An effective machine will make doing the laundry a lot easier, saving a lot of time while keeping your clothes fresh, clean, and feeling like new. Washing machines have become quite sophisticated and also very expensive in recent years, and finding the right fit can indeed be difficult. The new generation of Wi-Fi-connected smart washing machines might also allow you to manage your laundry remotely and ensure you seldom run out of detergent.
What to look for in a washing machine
It is important to look at some features of a washing machine before you choose one to purchase. Here are some of the factors you should consider to ensure you have the best washing machine:
The wash settings
There are washing machines that have wash programs such as gentle wash for delicate clothes or water level alternatives. A washing machine that has wash settings makes it possible for you to customize your settings and save them.
The material of the tub/drum
The tub of a washing machine can either be made out of plastic, stainless steel or porcelain-enamel. The best washing machines have stainless steel tubs, since they are long lasting, and can withstand high spin speeds as well.
The load capacity
A large family will require a washing machine that has a large load capacity in comparison to a single individual or a smaller family. The size of your washing machine will depend on the amount of laundry you expect to do using the machine.
An economical washing machine helps you save in the long run. The best washing machine is one that saves on both water and power.
The spin cycle
The spin cycle is determined by the type of clothes or fabric that you want to wash. It is depicted in revolutions per minute. Delicate fabrics should only be spun at between 300-500 rpm whereas thick fabrics can be spun at 1000 rpm.
Here are the best washing machines in 2021
If you are looking for a top load old school kind of washing machine, then the GE GTW685BSLWS Washer is ideal. This machine has a huge 4.5 cubic foot drum that can hold a large number of clothes. The Central agitator on the machine makes sure that the clothes get moved around, even in large loads. The machine has 14 wash cycles that can handle different soils and fabric, making it a great option in terms of cleaning performance.
One thing that stood out for us about this machine is that it consumes a fair amount of electricity which is about 50% of most top loader washing machines. Another good thing about the GE GTW685BSLWS Washer is that it has an automatic soak that gets rid of stains on clothes before washing them. It also has a quick wash for fabrics that are lightly soiled and that may be required urgently.
What we liked about it
If you are looking for a portable washing machine, then this is the machine for you. The Comfee Portable Washing Machine is a fully automatic washing machine that has rapid, normal, soft, heavy and soak programs that make it possible for you to start the machine as you wish. The machine also allows you to customize the washing program by selecting rinse time, wash time and spin time.
What really caught our eye regarding this machine is how compact and portable it is. The top load compact is 18.1 inches wide, 17.7 inches deep and 31.5 inches high which makes the machine easy to store. Even better, the machine has handles and wheels that allow for easy movement. It has a durable motor that is also powerful, and up to 700 rpm spin speed. A small household that does not have much space will find this washing machine very optimal.
The LED display of the machine shows the time left to finish. Compared to similar models, the Comfee portable washing machine saves up to 87.5% energy consumption.
What we liked about it
This front load washing machine is all about the wash. The Electrolux EFLS627UTT features a 4.4 cubic foot drum which has the capacity to hold a large wash. It also has 9 wash cycles and a 15 minute fast wash. The machine has easy to use controls that are sophisticated and customizable. You can tweak each cycle for soil level and temperature which enables you to customize the wash.
Priced just under $1000, this washing machine also has an adaptive pod detergent dispenser. This dispenser mixes water with the detergent while in the dispenser before releasing it to ensure proper dispensing. The washing machine has a stainless steel drum, which is a great material that is long lasting and can withstand high spin speeds.
What we liked about it
This is one of the most effective top loaders for budget buyers. The Top Load Washer has high-level reliability and excellent performance for machines in this model. The washer has a fast wash cycle that goes for up to 12 wash cycles. It also has multiple cycle options that add to its great performance as a washer. The machine has a capacity of 4.1 cubic feet and weighs 140 pounds.
What stands out about this machine is that it has electronic controls that are easy to use. It has a fabric softener dispenser that allows for easy cleaning as well as a white finish. The fact that the washer has four temperature options and 5 soil levels make it possible to customize your wash for a simple wash cycle.
What we like about it