Best integrated washing machine 2019: fitted washing machines for streamlined spaces

Built-in washers are concealed behind kitchen cabinet doors, giving the room a fuss-free finish perfect for contemporary schemes. Kitchens and appliance expert Hayley Gilbert picks out the best integrated washing machines, to make sure you get the most for your money...

Neff integrated washing machine

If you're not a fan of having your large appliances on show, you might be on the hunt for an integrated washing machine, which can offer a sleek, seamless look when worked into a kitchen or utility room.

Just like their freestanding counterparts, integrated washing machines are armed with a whole host of features, functions and specialist programmes that are designed to make laundry day a breeze. With so many options available, kitchens and appliance expert Hayley Gilbert shares her pick of the best integrated washing machines for a sleek, seamless look...

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What is the best integrated washing machine?

Our top recommendation, when it comes to choosing the best integrated washing machine, is the Indesit EcoTime IWME147 Integrated Washing Machine, thanks to its silent technology and value for money.

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. On top of that, it offers a decent energy rating and high speed spin, as well as a variety of specialist programmes catering for everything from silk and curtains to shoes.

A big ticket investment, buying a washing machine is a purchase that should be carefully considered. You may find some of our other buying guides worth reading before you invest:

How 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.

Model size

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. 

Drum size

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.

The best integrated washing machines you can buy right now

INDESIT IWME127UK ECOTIME integrated washing machine

1. INDESIT ECOTIME IWME147 INTEGRATED WASHING MACHINE

Best integrated washing machine: a great value all-rounder

Specifications
Capacity: 7kg
Energy rating: A+
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H82cm x W59.5cm x D54.5cm
Reasons to buy
+Quiet to use+16 programmes+Timer delay
Reasons to avoid
-No timer to tell you how long is left

Thanks to its silent technology, this integrated appliance is ideal for open-plan kitchen-diners. With a decent energy rating and high spin speed, it’s a good value model with a variety of specialist programmes such as Silk and Curtains as well as Shoes and an easy iron option.

A timer delay allows you to set the wash at a time that suits you while LED programme progress indicators keep you informed of the cycle’s progress. Users also appreciate the overflow device, which gives peace of mind if you’re doing a cycle overnight. Added benefits include a child lock, delicate wash, hand wash and a quick cycle.

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Neff W543BX0GB integrated washing machine

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2. NEFF W543BX0GB INTEGRATED WASHING MACHINE

Best integrated washing machine for allergy sufferers: great for sensitive skin

Specifications
Capacity: 8kg
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H81.8cm x W59.6cm x D57.4cm
Reasons to buy
+Quick wash+Allergy setting+Ultra quiet
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

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. Users love the addition of a 15-minute cycle as well as the anti-allergy programme that is said to get rid of 99.9 per cent of allergens including dust mites and pollen.

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.

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Smeg WMI147-2 integrated washing machine

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3. SMEG WMI147-2 SLIMLINE INTEGRATED WASHING MACHINE

Best quiet integrated washing machine

Specifications
Capacity: 7kg
Energy rating: A++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H82cm x W60cm x D55cm
Reasons to buy
+Quiet night wash setting+Sport programme+Hand wash
Reasons to avoid
-Smaller capacity than others

This fully integrated model has a large porthole door for easy loading and unloading and a durable stainless steel drum. The 7kg capacity may not suit larger households but otherwise this is a great little number and many users invest in the Smeg name to complement other Smeg appliances in their kitchen.

There’s an easy-to-navigate electronic display that shows duration of cycle as well as a delay timer that lets you put the wash on at a time that suits you, including overnight cycles for cheaper electricity. You’ll also have peace of mind with the full anti-flood device and benefit from a range of programmes including a speedy 15-minute wash, hand wash option, sport and wool.

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Hoover HBWMO 96TAHC-80 integrated washing machine

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4. Hoover HBWM 914DC-80 INTEGRATED WASHING MACHINE

Best eco-friendly integrated washing machine: a high quality washing machine with great energy rating

Specifications
Capacity: 9kg
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H82cm x W59.6cm x D54.5cm
Reasons to buy
+Energy efficient+Intelligent sensor technology+App control
Reasons to avoid
-Some suggest it's quite loud-Touch screen can sometimes be slow

Complete with One Touch Technology, the handy Hoover HBWM 914DC-80 Washing Machine can be controlled, monitored and managed via an app, making it easier than ever before to keep on top of your washing from any location.

Fully integrated, this 9kg washing machine is ideal for families and has the added benefit of a superb A+++ energy rating, meaning users will save energy (as well as money on bills). This is enhanced by the addition of intelligent sensor technology, which weighs laundry prior to washing, adjusting cycle time, water and electricity to suit. 

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Beko WIY84540F integrated washing machine

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5. BEKO WIY84540F INTEGRATED WASHING MACHINE

Best cheap integrated washing machine: a great all-rounder

Specifications
Capacity: 8kg
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H82cm x W60cm x D45cm
Reasons to buy
+Delicate wash+Delay start+Digital display
Reasons to avoid
-Low drum capacity 

A good sized drum means this budget model is a great option for families as well as those looking for a quick replacement when their current machine breaks down. It’s also super energy efficient, so running costs will be lower and users love the fact you can do a full load in just 28 minutes.

There’s also a 2kg programme that’s done in only 14 minutes as well as quiet operation, smart LED display and height adjustable back feet that can be altered from the front of the appliance, which makes it easy to slot in.

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