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Best Washing Machine Under £500 

By  Carol

Thanks for taking your time to read our information on the best washing machines for under £500, that are currently available on the UK marketplace.

We calculated the average price for a washing machine in the UK. At the end of our research we found that to be £279. (Based on the average price of 100 machines)

So for your £500 budget, you will be able to buy a machine in the higher range.

£500 Washing Machine Comparison Table

We have included a comparison table for the top rated washing machines. In that you can find important information on size, drum capacity, and the spin rate. The energy class on these is A+++.

Machine

Size

(cms)

Drum

Capacity

SPIN

RPM

Bosch WAT28371GB

59 x 59.8 x 84.8 

9 kg

1400

Whirlpool FSCR 10432

64 x 59.5 x 85

10 kg

1400

Bosch WAT2840SGB

59 x 59.8 x 84.8

9 kg

1400

Zanussi Z712W43BI

54 x 59.6 x 81.9

7 kg

1200

Bosch WAN28281GB

55 x 59.8 x 84.8

8 kg

1400

No 1 Choice - Bosch WAT28371GB Serie 6 Freestanding Washing Machine

Information

Detail

Brand

Item Weight

70.9 kg

Measures

59 x 59.8 x 84.8 cm

Capacity

9 kg

Energy Efficiency

A+++

  • The overall buyer satisfaction rating for this machine is 96% buyer satisfaction, with 83% giving this model a full 5 star review
  • The number of poor reviews was Zero and all the reviews are either 4 or 5 star
  • This is a free standing washing machine
  • It can handle a 9 kg load and has a 1400 rpm spin
  • This comes with an amazing 10 year warranty

The price can vary but you should be able to get it on offer in this price range.

This machine is ideal for the needs of allergy sufferers and sensitive skin as it has an allergy plus rating.

It also helps reduce water consumption and costs thanks to the sensor-controlled, automatic load adjustment system.

A great machine from a great manufacturer, we expect nothing less!

Pros

  • The majority of buyers said this is a very quiet machine especially during the spin cycle
  • Most buyers agreed that the washing came out pretty dry
  • Buyers seemed to love how easy this was to use
  • Many buyers said this is the best washing machine they have ever used
  • Buyers liked that it weighed the wash, told you how long it would take and then allows you to select the temperature

Cons

  • There are zero drawbacks with this machine. Its the best we have reviewed

No 2 Choice - Whirlpool Supreme Care Premium FSCR 10432 Washing Machine

Information

Detail

Brand

Item Weight

84 kg

Measures

64 x 59.5 x 85 cm

Capacity

10 kg

Energy Efficiency

A+++

  • The overall buyer satisfaction rating for this machine is 98% buyer satisfaction, with 95% giving this model a full 5 star review
  • This is a free standing washing machine
  • It uses sensors to detect how dirty the clothes are and adapts the appropriate cycle
  • It can handle a 10 kg load and has a 1400 rpm spin

This is a very new and hi-tech model so although the ratings are high we need see how it does over the next year or two. It does have a 10 year warranty however, which is worth noting.

Pros

  • The majority of buyers said this was a very quiet and very efficient machine
  • Most buyers agreed that this machine is pretty clever though a little complicated to get used to
  • Buyers seemed to love the larger opening at the front of the machine
  • Many buyers said the tumble cycle was very effective

Cons

  • A few buyers said that the filter can get blocked and needs to be cleaned

No 3 Choice - Bosch WAT2840SGB Serie 6 9kg Freestanding Washing Machine

Information

Detail

Brand

Bosch

Item Weight

71 kg

Measures

59 x 59.8 x 84.8 cm

Capacity

9 kg

Energy Efficiency

A+++

  • The overall buyer satisfaction rating for this machine is 88% buyer satisfaction, with 100% giving this model a 4 or 5 star review
  • The number of poor reviews was very low at only 1%
  • This is a free standing washing machine
  • It can handle a 9 kg load and has a 1400 rpm spin

This one comes with a 24 month warranty and can be extended to 5 years. It is a pretty new model so there aren't many reviews to go on. We will update this as and when anything changes.

Pros

  • The majority of buyers said machine spins really quickly
  • Most buyers agreed the machine is really quiet
  • Buyers seemed to love the large capacity of this machine
  • Many buyers said it was well worth the extra money

Cons

  • A few buyers said that they would reserve judgement till they had it longer
  • No buyers could find any problems with this model

No 4 Choice - Zanussi Z712W43BI 7kg 1200rpm Integrated Washing Machine

Information

Detail

Brand

Zanussi

Item Weight

66.5 kg

Measures

54 x 59.6 x 81.9 cm

Capacity

7 kg

Energy Efficiency

A+++

  • The overall buyer satisfaction rating for this machine is 95% buyer satisfaction, with 90% giving this model a full 5 star review
  • The number of poor reviews was zero
  • This is a free standing washing machine
  • It can handle a 7 kg load and has a 1200 rpm spin
  • It has a handy 3, 6 or 9 hour Flextime delay time. There is a 1 year warranty with this machine.

Pros

  • The majority of buyers said they liked the Zanussi brand
  • Most buyers agreed this was a great machine for the price
  • Buyers seemed to love the time delay feature
  • Many buyers said the machine was very quiet
  • Buyers liked that it had a child lock

Cons

  • A few buyers said they needed a bigger load capacity
  • A couple of buyers said a faster spin would be good

No 5 Choice - Bosch WAN28281GB Serie 4 Freestanding Washing Machine

Information

Detail

Brand

Bosch

Item Weight

69 kg

Measures

55 x 59.8 x 84.8 cm

Capacity

8 kg

Energy Efficiency

A+++

  • The overall buyer satisfaction rating for this machine is 94% buyer satisfaction, with 92% giving this model a full 4 or 5 star review
  • The number of poor reviews was very low at only 3%
  • This is a free standing washing machine
  • It can handle a 8 kg load and has a 1400 rpm spin.
  • It comes with a 10 year warranty.
  • According to buyers this model has a very low noise level.

Pros

  • The majority of buyers said it had a great capacity
  • Most buyers agreed that it was very quiet compared to their last machine
  • Buyers seemed to love the features and it's ease of use
  • Many buyers said they liked how easy it was to set up

Cons

  • A couple buyers said they had a problem with the rubber seal
  • There is very little we can find wrong with this machine

Washing Machine Buying Tips

For £500 you can see that you do get a lot of choice, and a washing machine that has plenty of features. You also get longer warranties which is always a good thing.

The machines we have listed here all get very high ratings and they are from recognised brands. You should therefore be reassured that these are top notch machines with a good customer service support.

If none of these machines are for you, then you can check out our extensive buying guide by clicking here. That might help you make the best selection for your own specific needs.

What many online buyers seemed to like was that these were easy to use. even with the enhanced features and program options such as delayed timing, buyers said you could do the simple washes easily.

If you wanted to make use of the other features, then the displays make this easy to pick out.

photo of Carol Manse

Carol


I hope that you find my How to articles helpful as I know that ironing can be a real chore. On this website, I have tried to help out with buying guides and reviews for the many forms of ironing.

Carol Manse

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