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The best front-loading washing machines on the market
Compare top brands including Bosch, Hoover and Beko
Independent & impartial evaluation of every washing machine based on features, reviews and price
To Find the Best Washing Machines We Impartially Analysed: 4,650 Washing Machine Models 14,700 Washing Machine Reviews 10,100 Washing Machine Prices
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#1

90

Beko WMI71641

483 Reviews
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£279.00

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7kg
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51dB
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£330
Over 10 years
Feb 2015
The highest scoring washing machine for individuals or couples on the market, with marvellous user reviews and an spectacularly reasonable price
#2

86

Belling FW814

3 Reviews
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£279.99

Tylers Online
8kg
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78dB
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1,400 RPM
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£900
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
The highest scoring washing machine for small families on the market, with alright running costs and good features
#3

85

Hotpoint WMJLL742P

23 Reviews
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£359.00

John Lewis
7kg
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60dB
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1,400 RPM
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White
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£560
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
The highest review score washing machine for individuals or couples on the market, with OK running costs and good features
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#4

83

Candy CVS1492D3

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£228.97

Appliances Direct
9kg
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61dB
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1,400 RPM
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Black
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£380
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
The cheapest washing machine for small families around, with great features
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#5

83

Hotpoint RPD8457J

22 Reviews
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£299.99

DR Electrical
8kg
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81dB
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1,400 RPM
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(Unknown)
Jul 2015
An excellently reviewed and sensationally cheap 8kg capacity washing machine, with good features
#6

83

AEG L8FEC966R

10 Reviews
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£811.00

Paul Davies Kitchens And Appliances
9kg
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47dB
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1,600 RPM
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£450
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
The highest scoring washing machine under £1,000, with features and fantastic user reviews
#7

83

AEG L7FEC146

5 Reviews
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£669.99

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10kg
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51dB
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1,400 RPM
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£540
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
A top-rated and top-quality 51dB noise level washing machine, with low running costs and a gigantic 10kg drum capacity
#8

82

AEG L8FBE961R

3 Reviews
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£779.99

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£490
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
A positively reviewed and breathtakingly fast maximum spin speed 9kg capacity washing machine, with very low running costs and exceptional features
#9

81

Bosch WAW32450GB

6 Reviews
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£704.00

Next Domestic Appliances
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47dB
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£550
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
A fully featured and top-rated 9kg capacity washing machine, with low running costs and a quiet 47dB noise level
#10

81

Miele WMF121

7 Reviews
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£1,149.00

Currys
8kg
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47dB
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1,600 RPM
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£490
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
A quiet and excellently reviewed 8kg capacity washing machine, with features and very low running costs
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#11

81

Samsung WW80K6610QW

12 Reviews
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£399.99

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8kg
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53dB
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1,600 RPM
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£440
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
A positively reviewed and very economical to run 8kg capacity washing machine, with great features and a stunningly fast 1,600 RPM maximum spin speed
#12

81

AEG L7FEE845

12 Reviews
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£599.00

Paul Davies Kitchens And Appliances
8kg
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75dB
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1,400 RPM
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£760
Over 10 years
Sep 2015
A good spec and top-rated 8kg capacity washing machine, with average running costs and a fair price
#13

81

LG FH6F9BDS2

3 Reviews
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£1,499.00

Appliance City
12kg
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52dB
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1,600 RPM
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White
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£490
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
A breathtakingly fast maximum spin speed and phenomenally highly rated 12kg capacity washing machine, with very good features and one of the biggest drum capacities available
#14

81

Samsung WW90K5413U

53 Reviews
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£448.00

Appliance Electronics
9kg
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53dB
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1,400 RPM
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£460
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
A fully featured and positively reviewed 9kg capacity washing machine, with very low running costs
#15

81

Hotpoint 04 Oct 2017 Grey 1400 58 7 front § WMBF742

24 Reviews
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£289.99

DR Electrical
7kg
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50dB
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1,400 RPM
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Oct 2017
A very highly rated and extremely economical to run 7kg capacity washing machine, with a recent release date and good features
#16

81

Whirlpool FSCR90430

8 Reviews
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£429.99

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9kg
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48dB
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1,400 RPM
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£430
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
A breathtakingly quiet and positively reviewed 9kg capacity washing machine, with features and very low running costs
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#17

81

Bosch WIW28500GB

10 Reviews
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£495.00

eBay
8kg
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41dB
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1,400 RPM
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White
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£490
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
A positively reviewed and staggeringly quiet 8kg capacity washing machine, with very low running costs and great features
Vouchers 1
#18

80

Hotpoint RPD9467J

53 Reviews
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£269.99

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9kg
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53dB
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£280
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and top-rated 9kg capacity washing machine, with very low running costs and great features
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#19

80

Miele WDD020

5 Reviews
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£614.99

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8kg
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£560
Over 10 years
Apr 2017
A relatively new and excellently reviewed 8kg capacity washing machine, with satisfactory running costs and very good features

80

AEG L8FEE965R

15 Reviews
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£585.00

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£460
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
An excellently reviewed and sensationally fast maximum spin speed 9kg capacity washing machine, with great features and very low running costs

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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 92%. Compare all award winning washing machines.

