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Best buy: Bosch WAN24100GB from Currys (£299.00)
The Logixx WAW32560GB is the most advanced Bosch washing machine we've reviewed, and the first to get a 5-star rating from S21! Bosch's EcoSilence drive makes this machine incredibly efficient (30% better than the maximum A+++ efficiency class) and super quiet, and comes with a 10-year warranty. The extra-fast 1600rpm spin speed is the icing on the cake.
The WAQ283S1GB belongs to Bosch's Avantixx range and is an excellent washing machine. It has a generous 8kg wash capacity, a 1400rpm max spin speed and is very easy to use. But what makes it special are it's super-quiet operation (quieter than most Miele machines) and its incredible A+++ - 30% efficiency rating, meaning that it uses 30% less energy than the highest rating possible. It's not cheap, but it's highly recommended!
The WDA101 is Miele's most affordable washing machine in its 2015 range. Although expensive by most standards, we think it offers excellent value for money because of its expected durability and reliability. It's a very energy efficient and quiet machine too. It's also very easy to use.
Launched at the end of 2016, the Miele WKB 130 is an interesting addition to the German manufacturer's W1 series of high-end washing machines. It's just like Miele's other premium models, but cheaper! Designed to give 20 years of service, this machine is one of the best-built and quietest models you can buy.
The Hotpoint WMFUG742P is a relatively compact 7kg capacity washer with a moderate spin speed of 1400rpm and an A++ efficiency rating. It uses Hotpoint's new Smart Technology, which enables it to sense load size and manage water levels and wash intensity to optimise efficiency. It's a fairly-priced family washing machine, but noisier than its 8kg capacity counterpart, the WMFUG842P.
The Bosch WAN24100GB is a compact, entry-level washing machine that's highly energy-efficient and quiet. Bosch's EcoSilence drive is guaranteed for 10 years, making this a recommended machine in the highly competitive £300 - £400 range. We just wish it had a faster spin speed!
New for 2016, this Bosch WAN28100GB Series 4 washing machine is compact, energy-efficient and very quiet. The machine's EcoSilence drive comes with a 10 year warranty, and this is one of the best washing machines you can buy for around £400.
The WAW28660GB is probably the best Bosch washing machine you can buy! The new design of this machine increases the washing capacity to 9kg and makes it the quietest machine on the market. It's also as efficient as any other machine - a full 30% better than the gold standard A+++ rating. Bosch's EcoSilence drive comes with a 10 year warranty for peace of mind, and Bosch generally enjoys a solid reputation for reliability, making this model a good investment despite its high purchase price. Only the modest 1400rpm spin speed stops this getting a 5 star rating from us. We almost never give 5 stars to a washing machine, and this is really an outstanding product.
The Beko WX943440W is a mid-range washing machine with a large 9kg load capacity - big enough to wash a king size duvet. It's a solidly built machine, and ought to be reliable, although the door feels a little flimsy. The Pro-Smart inverter motor comes with a 10-year warranty, and makes the machine reasonably quiet, with a very high A+++ efficiency rating. The controls are simple to use and the electronic display shows useful information about the wash.
New for 2015, the Miele WDA111 is perhaps Miele's best ever machine, with an enhanced A+++ efficiency rating and quieter, smoother operation. Capable of washing a family-sized 7kg load, it's a heavy duty workhorse of a machine, designed to last 20 years. So, despite its high price, it should work out as a cost-effective buy. We don't usually award 5 star ratings to washing machines, but this comes ever so close!
Washing machines reviews & articles (archived)AEG L69470FL review - The AEG L69470FL washing machine is a budget-priced appliance from a high-end German manufacturer. It's a compact machine with a high-tech control panel and solid build quality. Its brushless inverter motor helps to deliver an A+++ energy efficiency, quiet operation, and good reliability too. It's a strong all-round performer at a very competitive price.
AEG L69680FL review - The AEG L69680FL is a well-priced washing machine from the premium German manufacturer. With a family-sized 8kg wash load, a fast 1600rpm spin speed, high energy efficiency, and quiet operation, it's a safe bet for your laundry.
AEG L75270FL review - AEG's brushless inverter motor makes the L75270FL one of the quietest and most energy efficient washing machines money can buy. AEG washers offer high reliability too, at an affordable price. Add in ease of use, a clear LCD display and a wide range of wash features and you have surely one of the best buys on the market.
AEG L75470FL review - The AEG L75470FL is one of the quietest, most energy efficient (rated A+++/A) and reliable washing machines available. With a wealth of extra options, and easy-to use controls and LCD display, only the price counts against it. But if you can afford to invest in this excellent and reliable machine, it will be money well spent!
