Best washing machine for a small family

Are you looking for a good washing machine for a family with 1 or 2 children? In this article we explain in detail what to look for when buying a washing machine that fits the size of your household. We’ll also tell you what the best buys are.

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When is a washing machine suitable for a small family

A family with 1 or 2 children needs at least an 8kg fill weight

Not every washing machine is suitable for small households. There are an incredible number of different washing machines, and that’s because everyone has a preference for different features and specifications. One of the most important aspects of a washing machine, is its fill weight. This is because it indicates how many pounds of laundry you can wash at the same time.

The drum of a small washing machine, i.e. one with a low fill weight, fills up very quickly. This means that you cannot wash everything at once, which can be very annoying if you have children. You don’t want a much larger washing machine either. Large washing machines use a lot of water and energy.

 

It is also not good for a washing machine to run with a half-empty drum. This can cause the machine to guess out of balance, and as a result it breaks down. This can significantly reduce the life of the washing machine.

For families with 1 or 2 children, we therefore recommend a washing machine with a fill weight of 8 kilos. Do you have 2 children or do you wash a lot, for example because you often exercise? Then we recommend a 9kg load. A 7kg capacity will be too little and you will have to do many small loads.

 

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Best washing machines for a small family in 2022

The lifespan of a washing machine is currently around 10 years. Therefore, we can imagine that you forget what to look for when buying a new washing machine. Do you simply want the best washing machine for a family with more than 2 people? Then you’ve come to the right place! We have compiled a list of the best washing machines of 2022 for a small household.

These washing machines all have a fill weight of 8 kg or 9 kg. When making this selection, we looked at the energy class, noise level, wash quality, build quality and wash programs that these washing machines offer, among other things. Here you will find the best washing machine for a family with 1 or 2 children. Which washing machine will you choose?

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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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What is a good washing machine for a small household

A family of 3 needs a washing machine that is not too big and not too small. A fill weight of 8 kilos is the right choice. For a family with 4 people, 8 kilos will also be a good match, but they can also look at washing machines with a fill weight of 9 kilos. In addition, there are of course more criteria that are important when buying a washing machine for a family. Below you can read about the most important criteria for making the right choice.

Spin noise level

Washing machines can be quite noisy, especially during the spin cycle. For this reason, you can choose a quiet washing machine. They produce a maximum of 73 dB (decibels), which is nice if you have 1 or 2 children running around.

Energy class

Previously, energy class was called energy label. The energy class indicates how economical a washing machine is with energy. An energy efficient washing machine has energy label A, B or C and is the best choice for the environment. An energy-efficient washing machine is often a little more expensive to buy, but in the long run you can save money because you use much less water and energy.

 

RPM

The RPM of a washing machine indicates how many rounds the drum makes while spinning. New washing machines with a fill weight of 8 or 9 pounds usually have a speed of 1400 rpm or 1600 rpm (rounds per minute). 1400 rpm is sufficient in most households, but 1600 rpm gets your laundry out of the machine as dry as possible – which is nice if you don’t have a dryer.

Ease of Use

A new washing machine today has an incredible amount of features and extras that make washing a lot easier for you. These include a load sensor, delayed start, a self-cleaning detergent drawer and control via an app. Do you think these features can help you?

Washing programs

Due to the composition of your family, you may have a preference for certain wash programs. Many washing machines offer similar programs, but some give you a little more. Consider, for example, specific wash programs for stains, baby clothes, shirts or sportswear.

Washing machine small family assortment

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...
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...
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 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....
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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!...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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.!...
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...
GE GFW550SPNDG |

GE GFW550SPNDG

$921.00
The GE GFW550SPNDG is a beautiful 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...
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...