Buy a washing machine

Are you going to buy a new washing machine? Here you can read everything you need to know about buying a washing machine. We also explain how to find the right washing machine for you and answer some frequently asked questions about washing machines.

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There are many things to consider when buying a washing machine, but sometimes one of them is extra important. Because there are so many washing machines on the market, we understand that you want to look for machines that meet all those important requirements. That way, you can easily find the best washing machine for you.

We have listed some information for each type of washing machine that you can take into account when buying a new one. All this so you can buy the washing machine that best suits you and your situation.

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Buying a washing machine: what to look for

On average, washing machines last about 10 years. So it’s not that often that you have to buy a new one. But if you’re looking to replace your old washing machine, it’s a good idea to find out exactly what you need to look out for. They evolve at an incredible rate! Below is a step-by-step guide to what you need to consider when buying a new washing machine.

Washing machine type

Depending on the layout of your home, you may prefer a top-loading or a front-loading washing machine. Most people go for a front-loading one because you need to stack with another appliance, such as a dryer. You also have a lot more choice in front loading washing machines.

Energy rating

The energy class is what was formerly known as an energy label. The better the class, the more economical the washing machine is with electricity. For new washing machines, this ranges from energy class A to G – energy class A being the most economical of these. An energy-efficient washing machine is often more expensive to buy, but in use you can save money. In this way, an energy-efficient washing machine is not only good for the environment, but also for your wallet.

RPM

The RPM of a washing machine indicates how many rounds the drum makes per minute while spinning. The more revolutions it makes, the drier your laundry will come out of the machine. Most modern washing machines have a speed starting at 1100 rpm (rounds per minute) and this can go up to 1600 rpm. 1600 rpm gives you the driest possible wash. The majority of washing machines run at up to 1400 rpm. Just keep in mind that this often only applies to cotton wash programs. Finer fabrics have a lower max rpm.

How much noise a washing machine produces during the spin cycle is indicated by ‘spin noise level’. This is expressed in decibels (dB) and divided into 4 categories:

Loud: 78 dB or louder

This washing machine is not recommended to be used when you sleep and is best placed in the attic or shed.

Normal: 74 dB – 77 dB

These washing machines are also not recommended to be used while you sleep, but you can put it in an open kitchen, for example – especially if you do not always wash when you are at home.

Quiet: 72 dB – 73 dB

Deze wasmachine kun je in een open keuken plaatsen, of zelfs in de ruimte naast je slaapkamer. Het zou ook geen problemen op moeten leveren om hiermee te wassen terwijl je slaapt.

Extra stil: 71 dB of minder

Dit is een stille wasmachine die je gerust ook in je studio of de kamer naast je slaapkamer kan plaatsen. Je kunt gerust wassen wanneer je slaapt.How much noise a washing machine produces during the spin cycle is indicated by ‘spin noise level’. This is expressed in decibels (dB) and divided into 4 categories:

 

Noise level

How much noise a washing machine produces during the spin cycle is indicated by ‘spin noise level’. This is expressed in decibels (dB) and divided into 4 categories:

Loud: 78 dB or louder

This washing machine is not recommended to be used when you sleep and is best placed in the attic or shed.

Normal: 74 dB – 77 dB

These washing machines are also not recommended to be used while you sleep, but you can put it in an open kitchen, for example – especially if you do not always wash when you are at home.

Quiet: 72 dB – 73 dB

You can put this washing machine in an open kitchen, or even in the space next to your bedroom. You shouldn’t have any problems washing with this while you sleep, either.

Extra quiet: 71 dB or less

This is a quiet washing machine that you can feel free to place in your studio or the room next to your bedroom as well. You can feel free to wash while you sleep.

KG fill weight

The fill weight of a washing machine indicates how many kilos of laundry will fit in the drum. This starts at 6 kg and goes up to 10 kg. It can be difficult to estimate how many kg of wash weight your household needs. For this reason, we have created this overview for you:

6 kg to 7 kg fill weight

This is ideal for a family of 1 or 2.

