Washing machine large family

A washing machine is suitable for a large family when it has a 9 or 10 kg load. The fill weight determines how many kilograms of laundry can be put in the drum each time. For a large family, it is useful to be able to wash more at once.
Looking for a washing machine for a large family? We've listed the best family washing machines of 2024 for you below!

Washing machine large family



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When is a washing machine suitable for a large family?

When you have a large family, you need a large washing machine. These have more fill weight, which is also known as the capacity of washing machines, so you can wash more laundry at the same time – which is necessary if you need to wash the clothes, towels and bedding of many people. Of course, you can also opt for a small washing machine, but then you’ll 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 one. However, a washing machine with a large drum, at least 9 kg, is the best choice for large families, as it will require less frequent washings. For that reason, we would advise large families with more than two children to look for a washing machine with a capacity of 9 or 10 kg. With a large washing machine, more laundry will fit in the drum, so you only need to wash more 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 is how much fill weight you can expect to have in your household:

  • 1 or 2 people: 7kg fill weight
  • A family of 3 or 4 people: 8 kilo fill weight.
  • Families with more than 4 people: 9 kilo or 10 kilo fill weight

Best washing machines for a large family in 2024

Are you looking for the best washing machine for a large family, with 5 people or more? We guarantee that all the washing machines you see in the following list will fit the size and make-up of your family. Each washer has a 9kg or 10kg capacity so that all your clothes, towels and bedding can fit into the drum at the same time. When putting together this list of the best washing machines, we looked at things like energy rating, noise level, wash quality, build quality and the wash programmes they offer – to create a list of the best washing machines of 2024! The ideal washing machine for your family can be found here:


