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Updated: 6 May 2022

Hotpoint washing machines rated

Is it worth buying a Hotpoint washing machine? Find out in our reviews and reliability round-up.
Aaron West
Hotpoint washing machines

Hotpoint is one of the biggest-selling and best-known washing machine brands in the UK. It is owned by American appliance firm Whirlpool, which also makes Indesit machines.

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.

If you'd rather read reviews of individual models, check out our Hotpoint washing machine reviews.

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

Hotpoint washing machines rated

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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 a 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 fault are based on a Which? member survey conducted in September 2021 of 1,117 Hotpoint 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 Hotpoint washing machines cost?

Most Hotpoint washing machines will cost you between £200 and £500, with an average price of £354. 

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.

Choosing the best Hotpoint washing machine

There are Hotpoint washing machines with capacities ranging from 6kg to 10kg. 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.

Hotpoint washing machine faults

We've analysed the most common faults in our survey. If your Hotpoint washing machine develops a fault, it's most likely going to be one of these:

  • Drum or drum bearing problems
  • Electrical fault
  • Not emptying water
  • Leaking

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

Hotpoint 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 Hotpoint 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.