Indesit washing machines were made by the Italian appliance manufacturer until relatively recently, when the brand was bought by the 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.
We've been reviewing 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.
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 158 Indesit 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 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 washing machine. But top-of-the-range models with large drums can cost a little more.
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 that owners report include:
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 is possible to find some in black.