10 Best Washing Machines In India 2020
That is why, in this article, we not only bring to you the best washing machine segregated by type but also throws light on the major factors to be considered while buying a washing machine.
If you are short on time to read the complete article, then let’s get briefly to the point.
After Bosch, out top pick is the LG 6 Kg Front Load Washing Machine FH0FANDNL02 with LED touch panel, 1000 RPM cycle and 13 wash programs. High in performance and durability and with fairly good after-sale service, the machine is a delight. If you need higher capacity, then you can opt for the LG 7 Kg FH0H3QDNL02 front loading washing machine.
Owing to the high performance and durability, Bosch and LG also fare in our list of best front loading washing machines in India.
If you are looking for a top-loading washing machine, LG T7281NDDLG/ T7288NDDLG/GD, with 6.2 Kg capacity is the best top load washing machine for a family of 3-4 members. It has pretty good wash quality for a top loader, thanks to the Turbo Drum feature which offers excellent agitation of clothes. 780 RPM spin makes the clothes comparatively drier too. It also has options like Tub Clean, Child Lock, Smart Diagnosis etc, which makes it quite a value for money choice.
Which are the Best Washing Machines In India?
|Bosch WAK24268IN||7 Kg||Front Load|
|IFB Senorita WXS||6.5 Kg||Front Load|
|LG FH0H3NDNL02||6 Kg||Front Load|
|6 Kg||Front Load|
|6 Kg||Front Load|
|Haier HWM58-020S ( white)||5.8 Kg||Top Loading|
|LG T7281NDDLG/ T7288NDDLG/GD||6.2 Kg||Top Loading|
|Bosch ( WOE654W0IN)||6.5Kg||Top Loading|
|Samsung WA62M4100HY/TL||6.2 Kg||Top Loading|
|Whirlpool Superb Atom 60I||6 Kg||Semi-Automatic|
|LG P7550R3FA||6.5 Kg||Semi-Automatic|
|Samsung (WT725QPNDMP)||7.2 Kg||Semi-Automatic|
Best Washing machine in India
- Variety of wash programs available
- Great fit for those with sensitive skin and allergies
- Functions available to save water and energy.
- Maximum temperature up to 90 degrees for cotton programs
- Inlet pipe a bit short
- Requires water flow rate of 7-9 litre per minute, which some independent houses may lack.
With excellent wash quality, durability and optimal energy and water consumption, Bosch WAk24268IN is the best washing machine for a family with 4 to 5 members.
The washing machine cleans all types of stains with ease and causing minimal damage to clothes. Noise during operation is also pretty low, thanks to anti-vibration design. The structure is stable and the built quality is good. Bosch has an excellent reputation for selling highly durable appliances too. The drawbacks you can mainly find are that after-sales service is not as prompt as you would want. Also, it requires a water flow rate of 7-9 litres per minute, which single-storeyed independent houses may lack.
The washing machine is equipped with a variety of wash programs, 15 to be precise, and each caters to different types of clothes and fabrics. The wash quality is quite good that it can clean up soiled uniforms, stained baby clothes, large bed linen and heavy jeans with ease. The clothes are washed in temperature ranging from 30 to 90 degree Celius and spin speed ranging up to a maximum of 1200 RPM. Running at maximum RPM, clothes retain just around 53% of moisture. The temperature and spin speed settings can be adjusted ( within a range) for all wash programs.
Bosch is also the only washing machine manufacturer that is ECARF certified. Their Allergy Plus Wash Program does an excellent job of eliminating allergens and detergent residue by incorporating a longer rinse cycle.
Yet another noteworthy feature is the Sari wash program which cleans the long fabric all the while reducing excessive tangling and hence creases. Further, the Monsoon wash program gives a final warm rinse which reduces moisture by further 10% and gives a fresh feeling to the clothes too.
Bosch has also taken care to incorporate features that further optimize water and energy consumption. The SpeedPerfect feature can reduce wash duration by 65%, while EcoPerfect can reduce energy consumption by up to 66% but taking more time. The Water Plus function when invoked adjusts water consumption depending on the load and fabric.
