Five new Best Buy washing machines revealedAs well as one Don't Buy washing machine
29 September 2015
We’ve uncovered five new Best Buy washing machines in our latest tests, including one that’s the best washing machine we’ve tested that's available to buy right now.
The new top performer stormed our tough tests with good rinsing power and phenomenal cleaning and spin-drying - and you’ll find it easy to use to boot.
However, our tests also discovered another model that uses a lot of energy and water for its size, yet still doesn’t do a very good job of cleaning your laundry. In fact, its overall quality was bad enough to make it a Don’t Buy.
The great news is that you don’t need to pay through the nose for top-of-the-range quality – the new best on test is nowhere near the most expensive we’ve ever tested.
To pick the perfect model for your budget, go straight to our washing machine reviews.
Pricey and cheap washing machines reviewed
You generally get more features and functions when you pay more for a washing machine. But these extras don’t mean much when it comes to how good a washing machine is at actually cleaning your laundry.
The Indesit XWB71252W (£190) is the cheapest washing machine on test, and is a little short on extra features. The LG F14U1FCN8 (£700), on the other hand, is the most expensive and has loads of programs to choose from.
You can even use your smartphone to communicate with the LG F14U1FCN8 washing machine – if there’s an error, the smartphone app can help diagnose the problem. You can download extra wash cycles, too.
However, previous Which? washing machine tests have shown that there's no direct link between price and quality. So if you're interested in the LG's fancy features, only our test results - rather than its expensive price tag - will be able to tell you if it's any good at cleaning your laundry.
We pit pricey and cheap washing machines against each other to give you the most choices when it comes to buying - so read our latest reviews to avoid shelling out for a dud.
Samsung Ecobubble washing machines tested
We’ve tested some of Samsung’s Ecobubble washing machines in the past and we’ve just reviewed three more models. Two with an 8kg capacity and one with an even more generous 9kg capacity – that’s a spacious drum!
According to Samsung, the Ecobubble models use special technology to mix your detergent with water and air before it goes into the drum, with the aim of more effective cleaning at lower temperatures. We put the Ecobubble washing machines through our tough tests to find out just how well they cope with tricky stains like grease and cosmetics.
Just tested: new washing machine reviews
- Hotpoint WMAQF621P - £219
- Hotpoint WMFUG942P - £400
- Indesit IWME147 - £271
- Indesit XWB71252W - £190
- Indesit XWE91683XWWG - £279
- LG F14U1FCN8 - £700
- Samsung WF80F5E2W4W - £450
- Samsung WW80J6410CW - £499
- Samsung WW90J6410CW - £549
- Siemens WM14W590GB - £699
Prices are correct as of 24 September 2015 and are subject to change.