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Updated: 19 Jan 2022

Best washing machine deals in the sales

Best washing machine deals chosen by Which? home experts, including premium, freestanding and cheap models. Our experts are on hand to separate this month's deals from the duds.
Aaron West
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Hoping to find a bargain washing machine in the sales? We’ve rounded up some of the best deals you can find right now.

The big manufacturers, such as Bosch and Miele, normally launch a new range on an annual basis. So looking out for price drops on last year's washing machine ranges can turn up some real bargains.

But not all price cuts are as attractive as they first seem. We've scrutinised every deal we list here. The models aren't always Best Buys - the very best products we've tested - but they've scored well enough in our tests for us to be confident recommending them. Of course, we also check to make sure the deals are good ones. 

Read on for our expert pick of some genuine bargains and find out how to spot your own.

For more information, read our best washing machines 2022 guide, which includes Which? Best Buys and expert buying advice.

Best cheap washing machine deals under £400

John Lewis JLWM1428 - now £399

  • We like: Quieter than most
  • We didn't like: Slow programs

This freestanding John Lewis JLWM1428 washing machine features a sensor to weigh your laundry and adjust the length of the wash accordingly, potentially saving you water and electricity, and reducing wear and tear on your clothes. John Lewis has reduced the price by £100 in the New Year sales.

It's quieter than a lot of machines, while having effective wash and spin cycles to leave your clothes fresh and clean.

Read our full John Lewis JLWM1428 review.

Buy it now for £399 at John Lewis with a three-year guarantee included.

Haier HW80-B14979 - now £399.99

  • We like: Effective spin cycle
  • We don't like: Slow, higher than average energy and water consumption

It may take its time cleaning clothes, it's easy to use and has a large capacity drum, too.

It’s available now at Currys, reduced by £180 (albeit the white version as opposed to the graphite coloured 's' model tested). 

Read our full Haier HW80-B14979S review to find out if it’s the right model for you.

Buy it now for £399.99 at Currys, which includes a five-year guarantee.

Looking for a washing machine on a budget? Snap up a Best Buy for less than £300 by checking out our top five cheap washing machines. 

Best washing machine deals from £400 to £600

Samsung WW90T554DAW - now £449

  • We like: Easy to use, app control
  • We didn't like: High water usage

This Samsung washing machine has multiple high-tech features which make doing laundry a breeze. The downloadable smartphone app lets you schedule washes ahead of time and will notify you when it's done. As well as this, the control panel is smart and easy to use. The added steam setting is designed to help eliminate bacteria and allergens.

This model has £120 off the typical marked price so could be worth considering.

Read our full Samsung WW90T554DAW review.

Buy now for £449 at AO.

Haier HW100-B14979S - now £479

  • We like: Steam programs 
  • We didn't like: The door's catch takes some force to unlock - which will be fine for most people but not if you have reduced dexterity

This Haier did well in our cleaning tests, and we found it easy to use. It’s reasonably energy efficient, the programs won’t keep you waiting too long, and the spin removes plenty of water. 

AO and Boots both currently have this model on offer for £479.

Before deciding for sure, have a read of our expert Haier HW100-B14979S review.

Buy now for £479 at AO or Boots.

LG F4V709WTSA - now £520

  • We like:  Excellent easy-care program 
  • We didn't like: Some of the programs are slow 

This 9kg-capacity washing machine has plenty of features that are designed to make doing the laundry less of a chore.

Its automatic dispenser system means there’s no hunting around for the detergent or conditioner, as the built-in reservoirs hold enough for around 35 washes.

You can buy it on offer for £519 from Currys (showing a reduction of £229) but read the full LG F4V709WTSA review first. 

Buy it now for £519 from Currys.

Samsung WW90T684DLH - now £549

  • We like: Powerful spin
  • We didn't like: Uses more water than others

This Samsung has plenty of features to make laundry day less of a chore, including automatic detergent dispensing and the 'AddWash' door - a hatch in the machine porthold that means you can add in that missed sock after the wash has started. 

You can also control the washing remotely via the Smart Things app. 

Both AO and John Lewis are currently selling this model for £120 off its RRP of £669.

Read the Samsung WW90T684DLH review to see if this model suits your needs.

Buy it now for £549 at AO.

Best washing machine deals from £600 to £800

LG F4V910WTSE - now £619

  • We like: Easy to use
  • We don't like: Not the most energy efficient

We've spotted this LG washing machine on offer for £619. Usually priced between £700-£800, this appliance has been on offer before but it's not a bad deal.

This freestanding washing machine has a 10.5kg drum capacity and a host of clever features, such as an intelligent sensor system and the ability to weigh the load. Both of these features allow the machine to select the optimum washing conditions. 

