Narrow washing machine

When people talk about a ‘narrow washing machine’ they often mean a top loading one. Do you need a new washing machine, but don’t have that much room? Or do you have trouble bending over? Then a top loading washing machine is ideal!

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A narrow washing machine is almost always a top loading washing machine

A top loading washing machine, unlike a front loading machine, has the door on the top. In addition to being narrower than most front loaders, top loaders are also slightly taller. This reduces the amount of bending you have to do when loading and unloading your laundry. Top loaders have a width of 40 cm and a height of 90 cm. A front loader is about 60 cm wide and 85 cm high.

Because of the difference in width, you may find that a top loader fits you better. Not every home has the space for a large washing machine, so then it is nice that there are also small washing machines in the form of a top loader.

 

The difference in height doesn’t seem huge, but for people with back problems, a top loading washing machine can make a lot of difference. Because the door is at the top of the machine, you don’t have to bend down as deeply to unload your drum. Laundry, especially if it is still wet, can be very heavy. A top-loading appliance can make it a lot easier to do laundry in that case.

 

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If you are simply looking for a good washing machine top loader, this is where you should be! In fact, in the following list, we have listed the best top loaders of 2022. In selecting these washing machines, we looked at such things as: 

The RPM, noise level, energy class, all different wash programs and customer ratings. Is your new top loading washing machine listed here?

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Buying a narrow washing machine: what to look for

The type of washing machine (front- or top-loading) is obviously very important when choosing a new washing machine. But there are more things to consider before buying a new washing machine. Here are our tips for buying a top loading washing machine. Be aware that there are far fewer top loading machines being sold than front loading machines. For that reason, your options are somewhat limited.

Filling weight

The fill weight of a washing machine tells you how many kg of laundry will fit into the drum. This is also known as the capacity of the washing machine. How much fill weight you need depends on several factors. The size of the household plays the biggest role. For a single or a couple, we recommend a washing machine with a 6 kg or 7 kg fill weight capacity. For a small family, an 8 kg fill weight is better. If your household has 5 people or more, it is best to look at washing machines with a 9 kg or 10 kg fill weight.

Because of the small size of the top-loading washing machine, the drum is smaller and there is less room for laundry. Top loaders usually have a maximum fill weight of 6 kg, with some exceptions having a 7 kg laundry capacity.

 

Energy rating

The energy class indicates how economically a washing machine uses electricity. Often, energy-efficient washing machines are a little more expensive to buy, but in monthly costs they can actually save you money. After all, they keep your bills nice and low. Energy-efficient washing machines have energy class A, B or C. Unfortunately, top loading washing machines are not always economical with electricity. There are top-loaders with energy class C, but energy classes D and F are more common.

RPM

The RPM indicates how many rounds the drum of a washing machine makes per minute while spinning. The higher the number of revolutions, the drier your laundry will be from the washing machine. At 1600 rpm (rouds per minute), your laundry will be as dry as possible. However, narrow washing machines often run at a lower rpm. Most run at 1200 rpm or 1300 rpm. After spinning, you can choose whether to put your laundry in the dryer or hang it up and let it air dry. For comparison – most front-loading washing machines make 1400 rpm in the spin.

Noise level

The centrifuge of a washing machine can make quite a bit of noise. If you’re interested in knowing how loud your new washing machine is, look at the noise level for that. This indicates in decibels (dB) how much noise the washing machine produces when it is at its loudest – when the spin is on. 78 dB or more is considered loud, 74 dB to 77 dB is considered normal, 72 dB and 73 dB is considered quiet, and 71 dB and less is considered extra quiet. A top loading washing machine can I any of these categories.

Washing programs

There are an increasing number of different wash programs for all kinds of items and laundry. Depending on what’s hanging in your closet, you may need one of those specific wash programs. Think of special wash programs for down, jeans, shirts, sportswear or because of allergies.

Ease of use

The technology of washing machines is improving day by day. They offer us more and more options and features to make washing easier. For a top loading washing machine, you can think of a load sensor, residual time indicator, start delay and add laundry in between. Would these features help you with your laundry? Then choose a top-loading washing machine that has these features.

Advantages and disadvantages of the narrow washing machine

The top loading washer has several advantages and disadvantages. You can find them all in this article. In conclusion, we would like to give you an overview of all the pros and cons of the top loading washing machine. Hopefully it will help you decide!

Advantages

  1. A top loading washer takes up less space because it is narrower, only 40 cm wide.
  2. It is taller and the door is at the top, making it easier to reach the drum and less to bend over.
  3. They have a 6kg or 7kg fill weight, and are therefore perfect for a 1 or 2 person household.

Disadvantages

  1. Most washing machines sold are front loaders. This leaves you with fewer options if you have your sights set on a top loading washing machine.
  2. You have fewer options in terms of fill weight, which is a maximum of 7 kg.
  3. Because the opening is at the top, you cannot put a dryer on it.
  4. They often have a lower speed, usually with only 1200 rpm.
  5. Energy efficient top loaders are available, but the most economical top loader has energy class C.

Narrow washing machine assortment

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...
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...
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...
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 WTW5000DW |

Whirlpool WTW5000DW

$1,255.00
The Whirlpool WTW5000DW is a top load washer with a maximum capacity of 4.3 cu. ft., enough to fit in bulky items like bedding. The yearly energy consumption is clocked at 179kWh per year and offers a total of 12...
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...
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 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 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....
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...
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....
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...
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 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....
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 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...
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...