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.
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
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:
The Whirlpool WTW7120HW is the best washing machine for a large family of August 2022!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.