Beko washing machine

Find the Best Washing Machine with our Buying Guide

If you're looking for a new freestanding or integrated washing machine and don’t quite know where to begin, our washing machine buying guide will help you find the best model for your everyday needs. Whether you are looking for more information regarding size or capacity, or you want to learn about Beko’s latest technologies, our detailed guide contains useful information to help you select the perfect washing machine.

Washing Machine Capacity Guide

Deciding on the capacity you need is one of the first things you should consider before buying a washing machine. Finding the perfect washing machine load capacity to suit your everyday washing needs will ensure that your garments washed effectively.

To keep your appliance washing correctly, it’s important to not overload the drum. Exceeding the designated capacity of your washing machine will not only reduce the performance of your appliance, it could also result in permanent damage. Read our washing machine size guide to find out which washing machine capacity would best suit your everyday needs.

Washing Machine Size in KG

As aforementioned, it is important to consider the capacity of a washing machine when purchasing a new appliance. Washing machine capacity is measured in kilograms and relates to the maximum washing load your machine can cope with. While it is important not to overload your machine, it is often hard to gauge how heavy your average washing load is. Our informative washing machine load weight guide provides a useful guideline to make sure you select the perfect capacity to suit your washing needs.

Small Capacity

Small Capacity Washing Machine

A small capacity washing machine is great for smaller families, urban living, or those who do their washing frequently.

  • A 5kg capacity washing machine can wash up to 25 shirts in a single wash.
  • A 6kg capacity washing machine can wash up to 30 shirts in a single wash cycle.*
  • If you need a washing machine with a smaller capacity to suit your washing needs, explore our 5kg and 6kg models here.
Medium Capacity

Medium Capacity Washing Machine

Our medium capacity washing machines are our most popular washing machine size. Ideal for families, our medium capacity washing machines come with 7kg and 8kg load capacities.

  • A 7kg capacity washing machine can wash up to 35 shirts in a single wash cycle.
  • A 8kg washing machine can wash up to 40 shirts in a single wash cycle.
  • Explore our medium capacity washing machines.
Large Capacity

Large Capacity Washing Machine

Perfect for large families who like to wash heavy loads, our large washing machines come with a larger drum size, allowing you to wash more in one go.

  • Our large capacity 9kg washing machines can wash up to 4 double bed linen sets, 12 towels or 45 shirts in one cycle- saving you money on your energy bills. Explore our 9kg washing machines.
  • For even bigger washes, you can wash 50 shirts in a 10kg washing machine, 55 shirts in an 11kg, and 60 shirts in a 12kg - all in a single wash.

*The exact number of laundry items that can be washed in one cycle depends on the type, weight and volume of the items.

Washing Machine Spin Speeds

Spin Speed

Selecting the best spin speed for your needs can help you save time and give your clothes a wash cycle that gives them the proper care they need too. The spin speeds in our range of washing machines go up to maximums of 1600rpm, however our washing machines offer the option of lower spin speeds, as low as 600rpm, for your more delicate laundry too. Lower spin speeds are ideal for your delicate garments, taking extra care not to damage them, while higher spin speeds reduce the water your clothes will retain so they’ll take less time to dry. But, make sure you always read and follow the washing instructions on your clothes because higher spin speeds could damage your more delicate garments.

Washing Machine Quick Programmes

The next thing to look out for in your washing machine purchase journey is which quick programme options your new appliance will offer you. When you have a lot of washing to do and need to get all of it done quickly, be it a large load or a small load, our range of washing machines comes with two of the quickest programmes out there to help you save time every day.

Quick Programmes

Daily Quick Programme

Our Daily Quick programme is the greatest helping hand for your everyday wash, and, it comes on all of our new washing machines. This programme can wash a full load of any capacity, up to 12kg, in just 28* minutes.

Super Short Programme

Ideal for when you need just a few clothes in a hurry, our Super Short programme can wash a 2kg load of laundry in just 14 minutes.

Check out our Quick Wash Washing Machines

*The duration of the programme is only indicative, and is based on a 30° wash. The actual duration may be slightly lower or higher and is dependent on water pressure, water temperature, unbalanced loads and detergent overdosing, etc.

Washing Machine Size Guide

Washing Machine Dimensions

Before you even start looking for your new washing machine, it’s important to measure the space you have available. Washing machine dimensions vary although they are usually the same width, the washing machine depth can differ.

Washing machine height is normally a standard 84cm on all freestanding washing machines however, if you are buying an integrated washing machine, these are slightly shorter at 82cm so that they will fit perfectly into your cupboard.

Once you know what space you have, you can work out if you need a slim or a standard sized washing machine. Just make sure your washing machine is slightly smaller than the gap to allow it to be easily fitted into place.

