Best washing machine for 1 person

At first you may think that a larger washing machine is not a problem if you live alone, but that is not the case. There are washing machines made especially for a small household. So you don’t have to save up your laundry for too long, or wash it with a half-empty drum.

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When is a washing machine suitable for 1 person

A washing machine for one person is smaller in terms of capacity and fill weight

A washing machine for 1 person is not much different from other washing machines. It is really only the washing drum that is smaller. A larger drum may not sound like a big deal, but it can be annoying. You don’t want to run your washing machine with a half-empty drum, because that uses up unnecessary water and energy, but also because it’s not good for the washing machine. This can cause your washing machine to become unbalanced, causing it to vibrate harder and increasing the chance of damage.

Therefore, you should preferably wash the number of kilograms of laundry that corresponds to the machine’s fill weight. The fill weight, also known as the capacity of the washing machine, indicates how many kilos of laundry can fit into the drum at one time.

If you live alone, our advice is to buy a washing machine for 1 person, with a 7 or 8 kg fill weight. These use less water and energy per wash than a large washing machine. Washing machines with a fill weight of 9 kg or more are better suited to a family with 1 or 2 children.

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Best washing machines for 1 person in 2022

There are, of course, several washing machines on the market that have a 7kg or 8kg fill weight. Even within this selection, it can be difficult to find the best washing machine for 1 person. That’s why we’re happy to help you with that. With our own and unique top 5.

When making the list below, we looked at the fill weight (of course), energy class, noise level, wash quality, build quality and overall wash programs, among other things. Here you can see the best washing machines for a small household of 1 person. We hope that the small washing machine is among them that suits you perfectly.

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An energy-saving washing machine has energy label A and uses less water and energy. When you invest in an energy-efficient washing machine, you almost always recoup this investment.
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A quiet washing machine makes little noise when spinning the wet laundry. Is your washing machine located near your bedroom or living room? Then consider a quiet washing machine.
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A large family requires a larger washing machine, and also a higher fill weight. A smaller family will suffice with a washing machine with a smaller fill weight.
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What makes a good washing machine for 1 person

Besides the fill weight, there are other things you want to consider when buying a washing machine for a household with 1 or 2 people. Which aspects these are, you can read as follows.

Type of washing machine

The advantage of a small washing machine is that you have the choice between a front- and top-loading one. One has the door at the front – which is most common – and the other has the door at the top. This can be very nice if you are prone to back problems.

Energy class

The energy class, formerly known as energy label, indicates how economically the machine uses electricity. An energy-efficient washing machine often costs a little more to buy, but ultimately saves you money on energy bills. In addition, an energy-efficient washing machine is also better for the environment.

RPM

This indicates how many rounds the drum turns per minute while spinning. The higher the RPM, the drier your laundry will be coming out of the drum. A modern, small washing machine usually spins at 1400 or 1600 rpm. 1400 rpm is the most common, but at 1600 rpm your laundry will come out as dry as possible.

Noise level

A small household often lives in a smaller home as well. For that reason, it can be important to choose a quiet washing machine, because they can make quite a lot of noise during the spin cycle. The noise level of a washing machine is expressed in decibels (dB). For a household of 1 person, we recommend a small washing machine that produces a maximum of 73 dB.

Washing programs

Regardless of the size of your household or washing machine, you probably have a preference for certain programs. Therefore, find out in advance which wash programs you need in your washing machine, before you make your decision.

Washing machine 1 person assortment

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...
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 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...
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 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...
Electrolux ELFW7537AT |

Electrolux ELFW7537AT

$819.00
The Electrolux ELFW7537AT front load washer is just what you’ve been looking for. This washer has a large maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. The energy efficiency rating is evaluated as Tier II, consuming only 85kWh of energy per year....
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...
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....
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.!...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
GE GFW650SPNSN |

GE GFW650SPNSN

$1,036.00
From the long trusted, all~American company, GE, comes a brand~new washing machine. Introducing the GE GFW650SPNSN. This front load washer has a large maximum capacity of 4.8. cu. ft., perfect for a growing family. The beautiful satin nickel color covers...
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....
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....
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...
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...
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....
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...
Electrolux ELFW7637AW |

Electrolux ELFW7637AW

$853.00
The Electrolux ELFW7637AW is a front~load washer with a maximum capacity of 4.5cu.ft. With an Energy Efficiency Rating Tier II at 1300 RPM and a total of 10 wash cycle options, it's not only economical but powerful, too. Packed with...
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!...
Whirlpool WFW6620HC |

Whirlpool WFW6620HC

$1,231.00
A fantastic new washing is waiting for you in the form of the Whirlpool WFW6620HC front load washer. Choose from two colors: White or Chrome Shadow. This machine can take up to 4.5 cu. ft. of laundry at one time,...
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...
GE GTW335ASNWW |

GE GTW335ASNWW

$1,078.00
Enjoy washing your laundry with the GE GTW335ASNWW top load washer. With a large maximum capacity of 4.2 cu. ft., it can handle the large loads you throw at it. Consuming just 187kWh of energy per year, this machine is...
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...
LG WM4200HWA |

LG WM4200HWA

$900.00
The LG WM4200HWA front load washer comes in two beautiful finishes: White or Black Steel. With an ultra large capacity of 5.0 cu. ft., you can wash more clothes in less loads, so you can spend your extra time doing...
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...