An average wash program takes about 47 litres of water, which is among the best, and 1 unit of electricity. This may vary depending on the wash program and load. For example, running a full load at 30 degree Celsius in delicate mode will result in 0.21 unit power consumption, while in 40 degree Celsius in various other wash programs will take up about 0.8 to 1 units. On the other hand, if you wash at a maximum temperature of 95 degree Celsius in the cotton program, it will consume 2.3 units of electricity.
Now, coming to the durability aspect, Bosch has a sturdy built. To reduce scaling on the drum, the washing machine has the Drum Clean wash program, which you could use every fortnight to cleanse the drum of detergent and hard water residues. The anti-vibration design not only reduces the noise while operation but also reduces excessive wear and tear of components too.
Talking about drawbacks, many complain about the lack of prompt after-sales service in many cities. The inlet pipe you get along is just 1 metre long. So, you need a water tap close by else, you will have to shell out extra for the longer pipe. Also, as mentioned earlier, the water flow needs to be at least 7-9 litre per minute for uninterrupted washing.
Though there are a few flaws, overall, Bosch WAK24268IN is an excellent option which delivers excellent wash performance, optimal water and energy consumption and superior construction quality.A question frequently asked is about the difference between models WAK24268IN and WAK24168IN. Function wise, the two models are more or less the same. The only difference is that in WAK24268IN you can adjust the temperature and RPM of each wash program, while in WAK24168, you can’t. WAK24268 also has a larger LED display. If these features are not quite important for you, you can save about Rs. 1-3k by buying Bosch’s WAK24168 model.
- Good wash quality.
- Temperature can be set up to 95 degrees celsius
- Excellent after-sales service in most cities.
- Doesn’t have extensive functionalities like Bosch.
- Express wash takes longer than Bosch and IFB.
When it comes to washing quality, LG FH0H3NDNL02 is as good as the previous option from Bosch. Be it food stains on baby clothes, dirty uniforms or large bed linen, LG FH0H3NDNL02 cleans it pretty well. But it doesn’t offer much flexibility in terms of optimizing wash duration or energy and water consumption. Also, it lacks the Drum Clean wash program, which Bosch has. But on the other hand, it isn’t that expensive either.
There are sufficient wash programs in FH0H3NDNL02 to clean a variety of clothes. (But the newer FHM1006ADW has cut down on wash programs like Duvet and Intensive 60.)
The wash programs also have further functions like Medic Rinse, Crease Care, Pre-wash and Intensive.
The spin speed can be set at a maximum of 1000 RPM ( which is fairly good for a 6 Kg washing machine). In their 7 Kg variant, the maximum RPM is 1200 cycles. The temperature can be set up to 95 degree Celsius.
Now, if you are someone who is always in a hurry, then you may not be quite happy with LG as their fastest wash cycle lasts 30 minutes while Bosch and IFB have quicker wash cycle of just 15 minutes.
Coming to the operation, the LG FH0H3NDNL02 features inverter Direct Drive, which reduces energy consumption, noise and vibration. LG also features 6 Motion Direct Drive, which helps clean clothes without damaging them. The 6 motions are- stepping, filtration, scrubbing, tumble, rolling and swinging.
Another noteworthy feature of LG washing machine is the smart diagnosis system whereby technical problem can be troubleshot by calling LG customer care helpline and placing the phone on the appliance. The washing machine communicates with the computer and helps technicians be well-equipped before they visit for service.
Talking about the durability, the drum of LG front loaders made of stainless steel remains rust-free even after a decade of use. The body too appears fairly strong. But we have generally observed that they tend to develop rust in the lower portion, especially if its kept in the balcony or work area where it is directly exposed to outside weather.
As for the other drawbacks, the inlet pipe is just 1 metre long and so, most probably, you may have to buy a longer pipe if the water tap is far away from the washing machine. The rat mesh is made of plastic, which might not be that effective in keeping rats away. Also, unlike Bosch and IFB, it doesn’t have laundry add feature which enables adding laundry or taking it out mid-cycle.
