This washing machine from Bosch has lots of extra features that make laundry days easier. Not only is the 8kg drum ideal for medium-sized households, but this model is also great for open plan living areas. That’s because, with a noise level as low as 47 decibels, the EcoSilence Drive motor is really quiet – meaning you won’t hear it over your TV when you’re watching a film. It comes with 15 and 30 minute quick wash programmes too, which is handy if the kids’ PE kits are still dirty the morning of Sports Day. You won’t have to guess how much detergent is needed either, as the clever i-DOS™ system automatically dispenses the right amount based on how heavy the load and how hard the water is.