Filling weight 8 kg

This size is perfect for a household of 3 or 4 people, for example a young family.

Filling weight 9 kg and 10 kg

These washing machines are made for a family with 3 or more children.

Additional conveniences

Above, we listed the main points to look out for when buying a washing machine – but you may find other points to be very important too! Like a specific wash cycle or a certain feature that not every washing machine has. For some, these extras determine whether a washing machine is a good fit for them or not. For example, a self-cleaning detergent drawer, automatic detergent dosing and adding laundry in between.

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There are an incredible number of different washing machines to choose from – some better than others! If you can’t see the forest for the trees and aren’t sure which washing machine is right for you, it can help to compare some of the best washing machines.

Look at the points that are important to you, such as fill weight, noise level, energy label and speed.

Frequently asked questions about buying a washing machine

We love nothing more than helping others find the right washing machine for their situation and family. That’s why it’s so important that you don’t have any unanswered questions about washing machines. Of course, we can’t cover all your questions. If yours isn’t here, take a look at the list below these questions. 

 
Which washing machine should I buy?

This is a tricky question to answer because it depends on many different factors. First of all, we recommend you look at the fill weight. How many family members are going to wash with this appliance? After that, it’s a good idea to look at the energy class. This says something about the environmental friendliness of the washing machine, but also about how much electricity it uses per wash – and thus what it does to your energy bill. And finally; you’ve probably already figured out where you’re going to put the washing machine. How much noise should the washing machine make in this place? If you put it in the room next to a bedroom, it’s best to choose a quiet washing machine. But if it will be placed in the attic, you may not have to pay much attention to this. Still not quite sure? Then take a look at our washing machine selection guide. With this tool, you can easily answer a number of questions, and we will select the best washing machines for you.

How expensive is a new washing machine?

The prices of washing machines vary widely. You can get a washing machine for 300 euros or up to 2,000 euros. It all depends on your requirements. The average washing machine, of good quality but without fuss, will cost you around 700 euros. Keep in mind that with an expensive washing machine you can actually save money. Often they have a better energy class, so they use less electricity. While a cheaper washing machine will make your energy costs go up.

How many revolutions should a washing machine have?

Washing machines have a max RPM, which indicates how many rounds the drum makes while spinning. Washing machines produced in 2020 or 2021 most run 1400 rpm and 1600 rpm. The more rounds the drum makes, the drier your laundry will come out. The max rpm often only applies to a cotton laundry program. For more sensitive or delicate fabrics, the rpm is lower.

What is the lifespan of a washing machine?

The lifespan of a washing machine is around 10 years, but some last less or much longer. Exactly how long your washing machine will last depends on several aspects. Think about the number of washes per month, whether you stick to the maximum fill weight and how well you maintain it. As an example, negligent maintenance can cause limescale to form, which can damage the washing machine. In addition, it is important that your washing machine is level – if it is not, it can vibrate unnecessarily during the spin cycle and thus parts get damaged.

What is the most economical washing machine?

All washing machines are categorized by energy class. The energy class, formerly known as energy label, indicates how economically an appliance uses electricity. The higher the energy class, the more economical the washing machine. If you’re looking for an energy-efficient washing machine, you should keep your eyes open for energy class A – it uses the least energy per wash. Most modern washing machines have an energy rating between D and A.

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GE GTW720BPNDG |

GE GTW720BPNDG

$995.00
The GE GTW720BPNDG is a high~efficiency top load washer available with as either an impeller type or agitator type, whichever is right for your home. With an ultra large 4.8 cu. ft. maximum capacity, wash more laundry in less loads....
GE GTW465ASNWW |

GE GTW465ASNWW

$1,291.00
Introducing the GE top load washer model number GTW465ASNWW. It has a large maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., enough to fit in bulky items like beddings, comforters and jackets. It delivers a maximum spin speed of up to 750...
LG WM9000HVA |

