Washing Machine Buying Guide

Keep your laundry looking and feeling like new, with our range of washing machines, backed by our 110 year history. When evaluating your options, you’ll want to determine your basic requirements and then evaluate the range and features that best suits your needs. Whether you're looking for a freestanding or built-in washing machine, our buying guide will give you all the support you need to feel confident you’ve chosen the best appliance in our range to match your needs.

Washing Machine Buying Guide


Each of Hotpoint’s washing machine ranges feature different key technologies.

GentlePower Range: Hotpoint's premium range of washing machines help you achieve impeccable cleaning results with the maximum savings in water and energy consumption. A visible recirculation system showers laundry with water and detergent, providing a thorough wash, while saving up to 59% water and 65% on energy. A 5 year warranty is included as standard on this range of machines.

ActiveCare Range: Best-in-class for stain removal, our innovative ActiveCare technology takes care of your clothes by removing more than 100 stains temperatures as low as 20°C*, so you can wear your favourite clothes time and time again. All thanks to clever management of detergent, water, drum rotation and temperature.

If you’re looking for a machine that still delivers an excellent clean without as many added features, we offer many options outside of the GentlePower and ActiveCare ranges.

Types of Washing Machines

Washing Machine Types & Styles

Whether you opt for a freestanding or built-in washing machine, it's important to consider the space you have. Choose from black, white, silver and graphite options, or consider a built-in appliance to blend seamlessly into your space. When it comes to drum size, this is calculated based on the weight of dry clothes that they can hold. Sizes typically vary between 6kg and 11kg, which is up to the equivalent of 55 t-shirts! The best size washing machine for you will depend on how much laundry you do each week, as well as the type and size of items you wash.

Features and Cycles Built for Your Lifestyle

Not only do our washing machines care for your clothing, they are also designed to save you time and money with a vast selection of exciting new washing cycles and features to tailor the appliance to your specific needs.

The features and cycles differ by product, but are mostly similar within the same range, with some features like Stop & Add (for those forgotten socks!) and Anti-Allergy cycles consistent across most products. Some features, such as Load Detect and Autodose are specific to each range, so make sure you compare each to discover which range suits your home best. You’ll find more about the cycles available on each product page.

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