In this article you will find the best washing machines of every category – Top Load, Front Load, Semi Automatic; along with different pricing to satisfy the budget of every middle class person.
If you made the decision to buy a washing machine for your home then we suggest you research everything related to a washing machine using our buying guide.
How we rank a washing machine
We look for several factors before to list a washer high or low in our list. These factors are
- Features & Wash Programs
- Availability of Quick Wash Program, Delicate Wash Program, and Wheels
- Brand Value
- Popularity & User Reviews
- Pricing & Consumer Budget
- After Sales Support & Servicing
Keeping these points in mind you must also choose a washing machine.
Best Top Load Washing Machine
All the washers in this category are fully automatic in nature. If you are on a budget then do check this article for the best washers under 20,000.
In the fully automatic Top load category LG is the go to brand along with Whirlpool. If you prefer LG then check this Washing machine model T70SKSF1Z. This comes with 7kg wash capacity.
You will find most of the washers listed in this article of 7-7.5 kg capacity. This is ideal for a family of 3-4 members. Most of the family are 2 couples along with 2 children. You can accommodate 6 shirts, 5 jeans in a single wash cycle.
- It comes with 8 wash programs to cater different situations. These are quick wash, rinse, tub clean, gentle wash, prewash, strong wash, normal wash.
- With the smart inverter technology, save power and reduce your electricity bills. The machine can sense the load, water level, and fabric type; based on these parameters it spins the washer drum.
- It comes with direct drive technology which is nothing but the motor attached directly to the washer drum.
You will find machines with a washer drum made of either plastic, or stainless steel in the market, this LG washer comes with the stainless steel drum. It lasts longer and is durable.
Remember to clean the washer drum from left over and residue of dirt and detergent after 30-40 washes, use the tub clean feature in this machine, this will automatically clean it. You can also use a commercial cleaning agent.
Other features include the child lock setting, use this to prevent any interruption between a wash cycle. The washing machine can restart a wash cycle from the point it left during a power outage.
Whirlpool is the go to brand for those seeking a budget friendly washing machine. I have selected this 7.5 kg washer which is the common capacity used by families of 4 members. If you have a smaller family you can go with the lower capacity variant. There are no big differences in features between any of the variants.
- No manual work required, No hard labor required, the machine is fully automatic in nature. Just put the clothes, add detergent, turn on the machine, set the wash cycle, and boom; your clothes will come clean and dry after around 1 hour.
- Features 12 wash programs – Normal wash, delicate wash, eco wash, heavy wash, express wash, etc.
- Company claims that this machine can handle hard water. But I suggest if you suffer from the hard water problem then use a filter along with this machine.
- Use the auto tub clean wash program to clean the washer tub occasionally.
The machine features ZPF technology which can fill water inside the drum even at low water pressure. Its 6th sense technology can automatically change the spinning speed, water usage, and dispense detergent depending on the load of the clothes.
Its express wash program is similar to that of a quick wash program and will wash your clothes and reduce the spinning time by 30-40%. You will get a complete 2 year warranty on the product from the date of purchase. It covers all the defects and issues.
Samsung is manufacturing equally good Top Load washers in the Indian market. If you have preference over Samsung then you can go with this washer of 7kg.
It comes in imperial silver color, the build quality is great and looks elegant. We found that its water inlet pipe is too short, but this is common to see so get an extra pipe to attach with the inlet pipe.
- Wash programs include the 15 minute quick wash program, normal wash, eco tub clean, delicate wash, heavy wash, etc.
- Diamond Drum – To prevent sticking of fabric and ensure gentler washing of clothes the surface of the drum has small water exit holes.
- Eco Drum Clean – With time with several wash cycles residue and leftover sticks on the washer drum, this needs cleaning, use the eco drum clean program to clean the washer drum.
- Centre Jet Technology – Pulsator generates jets of water and lifts the clothes which fall down on the bottom. It improves the washing efficiency.
Your laundry will dry out with better drying. The Air Turbo drying minimizes the drying time and increases the airflow. Its magic filter is a specially designed filter positioned low in the washer drum. Its job is to catch and collect fluff and lint from your clothes.
