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30 June 2021

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.
Matt Stevens
Indesit washing machines

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 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.

Indesit washing machines overview

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  • Number of Best Buys
  • Average test score
  • Brand reliability score
  • 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 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.

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 washing machine. But top-of-the-range models with large drums can cost a little more.

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 that 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

Find out more about 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 is possible to find some in black.

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 250+ washing machine reviews on our site to find the best model for you.