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Updated: 6 May 2022

Hoover washing machines rated

Hoover washing machines are relatively cheap, but before you buy, find out how well they wash and whether they're a genuine bargain.
Aaron West
Hoover washing machines

Hoover washing machines appear to be a bargain if you're just going on price, but our tests have found a few things to be aware of.

You can find out in our table below what Hoover does well and not so well. We'll tell you how highly Hoover machines score in our tests, how reliable they are and whether their owners would recommend them to others. 

All the information you'll find here has been independently researched – we buy the Hoover washing machines we test ourselves and we run our own surveys to find out what owners really think of their machines.

If you'd rather read reviews of individual models, head to our Hoover washing machine reviews.

Not sure what type of washing machine you need? See our guide to the best washing machines.

Hoover washing machines overview

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  • Number of Best Buys
  • Number of Eco Buys
  • Average test score
  • Proportion faulty in the first seven years
  • Proportion repaired or replaced due to fault
  • Customer score
  • Pros and cons
  • Which? verdict: should I buy one?

The average test score is based on results for all models we've tested that are still currently available. The customer score and proportion faulty are based on a Which? member survey conducted in September 2021 of 380 Hoover owners. The customer score is based on customer satisfaction and whether members would recommend the brand to a friend. Testing information last updated in December 2021.

How much do Hoover washing machines cost?

Most Hoover models are in the £300 to £500 price bracket. The average price of those tested and currently available is £389. 

Top-of-the-range Hoover washers with the most tech will cost you more – the priciest and most advanced Hoover washing machines we've tested are around £500.

Choosing the best Hoover washing machine

Like most washing machine manufacturers, Hoover focuses on producing freestanding models. It is possible to find some built-in models, although these cost more.

There's a wide range of drum capacities to choose from. Hoover makes the biggest washing machines we've ever tested, with a massive 14kg maximum capacity. That's almost two average-sized loads washed in one go, and that kind of capability could be very handy for a busy family.

Most Hoover washing machines have smart technology which allows you to control the machine from your smartphone. This is unusual for such a cheap brand. In fact, Hoover makes the most affordable smart washing machines we've seen.

Hoover models come in white, black and silver.

Hoover washing machines jargon

To help you make sense of it all, we've put together this washing machine jargon buster and we've included the unique Hoover jargon too.

If you’re still searching for the right washing machine to install in your home, check out the washing machine reviews on our site to find the best model for you.