Best Washing Machines in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 9, 2019
No matter whether we like it or not, laundry is something we all need to do. And if you don't like an idea of doing it with your hands or paying for drop-off laundry services, buying a washing machine can be a wise decision. In this review, we will tell you how to choose the best one washer for your needs. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Dimensions
Max Load
Max Spinning Speed
Energy Ratings
Modes
Controls
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS

The machine includes a large list of programs, including the unique Smart Touch program, with which you can set the desired settings and launch them from the application by bringing the smartphone close to a special mark on the case. Also, the Smart Touch program by default provides an "Auto-Clean" cycle, which will help extend the life of the device.

CONS

Timer display is approximate (the wash cycle often finishes several minutes before or after the original estimate).

OUR VERDICT

The powerful and efficient Candy GVS169DC3 washing machine with a high energy class and sophisticated design has been created for the most demanding consumers. The model will greatly simplify your everyday life.

detailed parameters
Type

Front loader

Dimensions

85 x 60 x 52 cm

Max Load

9 kg

Max Spinning Speed

1600 rpm

Energy Ratings

A+++

Modes

Whites, Cottons + Prewash, EcoMix 20°, Cottons, Synthetics, Daily 59 Min., Rapid 14/30/44 Min., Rinse, Drain + Spin, Delicates, Jeans, Baby Care, Wool, Hand Wash, Smart Touch

Controls

Control dial, LCD Display, Touch Buttons

Extras

24 hour Start delay, Auto-Clean, load balancing function

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Overflow protection will protect the machine from leaks due to overloading, while a child safety lock will protect your curious children and prevent them from changing the washing settings.

CONS

Spins very loudly.

OUR VERDICT

Together with the Russell Hobbs RH612WM1B, any of your clothes, including woolen, delicate, and sports, will be clean and well-groomed. The capacity of the model allows you to wash up to 30 T-shirts or one duvet at a time, which is optimal for the average family.

detailed parameters
Type

Front loader

Dimensions

85 x 60 x 53 cm

Max Load

6 kg

Max Spinning Speed

1200 rpm

Energy Ratings

A+++

Modes

Cotton, Cotton 2, Cottons + Prewash, Eco 20°, Easy Care, Woolens, Rinse, Allergy Wash, Spin, Delicate, Sportswear, Mixed Fabrics, Shirts, Delay 60 min, Quick 15 min

Controls

Control dial, Buttons

Extras

Overflow protection, Child safety lock, Extra Rinse, Delay

Warranty

1 year (+1 at registration)

PROS

The Hotpoint WMBF742P features a special Woolmark Platinum Care programme that can wash gently all delicate garments, including woolen items, without them losing their shape, texture, and quality. 

CONS

A big number of washing modes might confuse you at first. 

OUR VERDICT

This washing machine from Hotpoint is perfect for daily needs. With a timer delay option, it can do your laundry automatically without you being bound to the control panel. 

detailed parameters
Type

Front loader

Dimensions

84 x 60 x 55 cm

Max Load

7 kg

Max Spinning Speed

1400 rpm

Energy Ratings

A++

Modes

Fast wash, Anti-allergy, Daily Wash, 30 Shirts, Mix 15’, Mix 30’, Anti stain, Delicates. Wools, Cottons, Synthetics

Controls

Control dial, LCD Display, Push buttons

Extras

Anti-stain technology, Spin cycle control, Time remaining indicator, Selectable Child Lock, Anti Allergy Programme

Warranty

12 months

PROS

The Fast + Function is indispensable in case of a rush: it reduces the duration of the selected program by 55%, due to the acceleration of the rotation of the drum and optimized temperature control.

CONS

Adjustment of temperature and spin speed is not available in all modes.

OUR VERDICT

The Beko WTG841B2W is a multifunctional and easy-to-use machine. Thanks to the Extra Large Porthole Door with a diameter of 34 cm, you can comfortably load even large items, such as blankets and bedding, and the Automatic Water Level Reduction with incomplete loading will help you save on water consumption and electricity.

detailed parameters
Type

Front loader

Dimensions

84 x 60 x 59 cm

Max Load

8 kg

Max Spinning Speed

1400 rpm

Energy Ratings

A+++

Modes

Cottons, Cottons Eco, Synthetics, Daily Quick/Super Short, Mix, Wool/HandWash, Delicates, Spin+Drain, Rinse, Down Wear, Sports, DarkWash/Jeans, Lingerie, Shirts, Hygiene

Controls

Control dial, LCD Display, Touch Buttons

Extras

Automatic Half Load, Automatic Unbalanced Load Control, Child Lock, 19 hour Start delay, Prewash, Fast+, Extra Rinse, Drum Clean Functions

Warranty

1 year

PROS

In the Delicate hand wash mode, your clothes made of the thinnest fabrics will be carefully washed with special care. At the same time, wardrobe items will not stretch and will not lose their decor elements.

