Best Buy washing machines for summer 2016Bosch and Hotpoint among brands tested

02 July 2016

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Best Buy washing machines deliver brilliant cleaning results

We’ve just posted new reviews of 12 washing machines, including cheap models from Indesit, Hotpoint and Hoover – and pricier alternatives by Bosch, LG and Siemens.

Our latest tests have uncovered some brilliant Best Buy washing machines that you can trust to thoroughly clean your clothes. One earned a whopping 80% with phenomenal cleaning, rinsing and spinning.

In fact, it’s the first washing machine we’ve tested since 2013 that earns five stars for rinsing excess detergent from clothes. That’s certainly something to pay attention to if you have sensitive skin.

It’s not smiles all round, though. Our latest tests have also unearthed washing machines whose clean is far from deserving a round of applause.

Don’t take a gamble – check out our Best Buy washing machines to get the best for your money.

Cheap vs expensive washing machines

Indesit and Bosch

£610 separates the cheap Indesit washing machine and the pricey Bosch

The cheapest washing machines in our latest tests is the Indesit EWSD61252W (£189). It has a small 6kg drum capacity, which might suit you if you don’t have loads of washing to get through. There are several programs to choose from, though – such as a quick-wash for a 1.5kg loads, and cycles for gym kit, baby clothes and duvets.

The Bosch WAWH8660GB is the priciest model, costing £799. You’ll appreciate its 9kg-capacity drum if you live in a busy household with lots of washing, and there’s a range of programs to choose from. You can also add detergent and fabric conditioner to its automatic dosing system, which claims to then dispense the right amount for the laundry size you put in.

Our years of testing washing machines have shown us that spending more doesn't guarantee top-notch results, so it’s worth doing your research before you buy.

Head to our washing machine reviews to make the best choices for your budget.

Should you buy a ‘smart’ washing machine?

Fancy a washing machine that you can monitor and control via your smartphone or tablet?

phone controlling washing machine

You can control some washing machines via your smartphone

The Bosch WAWH8660GB and Siemens WMH4Y790GB washing machines both let you do this, on wi-fi via the Home Connect App. It’s designed to let you select and start programs, change program settings, look at the status of programs, and switch off the appliance.

You may also be tempted by the LG FH4U2VCN2. This washing machine is Bluetooth-enabled, and allows you to download new washing programs to the washing machine with your smartphone.

Head to our reviews of these models to find out more (see links below). But if you’re undecided as to whether a ‘smart’ washing machine is something you want to invest in, head to our guide on smart washing machines explained.

Latest washing machine reviews

Click on the links below to read the individual reviews of the most recently-tested washing machines, listed alphabetically.

Prices are correct as of 27 June 2016 and are subject to change.

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