This post covers washing machine covers suitable for all types of front and top load washers.
Do you really require a washing machine cover?
Yes if your washing machine is kept on the balcony or terrace, No if kept inside the house.
If your washing machine is kept inside your house in places like the kitchen, in or near the washroom then there is no benefit of covering it.
On the contrary if the cover is waterproof then it is harmful as it can trap moisture inside, moisture buildup inside can lead to mould formation which can deteriorate the washer with time.
But it is a must to protect the washer with a waterproof cover when kept on the balcony or terrace.
Balcony and terrace are prone to dust, rain, sunlight, and pigeon menace.
Direct sunlight is bad for the washing machine. Sunlight can heat the internal motor, and other electronic components deteriorating its life.
Pigeon dropping is high in ammonia, it can degrade the body of your washer faster than expected.
How to choose a washing machine cover?
- Cover is made of either vinyl which is waterproof or with cloth which only protects it from dust.
- Check the dimensions and size of your washing machine and then buy the appropriate size cover. Higher load capacity washers are bigger in size and dimensions.
- Few covers come with pockets to place items like detergent.
Best Washing Machine Cover
1. Classic Washing Machine Cover – Suitable for 7 kg Top Load
- Waterproof, dust proof
- Holes for drain pipe and power cable
- Side Pockets for storage
This washing machine cover from “Classic” is the best seller on Amazon.
It comes in different size options and different patterns.
A 7kg top load washer is the most common type of washing machine in an Indian household with a family size of 4.
That is why I have put this cover at the top of my list.
Do check the dimensions of your washer before buying the cover. This cover is the right size for a 6 to 7.5 kg washer.
The cover variant with 56 x 56 x 85 is suitable for 6-7.5 kg top load washer
2. Stylista Cover – Suitable for 8 kg Top Load
- Dimension: 57 x 57 x 94 cm
- Various Eye Catchy patterns to choose from
- Waterproof and dustproof
The previously mentioned Classic washing machine cover too has a bigger size variant.
But we found that it’s bigger variant was not a correct fit for an 8-10 kg washer. It came very loose that is why we chose this Stylista cover.
It is suitable for an 8-10 kg washing machine.
It will protect your washer from dust and water as it is dust free and waterproof.
We love the fact that it is made from recyclable material.
3. Classic Cover – Suitable for Big size Top load washer
- Suitable for 10+ kg Washer
- Dimension: 63 x 63 x 93
- Waterproof and dustproof
If you have a big washing machine with capacity greater than 10 kg then this is the only option available in the market.
It is very difficult to find a cover for a washing machine with a capacity 10kg or more in the local market.
So go with this cover as it is the only option available.
Do note that this cover is so huge that there is a slight change it may get loose for your washer.
Go with 63 x 63 x 93 dimension cover.
4. Cover for 6 kg Front Load Washing Machine
- Dimension: 50 x 63 x 81 cm
- Suitable for 6-7 kg Front Load Washer
- Waterproof, dustproof
After covering different covers for top load washers check this cover designed for front load washer.
6-6.5 kg is common front loader capacity in Indian households.
For this capacity this cover with dimension 50 x 63 x 81 cm is the appropriate size.
It is dustproof and waterproof. Choose the pattern and design as per liking.
5. Bosch Washing Machine Protective Cover
- Dimension: 60 x 60 x 80 cm
- Suitable for 6-8 kg Front Load Washer
- Waterproof, dustproof, heat proof
This is the most expensive cover in our list but is better than others in terms of quality of fabric.
It can withstand direct sunlight and will not wear out with many years of use.
It’s favourable to buy this cover if you have a Bosch front loader.
For front loaders with 6-8 kg capacity this cover will come perfectly fit without getting loose.
Make Washing machine cover at home
You can also make a washing machine cover yourself using an old curtain, bedsheet, or with an old piece of cloth but these will not be as good as vinyl or plastic covers available in the market.
This method will fail to protect the appliance from rain and will not be completely waterproof.