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Which is the best washing machine in India? (out of top 10 bestsellers)

Today we are going to find out which is the best washing machine in India. This article will specifically list the best fully automatic top loading washing machine and the best fully automatic front loading washing machine in India.

Not to mention, if you are planning to buy a semi-automatic washing machine – read this post on the best semi-automatic washing machines.

In general, fully automatic washing machines are costlier compared to their semi-automatic counterparts. Of course, fully automatic machines are so much more convenient to use and space saving too. So if you are paying that extra price to buy a fully automatic washing machine – why settle for second best or third best?

You all will agree – the best doesn’t have to be the most expensive.

That’s what our mission is – to find the best, not the most expensive.

Let’s jumpstart into the challenge to discover the best washing machines in India.

No time to read? Jump to the conclusion – Bosch 7kg – the best washing machine in India.

Which type of washing machine is the best in India?

For the answer – I would suggest you read the following two articles –

  1. A short guide to washing machine types
  2. Front loading OR top loading washing machine?

No time to read two articles?

Never mind… I’ll tell you which type is the best washing machine in India.

I’ve concluded – top loading washing machines are the best for people like me because –

  • They are comparatively cheaper upfront
  • They take lesser space as the machines open from the top
  • Older adults can operate them too as they don’t have to bend to put or take out clothes

Wait…

Technically, front loading machines take lesser electricity and water. Also, they clean the clothes better.

So,

  • If you can afford the high upfront cost of a front-load machine
  • You want to save water and electricity in the long run
  • There is enough space in your house
  • You or your family members have no problem bending down to put or take out clothes from the washing machine

Then you should go with front load washing machines.

What size washing machine to get?

If you buy too large washing machine – you will waste extra water and electricity as the tub/ drum size will be big.

If you buy too small washing machine – you may overload it and reduce the life of the machine as that will put extra pressure on the motor and pulsator of the washing machine.

Recommendation – Buy a washing machine with a slightly larger capacity tub instead of a slightly smaller capacity tub.

Drum SizeTypical Clothing LoadFamily Size
6kg3 Shirts
3 Jeans
2 Small towels
1 Large towel
1 Bed sheet
2 Pillow covers
2 Adults
7kg3 Shirts
3 Jeans
4 Small Kid's t-shirts
4 Small Kid's jeans
2 Small towels
1 Large towel
2 Bed sheets
4 Pillow covers
2 Adults & 2 Children below 13
8kg5 Shirts
5 Jeans
4 Small Kid's t-shirts
4 Small Kid's jeans
2 Small towels
2 Large towels
3 Bed sheets
6 Pillow covers
3 Adults & 2 Children below 13

The above guide is just based on rough estimates.

For a family of four (Hum do hamare do types) – I would recommend 6.5 or 7kg machine.

Of course, sometimes you may have more clothes to wash – especially if guests visit and stay back 🙁

By all means, you can wash clothes in 2 rounds in such situations.

Which is the best top load washing machine in India?

The best 5 in each category are on the list. Period. No low ranking washing machines. Who will buy them anyways?

 Let’s start with the greatest and the best washing machine in India (Top Load)-

#1 Samsung 6.2 kg Fully-Automatic Top load Washing Machine – WA62M4100HY

Review of Samsung 6.2 kg Fully-Automatic Top load Washing Machine – WA62M4100HY

To be frank with you, this Samsung 6.2 kg machine is loaded with only the essential features. There are no special features to boast.

And that’s what makes it the best, number one in my list. Keep it simple and make it perfect!

Samsung’s reliability & after sales support is great too.

The only drawback is the capacity – 6.2kg. It is suitable for a very small family but larger families should go with a 7kg capacity machine.

