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1 July 2021

Zanussi washing machines rated

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

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 its models are. 

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 one, while customers share their thoughts on whether they'd recommend the brand and buy another Zanussi.

All the information you'll find here has been independently researched – we buy the Zanussi washing machines we test ourselves and we run our own surveys to find out what owners really think of their machines.

If you'd prefer to read reviews of the individual models we've tested, head to our Zanussi washing machine reviews.

Zanussi 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 411 Zanussi 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 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 models within the most popular price bracket.

Zanussi washing machine faults

We've analysed the most common faults typed into Google for Zanussi washing machines. If their Zanussi isn't 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.

Zanussi 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 Zanussi 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.