Washing Machines

Find the best deals, discounts and finance options on washing machines

Buying a Washing Machine

Before buying a new washing machine there are a few things you should think about beforehand.

  • Buy New or Second Hand
  • Use a Finance Option: Pay Weekly, Monthly or Pay Later
  • Make Use of Sales & Discounts
  • Specs: Capacity, Dimensions, Energy

Washing machines make life much easier, for decades now they have been an essential part of any home, in fact we have become so used to their easy functionality that we do not really appreciate them until we have to do without!

Today’s washing machines have never been more advanced, with features such as large capacity drums, programmable washing cycles, reduced noise levels and super fast spin speeds; all of which combine to make modern machines even easier to live with and more capable.

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Washing Machines on Finance

Currys is a popular choice for all electrical and white goods in the UK, they offer a "Buy Now Pay 6 Months Later" finance scheme where you can simply choose your new washing machine in store, then pay a 10% deposit and in 6 months you can either pay the outstanding balance or spread the cost over 36 monthly payments.

For customers that have already been refused credit elsewhere or who are unable to put down a large deposit, there are still some companies who might offer you a weekly payments plan.

However, as when buying anything on finance, including washing machines, you're never guaranteed to get accepted, and where possible, it's best to try to save to buy in cash or buy second hand if you can.

Credit provided is subject to the customer successfully passing the credit and affordability checks.

Benefits
  • Spread the Cost of the Washing Machine
  • Get the Washing Machine right away
  • Some stores let you pay nothing for 6 months
Negatives
  • Interest Rates & Deposits
  • Must Buy New rather than Second Hand
  • Could negatively affect credit rating if payments are missed

Things to Consider

When buying a new washing machine there are many things you should consider, including simple (but often overlooked) points such as the actual dimensions - will it fit in the space you have available!

Fuzzy logic is a good option to look out for, it is used to recognise how much washing is in the machine and to then automatically adjust the temperature, amount of water and length of the cycle used, making sure you get the best possible performance with minimal waste and energy consumption.

To find the best deal on a new washing machine, as always, it pays to shop around. There are numerous stores offering white goods on flexible credit, some are well know high street brands, others are online stores, home shopping catalogues or less well know companies which specialise in customers with bad credit or no credit history.

All of these stores offer trusted washing machine brands such as Samsung, Beko, Panasonic, LG, Miele, Bosch, Hotpoint, Zanussi and Indesit. Always compare prices from a number of different stores and check if any discounts or voucher codes are available - don't be afraid to haggle!

Buying a used or refurbished washing machine is another avenue you should consider as many of these second hand items are in great condition and can be a lot cheaper!


Washing Machine Dimensions

Naturally, you need a washing machine that will fit in the space you have available. If it's simply going to replace an old one, measure that and find a new one to match.

Freestanding vs Integrated

Modern kitchens seem to come with everything built in these days, as such you may have to consider buying an integrated washing machine to replace your old one.

Front or Top Loading

Most washing machines in the UK tend to be front loading but top loading machines are on the rise and you may want to consider the pros and cons of each type before choosing.

Capacity

After the size you need to consider the capacity, large capacity machines are great but they cost more too, so how much capacity do you actually need?

Energy Rating

With ever increasing energy bills, choosing a washing machine that has excellent efficiency, even if it costs more, could save you money in the long run.

Price

With any large purchase, price is going to be the dominating decision making factor. With this in mind, comparing numerous stores and brands is one of the best ways to save money, as is buying a second hand washing machine.

Brand

Different brands have different prices. A great way to determine if a popular brand is really worth that bit extra, check out some customer reviews of similar products.

Extras

Finally, there are a huge range of technical options and programmable washing cycles to choose from, the most popular options being quick wash, mixed load, sensitive skin, and small load functions.

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