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.
Deciding on the capacity you need and which colour you want are two of the first things you should be considering before you buy. A lot of people like to install their washing machines in their kitchens, so getting the colour right can really help to co-ordinate your kitchen’s design. Matching the capacity to your everyday washing needs will help you save time too.
Great for smaller families, urban living, or for those who do their washing frequently, select a small capacity washing machine for your needs:
Being the most popular, a medium capacity washing machine is great for any family’s everyday washing needs:
Allowing you to wash more in one go, a large capacity washing machine is perfect for larger families and for washing bigger items, like duvets:
*The exact number of laundry items that can be washed in one cycle depends on the type, weight and volume of the items.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.