Logo Brand Number of Washing Machines Price Range Average Rating
Bosch Washing Machines 99 £210 - £1,649 92%
Miele Washing Machines 30 £550 - £1,824 92%
Candy Washing Machines 54 £199 - £830 91%
Beko Washing Machines 79 £140 - £500 91%
Siemens Washing Machines 51 £249 - £2,520 91%
AEG Washing Machines 77 £279 - £1,267 91%
Smeg Washing Machines 31 £220 - £1,334 90%
Indesit Washing Machines 54 £160 - £972 89%
Samsung Washing Machines 53 £190 - £1,730 89%
LG Washing Machines 42 £249 - £1,499 88%
Zanussi Washing Machines 25 £199 - £494 88%
Hotpoint Washing Machines 66 £160 - £550 87%
Hoover Washing Machines 92 £199 - £1,000 82%
Whirlpool Washing Machines 34 £250 - £1,100 72%
Other Washing Machine Brands 192 £65 - £1,621

Trending Washing Machine Comparisons

Samsung
WW90K5410
£319.00
7dB quieter
noise level
Bigger drum
capacity
£11 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Samsung
WW80J5555
£310.00
£9 cheaper
User reviews
are appreciably
better
Higher energy
efficiency
rating
Miele
WDA101
£589.99
1% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Miele
WDB020
£589.99
4% quieter
noise level
LG
FH4U2VCN2
£379.00
Quieter noise
level
VS
LG
FH4U2VCN4
£299.00
£80 cheaper
£9 cheaper to
run over five
years
LG
F4J5TN3W
£389.00
Better brand
Moderately
quieter noise
level
VS
Samsung
WW80J5555
£310.00
£79 cheaper
£19 cheaper to
run over five
years
Samsung
WW80K5410
£419.99
Quieter noise
level
VS
Samsung
WW80K5413
£388.00
£32 cheaper
2% cheaper to
run over five
years
Miele
WDD030
£799.00
Bigger drum
capacity
£9 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Miele
WDB020
£589.99
£209 cheaper
Energy
efficiency
rating is
higher
Quieter noise
level
Miele
WDB020
£589.99
More popular
VS
Miele
WDB030 Eco
£549.99
£40 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £6 over
five years
Miele
WKG120
£1,079.87
13% faster
maximum spin
speed
VS
Miele
WKB 120
£849.00
£231 cheaper
0% cheaper to
run over five
years
LG
FH4A8TDN2
£429.00
26dB quieter
noise level
VS
Kenwood
K1016WM17
£349.99
£79 cheaper
93% cheaper to
run over five
years
20% bigger drum
capacity
Samsung
WW80J6410
£349.99
Better brand
Higher energy
efficiency
rating
A lot quieter
noise level
VS
Grundig
GWN49460C
£274.99
£75 cheaper
Bigger drum
capacity
Hotpoint
WMFUG 963
£499.99
200 RPM faster
maximum spin
speed
VS
Beko
WTB941R2W
£199.00
£301 cheaper
Better brand
12% quieter
noise level
LG
FH4U2VCN4
£299.00
Better brand
Bigger drum
capacity
2% quieter
noise level
VS
Grundig
GWN37430W
£180.00
£119 cheaper
Energy
efficiency
rating is
superior
Beko
WM84145
£184.99
£14 cheaper
Bigger drum
capacity
VS
Beko
WIX765450
£199.00
£69 cheaper to
run over five
years
200 RPM faster
maximum spin
speed
2% quieter
noise level
Bosch
WAN28080
£429.00
Energy
efficiency
rating is
superior
Quieter noise
level
Cheaper to run
by £95 over
five years
VS
Bosch
WAN28280GB
£351.00
£78 cheaper
Bigger drum
capacity
LG
F4J8JS2W
£687.97
A lot quieter
noise level
20% bigger drum
capacity
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LG
FH4U2TDN2
£349.00
£339 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £77 over
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Beko
WX943440
£239.00
£111 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £19 over
five years
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Kenwood
K1016WM17
£349.99
Energy
efficiency
rating is
superior
13% faster
maximum spin
speed
Bigger drum
capacity
Samsung
WF70F5E2W2
£329.00
Better energy
efficiency
rating
A lot quieter
noise level
13% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Hotpoint
WMFUG863
£239.00
£90 cheaper
Better brand
13% bigger drum
capacity
Beko
WTB741R2
£160.00
£38 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Beko
WTB841R2
£160.00
13% bigger drum
capacity
5% quieter
noise level
Bosch
WAT28420
£429.00
Better brand
A lot quieter
noise level
Cheaper to run
by £47 over
five years
VS
Grundig
GWN37430W
£180.00
£249 cheaper
1% faster
maximum spin
speed
Hotpoint
WMFUG963P
£225.00
23% bigger drum
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Beko
WIX765450
£199.00
£26 cheaper
Better brand
Superior energy
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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.

