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The best front-loading washing machines on the market
Compare top brands including AEG, Bosch and Hoover
Independent & impartial evaluation of every washing machine based on features, reviews and price
To Find the Best Washing Machines We Impartially Analysed: 4,650 Washing Machine Models 14,500 Washing Machine Reviews 187 Washing Machine Prices
To Find the Best Washing Machines We Impartially Analysed:
4,650 Washing Machine Models
14,500 Washing Machine Reviews
187 Washing Machine Prices
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#1

84

Samsung WA52J8700

982 Reviews + 1 Award
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$549.99

Best Buy
12kg
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n/a
1,100 RPM
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Platinum
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Top
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$220
Over 10 years
Nov 2017
The cheapest washing machine for large families around, with very good features and a recent release date
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#2

82

LG WM9000H

238 Reviews
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$799.00

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1,300 RPM
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Graphite
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Front
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(Unknown)
Feb 2018
A positively reviewed and fully featured 1,300 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine, with a recent release date
#3

82

Zanussi ZWF81443W

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$691.19

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8kg
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58dB
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1,400 RPM
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White
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Front
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$370
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
The cheapest washing machine for small families around
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#4

79

LG WT1901C

6 Reviews
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$805.10

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950 RPM
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Black
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Top
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(Unknown)
Jan 2018
A very highly rated and fully featured 950 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine, with a recent release date
#5

78

LG WM5000H

27 Reviews
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$999.00

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1,300 RPM
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(Unknown)
Jan 2018
A very highly rated and fully featured 1,300 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine, with a recent release date
#6

77

Bosch WAT28401UC

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$1,074.10

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7.5kg
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52dB
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1,400 RPM
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White
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(Unknown)
Jun 2015
A fully featured and astoundingly economical to run 7.5kg capacity washing machine
#7

77

Bosch WAT28400UC

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$944.99

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7kg
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54dB
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1,400 RPM
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White
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(Unknown)
Jun 2015
An amazingly economical to run and fully featured 7kg capacity washing machine
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#8

77

Samsung WF45K6500AV

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$749.99

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8kg
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n/a
1,300 RPM
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Black
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(Unknown)
Nov 2016
An spectacularly economical to run and very popular 8kg capacity washing machine, with very good features
#9

77

LG WM3170CW

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$999.99

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9kg
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n/a
1,300 RPM
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White
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(Unknown)
Feb 2015
An amazingly economical to run and fully featured 9kg capacity washing machine
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#10

77

Samsung WF45K6200AZ

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$699.95

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9kg
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1,300 RPM
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Blue
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(Unknown)
Nov 2016
A remarkably economical to run and fully featured 9kg capacity washing machine
#11

77

Frigidaire FFFW5000QW

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$549.00

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8kg
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n/a
1,200 RPM
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White
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(Unknown)
Aug 2015
A breathtakingly economical to run and fully featured 8kg capacity washing machine
#12

76

Samsung WA50M7450

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$549.99

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16kg
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n/a
800 RPM
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Platinum
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$190
Over 10 years
May 2017
A giant capacity and best selling 800 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine, with many positive recommendations and amazingly low running costs
#13

76

AEG L9FE86495

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$1,242.58

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9kg
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47dB
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1,400 RPM
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White
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$230
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
A stunningly economical to run and fully featured 9kg capacity washing machine
#14

76

LG WM3670

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$695.30

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9kg
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1,300 RPM
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Graphite
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$240
Over 10 years
May 2017
An extremely economical to run and very popular 9kg capacity washing machine, with great features
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#15

76

Bosch WAYH87W0

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$1,154.24

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8kg
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48dB
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1,400 RPM
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White
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$260
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
A staggeringly quiet and very economical to run 8kg capacity washing machine, with great features
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#16

76

Bosch WAY287W5

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$1,025.49

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8kg
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44dB
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1,400 RPM
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White
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$260
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A very economical to run and fully featured 8kg capacity washing machine
#17

76

Siemens WM4YH7W0

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$1,224.26

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8kg
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48dB
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1,400 RPM
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White
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$260
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A fully featured and very economical to run 8kg capacity washing machine
#18

76

Siemens WM16W541

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$1,011.94

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8kg
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47dB
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1,551 RPM
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White
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$260
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
A very economical to run and staggeringly quiet 8kg capacity washing machine, with very good features
#19

76

Siemens WM14W570

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$1,002.90

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8kg
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47dB
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1,360 RPM
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White
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$260
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
A remarkably quiet and very economical to run 8kg capacity washing machine, with very good features
#20

76

LG WM9500HKA

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$1,795.10

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10kg
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1,300 RPM
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$280
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
A very economical to run and gigantic capacity 1,300 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine, with great features

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What Are The Best Washing Machine Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every washing machine and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated washing machine brand is AEG with an average rating of 0%. Compare all award winning washing machines.

