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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique washing machines rating which considers: 8,000 UK prices • 40,000 expert & user reviews • 5,400 product comparisons • 56 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Samsung WW80J5555EW

826 Reviews

£329.00

8kg
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62dB
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1,400 RPM
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£810
Over 10 years
Jul 2019
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Indesit BWD71453WUK

518 Reviews

£199.99

7kg
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59dB
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1,400 RPM
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£450
Over 10 years
Jun 2018
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Bosch Serie 4 WAN28201GB

189 Reviews
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£350.00

8kg
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55dB
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1,400 RPM
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£910
Over 10 years
Jun 2018
#4

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Haier HW80B14636

182 Reviews

£329.00

8kg
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67dB
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1,400 RPM
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£790
Over 10 years
May 2017
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Samsung WW90K5413UX

373 Reviews
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£418.00

9kg
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53dB
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1,400 RPM
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£760
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
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AEG L6FBI741N

14 Reviews

£349.99

7kg
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1,400 RPM
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£790
Over 10 years
Oct 2018
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Samsung WW10M86

71 Reviews
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£989.00

10kg
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49dB
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1,600 RPM
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£820
Over 10 years
Feb 2018
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AEG L6FBI841N

52 Reviews

£379.00

8kg
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1,400 RPM
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£850
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Oct 2018
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Samsung WW70J5555MW

278 Reviews

£329.00

7kg
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76dB
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1,400 RPM
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£740
Over 10 years
Nov 2018
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Hoover AWMPD610LH8B

43 Reviews

£428.97

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£860
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Jan 2017
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Bosch Serie 6 WAT28371GB

635 Reviews

£447.00

9kg
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75dB
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1,400 RPM
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£900
Over 10 years
May 2018
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Hotpoint WMFUG942GUK

600 Reviews

£279.99

9kg
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54dB
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1,400 RPM
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£630
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#13

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Hotpoint WMBF944P

23 Reviews

£259.00

9kg
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53dB
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1,400 RPM
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£1,100
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
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Candy BWM149PH7

80 Reviews

£329.00

9kg
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51dB
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1,400 RPM
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£340
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
#15

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Candy GVS169DC3B

930 Reviews

£229.00

9kg
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60dB
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1,600 RPM
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£1,000
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
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Samsung WW90J5456MW

466 Reviews
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£389.00

9kg
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74dB
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1,400 RPM
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£760
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
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Hoover AWMPD69LHO7

8 Reviews

£364.99

9kg
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51dB
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1,600 RPM
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£820
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Jan 2017
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Hotpoint WMBF844P

9 Reviews

£252.00

8kg
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50dB
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1,400 RPM
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£980
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Aug 2016
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Candy CBWM916D

49 Reviews

£349.00

9kg
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48dB
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1,600 RPM
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£930
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Jul 2016
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Hotpoint NM10944GS

18 Reviews

£279.00

9kg
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1,400 RPM
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£1,000
Over 10 years
Jan 2017

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What Are The Best Washing Machine Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every washing machine and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated washing machine brand is Bosch with an average rating of 93%. Compare all award winning washing machines.

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Bosch Washing Machines 297 £275 - £1,055
93%
3,059 reviews
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Samsung Washing Machines 159 £137 - £1,017
88%
5,675 reviews
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Candy Washing Machines 148 £209 - £408
87%
1,990 reviews
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Siemens Washing Machines 164 £314 - £1,129
86%
126 reviews
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AEG Washing Machines 179 £220 - £1,337
86%
551 reviews
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Hoover Washing Machines 174 £180 - £773
86%
1,775 reviews
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LG Washing Machines 177 £200 - £1,779
85%
1,210 reviews
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Beko Washing Machines 190 £150 - £536
85%
4,535 reviews
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Hotpoint Washing Machines 124 £110 - £500
83%
6,539 reviews
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Indesit Washing Machines 109 £150 - £369
82%
3,105 reviews
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Miele Washing Machines 100 £550 - £1,799
82%
570 reviews
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Haier Washing Machines 39 £300 - £684
77%
203 reviews
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Whirlpool Washing Machines 105 £259 - £919
76%
109 reviews
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Bush Washing Machines 25 £175 - £240
73%
1,069 reviews
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Smeg Washing Machines 52 £241 - £1,179
73%
44 reviews
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Hisense Washing Machines 22 £179 - £320
72%
216 reviews
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Zanussi Washing Machines 45 £180 - £485
71%
411 reviews
#18
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Sharp Washing Machines 32 £219 - £469
67%
111 reviews
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Electrolux Washing Machines 74 £300 - £859
64%
3 reviews
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Gorenje Washing Machines 32 £250 - £579
64%
5 reviews
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Amica Washing Machines 25 £175 - £390
64%
90 reviews
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Montpellier Washing Machines 21 £150 - £459
40%
5 reviews
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Bauknecht Washing Machines 25

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.