AEG L75480FL review - The AEG L75480FL isn't cheap by any standards, but it's a very solidly-built machine that should last years and repay the investment. With a decent 8kg load, A+++ energy efficiency and extremely quiet operation, it's a good performer all round. This model also includes steam programmes.
AEG L75670FL review - This is the top of AEG's 7 Series range of washing machines with a maximum A+++ overall energy efficiency rating and rated A for spin too, thanks to its fast 1600rpm spin speed. It's quiet in operation, even when spinning, thanks to AEG's brushless motor. A good-sized 7kg capacity, generous range of options and easy-to-use controls rounds it off. It's not cheap, but it's a sound investment!
AEG L76675FL review - This ProTex washing machine is one of the most impressive of AEG's range, exceeding the EU's maximum A+++ efficiency rating by 10% thanks to its fast 1600rpm spin speed and OptiSense automatic wash optimisation. AEG's brushless inverter motor makes it incredibly quiet while washing and it has a good 7kg load capacity. The comprehensive range of wash options completes the package. An AEG isn't a cheap purchase, but it's a wise one for shoppers who value quality and reliability.
AEG L87680FL review - This AEG 8 Series washing machine is literally off the scale, with an energy efficiency performance that's 10% better than the highest EU energy efficiency class. It's also off the scale in terms of quietness thanks to its Silent System Plus noise-reduction technology. With a generous 8kg capacity, LogiControl LCD control panel and special steam programmes, it's practically the ultimate in wash technology. It's far from cheap, but being built to last, it should repay your investment.
AEG L98699FL review - The 9 Series is AEG's ultimate washing machine! With an energy efficiency that outperforms the EU's maximum rating by 20% and a very fast A-rated 1600rpm spin speed, this far exceeds the efficiency of most washers. It's incredibly quiet too, both in wash and spin mode. Control is simple thanks to the over-sized LogiControl LCD display, and there's a huge choice of programmes and features, including steam wash to care for your clothes. A machine of this calibre is far more expensive than most, but it's built to last and should be considered a wise long-term investment.
Beko WM74145W review - Beko's WM74145W is a compact and inexpensive washing machine that includes a few extra features compared with the company's most basic models. We like its slim, compact size, smart looks, A+++ energy rating, plus the good range of washing programmes and the large LED display panel. However, the machine has a basic feel to its build, has a tendency to vibrate when spinning, and is generally quite noisy when in use.
Beko WMB51221 review - This is a cheap and cheerful washing machine with a very small 5kg capacity making it suitable for a single person. Everything here is basic, and it's certainly not the most energy efficient machine you can buy, but there are some useful functions such as a time delay and a quick wash programme.
Beko WMB61221 review - The Beko WMB61221 is a cheap and slimline washing machine best suited to a single person or couple. The washer is smart looking, but not as energy efficient as more expensive washers. In particular the slow spin speed of 1200rpm leaves clothes needing longer drying. However, the quick wash and half load options make it convenient in use.
Beko WMB61431 review - This washing machine is a good value compact machine ideal for a single person or couple. With quick wash and half load options for added convenience, and a moderately fast 1400rpm spin speed, it's a better option than the entry-level Beko washers. It's available in a choice of White, Black or Silver too.
Beko WMB71231 review - This washing machine is available in a choice of white (WMB71231W), black (WMB71231B) or Silver (WMB71231S) and offers a reasonable 7kg capacity and a range of programmes, including a quick wash. It's not as noisy as the slimline Beko models and is a good value option if you're on a tight budget.
Beko WMB71442 review - This is one of Beko's best washing machines, with a large-ish 7kg load capacity, A++ efficiency rating, a fast moisture-removing 1400rpm spin speed and a very competitive price. Recommended!
Beko WMB71642 review - The Beko WMB71642 is an excellent budget washing machine suitable for a family. Priced at the bargain end of the market, it still provides a decent 7kg capacity, high 1600 rpm spin speed and A++ efficiency rating. A handy display and a wide choice of programmes make it very convenient to use. It's noisier than some machines, but a good choice if money is tight!
Beko WMB81241 review - The Beko WMB81241 offers a larger than average 8kg load at a very competitive price, but it's not a very efficient washer and has a slow 1200rpm B-class spin. It's available in White, Silver or Black.
Beko WMB91242LC review - This is a good mid-range washing machine, with a large 9kg capacity and plenty of functions, available at a good price. We do prefer the WMB91442LW model though, which offers a faster spin speed for about the same price.
