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Zanussi washing machines rated

By Matt Stevens

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Zanussi washing machines sit around the affordable sub-£400 price bracket. But are they value for money? Find out what our reviews say.

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Zanussi washing machines are the siblings of AEG machines, and both brands are owned by Electrolux. You'll find that they're very similar in terms of wash performance and reliability.

Below, we've gathered together all of our Which? review test results for Zanussi washing machines, as well as a rating for how reliable Zanussi models are. If you'd prefer to read reviews of the individual models we've tested, head to our Zanussi washing machine reviews.

We've been testing and reviewing washing machines for years and have discovered big differences between good and bad models. To help you make a decision about whether a Zanussi washing machine is right for you, we've listed the pros and cons of owning a Zanussi, while customers share their thoughts on whether they'd recommend the brand and buy another Zanussi.

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Zanussi washing machines overview table
Zanussi washing machines overview table
Number tested in the past three years 12
Number of Best Buys
Average test score
Brand reliability score
Customer score
Typical spend
Should I buy one?
Table notes The average test score is based on results for models tested between October 2016 and December 2019 that are still currently available. The customer score and brand reliability rating are based on a Which? member survey conducted in October 2019 of 215 Zanussi owners. The customer score is based on customer satisfaction and whether members would recommend the brand to a friend, and reliability is based on members' experience of that brand. Table last updated in December 2019.


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How much do Zanussi washing machines cost?

Zanussi produces a large range of affordable washing machines, typically costing between £200 and £400. In a recent survey, we found that Which? members spent, on average, £331 on their last washing machine – meaning Zanussi produces plenty of washing machines within the most popular price bracket.

Top five best Zanussi washing machines


This large-capacity washer might have notched up its top score for cleaning a few years ago, but it still outshines newer washing machines on performance and price. It's easy to use, and the spin is brilliant at removing water from clothes.


This washing machine does a good job at the washing basics - cleaning, rinsing and spinning. If you're looking for a reasonably priced machine that will produce load after load of clean laundry, then you may have found the right one for you.


This washing machine has certainly got the wow factor when it comes to washing; it did extremely well in our tests and left all our laundry pristine. The spin works brilliantly to remove plenty of water, and it's not too noisy, either. We were so impressed with its performance that we've made it a Best Buy.


With good cleaning results and hassle-free operation, this is an excellent washing machine for the price, making it a great choice if you’re on a budget. However, it's slightly let down by a noisy spin and relatively slow washing.


This washing machine cleans clothes well and is brilliant at spin-drying, but it's not quite good enough to compete with our Best Buys.

Zanussi washing machine faults

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

  • Machine not spinning
  • Machine won't start

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

Choosing the best Zanussi washing machine

As with most washing machine brands, Zanussi mainly produces freestanding washing machines. However, it also offers a few built-in models for those specifically looking for a washing machine that can be installed behind a cupboard door.

You won't find Zanussi washing machines weighed down with tech – they're more stripped-down and standard than groundbreaking. But they provide everything you need to wash an everyday load of dirty clothes.

Many Zanussi washing machines come with a larger-than-average door opening of 34cm, rather than 30cm. This means that loading large items, such a duvet, is often a bit easier. Spin speeds peak at 1,400rpm, and the biggest machines have 10kg drums, which are about half as big again as a standard drum. And A+++ energy labels aren't uncommon on top-of-the-range machines.

Most Zanussi washing machines are white, but it's possible to find silver models and some with a white body and stylish chrome door rims.