If you would like to have better wash programs like steam care; and if you are quite a techy who would like to download customized wash programs using the LG SmartThinQ app, then you could opt for LG FHT1006SNW.ABWPEIL 6 Kg Front Load Washing Machine. Other than few advanced wash programs, wash performance and durability remain almost the same.
The higher capacity versions are:
LG 7 kg Front Loading Washing Machine (FHT1007SNL.ALSPEIL),
LG 8 Kg FHT1208SWL.ALSPEIL Front Loading Washing Machine
LG 9 Kg FHT1409SWS Front Loading Washing Machine.
Overall Rating: 4.3/5 based on 883 customer reviews.
Find latest price ( Amazon)Samsung WW60R20GLMA is the best budget-friendly 6 Kg front loader that you could opt for. Its wash quality is fairly good and is quite efficient when it comes to energy and water consumption.
The wash programs are basic. But it is the only budget-friendly front loader that has a Hygiene steam function which can remove stubborn dirt and allergens. In this wash program, a powerful jet of steam helps dislodge the dirt and completely sanitize the clothes. That being said, unlike LG FH0H3NDNL02, it doesn’t have dedicated wash programs for kidswear, duvet and bed linen. Rather, you will have to wash them all in cotton wash program. And it could lead to tangling and excessive creasing especially when you wash bed linen.
The wash temperature can be adjusted from 20 degrees to up to 90 degrees. Similarly, the spin speed can also be set up to 1000 RPM, which helps dry clothes fairly well. But if you are washing delicate clothes, you could opt for lower RPM to ensure the clothes are not damaged. Just like IFB and Bosch, the duration for express wash is just 15 minutes.
The washing machine also has options to pre-soak and time delay.
Overall, it is quite efficient. The wash quality is pretty good. It doesn’t make much noise and is low on vibration too. Samsung claims that its motor has enhanced durability of up to 20 years, as it uses Digital Inverter Technology. But Samsung offers only a 5-year warranty on the motor which makes you wonder about their 20-year claim.
There are hardly any complaints about the product. But when it comes to after-sales service and installation, there are plenty of complaints about delays and even no showup.
Given the competitive price and fairly good wash quality, it could be one of the best budget-friendly options in the 6 Kg segment.
Find latest price ( Amazon) Find latest price ( Amazon)PROS:
Wide variety of wash programs and features Optimal consumption of water and electricityCONS:
Frequent complaints about installation delays.
IFB Senator Aqua is a pretty good option for those looking for a larger washing machine suitable for family with 5 plus members. The wash quality is excellent. And the best thing is that it can wash a wide variety of clothes from delicate silk mix sarees to heavy curtain and duvet. Water and energy consumption is optimal and the vibration is minimal too.
The washing machine has 15 wash programs for different types of fabrics and clothing. Perhaps a unique aspect is the Program Repeat wash program. For washing your regular clothes, which usually comes up more frequently, you could set the wash program and customize the temperature, spin and other options. This way, you save time as you needn’t adjust the settings every time you need to wash it.
The temperature of wash programs can be set from 20 to 95 degree Celsius, while spin speed can be set up to 1400 cycles. If the washing machine is not fully loaded, this results in drier clothes.
Talking about the wash program duration, the express wash lasts just 15 minutes. But it is ideal only for unsoiled clothes that need a quick wash. The cotton wash program lasts about 2 hour 15 minutes and can be used for washing bed and bath linen. The mixed fabrics, which is opted regularly for daily wears last about 1 hour 10 minutes. Of course, if you adjust the settings like, pre-wash, rinse, easy iron etc., the duration would increase accordingly. The water consumption is also optimal with full load cotton wash program consuming 60 L of water and most other programs consuming much lesser quantity.
The built quality is pretty good and to ensure the durability of the drum, there is a Drum Clean wash program which removes hard water deposit and detergent residues by thorough cleaning in hot water.
Talking about the drawbacks, lack of prompt after-sales service is a problem faced by many. There are also complaints about damages in transit. So, take care to inspect thoroughly at the time of delivery.
