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Hotpoint washing machines 2020: 5 of the best models and deals

Looking at Hotpoint washing machines and wondering which is the best to buy? Here, we recommend our five favourite models plus link you to the very best deals

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Hotpoint washing machines come in a huge range, so narrowing down your selection could be a time-consuming process. That’s where we come in. We’ve recommended models for smaller homes and larger, and identified useful programmes and features so you can keep what’s in your wardrobe in tip-top condition for longer, and reduce energy bills. And, as well as our expert advice, you’ll find information on what buyers of these machines thought.

We've also checked that the Hotpoint washing machines on our list do not include any of the models associated with the recent fire hazard-related recall. You can buy these models with confidence. 

Looking for a washing machine from more great brands? No worries: head over to our guide on the best washing machines for more freestanding, and built-in washing machines, at the best prices.

What is the best Hotpoint washing machine?

If you're looking for the best Hotpoint washing machine in our opinion, then we wouldn't hesitate to buy the Hotpoint FML 842 P UK Freestanding Washing Machine. It's a great option for allergy-suffers with a specific programme to remove allergens with ease. And it has a good range of other programmes to deal with all the usual washing tasks, too. Read on for more details.

Our pick of the best Hotpoint washing machines have proved popular, so we've listed our top three of the best below as well as their cheapest prices.

The best Hotpoint washing machines 2020

hotpoint washing machine:HOTPOINT FML 842 P UK 8 kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine

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1. Hotpoint FML 842 P UK freestanding washing machine

The best Hotpoint washing machine for allergy sufferers: remove allergens with ease

Specifications
Capacity: 8kg
Noise: 54dB washing / 82dB spinning
Energy rating: A++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H85 x W59.5 x D57.7cm
Reasons to buy
+Good for allergy sufferers+Plenty of programmes+Quiet
Reasons to avoid
-None that we can think of

The Hotpoint FML 842 P UK Freestanding Washing Machine is a great option for allergy sufferers. Find everything you need to know about it, below:

Best features?

This machine will take the job of hand washing woollens off your hands with a Woolmark-approved cycle, remove allergens with its anti-allergy programme, and promises to sort out stains without pre-treatment. It also offers a good range of other programmes to deal with all the usual washing tasks. 

The verdict

While it may not have the most spacious drum capacity in the washing machine market, nor the very top energy efficiency mark, room for 8kg of washing and an A++ rating mean this machine isn’t far off and, because it offers them at a brilliant price point, it’s a winner for us. The cycle to tackle stains and the one to help those with allergies are genuinely useful, and it has the other programmes a family home needs.

Reviews on the Hotpoint site aren’t numerous, but buyers are content with an average score of 8.5 out of 10, and the washing machine’s easy to use design and intuitive controls were noted.

Buyers from the Currys site gave it 8.7 out of 10 overall. They commented on the model’s quietness, the range of cycles, the fact that it can fit a double duvet, and the good washing results.

hotpoint washing machines: HOTPOINT ActiveCare NM11 946 WC A 9 kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine

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2. Hotpoint NM11946WCA freestanding washing machine

The best Hotpoint washing machine for cool washes: remove stains at an impressive 2 degrees

Specifications
Capacity: 9kg
Noise: 52dB washing / 79dB spinning
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H85 x W59.5 x D60.5cm
Reasons to buy
+Excellent energy rating+Easy to understand the programmes+Tackles stains
Reasons to avoid
-None that we can think of

Looking for something a little more eco-friendly? Capable of tackling stains at temperatures as low as 20ºC, the Hotpoint NM11946WCA Freestanding Washing Machine makes reducing your energy use easy. Here's everything you need to know about it:

Best features?

Messy households rejoice: this machine promises to remove more than 100 stains at 20°C, and we’re talking pen marks, coffee, bronzer, mud… It also offers Hotpoint’s 20 minute Steam Refresh for those occasions when you’ve run out of time for a full wash, but are set on wearing a particular item of clothing. This is another machine from the brand that lets you choose between washing more quickly, or washing more energy efficiently. There are also programmes for wool, shirts, and a 20 minute cycle, among others.

The verdicts

We think this machine comes with plenty of handy programmes, easy operation and a lack of noise at a very affordable cost. The generous capacity makes it a great buy for busy homes, and the speedy garment refresh could help avoid family dramas; meanwhile, the A+++ rating and the option for Eco washing will help lower bills. 

The verdict from those whose reviews appear on the Hotpoint site? It’s an overall 8.6 out of 10 for this washer. Buyers liked the ease of use, features, and value for money aspects best of all. Being able to add forgotten items in the first few minutes of a programme was appreciated, as was the intuitive user interface.

At AO.com the score for this model was 4.7 out of five from its reviewers. Buyers liked the washing results, the generous drum size, and the easily understandable programmes.

hotpoint washing machines: HOTPOINT ActiveCare NM11 1045 WC A 10 kg 1400

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3. Hotpoint Active Care NM111045 WCA freestanding washing machine

The best Hotpoint washing machine for big families: a 10kg capacity means larger, more efficient washes

Specifications
Capacity: 10kg
Noise: 52dB washing / 76dB spinning
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H85 x W59.5 x D60.5cm
Reasons to buy
+Stop&Add+Removes allergens+Mega large capacity
Reasons to avoid
-Drawer can not be removed for cleaning

Whether you do the washing for a large family or are trying to do larger washes, less frequently, in a bid to reduce your carbon footprint, you're sure to love the Hotpoint Active Care NM11 1045 WCA freestanding washing machine, with its mega 10kg capacity.
Buy the Hotpoint Active Care NM111045 WCA Freestanding Washing Machine

Best features?

