What if you could have your clothes washed so nicely at home that you won't ever have to rely on a laundry? Wouldn’t that be great? Of course, it would and that's why you need to have a front loading washing machine on your side.


 

Front load washing machines are known for the amazing wash quality- easily amongst the best of all the types of washing machines. Also, they spin a lot faster than top loaders and hence are able to dry the clothes much better as well. But don’t washing machines just waste a lot of water? Well, not front loaders.



In fact, front load washing machines use very little water and still manage to give you the best wash experience of the lot. They are also much quieter to use and vibrate very little.


 

Before buying your next front loader make sure you know which size is right for you. Usually, a 6kg machine is enough for 1-2 people while an increment of 1 kg is enough for an extra person i.e. a 7kg machine suits 3 people, 8kg for 4 people and so on. But that's not all you must look at, so make sure to check our dedicated buying guide at the end.


 

But finding the best washing machine can be a hard task so to find the best front loading washing machine we surfed through the internet to find the best products recommended by other websites and also paid a visit to some popular home-appliances dealers- Reliance Digital, Adishwar and Pai Electronics.



​Best washing machine in India (front loading)

The stylish Bosch Washing machine

With a large drum size, great cleaning, a ton of features and value price, the Bosch WAK24268IN Front Loading Washing machine makes for an ideal washing companion. It is also quieter and consumes much less water than top loading machines. Furthermore, it can also clean much gentler using the hot water functions making it one of the best washing machines in India.


 

With its understated grey exterior, the Bosch Washing Machine looks no different than the machines you might have seen in an American sitcom. But the washing machine is a functional device that doesn't really care about aesthetics. The controls are laid out in a very easy to use manner with a single large knob to select the programs, the start/pause button and the display with extra controls.


 

The Led display is large and easily readable, in fact, it's much bigger than even our budget pick, the IFB washing machine. This large screen lets you clearly see the wash time remaining, the temperature or the program selected.


 

Bosch Washing Machine: Control Panel

Talking about programs you get a lot of useful wash programs tailored for your different needs. You have the usual programs like Synthetics, Jeans, Delicate/Silk, Daily wash, Wool, Cotton, Kidswear, Sari, Sportswear. Some specialized programs are Monsoon (Uses warm water to remove odour and moisture from clothes to make them dry quicker), Allergy Plus (Washes away the detergent residue to prevent allergies), Super 15/30 (Cleans lightly soiled clothes up to 2kg in 15-30 minutes) and a rinse only and spin the only program.


 

The Allergy Plus program is so effective that the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) honoured the Bosch washing machine (1st in the world)  with the ECARF Seal of Quality for products and services suitable for allergy sufferers. ECARF claimed the longer and more intensive washing and rinsing cycles remove flower pollen, animal hair and detergent residue from the clothing almost entirely.



A closer look at the Bosch Washing machine: The backside

Verified customers of the Bosch Washing machine liked the machines quick wash program, the huge wealth of specialized wash programs, the quality of the machine, the speed and the temperature washing.


 

The Bosch machine doesn't come with a dedicated dryer but customers said that the clothes they put for wash would come out at least 75% dry and needed only 1-2 hours of sun drying.


 

What they did not like was that the machine was a little noisy during spin cycles (which they claimed was still less than top loaders). Some users even complained of vibrations during the spin cycle but that is true for most washing machines especially given that the Bosch spins at 1200rpm which is more than most top loaders.



Bosch claims the washing machine consumes about 47 litres of water per run. Bosch provides a detailed list of electricity consumption values with the maximum consumption being 2 units (cotton) while taking around 1 unit for most regular programs.


 

The Bosch Machine with its huge 7kg drum is sufficient three members (3 shirts, 3 Jeans, 2 Dish Towels, 2 Small Towels and 2 Pillowcases). Its higher speed of 1200 rpm makes it better at cleaning too, making it a great choice if you are some who wants spotless cleaning.


 

If you are in the market for a fine washing machine that has all the features, the necessary and comes with a great price the Bosch Front Loader is the one to pick. It comes with a whole host of programs is one of the fastest in its class and comes with a large drum to allow more clothes.