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- Highly Budget friendly.
- One of the few top-loaders with a hot inlet pipe.
- Time delay can be set up to 24 hours.
- No temperature settings.
- No motor to pump out wastewater. So, the outlet pipe has to be kept at a lower height level.
- Plastic drum- So can’t wash with hot water
Haier HWM658-20 is one of the best selling washing machines in India, which is suitable for bachelors and families with 2-3 members.
Featuring rust-free plastic body, maximum RPM of 1000 cycles, digital display of remaining time, this washing machine uses a quadra flow system that creates multi-directional water flow to clean clothes efficiently.
The machine has a memory function which resumes from where it has left in case of power failure; delay timer from 30 minutes to 24 hours, child lock and double-level spin tub to reduce abrasion of fabrics. It also has two lint filters, thus helping improve the fabric quality after wash.
The wash programs include cotton, synthetics, mix, eco, prewash, quick wash and daily wash. All wash cycles can be completed in less than an hour.
As the inlet pipe consists of a detachable hose and a pipe, you can remove the pipe and connect is as and when you need. So, you don’t have to keep it permanently attached like a front load washing machine.
Now, there are a few features it lacks. First of all, it doesn’t have temperature settings. Rather, it has a hot water inlet, which you can attach to a tap that gives hot water.
It doesn’t have a softener dispenser. So, you will have to add the softener manually when the last rinse cycle is done.
You also have to ensure that the outlet pipe is below the level of the washing machine, as it doesn’t have any motor to pump out the wastewater. Also, the drum is made of plastic, so you can’t use excessively hot water for washing your clothes. But given the low price tag, you can’t really complain about these minor flaws.
A common remark that can be seen online is the delay in installation. There are also a few remarks about the seller delivering used/ returned products.
Overall rating: 4.2/5 based on 3234 customer reviews.
LG 6.2 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (T7281NDDLG/ T7288NDDLG/GD, Middle Free Silver)PROS:
- Belt-less technology ensures low noise and vibration.
- Excellent wash quality for a top loader.
- Has features for improved durability.
- No hot water inlet pipe or temperature settings.
With 6.2 Kg capacity, maximum RPM of 700 cycles, multiple wash programs and smart inverter motor, the LG T7281NDDLG/ T7288NDDLG/GD top load washing machine is an ideal option for a small family with less than 3-4 members.
Just like LG’s front load washing machine, LG T7281NDDLG/ T7288NDDLG/GD top loader too employs smart inverter motor, which is a belt-less technology that is highly durable, and low on vibration and noise. It also features LG’s new Turbo Drum, whereby water inside the drum moves in one direction and the drum itself moves in the other direction. The clothes inside the drum are subject to water that moves in three motions, namely agitation which removes tough stains, rotation for tangle-free washing and swing for delicate clothes. LG claims that this helps remove tough stains with minimal damage to the clothes.
The motor is also protected with a casing to prevent corrosion, humidity, dust and insects. And to enhance the durability of the drum, there is a Tub Clean wash program that removes any odour, residue and mould formation.
The washing machine has 6 water levels, the soak time can be set from 3 to 25 minutes and the wash programs include normal, gentle, quick wash, strong, aqua reserve, favourite and tub clean.
The user reviews are fairly positive. The majority are happy with the wash quality, which they say is pretty good considering it is a top load washing machine. Many are of the opinion that the “Normal” wash program is sufficient for daily wears and that gentle wash is not quite good enough for removing dirt and stains.
As the washing machine has a maximum RPM of about just 700 cycles, clothes don’t come off as dry as other top load washing machines that are capable of 1000 RPM spin speed. The washing machine doesn’t have an inbuilt heater or additional inlet pipe for hot water too. So, unless you connect to a geyser, you can’t wash clothes in hot water.Unlike other brands, installation is fairly prompt for LG in most cities, which is a huge positive. Overall, the washing machine is a pretty good buy with decent options for a small family.
