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 this guide.
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 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.
All of the information you'll find here has been independently researched – we buy the Hotpoint washing machines we test ourselves and we run our own surveys to find out what owners really think of their machines.
The average test score is based on results for all models we've tested that are still currently available. The customer score and estimated average lifespan are based on a Which? member survey conducted in September 2020 of 447 Hotpoint owners. The customer score is based on customer satisfaction and whether members would recommend the brand to a friend. Table last updated in December 2020.
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.
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:
We've tested Hotpoint washing machines that have capacities ranging from 5kg to 11kg. Large-capacity machines tend to have super-fast spin speeds and 1,600rpm isn't uncommon at the premium 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.