Logo Brand Number of Washing Machines Price Range Average Rating
AEG Washing Machines 23 $819 - $1,469
Other Washing Machine Brands 58 $299 - $1,795

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Better brand
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$549.99
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run over five
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A lot bigger
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$749.99
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$695.30
$55 cheaper
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$549.99
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QHow much is a kilogram of laundry when measuring capacity?
A1kg of washing equates to approximately a single change of clothes (for example top, jeans, underwear, socks). Therefore an 8kg washing machine will be able to hold clothing approximate to 8 'outfits'
QWhat is the average noise of a washing machine?
AOn average, washing machines make between 50-60db of noise. This means the are fairly quiet - nothing that will disrupt daily life.
QWhat is the benefit of faster spin speed?
AFaster spin speeds mean that the water will be removed from the clothing faster and more efficiently, meaning they are less damp at the end of the cycle.
QWhat is a load balancing system?
AA load balancing system helps to spread the clothes evenly around the drum of the washing machine, rather than have them all bunch in a single place. This helps keep the machine more stable while in the spin cycle.

Washing Machine Buying Guide

Washing machines come in 2 different forms - top loading or front loading. While these two forms largely do the same thing, there are some small advantages and differences between them:

Top Loading

These washing machines tend to be older, and don’t have quite as much power, but because of this they are quieter and cheaper. Clothes are loaded into a hatch in the top of the machine - because of this they require less bending to load, which may be a boon for elderly people or those with back problems. The top-loading means that it can’t be stacked under other white goods, since you’ll need access to the top of the machine.

Front Loading

These comprise of the majority of washing machines. Clothes are loaded into a hole in the front of the machine. These machines generally are newer and have more power than top loading machines, though are also more expensive. This extra power comes with increased noise and vibration, which may be detrimental depending on where you’re going to be installing the machine. Finally, some brands of front loading machines can be stacked on top of each other, saving valuable space in flats and smaller utility rooms.

Additionally, some washing machines come as integrated - meaning they are altered to look like a cupboard or part of the work surface. These types of machines generally cost more than a standalone model, but may be worth the expense to gain a more streamlined and design-focussed kitchen.

Spin Speed, Noise & Vibration

Most modern washing machines will have a spin cycle that can run at the end of the wash, to remove excess water and mean the clothes dry faster. Higher spin speeds mean the clothes dry faster and more efficiently, but there is a tradeoff: higher spin speeds mean more noise and vibration from the machine while it is running.

Noise levels for washing machines are measures in Db - most washing machines fall between 60-70Db, which is generally equivalent to the noise of a vacuum cleaner running.

Vibration is harder to measure, but generally speaking the faster the spin speed, the more the machine will move around when you use it. Newer models have special technology to reduce the amount of vibration given off by the spin cycle - look for these machines if you want quieter washing cycles.

Capacity & Size Of Machine

The capacity of the drum in your washing machine will determine how many clothes you can fit in a single wash. Drum capacity is measured in Kg, with a single Kg being equivalent to a single outfit. Bigger washing machines have bigger capacities, which may be necessary for families - single people and couples may find it far cheaper and more energy efficient to buy a smaller machine.

Programs

Modern washing machines come with a variety of different programs to handle different types of clothing, levels of dirt, etc. Most machines will include programs for white and coloured washing, as well as delicates and quick cycles. More advanced machines may also have more specialist programs, with cycles catering specifically to the safe washing of woollen jumpers, pillows, jeans and even shoes. While not all of these programs may be necessary, more programs is generally a good sign of a higher-end and more capable washing machine.

All washing machines are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used per wash, and the cheaper the washing machine will be to run. Look for a machine graded at A++ or above for the best efficiency in daily use.

Washing Machine Retailers, Prices and Features

Washing Machine Prices

Washing machines range in price from $299 to $1,796 and in total we found prices for 81 washing machines. On average, a new washing machine costs $916 and 80% of washing machines are priced between $550 and $1,243. The Samsung WA40J3000AW is the cheapest washing machine at only $299, and LG WM9500HKA is the most expensive at $1,795.

