A popular question people ask is, “which integrated washing machine will fit with your kitchen units”?
Well, when thinking about buying an integrated washing machine for your kitchen, it’s very important to think about the worktop that will sit above it and if any units are going to be next to the appliance. The washing machine itself, does not require a unit, just the space under a worktop.
So, to get a feel for the available space, one of our standard kitchen base units measures:
- H870mm (includes 150mm legs) x W600mm x D560mm (580mm deep with a 20mm door attached to the front)
Now, if you are having units in the run and the washing machine is to be fully integrated, then your units usually butt up to the wall and a 600mm deep worktop is placed on top (a 600mm deep worktop minus 580mm deep units, with a door, gives a 20mm worktop overhang).
Please note that a kitchen unit door is usually around 20mm thick and a door for a 600mm wide base unit, measures 597mm wide.
Integrated washing machine sizes
So, in order to get an integrated washing machine, under a 600mm deep worktop, with units next to it, the dimensions of the washing machine need to be no bigger than H820mm x W596mm x D560mm.
When looking for an integrated washing machine, you’ll see dimensions like the ones below. Based on the measurements above, you’ll see that some integrated washing machines could be a little too big.
- H819mm x W596mm x D540mm
- H818mm x W596mm x D544mm
- H820mm x W600mm x D525mm
- H820mm x W595mm x D545mm
- H820mm x W596mm x D570mm
- H818mm x W596mm x D574mm
Although the depth available for a washing machine, under a 600mm deep worktop is 560mm, you need to think about water intakes, a waste pipe and electrics. If these are directly behind the washing machine, then you might not have enough space, if the washing machine was 560mm deep. You would need to allow for an extra 30mm behind the washing machine for pipes etc.
If you are integrating any other appliance, such as a dishwasher, then the advice above will still be applicable.
If you are looking at integrating your washing machine and dryer, then this article will be a useful read.
If the appliance you had your heart set on is a little too big, then you could use a deeper worktop and position the base units off the wall slightly, to accommodate larger washing machines.
If you did this, you would need to use some worktop as a downturn / gable end or, use a deeper end panel, such as an island end panel and cut it down.
If you find that your white clothes are coming out the washing machine with dark marks and lines on them then that may be a sign that the rubber door seal needs a good clean and around the front of the drum area too.
Try doing this with a white cloth and some antibacterial wipes and you’ll be amazed at how much dirt can remain!
Hi can you tell me what size door I need for the intergrated cda washing machine please.
Hi Michelle, an integrated washing machine would need a door which measures 715mm x 597mm. The 715mm height will match the height of all the other doors in the run and the 597mm width will cover the washing machine and fully integrate it into your kitchen. The term used on our website for this door is a “Fully integrated 600mm appliance door”.
Noted on the below. If I used a tall, 100cm width unit to house an integrated washer dryer would that work?
The appliance could be place in there but it would have no door and would look unsightly, as the door is attached to the kitchen unit. An integrated appliance needs to have the door attached to it.
Does this mean that theoretically I could put my integrated washing machine into a 800mm tall broom unit?
Hi, an integrated washing machine would not fit into a unit. The sides of a unit are 18mm thick, so the internal usable width of of a 600mm wide unit is 600mm – 18mm – 18mm = 564mm. Integrated appliances need space between 2 units and an appliance door to go onto the front of the appliance, to integrate it.
my washing machine is 600mm wide and I need to allow 25mm either side so that’s 650mm wide. How do I show this on the planner tool as the only option for washing machine is 600mm.
Hi, if you click on the “Here To Help” button at the top of the kitchen planner then they will be able to advise you on this.
Unfortunately the fixing kit is not with the machine which we bought last year prior to our kitchen being fitted (recently). I’ve contacted Blomberg who cannot access specific fitting kit)
So can I use a generic kit???
Hi, you will need to contact the seller of the generic fitting kit to see if it is compatible with your appliance, as the parts that connect to the appliance, are usually very different and this is the part you may have the issue with. Sorry that I could not help any further.
Is there such a thing as generic fixing kit for integrated washing machine doors?
Hi, all integrated appliances are supplied with door hinge kits and are unique to the appliance, as they all differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. You may need to contact the manufacturer of the appliance, if you are looking for a replacement set of hinges.