LG FH4G1BCS2 review

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89%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Extra large capacity

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 verdict: As good as it gets

This large capacity washing machine is fantastic at washing and had no problem lifting and shifting the stains we use in our tough lab tests. It rinses and spins brilliantly, and it’s quieter than others, too. It scored very highly in the majority of our tests and has plenty of useful extras thrown in, so we’ve every reason to award this excellent washer our Best Buy logo.

Pros
  • Shifts stubborn stains with ease
  • Rinses brilliantly
  • Spins well
  • Very easy to use
  • Quieter than most.
Cons
  • Water use is high.

Samsung WW90T684DLH review

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82%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Large capacity

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verdict: Faultless cleaning

This Samsung has plenty of features to make laundry day less of a chore, including automatic detergent dispensing. Best of all, though, it leaves everything spotless, shifting stubborn stains with ease. The spin is brilliant at removing excess water, too, so clothes will dry quicker. With so many plus point it’s easy to see why this washer is Best Buy.

Pros
  • Cotton and synthetics come out spotless
  • Powerful spin removes plenty of water
  • Easy to use
  • AddWash door
  • Auto-dose system
  • Steam-hygiene option
  • Wi-fi control via app
Cons
  • Uses more water than others

Bosch WAX32LH9GB review

£939.00Typical price

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82%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Large capacity

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verdict: Premium performance

We were hugely impressed with this excellent washing machine, because it’s exceptionally good at removing stains and left our grubby laundry spotless. It has a raft of hi-tech features to help washday go smoothly, and yet it remains user-friendly and straightforward to use. As such it’s a no-brainer Best Buy.

Pros
  • Cleans tough stains brilliantly
  • Spin removes plenty of water
  • Easy to use
  • Active oxygen hygiene setting
  • Smartphone control
Cons
  • Running costs are on the high side

Miele WWG360 review

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81%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Large capacity
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verdict: Outstanding

This Miele isn’t very new, but there are so many good things about this washing machine that we still recommend it. It’s hard to know where to start, but what impressed us most was its cleaning ability. Not only did it make light work of the stained fabrics in our test lab, but it’s also quick, quiet and doesn’t use much water. It’s a very worthy Best Buy. And its careful use of energy and water also make it an Eco Buy.

Pros
  • Excellent cleaning
  • Fantastic spin
  • Quiet
  • Short program duration
  • Good water efficiency
  • Easy to use
  • Plenty of features
Cons
  • No major flaws

Samsung WW90T554DAW review

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81%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Large capacity

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 verdict: Useful features, fabulous cleaning

You may not need to use this Samsung’s stain-removing Bubble Soak setting as we found its standard programs cleaned brilliantly without it, and everything we placed in the drum came out spotless. The spin is fantastic at removing excess water, and we found this washer’s controls easy to use. It ticks all the boxes and is a high-scoring Best Buy.

Pros
  • Spotless results on cottons and synthetics
  • Effective spin cycle
  • Easy to use
  • AddWash door
  • Steam hygiene setting
  • Remote control via app
Cons
  • Uses more water than others

LG F4V910WTSE review

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81%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Large capacity

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 verdict: Superb cleaning

This washing machine isn’t exactly the speediest or most energy efficient we’ve seen, but it’s certainly one of the best when it comes to cleaning. Not only is it brilliant at banishing stains, but it rinses well, has a super-effective spin and is easy to use. No wonder we’ve made it a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Cleans brilliantly
  • Rinses well
  • Spin removes plenty of water
  • Easy to program
  • Pause feature
  • Steam setting
  • Smartphone app
  • Compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa
Cons
  • Lengthy programs
  • Uses more electricity than others
  • Small door opening

Bosch WIW28300GB review

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81%

Key features

  • Integrated
  • White
  • Medium capacity

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 verdict: A near-perfect washing machine

This may not be the newest Bosch, but we’re sure that you’ll love pretty much everything about this integrated washing machine. It washes clothes brilliantly and spins them as though its very existence depended on the results. If you’re looking for an built-in machine, this Best Buy Bosch simply has to be on your shortlist.

Pros
  • Great washing and spinning
  • Very easy to use.
Cons
  • Uses 25% more water than some machines.

AEG L6FBG841CA review

£619.00Typical price

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81%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Medium capacity
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verdict: Feature-packed and fantastic cleaning

This AEG is a rare example of style backed up with substance. All the fancy features aren’t just hot air, thanks to its fantastic cleaning powers. There really aren’t any big downsides to this washing machine. It may use a little more energy, but that’s a small price to pay for a brilliant Which? Best Buy.

Pros
  • Brilliant at cleaning
  • Really easy to use and feels well-made
  • Thorough spin dry
Cons
  • Not energy efficient

John Lewis JLWM1610 review

£699.00Typical price

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81%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Large capacity

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 verdict: The full package

It’s not too often we come across a washing machine as good as this one and we were very impressed with how well it performed in our tough cleaning tests. Not only does it wash and spin brilliantly but it’s also very easy to use, and thoroughly deserves its place in the upper echelons of our Best Buy washing machines.