Beko WMB91442LW review - What a surprise! Beko has moved significantly upmarket with this 9kg high capacity washing machine. Not only is it A++ energy rated, but it's one of the quietest washing machines available from any brand. And yet it's available at the low price for which Beko is renowned. Highly recommended!
Beko WMD261 review - It's one of the cheapest washing machines on sale, so if you're on a very tight budget this Beko is worth a look. There are plenty of features here for a budget machine, including an LED progress indicator, a time delay setting and 11 different programmes. But the cost savings are evident in its small 6kg load capacity, super-slow and inefficient 1100rpm spin speed and noisy wash cycle. On a positive note, the low spin speed means that it's relatively quiet when spinning.
Beko WMG10454W review - The WMG10454W is a rather expensive machine for a Beko. Its high cost is partly justified by its huge 10kg capacity and A+++ energy efficiency rating. It's a very smart-looking washing machine, with a nice, clear control panel and plenty of options, but it's noisy when washing and the spin speed is limited to 1400 rpm.
Beko WMX86231 review - The Beko WMX86231 washing machine costs a little more than most Beko models, but is well worth the extra. It's an attractive model with an extra large porthole door for convenience. Fitted with an inverter motor that comes with a 10 year warranty, it's efficient, fast and quiet in operation. And with a very fast 1600rpm spin speed, it will get your clothes very dry too. Overall, this machine is excellent value for money and is highly recommended.
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Bosch WAE24167GB review - Sitting right at the bottom of Bosch's washing machine range, the WAE 24167GB (WAE 24167UK) is a good-value budget appliance stripped of most of the German company's high-end features. It's a compact machine, with a small 6kg capacity, making it ideal for apartment living, and its A+++ energy rating puts it well ahead of the competition at the budget end of the market. Its main drawbacks are its low 1200rpm spin speed and the high noise levels while washing.
Bosch WAE24369GB review - This Bosch Classixx 7 VarioPerfect washing machine lets you choose between fast washing (65% less time) or energy efficiency (50% less energy). Capacity is a moderate 7kg and the 1200rpm spin speed is enough to remove about half the moisture content. The simple control panel makes the machine easy to use, and it's a good choice for anyone in search of Bosch quality at a good price.
Bosch WAE24377GB review - The Bosch WAE24377GB washing machine is simple to use and has a good range of wash programmes. You can choose between a fast wash and an energy saving wash. Washing efficiency is a very high A+++, although the spin speed of 1200rpm is rather slow and will leave your laundry in need of extra drying. It's a rather noisy machine in washing mode too. The price seems rather high, even taking into account Bosch's solid German engineering. We don't think you should pay more than £350 for this machine.
Bosch WAE24461GB review - The Bosch WAE24461GB is a VarioPerfect washing machine that lets you choose between fast washing (65% less time) or energy efficiency (50% less energy). The machine is simple to use, and has an excellent A+++ energy rating for washing. However, it's rather a noisy washer, and has a slow C-rated 1200rpm spin speed, leaving your laundry in need of lots of drying. For this much money, you can find better Bosch models.
Bosch WAE28167GB review - This is a compact Bosch washing machine and is excellent value. In addition to solid German engineering, you get an outstanding A+++ energy rating, a moderate 1400rpm spin speed for drying your clothes, and plenty of wash options. This washer has a smaller capacity than other Bosch machines, but is highly recommended if you don't need to do big family-sized washes.
Bosch WAE28369GB review - This is a high-end model in the Bosch Classixx 7 washing machine range with a fast 1400rpm spin speed. This mid-range machine is a highly energy-efficient family-sized washer and gives you German engineering at an affordable price.
Bosch WAE28377GB review - The Bosch WAE28377GB washing machine in White is a good entry-level model in the Bosch range, retailing for around £350. It's a basic machine, with a modest range of features, smaller-than-average wash capacity, and is a little noisier than we'd ideally like. At the same time, it's very simple to use, and seems to be a well-built, reliable machine.
Bosch WAE28462GB review - The Bosch WAE28462GB is one of Bosch's cheapest washing machines, and it offers very good value for money. With a very respectable A+++ energy efficiency rating, a good 7kg wash load capacity, and a decent build quality, it's a good buy for anyone on a budget. Just be aware that it's a noisier machine than what we normally expect from the German manufacturer.
Bosch WAQ243D1GB review - The Bosch WAQ243D1GB washing machine is excellent. Despite its plain looks, it's solidly built, with a 2 year warranty, and a 10 year warranty on its super-quiet EcoSilence driver. It's easy to use too, with a rotary dial and touch control buttons. The small LED display shows the time remaining. It has outstanding energy efficiency - 30% better than the top A+++ rating, although wash times can be very long, and the 1200rpm spin speed is a touch slow. Still, it's one of Bosch's best value machines, and gives solid, reliable performance.
