Best Family Washing Machines (UK 2017)

If you have a gaggle of kids, or even just one, you will understand the need to wash on a regular basis. From muddy sports kits to accident-prone t-shirt incidents, your washing basket is likely to be full on a regular basis. A small capacity washing machine is not likely to cut the mustard, and for that reason, you’re going to need something with more scope to do the washing loads that you need.

Of course, the market is full of such products, but how do you know which one to go for? We’ve reviewed five of the best, to take the hard work out of your hands.

LG FH4U2VCN2

LG FH4U2VCN2

 

You know that LG is a big brand make, and that means you’re getting instant peace of mind from your purchase. This particular option is cost-effective and has that large 9kg capacity that you need when you have a family’s worth of washing to do.

The ultra-quick wash time (14 minutes) also means that you can have whatever you need clean without hanging around waiting for too long, and the five years’ guarantee from the manufacturer gives you extra confirmation of a good purchase.

Features and specifications

  • Large 9kg capacity
  • Fast spin speed at 1400rpm
  • Fast wash time of just 14 minutes, ideal for morning washes or when you’re in a rush
  • Energy effective, with a A+++ rating
  • Manufacturer’s five year guarantee as standard
  • Two colour options available
  • Direct Drive technology gives you a quiet experience whilst washing, with minimal vibration
  • Bluetooth enabled – You can download apps from your smartphone to further enhance your washing experience

Pros

  • The large capacity (9 kg) is ideal for larger families, or those who simply have a lot of washing on a regular basis. See more recommended 9 kg washing machines here.
  • Fast speed mode means you can wash quickly and hang out before work, or when you need something ultra-fast
  • Quiet operation means that your machine can be operated at any time of the day
  • Choose your drum speed from the program selection, so you have total control over your washing and your energy effectiveness

Cons

  • Fast wash mode is only energy effective if you have a full load to wash
  • A lot of programmes means that you need to spend time trying to maximise how to use them
  • Regular wash cycles can be quite long

Verdict

Overall, the LG FH4U2VCN2 Washing Machine is a cost-effective purchase for anyone who regularly needs to carry out large washing amounts, and for those who need their washing done quickly. The Bluetooth enabled feature means you can really get the most out of your washing machine, but overall, the low cost makes this an accessible and high quality product for all.

>>> Read reviews and see price on Currys <<<

 

Samsung ecobubble WF90F5E5U4W

Samsung ecobubble WF90F5E5U4W

Samsung is an instantly recognizable brand, and their products, whether a phone, laptop, or washing machine, are always made to a high standard – this product is no different. At a low price, the product is designed to be very energy effective, whilst delivering the service you would expect from a Samsung make. Available in just white, the machine also looks very sleek and pleasing to the eye.

Features and specifications

  • Large 9kg capacity
  • Fast spin speed of 1400rpm
  • Available programme for a quick wash of just 15 minutes, with 14 other programmes also available
  • Diamond Drum feature means the machine is streamlined in terms of size, and the small water holes inside the design mean there is much less chance of damaged clothes through snagging or catching on the mechanism of the machine
  • Large LCD display makes it easy to choose your specific programme
  • Digital Inverter Motor means better energy efficiency and less noise
  • Smart check error monitoring when you pair up the machine with your smartphone app

Pros

  • Large 9kg capacity means you can wash more and save energy
  • A large range of programmes means you can choose the right one for your specific garments, from a very clear LCD display which is easy to use
  • Less chance of your garments becoming damaged thanks to the smaller water hole design
  • 1400rpm speed designed to drain away excess water and therefore cut down on the amount of drying time – basically your clothes are ready much faster as a result

Cons

  • Regular cycles can be quite long
  • The tone the machine plays when the wash is done is loud and a little annoying
  • Can be difficult to get through to Customer Service when there is an issue

Verdict

Any Samsung product is likely to be high quality, but this particular washing machine has some fantastic reviews to back up that claim. The fast washing time and the large capacity are a real winner, but the large selection of different programmes really sets it apart from machines which are in a similar price bracket and similar specification. The machine is also designed to cut down on the amount of energy you use, whilst also being a good price overall.

