We’ve truly separated the wheat from the chaff in our latest washing machines group test, where we pitted 14 models priced from £208 to £879 against our tough independent cleaning tests.
Two new Best Buy washing machines emerged, each impressing us with brilliant cleaning power and superb spin-drying. The very worst on test was so poor at cleaning and terrible at rinsing that we’ve highlighted it as a Don’t Buy to avoid.
Head to our washing machine reviews to discover which models are worth splashing out on.
Are cheap washing machines worth it?
There’s a price difference of about £700 between the cheapest and most expensive machine in our group test – but we know from our years of testing that spending more doesn’t necessarily guarantee you’ll get a better, more reliable machine. In fact, shop on price alone and you could well end up shelling out a lot of money and still end up with a washing machine that does a shoddy job with your laundry.
Bosch washing machines
We also put seven washing machines produced by Bosch under the microscope. Bosch is a household name that’s popular with Which? members, but there’s about £500 between the cheapest and most expensive Bosch models in our latest group test.
If you’re considering buying a Bosch washing machine, our reviews will guide you to the best value models. Our Best Buy washing machines page shows if any of its models at all have hit our Best Buy gold standard.
Check out our independent reviews of the best Bosch washing machines.
Latest washing machines reviewed
The full list of models we’ve just tested is below – click on the links to read the full-length reviews and see our test results.
Beko WMB71442W – £333.95
Bosch WAB24161GB – £249
Bosch WAB28162 – £269.99
Bosch WAE24377GB – £329
Bosch WAE28377GB – £329
Bosch WAT28460GB – £479
Bosch WAW28660GB – £698
Bosch WAW32560GB – £749
Bush F621QW – £208.94
Caple WMI2003 – £453
Grundig GWN59450CW – £519
Miele WDA100 – £589
Miele WDA210 – £879
Whirlpool WWDC8146 – £423.94
Prices are correct as of 23 January 2015 and are subject to change.