Bosch WAQ24461GB review - This Exxcel 8 washing machine is the same as the Bosch WAQ28461 except that it has a slower 1200rpm spin speed. The machine is quieter in operation than the entry-level Classixx 7 range. A large LED display and a self cleaning detergent drawer make it easy to use, and it brings the Bosch reputation for reliability.
Bosch WAQ283S0GB review - The Bosch WAQ283S0GB washing machine is the cheapest and best value of the Exxcel 8 range. It has the same 8kg capacity, A+++ rating and 1400rpm spin speed as the more expensive models and is quiet in operation too. A simplified display is the only major difference. Highly recommended!
Bosch WAQ28461GB review - This Exxcel 8 washing machine is a step up from the cheaper Classixx 7 models. It's quieter in operation, with a larger 8kg capacity. It's more efficient too, with reduced water consumption thanks to the ActiveWater management system. A large LED display and a self cleaning detergent drawer make the machine easy to use.
Bosch WAT24460GB review - The Bosch WAT24460GB offers a superior laundry experience for not much more than £400. It's an excellent choice for the discerning buyer, and is well worth the price. Key benefits of this machine are its exceptionally high energy-efficiency rating, ultra-quiet operation, and the 10-year warranty on its motor. With an 8kg load capacity and a wide choice of programmes, it's a great choice for a family.
Bosch WAT28460GB review - The Bosch WAT28460GB washing machine is truly impressive. You won't find a machine that's quieter or more efficient unless you spend a lot more, and even Miele's flagship models can't match it. It's 30% more efficient than the top-rated A+++ energy rating, and Bosch's super-quiet EcoSilence drive comes with a 10-year warranty. The machine has a decent 8kg capacity and 1400rpm spin speed. Whilst it's quite expensive, it's well worth the price. Highly recommended!
Hoover DXA69AW3 review - The Hoover DXA 69AW3 is a popular washing machine from Hoover's 2015 Dynamic Next range. With a hefty 9kg load capacity and a very fast 1600rpm spin speed, it's built to get the job done. Star features include the easy-to-use touch control panel, A+++ energy rating and range of fast washes. It's a noisy beast though, running at 58dB.
Hoover DYN8124D review - This Dynamic 8 washing machine has a family-sized 8kg load capacity and plenty of useful features including a fast wash and an intelligent sensor that adjusts the wash according to the weight of the laundry load. Counting against it is the slow spin speed, low efficiency rating and noisy wash performance. The Hoover brand reliability is also low and we can't recommend this model.
Hoover DYN8144DB review - This mid-priced washing machine has a good 8kg load capacity, a moderate 1400rpm spin speed and a good range of features. But it's noisy in operation, with a low efficiency rating, and the Hoover brand reliability is poor too.
Hoover DYN8144DG8 review - The Hoover DYN8144DG8 is a mid-range washing machine with a medium 8kg wash capacity, reasonable spin speed and energy efficiency ratings, and a decent selection of wash options. In practice it's one of the noisiest machines we've reviewed, and Hoover's reputation for faults and breakdowns isn't in its favour. Prices vary considerably - shop around and see if you can find a deal close to £300 and it should be good value.
Hoover DYN8164D review - On the face of it, the DYN8164D is a good buy. It's inexpensive, yet rich in features with a good-sized 8kg wash capacity, A++ efficiency rating and a fast 1600rpm max spin speed. Be aware though that this is one of the noisiest machines on sale and that the Hoover brand has a reputation for unreliability.
Hoover DYN9144D3X review - The DYN 9144D3X from Hoover's Dynamic 9 range is a reasonably-priced washing machine with a generous 9kg capacity. Efficient in operation with an A+++ rating and A-rated for spin, it comes with a good range of features and options, including an LCD display. However, despite using an inverter motor, it's rather noisy in action, both during washing and spinning.
Hoover DYN9164DPG review - The Dynamic 9 range is a very significant step up from the cheaper Hoover washing machines. This model has a very large 9kg capacity, very fast 1600rpm spin speed and the top A+++ efficiency rating. There's a wide range of features too - see the full list below. The use of an inverter motor makes this much quieter in operation than most Hoover washers, although it can still be quite noisy when on full spin.
Hoover VTS712D21 review - This entry-level Hoover is cheap to buy and can accommodate a moderate 7kg laundry load. However, it has a relatively low efficiency rating and a slow 1200rpm spin speed, leaving clothes damp. It's noisy in operation and isn't a washer that we'd recommend.
