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Which? verdict on cheap washing machines

Latest washer tests include new Best Buy machines

Beko WME7267W

The Beko WME7267W – one of the washing machines we’ve lab tested

More expensive washing machines aren’t necessarily better than cheaper models, according to our latest round of washing machine tests.

Which? washing machines expert Vivienne Fitzroy says: ‘We’ve just tested washing machines that range in price from £235 to £775 and our results show that paying more doesn’t always guarantee better performance, in these tests some of the cheaper models have scored higher than the most expensive machine.’

If you’re thinking about buying a new washing machine but don’t know where to start, our video guide to can help you on the way.

Budget vs premium washing machines

Our latest round of tests include premium models from Bosch, Siemens and Candy, plus some more budget-conscious models from Beko and Bosch. 

Our washing machines review now boasts more than 210 washers, including 55 Best Buys.

Best Buys washing machines

With a Which? Best Buy washing machine you don’t just get great washing, rinsing and spinning but you’ll also get good energy efficiency and convenience too. 

Our Best Buys start from less than £200. To find a machine to suit your budget use the compare features and prices tool in our washing machine reviews area.

Buying a new washing machine

Our guide to the best washing machine brands highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the biggest washer brands, giving you all the insider information we’ve gathered from decades of testing washing machines.

We also have advice on how to buy the best washing machine along with our top tips on how to iron to make light work of your laundry.

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