Though front loading washing machines have a host of advantages, the Indian demographic has a special preference for top loaders. The reasons behind it being better price, simpler operations, fairly decent wash quality, easier to repair and more importantly you don’t have to stoop and bend to put in and take out clothes.
So, here are some of the best fully automatic top loading washing machines available in India. Not only do they garner positive user reviews, they are also feature rich, durable and have necessary options that make it ideal for most Indian homes.
Best Fully Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine In India
Samsung WA62M4100HY/TL with 6.2 kg capacity has pretty neat features and functions that makes it apt for a 3-4-member family. This fully automatic top loader has a maximum RPM of 700 cycles, 6 wash programs and 5 water levels for attaining optimal level of wash quality and dryness. The wash programs are normal, soak-normal, quick wash, blanket, delicates and eco tub clean which is used to clean the stainless-steel drum periodically to remove scaling and prolong drum life.
To enhance wash quality, the Samsung WA62M4100HY/TL top load washing machine is equipped with 5 water levels—so depending on wash load and on how hard the water is, you can increase or decrease the water level. The machine also has a magic lint filter that collects lint and other particles that come out of clothes. This way, not only does your clothes stay clean and devoid of lint particles, the washing machine drainage is also protected from getting clogged up. The only catch is that you will have to remind yourself to clean the filter periodically.
To enhance dryness of the washed clothes, the washing machine is equipped with monsoon function, which takes in air and rotates rapidly during drying cycle to extract more water and reduce drying time in the sun.
A feature this washing machine lacks is an in-built water heater. There is no hot water inlet pipe too. So, you have no choice other than to wash all your clothes in normal temperature water.
Even though the washing machine is far from perfect, it still has necessary features and functions for optimal performance for bachelors and families with 3-4 members.
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Ideal for families with 3-5 members, LG T8077NEDLX top loading washing machine with 7 kg capacity has 8 wash programs that can be run up to a maximum RPM of 710 cycles.
The washing machine also has functions to adjust the wash duration and efficiency according to the extent to which the clothes are soiled. You can select function like light, normal or heavily soiled; choose from 10 water levels and adjust the rinse and air dry function in four different levels. In addition, you can adjust the wash duration from 3 to 25 minutes.
Talking about the wash quality, this LG washing machine uses water jet spray that sprays water forcefully on the clothes to dissolve detergent and penetrate in to clothes for better cleaning efficiency. Moreover, LG claims that it saves up to 70 L of water and 40% energy compared to conventional top loading washing machines. The punch plus 3 pulsator technology that uses agitating, rotating and swinging maneuver also helps remove dirt very well from the clothes.
LG has also adopted the inverter drive motor technology it uses in its front load washing machine in this top loader. The smart inverter motor is connected directed to the stainless steel drum without the use of pulley or belt, thereby minimizing noise, vibration and reducing energy consumption by 40%.
The main drawback is that it doesn’t have an in-built water heater. Also, some people might need time to learn its operations as there are number of extra functions to choose from.
Though a comparatively newer model, LG T8077NEDLX top loading washing machine gets highly positive reviews from users. The prompt customer service and brand reputation of LG adds to the credibility, thus gaining acceptance from the Indian demographic.
Whirlpool 7 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (360 Degree Bloomwash Ultra 7.0, Graphite)
With maximum RPM of 680 cycles, Whirlpool 360 degree Bloomwash with 7 kg capacity is one of the few top loading washing machines with in-built water heater. The Allergen-free mode heats up water to 60 degree Celsius which is apt for killing dust mites and other allergens in bed and bath linen.
The washing machine has a total of 12 wash programs, namely daily, heavy, delicates, whites, stainwash, anti-bac, woolen, bedsheet, sari, rinse dry, rinse and wash only. It also has express wash option and the water level can either be manually or automatically set as per the wash load. It also has hard water option where excess water is used for removing all detergent residues.
Whirlpool 360 Bloomwash uses a combination of Dynamix technology and 360 tumble technology for optimizing wash quality. The Dynamix Technology ensures complete dissolution of detergent thereby reducing residue on washed clothes, while 360 tumble technology ensures proper agitation of clothes to minimize abrasion and maximize cleanliness.
The drawbacks mainly are that water consumption is on the higher side compared to other top loaders. Also, drying using normal mode is not quite efficient. So, you will have to opt for power dry function most of the time.
Overall, considering the price, functions like in-built water heater, allergen mode and fairly elaborate features, Whirlpool 360 Bloomwash ultra is a pretty good option for families with 3-5 members.
Best Budget Friendly Choice:
Haier HWM58-020 is one of the best-selling top loading washing machines in India that costs about Rs. 10-11K. The features are basic, yet apt for a bachelor or at most families with 2-3 members.
The wash programs include standard, jeans, gentle, quick wash, wash and spin. The water level can be adjusted to 3 setting and in addition, you can also pre-soak the clothes to clean heavily soiled clothes. If you do not want to adjust each function, then the fuzzy logic does it for you, making washing an easy mind-free task.
You can read complete review of Haier HWM58-020 washing machine here.