There are no hot water wash and built-in heater in this washer. Samsung’s servicing is average like every other brand, you will get a 2 year warranty covering all manufacturing defects if found any in this machine.
Best Front Load Washing Machine
Below are front load washing machines in which you put clothes from the front. If you are on a budget then check this post on the best front loader under 30,000/-.
LG is the go-to brand for front load washing machines in India. They deliver good quality machines with several features along with good after sales support & servicing.
This is a 7 kg washer ideal for a family of 3-4 but you can also look for the same variant with higher or lower drum capacity. Do you know that front load washers are priced higher but offer better cleaning along with low water consumption.
- This is a 5 star rated washer, will consume less power and save electricity
- 6 Motion Wash – The washer drum rotates in multiple directions to remove tough stains effectively. This results in ultra cleaning of your clothes.
- Inverter Direct Drive – It comes with inverter technology and can change the spinning speed based on the load and fabric inside the drum.
- Every LG washing machine comes with a feature to monitor the machine using a smartphone, just download SmartThinQ app on your phone. It can also help you to diagnose upto 86 error codes showing via the machine.
You can expect your clothes to come clean and dry in a wash cycle after around 1 hour. You can use the steam wash program thanks to the built-in heater which allows heating of water. It will sterilize your cloth from bacteria, allergens. It also helps in removing tough stains.
Its Auto Restart option can restart the wash cycle from the point it was left in case of a power cut. With modernistic LED touch panel, control the various wash programs according to the fabric, and your requirements.
Have you heard about Bosch? It is a renowned brand from Germany which builds world class washing machines especially the front loaders. This is a 8 kg washer, slightly big from other washers of 7 kg. It is suitable for a family of 5 members.
- Features 15 wash programs for every type of fabric like cotton and wool
- The AllergyPlus wash program is designed to kill all bacteria and allergens from laundry, the water gets heated up to 60 degree celsius during this wash program.
- Bosch markets its washer with the anti-tangle feature and boasts that clothes tangle less by 50%.
- To reduce the noise and vibration produced during a wash cycle its body and motors are designed such that they make less noise.
- The Vario Drum is built to fight with tough stains without making any damage to the clothes.
Do you know that you cannot add laundry in between of a wash cycle in front loaders but not with this Bosch front loader, it comes with the reload function which allows one to add/remove clothes in between.
Other features are common like the child lock setting which prevents young children from interrupting any ongoing wash cycle. If you buy online on ecommerce portals, then you will need to contact Bosch India for installation.
IFB is an Indian brand that manufactures world class washing machines. It is generally seen that the IFB washers are better in build quality and washing of clothes than other brands but lack in servicing and after sales support.
IFB is the only brand that offers a whopping 4 year warranty on its washers.
- The company claims that its washers can handle the hard water problem in India. However we have tested that no washing machine can effectively handle hard water. It is best to use water to filter out hard water along with your machine.
- Features 11 wash programs, choose according to your requirements.
- Aqua Energie is a built-in device used to help detergent dissolve better in water leading to better cleaning and removal of stains.
- This washing machine prevents the wastage of detergents and enhances the washing quality by using the Ball Valve technology that lets out the water but keeps the detergent in.
The washing machine comes with a voltage protection feature which protects the machine from power surge and power fluctuations. Its powerful motors can spin at a high speed of 1000RPM during the drying cycle, this leads to better and faster drying of clothes.
You can call on this toll free number 1860 4255 678 to know more about IFB washing machines.
This is LG’s front load washing machine with a whopping 9 kg load capacity. If you are a joint family of 6-8 members then have a look at this washer.
Big Washing Machine for a Big Family
With a larger load capacity the wash drum is also bigger and the machine will occupy more room space. Using this you can wash 12 shirts and 12 jeans at once in a single wash cycle.
- 6 Motion Direct Drive: Advanced tumbling motion in which the washer drum moves in multiple directions resulting in better wash and ultra cleaning of clothes.
- Choose the hot water wash program for killing all the bacteria from clothes. The heater inside this machine can heat water up to 60 degree celsius.