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.

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

We currently list 957 washing machines ranging from £67 to £1,824. On average, a new washing machine costs £442 and 80% of washing machines are priced between £210 and £805. The OneConcept Sg003 is the cheapest washing machine at only £67, and Miele WMR561 WPS is the most expensive at £1,824.

Washing Machine Brands - Price Range

Bauknecht washing machines range in price from £393 to £1,621, and the highest average washing machine price out of all brands is Bauknecht washing machines with an average price of £1,097.

The average price of Miele washing machines is £968 which is the second highest average price of all washing machine brands. Miele washing machines range in price from £550 to £1,824.

The third highest average washing machine price out of all brands is Maytag washing machines with an average price of £929. Maytag washing machines start at £929 and their most expensive washing machine costs £929.

Washing Machine Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 56 expert reviews and 8,468 user reviews for washing machines from across the internet and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of washing machine. The top three washing machine brands are Hisense, Fisher & Paykel and Siemens. Hisense has an average rating of 97%, Fisher & Paykel has an average rating of 95% and Siemens has an average rating of 93%.

Biggest Washing Machine Retailers

The biggest washing machine retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 591 current washing machine offers from eBay. The second biggest washing machine retailer is Amazon UK with 410 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to washing machines. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 246 current offers.

When Are Most New Washing Machines Released?

Most new washing machines tend to be released between August and October. If you wait until August 2018 then you might be able to get better features on your washing machine. Also the price of the current washing machines may drop off just before the latest models are released in August. In October 2017 170 new washing machines were released making it the biggest month that year for new washing machine releases. 334 new washing machines were released in August 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new washing machine releases. In 2015 most new washing machines were released in July, with 244 new washing machines released that month.

How Fast Do Washing Machine Prices Drop After Release?

On average washing machines drop in price by 5% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of £24 on a typical £442 new washing machine if you wait 6 months before buying.

Drum Capacities

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

The drum capacities of washing machines range from 1.5kg to 18kg. The drum capacities of most washing machines range from 7.9kg to 8.7kg. The HooverDWFT413AH3 has the biggest drum capacity. This washing machine is a 13kg capacity washing machine and can be purchased for £717.99. The HooverDWFT413AH3 has the smallest drum capacity. This washing machine is a 2kg capacity washing machine and is available at £249.00.

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).

The noise levels of washing machines range from 41dB to 86dB. The noise levels of most washing machines range from 50dB to 55dB. The washing machine with the loudest noise level is the HotpointWMFUG963P, which is an 86dB noise level washing machine and is available at £225.00. The HotpointWMFUG963P has the quietest noise level. This washing machine is a 41dB noise level washing machine and can be purchased for £425.00.

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 washing machines, the maximum spin speeds range from 700 RPM to 2,800 RPM. The maximum spin speeds of most washing machines range from 1,350 RPM to 1,440 RPM. The White Knight6WU4F has the fastest maximum spin speed. This washing machine is a 2,800 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine and is priced at £159.99. The White Knight6WU4F, which is priced at £249.00, has the slowest maximum spin speed and is a 700 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 popular colour is White. We found 1,213 washing machines that are washing machines that have a White coloured. We found 108 washing machines that are washing machines that have a Black coloured, making this the second most common colour amongst new washing machines.

Loading Types

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

The most common loading type amongst new washing machines is front. We found 1,269 washing machines that are washing machines that have a front loading. The second most frequently found loading type amongst new washing machines is top. We found 80 washing machines that are washing machines that have a top loading.

Biggest Washing Machine Retailers

We found 591 current offers for washing machines from eBay making it the biggest washing machine retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 410 current offers for washing machines. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 246 current washing machine offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Washing Machines?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on washing machines is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 379 washing machines.

Proportion of Washing Machines 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 64.1% of its washing machines.