Our standard washing machines are 60-62cm deep and available in capacities up to 12kg. Our slim washing machines range between 41-54cm deep and can wash up to 6kg of washing, so perfect when space is a bit tighter.

Do You Need a Freestanding or Integrated Washing Machine?

Freestanding Washing Machines

What is a freestanding washing machine?

Freestanding washing machines are the most common type. As they are freestanding they don't require fitting to your kitchen units so can be placed anywhere in your home (providing there’s access to drainage and power of course). This can be particularly helpful if you don't have much space in your kitchen and would like to put your new washing machine in a bathroom or utility room.

Integrated Washing Machines

What is an integrated washing machine?

Integrated washing machines are built-in and completely hidden behind a cupboard door. If you are looking to create a seamless kitchen design, hiding your appliances from view, an integrated washing machine is the perfect choice. Our integrated washing machines are slightly shorter at 82cm, so that they will fit perfectly into your cupboard. To ensure that your integrated washing machine fits perfectly in your home, make sure to accurately measure the width and depth of the unit that will home your appliance.

Washing Machine Features

The last, but far from the least, factor that you should consider when you’re looking for a new washing machine, is the range of extra features your new laundry appliance will come with. Beko’s range of washing machines comes with a host of extra features to help you every day.

ProSmart™ Inverter Motor Technology

Get peace of mind knowing your washing machine is powered by our quieter, durable and more efficient motor which comes with a 10-year guarantee.

Drum Clean

DrumClean Programme

Remove bacteria from the drum at the touch of a button with the DrumClean programme. Helping you benefit from more hygienic washing, the bacteria that builds up inside the drum will be cleaned at a hot 70°C.

SteamCure Technology

Want to spend less time ironing? Our washing machines with SteamCure Technology use the power of steam to reduce creases. By dispersing steam into the drum at the end of the programme, creases are reduced, saving you ironing time.

AquaTech®

AquaTech gives you up to 50% faster washes that are also up to 50% more gentle. Water and detergent cascades in from the top of the drum and the powerful action of water replaces vigorous drum movements, resulting in a quicker, kinder wash for your clothes.

Things to Consider When Buying a Washing Machine

Whether you’ve already selected the perfect washing machine for your home or are still in the decision making stages, here are a few important extra things to keep in mind before you buy:

Things to Consider
  • Most people know if they need a freestanding washing machine or an integrated model for their kitchen, but if you would like to find out more about things to consider before buying an integrated washing machine, head over to our built-in buying guide for more information.
  • Be sure to measure the space you have available to you. You don’t want to be in a position where you’ve already purchased your new washing machine, only to find that it doesn’t actually fit into the space you have for it in your kitchen.
  • Always account for the space the piping will take up behind your washing machine. The inlet and waste water pipes are a vital part of your washing machine’s functionality, so make sure there is plenty of space for them.
  • Double check that there is a power source within at least one metre of your new washing machine. Always plug your washing machine into the mains, not an extension cord.

How to measure

How big is a washing machine?

Before you start looking for your new washing machine, it is important to assess the space you have available. Although washing machines are usually the same width, the depth of each model can differ. If you have an old appliance that you are planning to replace, you can easily measure the machine to find out the correct measurements for a new washing machine. On the other hand, if you are buying your first machine, it is important to measure the depth, height and width of the space where the appliance will sit and consider these measurements when searching for washing machines. When considering different models, make sure to select a machine that is slightly smaller than your proposed space. This will allow the appliance to be fitted easily into your home.

Once you know what space you have, you can work out if you need a slim or a standard sized washing machine. Our standard washing machines are 60-62 cm deep and available in capacities up to 12kg. Our slim washing machines range between 44-54cm deep and can wash up to 6kg of laundry, perfect if space is a bit tight.

Explore our full range of washing machines or, if you are short on space, consider our range of slimline washing machines.

Freestanding washing machines

Freestanding washing machines are the most common type of washing machines. They a perfect choice for homes where space is limited as they are easily to install and can be placed anywhere in your home (providing there is access to drainage and power). The height of our freestanding washing machines is normally a standard 84cm.

Integrated washing machines

Alternatively, for a seamless kitchen feel, our integrated washing machines are built-in and completely hidden behind a cupboard door. Our integrated washing machines are slightly shorter at 82cm, so that they will fit perfectly into your cupboard. To ensure that your integrated washing machine fits perfectly in your home, make sure to accurately measure the width and depth of the unit that will home your appliance.

FAQs


Now that you have all the information you need about things to consider before you buy, why not browse our range of washing machines?

Choosing the right colour for your new washing machine can be a tough decision, with lots of options available. At Beko we offer black, white, silver, graphite and grey washing machines. Consider the colour of your interior and other appliances when choosing the colour of your new washing machine.

Or, if you’ve already selected a washing machine, have you considered which tumble dryer would best suit your everyday drying needs? Find out more about our tumble dryers.