Hotpoint AQ113D697E review - This premium Aqualtis washing machine has an exceptionally large 11kg capacity to handle the largest loads. With the highest A+++ energy rating and a vast range of features, including a 20 minute Steam refresh programme, this washer offers a superior laundry experience all round. It's a larger machine than most, so be sure to measure up carefully before buying! It can also be on the noisy side when spinning at full speed.
Hotpoint AQ113DA697E review - The Hotpoint Aqualtis AQ113DA697E is an over-sized washing machine with an extremely large 11kg wash capacity. It's a high-spec machine, with an A+++ energy rating, a super-fast 1600rpm spin, and a wide choice of washing options, including Steam cleaning and wool care.
Hotpoint RSG864J review - Identical to the best-selling RSG 964 J, except for a slightly smaller 8kg load capacity, the Hotpoint RSG 864 J washing machine is our preferred choice, as it's cheaper than its larger sibling, but still plenty big enough for most households. This is a smart, modern washing machine, with a wide choice of programmes including highly energy-efficient low temperature washes. It's quiet when washing, and has a very high 1600rpm max spin speed to get your clothes nice and dry.
Hotpoint RSG964J review - New for 2015, the Hotpoint RSG964JW is currently one of the company's most popular washing machines. It's good value, offering a big 9kg wash capacity and plenty of washing programmes for not much more than £300. The max spin speed is high at 1600rpm, although the machine can be noisy when spinning at high speed, but it's quiet when washing. This is a good choice for families wanting to make use of its Eco low-temperature washing features.
Hotpoint SWMD10437 review - The Hotpoint SWMD 10437 UK is an extra-large washing machine with a huge 10kg capacity. A+++ rated for efficiency, it has a good range of cleaning features, including a steam option and anti-stain and anti-allergy features. It's an expensive model however, and can be quite noisy in operation.
Hotpoint SWMD9437 review - The Hotpoint Ultima S-Line SWMD 9437 is a good all-round washing machine with a large 9kg capacity, A+++ energy rating and plenty of features such as anti-stain, anti-allergy, and an extra steam wash at the end of a full wash cycle. It's quiet while washing, but can be noisy during spin, even though it only has a moderate 1400rpm max spin speed. We prefer the SWMD9637, which has a higher spin speed.
Hotpoint SWMD9637 review - Hotpoint is relentlessly improving its products and the SWMD9637UK is one of the best the company has produced. With a large 9kg capacity, a very fast 1600rpm spin speed and A+++ efficiency rating, all for a competitive price, this is a recommended machine. There's a good range of cleaning options too, and the machine is quiet when washing, but can get a little loud when spinning at full speed.
Hotpoint WMEF742G review - This is the same as the WMEF 742P but with a graphite finish. It's a good-value machine that delivers a lot for its low price tag - A+++ efficiency, a fast 1400rpm spin, a simple digital control panel and a good choice of programmes, including anti-allergy and a low temperature 30 degree wash cycle.
Hotpoint WMEF742P review - This entry-level washing machine is a good choice for the budget-conscious with its A++ efficiency rating, 7kg capacity and 1400rpm maximum spin speed. Surprisingly quiet in operation, it has a simple digital interface and a good range of features including an anti-allergy programme.
Hotpoint WMEF762P review - This is the same as the entry-level Hotpoint WMEF742P but with a faster 1600rpm spin speed. It's a very good value machine that's energy efficient with an overall A++ efficiency rating and an A for spin. It has a simple digital interface and a good range of features including an anti-allergy programme. This is definitely one of Hotpoint's best value models.
Hotpoint WMEF923P review - This washer has a large 9kg capacity and is capable of handling bulky loads of bedding and towels. It's a good mid-range washer suitable for a family. The spin speed of 1200 rpm is lower than some machines, but it's quieter in operation than the WMEF943P and still achieves a B spin rating and an overall A+++ energy efficiency class.
Hotpoint WMEF943P review - This washing machine offers the advantage of a large 9kg capacity, making it ideal for families and capable of washing bulky loads of bedding and towels. Energy efficiency is very good, with the maximum spin speed of 1400rpm able to remove about half the moisture content of the clothes. It offers a good range of features, although it's noisier in operation than some washers, especially in spin mode.
Hotpoint WMEF963P review - This is a heavy workhorse washer for a busy family. With a 9kg capacity it can handle large loads of bedding and towels, and the fast 1600rpm spin speed can remove more than half the moisture content of the clothing, giving this machine an A-rating for spin performance and an overall A+++ energy rating. It can be noisy when spinning at full speed, but gets the job done very effectively!