- Has a number of wash programs and water levels
- Excellent wash quality.
- Low vibration
- Maximum RPM comparatively low. So, clothes don’t come out very dry.
- No hot water inlet or temperature setting.
Bosch WOE654W0IN top loading washing machine with 680 RPM and 9 wash programs is a pretty good choice for a small family with 3-4 members.
The washing machine employs a unique power wash, intelligent wave drum movement and dynamic water flow to remove tough stains with minimal fabric damage. There are 9 wash programs, namely daily wash, delicates, jeans, refresh, intensive, quick wash, bedsheets and drum drying. The water level can be set to 8 levels and there are also options for time delay and rinse hold.To further customize the wash program, it also has a speed perfect function to reduce the wash time by 20%. The user-friendliness is enhanced through the employment of magic filter to collect lint and dual dispenser for liquid and powdered detergent. The door is made of toughened glass that can withstand weight and softened closing ensures its durability too. As the machine has memory function, it resumes wash cycle mid-way even in case of power failure.
Talking about the performance, the wash quality is good. However, as with most top load washing machines, if you have tough stains or to clean collars, you will have to do a spot cleaning. The washing machine runs fairly silent for a top loader and with minimal vibration even while spinning at maximum speed.On the flip side, the clothes are not quite dry as maximum spin speed is just 680 RPM. Also, there is no in-built heater or additional inlet pipe for hot water.That being said, given the price, the washing machine offers absolute value for money and is quite a good buy.
- Highly budget friendly.
- Has a separate slot for detergent and softener.
- Dries clothes well
- No temperature settings or safety lock.
With 6.2 kg capacity and maximum of 700 RPM, this top load washing machine from Samsung is one of the best sellers in India.
The washing machine features a diamond drum that has smaller and deeper holes which prevent clothes from getting damaged. Further, the pulsator technology which has 6 blades, creates a strong stream of water to remove dirt.
In order to reduce lint on washed clothes, the lint filter is placed deeper in the drum to effectively capture all lints. As for drying, Samsung has used Air Turbo Drying system, whereby air is taken inside the drum through minute vents to dry clothes pretty well. This also prevents mould formation inside as the drum is always dry. Most of the users too are of the opinion that drying function, especially Monsoon dry works pretty well in reducing the moisture content of the washed clothes.
The washing machine has five water level settings and six wash cycles namely normal, quick wash, delicates, blankets, jeans, soak+ normal. It also has a slot for pouring detergent and softener.
On the downside, it doesn’t have temperature settings or a safety lock. But when you consider the price, the positive far outweigh the negatives. If you need a fully automatic top load machine with features better than Haier, then Samsung WA62M4100HT/TL is definitely the best choice.
Overall rating: 4.5/5 based on 48 customer reviews.
Featuring 3 wash programs (heavy, normal and delicate), a smart scrub station for pre-treating stained clothes, a large washtub of 66 litres, multi-utility tray and a powerful impeller for quick cleaning, Whirlpool 6 kg Semi-automatic washing machine is a fairly decent machine that you can get within a budget.
As it doesn’t have an auto-soak feature, so you might have to pre-soak for the required time before you put the clothes for washing. A wash cycle is typically completed in about 30-40 minutes. One thing you have to take care is to load the washed clothes to the dryer properly because if the weight is unevenly distributed, the dryer may not work effectively.
On the positive side, the machine has two inlet pipes, so you can add hot and cold water as per requirement.
Overall, it is a budget-friendly choice for bachelors and small families.
Overall Rating: 4/5 based on 51 customer reviews.
- Out of the semi-automatic washing machines, LGP7550R3FA is a pretty good option for bachelors or small family with 2-4 members.The washing machine is made of plastic body and has roller pulsator and collar scrubber that causes sufficient friction to clean collars and remove stains. However, the efficiency of these features is not as superior as one may expect.There are 3 basic wash programs, namely, gentle, normal and strong. The spin shower feature cleans leftover detergent residue from the drum to enhance durability. Overall, the wash quality is good for a semi-automatic washing machine.On the flip side, as with most semi-automatic washing machines, the vibration while spinning is high. Also, it doesn’t have a detergent box. This may not be a deal-breaker for most.The washing machine overall is a good deal with sufficient features and a budget-friendly price tag.The washing machine is available in different capacities from 6.5Kg to 9.5 Kg. You can check them out here.
