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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every washing machine on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 3,900 washing machines, 1,380 reviews and 8,980 prices. Last updated 22 September 2017.

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£549.00

#1 Whirlpool FSCR10432

FSCR10432
An astoundingly economical to run and extremely quiet 10kg capacity washer, with a fair price and one of the biggest drum capacities on the market
83
Reviews
1 Review
88
Value for Money
Excellent
93
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Age
1 Year Old
95
Running Costs
£404 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
10kg
48dB
1,400 RPM
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
Black
Front
Aug 2016
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Release Date
ao £549.00
Hughes £549.00
Amazon UK £549.00
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£499.00
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#2 Samsung WW80K6414Q

WW80K6414Q
Les Numeriques.com - 5 StarTrusted Reviews - Editor's Choice
The highest scoring washing machine for small families around, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
95
Reviews
2 Awards
94
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
83
Age
2 Years Old
95
Running Costs
£416 / 10 Years
88
Overall Score
Excellent
8kg
53dB
1,400 RPM
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
White
Front
Feb 2016
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Release Date
Currys £499.00
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£484.00

#3 Bosch WAT28421

WAT28421
A newly released and astoundingly quiet 8kg capacity washer, good for small families
90
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Age
3 Weeks Old
93
Running Costs
£437 / 10 Years
88
Overall Score
Excellent
8kg
49dB
1,400 RPM
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
White
Front
Sep 2017
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Next Domestic Appliances £484.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £484.00
Argos £489.99
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Amica AWI612L
£209.97
Was £421 (20 days ago)
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£349.00
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#4 Whirlpool FWD91496

FWD91496
A sensationally good value for money and recently released 9kg capacity washing machine, good for small families
97
Value for Money
Excellent
90
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Age
5 Months Old
66
Running Costs
£580 / 10 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent
9kg
52dB
1,400 RPM
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
White
Front
May 2017
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Appliance City £349.00
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£315.00
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#5 Panasonic NA‑148XR1

NA-148XR1
A very economical to run and very cheap 8kg capacity washer, good for small families
94
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Age
11 Months Old
90
Running Costs
£457 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
8kg
53dB
1,400 RPM
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
White
Front
Oct 2016
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eBay £315.00
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£354.00
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#6 LG F4J5TN3W

F4J5TN3W
A new and top-value 8kg capacity washer, with very good features and very low running costs
96
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Age
6 Months Old
81
Running Costs
£503 / 10 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
8kg
55dB
1,400 RPM
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
White
Front
Mar 2017
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Loading Type
Release Date
Next Domestic Appliances £354.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £354.00
ao £369.00
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£349.99
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#7 LG FH4U2VCN2

FH4U2VCN2
A fully featured and phenomenally cheap 9kg capacity washing machine, good for small families
95
Value for Money
Excellent
86
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
2 Years Old
83
Running Costs
£496 / 10 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
9kg
53dB
1,400 RPM
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
White
Front
Feb 2016
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Release Date
eBay £349.99
Currys £429.99
RLR Distribution £469.90
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£339.00

#8 Beko WMI71641

WMI71641
The highest scoring washing machine for individuals or couples around, with average running costs and very good features
95
Reviews
466 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
3 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£579 / 10 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
7kg
51dB
1,600 RPM
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
White
Front
Feb 2015
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Loading Type
Release Date
Appliances Direct £339.00
Next Domestic Appliances £359.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £359.00
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£429.00
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#9 Samsung WW80K5410UW

WW80K5410UW
A recently released and very economical to run 8kg capacity washing machine, good for small families
90
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
94
Age
1 Month Old
93
Running Costs
£416 / 10 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
8kg
50dB
1,400 RPM
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
White
Front
Aug 2017
Colours
Loading Type
Release Date
Currys £429.00
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£309.97

#10 Candy GV159TWC3

GV159TWC3
A very cheap and staggeringly economical to run 9kg capacity washing machine, with great features
94
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
95
Running Costs
£342 / 10 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
9kg
80dB
1,500 RPM
Drum Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Spin Speed
White
Front
Jul 2015
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Appliances Direct £309.97
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Washing Machine Brands

Find out how washing machine brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their washing machines. Click on a link to compare all washing machines made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Washing Machines Price Range Average Rating
AEG logo AEG Washing Machines 65 £299 - £1,079
Bosch logo Bosch Washing Machines 63 £200 - £1,146 93%
Samsung logo Samsung Washing Machines 48 £245 - £1,099 84%
Beko logo Beko Washing Machines 42 £50 - £500 92%
Indesit logo Indesit Washing Machines 34 £149 - £400 81%
LG logo LG Washing Machines 33 £260 - £1,200
Miele logo Miele Washing Machines 31 £500 - £1,900
Hotpoint logo Hotpoint Washing Machines 31 £120 - £700 70%
Hoover logo Hoover Washing Machines 27 £160 - £641 64%
Smeg logo Smeg Washing Machines 22 £299 - £1,347
Whirlpool logo Whirlpool Washing Machines 20 £299 - £1,031 64%
Other brands Other Washing Machine Brands 141 £67 - £1,250

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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:

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.