Hotpoint WMFUG1063P review - The Hotpoint WMFUG1063P is a large 10kg capacity washer with a fast spin speed of 1600rpm and an impressive A+++ efficiency rating. It uses Hotpoint's new Smart Technology, which enables it to sense load size and manage water levels and wash intensity to optimise efficiency. It's not too noisy in operation and offers fair value for money.
Hotpoint WMFUG942P review - The Hotpoint WMFUG942P is a good all-round performing machine at a sensible price. Its A++ energy rating and 1400rpm spin speed are respectable, and Hotpoint's Smart Technology optimises performance by sensing the load size and managing water levels automatically. The 9kg capacity is useful and the machine isn't too noisy in use.
Hotpoint WMUD10637P review - This is a very large capacity washing machine with a huge 10kg drum that can easily handle a family load, including bedding and towels. It comes with the highest A+++ energy rating and a very high 1600rpm spin speed for maximum efficiency. Easy to use and with a wide range of features including a 20 minute Steam refresh programme, this is a highly capable washer for a busy family. Recommended!
Hotpoint WMUD843P review - This is the entry level model in Hotpoint's Ultima range with a smaller 8kg capacity than the WMUD 9X models. Apart from that, it keeps all the features that make the Ultima range so popular: an outstanding efficiency rating, 1400rpm spin speed, Super Silent wash and a practical design with an LCD display. It's a good value mid-range washer.
Hotpoint WMUD942K review - The Hotpoint WMUD 942 K is the same as the WMUD 942 P, but it's finished in a stylish black colour. This Ultima washing machine has a practical combination of large 9kg capacity, B-rated 1400rpm max spin speed and an easy-to-use LCD display. It's quiet in operation and is a good mid-range washer with plenty of features.
Hotpoint WMUD942P review - This Hotpoint Super Silent washing machine is quiet in operation, yet it achieves an A++ energy efficiency rating and has a large 9kg capacity, making it suitable for families. The spin speed of 1400rpm removes almost half the moisture content of clothes, giving the machine a B rating for spin efficiency. It's a good value all-round performer for a family.
Hotpoint WMUD9627P review - The Hotpoint WMUD9627P is essentially the same as the WMUD962P but with the addition of a Steam Refresh cycle. This is a 20 minute programme that uses just steam to freshen up clothes and remove smells. The machine has a large 9kg capacity, fast 1600rpm spin speed, A++ energy rating and is a versatile and good value machine for family laundry.
Hotpoint WMUD962P review - The Hotpoint WMUD962P is a good choice of washing machine if you're searching for an inexpensive family-sized washer with high efficiency. Its overall energy rating is A++ and the fast 1600rpm spin removes over half the moisture, making clothes quick and easy to dry. The large 9kg capacity enables it to handle the whole family's laundry, including bedding and towels.
Indesit IWSC51251 ECO review - The Indesit IWSC51251 ECO is a very cheap, ultra-compact washing machine best suited to a single person or a couple. Don't be deceived by the Eco label - its energy rating of A+ sounds good but is the worst currently available, and its slow spin speed of 1200rpm will leave clothes needing longer to dry. It's probably the noisiest machine we've reviewed, and Indesit's reputation for low reliability counts against it too. We'd recommend one of Beko's entry-level washers instead.
Indesit IWSC61051 ECO review - The Indesit IWSC61051 is one of the cheapest washing machines you can buy, but you get what you pay for. Take no notice of the ECO label - this is one of the least efficient washers on the market, and the spin speed of just 1,000 rpm will leave your clothes in need of lots of drying. It's one of the noisiest machines available too. If you're looking for something very cheap, we'd recommend a Beko instead.
Indesit IWSD 61251 ECO review - The Indesit IWSD61251 is an option if you're searching for the cheapest washing machine available. It's certainly very cheap, but it has very basic capabilities too. Ignore the ECO mark and the A+ rating - this is not an energy-efficient washer, nor is it cheap to run. The max spin speed of 1200rpm will leave your clothes in need of extra drying, and it's a noisy machine too, but it does do the basics.
Indesit XWA81482X review - This mid-range washer is more energy efficient than the cheaper Indesit models and has a good 8kg load capacity. The 1400rpm spin speed is B-rated for efficiency and the machine is quiet in operation too. A number of handy programmes are available, including an option to automatically program and start the washing cycle with the push of a single button.
