Washing machines have now become a necessity. With the fast pace of life and busy schedules, fully-automatic washing machines are now an essential component of every house. A good and durable washing machine is a boon whereas a wrong washing machine is a bane.
Everyone wants to save water, electricity, time, and money and until now, it was difficult to find all these in a single washing machine but not anymore. In this article, we have listed the Best Top Load Washing Machine washing machines that will save all four components- water, electricity, time, and money.
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- Washing Machine Buying Guide – Best Washing Machine 2022
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Washing Machine Buying Guide – Best Washing Machine 2022
|1. Who should buy a 7 or 7.5Kg washing machine?|
Families with 4-5 members should buy the 7 Kg and 7.5 kg fully automatic.
2. Quantity of clothes-
You should never load a machine more than 75% for a better wash.
3. Quality of Drums-
Stainless steel drums are best as they are light weighted and sturdy. They give good wash quality. But some cheap washing machines offer plastic drums and they must be avoided. Buy a washing machine with good quality plastic.
4. Star Label-
Rating on star label changes every two years and is valid till 30 June 2022. Mechanically, there is not much difference between 2-star or 3-star washing machines. There is only a 5-6 unit difference in annual power consumption. Whereas; the effect on costs; is far more. The latest models are Rs 3-5,000 costlier. Save money and buy a model with good features.
5. Power Consumption-
Power consumption on the star label is not real. It is recorded under test conditions.
6. Built-Quality of base
Avoid machines with metal bases as they will corrode with time. Hard plastic bases are the best as they will not corrode.
The pulsator is the most important part as it spins the clothes for a good wash. Poor quality of pulsator will give poor quality of the wash. Buy the washing machine with the best pulsator.
8. Fancy Terms-
Brands use terms like a genie, aqua, etc to lure you. Avoid such marketing gimmicks.
9. Customer care services of Best Top Load Washing Machine-
We called the customer care no of our recommended machines from different locations and with different problems. Their service will be rated on the basis of their feedback.
10. Extended Warranty-
No matter how good a washing machine is, an extended warranty is a must as it protects your washing machine. In case of damage, the extended warranty will replace the part with the original part. We recommend the packages Go Warranty. Do protect the washing machine from the first day.
Fully-Automatic Top-Load 7.5 Kg – Best Top Load washing machines
1. Whirlpool 7.5 Kg 5-star- Best Top Load Washing Machine
The best washing machine in India 2022 is Whirlpool 7.5 Kg 5-star model with 360W and 740 RPM motor. It has 12 wash programs and the 6th sense smart sensor. 6th sense smart technology judges the voltage, laundry, pressure of water, and the amount of detergent needed which is fantastic. There is a stainless steel tub of really good quality.
With Zero pressure fill technology; this machine is best for areas with low water pressure as it will fill water faster even if the pressure of water is low. Magic lint filter is just another name for lint collector. The Spiro Wash technology provides 20% fast cleaning as per Whirlpool. Spiro Wash rotates clothes in all directions for efficient cleaning. It is a good feature.
|Power and RPM||360W And 740RPM|
|Noise Levels||63dB/ 72dB|
|Features||12 Wash Programs; 6th Sense Smart Sensor; Stainless Steel Tub; Zero Pressure Fill Technology; Magic Lint Filter; Spiro Wash Technology (20% Fast Cleaning); Express Wash; Hard Water Wash; Auto Tub Clean; Delay Wash; Control Panel on Upper Side|
|Water Consumption||139L Per Wash Program|
The express wash allows you to wash less dirty clothes in lesser time. It saves water, power as well as time. To use the hard water feature, an attachment must be bought from the installation team and attached to your machine. The filter in the attachment will soften the hard water before using it. The auto tub clean feature will automatically clean the drum with the water used during the rinse. Thereby, saving water and keeping the machine clean simultaneously.
The Delay wash feature allows you to program your machine for a particular time. The Control panel is on the upper side. Noise levels while washing are 63dB & while spinning are 72dB. It consumes 139L of water/wash and it weighs 30Kg.
It has 2 years comprehensive and 5 years warranty on the motor. It costs Rs 18,000.