Other useful extras include a 39-minute TurboWash, a duvet cleaning programme and a button to cut programme times.

Will this washing machine cure all your wash-day woes? Read our full review of the LG F4V910WTSE to find out. 

Or buy it now for £619 at AO.

Haier HW120-B14979 - now £649

  • We like: Very roomy drum, water and energy efficient
  • We didn't like: The door can get in the way when loading

The Haier HW120-B14979 washing machine has a huge drum with room for 12kg of cottons, so it’s ideal for large households with plenty of laundry to get through. It has functions including a stain removal setting and a steam setting. 

Read our Haier HW120-B14979 review to see how it performed in our tests.

Or head to Boots to buy this washing machine now for £649 - reduced from £849.

LG F6V1010WTSE - now £749 

  • We like:  Steam and pause feature 
  • We didn't like: Main programs are slow 

This washing machine has a powerful spin that helps clothes dry quickly and you’ll find plenty of features to make laundry day less of a chore. It’s easy to program using the control panel or smartphone app.

Read the full LG F6V1010WTSE review before deciding whether this is the model you're looking for.

Now on offer at John Lewis for £749, that's £200 off their regular price.

Best washing machine deals from £800+

We regularly check to find the best deals currently available. When we last checked there were no deals on washing machines over £800.

Where is the best place to buy a washing machine?

Woman shopping for a washing machine

To find the best shops for home appliances, tech and more, we surveyed 8,491 people in September 2021, including Which? members and the general public. We asked how satisfied people were with the retailer and have star ratings for customer service, value for money, and delivery and returns for all the major retailers, including AO.com, Currys and John Lewis & Partners.

See our full list of the best household appliance shops for the full ranking.

How much do you need to pay for a good washing machine?

Some washing machines are available for less than £200, while others stretch well over the £1,000 mark.

The bad news is Which? testing shows that you’re more likely to end up with a dud Don’t Buy than a Best Buy if you spend less than £250.

While it's true that the more you spend, the more choice of Best Buys you get, the good news is there are diamonds in the rubble. The cheapest Best Buys are available for around £300.

More than £600 is where most Best Buys are. With this budget you can choose between all different Best Buys, ranging from big to small, freestanding and integrated.

But be careful the most expensive Don’t Buy we’ve found in our tests is £619 – a costly mistake to make.

Give yourself the best chance of of finding a great model by reading our washing machine reviews.

What extra washing machine costs should you consider?

1. Installation and delivery costs

Getting an online delivery of a washing machine can be a real hassle and you'll need to fork out quite a lot to make it more convenient.

Delivery costs is where you see the biggest differences between retailers.

All offer free delivery, but this gives you no choice over the date or time of the delivery (so you'll need to make sure you stay home that day).

AO.com charge the most we've seen for a quick delivery and a timeslot of your choice, either morning (7am to 12pm), lunch (10am to 2pm) or afternoon (12pm to 5pm). 

2. Disposal and recycling costs

Disposal costs are normally around £20 from each retailer.

Unusually, AO.com separate out £10 to disconnect your old appliance, a service normally included in the installation cost of your new machine.

This could add £10 to the total cost your new freestanding appliance. As the cost for installing an integrated model is £10 less than other retailers, it doesn't increase the cost for built-in models.

RetailerDelivery costsInstallation costsDisposal/recycling costsMaximum total extra cost
AO.comVaries from free (no choice of date or time) up to £55 (quick delivery and chosen time slot)£25 (£80 for integrated models)£20 recycling
£10 disconnection service
Currys PC WorldFree standard delivery
£15-20 for chosen date sooner than standard delivery
£25 (£90 for integrated models)£20 recycling£130
John Lewis & PartnersFree standard
£12.95 for four hour slot
£24.95 for two hour slot
£19.95 for next day delivery
£25 (£90 for integrated models)£20 recycling£134.95
Table last updated in November 2021.

Read our guide for more tips on disposing of your washing machine, as well as buying and selling second-hand washing machines.

3. Energy running costs

Another extra cost you need to consider is the cost of the energy used to run your washing machine.

Our expert testing has revealed big differences between washing machines, with the least efficient using more than four times the energy of the most efficient.

We calculate an estimated annual running cost of every washing machine we review by multiplying the energy used for one standard cottons load by 208 (four loads a week for 52 weeks a year) and 21p per kWh, the new energy price cap.

The most efficient cost just £15 a year to run, while the least could add £70 – a £55 difference. Check out our washing machine running costs tool to find out how much a model would cost over the course of its lifetime.

Find the best energy-efficient washing machines to help you save money and help the environment.