PROS:
  • Comes with a sink at the top of the tub where you can pre-wash stubborn stains with hands
  • Magic dispenser ensures detergent powder is released in such a way that it dissolves properly in water
  • Tub clean function can clean the tub to prevent odour causing fungus and disease-causing bacterias to grow
  • Rustproof – stainless steel pulsator for long life
  • ‘Monsoon’ program helps speed up drying process (specially designed for Indian monsoons)
  • Size of holes in the tub is small enough to prevent choking of clothes while drying them

CONS:
  • 6.2kg capacity is not enough for larger families
  • Silver colour doesn’t look attractive

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Samsung 6.2 kg Fully-Automatic Top load Washing Machine (WA62M4100HY/TL, Imperial Silver)

Last update was on: November 16, 2019 8:45 PM
Should I buy it?
????Overall, if your family is small – Samsung 6.2kg machine (WA62M4100HY) is the best choice.????

#2 Haier 5.8 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine – HWM 58-020

Review of Haier 5.8 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine – HWM 58-020

HWM 58-020 from Haier is perfect for single bachelors. It is cheap, compact & at the same time – long lasting.

5 years of warranty will ensure you do not have to spend a lot of money on a new machine for at least half a decade.

Customer satisfaction of Haier brand is mixed, only main cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi have timely support from Haier.

PROS:
  • Basic functions make it extremely easy to use
  • Rustproof plastic tub prevents accumulation of calcium and other minerals – result – washing machine will last longer
  • A whopping 5 years of warranty!
  • Drum holes are designed to be safe on clothes during spinning

CONS:
  • 5.8kg capacity is good for a family of 2 or single bachelors
  • It’s a little bit slow to dry clothes
  • Haier has limited service centres
  • Not easy to get – only available on Amazon at the moment
  • Comes with 1-meter water inlet pipe – you may need to buy another larger pipe if the tap is more than a meter away from the washing machine

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Haier 5.8 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (HWM58-020, White)

Last update was on: November 16, 2019 8:45 PM
Should I buy it?
Overall – if you are a bachelor or a couple staying in a big city – HWM 58-020 is a good choice for you.

#3 IFB 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine – TL-RDW 6.5kg Aqua

Review of IFB 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine – TL-RDW 6.5kg Aqua

Triadic pulsator for excellent stain removal and 4 years comprehensive warranty makes this machine attractive.

PROS:
  • Rustproof stainless steel tub makes the machine durable
  • Aqua Energie system breaks down calcium molecules – which means the washing machine lasts longer as calcium deposits in the tub are reduced
  • Triadic Pulsator provides three-way action – it scrubs, sprays a jet stream of water and sends powerful yet gentle punches of water to remove stains from clothes
  • Aqua conserve system saves water
  • 4 years of comprehensive warranty

CONS:
  • 720 rpm motor speed makes it a bit slow in washing and drying clothes
  • Just like Haier, IFB has limited service centres. IFB is best suited for larger cities.
  • IFB service technicians will try to sell lots of add-ons when they visit for the demo. Make sure you don’t end up buying everything they try to sell.

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IFB 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (TL-RDW 6.5kg Aqua, Ivory...

Last update was on: November 16, 2019 8:45 PM

Rs. 18,200 Rs. 18,990

Should I buy it?
Consider buying this if you have kids at home as it can be very effective in washing kid’s extra dirty laundry.

#4 Whirlpool 7 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine – 360 Degree Bloomwash Ultra 7.0

Review of Whirlpool 7 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine – 360 Degree Bloomwash Ultra 7.0

As I mentioned earlier, Bloomwash Ultra 7.0 is the most advanced top loading washing machine. I especially liked the inbuilt water heater function as it will save a lot of time heating water separately to remove stubborn stains.

Be it tea/ coffee stains, pickle stains, gravy stains, mud, soil stains – this machine will perform better than other washing machines due to hot water and full 360-degree water movement.

7kg capacity is good enough for most of the family.

I wish it had water saving function and a little less expensive cost-wise; it would’ve been number 1 in this list of best washing machines in India.

