Small washing machine

There are washing machines in different sizes, so there is a suitable washing machine for everyone. Don’t have much room in your house? Or do you have a small family? Then a small washing machine may be for you. On this page you can read all about it.

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A small washing machine has a fill weight of 6 to 7 kg.

When we talk about a small washing machine, we are talking about washing machines with a 6 kg or 7 kg fill weight. The fill weight, in kilograms, indicates how much laundry will fit in the drum per wash – in other words, the capacity of the washing machine.

Small washing machines are perfect for a smaller household or family, with up to 2 people. With this appliance, you can run small washes without having to wash with a half-empty drum.

 

This is not very good for your washing machine and it uses a lot of water and energy. For this reason, we recommend singles and couples to go for a small washing machine. These have a fill weight that matches the amount of laundry that you will be washing each week.

 

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Best small washing machine of 2022

Are you looking for the best small washing machine available right now? We are here to help! Especially for a small household, you will find below a list of the best small washing machines of the moment. In compiling this list, we have of course taken into account the fill weight.

But we also looked at the noise level, the different wash programs, the energy class and the customer ratings. Which small 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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Buying a small washing machine: what to look for

The size and weight of the washing machine are very important when you buy a new one, but there are a lot of other things to consider as well. Washing machines have an incredible amount of specifications, and with a lifespan of up to 10 years, you might forget what to look out for. Below are all of our tips for buying a small washing machine.

Type of washing machine

Small washing machines are available as top-loaders and front-loaders. A front-loading machine (±60cm wide) is the most popular, these have the door at the front so you can put a dryer on top of your washing machine if needed. A top loading washer is generally slightly narrower (±40cm wide), but also higher and has the door to the drum at the top. Top loading washing machines are often chosen by elderly people or people with back problems, because they require less bending over.

Energy class

If you are 1 or 2 persons, you can save a lot of energy and water by choosing a small washing machine. This is good for the environment, but it also keeps your bills low. By choosing an energy efficient washing machine you can save even more money. The prices of these appliances are often a bit higher, but per month you will save a lot. Washing machines with a 6kg or 7kg fill weight are unfortunately not often energy efficient. The most common energy label for small washing machines is energy label D. To be recognized as an “energy efficient washing machine” you need to have energy label A, B or C. There are some small washing machines available with energy label A, B and C.

RPM

The RPM of a washing machine indicates how many rounds the drum spins per minute while it is spinning. The faster this happens, the drier your laundry will be from the machine. At 1600 RPM, your laundry will be as dry as possible. There are some small washing machines that make 1600 rpm during the spin cycle. However, most make 1400 rpm, which is also considered a “high number of rpm”. You choose whether to put your clothes in the dryer after washing them, or to hang them up.

Noise level

The noise level of a washing machine indicates in decibels (dB) how much noise a washing machine produces when it is at its loudest – during the spin cycle. 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. Most small washing machines have the noise level “normal. It is recommended that these washing machines be placed in an enclosed area of the house, such as the attic or an enclosed kitchen. If you want to use your washing machine at night as well, it is best to look for a ‘quiet’ or ‘extra quiet’ washing machine.

Washing Programs

All washing machines offer different wash programs. Depending on the composition of your household, you may need certain programs such as special wash programs for delicate clothes, stains, wool, jeans, sportswear, extra hygienic washing and shirts.

Ease of use

New, modern washing machines today offer more and more options to make washing easier for the user. For small washing machines you can think of options such as a load sensor, delayed start, adding wash in between (addwash), control via an app and a self-cleaning detergent drawer. Do you think you could benefit from these extra features? Then make sure your new washing machine has these options.

Buy a camping washing machine

If you are looking for a very small washing machine, for example for camping, you have come to the right place. This appliance is also known as a mini washing machine and has a fill weight (drum capacity) of between 2 and 5 kg. Because they are small in size, you can easily take your mini washing machine with you on vacation, especially in the caravan or camper. With it, you have your personal washing machine at the campsite, but you can also do a wash in the great outdoors, as long as you have a water and electricity connection.

A mini washing machine is perfect for washing clothes, but for bedding they are often a bit too small.

 

Because a mini washing machine is small in size and runs shorter wash cycles, it usually uses less water and energy than a regular washing machine. For that reason, they almost always have energy label A or B. Most energy-efficient washing machines are slightly more expensive, but mini washing machines often have lower prices.

Camping washing machines usually have a rpm of 1200. Compared to regular washing machines, a mini washer has a low RPM, but the difference is small. At 1200 rpm, your laundry remains quite damp, but during the spin cycle, enough water is extracted from it to allow it to continue air drying.

 

Advantages and disadvantages of a small washing machine

There is a lot of information on this page, we understand that you can’t see the forest for the trees. To give you a clear overview of the reasons to buy or not buy a small washing machine, we herewith list the pros and cons.

Advantages

  1. A 6 kg or 7 kg load is perfect for a 1 or 2 person household. You won’t have to save laundry or wash with a half-empty drum. As a result, you’ll use less water and energy.
  2. A small washing machine takes up less space, leaving you with room for other things.
  3. Free choice between a front-loader and a top-loader.

Disadvantages

  1. In case of family expansion, the small washing machine may soon be too small. Will there soon be a third person? Then you should already look for a washing machine with an 8 kg fill weight.
  2. The choice of energy-efficient washing machines is smaller.
  3. There is less choice in quiet or extra quiet washing machines.

Small washing machine assortment

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 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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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 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...
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...
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...
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.!...
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....
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...
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...
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 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 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...
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...
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!...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...