We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here.

Home & garden.

Updated: 6 May 2022

Indesit washing machines rated

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

Indesit washing machines are made by American corporation Whirlpool, which also makes Hotpoint 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.

We've been reviewing washing machines for years, and our unique and rigorous tests find out which models work best at different temperatures, so you can find the one 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. 

All the information you'll find here has been independently researched – we buy the Indesit 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 Indesit washing machine reviews.


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


Indesit washing machines overview

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

  • Number of Best Buys
  • Number of Eco Buys
  • Average test score
  • Proportion faulty in 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 faulty are based on a Which? member survey conducted in September 2021 of 507 Indesit 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 Indesit washing machines cost?

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

On average, Indesit models cost £267, but range from as little as £200 for basic freestanding models up to £420 for more advanced built-in models.

Choosing the right Indesit washing machine for you

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 - these do cost more though.

Cheaper Indesit washing machines tend to come with poor energy labels, smaller drums and slow 1,200rpm spin speeds. Move up through the prices, and you'll find Indesit models with larger drums, fast 1,600rpm spin speeds and better ratings for energy.

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

Indesit washing machine faults

We've analysed the most common faults reported in our survey of Indesit washing machines. If your Indesit washing machine breaks it's most likely one of these problems:

  • Drum and bearing problems
  • Not washing properly
  • Door broken (hinge, handle, seal or lock)
  • Electrical fault
  • Counter balance damage

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

Indesit 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 Indesit 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.