- With 7.2 Kg capacity, maximum RPM of 1000 cycles and three basic wash programs, namely, normal, delicate and intensive, this washing machine is a budget-friendly choice for bachelors or for 3-4 member family that doesn’t have intensive laundry requirements.The washing machine employs Center Jet which injects strong water sprays from the central pulsator to improve washing effectiveness. The air turbo drying system takes in water from two inlets for better drying. As there are special scrub boards, the clothes are cleaned fairly thoroughly. In addition, the lint filter collects loose threads and lint to improve washing efficiency and prevent any blocks in the pipes.With fairly good wash quality and an efficient drying system, the washing machine is highly rated as a good budget-friendly semi-automatic washing machine.
How To Choose A Washing Machine?
Let us now discuss the most important factors that you have to consider while buying a washing machine. If it has been a while since you last bought a washing machine, then we highly recommend that you read this, as newer technologies and features are being incorporated into home appliances every year.
Perhaps the first and foremost important factor that you have to consider while buying a washing machine is its capacity. The below image will help you make a decision about what capacity your washing machine ought to have.
Front Load Or Top Load?
If you are on a tight budget, then a top load model would be a better choice. Most of the models are available in the range of Rs. 7-17k. The advantages of top-load models are that you can add clothes mid-way of a wash cycle, ergonomically friendly (especially useful if you have trouble bending down and picking up things) and of course it is budget-friendly too.
On the downside, the top load models consume a lot of water, power, doesn’t clean as well as a front-load machine and have lesser features and wash programs compared to front load washing machines.
Front-load machines are comparatively expensive but are very efficient, consumes lesser water, power and cleans clothes much better. They also have far more features, wash programs and are generally less noisy too.
You might have heard that a major disadvantage of front-load machines is that you cannot add clothes mid-way of a cycle. But manufacturers like Bosch, Samsung and IFB have now come up with advanced features that allow adding clothes mid-way of a wash cycle.
So, to conclude, if you have a large family, or have kids who heavily soil clothes or if you are particular about cloth care and conserving electricity and water, then opt for a front load washing machine.
If you are a bachelor or a small family of 2-3 members and if your clothes don’t get heavily soiled, then a top load will be fairly good enough.
Automatic or Semi-Automatic
If you are planning to buy a top-load machine, then you have the option of automatic and semi-automatic machines.
Semi-automatic machines are wider in size as it has a separate washer and dryer. After the wash cycle is completed, you will have to manually transfer the clothes to the dryer. Semi-automatic washing machines are pretty inexpensive with a price tag of Rs. 5 to 10k.
Automatic washing machines do not require you to transfer the clothes, but with certain models like Haier, you might have to add fabric softeners/Ujala manually towards the end of the cycle.
Other Important Features You May Want To Consider-
Bosch has temperature settings from cold to up to 60 degree Celsius in their lower end models, whereas the temperature of water in LG and IFB washing machines can be cranked up to 95 degree Celsius. This is useful if you have small babies at home or immunity compromised family members who need to have their clothes disinfected regularly.
Most top load machines do not have temperature control settings, but rather have two inlet pipes for hot and cold water.
Each family has its own way of washing clothes. In our family, we always wash bath towels and bedsheets in ridiculously hot water. So, LG washing machine was our first option. But if you are a busy family who often forgets to put all clothes in a go, then Bosch or IFB might be a better choice for you.
Families with working husband and wife will find machines with 24-hour time delay setting very useful.
If you live in a place with a heavy monsoon, then Monsoon settings in IFB and Bosch, which removes odour of damp clothes and dries clothes better would be something that you need.
So, you might have to consider what are the features that you particularly need and the ones that you can compromise on, in order to choose an optimal solution within your budget.