Best washing machine for a large family

Are you looking for the ideal washing machine for a large family with children? In this article, we explain what to look for and show you the best washing machine for your household.

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When is a washing machine suitable for a large family

Pay attention to the build-up weight of a washing machine for a large family

If you have a large family, you need a large washing machine. These have more fill weight, which is also called the capacity of the washing machines, so you can wash more laundry at the same time – which is necessary if you need to have the clothes, towels and bedding of many people washed. Of course, you can also opt for a small washing machine, but then you will have to run a wash more often. The energy and water consumption per wash of a large washing machine is, on average, more than a small washing machine. However, a washing machine with a large drum, at least 9 kg, is the best choice for large families, because the washing machine will need to be used less often. That way, you save time and energy and water consumption. For that reason, we recommend large families with more than 2 children to look for a washing machine with a 9kg or 10kg wash weight. With a large washing machine, more laundry fits in the drum, so you only need to wash a few times a week.

If you use your new washing machine too often, the life of the washing machine will deteriorate. With heavy use of the appliance, parts can get damaged and your washing machine will need replacement faster. That’s why it’s important to choose a washing machine with the right load capacity for the size of your household. Here you can find out which build size fits how many people you have in your household:

1 or 2 people

Filling weight of 7 kg

Family with 3 or 4 people

Filling weight of 8 kilo

Family with more than 4 people

9 kilo or 10 kilo fill weight

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Best washing machines for a large family in 2022

Are you looking for the best washing machine for a large family, with 5 people or more? We guarantee you that all the washing machines you see in the following list will fit the size and composition of your family. Each washing machine a fill weight of 9 kilos or 10 kilos, so all your clothes, towels and bedding will fit in the drum at the same time.

When compiling this list of the best washing machines, we looked at things like energy rating, noise level, wash quality, build quality and the wash programs these washing machines offer – to create a list of the best washing machines of 2022! The ideal washing machine for your family is right here:

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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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What to look out for when buying a washing machine for a large family with children

Washing machines have an expected lifespan of around 10 years. As washing machines get longer and longer, we can imagine that you might not always know what to look for when buying a new washing machine. The fill weight of a washing machine is one of the most important things to consider when buying a washing machine. But of course, there are many more aspects of a washing machine that are important. Read the following tips on buying a washing machine for 5 or more people and find the best washing machine for your large family.

Noise Level

This indicates in decibels (dB) how much noise a washing machine produces while spinning. This number is not very relevant if your new washing machine is going to be in the attic or a shed – but if there is an office or bedroom next door, you will want your washing machine to be as quiet as possible. In that case, we recommend choosing a washing machine that is quiet and produces no more than 73 dB of noise – max 71 dB if you want your washing machines to be extra quiet, for example because you want to wash at night.

Energy class

The energy class of a washing machine, formerly known as an energy label, indicates how much energy the washing machine uses per wash. Washing machines with energy label A are the most energy efficient, and therefore the best choice for the environment. In general, washing machines with energy label A are slightly more expensive to buy, but know that these washing machines keep your energy bills low, and therefore actually save you money in the long run.

RPM

The more rounds the drum of a washing machine turns during the spin, the drier your clothes will come out of the machine. The number of spins per minute is indicated by the number of revolutions. Most washing machines with a 9-pound or 10-pound fill weight run at 1400 rpm, but 1600 rpm gets your laundry as dry as possible – which can be great if you don’t have a dryer. Just know that the rpm is up for regular cotton laundry programs. For programs for finer laundry, the maximum rpm will be lower.

Ease of use

New washing machines have different features and options that make it easier for you to wash. These include a load sensor, delayed start, add in between washes, a self-cleaning detergent drawer and control via an app. Make sure your new washing machines include these feature(s) if you think your family will benefit from them.

Washing programs

Different washing machines offer different programs. Due to the composition of your family, you might have a preference for a specific wash program that not every washing machine offers. Examples include wash programs for stains, baby clothes, shirts or sportswear.

Washing machine large family assortment

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...
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...
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...
Amana NTW4516FW |

Amana NTW4516FW

$987.00
Amana NTW4516FW is the top load washer you need. The ample 3.5 cu. ft. maximum capacity is perfect to take on your daily laundry needs. Clean clothes while saving money because this machine only uses 162kWH 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...
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...
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,...
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 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...
GE GFW850SPNRS |

GE GFW850SPNRS

$1,274.00
If you are looking for a new washing machine, the beautiful GE GFW850SPNRS front load washer might just be the right one for you. Wash more clothes at once with a substantial 5.0. cu. ft. maximum capacity. Consuming just 158kWh...
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...
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...
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...
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 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....
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 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.!...
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...
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...
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 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!...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...