- It comes with a memory function which will save the machine parameters at the time of power cut and will use this to restart from the wash cycle from the point it left.
Its powerful motors can spin at a maximum spin speed of 1400 RPM. This will make the drying of clothes faster and more effective. Use your smartphone to control and monitor the machine with LG’s SmartThinQ app, operate your machine from anywhere.
Don’t forget to use the child lock, this will prevent naughty children from interrupting a wash cycle. We recommend using a water filter with this machine to save it from the hard water problem.
We have more reviews for Front Load washing machines.
Best Semi Automatic Washing Machine
Semi Automatic Washers are deal breakers for us middle class people who cannot afford expensive fully automatic washers. You can easily get a good semi automatic washer under 10,000/-.
Whirlpool is the go-to brand for semi automatic washing machines. If you do not believe us then go look at Flipkart and Amazon and find yourself which semi-automatic washer is the most selling. Its products are durable, budget-friendly and last longer.
You will see either impeller or agitator in top load washers, this one has an impeller. There are a lot of benefits of using an impeller like more space for placing clothes inside the drum, less entanglement of clothes, etc.
One Key point to note is that the washer drum is made of plastic instead of stainless steel. It is durable and rust free but still not very durable like steel.
Read More: Best Semi Automatic Washer in India
The motors used inside are very powerful and can spin at a speed of 1450 RPM. This speed is not achieved with the washer drum but you may see this speed with the drying drum. With higher RPM clothes will dry out better and faster.
The usual lint filter is placed inside to catch and collect fluff and lint. Lint is shedded by fabric during a wash cycle. The company gives a complete 2 year warranty on this product. Though semi automatic machines seldom get any defect but still it is covered for every type of defect.
If you have preference over LG then check this semi automatic washer of 7.5kg suitable for a family of 4. This is a 2020 model but make sure to look for the latest model if available.
Do you hate the sound of buzzing alarm when a wash cycle finishes? In this washer LG has removed this alarm. Most machines have alarm for indicating that a wash cycle is complete but not with this machine.
It features the basic 3 wash programs – gentle, normal, strong. Its Roller Jet pulsator is a unique pulsator which can produce more friction and agitation of clothes.
The plastic body has a 3mm plastic cover added with a rat repellent, this keeps rats away from infesting the machine. Moving the washer is easy with the wheels attached to it.
If you purchase this product then let me tell you that it comes with a complete 2 year warranty along with a 5 year warranty on its motors.
If you are on a tight budget and observe that you cannot buy most of the washers in the market then have a look at this washer only washing machine.
This washing machine has wash capability only, you cannot dry in this machine. On the positive side its price is very low.
At the time of writing this review, it was priced around 5,000 only.
This washing machine from Onida has a wash capacity of 6.5 kg and is suitable for couples or family of 3 members. You will not find this deal breaker machine anywhere. I am amazed to see Onida’s innovation for cutting down the cost.
The motors used are also of low power and can spin at max speed of 740 RPM. RPM stands for revolution per minute.
Do note that you will only get a 1 year warranty on the product.
Quick Buying Guide
If you are looking to buy a washing machine for yourself then you should first think about the type of washing machine.
Types of Washing Machine
There are mainly three types of washing machines which are semi automatic top load, fully automatic top load, and front load.
All have their own pros and cons. A type of washer may be good at wasing but may not come in your budget while another type may come in your budget but may not satisfy your washing needs.
Hard Water Problem
Our country suffers from the hard water problem.
If you live in cities where water comes from the municipal corporation then you need not worry about hard water as the water is treated and has low levels of hardness.
But if you get water from borewell or other sources and the water is hard then you need to worry about your clothes and the washing machine.
Hard water can deteriorate your machine with time.
You should use a hard water filter along with your washing machine.
Washing Machine Brands
There are many brands in the Indian market.
Getting a good brand washer has its own benefit like
- Better Build Quality
- Good Servicing & After Sales Support
Few names for the best brands are LG, Samsung, Whirlpool, Bosch, etc.