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1 October 2020

Hotpoint washing machines rated

Is it worth buying a Hotpoint washing machine? Find out in our reviews and reliability round-up.
Hotpoint washing machines
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Hotpoint is one of the biggest-selling and best-known washing machine brands in the UK. In the past, it has been independent, but came to be owned by the Italy-based Indesit company. More recently, it was acquired by American appliance firm Whirlpool, which also makes Maytag machines. Indesit washing machines are a sister brand to Hotpoint.

If you're considering a Hotpoint washing machine, first find out how they score in our reviews and how reliable they are. It's all in our at-a-glance guide, below. If you'd rather read reviews of individual models, check out our Hotpoint washing machine reviews.

In the table below, we've outlined how many Hotpoint models we've tested, how well they did in our tests, how reliable they are and what their owners think of them. We've also highlighted the brand's pros and cons, based on our years of expert testing, to help you decide whether a Hotpoint washing machine is the right choice for you. And you can also read our expert verdict on whether we think it's worth buying a Hotpoint washing machine.

Only logged-in Which? members can view our exclusive ratings and verdicts in the table below. If you’re not yet a member, join Which? to get instant access.

Hotpoint washing machines overview table
Hotpoint washing machines overview table
Number tested in the past three years 32
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Table notes The average test score is based on results of models tested between October 2016 and November 2019 that are still currently available. The customer score and brand reliability rating are based on a Which? member survey conducted in October 2019 of 227 Hotpoint owners. The customer score is based on customer satisfaction and whether members would recommend the brand to a friend, and reliability is based on members' experience of that brand. Table last updated December 2019.

How much do Hotpoint washing machines cost?

Most Hotpoint washing machines will cost you between £200 and £500, making the brand among the most affordable on the market. 

Our surveys have told us that most people would spend around £300 on a Hotpoint washing machine – so you'll be able to find plenty of Hotpoint models within this price range. 

Even on cheaper Hotpoint washing machines costing around £200, you'll find high spin speeds and features such as remaining-time displays. That's not something we can say about many other affordable brands.

Best Hotpoint washing machines

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80%
Best Buy
£369.00
Reviewed

Its programs may be slow but the results are well worth waiting for, and we were blown away with how well this washer cleaned our dirty cottons and synthetics.

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76%
Best Buy
£369.00
Reviewed

This washing machine has plenty going for it. It washes brilliantly, isn't bad at rinsing and has a powerful spin that removes plenty of water. 

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75%
Best Buy
£569.00
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The fact that you can control the Hotpoint NLLDC947WDADWUK washing machine from your smartphone could help you fit your laundry in around a busy lifestyle, but can you be sure that your clothes will come out perfectly clean? We've tested this washing machine to find out how well it removes a range of tough and everyday stains, so read our full review to find out whether it should be on your wish list.

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£329.00
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We were extremely impressed with this washer's ability to banish stains, and it doesn't matter what's in your laundry bin as natural and man-made fabrics both come out pristine. The powerful spin also means they won't be too damp when you unload them.

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£359.00
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It doesn't matter what type of fabric you're washing when you're using this Hotpoint washing machine, because it cleans cottons and synthetics brilliantly. And the spin makes sure everything is nice and dry when it comes out.

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Hotpoint washing machine faults

We've analysed the most common faults typed into Google for Hotpoint washing machines. If their Hotpoint washing machine is not working properly, the problems that owners report include:

  • Door won't open
  • Belt replacement needed
  • Washing machine leaking
  • Machine won't spin
  • Door lock light flashing
  • Machine won't drain
  • All lights flashing

Find out more about common washing machine problems and how to fix them.

Choosing the best Hotpoint washing machine

We've tested Hotpoint washing machines that have capacities ranging from a small 5kg to a large 11kg. Large-capacity machines tend to have super-fast spin speeds, and 1,600rpm isn't uncommon at the top end of the Hotpoint range. On its top-end models, it's worth looking for functions such as Eco Tech, which keeps energy use low, and Super Silent mode, which works to cut down motor noise.

If the colour of the washing machine is a key consideration, it's worth knowing that you can find Hotpoint models in white, black and silver.

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