PROS:
  • Perfect size for a family of four (hum do hamare do types)
  • The most advanced top load fully automatic washing machine I’ve ever seen till date (why isn’t it no.1 in the list then?- cost is the reason)
  • 360 degrees tumble motion moves clothes in all directions to remove stains from laundry
  • In-built heater – yes it heats the water inside the washing machine so that tough stains get removed easily
  • Antibacterial wash kills common bacteria with hot water
  • DynaMix technology ensures the correct amount of detergent is released into the water to prevent leftover detergent and save water
  • Lint filter is automatically cleaned through the gush of water
  • 4 levels of dryer ensure drying of clothes is super fast
  • 10 years warranty on motor

CONS:
  • Expensive (but worth it if you have that much budget for a washing machine)
  • No water saving feature

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Whirlpool 7 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (360 Degree Bloomwash Ultra...

Last update was on: November 16, 2019 8:45 PM
Should I buy it?
Buy it if you can afford it – Bloomwash Ultra 7.0 is the best washing machine in India performance and features wise.

#5 IFB 7 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine – TL-SGD 7.0Kg AQUA

Review of IFB 7 kg Fully-Automatic Top Load Washing Machine – TL-SGD 7.0Kg AQUA

Triadic Pulsator in this machine makes it great at removing stubborn stains from laundry. The size is also good enough for a family of four to five people including kids.

PROS:
  • Rustproof stainless steel tub makes the machine durable
  • Aqua Energie system breaks down calcium molecules – which means the washing machine lasts longer as calcium deposits in the tub are reduced
  • Triadic Pulsator provides three-way action – it scrubs, sprays a jet stream of water and sends powerful yet gentle punches of water to remove stains from clothes
  • Aqua conserve system saves water
  • Automatic bleach and softener dispenser to make our life simpler. No need to add softner separately after the wash

CONS:
  • 720 rpm motor speed makes it a bit slow in washing and drying clothes
  • Just like Haier, IFB has limited service centres. IFB is best suited for larger cities.
  • IFB service technicians will try to sell lots of add-ons when they visit for a demo. Make sure you don’t end up buying everything they try to sell.
  • No inbuilt water heater
  • A little expensive with not many beneficial features

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IFB 7 kg Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (TL-SGDG 7.0Kg AQUA)

Last update was on: November 16, 2019 8:45 PM

Rs. 22,850 Rs. 24,690

Should I buy it?
Cost is a little expensive for this IFB machine. Hence, Whirpool Bloomwash Ultra 7.0 will be my first choice if I can afford it.

Which is the best front load washing machine in India?

Now, let’s jump to the list with best front loading machines in India. Reviews are in the form of pros and cons of each model of the front-loading washing machine.

#1 Bosch 7 kg Fully-Automatic Front Load Washing Machine – WAK24168IN

Review of Bosch 7 kg Fully-Automatic Front Load Washing Machine (WAK24168IN)

WAK24168IN is the best front load washing machine you can buy in India. The feature set is basic yet perfect.

I particularly like the hot water feature, this model (WAK24168IN) can heat water up to 90 degrees Celsius which is seriously very hot. Remember, such hot water is excellent for tub clean function- to kill bacteria which can cause diseases.

The best thing about this machine is 15-minute quick wash feature to wash lightly soiled clothes in just 15 minutes. Most of us doing desk jobs have lightly soiled clothes only.

To add to it – you get a Bosch engineered product which is durable and long-lasting.

PROS:
  • It comes with SpeedPerfect system with a 1200rpm motor. Indeed, this is one of the fastest motors I’ve seen in a front loader
  • SpeedPerfect is very beneficial because – it saves TIME! Yes, time – the most precious commodity. Both washing time and drying time can be reduced by up to 65% (claimed), but on an average, it can reduce 40% of the time
  • Reload function lets you put clothes you missed out even after the washing has started
  • In-built water heater to ensure tough stains are removed easily
  • An in-built water heater can also help clean the tub – hot water can easily kill bacteria
  • Noise level is low
  • 10 years warranty on motor, 2 years on rest of the machine
  • Price is value for money considering its a front loader

CONS:
  • Bosch makes reliable and long lasting machines – no doubt. But they don’t have many service centres, so service is slow
  • For regular servicing, you will need to book an appointment at least 4 days in advance

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Bosch 7 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (WAK24168IN, Silver)

Last update was on: November 16, 2019 8:45 PM
Should I buy it?
????Get it! – WAK24168IN is the best front load washing machine at an affordable price.????

