We have done an intense research on all the available Front Load Washing Machine In Indian market and we have come up with these 3 top Front Load Washing Machines.
Well to start with it is needless to say that the front load washing machine market with IFB having 39% market share, LG having 32.6% and Bosch about 10% market share, but growing rapidly by the day. Whirlpool, Samsung and Videocon on the other hand have minority market share and are yet to establish themselves as contenders as market leaders.
3. Bosch 7 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (WAK24268IN)
Bosch comes out with flying colors if we assess it in terms of performance and durability. The WAK24268IN is quite user-friendly, flexible and versatile, thanks to its customizable wash programs.
The washing machine is pretty energy and water efficient. It consumes maximum of 47 L of water and 1 unit electricity for the cotton program which is the most elaborate of wash programs. Even when it runs at maximum RPM, the vibration and noise is minimal compared to other brand front loaders.
Talking about the features, Bosch WAK 24268 has 15 fully customizable wash programs ( in terms of temperature and spin speed) that can be used to wash all varieties of clothes.
If you need to wash your clothes in a jiffy, you can use the Speed Perfect function that reduces wash time by up to 65%. Of course, you can expect observable difference in wash quality when you opt for this function. On the contrary, if you need your fabrics to be completely free off detergent and other residues, allergy plus wash program will do just that for you. Next, even if you unfortunately forget to add a piece of clothing for wash, you can add it mid-cycle with the laundry add feature
When you check the wash quality, the performance is quite satisfactory with minimal vibration and noise. The washing machine’s foam detection system dilutes the lather in case it finds that you have added more detergent than required leading to excessive lathering.
2. Bosch 7 Kg Fully Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine WAK24168IN
Bosch sells some of the best quality washing machines in India. With high wash quality, quiet and vibration free operations, it is one of the best options for a family with 4 to 6 members.
The washing machine has 14 wash programs and can run at maximum RPM of 1200 cycles, facilitating faster drying. Note however that RPM and temperature of individual wash programs cannot be adjusted. Also, maximum temperature at which the wash program functions is 60 degrees Celsius.
Other noteworthy features include Speed Perfect which reduces wash time by up to 65%; Active Water which is a fancy name for fuzzy logic which adjusts the duration and water consumption according to wash load; Reload function which allows you to add laundry mid-cycle; Drum clean that removes lint and other residues to enhance wash quality and life of the drum.
In addition, the foam detection technology detects extra foam in the drum and facilitates additional intake of water to dilute and expel the foam. Though it increases the wash duration, it is a feature that helps expel stain and maintain the wash quality.
The manufacturers claim that the washing machine functions at low water pressure, however most reviews cite otherwise. Many consumers have faced problems as the washing machine demands water flow of 7-9 liter per minute for optimal functioning.
Overall, WAK24168 is a high performance washing machine which works by consuming minimal water and electricity without compromising on wash quality, performance or durability. Now, if you would like to adjust the spin speed, temperature and other settings of each wash program, then we recommend you to take a look at Bosch’s latest offering WAK24264IN.
- LG 6 kg Fully-Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (FH0H3NDNL02)
LG FH0H3NDNL02 is an upgrade to their previous model LG FH0B8NDL22 6 kg Front Loading Washing Machine. The price has decreased and the differences are quite nominal. There are a few differences in the wash program and the control panel is completely touch based without any buttons.
The washing machine has 13 wash programs namely, Baby care, skin care, duvet, easy care, mix, cotton large, cotton. Sportswear, delicate, wool, intensive 60, Quick 30, Rinse and Spin. Compared to the previous model, cotton eco has been replaced with Cotton large in FH0H3NDNL02.
The maximum RPM of the washing machine remains at 1000 cycles. The temperature can be chosen from cold, 20, 30, 40, 60 and 95 degree. In the older model, 20 degree was not available—again seems like a difference for name sake.
In terms of appearance, the main difference is the touch control panel devoid of any buttons. It gives a sophisticated appeal. The manufacturers claim the touch control panel to be water proof. However, to be on the safer side, it is advisable to keep the panel completely away from water.
The wash quality is pretty good, thanks to the 6D washing system that comprises of stepping, filtration, scrubbing, tumble, rolling and swing.As with all LG washing machines, LG FH0H3NDNL02 also has invert drive technology that runs without belt. Manufacturers claim it reduces wear and tear and enhances durability. However, experts are of the opinion that there is no noteworthy difference between the conventional technologies and invert drive.