CONS

Relatively low maximum spin speed.

OUR VERDICT

The Electra W1042CF1W is a narrow washing machine for the home, which provides 15 washing programs for different types of fabrics. And the anti-allergy function, which includes additional rinse modes, is indispensable for people with increased sensitivity of the skin and for children.

detailed parameters
Type

Front loader

Dimensions

84.5 x 59.7 x 49.7 cm

Max Load

5 kg

Max Spinning Speed

1000 rpm

Energy Ratings

A++

Modes

Cotton, Cotton 2, Cotton 60°, Cotton 40°, Eco 20°, Easy Care, Wool, Rinse, Spin, Delicate hand wash, Sport, Mix, Shirts, Delay 60 min, Rapid 15 min

Controls

Control dial, Buttons

Extras

Delay timer, Anti Allergic

Warranty

1 year

Candy GVS169DC3

Powerful and Efficient

What are two of the most common characteristics that most people look for in a washing machine? They would be how powerful it is at providing a thorough cleaning for your clothes, as well as its efficiency with both water and electricity. It can be hard to find a model that meets both of these requirements, as there is usually a trade-off between one and the other, but there is one model that has both of them in spades. The powerful and efficient Candy GVS169DC3 washing machine with a high energy class and sophisticated design has been created for the most demanding consumers. This model will greatly simplify your everyday life.

The machine includes a large list of programs, including the unique Smart Touch program, with which you can set the desired settings and launch them from the application by bringing your smartphone close to a special mark on the case. Also, the Smart Touch program by default provides an "Auto-Clean" cycle, which will help extend the life of the device.

Plenty more is offered here as well. For one, this washing machine has the fastest spin cycle of any of the other models we have reviewed, giving it a distinct advantage in its ability to remove excess water from your washed clothes, making them nearly dry by the time a cycle is finished. In addition, the extremely capacious interior gives enough room for large loads, making this an ideal choice for a large family. With all of these features and capabilities combined together, they all add up to a superb washing machine that can handle any tough laundry loads.

Review of Candy GVS169DC3 A+++ Rated Freestanding Washing Machine

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Russell Hobbs RH612WM1B

Protect Your Laundry

Washing machines, while very convenient appliances to have in your home, can have their share of drawbacks, ranging from the ability to be easily overloaded as well as offering few protections against having a load of laundry from being interrupted. The Russell Hobbs RH612WM1B 6kg 1200 rpm Spin A+++ Washing Machine gives you plenty of protection against these common problems. The included Overflow protection will protect the machine from leaks due to overloading, while a child safety lock will protect your curious children and prevent them from changing the washing settings.

This machine is not only quite safe and secure to use, but it is also very effective with its primary job. Any of your clothes, including woolen, delicate, and sports, will be clean and well-groomed after a wash cycle. The capacity of the model allows you to wash up to 30 T-shirts or one duvet at a time, which is optimal for the average family. In short, those who often need to do large loads of laundry will find this model to be most suitable for the task.

One thing that people will quickly notice about this machine is that it is black instead of the customary white. Believe it or not, this makes a great choice for a washing machine, as it not only allows it to match most home interiors, but also gives it a futuristic look that makes it look more like sophisticated electronics rather than a standard boring appliance. Couple that with its two year warranty (1 year + 1 additional upon registration), and you'll find this washing machine from Russell Hobbs to be your most reliable home appliance.

Review of Russell Hobbs RH612WM1B 6kg 1200 rpm Spin A+++ Washing Machine

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Hotpoint WMBF742P

The Brand You Can Trust

Hotpoint is one of the best-selling brands of washing machines in the UK. The company mainly specialises in freestanding washers, which, due to the fact that they require only connection to a drain and are easy to install, are highly demanded by customers from all parts of the world. Speaking of the Hotpoint WMBF742P, this washing machine offers a decent 7 kg load capacity and provides 16 pre-programmed modes for different fabrics and washing tasks. It washes clothing gently and yet it's capable of removing even the most stubborn stains from the fibres of clothes, making them perfectly clean and tidy. 

The distinguishing feature of the WMBF742P is that it can also remove up to 99% of allergens by washing clothes at high temperatures. The maximal spinning speed at which the WMBF742P can operate makes 1400 rpm, which allows it not only to run a more thorough wash but also extract excess water and dry clothes faster. Despite such a high speed, the unit's operation is quite quiet by all standards. And with its A++ rating, this washing machine is very cost-effective. Those looking for a great washing machine that is able to handle all kinds of loads will find much to love with this unit.

