Washing machines

Independent and trusted reviews, tests and buying guides to compare prices and performance of washing machines and dryers.

Washing machine door

Washing machine reviews

We test more than 60 washing machines, including models from Bosch, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, LG, Miele, Samsung, Simpson and Westinghouse.

12 Jan 2015 | Find out which washers from major brands rate best for getting dirt out of your clothes and for water and energy efficiency.

Clothes dryer reviews

Clothes dryer reviews

We put nine clothes dryers to the test, to help you find the right one for your home.

14 Aug 2014 | Find out which are the best-performing clothes dryers, among models from Simpson, Fisher & Paykel, Electrolux, Whirlpool and Haier.

Washer dryer in action

Washer dryer reviews

Six washer dryer combos tested and compared in the CHOICE labs, including models from Bosch, Electrolux, LG, Miele and Samsung.

3 Jul 2014 | A washer and dryer machine is the ultimate laundry convenience — we've put some to the test.

Laundry powder

Laundry detergent reviews

We test and compare washing powders and laundry liquids to find out which are better at stain removal and the best value for money.

19 May 2014 | CHOICE compares the top-selling laundry powders and liquid detergents for both top- and front loaders - 57 in all - to find the best at removing stains.


Caring for clothes, shoes and accessories

In an increasingly disposable world, CHOICE rediscovers the art of caring for jewellery, shoes, clothing and leather goods.

6 Nov 2012 | Australian households spend thousands of dollars a year on clothing, shoes and accessories. So how should you take care of your investments?


Washer/dryer combo buying guide

A washer/dryer combo is a tempting option when you've limited space, but there are some drawbacks.

1 Jul 2012 | Combined washing machine and dryer units sound like the ultimate laundry convenience — you put dirty clothes in and take out clean, dry clothes.

Washing machine buying guide

Washing machines buying guide

Front loader or top loader? CHOICE tells you what to look for in a new washing machine.

1 Jul 2012 | Use our quick buying guide to decide which type is right for you and what features you need.


Absurd whitegoods features

Do the special features on your washing machine actually mean anything?

13 Jun 2012 | Often the special functions on your washing machine and dryer are just marketing hype.


Asko Drying Cabinet first look

This alternative to a tumble dryer evaporates moisture in much the same way as hanging clothes on the line.

17 Jan 2012 | Many items in today’s wash are not suitable for tumble dryers. This is where the Asko Drying Cabinet DC7573 comes in.


Country of origin

Where are your products made? It's unlikely that you'll find a major product manufactured that is made wholly in one country.

11 Jan 2012 | CHOICE lists country of origin on whitegoods and appliances and other non-food products due to our members' wishes.

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