- It is the best value for money deal with all modern-day features.
- It is a value for money machine.
- It consumes less water and provides good cleaning.
- The noise levels while washing is 2-3 dB more.
- Less motor warranty. But it can be increased with a good extended warranty.
2. LG 7.5 Kg 5 Star- Best Top Load Washing Machine
Number 2 in our list of best washing machines in India 2022 is LG 7.5 Kg 5-star model with 340W and 700 RPM motor. It has 8 wash programs and smart inverter technology motor. It is believable due to its 340W motor with 700 RPM and low noise levels.
There is a stainless steel drum/tub- turbo drum. This means the water stream will come in the opposite direction to which the tub rotates, increasing wash quality. It had 8 water level selections. On top is a digital display and memory backup feature. Auto Pre-Wash is an amazing facility that allows you to pre-wash clothes just like you soak clothes before washing.
|Power and RPM||340W And 700RPM|
|Features||8 Wash Programs; Smart Inverter Technology; Stainless Steel Tub; Turbo Drum; 8 Water Level Selection; Digital Display; Memory Back-Up; Auto Pre-wash; Auto Balance System; BMC Motor Protection; Smart Diagnosis|
|Water Consumption||155L per Wash Program|
The auto-balance feature will not let the clothes get collected in the corner. It will balance clothes for a good wash. Another good feature is BMC protection which is a plastic cover over the motor. It has a smart diagnosis too.
LG has given ThinQ app. Install it and it will allow you to use the smart diagnosis feature. In case of errors, an alert will come on the app so that you can get it repaired soon. Its noise levels are 48dB while washing and 74dB while spinning. It consumes 155L water/wash program & weighs 32 Kg.
It has 2 years comprehensive, 10 years warranty on the motor. It costs Rs 21,000 which is not a recommended price for this washing machine.
- This is an excellent amendment made this year. All wash features are good.
- It has a soft closing lid.
- It is over-prized for Rs 21,000. Rs 19,500 would have been a fair price for this washing machine. LG 7Kg washing machine costs Rs 18,500. Why pay so much for 0.5 Kg extra? Consider LG 7 Kg washing machine over it. LG 7.5 Kg washing machine uses a little more water.
Fully-Automatic Top-Load 7 Kg – Best Top Load washing machines
1. IFB 7 kg 5 Star-Best Top Load Washing Machine
First in the list of best top-load fully-automatic washing machines is IFB 7 Kg 5-star model with 375W and 720 RPM motor. With 8 wash programs, there is a stainless steel drum/tub of crescent moon design. This design creates friction and leads to the efficient extraction of dirt.
Another good thing is the Triadic pulsator. All pulsators have spokes but in this, 3 scrubs are given between 3 spokes that continuously scrub clothes to extract more dirt. This leads to good cleaning.
Don’t get influenced by the Aqua Energie feature. It just means that water and detergent will be mixed efficiently. This is the basic work of a washing machine. The smart sensor tech will decide the volume of water as per the weight of the clothes.
|Power and RPM||375W And 720RPM|
|Features||8 Wash Programs; Stainless Steel Tub (Crescent Moon Drum); Triadic Pulsator; Aqua Energie; Smart Sensor; 3D Wash Technology; Lint Tower Filter; Memory Back-Up; Auto Imbalance Correction System; LED Display; High Voltage Protection|
|Water Consumption||126L per Wash Program|
3-D wash tech is an impressive feature. Water enters the tub from 3 different directions. This creates pressure and leads to good cleaning. The Lint tower filter collects lint. With memory backup, this machine will restart from where it stopped before power backup.
Another good feature is Auto Imbalance Correction System. Sometimes, clothes get collected in one corner and their wash quality decreases. But this imbalance of protection will equally distribute clothes in the tub.
On top is an LED display and it has high voltage protection. Its noise levels are 45dB while washing and 60dB while spinning. It consumes 126L water/wash program and weighs 35 Kg.
It has 4 years comprehensive; 10 years warranty in motor and 10 years of spare part support (super-cool). It costs Rs 18,200.
