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Washing machines are a household essential to make light work of your laundry.
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 available, so trying to work out exactly which model to buy can be overwhelming.
Respected brands such as Hotpoint, Bosch, Samsung and many more, are popular with customers looking to buy trusted appliances for their home.
Some may be looking for lightweight designs with basic washing functions.
While others may be looking for an appliance with additional functions, such as varied temperatures, time lengths or wash settings.
Others, however, 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
John Lewis & Partners JLWM1407 Freestanding Washing Machine | £349 (Was £399) from John Lewis & Partners
John Lewis & Partners’ Freestanding Washing Machine has an A+++ energy rating, with 1400 rpm spin and can hold up to 7kg. This design also has a speedy setting so you can wash a smaller load in under 15 minutes.
Bosch WAJ28008GB Freestanding Washing Machine | £349 from John Lewis & Partners
If you’re looking for a quieter machine, this Bosch model boasts an AntiVibration function and EcoSilence Drive technology, as well as a 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, with a spin of 1400rpm, and an energy rating of A+++, so it is no wonder it has received glowing reviews from customers.
Samsung WW70J5555MW 1400 Spin 7KG Washing Machine | £369 from Argos
This 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
This 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.
LOGIK L814WM20 8 kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine | £199.99 (Was £209.99) from Currys
This washing machine has received over 4,000 glowing reviews from customers, with an average of 8.6 out of 10 rating. This model has a spin speed of 1200rpm, the capacity to hold up to 8kg,and boasts a selection of different speed settings, plus it has an energy rating of A+++.
HOTPOINT NSWR 742U GK UK 7 kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine | £289.99 from Currys
Hotpoint is one of the leading electrical brands and this 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 ecobubble WW70TA046TE/EU 7 kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine | £375 from Currys
Samsung’s ecobubble washing machine has a spin speed of 1400rpm, ecobubble technology for an energy-saving yet thorough wash and an energy rating A+++. It also features an anti-allergy setting, as its Hygiene Steam programme helps to get rid of any bacteria or allergens on clothes.
Hoover Dynamic Next 9kg Load, 1600 Spin Washing Machine with One Touch | £279.99 (Was £299.99) from Very
Hoover’s Dynamic Washing Machine ticks a lot of boxes, as it has an A+++ energy rating, a powerful 16000 rpm spin and can hold up to 9kg, which is approximately the equivalent of 45 shirts. It also features a rapid wash setting, a Hygiene+ setting for a deeper cleanse, and an intelligent sensor for an energy efficient wash.