LG WM9000HVA

$1,283.00
If you need to wash a king~sized duvet, or up to three baskets of laundry, you can save yourself a trip from the laundromat with the LG WM9000HVA front load washer with a massive maximum capacity of 5.2 cu. ft.!...
LG WM3400CW |

LG WM3400CW

$1,095.00
The LG WM3400CW front load washing machine has a total maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., giving you more room to do more laundry with fewer loads. The Energy Efficiency Rating is marked Tier II, and it uses just 100kWh...
LG WM8100HVA |

LG WM8100HVA

$1,076.00
What more can you look for with the LG WM8100HVA front load washer? The impressive 5.2 cu. ft. capacity will allow to you clean over three baskets of clothing in a single load. This washer has an Energy Efficiency Rating...
GE GFW650SSNWW |

GE GFW650SSNWW

$1,227.00
The GE GFW650SSNWW is a gorgeous front load washing machine with a total maximum capacity of 4.8 cu. ft. The large capacity will allow you to wash more clothes in less loads. It has an energy efficiency rating of TIER...
Whirlpool WTW7120HW |

Whirlpool WTW7120HW

$884.00
The Whirlpool WTW7120HW is the perfect smart home enabled top load washer for your home. Watch the piles of laundry disappear quickly with the monster 5.3 cu. ft. maximum load capacity. It’s Energy Star Qualified, consuming only 263kWh of energy...
Maytag MHW5630HW |

Maytag MHW5630HW

$1,016.00
The Maytag MHW5630HW front load washer with a large total capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. is Energy Star rated consuming just 86kWH per year of power. The maximum spin speed of 1160 RPM is enough to finish each cycle with...
Maytag MVWC465HW |

Maytag MVWC465HW

$736.00
The Maytag MVWC465HW is a large capacity top load washer capable of handling up to 3.8. cu. ft. of laundry. It consumes just 254kWh of energy per year while delivering the most powerful cleaning in its class. The 12 wash...
Maytag MVW6200KW |

Maytag MVW6200KW

$851.00
The Maytag VW6200KW top load washer has an ultra~large total maximum capacity of 4.8 cu. ft, more than enough to tackle large loads and bulky items like beddings. It delivers potent cleaning with its Power™ Impeller while using only 340kWh...
Whirlpool WTW4816FW |

Whirlpool WTW4816FW

$912.00
The Whirlpool WTW4816FWis a top load washer with a maximum capacity of 3.5 cu. ft., perfect for your everyday laundry needs. The yearly energy consumption is clocked at 274kWh per year and offers a total of 12 different wash cycles....
Maytag MVW6230HW |

Maytag MVW6230HW

$718.00
The Maytag MVW6230HW top load washer has an ultra~large maximum capacity at 4.7 cu. ft. Available in classic colors of White and Metallic Slate, it will look great in many laundry room setups. It consumes 341kWh of energy per year....
Whirlpool WFW5620HW |

Whirlpool WFW5620HW

$1,136.00
A wonderful new washing is waiting for you in the form of the Whirlpool WFW5620HW front load washer. This machine can take up to 4.5 cu. ft. of laundry at one time, a large capacity that will allow you to...
GE GTW500ASNWS |

GE GTW500ASNWS

$737.00
The GE GTW500ASNWS is a top load washer with a maximum load capacity of 4.6 cu. ft., enough to fit in bulky items like beddings. It is Energy Star Qualified, consuming only 152kWh of energy per year. With a maximum...
GE GFW850SPNDG |

GE GFW850SPNDG

$1,163.00
The GE GFW850SPNDG delivers form and function. This machine is a front load washer with an extra~large maximum capacity of 5 cu. ft. That’s volume that will save you time and effort by allowing you wash more clothes with fewer...
GE GTW720BSNWS |

GE GTW720BSNWS

$723.00
The GE GTW720BSNWS is a high efficiency top load washer featuring a massive 4.8 cu. ft. maximum load capacity. Get savings on your electricity bill because this washer is Energy Star qualified and only uses 165kWh of energy per year!...
Samsung WF45R6100AP |

