Washing Machines are not cheap. They are also hard to return or replace (speaking from online buying experience). So if you buy the wrong machine, you are stuck with it for the next few years. Hence it is essential that you do plenty of research before buying one. Luckily we have done the hard work for you and picked what we think are the best front loading washing machines in India for 2019.
PS: We have different article on which are the best top loading washing machines in India (top loaders are cheaper).
Before we begin, I’d like quickly mention our criteria for picking these machines:
- Machine must have steel drum, considered the best material for the drum/tub.
- Must have wash settings for quick set-up. “gentle wash” “jeans wash” etc.
- Fuzzy Logic or automatic detection of water and detergent is desirable.
- Atleast 1000 RPM, adjustable RPM is ranked higher.
- Must represent good value for money, must not be over-priced.
- Must have proven technologies, nothing too fancy or risky.
- Atleast 6KG capacity, lower than that would not be ideal. To know more about the capacity you might need, check out our washing machine buying guide.
Without further ado, here is the list of the Best Front Loading Washing Machine In India:
1. Bosch 7 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (WAK24268IN)
Not only is Bosch a reputed German brand, but they have gone above and beyond catering to Indian households with this particular washing machine. It’s German ingenuity applied to Indian conditions. Apart from having most of the features you’d expect from a premium front loading machine, like 1200 rpm, ability to set rpm and temperature, 7kg capacity, time delay function etc, it has features ideal for Indian customers. Particularly, the 15-30 minute programs are useful for daily wash. The “monsoon” program for getting washed clothes that dry relatively fast and the “sari” program for non-creasing washes are useful customizations for an Indian household. Bosch also provides excellent customer service in most parts of India and hence this is our favorite pick for 2019.
2. LG 6.5 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (FH0G6WDNL22)
All LG front loading washing machines come with their patent DIRECT DRIVE technology, which set them apart from others. When a company uses terms like that, we usually think of it as just another marketing ploy, but that’s not true in this case. Again, apart from having all the usual features you’d expect from a top-tier washing machine, this LG machine is ideal for those who want very little noise and vibration. The DD technology does just that along with being more energy efficient. If you just take a look at the online reviews for this machine, you’ll see how most buyers are happy with it. And Indian customers are not that easy to please.
3. Lloyd 7 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (LWMF70)
For those looking for a budget front loader with all the essential features, this machine might be the one. LLoyd may not be as well known as LG or IFB but it is still a reputed brand. While searching for the best front loading washing machines in India, we were surprised to see a front loader with 7KG capacity at this price. As we looked into it a bit more, we were pleasantly surprised with all this machine had to offer and were comfortable putting it on the list. It has the all basic features and some advanced ones. You can submit more clothes mid-way through the wash, there is LED display, numerous wash programs and something akin to fuzzy logic too. At this price it is a steal, highly recommend.
4. MarQ by Flipkart 7.5 kg Fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine (MQFLXI75)
MarQ is Flipkart’s own brand that now offers a bunch of electronics along with washing machines. Flipkart has a lot of data about people’s buying preferences and it seems they’ve used this data to create a washing machine with all the features that people like. It is powerful, looks stylish and takes less space in your laundry room. The auto balance evens the clothing load and ensures all the clothes gets same kind of washing power. It is a water efficient washing machine which helps you to save energy and water. The Antimicrobial hot wash system cleans the clothes without damaging the fabric and also kills the harmful bacteria. With so many features, it certainly looks enticing. And if the reviews are anything to go by, it is a very good machine.
5. Samsung 6.5 kg Fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine White (WW65M206L0W/TL)
Another machine from a reputed brand with all essential features at a very nice price. The only thing wrong with this machine is the Diamond Drum, whose design limits the amount of clothes you can add in this machine. So the 6.5 KG capacity might not be accurate. It is the reason why this machine is ranked No.5. There is not much else wrong with it and it does come at a very competitive price. I would consider it ideal for couples or bachelors.
Note About IFB:
You may be wondering why there are no IFB washing machines on this list? IFB is certainly a popular brand for washing machines, but our research showed that people have been very unhappy with IFB customer service. Hence we decided not to include their products on this list. Although customer service depends mainly on the local providers and I’m sure IFB is trying to make amends, we are not comfortable recommending their products until the customer service reputation improves.
Well, worry not. I made a comparison chart to mention in detail the features and specifications of each of these washing machines. Purpose of this list is to make it easier for my readers to make decision. Sometimes I was unable to find certain value, even in the official manual, those values are marked with “NA”. Still most of the crucial details are here.
|Name||Bosch 7 kg (WAK24268IN)||LG 6.5 kg (FH0G6WDNL22)||Lloyd 7 kg (LWMF70)||MarQ by Flipkart 7.5 kg (MQFLXI75)||Samsung 6.5 kg (WW65M206L0W/TL)|
|Capacity||7 kg||6.5 kg||7kg||7.5 kg||6.5 kg|
|Key Features||AllergyPlus, AntiVibration Design, Low noise level (Decibel), Low Water Pressure||6 motion DD, smart diagnosis, Waterproof Touch Panel||Intelligent control, Clothes add on, Soak wash||Self Tub Cleaning, Antimicrobial Hot Wash, 18-minute Express Wash||anti-limescale heater, diamond drum, Quick Wash|
|RPM (Spin Speed)||1200 RPM||1300 RPM||1000 RPM||1200 RPM||1000 RPM|
|Drum Type||VarioDrum, Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|No. Of Wash Program||12||12||15||15||NA|
|Weight||72 KG||60 KG||66 kg||60 kg||54 kg|
|Energy Consumption Kwh||ergy - 0.99 kWh; water - 47 l||1700 W||Spin Motor 400 W, Hot Water Wash 2000 W.||Water: 46 L|
Max Energy: 2050 W
|Noise Levels||54 dB - 74 dB||NA||76 dB||Noise Level Wash: 62 dB|
Noise Level Spin: 72 dB
|Warranty||2 years on product and 10 years on motor||2 years on product and 10 years on motor||2 years on product, 5 years on motor||1 Year on Product and 3 Years on Motor||3 Years Warranty on Product and 10 Years Warranty on Motor|
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|Amazon Link||Amazon Link||Amazon Link||Flipkart Link||Amazon Link|
Essentially this represents my preferences if I was in the market for a front loading washing machine. I understand people want the best product for their money but they don’t always time to do in-depth research. That is the whole idea behind the site, I do the research for you! Hope you find something you like.
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