Types of washing machines

If you’re looking for a new washing machine, you probably have a certain type in mind. You can distinguish between washing machines based on many different characteristics. We’ll go over which ones they are today.

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Different types of washing machines

There are many different types of washing machines, as everyone has a preference for different specifications and features. Some people need extra high fill weight, while others find it more important that their washing machine is extra quiet or energy efficient.

To give you an insight into all the different types of washing machines, we have listed them all here for you. Do you already know which washing machine you are looking for? Then you can directly click through to your desired type of washing machine.

Best washing machines 2022

The best washing machines of this year in one overview. Find the perfect washing machine for you.

Top loading washing machines

Top-loading washing machines are taller, narrower, and open at the top so you don't have to bend over as much.

Energy Efficient Washing Machine

The best washing machines with low energy consumption have energy label A or B.

Cheap washing machine

Washing machines with an advantageous price-quality ratio. Cheap, but good!

Brushless washing machine

A washing machine without brushes? The best brushless washing machines can be found here.

Quiet washing machine

The noise level of these quieter machines does not exceed 73 dB.

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Washing machines by family size

Many people look for a washing machine that fits the size of their household. If you live alone or as a couple, you obviously won’t choose the same washing machine as a family with three children. When choosing a larger washing machine, also consider the energy label of the washing machine.

This mainly has to do with the amount of fill weight of the washing machine, in other words; how much laundry fits in the machine. The larger your household, the more space you need in the drum. These are all types of washing machines for different family sizes.

Washing machine for single or couple

A household of one or two people will often have enough for a 6 or 7kg fill weight.

Washing machine for a small family

Small families need a washing machine with a load capacity of 8 kg.

Washing machine for a large family

For the largest families, we recommend a washing machine with a rim weight of at least 9 kg.

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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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Of course, how much you want to pay for your washing machine is entirely up to the budget you have available. A more expensive washing machine will almost always have a longer lifespan than a cheaper one.
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A large family requires a larger washing machine, and also a higher fill weight. A smaller family will suffice with a washing machine with a smaller fill weight.
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Washing machines based on fill weight

How much laundry you can fit into the drum per wash is an important criteria for many people when buying a particular washing machine. How much fill weight your new washing machine needs is largely determined by the size of your household. But there are more aspects that come into play.

A household that does laundry often will benefit from more fill weight. And there are several good reasons why you should wash your clothes more often – for example, because of an allergy or because you exercise a lot. Read more about washing machines based on fill weight here.

7kg Filling Weight

These small machines are suitable for single or double households that don't wash too much.

8kg Filling Weight

These are made for small families, but are also perfect for singles or couples who exercise a lot.

9kg fill weight

For a household of 5 people or more. Especially great if you have a lot of bedding to wash.

Washing machines based on RPM

The spin speed is another important feature of a washing machine – it determines how dry your laundry comes out of the machine. This number indicates how many rounds the drum turns during the spin cycle. The higher your RPM is, the drier your laundry will be. When washing at high rpm, you can therefore hang your laundry up for a short time so that you don’t have to put it in the dryer – which also saves you energy. 

Please note that we are talking about maximum rpm here, which is usually only used in cotton laundry programs. Washing programmes for finer laundry do not spin as fast.

1200 rpm washing machines

Perfect for families that don't care about the rpm, for example because they have a dryer.

Washing machines 1300 rpm

1300 rpm is often sufficient for shirts and pants (50% moisture content).

Washing Machines 1600 RPM

When your washing machine rotates at 1600 rpm, your laundry is as dry as possible (44% moisture retention).