 

#2 Samsung 6.5 kg Fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine – WW65M206L0W/TL

Review of Samsung 6.5 kg Fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine – WW65M206L0W/TL

No doubt, this machine is almost as good as the number 1 machine in the list (Bosch 7kg). The why is it #2?

Speed and size.

Speed is not as fast as the Bosch, same with size.

But don’t get me wrong – it is not slow either, it is just 20% slower. For size – this machine is good for a small family.

All the other features are preset – heater, quick wash, extended warranty. Other benefits include – inverter to handle power fluctuations and super fast servicing when required.

PROS:
  • Fast motor @ 1000rpm (not as fast as #1 Bosch) can wash and dry clothes fast
  • An inbuilt water heater is ceramic based which makes it rust proof
  • Inbuilt inverter maintains stable electricity voltage to prevent damage – good for areas with power fluctuations
  • Quick wash function can wash mildly soiled clothes in 15 minutes
  • 10 years warranty on motor, 3 years on the rest of the machine
  • Service centres are fast

CONS:
  • 6.5kg capacity is a tad less than recommended 7kg for a family of four

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Samsung 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (WW65M206L0W/TL, White)

Last update was on: November 16, 2019 8:45 PM
Should I buy it?
Samsung 6.5 kg Fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine – WW65M206L0W/TL is the best choice for smaller families staying in areas with power fluctuations.

#3 IFB 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine – Senorita Aqua SX

Review of IFB 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine – Senorita Aqua SX

If your area has hard water, this machine should be your choice. Aqua Energie system can break down hard water (of course, only light to moderately hard water).

Even this machine is feature rich and moderately fast @ 1000rpm. Features like Foam Control System to reduce excessive foam are unique to IFB front loaders and are helpful in preventing foam related damage and mould.

The only cons are the size, price and warranty.

PROS:
  • Aqua Energie system breaks down calcium molecules – which means the washing machine lasts longer without harmful calcium deposits in the machine
  • Cradle wash system – which consists of a crescent-shaped drum claims to be extra gentle on fabrics like silk, satin and chiffon
  • Foam control system detects extra foam if you accidentally add more than required detergent. If the extra foam is detected, the machine automatically adds more water to dilute the foam because extra foam/ lather can damage the internal parts of a front load machine.
  • Laundry Add allows you to add laundry up to few minutes after the washing has already started
  • Express 15 wash program can wash slightly dirty clothes in 15 minutes
  • In-built water heater with up to 95 degrees Celsius heating
  • 4 years of comprehensive warranty

CONS:
  • No extended warranty on motor
  • Size is good only for a small family
  • Comparatively expensive
  • IFB has limited service centres. IFB is best suited for larger cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc…

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IFB 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (Senorita Aqua SX ,...

Last update was on: November 16, 2019 8:45 PM
Should I buy it?

Its a little expensive for a 6.5kg machine, size is only right for small family & there is no 10 years warranty on motor.

That’s why I’ve placed this machine at #3 spot. Feature-rich but has few cons.

#4 LG 6 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine – FH0H3NDNL02

LG Inverter Direct Drive Motor for Washing machine

PROS:
  • A Direct Drive motor is designed to reduce friction and thus reduces electricity required to rotate the motor, reduces noise produced by the motor and reduces wear and tear due to less friction. What you get are electricity saving, low noise and long-lasting front load washing machine
  • Washtub rotates in 6 motions for better cleaning
  • The inbuilt heater can heat up to 95-degree Celcius
  • 10 years warranty on the direct drive motor

CONS:
  • No 15 minutes wash function, least wash time is 30 minutes
  • 6kg capacity is only good for a small family

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LG 6 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (FH0H3NDNL02, White)

Last update was on: November 16, 2019 8:45 PM

Review of LG 6 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine – FH0H3NDNL02

For a longer run, this machine is great. Direct drive motor technology has many benefits like low noise, lesser power consumption and durability.

I wish it had 15-minute wash program and bigger size to handle the laundry of a larger family.

