Today we’ll be making it easier for you to buy your next automatic machine, that won’t only make you stress-free but also will get the job done in less time with very less wastage of water.
We’ll be thoroughly going through the factors that you need to consider while buying a washing machine and also we’ll help you pick out the best options available in the market within your price range.
So without any further ado let’s get started.
First of all, we’ll go through the top recommendations so that we don’t waste your time if you already know the important factors involved in buying a washing machine. Although, we still recommend you to go through the buying guide.
Best Fully Automatic Washing Machines in India:
Let’s start with the list of the best options available in the market.
1. Bosch 7 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (WAK24168IN, Silver, Inbuilt Heater)
First up on the list we have Bosch 7kg front loading washing machine, which has a great washing capacity considering all the competitors.
This masterpiece from Bosch is a front loading washing machine, it has a washing capacity of up to 7kg at a time.
It is great for families that have 4-5 members.
The best thing about this washing machine is that it has a very fulfilling spin speed, which makes the cloth drying process easier.
It is based on modern design and has an LED display panel with features like unbalanced load detection and water protection.
It has a specially designed drum, which is designed to remove tough stains from your clothes without damaging them.
The machine is equipped with an efficient motor that doesn’t vibrate and wakes up the whole household.
The only negative thing about this washing machine is its German design, which is not actually bad but the hosing inlet has a different size than local Indian ones.
There are a few precautionary measures that you need to keep in mind after purchasing this washing machine, you have to use it at one single place and not move it here and there also the Bosch service centre recommends not to use a stand as it produces vibrations and affects the RPM of the motor.
Next, up on the list, we have the LG 8 KG Inverter washing machine, as we all know LG is one of the world’s most popular home appliance brand and they are popular for the extremely useful and practical machines they make.
Talking about this washing machine it is an 8KG front load washing machine that is great for the price and features it offers.
First things first, the best thing about this washing machine is its inverter technology, which means no belt replacements, no pulley system is involved.
The motor is directly attached to the drum, which is very helpful in very efficient washing and extremely fewer vibrations.
It offers a 6 motion technology which provides different motions in the wash drum that helps in removing as many stains as possible without any damage.
Another very important feature of this washing machine is its heating.
It heats up the water several times at different temperatures while washing to remove the tough stains and dirt from the cloths.
If you live in an area with electricity problems, then you are good to go with its automatic restart feature.
It comes with a waterproof LED panel for easy access and has a surprising diagnostic feature that helps you connect the washing machine to your smartphone and you can diagnose up to 86 hours.
All in all a great choice for the money.
Next up on the list we again have the popularly known LG washing machine it is basically a smaller and compact version of the former and is suitable for small families.
This is a 6 KG front load washing machine which is great for couples and bachelors.
It is an inverter washing machine which means the motor is directly attached to the drum and enhances the washing experience by creating very less sound and vibrations and also finishes the need of replacing belts.
It has the capacity to rotate the drum at 1000rpm at max and has 4-speed options with which we can adjust the RPM speed.
The washing machine comes with a heater, meaning it has a heat control system which ensures proper cleaning and removal of germs and bacteria.
From the outside, the washing machine is quite compact and has a very sleek design.
It comes with a full touch panel which is of very high quality and does the job quite well.
It also comes with a smart diagnosis feature to troubleshoot any problem that may occur.
It has a great feature that can be used to clean the tub after washing the clothes, it raises the temperature of the water up to 85 degrees and cleans the drum inside out. So that no bacteria can build up in the drum.
Overall a great option for bachelors and couples who are looking for a one-time solution.
Samsung is known for the revolution it has made in the technology as well as the electronics industry.
Samsung has offered us a great compact washing having a front load capacity of 6.5kg.
A very well built and durable washing machine that will last you years if maintained properly.
A great solution for people who are looking to invest one time in the washing machine.
This washing machine is designed for people like us, it offers great useful options like auto-restart from where it stopped if power interrupts at any time of the wash.
The best part about the washing machine is that it has ceramic heaters and not traditional ones that build up calcium and ends up requiring maintenance frequently.
Considering the price at which it comes is quite reasonable and competitive if we talk about the LG’s line up we get to see the same stuff in this machine at a lesser price.
The Samsung 6.5KG has an RPM of 1000 RPM which is great for such a compact washing machine.
Talking about the build quality it is great and designed for the environment we reside in.
It comes with bacteria-fighting features and provides a very quick wash facility.
Another important thing is that it is moderate on electricity consumption hence it won’t burden your electricity bill.
On the fifth spot, we have a heavy-duty front loading washing machine from the IFB, it is a great option for large families considering its 8KG front load capacity which is amazing.
It is powered by a whopping 1400 RPM motor which is great for a washing machine of this size.
This washing machine is more focused on the quality wash than the washing machine itself.
