

This Hoover Dynamic freestanding washing machine ticks all the right boxes, too. Equipped with the energy-conscious KG mode, it weighs your clothes and automatically adjusts the water and energy it needs to wash them. This gives you the best results while saving on water and electricity. You'll even be able to give your favourite outfits a refresh with a 14-minute quick wash so you're ready for the big night out.