8 of the best washing machines under £400

Maisie Bovingdon
·Shopping writer
·4 min read
In you go! Washing machines are a household essential, and we have found the top-rated appliances under £400.  (Getty Images)
Washing machines are a household essential, and we have found the top-rated appliances under £400. (Getty Images)

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Washing machines are a household essential to make light work of your chores.

Admittedly some of our more delicate items will still require a hand wash, but not the entire load.

There are a whole host of washing machines to buy, but, admittedly, it can be very overwhelming knowing exactly what model to buy.

Respected brands such as Hotpoint, Bosch and Samsung, and many more are popular with customers looking to buy trusted appliances for their home.

Some may be looking for lightweight designs, and with basic washing functions.

While others may be looking for an appliance with additional functions, such as varied temperatures, time lengths or wash settings.

However, others may be looking for one with energy saving properties.

Plus, washing machines come in different sizes and colours, so there is bound to be a design to suit your needs and decor.

We have made your decision that little bit easier by finding the top-rated washing machines for under £400 to suit everyone’s needs and budgets.

Shop 8 top-rated washing machines

AEG L6FBI842N Freestanding Washing Machine | £349 (Was £499.99) from John Lewis & Partners

AEG L6FBI842N Freestanding Washing Machine
AEG L6FBI842N Freestanding Washing Machine

The AEG washing machine is one of John Lewis & Partners’ bestselling electrical items, and it is no surprise customers have hailed it a “great washing machine”. It boasts A+++ energy rating, can hold a load of up to 40 shirts, or the equivalent of 8kg of clothes, at a spin of 1400rpm.

Bosch WAJ28008GB Freestanding Washing Machine | £349 from John Lewis & Partners

Bosch WAJ28008GB Freestanding Washing Machine
Bosch WAJ28008GB Freestanding Washing Machine

The Bosch washing machine ticks all the boxes, as it boasts AntiVibration function and EcoSilence Drive technology, as well as SpeedPerfect option, which means you can cut your cycle by up to 40%. It also holds up to 7kg, which is the equivalent to 35 shirts, 1400rpm, and an energy rating of A+++, so it is no wonder it has received glowing reviews from customers.

Indesit IWC71252 7KG 1200 Spin Washing Machine | £179.99 (Was £234.99) from Argos

Indesit IWC71252 7KG 1200 Spin Washing Machine
Indesit IWC71252 7KG 1200 Spin Washing Machine

The Indesit Washing Machine is ideal for those on a budget - without compromising on quality. This design has a selection of wash programmes to suit different materials, and you can customise your wash to a specific speed and temperature too. Plus, this appliance has Water Balance Technology, which means it adapts the amount of water used to suit your load.

Samsung WW70J5555MW 1400 Spin 7KG Washing Machine | £369 from Argos

Samsung WW70J5555MW 1400 Spin 7KG Washing Machine
Samsung WW70J5555MW 1400 Spin 7KG Washing Machine

Samsung’s Washing Machine features 14 programmes, can hold between 7 to 8kg of clothes, and boasts a Fabric Care Drum to prevent any garments from snagging during the wash. It also has ‘ecobubble’ technology, which mixes air, water and laundry detergent for a bubbly wash at a cooler temperature to save energy.

Candy GVS148D3 8KG 1400 Spin Washing Machine | £229.99 from Argos

Candy GVS148D3 8KG 1400 Spin Washing Machine
Candy GVS148D3 8KG 1400 Spin Washing Machine

Candy’s Washing Machine features 1400rpm spin, as well as various wash settings; from a 14-minute quick spin to a 59-minute cycle at 60 degrees. A sensor is fitted inside the drum to weight your load and adjust the settings to suit your wash, so it is no surprise it has been recognised as “the best” washing machine.

LOGIK L612WM16 Washing Machine | £179.99 from Currys

LOGIK L612WM16 Washing Machine
LOGIK L612WM16 Washing Machine

LOGIK’s washing machine has received over 5,000 glowing reviews from customers, with an average of 8.7 out of 10 rating. This model has a spin speed of 1200rpm, has the capacity to hold up to 6kg, and boasts a selection of different speed settings.

HOTPOINT WMFUG742P SMART Washing Machine | £299.99 from Currys

HOTPOINT WMFUG742P SMART Washing Machine
HOTPOINT WMFUG742P SMART Washing Machine

Hotpoint is one of the leading electrical brands, so it is no surprise this SMART Washing Machine has received high praise from shoppers. It has A++ energy rating, a 1400rpm spin speed, and can hold up to 7kg of clothes.

SAMSUNG WW80J5555FW ecobubble | £389 from Currys

SAMSUNG ecobubble
SAMSUNG ecobubble

Samsung’s WW80J5555FW ecobubble washing machine is a huge hit with customers. It has a spin speed of 1400rpm, a selection of speed settings, ecobubble technology for an energy-saving yet thorough wash, and energy rating A+++. This Samsung design is slightly larger in size than Samsung’s WW70J5555MW washing machine, and can hold slightly more inside. Plus, it has a diamond-shaped drum inside to prevent snagging your clothes.