Replacing an old washing machine might not sound like the most exciting of tasks, initially. But when you discover the snazzy features on today’s models, you might change your mind. Plus, in this year’s January sales, you can save big on the latest laundry technology.
Smart tech means that washing machines now boast a huge list of clever functions. If it’s an easy life you’re after, the latest washing machines will give you that in spades. They’re packed with plenty of clever extras that slash the time and effort required for a load of washing, so thanks to their voice- or app-controlled functionality, steam cleaning and bigger capacities, you’ll have your feet up in no time.
App-controlled washing machines are impressive, but if you want the best performance with the minimum fuss, look for models with built-in sensors (often known as fuzzy logic) that assesses the type of fabric, soiling levels, water hardness and weight of load, then alters the wash conditions for the best possible cleaning.
So draw up your wish-list and we’ll search the best washing machines on sale right now from some of the UK’s biggest retailers. Here’s a rundown of our favourites deals to snap up now.
Best washing machine sales 2021 – quick links
- Hoover H-WASH 300 H3W4102DBBE Washing Machine: was £319, now £299, ao.com
- Miele WEG365 Freestanding Washing Machine: SAVE £200, now £999, John Lewis
- LG TurboWash 360 V9 F4V909BTSE Washing Machine: was £769.99, now £649, Currys
- Samsung WW80T554DAN/S1 8kg AddWash™ Washing Machine: SAVE £90, now £429.99, Very
- Hoover DHL 1482D3 NFC Washing Machine: SAVE £80, now £219.98, Currys
- AEG ProSense Technology L6FBJ741N 7Kg Washing Machine: was £449, now £399, ao.com
- Siemens iQ500 WM14T488GB Washing Machine: was £549, now £429, John Lewis
- Samsung WW90TA046AX 9Kg Washing Machine: was £499, now £449, ao.com
- Beko Freestanding WTL94151 A 9kg 1400rpm Washing Machine: SAVE £20, now £279.99, Very
- Miele WSA023 Freestanding Washing Machine: was £579, now £529, Amazon
- Hotpoint NLCD1164DAWUKN 11Kg Washing Machine: was £529, now £499, ao.com
Best washing machine sales 2021
Best ao.com washing machine sales
Samsung ecobubble™ WW90TA046AX 9Kg Washing Machine: was £499, now £449, ao.com
Samsung’s Bubble Soak function soaks the clothes in foamy water first to help loosen tough stains for an extra thorough clean. The 74 dB noise level is super quiet, making this a great option for open-plan living, so you don’t have to have the TV volume up full when the spin cycle’s going!
AEG ProSense Technology L6FBJ741N 7Kg Washing Machine: was £449, now £399, ao.com
One for medium-sized households, thanks to its 7kg drum. Its ProSense technology automatically weighs your clothes to know just how much detergent they need. Plus, the gentle Wool Programme uses a lower temperature, so your cardigans and scarves never lose their shape as they tumble away.
Hoover H-WASH 300 H3W4102DBBE 10Kg Washing Machine: was £319, now £299, ao.com
A great choice for medium-sized households, this Hoover model has a 10kg drum. It has Quick Wash settings as well, which let you choose between 14, 30 and 60 minutes depending on how much laundry you want to clean. All your items will come out fresh and free from bacteria and allergens too, as it has the special Hygiene+ cycle.
Hotpoint NLCD1164DAWUKN 11Kg Washing Machine: was £529, now £499, ao.com
With a huge 11kg drum, large weekend washes will now be a quicker, easier chore. Its Economy Wash is great too, as it uses less water and energy to help you save money – whilst also being kind to the environment. And its Steam Hygiene technology removes 99.9% of bacteria and allergens.
Best Currys washing machine sales
LG TurboWash 360 V9 F4V909BTSE Washing Machine: was £769.99, now £649, Currys
The LG’s TurboWash 360 technology uses a unique multidirectional jet to spray water directly onto your clothes, allowing you to get your clothes clean in less than 39 minutes.
And if you’ve forgotten to add clothes to your weekly wash, you can pause this machine’s cycle and add extra clothes in.
Hoover DHL 1482D3 NFC 8 kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine: was £299.99, now £219.98, Currys
This versatile DHL offers a great number of options to cover all your laundry needs – including delicates and wool. When you’re washing a smaller load, the machine can provide an ‘A’ rated wash in just 59 minutes. And with an Android smartphone you can control, monitor and manage the machine through the Hoover Wizard app.
Best Amazon washing machine sales
Miele WSA023 Freestanding Washing Machine: was £579, now £529, Amazon
Ever started a wash, realised you needed to put more in, but couldn’t? Miele’s AddLoad function on this machine allows you to add washing to the programme during the cycle. And with 12 wash programmes, it is custom-made for all your essential laundry needs.
John Lewis washing machine sales
Miele WEG365 Freestanding Washing Machine: was £1199, now £999, John Lewis
Taking a large 9kg load, the WED365 is ideal for large, busy households. This advanced washing machine is reliable, modern and offers an extensive range of features including a maximum spin speed of 1400rpm for quicker drying times. The maximum noise of this machine when washing is 48dB when spinning it is 72dB, so it’s very quiet.
Siemens iQ500 WM14T488GB Freestanding Washing Machine: was £549, now £429, John Lewis
Taking a medium 8kg load, the WM14T488GB is ideal for small or medium-sized households. This advanced washing machine is reliable, modern and offers an extensive range of features including a maximum spin speed of 1400rpm for quicker drying times.
Best Very washing machine sales
Samsung WW80T554DAN/S1 8kg AddWash™ Washing Machine: was £519.99, now £429.99, Very
Samsung’s AddWash™ technology means you can open the special door to quickly drop in anything extra during the wash – whether that’s a stray sock you missed, extra softener, or a hand-washed garment for final rinsing. 22 wash programmes means there’s a wash to suit every item.
Beko Freestanding WTL94151 A 9kg 1400rpm Washing Machine: Was £299.99, now £279.99, Very
This 9kg capacity machine can wash a full load in just 28 minutes, making it perfect for big, busy families. Plus the Super Short programme can wash a 2kg load of laundry in just 14 minutes, great if you’re in a hurry.
Which type of washing machine should I buy?
Well, it really depends on the size of the space you need to fill and what needs of yours have to be met.
One current trend is for washing machines to have large load capacities, high spin speeds and top energy ratings to make the washing process more energy efficient. AAA or A+AA (for energy efficiency, washing and spin-drying performance) rated washing machines may cost more but are more economical to run and leave your washing drier.
In terms of size, 6kg machines are in fashion and some even have drums that will hold from 7kg-10kg loads. Their clever designs mean many models with larger drums can still fit into a standard space. Don’t forget, with any size of the washing machine, it’s more economical to wash a full load than do lots of small washes. Ideal Home’s Associate Editor Ginevra Benedetti advises: ‘Not sure what size machine to get? As a rule, up to 7kg is good for one to two people, 8-9kg for a family and anything over 10kg is best for a large (or sporty!) family.’
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