LG washing machines: 5 of the best models and deals

Whether you’ve had an LG washing machine before and need a new version, or like what you’ve seen so far, our selection will help you find the right model

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Considering investing in an LG washing machine? It's easy to feel swamped by the range of makes and models available, so we've narrowed down the best LG washing machines and are ready to share exactly what it is that we like about them.

To do so, we've cut through the jargon heavy product descriptions and rounded up other users’ opinions to reach clear and concise conclusions about each of our top picks. And when you’ve found the machine that suits your needs, just click through to the very best deals online – we regularly scour the internet to bring you the best deals, currently available.

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LG washing machine: LG FH4U2VCN2 freestanding washing machine

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1. LG FH4U2VCN2 freestanding washing machine

The best LG washing machine: a state of the art smart washing machine

Specifications
Capacity: 9kg
Noise: 53dB washing / 74dB spinning
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H85 x W60 x D56cm
Reasons to buy
+Smart capabilities+Quiet model+Variety of cycles available
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive model if you don't see yourself making the most of all the features

Our top rated LG washing machine is the LG FH4U2VCN2 Freestanding Washing Machine, which offers the best of LG's smart washing machine technology and comes with a seriously reassuring 10 year guarantee, meaning you won't have to worry about an upgrade for the foreseeable future. Here's everything you need to know about it:

Best features?

You can download new washing programmes to an Android smartphone, then install them on this machine. You can also diagnose problems by using your phone to transmit information from the machine to LG. Pausing a cycle to add the item you discovered after it started is also possible. The machine also has plenty of handy programmes, including for darks, sportswear, baby clothes and more.

The verdicts

This machine will cope with a sizeable family’s washing with its 9kg capacity, and won’t prove a noisy addition to the household either. We like its range of cycles, plus the extras you can download if you have an Android phone. However, if you don’t, you might feel a tad short changed. Aside from this quibble, we think it’s a well-priced machine with a reassuring 10 year guarantee on the motor.

On the LG site, the verdict was 4.4 out of five stars overall. Buyers were pleased with the wash results, and the quietness of the model. They also found the spin cycle very effective and liked having a time delay.

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LG washing machine: LG FH4G1BCS2 freestanding washing machine

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2. LG FH4G1BCS2 freestanding washing machine

The best LG washing machine for cycle options: choose from 20 different spin cycles

Specifications
Capacity: 12kg
Noise: 52dB washing / 71dB spinning
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: Blue White
Dimensions: H85 x W60 x D64cm
Reasons to buy
+Huge capacity+Smart capabilities+20 additional wash cycles available
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive model

Next up in our list of the best LG washing machines is the LG FH4G1BCS2 Freestanding Washing Machine, which offers an incredibly impressive 20 different spin cycle options. Here's everything you need to know about it:

Best features?

A whopping 12kg capacity for cottons makes this a machine that can keep up with a big family, someone who has to wash a lot, or both. It’s also a smart model, so you can set it going when you’re out, download up to 20 additional wash programmes, and diagnose faults. It also offers steam cycles: an allergy care option approved by the British Allergy Foundation, a refresh that takes 20 minutes to reduce wrinkles and niffs, and a clothes softener cycle. The TurboWash cuts a cycle time to 49 minutes to save on water and energy.

The verdicts

It may be pricey, but we reckon this machine packs in a lot of features and has the generous capacity to make it a worthwhile buy, and at a price that’s still less than other smart washers. It’s also pretty quiet, plus forgiving of the forgetful with its pause and add feature, so we think you’ll be happy with your spend.

It’s a five out of five stars for this model on the LG site – although reviews aren’t numerous. The users liked its cleaning ability, lack of noise and praised its boasting of up to date technology for all the right reasons.

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LG washing machines: LG F4J610SS freestanding washing machine

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3. LG F4J610SS freestanding washing machine

The best LG washing machine for allergy sufferers: steam cleaning effectively removes 99.9% of allergens

Specifications
Capacity: 10kg
Noise: 55dB washing / 73dB spinning
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: VCM
Dimensions: H85 x W60 x D61cm
Reasons to buy
+Approved by British Allergy Foundation+Great all-rounder for price
Reasons to avoid
-Not the best rated machine according to user reviews

Perfect for allergy sufferers, the LG F4J610SS Freestanding Washing Machine is British Allergy Foundation approved and effectively removes 99.9% of allergens. Here's everything you need to know about it:

Best features?