 

Pros

  • Large 7kg capacity

  • Low water consumption (47 litres)

  • Lots of wash programs

  • Easy to use control panel

  • 15 minutes quick wash program

  • Fast 1200 rpm speed

  • ECARF certified

  • Option to pause washing available

  • 2-year machine warranty + 10-year warranty on motor

  • Good value

Cons

  • Consumes more electricity than top loaders

  • Customers noticed high vibrations at max speed

  • No wheels for easy movement

  • No dedicated dryer

Where to buy it?



Best washing machine in India (budget front loading)

The 6.5kg IFB Washing machine

The IFB Senorita Aqua SX comes a close second to the Bosch due to its smaller size (at roughly the same price) and a much slower spin speed. Apart from that, it looks pretty much like the Bosch machine with just a little change in the screen position. The screen is also a little smaller than the Bosch but you have a similar number of programs controlled through the mode dial.


 

You have programs like Wool, Synthetic, Baby wear, Whites along with programs that are based on the number of stains on your clothes like, heavily soiled program, lightly soiled etc. We liked this arrangement as it is more useful to people rather than just names of cloth materials.


 

IFB Washing machine's control panel

Most customers were happy with the product, the features, the wash quality and even the service offered, although some people did complain about extra charges taken during installation for descaling powder, stand, stabilizer. Another issue was that of the washing powder where you have to use premium front-loading powder only which was a problem with even the Bosch machine.


 

The washing machine uses about 43 litres of water which is less than the Bosch, but this is due to its smaller size. It also uses 93 kWh of electricity which is more than most top loaders but is common with most front loaders.



IFB Washing machine's backside

With a 6.5kg drum, the IFB washing machine is suitable for up to 3 shirts, 3 pairs of trousers (Jeans take more space) and 2 single cotton bedsheets, which is somewhere between the needs of 2-3 people. It is slightly smaller than the Bosch washing machine as well as slower by 200 rpm at 1000 rpm. 



If you want a slightly smaller washing machine, which has all the features of the Bosch but also has slightly better service coverage than you can pick the IFB Senorita Aqua SX.



Pros

  • 15-minute turbo wash mode

  • Low water consumption (43 litres)

  • Lots of wash programs

  • Easy to use control panel

  • Option to pause washing available

  • 4-year machine warranty + 10 years spare part support

Cons

  • Consumes more electricity than top loaders

  • No dedicated dryer

  • Slower and smaller than the Bosch

  • No wheels for easy movement

Where to buy it?



Best washing machine in India (budget front loading)

The beautiful MarQ washing machine

Coming in at an unbelievable price of under Rs.20000, the MarQ washing machine truly makes the high-quality front load machine more accessible. It's not even that spartan when you look beyond the price tag. It is well designed, has multiple programs and is easy to use. The reason its third is it comes from a relatively new brand that doesn’t have a huge legacy of making washing machines like Bosch and IFB.


 

MarQ’s latest front loading washing machine may be one of the most affordable ones around (especially given the 7.5kg size) but the design is inspired by some of LG’s high-end washing machines. The blackened machine door, right-sided display and a central scroll wheel all exude style (and LG inspiration) and make the washing machine look like a modern piece of design rather than a mundane piece of appliance.


 

The wash programs are easily selectable from the scroll wheel and they are arranged very well with separate options for heavily and lightly soiled clothes along with programs for cloth materials like synthetics, wool etc.


 

One little issue we can see with the layout of the control panel is that the power on/ start/ stop button isn't visually distinguished from the other buttons. A larger button or a different colour would certainly help, but in the long run its no big deal once you get used to it.


 

Control Panel: MarQ, closer look

Most customers were happy with the product, the features and the wash quality. Customer satisfaction for performance stood at 72% with the most common issues being marginally more noise and vibrations (when compared to other machines). The only other issue people talked about was the service being slow (installation service) and delayed delivery.


 

A closer look at the MarQ Washing machine: The backside

The washing machine uses about 46 litres of water which is less than the Bosch, despite it being larger in size. Electricity consumed will be more than most top loaders but is common with most front loaders.