>>> Read reviews and see price on Currys <<<

 

Bosch Serie 4 WAN28280GB 8 kg

Bosch Serie 4 WAN28280GB Washing Machine

Another huge brand name, but one that is often more reserved for power tools! Bosch branched out into vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, and washing machines a few years ago, and this particular product is certainly a high quality option, although comes with a slightly higher price tag than some of the other machines we have reviewed to date. Despite that, this machine is still good value for your cash.

Features and specifications

  • 8kg load capacity
  • Fast 1400rpm spin speed, cutting down on trying time
  • A fast wash programme of 15 minutes’ duration, as well as several other programmes
  • Energy effective, with A+++ rating
  • Easy to use controls
  • Quiet motor, with fewer parts inside the machine that move, cutting down on noise and vibration

Pros

  • Quieter operation means the machine can easily be used at any time of the day, and less vibration means no movement of the machine
  • Controls are easy to use, and you can keep an eye on the progress of your wash, including how much time is left
  • Highly energy effective, with an estimated 60% saving on your energy bills by using this machine

Cons

  • Higher in price compared to similar machines
  • You can purchase a 9kg machine for a lesser price tag – this one has 8kg capacity
  • Not that many extras included for the price

Verdict

Whilst this machine is certainly high quality, it does come with a higher price tag, and when you compare it to other machines in the same vein, it has less added extras to make up for the difference. Despite that, Bosch products are usually very reliable and durable, and reviews all state that this machine is long lasting and very quiet. This is something you should weigh up when deciding which machine to opt for.

>>> Read reviews and see price on Currys <<<

 

Indesit BWA81683XW 8 kg

 

Indesit BWA81683XW 8 kg

One of the biggest names in the washing machine world is without a doubt Indesit, and that should tell you a lot about the quality of this product. At a very low price, considering what you’re getting, this is a great option to go for, and with an 8kg load capacity, this is enough for larger families, considering the lower cost.

Features and specifications

  • 8kg load capacity
  • Easy to use controls
  • 16 programmes in total, and a 30 minutes’ fast wash option
  • Anti-odour cycle removes unwelcome odours from clothes
  • Highly energy efficient, with A+++ rating

Pros

  • Low cost option
  • Large number of programmes available, with the anti-odour programme very useful, especially during the summer months
  • Streamlined design means the machine doesn’t take up a huge amount of space in your home

Cons

  • The fast wash option is a little slower than some others, at 30 minutes, rather than 15 minutes
  • 8 kg is a little smaller than some other machines we have reviewed
  • Unable to be programmed, you have to stick to the pre-installed programme settings

Verdict

Indesit is certainly one of the best washing machine makes out there, and this particular product is ideal if you are on a budget and you’re looking for a machine that is going to give you plentiful programme options. Whilst the capacity is slightly less than some other machines we have reviewed, it is enough, and there are a wide range of different options to tailor-make your washing experience and to suit the clothes you’re washing too.

>>> See price and read reviews on Very.co.uk <<<

 

LOGIK L814WM16

Anyone on a budget will certainly gain major benefit from this particular washing machine, which has a more than adequate 8kg load capacity, and a fast wash time of just 15 minutes. What it lacks in terms of extras, it makes up for in cost effectiveness and energy effectiveness, making it the ideal choice for those who need a low cost product, fast.

Features and specifications

  • 8kg load capacity
  • Fast 1400rpm spin speed
  • A quick wash programme of just 15 minutes
  • Highly energy effective, with a rating of A+++
  • Several pre-installed settings available
  • LED screen is easy to use

Pros

  • Very low cost makes this the ideal product for those on a budget
  • 15 minute fast wash option ideal for those on the go, or who want their washing done quickly
  • Very energy efficient, cutting down on your electricity bills
  • Several programmes available, which can be monitored from the LCD screen
  • Delay timer option means you have total control over your wash

Cons

  • Quite a heavy machine, which can be difficult to move
  • Not the quietest machine to run
  • Some wash programmes can be quite lengthy

Verdict

For a budget machine, this particular option is ideal, and whilst it lacks a huge amount of programmes, the ones available are certainly enough, and the 8 kg capacity is still very good for the price you will pay.

Bigger budget machines might have more added extras, but if you can’t afford to splash out on a big brand make, this particular machine has some fantastic reviews, and is certainly worth the money.

>>> Read reviews and see price on Currys <<<

 

Related posts

inthewash

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *