What are the Benefits of Freestanding Washing Machines

Alexander Piddubriwnyj @ 2019-11-26 17:14:18 +0000

Buying a new washing machine can prove a headache with more questions than answers. One of the biggest decisions to make is whether to go with a freestanding washing machine or an integrated washing machine.

While the differences can be obvious there are a few other factors to consider, especially for new homeowners buying their first washing machine.

Let’s take a look at what sets each of these washing machine types apart. 

The Difference Between Freestanding and Integrated

So what is the difference between a freestanding washing machine and an integrated washing machine? The obvious difference is in the name. Freestanding washing machines are not built into kitchen cabinet designs and can be installed anywhere there is a water and electric supply. Integrated washing machines are often part and parcel of fully bespoke kitchen designs and are hidden in specially made cabinets. 

Benefits of Freestanding Washing Machines


While it may seem this is where the differences end there are a few ways freestanding washing machines differ from integrated washing machines

Freestanding makes up the majority of washing machines sold today.

These washing machines come in a range of sizes and depending on your kitchen layout can fit under counters or corners out of the way. They are also popular in sculleries, garages and other utility rooms.

More Variety

One of the main benefits of freestanding washing machines is the wide selection of styles and designs. Integrated washing machines are built into custom cabinets and as a result, aesthetics are not as important. 

Freestanding washing machines are available in several colours including white, black and stainless steel. This allows you to complement your kitchen designs, be it matching the washing machine to other large appliances or making it stand out in contrast to your decor.


Cost is another area worth considering. As stated above integrated washing machines form part of larger kitchen designs that can run into the thousands. A freestanding washing machine can be bought separately, saving you money. 

Cutting Edge Design

Reliability and futuristic features aren’t limited to freestanding washing machines. However, by choosing your own washing machine you’ll be able to pick out the features that make your life easier. Here are a few we recommend. 


Our Favourite Freestanding Washing Machine Brands



The Bosch WAN28108GB 8kg Serie 4 Washing Machine 1400rpm In White is an example of the incredible tech in today’s modern washing machines.  It features Bosch’s VarioPerfect technology to help you effectively clean denim, cotton, silk and any other material you can throw at it. This model also as SpeedPerfect and EcoPerfect functions which reduce the wash time by up to 60% and cut energy use in half. 

You don’t need to worry about forgetting that one sock at the bottom of the basket either. This intelligent washing machine has a reload function which allows you to pause your wash and add items mid wash. With an A+++ energy rating, this machine will save you money on energy and water for years to come.


If you’re looking for something truly top-notch then consider the Neff W746IX0GB Automatic washing machine. Neff are renowned for coming up with new ways to make your life easier and this model is no different.

The most noticeable bit of kit is the large display for easier programming. From here you’re able to choose from a range of modes perfectly suited to all types of fabric. This machine also comes with a time delay of up to 24 hours allowing you to time your washes to the hour. 

Energy is just as important as convenience and this model boasts unrivalled efficiency. Powerful and intelligent, the EcoSilence Drive motor is 30% more efficient than A+++ appliances. 

Water and detergent usage are also controlled with Neff’s iDos system automatically measuring the right amount of detergent for your program. 

Buying a freestanding washing machine is an investment that saves you time and money. Modern and sleek, Appliance People’s wide selection of makes and models is the perfect place to find your dream washer. Visit our site or contact us today to find out more about our clearance sales and multibuy options. We also offer free delivery on orders over £399 and other specials saving you hundreds of pounds.