This washing machine offers us Air Bubble wash which creates millions of air bubbles which go in-depth of the cloth to scrape out the tough dirt and grime.
The washing machine comes with a ball valve technology, which lets the water out but keeps the detergent in which is very efficient for saving detergent and not wasting it.
It comes with a child lock feature so that no children can access the washing machine while it is in the working state.
The IFB has worked on the drum technology and has introduced a very good pattern that doesn’t only clean the cloths gently but doesn’t damage them which is an amazing thing.
On the sixth spot, we again have Bosch, we have chosen the Bosch 6 kg fully automatic front loading washing machine that is an amazing option who are looking for a cheap automatic option, although it is small in size but does get the job done very well and has a very good build quality.
The only downside of this washing machine is its 800 RPM motor speed which is very less for a washing machine of such sort, this ultimately means that you’ll have to give it more time to spin and if you are a time punctual person I won’t recommend you get this one.
It has a great sound-cancelling feature which reduces the vibration.
It also comes with the heating feature that helps in cleaning the cloth thoroughly and also doesn’t damages the drum.
It comes with a great reload function which helps you open the door and put in more clothes or remove them if the need arrives even while it is working.
It also offers the biggest drum width capacity so that you can easily throw in and pull out the laundry without any trouble.
It also comes with speed adjustment options so that you can opt for whatever speed you like. Overall a great option for people looking for a smaller washing machine.
We have added another IFB on the list but it is a smaller version of the former 8 kg version.
It is almost similar visually and has the same specifications as far as features are concerned.
However, the real difference lies in the sizing of the load and the speed of the motor.
The best thing about this washing machine is that it has the same features as the 8kg variant which include Crescent Moon Drum, 2D Wash System, Ball Valve Technology and all other feature.
This smaller version has the capacity of 6 kg front load and is powered by an 800 RPM motor, and this is the only downside I feel about this washing machine.
Overall it is a great competitor considering its price, features and the build quality but the power is quite less, if it was 1000 RPM then it could’ve been much better.
It has great technology to balance unbalanced cloths.
The machine automatically distributes and shuffle clothes around to maintain a balance and keep things working smoothly.
I would highly recommend bachelors and couples to go for this compact washing machine instead of other ones as this one suits the requirements of most and offers great features at a nominal price.
Bosch again takes another spot in our list, the German quality obviously deserves to be in this list.
This washing machine is a 6.5 kg front load washing machine and it comes in a very simple minimalistic design which is great.
The best part about this washing machine is that it is the middle of heavy-duty and compact washing machines.
It comes with 10 wash programs which can adjust according to your needs and your requirements.
It comes with features like active water and 3D aqua spa, it has a reload function and an anti-vibration design which is great.
It also has a purpose-built drum which offers great help in removing germs, dirt, and stains from the clothes but also not damages them which is perfect.
The ActiveWater feature saves the water from being wasted by using sensors.
The sensors sense and adjust the water levels accordingly such that no water is being wasted.
The washing machine comes with an auto-restart feature which starts the washing machine again at the same settings if there is an electricity outage.
The Drum clean feature help in removing lint and other residues left on the drum from the laundry. This feature helps the machine live a long life without frequent servicing.
The number 9th option in our list is from the mighty Samsung.
A great option for the people having less laundry or perhaps bachelors and couples.
This washing machine offers a front load capacity of 6 kg and offers an optimal motor speed of 1000 RPM which is the best for machines of such sizes.
It comes with Digital Inverter technology, Aqua Stop, Diamond Drum, Silver Wash, Big Capacity Wild Door, and User-Friendly display.
The washing machine comes with a great diamond-shaped pattern which has small holes which protect your clothes from getting damaged.
The quick wash feature offers great flexibility in choosing the length of the wash cycle from 15 to 30 minutes which is great if you are a busy person.
It also comes with a hot heater, which is made up of ceramic and makes sure no calcium deposit builds up on the pipes which ensures a longer life of the washing machine.
The best thing about this washing machine is that it doesn’t require a stabilizer it already has a built-in volt control feature which stabilizes less and high voltages and protects the machine from getting damaged.
It comes with very ergonomic controls which include a touch panel, a moveable mode control dial and a wide display for better visibility of the settings.
Last on our list is another high-end heavy-duty washing machine from Samsung it is an 8 kg front load washing machine from Samsung.
It features inverter technology and has a built-in heater.
It comes with a motor having 1200 RPM which is great for the load ratio and it features special features such as Eco Bubble Technology with Diamond Drum.
The washing machine offers to wash cool and save energy technology which saves energy by utilizing eco bubble technology.
The intensive stain removal feature the machine produces a very large amount of bubbles which penetrate the laundry and cleans almost all the germs and stains.
It also has a technology that cleans the Drum without any chemicals and frees the drum from any residue or any leftover dirt or grime.