Washing Machine Buying Guide

Washing machines come in 2 different forms - top loading or front loading. While these two forms largely do the same thing, there are some small advantages and differences between them:

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Top Loading

These washing machines tend to be older, and don’t have quite as much power, but because of this they are quieter and cheaper. Clothes are loaded into a hatch in the top of the machine - because of this they require less bending to load, which may be a boon for elderly people or those with back problems. The top-loading means that it can’t be stacked under other white goods, since you’ll need access to the top of the machine.

Front Loading

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.

Washing Machine Retailers, Prices and Features

Washing Machine Prices

The price range of washing machines is from £52 to £1,799 and in total we found prices for 711 washing machines. A new washing machine costs on average £434 and 80% of washing machines are priced between £219 and £796. The Miele WCR860WPS is the most expensive washing machine that we found at £1,799, and the Hotpoint RSG723FR is the cheapest at only £52.

Washing Machine Brands - Price Range

The average price of Miele washing machines is £1,021 which is the highest average price of all washing machine brands. Miele washing machines start at £550 and their most expensive washing machine costs £1,799.

De Dietrich washing machines range in price from £750 to £750, and the second highest average washing machine price out of all brands is De Dietrich washing machines with an average price of £750.

The third highest average washing machine price out of all brands is Siemens washing machines with an average price of £701. Siemens washing machines start at £314 and their most expensive washing machine costs £1,129.

Washing Machine Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 121 expert reviews and 34,712 user reviews for washing machines and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of washing machine. The top three washing machine brands are Bosch, Samsung and Candy. Bosch has an average rating of 93%, Samsung has an average rating of 88% and Candy has an average rating of 87%.

Biggest Washing Machine Retailers

We found 613 current offers for washing machines from eBay making it the biggest washing machine retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, PC World Business for whom we found 306 current offers for washing machines. The third biggest retailer is AO with 230 current washing machine offers.

When Are Most New Washing Machines Released?

January to March is the most common period for new washing machines to be released in. That means that most of the latest washing machine technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. January was the biggest month in 2019 for new washing machines, with 11 new washing machines released that month. In 2018 most new washing machines were released in March, with 114 new washing machines released that month. 174 new washing machines were released in October 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new washing machine releases.

How Fast Do Washing Machine Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, washing machines drop in price by 3%.

A typical new washing machine costs on average £434. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £15.

Drum Capacities

The drum capacity refers to the amount of clothes that the washing machine drum can hold, measured in kilograms.

The drum capacities of washing machines range from 1kg to 45kg. The drum capacities of the majority of washing machines range from 8kg to 9kg. The Samsung WF16J6500EV, which currently retails for £949.00, has the biggest drum capacity and is a 16kg capacity washing machine. The washing machine with the smallest drum capacity is the Hoover DWOA411AHC81, which is a 1kg capacity washing machine and currently retails for £359.00.

A bigger drum capacity means that the washing machine can hold more clothes at once.

Noise Levels

How much noise the washing machine makes when it's in use, measures in decibels (dB).

Comparing all washing machines, the noise levels range from 39dB to 99dB. The noise levels of most washing machines range from 58dB to 64dB. The washing machine with the loudest noise level is the Maytag 3LMVWC315FW, which is a 99dB noise level washing machine and is priced at £649.00. The Sharp ESHFH814QA3, which is on sale for £359.99, has the quietest noise level and is a 39dB noise level washing machine.

Less noise makes for a nicer atmosphere while your wash is running, and means the machine is less likely to disturb and annoy people.

Maximum Spin Speeds

The maximum spin speed in the quickest that the washing machine can spin, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM).

Across the range of washing machines, the maximum spin speeds range from 100 RPM to 2,800 RPM. The maximum spin speeds of the majority of washing machines range from 1,400 RPM to 1,500 RPM. The Beko WB963446B, which sells for £286.00, has the fastest maximum spin speed and is a 1,600 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine. The washing machine with the slowest maximum spin speed is the LG F8K5XN3, which is a 700 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine and is on sale for £199.79.

A faster spin speed means the clothes will have water spun out of them faster and more efficiently - making the overall wash time shorter.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Washing Machines?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying washing machines. For each retailer it shows the total number of washing machines where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying washing machines. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 349 of their washing machine prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Washing Machines for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for washing machines by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of washing machine prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's washing machine prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 56.9% of their washing machine prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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