 

The 7.5kg capacity of the machine means it can easily hold up to 3 shirts, 3 pairs of trousers (Jeans take more space), 2 single cotton bedsheets and some more articles of clothing. It is by far the largest in capacity (Bosch 7kg- MarQ 7.5kg) and even matches the Bosch’s 1200rpm speed. This makes it great for large families with up to 3-4 members and combined that with the low price and it can be a great pick for bachelors staying in a single flat as well.  



If you are in the market for an upgrade over your rusty old top loader but are not too keen on spending a fortune on the Bosch and IFB, then the MarQ makes perfect sense. It offers tremendous value while giving you the essentials of the front load machine.



Pros

  • 18-minute express wash mode

  • 1200rpm washing

  • Low water consumption (43 litres)

  • Lots of wash programs

  • Easy to use control panel

  • Option to pause washing available

  • Does have a hot wash option

  • Amazing value

  • 1-year machine warranty + 3-year motor warranty

Cons

  • Consumes more electricity than top loaders

  • No dedicated dryer

  • No wheels for easy movement

  • Start/Stop button doesn't stand out

  • Makes more noise and vibrations than the others

  • Service needs to step up in reach and turn around

Where to buy it?



Buying Guide to the best front loading washing machine

Having met with popular multi-brand dealers; Reliance Digital, Pai Electronics and Adishwar, we got some valuable advice from them regarding what features to look for before buying a new front loader.


 

If you are new to washing machines and do not know what size to purchase here's what our dealers suggested. If you are going to use the machine daily and will have around 2 pairs of clothes (two shirts and two pants), a bedsheet and a towel you can go for the 6kg machine. If you need to add more shirts (3 pairs) or more bedsheets go for the 7kg machine. If your washing needs are even more go for the 8kg machine.


 

Now that size is taken care of, if you are confused between front loaders and top loaders do check out our dedicated section explaining their differences in the Best Washing Machine (Fully Automatic and Top Loading) article. In short, front loaders are quieter, clean better, need less water, are gentler on your clothes and have a hot water wash facility by default.


 

If you are worried about drying your clothes, then the front loaders offer nearly dry clothes that require you to hand them up for around an hour to be fully dry. While there are front loaders with a dedicated dryer facility (that offer fully dry clothes), the three washing machines we have recommended sadly do not have a full dryer function. The reason for skipping that feature was, dryer enabled washing machines are often priced above Rs.50,000, while are our picks are priced under Rs.30,000.


 

If you, however, do need a machine with dryer the easy way to know if a machine has that feature or not is to look at the name of the machine. The name will include two sizes mentioned Eg. Whirlpool 9kg/6kg machine. The twin size nomenclature means its a machine with dryer facility.


 

Still, have some questions regarding washing machines? Do check out our FAQ section below.



FAQs

  • How to get the product installed?
    The company sends over a technician once your product is delivered

  • If I do not use a stand, does this machine has a risk of rusting due to the wet floor?
    No, the machine should work without any issues even if used without a stand

  • Is there a fuzzy logic/ automatic program?
    Yes these machines have an automatic program

  • Does this have child lock?
    Yes, these machines have a child lock feature

  • Do we need a stabilizer for the washing machine?
    No, it is not required

  • Does it have a delay start functionality?
    Yes, the machines have that option

  • Does it come with a dryer?
    No, none of our best picks have a dryer option


​Final Thoughts

If you are planning on adding a swanky new washing machine to your home and want nothing but the best, get the Bosch Front Loading washing machine which has been the best seller for a long time. It has a large 7kg drum, has the fastest speed, a ton of cold and hot wash programs and a very good price.


 

If however, you need a slightly smaller machine which still has a good wealth of wash programs and performs very well get the IFB Front Loader which has consistently been the second-best seller on Amazon.


 

Finally, the MarQ washing machine offers something that is refreshing. A good quality front loader at top loader price. Add in the larger 7.5kg capacity, smashing looks and it's easily the best front load washing machine in India in the budget category.


 

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