Note : “What will you do if the brand doesn’t have the spare parts in case of damage to one? We recommend washing machines that promise long-term spare part support. Keep it in mind.”
- It has a powerful motor of 720 RPM and less water consumption.
- The Warranty package, triadic pulsator, and good features are wonderful.
- Smart sense technology does not work properly.
- It is unable to judge the amount of water and program as per weight.
2. Samsung 7 Kg 5 Star- Best Top Load Washing Machine
The second best 7 Kg top-load fully-automatic washing machine in my list of best washing machines in India 2022 is Samsung 7Kg 5-star model with 350W and 680 RPM motor. With 9 wash programs, it works on digital inverter technology. You must think its electricity consumption is low and this is what Samsung also says but the power figures tell a whole another story.
There is a stainless steel tub of diamond shape. The diamond design creates friction to extract dirt efficiently. Wobble tech is a fancy term for good technology. Water and clothes move left, right, up, and down to give an efficient wash. Ease of freedom can be experienced with 5 water level selections.
|Power and RPM||350W And 680RPM|
|Noise Levels||60 dB|
|Features||9 Wash programs; Digital Inverter Technology; Stainless Steel Tub (Diamond Drum); Wobble Technology; 5 Water Level Selection; Digital Panel; Monsoon Mode; Magic Filter; Aqua Preserve; Eco Tub Clean; Auto Restart; Child Lock; Smart Check|
|Water Consumption||169L Per Wash Program|
A digital panel is given on top of the machine. The monsoon mode is merely a spin and rinses mode. Along with other modes, in monsoon mode, the clothes are spun and rinsed only with a higher spinning speed. This will dry clothes a bit. The magic filter is merely a lint filter. The aqua preserve feature allows you to collect the after-rinsed water to use it for the next wash. This saves water and we must save water.
In the Eco Tub feature, the washing machine will clean itself with water. It is not de-scaling. The company says you don’t need chemicals but de-scaling every 2-3 months is highly important. It has Auto Restart (memory backup), child lock, and Smart check. Almost all machines have smart checks just with different names. It will detect the problem and display an error code. Here smart check is a bit different.
This washing machine can be connected to Samsung’s app and the error code can be displayed on both screen and on phone. Samsung didn’t declare noise levels while washing but it is 73dB in spinning. It consumes 169L water/wash program and weighs 30 Kg.
It has 3 years comprehensive & 12 years warranty on the motor. It costs Rs 18,000.
- It has amazing features with low noise levels.
- Washing levels haven’t been declared but 60dB in spinning is good.
- It has 12 years warranty along with other good features.
- It consumes more water- 169L. However, water can be saved with its various modes.
3. Panasonic 7 Kg 5-star- Best Top Load Washing Machine
The last recommendation under 7Kg is Panasonic 7 Kg 5-star model with 480W and 680 RPM motor. With 8 wash programs, there is a stainless steel drum and Fuzzy control tech i.e the machine suggests the amount of water as per the weight of clothes. Its magic filter is merely a lint filter.
In One Touch Smart Wash, the machine will itself select water, detergent, and wash program as per the weight of the cloths. There is an LED display and Memory Backup. Usually, the machine restarts after a power cut. But with memory backup, this machine will start from where it stopped before power backup.
|Power and RPM||400W and 680RPM|
|Features||8 Wash Programs; Stainless Steel Tub; Fuzzy Control Technology; Magic Filter; One Touch Smart Wash; LED Display; Memory Back-up; Soft Closing Lid; Cord Winder; Self Diagnosis|
|Water Consumption||140L per Wash Program|
The soft closing lid will close slowly, thereby, preventing damage. On the back is a cord winder. The self-diagnosis feature will detect the problem and display an error code so that you can get it corrected as soon as possible. Its noise levels are 65dB while washing and 73dB while spinning. It consumes a 140L water/wash program and weighs 31 Kg.
It has 2 years comprehensive and 10 years warranty on the motor. It costs Rs 16,800.
- It is the best value for money washing machine in 2022.
- It has good wash programs, a bright display, and a soft closing lid.
- It consumes slightly more water about 15-20L more. Had it been 120L, then it would be on the same level as others. Though, it is not a big con.