Indesit XWA81682X review - The Indesit XWA81682X is a good-sized washing machine with an 8kg capacity and the convenience of one-push button operation. Energy efficiency is rated A++ and the fast 1600rpm spin removes most moisture, making drying quick and easy. It's quiet when washing but noisy when spinning at full speed. Overall, it's a good value washer.
Indesit XWC61452W review - This mid-priced washer is more energy efficient than the cheaper Indesit models and has a B-rated 1400rpm spin speed to help get your clothes dry. A number of handy programmes are available, including an option to automatically program and start the washing cycle with the push of a single button. But it's a noisy washer in both washing and spinning modes, and the 6kg capacity is limiting.
Indesit XWD61452W review - This is almost identical to the Indesit XWC61452W and the same comments apply. We like the price, the A++ energy rating and the B-rated 1400rpm spin speed. But we don't like the amount of noise the machine makes in operation. Our advice? Consider a Beko.
Indesit XWE91282XS review - This family-sized washing machine has a big 9kg load capacity and is very easy to use. It's smart, inexpensive, has an A++ energy rating and is quiet in use. Its main shortcoming is the low spin speed of 1200rpm which leaves clothes damp, taking longer to dry.
LG F1296TDA7 review - The LG F1296TDA7 Direct Drive washing machine is a premium quality washer, with a silver metal finish and chrome detailing. It has a very easy-to-use control panel and display, plus a good range of wash programmes. It's a highly energy efficient appliance, and quiet as well, but note that the maximum spin speed is just 1200rpm. Overall, we highly recommend this model, and it's one of the best you'll find for under £500.
LG F12B8QDA review - The LG F12B8QDA is one of LG's cheaper models, yet it still offers all the advantages of LG's 6 Motion Direct Drive system. These include super energy efficiency (10% better than the top A+++ rating), quiet and thorough washing, and a 10 year warranty on the motor and all its parts. The 1200rpm spin speed may leave clothes slightly damp, but otherwise this is a superb washing machine.
LG F12U1TCN4 review - The LG F12U1TCN4 washing machine sits in the middle of LG's range, and is a premium quality appliance. It's a very modern-looking washer, with a satin finish, tinted door and fully touch control panel. It gives you a generous family-sized wash load, incredibly high energy efficiency, and very quiet operation. The 1200rpm spin speed is rather slower than average, however.
LG F14A8TDA5 review - The LG F14A8TDA5 is a very stylish washing machine with a Silver finish and chrome door. It's pricey, but you get a high quality machine for your money. Central to this is the direct drive inverter motor which comes with a 10 year warranty. The inverter motor is quiet and efficient, making the machine 20% more efficient than the top A+++ rating. The machine has a decent 8kg capacity and 1400rpm A-rated spin too.
LG F14U1FCN8 review - The LG F14U1FCN8 washing machine in black is a high-spec, high-tech appliance. Using a fully touch-operated control panel and an LED display, it has a bit of a learning curve initially, but is easy to use once you're familiar with it. Super-efficient and incredibly quiet, it has a large 9kg capacity, a 10 year warranty on its Direct Drive motor, and automatic diagnosis of faults with a dedicated smartphone app.
LG F14U1TBS2 review - LG is shaking up the world of washing machines with this ultra-stylish model that will grace any modern kitchen. With chrome finishing and a backlit touch panel control, the LG F14U1TBS2 not only looks futuristic but is stealthily quiet, thanks to its Direct Drive inverter motor, which comes with a 10 year warranty. With an extremely high efficiency rating, a Steam wash option, and a time-saving Turbowash mode, this washer is very highly recommended.
LG F14U2TDN0 review - The LG F14U2TDN0 is one of LG's cheapest models and is a bestseller. Despite its relatively low cost, it offers the advantages of LG's Direct Drive inverter motor with a 10 year guarantee. It's one of the most energy efficient machines on the market, is incredibly quiet, and includes a fast TurboWash option too. The F14U2TDN0 may be missing a steam option, but it's exceptionally good value for money and is our top choice of LG's range!
Miele W1724 review - This base model in the Miele line-up can accommodate a moderately large 6kg load and boasts a fast 1400rpm max spin speed. It features a honeycomb drum to protect your clothes and gentle yet thorough wash action. It's quiet in operation and easy to use, with a simple dial control and LCD display. Like all Miele products it's built to last and should repay its high initial cost.
Miele W1914 review - This Miele washing machine offers one of the best price/performances available of any current washing machine. Designed to be simple to use, yet care for your clothes, it's also energy efficient and very quiet in operation. There are plenty of useful features such as the express 20 wash and the time delay, but the star feature must be the overall build quality.