Best washing machine large family

Washing basket after basket of laundry is no longer an issue with the LG WM9000HVA front load washer, giving you a massive maximum capacity of 5.2. cu. ft. With measurements of 33.75 inches deep, 40.75 inches high and 29 inches wide and weighing 227 lbs., it’s sure to fit into smaller laundry spaces. Give it a little more height while washing one more load at the same time because it is compatible with the LG SideKick. This smart home enabled device has the control panel on its reversible door. Enjoy savings because this machine is Energy Star Certified with an Energy Consumption Rating of Tier II, consuming only 120kWh or energy per year. The maximum spin speed of 1300 RPM ensures extra moisture is removed from your laundry, so your clothes spend less time drying. Enjoy 14 different wash cycles: choose from Delicates to Bedding to Jumbowash to Tubclean and more. The LG WM9000HVA washer features are unbeatable. TurboWash® 2.0 Technology uses twin nozzles at the front of the washer to spray a concentrated detergent solution directly onto the clothes for quick and effective cleaning. The Allergiene™ Cycle uses the intense heat of steam to remove over 95% of common household allergens, like dust mites and pet dander. The ColdWash™ Technology saves you money by using cold water, along with enhanced washing motions, to penetrate deep into fabrics for the same performance achieved in a warm water washing. With the SenseClean System, the water level and wash time are set automatically based on the weight and size of each load for optimal washing care. TrueBalance Anti-Vibration along with the LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation are designed to minimize washer vibration for smooth, quiet performance in just about any room of the house - even on the second floor. Enjoy a smart home enabled machine. The LG WM9000HVA is ThinQ compatible to help you diagnose problems without ever needing to call an LG representative. LG ProActive Customer Care uses artificial intelligence to offer useful maintenance tips, alert you to potential problems before they even occur and expedite repairs when needed. The LG WM9000HVA comes with hoses and a power cord.
Your search for the perfect new washing machine is done with the GE GFW850SPNRS front load washer. Let’s start with the impressive 5.0 cu. ft. maximum capacity that will allow you to wash more laundry at once. With measurements of 34 inches deep, 39.75 inches high and 28 inches wide at 246 lbs., you can pair this washing machine with your favorite GE dryer because it is stackable. Have more even space saving options and freedom to place your brand-new washing machine wherever you want with its reversible glass door. Spoil yourself with 12 wash cycles, including Active Wear, Allergen, Bedding, Bulky Items, Cold, Delicates, Drain & Spin, Extra Rinse, Normal, Prewash, Rinse & Spin, Sanitize, Time Saving, Towels & Sheets, and Whites. This baby is jam-packed with All-American GE technology. The UltraFresh vent system with OdorBlock eliminates excess moisture to help prevent odors ensuring your washer stays fresh and clean. The Microban antimicrobial technology is built into parts including the gasket, dispenser and draining system, delivering protection that lives on load after load. With SmartDispense Technology, you can save time and make laundry effortless with an intelligent dispenser that holds up to 32 loads of detergent that automatically dispenses the right amount each time. 1 Step Wash + Dry allows you wash a small load in your washer, removing the need to transfer clothes into the dryer. Sanitize + Allergen kills 99% of common bacteria and irritants such as dust mites. Dynamic Balancing Technology (dBT™) is our patented, time saving technology that senses and rebalances uneven loads during the spin cycle, providing a quieter wash. PowerSteam safely penetrates deep into fabric fibers, loosening stains to deliver enhanced cleaning performance. Sanitize Cycle allows you to sterilize clothing with elevated temperatures designed to kill common household bacteria. The GE GFW850SPNRS comes with a power cord.
The GE GFW550SPNDG front load washer comes in the gorgeous color of Diamond Gray. The large 5.0 cu. ft. capacity is perfect to wash more clothes at once, saving you lots of time. Weighing just 246 lbs., with measurements of 34 inches deep, 39.75 inches high and 28 inches wide, this beautiful machine will fit in many laundry spaces and closets. Place it wherever you please because the glass door is reversible, giving you a lot of flexibility in placement. Stack it with your favorite GE dryer and save even more space. This machine is energy efficient, with an EER of Tier I, consuming only 158kWh per year. Dry your clothes faster because it comes with a maximum spin speed of 1300 RPM. A variety of choices is available to you with 12 wash cycles, from your delicates to heavy, bulky bedding. When you’re in a hurry, the 20-minute Quick Wash cycle will be there to save you. Wash a full load in just 37 minutes with Time Saver. A small load can be washed and dried with the 1 Step Wash + Dry cycle. Sanitize + Allergen is a dedicated cycle designed to remove 99% of common bacteria and allergens such as dust mites. For clothes that need the extra cleaning power, there is the Power Clean cycle. This machine comes with the PowerSteam function that safely penetrates fabric fibers to loosen stains. The UltraFresh vent system with OdorBlock function eliminates excess moisture in your machine to help prevent odors and bacterial growth, so your washer stays fresh and clean. Moreover, the Microban antibacterial technology is built into the parts like the gasket, dispenser and draining system, further protecting you and your family from harmful germs. Dynamic Balancing Technology (dBT™) is GE’s patented, time saving technology that senses and rebalances uneven loads during a spin cycle, providing a quieter wash. The SmartDispense technology allows your washer to hold up to 32 loads of detergent that automatically dispenses when you start a wash cycle. The GE GFW550SPNDG is perfect for a modern, smart-home and can be controlled with an app in your phone because it is Wi-Fi ready. The GE GFW550SPNDG comes with a power cord.
LG brings you an innovative new washing machine 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 or a king-sized duvet. With measurements of 32.88 inches deep, 40.75 inches high and 29 inches wide at 225 lbs., this machine is compatible with the LG SideKick which will allow you to wash smaller loads simultaneously. Stack it on top of your dryer to comfortably fit into your laundry closet or smaller spaces. The stainless-steel left swing door lets you look inside the washer complemented with the interior lighting, so you can find articles of clothing faster. The LG WM8100HVA consumes as little as 125 kWh of energy per year, with an Energy Efficiency Rating of Tier II. The maximum spin speed is up to 1300 RPM, so you have the option to go for lower spin speeds on your delicates, and higher spin speeds on bulky items like duvets. 14 wash cycles are available for your choosing including the AAFA- Certified Allergiene, NSF-certified sanitary and hand wash/wool. The ColdWash technology, powered by the LG Direct Drive Motor and 6Motion, uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to deliver cold-water saving with a warm-water performance. Give big loads the same great clean with TurboWash, which can cut laundry time by up to 30 minutes. Experience the power of steam which gently but powerfully penetrates fabrics to eliminate dirt, odors and wrinkles. The TrueBalance anti-vibration system is designed to minimize washer vibration for smooth, quiet performance in any room of the house. Save yourself from a call to the customer service with the SmartDiagnosis app which you can download on your smartphone. Discover all these features along with standard features like add garment (pause), control lock, delay start, end-of-cycle signal, water heater and much more when you choose this washing machine. The LG WM8100HVA comes with hoses and a power cord. The stacking kit (model KSTK2) is not included.
The LG WT7300CV is a great looking top load washer, available in the stylish Graphite Steel color or the classic White. Wash piles and piles of laundry in less loads with its massive 5.0 cu. ft. maximum capacity. The large capacity surprisingly takes the form of a satisfactorily sized body at 28.83 inches deep, 44 inches high, and 27.25 inches wide, weighing only 146.9 lbs.! Sleek looking with a glass door that lets you look inside. This machine is Energy Star certified boasting a Tier I rating and consuming a measly 110kWh of energy per year. It delivers on features and function, too. The ample 950 RPM maximum spin speed will not leave you wishing for more because it removes excess moisture effectively, so your clothes come out dryer and spend less time in the clothesline or the tumble dryer. 14 unique wash cycle options are available for your choosing including waterproof and bedding. Let’s talk about all the LG goodness packed in this washer. Let’s start with the fabric care features. The exclusive TurboWash3D™ technology. Watch the tub and motor rotate in opposite directions as a powerful jet sprays water during the wash cycle, delivering cleaning like no other before it. This same jet is used in the SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System which forces water to penetrate through and into the close as the tub spins for quick and thorough rinsing. The SenseClean™ System Automatically sets the water level and wash time for each load based upon the weight of your clothes. The ColdWash™ Option uses cold water to clean clothes with warm water performance. Convenience features include the TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System and the LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation which lets you enjoy a quiet wash. Standard must-have features like end of cycle signal, child lock, status indicator, add garment, and other are not left out. Enjoy smart device convenience with ThinQ® features like SmartDiagnosis™ which saves you from a call to the service center and much, much more. The LG WT7300CV does not come with accessories.