This machine has an allergy care cycle approved by the British Allergy Foundation. It creates steam to sanitise clothes and remove 99.9% of allergens. It also has a gentle care option that swings delicate clothing in the drum rather than subjecting it to anything overly vigorous. This model also offers pause and add for the items that got left out when you pushed start. Plenty of programmes plus more to download tackle all the washing jobs you might think of.  

The verdict

We think this machine is a great all-rounder at a good price. It has a range of programmes you’ll make good use of and the capacity to suit a big and busy household. The allergy programme will hold a lot of appeal for many of us, as will features such as the child lock and the tub clean.

What do those who reviewed it on the LG site think? It’s an overall three out of five here with the quietness of the machine appreciated.

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LG washing machines: LG FH6F9BDS2 freestanding washing machine

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4. LG FH6F9BDS2 freestanding washing machine

The best LG washing machine for warranty: an impressive 20 year warranty means you won't have to replace this machine for a while

Specifications
Capacity: 12kg
Noise: 52dB washing / 71dB spinning
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1600rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H85 x W60 x D64cm
Reasons to buy
+20 year warranty+TurboWash means less time, energy and water use+Impressive 12kg capacity
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive model

Next up in our round up of the best LG washing machines is the LG FH6F9BDS2 Freestanding Washing Machine. With its incredible 20 year warranty, you won't have to worry about replacing it any time soon. Here's everything you need to know about it:

Best features?

This machine is designed to keep the noise and vibrations down, balancing out uneven loads, and damping and insulating. The motor also comes with a 20 year warranty. The machine will TurboWash, which equals less time, less energy and less water consumed. It’s a steam model, too, with allergy care, refresh and softener options. 

The verdicts

Baby in the house? The steam softening option could appeal for his or her clothes. Big family or big loads? This machine’s capacity will suit at 12kg. Want a smart machine? Yes, you can operate this machine remotely. We are, it’s true, in the more expensive part of the market, but if it’s programmes galore and quiet operation you’re after, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Fans of this machine on the LG site liked its stability when spinning, the informative display and using the app.

At Marks Electrical, the machine’s buyers award it with five stars out of five overall. Build quality, features, ease of use, quietness and washing ability all got top scores. Being able to wash a king-size duvet, the range of programmes, and a virtually silent spin were all applauded.

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LG washing machines: LG FH495BDS2 freestanding washing machine

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5. LG FH495BDS2 freestanding washing machine

The best LG washing machine for quick cycles: tackle the laundry in as little as 20 minutes

Specifications
Capacity: 12kg
Noise: 55dB washing / 70dB spinning
Energy rating: A+++
Spin speed: 1400rpm
Finish: White
Dimensions: H85 x W60 x D64cm
Reasons to buy
+Tackles laundry in as little as 20 minutes+Designed to tackle a variety of fabrics (and stains)
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive model

Perfect for those with a large family – or a lot of laundry – the LG FH495BDS2 Freestanding Washing Machine can tackle a wash load in as little as 20 minutes. Here's what else you should know about it:

Best features?

This machine can wash speedily to save time, energy and water, and it can steam clothes, including in a cycle that can reduce allergens, and one that’ll spruce up a beloved garment in 20 minutes. The wash drum’s action promises to accommodate different fabrics and requirements to, for example, remove stains, or care for delicate items. As with some other LG machines, you can download new programmes via your phone.

The verdicts

If there are lots of you in one house, this machine will avoid the washing piling up, but that’s not the only reason we think it should go on your shortlist. It has a whole heap of genuinely useful cycles, and more to download, and it’ll also help keep allergens down for family members who need this protection.

It’s a winner on the LG site, with a faultless five out of five stars overall. Users liked the steam refresh, and the anti-allergy cycle, and rated its stain-removal ability highly, too. It was also judged to be worth its relatively high price tag.

On the Appliances Direct site, the verdict was a healthy 8.7 out of 10 overall for this LG model. Most highly rated were its build quality, ease of use, features and noise level. Buyers liked its pause and add feature for putting in something missed once the programme had started, the speed of the turbo wash, and thought it delivered all a large family required. 

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