Top-Loading Washing Machines

Top-Loading Washing MachinesJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

The best top-loading washing machines on the market
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Every week we rank the best washing machines based on features, reviews and price
We compare: 4,280 Washing Machine Models 3,600 Washing Machine Reviews 7,760 Washing Machine Prices
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77

HNOT S372DA-01

Hoover HNOT S372DA‑01

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£455.78

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£530
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
An economical to run and newly released 7kg capacity washing machine, with a fair price and good features

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L78275TL

AEG L78275TL

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£488.16

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£530
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May 2017
A new and economical to run 7kg capacity washing machine, with good features and a good price

75

WOT24227

Bosch WOT24227

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£487.35

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£530
Over 10 years
Sep 2015
An economical to run but a little out of date 7kg capacity washing machine, with a reasonable price and good features

74

BTWA51052

Indesit BTWA51052

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£310.64

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£440
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
A very economical to run and newly released 5kg capacity washer, with a fair price but only average features

74

L88565TL

AEG L88565TL

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£616.75

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£450
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
A phenomenally quiet and very economical to run 6kg capacity washing machine, with good features but representing only average value for money

73

EWT 1268

Electrolux EWT 1268

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£673.79

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£230
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
A staggeringly economical to run and staggeringly quiet 6kg capacity washing machine, with a recent release date but representing only middle of the road value for money

73

LTE7312

Ignis LTE7312

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£468.05

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£520
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A relatively new and very economical to run 7kg capacity washer, with good features but representing only average value for money

73

AWE6010

Whirlpool AWE6010

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£325.28

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£510
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
A very economical to run but marginally out of date 6kg capacity washer, with good features and a fair price

73

RWT1264

Electrolux RWT1264

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£519.35

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£500
Over 10 years
Apr 2017
A very economical to run and newly released 6kg capacity washing machine, with good features but representing only moderate value for money

72

F8K5XN3

LG F8K5XN3

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£249.00

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Aug 2017
A good value for money and recently released 2kg capacity washing machine, but with only average features

72

RWT1062

Electrolux RWT1062

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£557.79

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Over 10 years
Jun 2017
A very economical to run and new 6kg capacity washing machine, with good features but representing only average value for money

72

L62260TL

AEG L62260TL

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£551.09

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£490
Over 10 years
Feb 2017
A fairly new and very economical to run 6kg capacity washing machine, with good features but representing only average value for money

71

L72370TL

AEG L72370TL

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£608.77

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£560
Over 10 years
Feb 2017
An economical to run and fairly new 7kg capacity washing machine, with good features but representing only average value for money

71

L71260TL

AEG L71260TL

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£539.75

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£490
Over 10 years
Feb 2017
A very economical to run and relatively new 6kg capacity washer, with good features but representing only average value for money

70

ZWQ61235WI

Zanussi ZWQ61235WI

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£457.02

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£490
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A relatively new and very economical to run 6kg capacity washing machine, with good features but representing only middle of the road value for money

70

L62274TL

AEG L62274TL

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£761.40

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£560
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
An economical to run and recently released 7kg capacity washer, with good features but representing only middle of the road value for money

70

LTE5210

Ignis LTE5210

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£361.22

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£440
Over 10 years
Sep 2015
A very economical to run but a little out of date 5kg capacity washer, representing only middle of the road value for money and with only average features

70

WOT24427IT

Bosch WOT24427IT

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£710.72

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£530
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
An economical to run but 2 year old 7kg capacity washer, with good features but representing only average value for money

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WOT24257FF

Bosch WOT24257FF

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£542.05

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Jul 2015
An economical to run but 3 year old 7kg capacity washing machine, with good features but representing only average value for money

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WOT20227IT

Bosch WOT20227IT

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£677.84

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QHow much is a kilogram of laundry when measuring capacity?
A1kg of washing equates to approximately a single change of clothes (for example top, jeans, underwear, socks). Therefore an 8kg washing machine will be able to hold clothing approximate to 8 'outfits'
QWhat is the average noise of a washing machine?
AOn average, washing machines make between 50-60db of noise. This means the are fairly quiet - nothing that will disrupt daily life.
QWhat is the benefit of faster spin speed?
AFaster spin speeds mean that the water will be removed from the clothing faster and more efficiently, meaning they are less damp at the end of the cycle.
QWhat is a load balancing system?
AA load balancing system helps to spread the clothes evenly around the drum of the washing machine, rather than have them all bunch in a single place. This helps keep the machine more stable while in the spin cycle.

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Top-Loading Washing Machine Buying Guide

Washing machines come in 2 different designs - top loading or front loading. Here we'll be concentrating on the top-loading machines:

Top-Loading Design

These comprise of the majority of washing machines. Clothes are loaded into a hole in the front of the machine. These machines generally are newer and have more power than top loading machines, though are also more expensive. This extra power comes with increased noise and vibration, which may be detrimental depending on where you’re going to be installing the machine. Finally, some brands of front loading machines can be stacked on top of each other, saving valuable space in flats and smaller utility rooms.

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Additionally, some washing machines come as integrated - meaning they are altered to look like a cupboard or part of the work surface. These types of machines generally cost more than a standalone model, but may be worth the expense to gain a more streamlined and design-focussed kitchen.

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Spin Speed, Noise & Vibration

Most modern washing machines will have a spin cycle that can run at the end of the wash, to remove excess water and mean the clothes dry faster. Higher spin speeds mean the clothes dry faster and more efficiently, but there is a tradeoff: higher spin speeds mean more noise and vibration from the machine while it is running.

Noise levels for washing machines are measures in Db - most washing machines fall between 60-70Db, which is generally equivalent to the noise of a vacuum cleaner running.

Vibration is harder to measure, but generally speaking the faster the spin speed, the more the machine will move around when you use it. Newer models have special technology to reduce the amount of vibration given off by the spin cycle - look for these machines if you want quieter washing cycles.

Capacity & Size Of Machine

The capacity of the drum in your washing machine will determine how many clothes you can fit in a single wash. Drum capacity is measured in Kg, with a single Kg being equivalent to a single outfit. Bigger washing machines have bigger capacities, which may be necessary for families - single people and couples may find it far cheaper and more energy efficient to buy a smaller machine.

Programs

Modern washing machines come with a variety of different programs to handle different types of clothing, levels of dirt, etc. Most machines will include programs for white and coloured washing, as well as delicates and quick cycles. More advanced machines may also have more specialist programs, with cycles catering specifically to the safe washing of woollen jumpers, pillows, jeans and even shoes. While not all of these programs may be necessary, more programs is generally a good sign of a higher-end and more capable washing machine.

All washing machines are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used per wash, and the cheaper the washing machine will be to run. Look for a machine graded at A++ or above for the best efficiency in daily use.