What do you look for when buying a washing machine for a large family with children?

Washers have an expected lifespan of about 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.

  • Energy Rating: The energy rating of a washing machine, formerly known as an energy label, indicates how much energy the washing machine consumes per wash. Washing machines with energy label A are the most energy efficient, and therefore the best choice for the environment. In general, A-rated machines are a little more expensive to buy, but you should know that they will keep your energy bills down and save you money in the long run.
  • RPM: The more spins a washing machine completes, the drier your clothes will be. How many spins the drum completes per minute is indicated by the number of revolutions. Most 9kg and 10kg washing machines will spin at 1400 rpm, but 1600 rpm will get your laundry as dry as possible – which can be great if you don’t have a tumble dryer. Note that the rpm is for regular cotton programmes. More delicate programmes will have lower spin limits.
  • Spinning Noise Level: this indicates in decibels (dB) the amount of noise a washing machine makes when spinning. This number is not very relevant if your new washing machine will be installed in the attic or a shed – but if it is in a small office or bedroom, you will want it to be as quiet as possible. In that case, we recommend that you choose a washing machine that is quiet and produces no more than 73dB of noise – up to 71dB if you want your machine to be extra quiet, for example because you want to wash at night.
  • Wash programs: Different washing machines offer different programs. Due to the composition of your family, you may have a preference for a specific wash cycle that not every washing machine offers. For example, stain programmes, baby programmes, shirt programmes or sports programmes.
  • 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 app controls. Make sure your new washing machine includes these features if you think it will benefit your family.
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