Should I buy it?
Is the washing machine next to your bedroom? Do you hate servicing your washing machine regularly? IF yes then this LG machine is a great choice. Direct Drive motor will ensure low noise operations and lesser maintainace

#5 IFB 8 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (Senator Aqua SX, Silver)

Review of IFB 8 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine – (Senator Aqua SX, Silver)

If your area has hard water, this machine should be your choice. Aqua Energie system can break down hard water (of course, only light to moderately hard water).

Even this machine is feature rich and moderately fast @ 1000rpm. Features like Foam Control System to reduce excessive foam are unique to IFB front loaders and are helpful in preventing foam related damage and mould.

The only con is the warranty -there is no 10 years warranty on the motor. You get 10 years of spare part support. Which means even after up to 10 years, IFB will supply you spare parts for the model at a price.

PROS:
  • Aqua Energie system breaks down calcium molecules – which means the washing machine lasts longer with lesser harmful calcium deposits
  • Cradle wash system – which consists of a crescent-shaped drum claims to be extra gentle on fabrics like silk, satin and chiffon
  • Foam control system detects extra foam if you accidentally add more than required detergent. If the extra foam is detected, the machine automatically adds more water to dilute the foam because extra foam/ lather can damage the internal parts of a front load machine.
  • Laundry Add allows you to add laundry up to few minutes after the washing has already started
  • Express 15 wash program can wash slightly dirty clothes in 15 minutes
  • In-built water heater with up to 95 degrees Celcius heating
  • 8kg size is comfortably good for a family of 4
  • 4 years of comprehensive warranty

CONS:
  • No extended warranty on motor
  • Comparatively expensive
  • IFB has limited service centres. IFB is best suited for larger cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc…

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IFB 8 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (Senator Aqua SX, Silver)

Last update was on: November 16, 2019 8:45 PM
Should I buy it?
This machine has the same features as our #3 spot washing machine. Only the price is higher due to 8kg size.

Which is the best washing machine in India to buy today?

Hmm…

And the best washing machine to buy in India is.

 

Best Washing Machine In India

Best Washing Machine In India

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Bosch 7 kg Fully-Automatic Front Load Washing Machine – WAK24168IN

Why is it the best washing machine in India?

It is loaded with beneficial features, the price is affordable and has the reliability of Bosch!

This Bosch machine will make your life easier, cleaner and save time too (only the laundry part).

Simply the most value for money and superb performance.

Which is the cheapest fully automatic washing machine in India under 10000 INR?

Mitashi 5.8 kg Fully Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine – MiFAWM58v20

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Mitashi 5.8 kg Fully Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine (MiFAWM58v20, Grey)

Last update was on: November 16, 2019 8:45 PM

For students, people living away from their house in a small flat, and for people with a limited budget – this is a good choice.

It is better to spend 10k on a fully automatic washing machine than on a semi-automatic machine of higher capacity. As a single person or a couple, 5.8kg size should be enough.

A fully automatic washing machine is more convenient and time saving compared to a semi-automatic machine. It takes fewer efforts and is more comfortable to use especially if you have a hectic life (like most of us).

If you can spend 1k more than I would recommend –

Haier 5.8kg fully automatic washing machine.

Haier is faster than Mitashi model and has more wash programs – hence it will save more time washing clothes so that you can spend time on other important things in life.

Which is the best brand for washing machines in India?

Well, It depends!

When it comes to reliability – Bosch, Samsung, LG, IFB & Whirpool are top-notch!

Then which brand of the washing machine to buy?

Check service in your area. For maintenance and repairs, we love prompt and fast service. No one would like waiting for days to get their machine serviced.

You can read this article about the best brands of washing machines here.

Where do I get the updated price list for the best washing machines in India?

All the models of washing machines listed on this page include a link to the latest price available on online shopping sites. My suggestion is to check the product page of the washing machine model you are buying to find out the latest deals and exchange offers.

Updated pricing list for semi-automatic washing machines in India can be found here.

For the updated price list of fully automatic front load and top load washing machines click here.

The list includes the latest pricing as on Amazon India.

I hope you will benefit from this article in the quest to buy the best washing machine in India.

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