Wash a lot of towels, bed linen or have a big household? This is the machine for you with a mighty 10kg capacity in the drum. It has the other Hotpoint features you might have fallen for: stain removal, a speedy Steam Refresh, addition of a left-behind garment at the beginning of a cycle, and a Woolmark-approved programme for woollies that demand hand washing. It isn’t noisy, either.

The verdicts

Like all our Hotpoint choices, this machine comes at a great-value price for a machine that offers all you might want and it won’t be troubled by large wash loads, either. OK, you’re not getting a smart machine, but if it’s all about the washing and spinning rather than connectivity in your busy home, then we don’t think you’ll feel the lack. 

Reviews by the purchasers of this washing machine on the Hotpoint site awarded a delighted 9.1 out of 10 as their overall score. Most lauded were its build quality, features and ease of use. Users of the machine appreciated being able to wash a king-size duvet, the results on whites, and the anti-allergy cycle.

It’s four out of five from shoppers on AO.com. Plus points for these buyers included a drum size that worked for a family of five, and the lack of noise of the washer. 

hotpoint washing machine: HOTPOINT ActiveCare NM11 946 BC

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4. Hotpoint NM11 946 BC A freestanding washing machine

The best Hotpoint washing machine for quick washes: steam clean your clothes in 20 minutes

Specifications
Capacity: 9kg
Noise: 52dB washing / 79dB spinning
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: Black
Dimensions: H85 x W59.5 x D60.5cm
Reasons to buy
+Empty List
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

Perfect for those who are often on the go – or are too lazy to commit to a consistent laundry day – the Hotpoint NM11 946 BC A Freestanding Washing Machine promises to steam clean your clothes in as little as 20 minutes.
Buy the Hotpoint NM11 946 BC A freestanding washing machine

Best features?

Forgotten to wash the garment you must wear today? This machine will come to your rescue with a 20 minute Steam Refresh that will freshen and then leave clothing slightly damp so it can be ironed easily. It’ll also let you add in an item you dropped while loading – or left in the washing basket – at the beginning of a recently started cycle. You can also select between speeding up a wash, or reducing energy consumption.

The verdicts

A large capacity makes this washer a sound choice for a family home, we think. It has all the programmes you might want to suit the contents of everyone’s wardrobes, and we like the quick refresh for inevitable laundry emergencies, as well as the rapid 30 minute wash. We’re rather taken by the black colourway, too, which makes a welcome change from the usual white finish.

The reviewers on the Hotpoint site award a healthy 8.6 out of 10 overall for this machine. Ease of use, its features, and value for money score most highly of the individual elements. Buyers like the low noise, the big capacity drum, and its stain-removal ability. 

On John Lewis, it’s five out of five overall. Buyers noted that the machine was quiet, and easy to use.

HOTPOINT NM11 946 BC A FREESTANDING WASHING MACHINE

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Hotpoint NM11 946 BC A freestanding washing machine

The best Hotpoint washing machine for quick washes in black: steam clean your clothes in 20 minutes

Specifications
Capacity: 9kg (Great for families)
Noise: 52dB washing / 79dB spinning
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: Black
Dimensions: H85 x W59.5 x D60.5cm
Reasons to buy
+Quick steam cycle for freshening clothes+Can add items when was has started+Quiet
Reasons to avoid
-Some said the fast wash needed an extra spin to remove enough water for drying

This Hotpoint washing machine has proved popular with our readers and is now out of stock. We expect more stock to arrive so as soon as it does you'll be the first to know in this guide.

Perfect for those who are often on the go – or are too lazy to commit to a consistent laundry day – this Hotpoint washing machine promises to steam clean your clothes in as little as 20 minutes.
Buy the Hotpoint NM11 946 BC A Freestanding Washing Machine

Best features

Forgotten to wash the garment you must wear today? This machine will come to your rescue with a 20 minute Steam Refresh that will freshen and then leave clothing slightly damp so it can be ironed easily. It’ll also let you add in an item you dropped while loading – or left in the washing basket – at the beginning of a recently started cycle. You can also select between speeding up a wash, or reducing energy consumption.

The verdicts

A large capacity makes this washer a sound choice for a family home, we think. It has all the programmes you might want to suit the contents of everyone’s wardrobes, and we like the quick refresh for inevitable laundry emergencies, as well as the rapid 30 minute wash. We’re rather taken by the black colourway, too, which makes a welcome change from the usual white finish.

The washer reviews on the Hotpoint site award a healthy 8.6 out of 10 overall for this machine. Ease of use, its features, and value for money score most highly of the individual elements. Buyers like the low noise, the big capacity drum, and its stain-removal ability. 

On John Lewis, it’s five out of five overall. Buyers noted that the machine was quiet, and easy to use.

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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.