Pros
  • Brilliant cleaning
  • Outstandingly good spin
  • Very easy to use
Cons
  • Uses a little more electricity than others

Miele WCG360 WCS review

£1,049.00Typical price

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81%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Large capacity

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 verdict: Outstanding

This Miele isn’t new, but the WCG360 WCS remains top trumps. It not only cleans brilliantly but is also quicker, and uses less water than others. It’s also quiet and easy to use, making it a fantastic Best Buy. It’s more energy efficient than most large-capacity models, so it’s a brilliant Eco Buy, too.

Pros
  • Excellent cleaning and fantastic spin
  • Quiet
  • Short program duration
  • Good energy and water efficiency
  • Easy to use
  • Plenty of features
  • Reliable brand
Cons
  • No major flaws

Hotpoint NSWR963CGKUK review

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80%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • Graphite
  • Large capacity

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 verdict: Very good cleaning

This Hotpoint isn’t very new, but we remain blown away with how well this washer cleaned our dirty cottons and synthetics. The rinse and spin are great too. Its programs may be slow but the results are well worth waiting for. A worthy Best Buy.

Pros
  • Shifts stains brilliantly
  • Rinses well
  • Excellent spin
Cons
  • Programs are lengthy
  • Uses more electricity and water than others

Hotpoint NSWM963CWUK review

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80%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Large capacity
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verdict: Very good cleaning

We pitted this Hotpoint against a range of stains in our test lab and its main wash programs removed pretty much all of them, so you’ll be impressed when you come to unload the drum. The spin is outstanding, and the rinse is better than most.

Pros
  • Cleans brilliantly
  • Rinses well
  • Excellent spin
Cons
  • Programs are lengthy
  • Uses more electricity and water than others

Bosch WAU28S80GB review

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80%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Medium capacity
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verdict: A brilliant choice

This Bosch is a brilliant Best Buy. Not only can it clean flawlessly, but it should make laundry day a breeze thanks to being so easy to use. The automatic i-DOS system takes the guesswork out of adding laundry detergent, too.

Pros
  • Cleans brilliantly
  • Easy to use
  • Automatic detergent dispensing
  • Good brand reliability
Cons
  • Not energy efficient

Bosch WAX32GH4GB review

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80%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Large capacity

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 verdict: Mean, green washing machine

This is among our top Eco Buy recommendations. Not only is it a brilliant cleaner and a breeze to use, it’s also energy and water efficient enough to save you money and help the planet. Bosch consistently does well in our annual surveys too, so it should last longer than some other washing machines.

Pros
  • Excellent cottons and synthetic wash
  • Energy and water efficient
  • Huge drum capacity
  • Remote control via app
  • Long-lasting brand
Cons
  • Expensive

 

Hotpoint NSWR963CWKUK review

£299.00Typical price

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80%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Large capacity
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 verdict: Very good cleaning

This Hotpoint washing machine certainly takes its time but it’s well worth the wait, as it washes brilliantly. Unlike some speedier machines that leave stains behind, this one will get your cottons and man-made fabrics spotless. The rinse is thorough, and the powerful spin means your clothes won’t take too long to dry when you hang them out on the line.

Pros
  • Cleans brilliantly
  • Rinses well
  • Excellent spin
Cons
  • Programs are lengthy
  • Uses more electricity and water than others

Bosch WAU28R90GB review

£550.00Typical price

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80%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Large capacity

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 verdict: Magnificent

This Bosch did brilliantly in our washing tests, and we were hugely impressed by its ability to remove stubborn stains. It cleaned equally well on both of the programs we tested and followed this up with a decent rinse and an exceptionally effective spin. It’s not the most energy efficient model on test, but we think that’s a small price to pay for such amazing results, which is why we’ve given it our Best Buy label.

Pros
  • Outstanding cleaning on the cotton cycle
  • Synthetics come out spotless
  • Excellent spin
  • Easy to use
  • Pause and Add function
Cons
  • The lengthy programs use more energy and water than some – but the results are worth it

Miele WWD320 review

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79%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Medium capacity
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 verdict: Faultless cleaning

This may not be the newest Miele, but you won’t be disappointed with the quality of its cleaning. It passed our rigorous washing tests with flying colours. It’s easy to use and the 1400rpm spin whisked away plenty of water to leave our clothes as dry as possible. It’s a very worthy Best Buy.

Pros
  • Excellent cleaning
  • Fantastic spin
  • Easy to use
  • Useful add-item feature
Cons
  • Uses more electricity than others

Miele WSD323 review

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79%

Key features

  • Freestanding
  • White
  • Medium capacity
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verdict: Faultless cleaning

Whether you’re washing synthetics on the minimum iron program or cleaning a full load of cottons, this excellent washing machine will free your laundry of stains. The 1400rpm spin is impressive too, and you won’t have any problems working out how to set the different programs. It clearly deserves a spot among the ranks of our Best Buy washers, and that’s exactly where you’ll find it.

Pros
  • Excellent cleaning
  • Fantastic spin
  • Easy to use
  • Useful add-item feature
Cons
  • Uses more electricity than others