Review of Hotpoint WMBF742P Washing Machine

 

Beko WTG841B2W

Fast Washing Capability

Washing machines aren't often known for being the fastest devices at their jobs. In order to provide a thorough cleaning to clothes, washing machines can often take a long time to go through a complete cycle, something which is often frustrating for those who need to wash clothes quickly. With the Beko WTG841B2W A+++ Rated Freestanding Washing Machine, though, you won't have to wait around all day for your laundry to finish. The Fast + Function is indispensable in case of a rush: it reduces the duration of the selected program by 55%, due to the acceleration of the rotation of the drum and optimised temperature control, letting you get a thorough cleaning of your clothes in a fast manner.

Outside of its ability to provide a fast wash, the Beko WTG841B2W is a multifunctional and easy-to-use machine. Thanks to the Extra Large Porthole Door with a diameter of 34 cm, you can comfortably load even large items, such as blankets and bedding, and the Automatic Water Level Reduction with incomplete loading will help you save on water consumption and electricity. This also helps to maintain a good balance of the machine while working, so you won't have to worry about an unbalanced load rocking the machine around. The capacity of 8kg will let you wash large loads, making it a great option for those with large families who always find a neverending pile of laundry to wash. The 15 wash programmes will also let you wash virtually any type of clothing in the appropriate mode, letting you save your laundry from unnecessary washing damage.

At the end of the day, anyone who values the ability of a washing machine to clean their clothes quickly will find this model to be their top choice.

Review of Beko WTG841B2W A+++ Rated Freestanding Washing Machine

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Electra W1042CF1W

Handles Clothes With Care

One of the biggest drawbacks of most washing machines is how hard they tend to be on clothes, especially delicates. Even though most washing machines will include special modes for delicate clothing, just the constant action of spinning will often have a negative long-term effect on such items, with some people even preferring to hand-wash them rather than risk damage in a washing machine. If you are tired of hand-washing your delicate clothes, then you need the Electra W1042CF1W A++ Rated Freestanding Washing Machine. In the Delicate hand wash mode, your clothes made of the thinnest fabrics will be carefully washed with special care. At the same time, wardrobe items will not stretch and will not lose their decor elements. Any delicate clothing you have can be safely washed in this appliance.

The Electra W1042CF1W is good at more than just washing delicates. This washing machine provides 15 washing programs for different types of fabrics, letting you wash all kinds of clothing effectively. And the anti-allergy function, which includes additional rinse modes, is indispensable for people with increased sensitivity of the skin and for children, making it especially useful for those with pets. Although the 5kg drum capacity isn't the largest we've seen, it should be suitable for any medium sized load, making it a great option for small households. The only complain we have about this model is its relatively slow spin speed of 1000rpm, which makes it lag a bit behind other models in its ability to spin out excess water after a wash, but those who have dryers shouldn't find this to be much of an issue.

All in all, this fantastic washing machine from Electra will give those with various types of clothing peace of mind whenever doing their laundry.

Review of Electra W1042CF1W A++ Rated Freestanding Washing Machine

 

What Is a Washing Machine?

A washing machine is an irreplaceable appliance in every household that can take the hassle out of your daily routine, making your life easier. With all the settings and modes included, washing machines can not only wash laundry, such as clothes and bedding, but also rinse it, dry, and even steam press. A variety of washing machines produced today include top loaders and front loaders, all coming with capacity drums, efficient-energy levels, and advanced washing cycles to fit the needs of small to large households. A lot of washing machines feature touchscreen interfaces and LED screens allowing you to keep track of the settings you choose, including a washing cycle time, washing temperature, mode, and so on. There are also simpler models of washers that have no all those bells and whistles and come with push buttons. Which one you'll choose will much depend on your family needs, your budget and the amount of laundry you usually need to do every week. In our review, you'll find the top 5 washing machines from most popular manufacturers that we've picked from all price brackets to meet different needs.

Not all modern washing machines are designed with a drying mode, and if you don't have a separate laundry dryer at your place, the only way to dry your clothes and sheets would be by hanging them to air dry. However, if you'd like to modernise your house and facilitate some of your domestic chores, we'd recommend you to look through our selection of the best laundry dryers and pick one to set in your place.

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1. CLOTHES WASHERS, ENERGY STAR.

2. Laundry, Department of Energy.

3. Matt Stevens Useful washing machine programs, Which?

4. Buying a Washing Machine, Better Homes & Gardens.

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Publish Date: 2017-09-13 09:54:11