Best Integrated Washing Machines (UK 2017)

Last updated: 13th May, 2017

An integrated washing machine is a great addition to a stylish kitchen or utility room. Read on for our reviews of the top models available in the UK in 2017, or skip down to read some advice about choosing an integrated washing machine.

Best Integrated Washing Machines in 2017

Below we’ve reviewed some of the best integrated washing machines currently available on the market. We hope this helps you find the right machine for you!

Best Integrated Washing Machine Under £300: INDESIT IWME127

INDESIT IWME127 Integrated Washing Machine

The INDESIT IWME127 is one of the best and most popular cheap integrated washing machines in the UK.

Features and specs

  • Easy Iron function that helps reduce the number of creases in clothing
  • Large choice of wash programmes including easy care, daily, rinse and wool.
  • 30-minute quick wash option

Capacity: 7 kg
Energy rating: A+
Spin speed: 1200 rpm
Warranty: 1-year manufacturer’s guarantee

Pros

  • Relatively energy efficient
  • Doesn’t shake
  • Easy to install
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Not as quiet as some of the more expensive alternatives (it’s generally pretty quiet though)
  • Water doesn’t drain away very well, so you need to clean the dispenser draw frequently

Verdict

The INDESIT IWME127 is a quiet and affordable integrated washing machine that offers good value for money. Since the INDESIT IWME127 is so inexpensive, it might be even be cheaper to replace it if anything goes wrong rather than spending a few hundred pounds to get it fixed.

Buy the INDESIT IWME127 on Currys.co.uk

Please note, prices fluctuate, so we can’t guarantee this model will still be available for less than £300 when you read this article.


Best Integrated Washing Machine Under £400: HOOVER HWB814DN1

HOOVER HWB814DN1 Integrated Washing Machine

£400 is a good amount to spend on an integrated washing machine if you want to buy something reliable and high quality without breaking the bank. The HOOVER HWB814DN1 is our top pick for an integrated washing machine under £400.

Features and specs

  • 12 washing programmes including a 14-minute quick wash
  • Automatically adjusts itself to the load weight, saving electricity when it’s not washing a full load
  • 3D dynamic wash system to move clothes around more effectively

Capacity: 8 kg
Energy rating: A+
Spin speed: 1400 rpm
Warranty: 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

Pros

  • Generous washing load capacity (8 kg)
  • Innovative features
  • Straightforward and easy to use
  • Shortest cycle is just 14 minutes and works well

Cons

  • Hard to install without experience
  • Spin cycle is loud

Verdict

This machine has a great range of washing cycles, and the 14-minute quick cycle is especially impressive. Overall this is a great washing machine for busy households, though the spin cycle can be very loud and cause the machine to vibrate.

Buy the HOOVER HWB814DN1 on Currys.co.uk

Please note, prices fluctuate, so we can’t guarantee this model will still be available for less than £400 when you read this article.


Best Integrated Washing Machine Under £500: HOTPOINT BHWMD742

HOTPOINT BHWMD742

If your budget is £400-£500, the HOTPOINT BHWMD742 could be a good choice. It has a better energy efficiency rating than the models reviewed above, so spending a bit extra on this machine might actually pay off in the long run.

Features and specs

  • Choice of 16 programmes including an anti-allergy wash, a Woolmark Platinum Care wash and a ‘super silent’ programme
  • 24-hour delay timer

Capacity: 7 kg
Energy rating: A++
Spin speed: 1400 rpm

Pros

  • Useful delay timer function
  • Runs quietly, even on spin cycles
  • Works well at low temperatures

Cons

  • Most cycle times are quite long
  • Capacity is small for the price

Verdict

The HOTPOINT BHWMD742 is one of the quietest washing machines you can get for less than £500. As well as being quiet, it has a good choice of washing programmes and a very handy delay timer function. If you want a top-quality integrated washing machine for under £500, the HOTPOINT BHWMD742 is a great choice.

Buy the HOTPOINT BHWMD742 on Currys.co.uk

Please note, prices fluctuate, so we can’t guarantee this model will still be available for less than £500 when you read this article.


Best Integrated Washing Machine for Families: BEKO Select Wi1483

BEKO Select Wi1483

Integrated washing machines usually have quite small capacities, so you might prefer one of these larger freestanding washing machines if you’re a family of four or so. However, there are some integrated washing machines with a decent wash load capacity, including the BEKO Select Wi1483 which has a capacity of 8 kg.

As well as having a generous load capacity, the BEKO Select Wi1483 also has a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty to give you peace of mind.

Features and specs

  • 16 washing programmes including programmes designed for baby and toddler clothing plus an Xpress Super Short cycle that only takes 14 minutes
  • Delay timer option

Capacity: 8 kg
Energy rating: A++
Spin speed: 1400 rpm
Warranty: 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Pros

  • Quick cycles are short and effective
  • Good value for money
  • Simple and easy to use

Cons

  • Relatively noisy
  • Doesn’t always drain all of the water away

Verdict

For busy families looking for an affordable integrated washing machine, the BEKO Select Wi1483 is ideal. Its quick cycles are especially good, and are a real time saver. This washing machine’s biggest flaw is that it can be quite noisy. Consider the HOTPOINT BHWMD742 reviewed above if you want something especially quiet.

Buy the BEKO Select Wi1483 on Currys.co.uk

How to Choose an Integrated Washing Machine

What is an integrated washing machine?

Integrated washing machines are designed to be positioned in a kitchen or laundry room unit and covered by a door panel.  This means that the washing machine is integrated into the room, helping the room look tidier.

Integrated vs. freestanding washing machines

Most washing machines sold in the UK are freestanding rather than integrated. There are pros and cons to each type of washing machine.

Integrated washing machines have less capacity on average, so if you need a particularly large amount of capacity you will probably be better off with a freestanding machine.

On the plus side, integrated washing machines can be hidden away, making your kitchen or laundry room look tidier and smarter.

One downside with integrated washing machines is that they are more expensive than their freestanding counterparts. This is because they are manufactured in smaller quantities rather than because they are higher quality, so if you want to get the most amount of performance for your money, a freestanding machine might be better.

The sides and top of freestanding washing machines usually have smooth white finishes, whereas on integrated machines they are typically unfinished. The front of integrated models will also be more basic. This doesn’t matter though because you won’t actually see the top and sides when the washing machine is installed, and you will only see the front when you’re actually using the washing machine.

Can you replace an integrated washing machine with a freestanding one?

Many people ask the question, “Why can’t I just replace my old integrated washing machine with a freestanding one?” While this might seem like a simple thing to do, there are a few issues if you try to do this:

  • Freestanding machines are usually taller, and might not fit in your cabinet
  • Integrated washing machines have space for a plinth (the bit that runs along the bottom). Freestanding machines don’t have space here, so they might not fit your cabinet properly.

What to look for in an integrated washing machine

  • Good energy efficiency rating: The best energy efficiency rating is A+++, but A+ and A++ are also good.
  • Good value for money: Integrated washing machines range in price from under £300 to over £800. Look for one that combines an affordable price with good features, high build quality and reliable performance.
  • Dimensions: For obvious reasons, one of the most important things when buying an integrated washing machine is making sure it will fit in your cabinet.
  • Good capacity: A washing machine’s capacity determines how much washing you can do at once. If you have a family of four you’ll want a capacity of about 8-9 kg.

 

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