If you're looking for an integrated washing machine then only the best will do. They're a great option if you want to set your laundry in a spin out of sight (and out of mind), especially if you enjoy open plan living. They really are a must have if you have just had the kitchen refitted or are needing to replace an older model.
And yet actually finding the best integrated washing machine for your needs is no mean feat. There's also no denying that a built-in washing machine is a big ticket investment and is one which should be carefully considered, so we've enlisted the help of one of our appliances expert – Hayley Gilbert – to help you get the most for your money which takes into account the build quality, functions and prices – all the important factors.
Looking for a freestanding washer or need more buying tips? No worries: head over to our guide on the best washing machines for more options, at the best prices.
Best integrated washing machine reviews
Boasting a range of smart features inside an easy-to-operate design, this Bosch integrated washing machine is sure to be a welcome addition to your home, while blending seamlessly into your kitchen. It gets our vote for the best integrated washing machine you can buy, too.
Awarded an outstanding A+++ for energy efficiency, this Bosch model can help you make significant savings on your energy bills plus it's going to make your home a bit greener.
Bosch's AntiVibration system uses sensors that monitor the load weight and movement of the drum to eliminate imbalances. The circular design reinforces the structure of the sidewall and increases the stability of the washer. This structure, combined with enhanced insulation, regulates noise levels and reduces vibration, so this machine stays very quiet throughout the entire cycle.
Easy to use
In addition to a dial, the control panel has a digital display that clearly shows the wash temperature and when it will finish; as you'd expect, it also displays the spin speed for the cycle you've chosen, plus extra wash options. There's also the TimeLight feature, which alternates between projecting the remaining time and cycle status discreetly on the floor of your kitchen, so you can easily keep track of your laundry's progress. Not an essential but we like it.
If you are after a quiet washing machine that washes clothes brilliantly, the NEFF W543BX0GB works discreetly and efficiently, while providing your laundry with a thorough yet protected wash, hence why we reckon it's one of the best integrated washing machines out there.
EcoSilence for open plan living
Ideal for open-plan living, this Neff model has a decent sized drum and a quiet cycle and spin thanks to the ecoSilence drive so it shouldn’t distract from conversation if you run it during mealtimes.
As you would hope with any washing machine, but users especially noted how brilliantly this machine lifted out stains from clothing and bedding. Plus, the 1,400rpm spin cycle is efficient enough to ensure drying time is reduced.
Quick wash + loads of programmes
Users love the addition of a 15-minute cycle. It washes, rinses and spins in just 15 minutes (obviously) – perfect for last minute laundry. There are plenty of standard programmes too, including Cotton, Delicate, Half Load, Silk Wash and Wool and all the programmes can be changed to eco or a quick cycle. Worth spending more on for the flexibility of this one.
Looking for the best integrated washing machine at a good price? This option is great for couples or families and has a super quick wash cycle, too.
This model can hold up to 8kg of washing, which is large enough for a family-sized wash.
Plenty of features
For a budget model, this Beko washing machine has loads of programmes, 15 in total. They cover everything you could really need, including a handwash cycle for those important delicates. Like other washing machines in this category, there's a Fast+ Function, which shortens the length of cycles without the wash suffering. The best programme? The Daily Quick, which can manage 8kg of washing in just 28 minutes. For small (2kg) loads, there's a fast wash, too: it takes just 14 minutes.
As you can probably see from the picture above, the porthole for the door is larger than average at 34cm in diameter. No more wrestling that duvet cover and towel tangle out of the machine.
Self clean programme
For anyone who likes to keep their washing machine clean – check our guide on how to clean a washing machine for more on that – this model has a DrumClean programme; press a button and the bacteria lurking in the drum is removed by a 70ºC cycle.
This integrated washing machine from AEG has an 8kg washing load capacity, impressive A+++ energy rating and a range of features designed to care for even the most delicate and sensitive clothing items.
This model can wash clothes in under an hour with excellent results and using less energy. Thanks to AEG's OKOPower, this short washing programme produces excellent results and is ideal for daily use. DirectSpray makes more efficient use of the water in your washing machine. It continuously showers your clothes throughout the cycle so that the entire load is soaked and washed more evenly. It also helps to improve performance by making sure pre-mixed detergents and softeners are better distributed throughout the wash.
Keep your clothes looking their best for as long as possible with the help of AEG’s ProSense technology that automatically weighs each load to provide a tailored cycle. Sensors are used to adjust washing times precisely, ensuring optimum treatment for every load.
Users loved the short and gentle steam programme that safely removes odours and reduce creases in dry fabrics. You can also finish your wash cycle with a gentle steam so clothes need little to no ironing.
This Stoves integrated washing machine, delivers outstanding performance with both efficiency and convenience, for quick, hassle-free laundry...
This washing machine has 16 useful programmes such as the Baby Cycle which tackles touch stains, and MyCycle which remembers your frequently used programmes for easy access. There's even the option to wash your laundry at 20 degrees, which is brilliant for saving energy costs.
Suited to smaller households
This washing machine's capacity tops out at 7kg, which makes it a better choice for couple or small families.
How to choose the best integrated washing machine
Where to buy the best integrated washing machine
When it comes to buying the best integrated washing machine for your lifestyle, it's worth bearing the following factors in mind.
Quick and delayed wash options
If your laundry day seems to come more frequently than most, keep an eye out for time-saving options such as quick wash cycles and a timer delay to take advantage of cheaper electricity tariffs.
Do make sure you measure up the space allotted for the new model carefully however and check against the dimensions of your chosen design before you buy. Even a few millimetres can make a huge difference as to whether it will fit.
Large capacity drums that can cope easily with a bigger load are perfect for families, particularly as larger loads mean more washing, less often.
Special wash cycles
Think about the type of clothes you wash regularly and whether you’d benefit from specialist cycles for things like sportswear, delicates, woollens, school uniforms and large, heavy items such as duvets and curtains.
What is the best integrated washing machine?
Whirlpool product recall
Since the beginning of the year, Whirlpool have been actively recalling certain models of Hotpoint and Indesit machines due to a fire safety risk. As luck would have it, we do not recommend any of the affected machines in this guide, but we do encourage you to check to see if you have one of the machines on recall. You can read more on the Whirlpool washing machine recall here to take the necessary safety precautions.
Just to recap...so the best integrated washing machine you can buy (in our opinion), is the Bosch WIW28500GB Integrated Washing Machine. As well as an A+++ energy rating which will save you money, it is superbly quiet, too.
Ideal for an open-plan kitchen-diner or flat with thin walls, a low decibel design means you won't be disturbed by this model. The AntiVibration technology monitors the load weight to reduce noise. And it is also super easy to use, with a dial and digital display that let's you monitor and control your wash in seconds.
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