If you have a larger family and need a washing machine that can easily handle the never-ending piles of dirty laundry - take a look at these 11 KG washing machines.
There's not a lot of 11kg washers to choose from as many manufacturers choose not to offer models in this size. But we believe the three below are the best ones on the UK market in 2021.
The Best 11KG Washing Machines
on the UK Market
Our top 11KG Washing Machine Pick
For our top 11KG washing machine, it's a close call but we're going to have to go with the Hoover H-Wash.
We love how's it's quiet, energy-efficient, and has a great choice of washing programmes. Best of all, it's available at a great price.
11KG Washing Machine Reviews
This 11kg washing machine from Hotpoint is quiet, energy-efficient, has lots of features to not only clean your clothes - but to keep your family healthy.
There's a lot to like about the Hotpoint NLCD1164DAWUKN.
It has the fastest 1600 RPM spin and an energy rating of "C" - which was the highest A+++ rating prior to 2021.
It's incredibly energy efficient and only 44% of water is left behind. As well as saving water, this means your clothes will dry quicker, too.
Hotpoint market their "Activecare" range as being able to remove 100 tough stains at only 20°. That's impressive, but as we pointed out in this article, low temps can leave bugs and germs behind.
Which is why we really love the "Steam Hygiene" feature that Hotpoint has added. This injects steam jets directly into the drum at the end of the cycle. That kills 99.9% of the most common germs and bacteria without using chemicals like bleach.
Here is a very quick 20-second video which shows you how it works.
As you can imagine, this steam cycle has been a big hit in our post-COVID world. It's also popular with nurses, allergy sufferers, and family members with sensitive skin.
There are also 15 washing programmes including a 30-minute quick wash, a mixed-load cycle, and a "Green" option which can reduce energy consumption by up to 20%.
Unfortunately, there isn't a Sports Cycle which is a drawback, but using the 20° wash and steam cycle should more than compensate. Also, there's no half-load cycle, but if you have a large family this usually isn't that much of a problem!
At just 52 dbds during regular spin, this is an incredibly quiet washing machine that people often think isn't switched on! And there's a "Stop and Go" feature that lets you add that missing sock a few minutes after the programme starts.
All in all, this is a great 11KG washer available at a reasonable price.
The Hoover 11KG is available at a lower price point than the Hotpoint Activecare and (to my eye) doesn't look as sleek and modern. But do you get the same kind of features?
Well, like the Hotpoint model, it has outstanding energy efficiency, with an A+++ rating on the "old" scale.
While it doesn't have the highest 1600 RPM spin speed, it's 1400 RPM make it extremely quiet at just 50db during regular spin.
And that's not the only advantage it has over the Hotpoint model...
The Hoover H-Wash has a 14-minute quick wash, which is twice-as-fast for small loads you need in a hurry.
It also has a half load wash, an Eco wash, and a sports programme which the Hotpoint washer doesn't have.
Here's an 80-second video that gives a great overview of the Hoover H-Wash 500.
I really like the constant 60° Hygiene Wash programme that gets the water hot enough to kills germs and bacteria. Sure, this uses extra energy, but it is great peace of mind (especially if you have family members with allergies).
It might not look as nice as the Hotpoint Activecare, but this could be the best 11KG washing machine for the money in 2021.
We round out our list with another 11KG washing machine available at a great price - the Candy Rapido. But how does it compare against the others on our list?
Well, the answer is "very favourably" with some users enthusiastically calling it "The Best Washing Machine they've ever had!".
The Candy Rapido is indeed fast, with a 14-minute fast wash to get smaller loads done quickly.
Like the others on our list, it scores top marks for energy-efficiency and is quiet at 51db during regular spin.
Speaking of spin speed, it has 1400 RPM like the Hoover H-Wash, but it only leave 44% of water behind like the faster Hotpoint Activecare.
And you really need to see the "Simply-Fi" WiFi app below.
With this app, you can take a snapshot of your clothes and the machine will automatically set the right programme for you. Great for people (I'm not saying men, ha!) who have trouble working a washing machine.
Another great feature of the WiFi app is it'll send a message to your phone when everything's done. Very cool!
Sadly, as great as this sounds, in practice things are different. Over 1,600 users score the Candy App just
1.6 out of 5 on Apple's App Store. I will point out that these kind of apps do typically get low scores, with Hoover's only getting a 2.1 score.
It seems to be the case that if you can get it to work - great. But this feature might not be for you if you're looking for a basic washing machine that you don't need to spend ages setting up.
However, I do really like how it has 16 washing programmes (2 more than others on our list) including a half-load cycle and a sports-programme - but you're going to need to download that from the app...!
Like the Hoover H-Wash, this is available at a low price so you might be able to grab a bargain.