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10 Best Front Load Washers

Laundry may feel like the bane of your existence, but it doesn’t have to be. Noisy, unreliable washers can be a thing of the past. You don’t even need a lot of room anymore. Many washers come in compact versions or even serve as washer-dryer combos. If you don’t have access to laundry ventilation, don’t worry. The have ventless models as well.

With so many options it may be hard to know where to start. Know where you want to put your machine and what you want it to do is a great place to start. Fortunately, you won’t have to sacrifice function for energy savings, many machines do both. Below are the top ten front loading washing machines.

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1. LG Stackable Front Load Washer


LG WM1388HW 2.3 Cu. Ft. White Stackable Front Load Washer - Energy Star best front-loading washers


This 2.3 cubic foot front-loading washer has a 4.2 cubic foot loading capacity. Nine wash cycles include permanent press, cotton/normal, bulky/large, sanitary, babywear, delicates, handwash, speed wash, and drain and spin. This spacious washing machine comes with 10 washing options, including water plus, and has a SenseClean sensor. This unit is quiet and stable and will fit into a space that is at least 28 inches deep and 25 inches wide.

2. GE Front Load Steam Washer


Crossover Front Load Washer 3.5 Cubic Feet Professional Quality, Heavy Duty Bearings, Seals Suspension for Super-Long, Reliable Life. Coin Box Included. best front loading washer


This 27” front loading washing machine has a 4.5 cubic foot laundry capacity. An internal water heat boosts the water temperature to increase its cleaning power while the sanitize with oxi kills 99.9 percent of bacteria. This GE washer provides superior cleaning power to leave laundry fresh and stain-free, removing even tough stains such as dirt, wine, and blood.

3. Encore 3.5 Cubic Foot Washer


Crossover Non-Metered 120 Volts Front Load Washer 3.5 Cu. Ft. Professional Quality, heavy duty bearings, seals and suspension for super-long, reliable life. Low maintenance. best front loading washer

Equator 24-inch Compact Washer is specially designed for small spaces. This front-loading, high-efficiency washer has a max spin speed of 1200 RPM and a capacity of 1.6 cubic feet. The stainless-steel drum is designed for durability while the quite function reduces noise. This space-saving washer features a start/pause function, easy-open coin trap, and an Automatic Water Level to save water. The Equator compact washer is perfect for efficiencies, studio apartments, and RV’s. Includes winterize feature.


4. Equator 24-inch Compact All-in-One Combo Washer-Dryer

Equator 24 inch Compact New Version All-in-One Combo Washer-Dryer, Vented or Ventless, 1200 RPM, Auto Water, Auto Dry, Winterize, Quiet, Fully Digital in White 2019 Model best front loading washer

This all-in-one washer-dryer combo is the ultimate in space-saving. This machine does it all. This super combo has a 13-pound capacity and features an easy to operate two-step system. The one-button convertible venting/condensing drying system merges the functions of a washer and a dryer into one unit while the Quiet function reduces noise. The delay wash function allows you to program the start time up to 24 hours later. The winterize feature makes this washer-dryer combo perfect for RVs.

5. Splendide White Vented Combo Washer/Dryer


Splendide WD2100XC White Vented Combo Washer/Dryer best front loading washer


With this combo, Splendide has delivered extra capacity in a compact unit. The extra-wide door makes loading easy, and the machine runs quietly despite its super-fast 1200 rpm spin speed. Setting up a wash-dry cycle is a breeze, simply chose a wash cycle, set the dry time and press start. This combo will do everything else. Automatic water level controls determine the exact amount of water needed, so you don’t have to pay more for utilities than you need to. This combo has a 15-pound wet capacity and an 11-pound dry capacity, making it the perfect investment for small spaces.

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6. Samsung 27″ Energy Star Front-Load Washer


LG WM3997HWA Ventless 4.3 Cu. Ft. Capacity Steam Washer/Dryer Combination with TurboWash, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System, NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum, Allergiene Cycle in White best front-loading washer


This extra-large capacity front loading washing can handle up to 5 cubic feet of laundry. Samsung has designed this washer to deep clean with steam and 14 preset wash cycles that allow for precise settings. The PowerFoam feature optimizes laundry detergent for a deep clean that smells and looks great.


7. Dometic Ventless Washer Dryer Combo

Dometic WDCVLB2 Ventless Washer Dryer Combo Black best front loading washer


Why buy two machines when one machine can do the job? Dometic has designed a ventless washer-dryer combo that can clean up to 15lbs of laundry. Now you don’t need to cut a hole in the wall for your dryer. The combo has 10 wash cycles with additional rinse and spin cycles and uses 20 percent less water than its leading competitors. Used water can drain into the sink, shower, or gray water tank, making it easy to place the washing machine almost anywhere.

8. Kenmore 41302 Front Load Washer


Kenmore 41302 4.5 cu ft. Front Load Washer with Steam and Accela Wash in White, includes delivery and hookup best front loading washer

One of the most trusted names in washers and dryers offers a 4.5 cubic foot capacity washer that can handle up to 27 large towels all at once. Kenmore is still a leader of technology. The Cold Clean Cycle deep cleans clothes with cold water just as well as other machines do with warm water, saving you energy and extending the life of your clothes. The Steam Treat option eliminates the need for pre-treating clothes while StainBoost and the Kenmore Triple Action Impeller deep clean. The Deep Fill option optimizes water usages and Accela Wash technology can complete a full-size load of laundry in under 30 minutes. The Add Garment option lets you add clothes even after the wash cycle has begun. Kenmore has thrown down the gauntlet on clean clothes technology, and you are perfectly poised to reap the rewards.


9. LG Steam Washer/Dryer Combination


LG WM3997HWA Ventless 4.3 Cu. Ft. Capacity Steam Washer/Dryer Combination with TurboWash, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System, NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum, Allergiene Cycle in White best front loading washer


Washer dryer combos are not reserved for RVs anymore. This extra capacity washer-dryer has a 4.3 cubic foot tub, however still saves space by serving as a two-in-one appliance. This ventless machine is an excellent option for those who don’t have access to laundry ventilation. It has 14 washing programs and five temperature settings. TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System minimizes noisy tub movement and the TurboWash technology saves up to 20 minutes on larger loads. Upgrade that standard laundry room by installing a space-saving combo unit.

10. Crossover Front Load Washer

Crossover Front Load Washer 3.5 Cubic Feet Professional Quality, Heavy Duty Bearings, Seals Suspension for Super-Long, Reliable Life. Coin Box Included. best front loading washer


This commercial-grade washer has an extra-large capacity with over a 22-pound double capacity. This heavy-duty washer lasts up to 60 percent longer than other washing machines. It also uses 60 percent less water and dries 15 minutes faster thanks to the 1000 RPM / 350 G- force spin speed. This professional-quality washer is designed with heavy-duty suspension, bearing, and seals for long-lasting performance.

Compact, extra-large, commercial, combination, each option offers its own benefits. There is a variety of machines at each price point. It’s just a matter of selecting the appliance that will work right for you.

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By BCR Staff

July 2019

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