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.

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.

Energy Efficiency

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.

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.

Washing Machine Retailers, Prices and Features

Washing Machine Prices

We currently list 561 washing machines ranging from £61 to £1,918. On average, a new washing machine costs £488 and 80% of washing machines are priced between £199 and £849. The cheapest washing machine that we found is the OneConcept Sg003 at only £62, and the most expensive is the Miele WMR561 WPS at £1,918.

Washer Brands - Price Range

The average price of Miele washing machines is £1,093 which is the highest average price of all washing machine brands. Miele washing machines range in price from £500 to £1,918.

Siemens washers start at £724 and the most expensive Siemens washer costs £1,005. The second highest average washer price out of all brands is Siemens washers with an average price of £802.

The average price of Electrolux washers is £693 which is the third highest average price of all washing machine brands. Electrolux washers start at £460 and the most expensive Electrolux washing machine costs £1,250.

Washing Machine Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 30 expert reviews and 905 user reviews for washing machines and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of washer. The top rated washing machine brand is Beko with an average rating of 92%. The second best brand is Bosch with 86% and the third best brand is Samsung with 81%.

Biggest Washer Retailers

The biggest washing machine retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 332 current washing machine offers from eBay. The second biggest washing machine retailer is Currys with 239 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Currys when it comes to washing machines. Amazon UK is the third biggest retailer with 188 current offers.

When Are Most New Washers Released?

Most new washing machines tend to be released between July and September. 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. In July 2016 171 new washers were released making it the biggest month that year for new washing machine releases. Also the biggest month in 2015 for new washing machine releases was July, with 273 new washers released that month. September was the biggest month in 2014 for new washing machines, with 425 new washing machines released that month.

How Fast Do Washing Machine Prices Drop After Release?

New washers drop in price by an average of 4% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means a saving of £18 on a typical £488 new washer if you wait 6 months before buying.

Drum Capacities

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

Across the range of washing machines, the drum capacities range from 1.5kg to 18kg. The drum capacities of the majority of washers range from 7.9kg to 8.7kg. The HooverDMP413AIW3 has the biggest drum capacity. This washing machine is a 13kg capacity washing machine and is on sale for £548.98. The HooverDMP413AIW3 has the smallest drum capacity. This washing machine is a 2.8kg capacity washer and currently retails for £61.99.

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

Noise Levels

This denotes 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 41dB to 86dB. The noise levels of most washing machines range from 50dB to 55dB. The washer with the loudest noise level is the HotpointWMFUG963P, which is an 86dB noise level washing machine and is on sale for £329.99. The washer with the quietest noise level is the HotpointWMFUG963P, which is a 41dB noise level washing machine and is available at £449.99.

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

Comparing all washers, the maximum spin speeds range from 140 RPM to 1,600 RPM. The maximum spin speeds of the majority of washing machines range from 1,380 RPM to 1,440 RPM. The HotpointRZ1066, which is priced at £699.99, has the fastest maximum spin speed and is a 1,600 RPM maximum spin speed washer. The HotpointRZ1066, which is on sale for £422.00, has the slowest maximum spin speed and is an 800 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine.

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

Colours

Amongst new washing machines, the most common colour is White. We found 765 washing machines that are washing machines that have a White coloured. Black is the second most frequently found colour amongst new washers. We found 53 washers that are washing machines that have a Black coloured.

Loading Types

The way in which the device is loaded e.g. front load, top load.

Front is the most popular loading type amongst new washers. We found 797 washers that are washing machines that have a front loading. We found 54 washers that are washing machines that have a top loading, making top the second most popular loading type amongst new washers.

Biggest Washing Machine Retailers

The biggest washing machine retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 332 current washing machine offers from eBay. The second biggest washing machine retailer is Currys with 239 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Currys when it comes to washers. Amazon UK is the third biggest retailer with 188 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Washing Machines?

With the cheapest price on 262 washers, eBay is most frequently the cheapest washing machine shop.

Proportion of Washers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest retailer by number of washing machine for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 78.9% of its washers.

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