When clothing instructions read "hand wash with care", you might put up your hands and leave it for another day. But maybe it’s time to upgrade your washer at home because some washing machines can actually solve that problem for you. The best kinds are quiet, stable and equipped with various fabric and dryer features.
Check out our picks from Amazon, and bring home a front-load washing machine of your choice from trusted brands. Why front-loaders? They're known to consume less water and energy than top-loading machines. To make it even easier on your wallet, some offer monthly instalment payments with certain banks. And others give you great value, like compatibility with Home Connect app, which lets you control your washer remotely from your smartphone.
1. Best Overall: Hoover Washing Machine Front Load Fully Automatic, 7KG
- 15 modes include sportswear, rapid, allergy-safe modes
- Doesn't shake
- Quieter than most machines, according to reviews
- Only 7kg load
- Looks outdated
If you're looking for a quick, no-fuss buy, check out Hoover's front-loader. Though its drum can only hold 7kgs of load, Hoover's automatic washing machine is quiet and stable on its legs, according to reviews. It takes care of your most immediate needs - from washing jeans and sports wear to sweaters and delicates - and lets you add another layer of protection by choosing the allergy safe mode. In this mode, the machine washes at a constant temperature to fight off germs and bacteria on your clothes, removing pollen and leftover detergent. Then there are days when a rapid wash will do (saving you water and energy) with the 15-minute rapid programme.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh86.55 for 12 months with select banks.
Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh86 and two years for Dh121.
2. Best for Colour Clothes: Whirlpool 7kg Front Load Washing Machine
- Keeps coloured clothes from fading
- Laundry is kept fresh inside the drum
- Timer feature
- Can be a little noisy
- Only 7kg load
We’ve all accidentally forgotten wet laundry inside the drum, then having to run the cycle again to get rid of the odour. Whirlpool’s front-loading washing machine gently tumbles the washed load long after it’s done, even for several hours, to keep the laundry fresh. Another concern could be your bright clothing losing their colour after a few washes – the Colours 15°Plus mode protects the colours from fading and bleeding while washing at 15°C. You can even set your load to wash at a specific time using the Start Delay feature.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh88.92 for 12 months with select banks.
Warranty: The manufacturer offers one-year warranty on the product. Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh86 and two years for Dh121.
3. Best Smart Appliance: Bosch Serie 8 Washing Machine, Front Loader, 9kg
- 9kg capacity
- Smartphone control
- Reload function
Want to switch on your washer when you’re heading home from work so that it’s done just in time for you to put the clothes out to dry? It’s possible with the Home Connect app that this high-tech Bosch washer is equipped with! This washing machine is smart - it has two automatic programs for hard-wearing or sensitive fabrics, so you can ensure your clothes are washed at the right temperature for the right duration. And its reload functionality allows you to add missed socks or other articles of clothing, even in the middle of a wash cycle.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh386.17 for 12 months with select banks. Add professional installation services for free.
Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh284 and two years for Dh404.
4. Best for Abayas: Panasonic 12kg Wash and 8kg Dry, 1400 RPM, Front Load Washer Dryer
- Abaya wash feature
- Reload option to pause and add
- Several wash modes to pick from
- Requires professional installation
Have you ever wanted to stop a wash cycle to add more clothes? Panasonic’s front load washer lets you do just that with its ‘pause and add’ feature. It’s a washer and dryer in one, with a 12kg capacity limit for the former and 8kg for the latter. Among jeans-, wool- and sportswear-only modes, you can now take your abaya for a spin using the delicate mode, worry-free. If you’re in a hurry, your fresh laundry will be ready in 15 minutes on ‘quick wash’.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh233.80 for 12 months with select banks. Add professional installation services for free.
Warranty: The manufacturer offers one-year warranty on the product and a 10-year warranty on the motor. Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh150, two years for Dh189 and three years for Dh270.
5. Best for Saving Energy: Samsung 8kg 1200 RPM Diamond Drum
- Energy-saving cold water
- Lathers detergent in cool temperatures
- Stain-soaking feature
- Smart troubleshooting
- On the louder side
- Some cycles take long
Samsung’s all-white front loader saves energy by washing your laundry in cool water – but don’t worry, it uses an eco-bubble technology to lather the detergent. Another feature targets stubborn stains by soaking clothes with just a touch of a button. You can even troubleshoot the machine using your smartphone.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh125.97 for 12 months with select banks. Add professional installation services for free.
Warranty: The manufacturer offers a one-year warranty on the product. Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh114 and two years for Dh162.
6. Best Budget: FLEXY Germany 8 KG Fully Automatic
- Value for money
- Reload function
- Delay start feature
- Not enough reviews
- Limited wash options
- Loud at 75 decibels
Flexy keeps it simple and straightforward with its budget-friendly front-loader. For a relatively affordable rate, you get to enjoy all the basic features of a modern washing machine like child lock, delayed start timer, anti-allergy and most importantly, a reload option. It can wash up to 8kgs of laundry in one go and is rated A+++ for its energy efficiency by the Label 2020 Project.
Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh70.75 for 12 months with select banks.
Warranty: The manufacturer offers two-year warranty on the product. Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh57 and two years for Dh81.
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