Samsung WF45R6100AP

$883.00
The beautiful, platinum color exterior of the Samsung WF45R6100AP high~efficiency front load washing machine is paired with impressive function. Because it has a maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., it can hold enough laundry allowing you to run less wash...
Electrolux EFLS627UTT |

Electrolux EFLS627UTT

$709.00
The Electrolux EFLS627UTT front~load washer has an extra~large capacity at 4.4 cubic feet. The tub is made with stainless steel, so it won’t chip, rust or snag. Equipped with the SmartBoost technology, the detergent and water is premixed before a...
Samsung WA50M7450AW |

Samsung WA50M7450AW

$719.00
The Samsung WA50M7450AW is a top load washer featuring a maximum load capacity of 5.0 cu. ft. It uses just 165kWh of energy per year while delivering a maximum spin speed of 800 RPM. Experience the choice of 11 special...
Hotpoin HTW240ASKWS |

Hotpoin HTW240ASKWS

$1,275.00
The Hotpoint HTW240ASKWS is a compact top load washer at a great price point. The 3.8 cu. ft. total capacity is enough to handle your every day laundry needs. Its energy consumption is as little as 187kWh per year while...
Maytag MVWC565FW |

Maytag MVWC565FW

$1,052.00
The Maytag MVWC565FW top load washer is built to be the most powerful machine in its class. The 4.2 cu. ft. maximum capacity is enough to take on larger loads including bedding, comforters or jackets. Take care of stubborn stains...
Samsung WA50R5400AW |

Samsung WA50R5400AW

$1,093.00
The Samsung WA50R5400AW is a top load washer featuring a maximum load capacity of 5.0 cu. ft. It uses just 165kWh of energy per year while delivering a maximum spin speed of 750 RPM. Have freedom of choice with 12...
Samsung WF45R6100AC |

Samsung WF45R6100AC

$980.00
The Samsung WF45R6100AC is perfect for your home. This high~efficiency front load washer has a substantial maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. Impressively economical with an Energy Efficiency Rating of Tier I, consuming a measly 80 kWh/year. It comes with...
LG WM3900HWA |

LG WM3900HWA

$852.00
The LG WM3900HWA front load washer comes in either White or Graphite Steel. With a particularly large capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., it’s big enough to take on the large loads you throw at it. Enjoy a powerful machine with...
Electrolux ELFW7637AT |

Electrolux ELFW7637AT

$776.00
This wonderful front load washer with a total capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. is the perfect new appliance you've been looking for. Highly efficient with an Energy Efficiency Rating of Tier II and a maximum spin speed of 1300 RPM....
Electrolux EFLS627UIW |

Electrolux EFLS627UIW

$823.00
Another Amazing washer from Electrolux comes in the form of the EFLS627UIW front load washer. Decently sized with a total maximum capacity of 4.4 cu. ft., it allows you to wash more clothes in less loads. The exterior is coated...
GE GFW550SPNDG |

GE GFW550SPNDG

$921.00
The GE GFW550SPNDG is a beautiful front load washing machine with a total maximum capacity of 4.8 cu. ft. The large capacity will allow you to wash more clothes in less loads. It has an energy efficiency rating of TIER...
LG WT7800CW |

LG WT7800CW

$1,147.00
Get a great looking top load washer with the LG WT7800CW, available in Graphite Steel or White. The huge 5.5 cu. ft. maximum capacity lets you do more laundry in less loads. Energy Star certified with an efficiency rating of...
LG WT7300CV |

LG WT7300CV

$928.00
Get a great looking top load washer with the LG WT7300CV, available in Graphite Steel or White. The huge 5.0 cu. ft. maximum capacity lets you do more laundry in less loads. Energy Star certified with an efficiency rating of...
GE GFW550SSNWW |

GE GFW550SSNWW

$1,282.00
From long trusted American company, General Electronics, the GE GFW550SSNWW is a front load washer has a large total capacity of 4.8 cu. ft. Its Energy Efficiency Rating is Tier II, consuming about 158kWH/yr. Powerful, with a maximum spin speed...