Enough of the product recommendations now let’s move onto the very important step, the factors you need to consider while buying an automatic washing machine.
There are hundreds of companies offering different models with different features at a very wide range of price points.
So now let’s have a look at the things which you must look upon before buying an automatic washing machine, this is a crucial step as washing machines are something which has to be used very often and you don’t want to be replacing them every now and then.
So most of the people are looking to buy something better for one time than not end up thinking about the bad decision they might take:
Factors You Need To Consider Before Buying Fully Automatic Washing Machine:
First things first, let’s talk about the pricing.
Price is something that can vary from few thousands to lakhs and more which means we need to make our mind and decide a specific budget range in which you can afford to buy a good automatic washing machine.
If you directly look at the options available you’ll not be satisfied by what you will get for your money, you must keep in mind there are high-end washing machines available in the market with a lot of features and I don’t want you to end up liking them and spend a fortune on mere washing machines.
So please be careful with deciding the budget and buy the machine that suits your requirements the best.
Size of the Washing Machine
A very important aspect is the size of the washing machine, some people tend to buy expensive washing machines and when they see them in real life, they get puzzled and think where they will put this huge washing machine.
So decide a place where you will set up your washing machine and take the measurements.
Now when you look at the available options, you can check the dimensions of the washing machine you like and then you can purchase the one that fits the place you want to set it up.
The capacity of the Washing Machine
It totally depends on how many family members are you, for example if you are a bachelor you can get a simple small size washing machine that can fit 6 kg of laundry at the time and it will be more than enough for you and same goes for couples who are living alone and are looking to buy a washing machine for themselves.
Now there is another factor that comes into play, this doesn’t depend on the number of people most of the time. If you are a type of person who likes to change clothes a lot and you are a shopaholic.
It is confirmed that you will have your wardrobe full of clothes. So do keep the wardrobe in size, considering the number of clothes you have. Combine them with the wardrobe size of your household and then choose a washing machine. It will help you a lot.
Build quality is something not a lot of people notice at first, but they regret when the material shows its real quality with age.
If you want to go for something made of metal, we’ll highly recommend you to get something made of stainless steel as it is durable and remains rust-free for years.
On the other hand, if you go for metal washing machines they may get rusted over time and eventually will start to fall apart.
On the flip side, plastic washing machines are equally good but are they not as durable as stainless steel ones and they make a lot of sounds as well. So go for something that offers the most quality.
Companies tend to introduce new features that have never been heard of, obviously are for better but sometimes those things are not necessary.
Companies tend to increase features to increase the price on the products and people buy them without thinking whether they require that feature or not. So always keep in mind the features you are getting in the desired washing machine. If you feel like there is something extra and you have to pay a hefty amount for that. Change your decision and go for something simpler and cheaper. This will help you in the longer run.
On the other hand, if you have enough money to buy the washing machine with exquisite features then obviously you should do that and enjoy the luxury. But do keep in mind that these new features most of the times end up being faulty or not being used. So instead of wasting money, you can put that money into something else.
Direct Motors vs Traditional Motors
Back in the days, washing machines used belts and pulleys to spin the drum using a motor.
This technology was prone to breakups very often as the water used to go through the washing machine which ends up making the rubber belts hard and as a result, the belts break and it is a hassle on its own.
However, after advancements. A new technology named inverter technology has been introduced in which the motor is directly attached to the drum and it provides more efficiency than the traditional ones.
The direct connection between motor and drum provides better speed and produces very less sound and vibrations which is great.
A lot of new washing machines come with a new feature known as heaters commonly.
This technology uses heaters in the washing machine to warm up the water to a certain degree so that the tough germs and stains get washed away quickly and thoroughly without any damage to the cloths.
Controls are something that is not necessary to look at but for some people, they do want specific controls.
For example, traditional old dial style controls are easier to use for older people who are not familiar with the touch controls and led displays.
On the other hand, if you are aware of the technology and know the function of touch controls.
I’ll always recommend going for newer technology as it lasts longer and is new.
Vibration and Operating Sound
Tradition washing machines which tend to have a belt pulley system are very noisy. They are noisy enough that their vibration can disturb the whole neighbourhood.
As far as new washing machines are concerned every brand has its own quiet operation features and are amazing as new washing machines are almost quite which is a great relief to your and other people ears.
This will keep the washing machine in place and not move around.
We have extensively gone through all of the points that we think are necessary to look upon and everyone should be aware of these things as washing machines are one of those things that are bought one time and are used for years until and unless they get faulty.
So again even if you know the main factors, still we’ll recommend you to go through these again and freshen up your mind. Also, I hope you’ve liked the list of the best fully automatic washing machines that you can buy for your money.
All of them are handpicked and all of them offer the best features in each other’s league.
I hope you get something that meets your requirements and serves you well for your life.
We wishing you the best of luck in searching for your next best fully automatic washing machine.