Miele W3164 review - The Miele W3164 has a family-sized 7kg capacity and a fast 1400rpm spin speed. It cares for your clothes and gets them thoroughly clean too. Although it's pricey, it's built to last and should repay your investment. However, it isn't as quiet or as energy efficient as other Miele machines, and it isn't our favourite of the range.
Miele W3370 review - This mid-range Miele washing machine is quiet and efficient and has a good-sized 7kg load capacity. With plenty of useful features and an easy to use dial control, it's a convenient as well as an effective washer. Being a Miele product it doesn't come cheap, but should repay the investment with years of trouble-free use.
Miele WDA100 review - The Miele WDA100 is the base model in Miele's 2014 range. It's a family-sized washer with a 7kg load capacity and a fast 1400rpm spin speed. Although it's more expensive than most makes, you can rely on this machine to look after your clothes and clean them thoroughly. It's a quiet machine too, and is built to last, so should prove a good investment.
Miele WDA110 review - The Miele WDA110 washing machine is identical to the WDA100 except that it has a sloping control panel and comes with a 5 year warranty. This is a solid, reliable, quiet washing machine with a family-sized 7kg load capacity and a fast 1400rpm spin speed.
Miele WDA200 review - This is the step-up model in Miele's 2014 range. It's the same as the basic WDA100, but with an improved A+++ efficiency rating. This washer is expensive, but a good investment, thanks to the 5 year warranty and Miele quality. It comes with a sizeable 7kg wash capacity, a reasonable 1400 rpm spin speed, a good selection of programmes, and is quiet in operation.
Miele WKB120 review - With a recommended retail price of £1049, Miele's W1 series WKB120 washing machine is far from cheap. But with a full 10-year warranty on parts and labour, it's worth the money. As well as being supremely reliable, the machine is easy to use, gives outstanding wash performance, and is very efficient and quiet in operation. We don't often give 5 star ratings to washing machines, but this machine deserves it!
Samsung WW90H7410EW review - The Samsung WW90H7410EW is a super-expensive washing machine, but it's very capable, with a big 9kg capacity, and a big door for accessing large loads. The digital inverter motor makes this machine highly energy efficient, and quiet too, and is backed by a 10-year warranty. There are plenty of washing options available, but the spin speed of 1400rpm could be higher, and there's no spin-only option.
Siemens WM14Q391GB review - The Siemens WM14Q391GB is a pricey, but well-built washing machine. It excels at energy efficiency and quietness, and has a decent 8kg load capacity and 1400rpm spin speed. A 15 minute option for freshening up lightly-soiled loads is handy, and the machine is easy to use, but watch out for long wash times on some programme settings.
Whirlpool WWDC6400 review - The WWDC 6400 is one of Whirlpool's cheapest models. It's an entry-level, no-frills washing machine, priced competitively, solidly-built and with a decent 1400rpm spin speed. You could do a lot worse.
Zanussi ZWG6120K review - There isn't a lot to commend this Zanussi washing machine other than its very cheap price. Features are basic, load capacity is small, energy efficiency is low and the machine can be noisy in use.
Zanussi ZWG6141P review - The Zanussi ZWG6141P is a simple and cheap washing machine with a smaller than average 6kg load capacity. It can be noisier than other washing machines and is at the bottom of the ladder for energy efficiency, but has a decent 1400rpm spin speed and is easy to use.
Zanussi ZWG6161P review - The Zanussi ZWG6161P is inexpensive and has the benefit of a high 1600rpm spin to get your clothes dry as quickly as possible. However, the load capacity of 6kg is small, and it can be a very noisy machine in use. We prefer the similarly-priced Beko WMB71642 or Hotpoint WMEF762P.
Zanussi ZWH6120P review - The Zanussi ZWH6120P accommodates a family-sized 7kg load for a budget price. However, its low 1200 rpm spin speed and noisy wash cycle make it a below-average performer. You'll get more for your money from Beko.
Zanussi ZWH6140P review - This is a good, cheap washing machine with a good load size, a wide choice of programmes and a decent 1400rpm spin speed. It's not a bad choice, but the Beko WMB71442 does the same for less and is a quieter machine too.
Zanussi ZWH6160P review - The Zanussi ZWH6160P offers a decent 7kg load and a very fast 1600rpm spin speed to make drying quick and easy. But for the money it's a very basic machine and noisy in operation too.
Zanussi ZWH7122J review - Don't believe the hype about the Zanussi ZWH7122J's Jetsystem wash technology. This model has below-average energy efficiency, a slow 1200rpm spin speed and is noisy in operation. Its main advantage is ease of use.