Hotpoint washing machines: 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.

If you want more advice on choosing the best washing machine, take a look at our guide.

Which is the best Hotpoint washing machine? Our top 5 models

hotpoint washing machines:HOTPOINT Aquarius WMAQF641P

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1. Hotpoint WMAQF 641 P freestanding washing machine

The best Hotpoint washing machine: tackle tough stains with ease

Specifications
Capacity: 6kg
Noise: 60dB washing / 83dB spinning
Energy rating: A+
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H85 x W59.5 x D52.2cm
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Our top rated Hotpoint washing machine, the Hotpoint WMAQF 641 P Freestanding Washing Machine removes stains with ease and efficiency. Here's everything you need to know about it:

Best features?

This machine promises to save time. The Anti-Stain Technology is designed to remove 20 everyday stains without pre-soaking or scrubbing, and there’s also a feature that reduces cycle duration by up to 50%. If you or your household’s members have an allergy, you’ll like the special cycle to remove allergens such as pollen, pet dander and dust, which has been given the Allergy UK seal of approval. This machine is only 52.2cm deep, so could be a brilliant space-saving choice for a small kitchen.

The verdicts

If you’re looking for a machine that won’t have you spending the earth but will cope successfully with stains and dirt, this machine should be on your shortlist. We like the anti-allergy programme, and it offers all the other cycles you might need as part of its repertoire. It doesn’t have a huge capacity, but it could suit couples and small families to a tee.

On the Hotpoint site, this machine’s buyers award it eight out of 10 overall. Ease of use, build quality and value for money score the highest. Buyers liked the choice of programmes, knowing how long is left on a cycle via the digital display, and the quality of cleaning. 

Those who bought this model from AO.com gave an average score of 4.6 out of five. Here, users acclaimed its ease of use, the generous door size that makes access good, and the compact dimensions of the machine.

hotpoint washing machine: HOTPOINT ActiveCare NM11 946 BC

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2. 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
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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. Read more about it below:

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

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3. 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
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Another of our top picks from Hotpoint, 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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4. 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
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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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5. Hotpoint Active Care NM11 1045 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
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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. Here's everything you need to know about it:

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. 

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