It's a real nightmare when a washing machine breaks down and it usually happens when we can least afford to go out and buy a new one but there are some really cheap Homebase washing machines that are also good enough to wash family loads and last for more than 6 months!

With top brands like Bush, Candy, Electrolux, Hoover, Hotpoint, Indesit, New World, ProAction, Whirlpool, Zanussi, Beko and Bosch there is plenty of choice. All washing machines either come in white or silver but if the colour doesn't matter than price definitely will so choose carefully and at the moment one of the lowest priced washing machines is the ProAction model that costs under £180.

Homebase Washing MachinesThis low priced washer from Homebase has some good features like 30 minute quick wash, big load capacity and a decent 1000rpm spin cycle speed. With 15 computer programmes and a child safety lock it has got to be worth considering when you compare the prices to Tesco, Argos or B&Q.

It is also worth mentioning that if you buy a high ticket item from Homebase DIY like a new washing machine or tumble dryer then you also get hundreds of free Nectar points. The ProAction model alone adds 360 Nectar Points to your balance.

The best washing machine to buy at Homebase DIY is the Electrolux but of course it is the most expensive. It has a powerful 1400 spin cycle speed, easy ironing option, four temperature settings and a clear LED display.

To sum up, Homebase has wide range of washers to suit every budget - from the cheap Beko and ProAction right through to the best you can buy anywhere in the UK. Every item is covered with a good guarantee so buy with confidence online or at your local store.

A Homebase washer dryer is great for those people who don't have the room for two separate unites or like to keep the kitchen looking tidier. Washer dryers are more expensive but Candy do a good one that has decent reviews for under £400.

Free standing Homebase tumble dryers on the other hand are much cheaper. A White Knight model can be purchased at homebase.co.uk for less than £130 and this includes a full guarantee, rear vent, 2 heat settings, reverse tumble function and an easy to empty fluff filter.