Washing Machine Brands - Price Range

AEG washing machines start at $819 and their most expensive washing machine costs $1,469. The average price of AEG washing machines is $1,113 which is the highest average price of all washing machine brands.

Bosch washing machines start at $570 and their most expensive washing machine costs $1,241. The average price of Bosch washing machines is $950 which is the second highest average price of all washing machine brands.

The average price of Siemens washing machines is $941 which is the third highest average price of all washing machine brands. Siemens washing machines start at $587 and their most expensive washing machine costs $1,262.

Washing Machine Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 56 expert reviews and 8,547 user reviews for washing machines written online and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of washing machine. The top three washing machine brands are Hisense, Fisher & Paykel and Hotpoint. Hisense has an average rating of 97%, Fisher & Paykel has an average rating of 95% and Hotpoint has an average rating of 92%.

Biggest Washing Machine Retailers

We found 70 current offers for washing machines from eBay making it the biggest washing machine retailer. That is over 4 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Best Buy for whom we found 16 current offers for washing machines. The third biggest retailer is Appliances Connection with 14 current washing machine offers.

When Are Most New Washing Machines Released?

Most new washing machines tend to be released between August and October. If you want the latest washing machine features you may want to consider waiting until August 2018. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current washing machines tend to drop off when the next models are released. In October 2017 170 new washing machines were released making it the biggest month that year for new washing machine releases. In 2016 most new washing machines were released in August, with 332 new washing machines released that month. The biggest month in 2015 for new washing machine releases was July, with 244 new washing machines released that month.

How Fast Do Washing Machine Prices Drop After Release?

New washing machines drop in price by an average of 9% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical washing machine costing $916 you could save on average $85 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Drum Capacities

The amount of clothes that the washing machine drum can hold, measured in kilograms.

The drum capacities of washing machines range from 1.5kg to 18kg. The drum capacities of most washing machines range from 7.9kg to 8.7kg. The SamsungWA50M7450, which sells for $549.99, has the biggest drum capacity and is a 16kg capacity washing machine. The SamsungWA50M7450 has the smallest drum capacity. This washing machine is a 5kg capacity washing machine and sells for $544.99.

A bigger drum capacity means that the washing machine can hold more clothes at once.

Noise Levels

This denotes how much noise the washing machine makes when it's in use, measures in decibels (dB).

The noise levels of washing machines range from 41dB to 86dB. The noise levels of most washing machines range from 50dB to 55dB. The washing machine with the loudest noise level is the AEGL7FE76684, which is a 79dB noise level washing machine and is on sale for $1,299.21. The AEGL7FE76684, which can be purchased for $1,261.61, has the quietest noise level and is a 41dB noise level washing machine.

Less noise makes for a nicer atmosphere while your wash is running, and means the machine is less likely to disturb and annoy people.

Maximum Spin Speeds

The quickest that the washing machine can spin, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM).

Across the range of washing machines, the maximum spin speeds range from 700 RPM to 2,800 RPM. The maximum spin speeds of most washing machines range from 1,350 RPM to 1,440 RPM. The washing machine with the fastest maximum spin speed is the AEGL7FE76684, which is a 1,600 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine and can be purchased for $1,299.21. The washing machine with the slowest maximum spin speed is the AEGL7FE76684, which is a 700 RPM maximum spin speed washing machine and is priced at $719.99.

A faster spin speed means the clothes will have water spun out of them faster and more efficiently - making the overall wash time shorter.

Colours

The most frequently found colour amongst new washing machines is White. We found 1,213 washing machines that are washing machines that have a White coloured. We found 108 washing machines that are washing machines that have a Black coloured, making this the second most common colour amongst new washing machines.

Loading Types

The way in which the device is loaded e.g. front load, top load.

Amongst new washing machines, the most frequently found loading type is front. We found 1,270 washing machines that are washing machines that have a front loading. We found 79 washing machines that are washing machines that have a top loading, making top the second most popular loading type amongst new washing machines.

Biggest Washing Machine Retailers

We found 70 current offers for washing machines from eBay making it the biggest washing machine retailer. That is over 4 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Best Buy for whom we found 16 current offers for washing machines. The third biggest retailer is Appliances Connection with 14 current washing machine offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Washing Machines?

With the cheapest price on 65 washing machines, eBay is most frequently the cheapest washing machine retailer.

Proportion of Washing Machines for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest store by number of washing machine for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 92.9% of its washing machines.