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Which washing machine brand?

Indesit washing machines rated

By Matt Stevens

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Italian brand Indesit is very popular in the UK – but how good are its washing machines? Based on years of independent reviews, here's the Which? expert view.

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Indesit washing machines were made by the Italian appliance manufacturer until relatively recently, when the brand was bought by American corporation Whirlpool, which also makes Hotpoint and Maytag appliances. 

Below you can find out all you need to know if you're thinking of buying an Indesit washing machine. This includes how Indesit models score in our reviews, and how reliable they are. But if you'd rather read reviews of individual models, head to our Indesit washing machine reviews.

We've been reviewing washing machines for years, and our unique and rigorous tests find out which models work best at different temperatures, at both washing and drying, so you can find the washing machine that's the best for you. Over the years, we've unearthed plenty of dodgy machines and found out a few key things buyers need to know before they buy an Indesit. You can read this in the table below, along with how customers rate the brand.

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Indesit washing machines overview table
Indesit washing machines overview table
Number tested in the last three years 10
Number of Best Buys
Average test score
Brand reliability score
Typical spend
Should I buy one?
Table notes The average test score is based on results of models tested between October 2015 and December 2018  that are still currently available. The customer score and brand reliability rating are based on a Which? member survey conducted in October 2018 of 114 Indesit owners. The customer score is based on whether members would recommend the brand to a friend, and reliability is based on members' experience of that brand. Table last updated December 2018.


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How much do Indesit washing machines cost?

Most Indesit washing machines cost less than £300, making the brand one of the most affordable on the market. 

Owners told us that they paid, on average, £278 for their last Indesit washer. But top-of-the-range machines with large drums can cost a little more.

Top five best Indesit washing machines


You'll need to be patient for your washing with this machine, but the results are worth waiting for: everything comes out clean, well rinsed and spun dry.


This machine lives up to its high-speed spin, leaving your clothes drier than other machines. The large maximum load is also useful, but this machine doesn't really excel at washing. Underwhelming energy efficiency brings its score down to about average.


This isn't a bad washing machine by any stretch of the imagination - it washes clothes well and does a good job of spinning them.


This is a fairly basic but affordable washing machine. It didn’t do badly in our tests when washing clothes, but we have seen a lot of better washers.


This integrated washing machine is OK, especially for the price. But it’s let down by high running costs and a slow cottons wash.

Indesit washing machine faults

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

  • The drum is loose
  • Blinking lights
  • Door lock light flashing
  • Machine not filling with water
  • Machine door won't open
  • Machine not draining
  • Machine not spinning

Common washing machine problems and how to fix them.

Choosing the best Indesit washing machine

As with most brands, Indesit mainly produces freestanding washing machines. However, it also offers several built-in models for those looking for a washing machine to sit behind a cupboard door.

Cheaper Indesit washing machines tend to come with A+ energy labels, 6kg drums and 1,200rpm spin speeds. Move up through the prices, and you'll find Indesits with larger 9kg drums, 1,600rpm spin speeds and A+++ ratings for energy.

Indesit washing machines are typically available in white or silver, although it's possible to find some in black.